Sceptre of Torment
|An accursed golden sceptre, created by some unknown hellish power. When used in combat, it causes agonising pain in all those unfortunate enough to gaze upon it.|
Forces Symbol of Torment
Torment triggers on 50% of attacks
The sceptre of Torment is a poor base weapon with a decent enchantment value and an absolutely staggering special ability - it passively inflicts torment on everything in your line of sight (including you). When facing anything that isn't torment immune, this is an extremely effective weapon for quickly cutting everything on-screen down to size, though only if you happen to be undead, lichform, or torment resistant yourself. The living will take enough self-damage wielding this that they'd be placing themselves in serious danger every fight (though rN+++ followers of Kiku, gargoyles, and Statue Form-users might be able to trim the damage down enough to make it tempting). For torment-immune enemies, it's a very poor weapon choice, so bring a backup for demons and the undead.
Prior to 0.20, the Sceptre of Torment also had a very small chance of activating each turn when you weren't attacking with it.
In 0.17, the Sceptre of Torment became a staff instead of a mace.
Prior to 0.15, the Sceptre of Torment was a +7, +6 weapon.