Scroll of enchant armour

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Type Scroll
Name Scroll of enchant armour
Icon Scroll of enchant armour.png

Reading a scroll of enchant armour will immediately add +1 to the enchantment level of any piece of armour in your inventory, increasing its AC by 1. If the item is cursed, it will be uncursed as well. These scrolls can affect any kind of armour, be it headgear, gloves, cloaks, boots, shields, or body armor.

Unlike scrolls of enchant weapon, scrolls of enchant armour have no chance of failure; the selected armour will always improve unless it is already maximally enchanted or is an artefact. See the chart below for maximum armour enchantment levels:

Maximum Enchantment Levels
Body Armour +(Armour's base AC)
Barding +4
Any shield +3
All other armour +2

Along with improving your armour's AC, enchanting also improves your armour's ability to resist corrosion. As your armour's enchantment level rises, its chance of corrosion falls. This reaches 100% immunity at +5, although only the heavier body armours can be enchanted that high.

Finally, these scrolls can be used to turn a dragon or troll hide into its corresponding armour. These armours have additional benefits that make them extremely useful.


  • Scrolls of enchant armour are one of the only scroll types that don't automatically identify when read. They will only do so if you use them on a piece of armour. Using them on anything else will waste the scroll and leave it unidentified.
  • Since these scrolls are fairly rare, if you don't have conservation, stash or use them as soon as you get them lest they be destroyed by hostile fire attacks.
  • It might be tempting to save these for when you've found a dragon armour you'd like to fully enchant and use for the rest of the game, but be aware that surviving that long is much more difficult if your defenses are miserably low. Don't be too stingy with them in the early- and mid-game if you're having difficulty progressing.
  • If you don't have an obvious use for these scrolls, you can save them for when you need to satisfy the requirements of a treasure trove portal.
  • Although artefact items can't be further enchanted through use of these scrolls, they can still be uncursed. This is an extremely wasteful practice, however, as scrolls of remove curse are much more common and can affect multiple cursed items at once. Consider this only as a last resort.