Lajatang of Order
|Legend says that once the staff was the favoured weapon of the many priests of Zin. Long ago Zin bestowed this gift upon a favoured worshipper.|
The lajatang of Order is an excellent weapon, providing good, fast damage output in general, and excellent damage when dealing with silver-vulnerable enemies. Just as impressive is the fact that it provides mutation resistance, duplicating the effects of an amulet of resist mutation without filling the amulet equipment slot (ironically, this also makes it much less desirable for actual worshipers of Zin and other characters who already have mutation resistance). Melee characters, particularly those who have already trained Staves, may well want this as their main melee weapon. Other melee fighters, as well as casters using enhancer staves, may want to keep it around as a swap for monsters that can cast malmutate (all of which are chaotic, and will thus suffer extra damage).
In 0.18, the artifact rMut property was changed to only give 66% resistance instead of 90%. Also, the amulet of resist mutation was removed, leaving this artifact as one of the few remaining sources of mutation resistance.
The lajatang of Order was added in 0.14.