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{{flavour|A double-ended whip made from the cured hides of black mambas, and enchanted with toxins ranging from ordinary venoms to asphyxiating curare.}}
 
{{flavour|A double-ended whip made from the cured hides of black mambas, and enchanted with toxins ranging from ordinary venoms to asphyxiating curare.}}
 
[[File:Whip_snakebite.png]] '''''the +8 whip "Snakebite"'''''
 
[[File:Whip_snakebite.png]] '''''the +8 whip "Snakebite"'''''
+8 [[whip]]
 
  
Curare (Upgraded [[venom]] brand))<br>
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+8 [[whip]]<br>
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[[Curare]] (Upgraded [[venom]] brand))<br>
 
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==Desirability==
 
==Desirability==
"'''Snakebite'''" is a rather useful weapon for much of the game, providing somewhat powerful, fast attacks with a unique [[brand]] and a useful resistance. In addition to its regular poison effect, it has a chance to inflict [[curare]] on 40% of hits, [[slow]]ing and [[asphyxiation|asphyxiating]] affected enemies. However, its base damage is fairly low, making it a poor choice for handling high-[[AC]] enemies, and its brand proves useless against anything with poison resistance including the many [[demon]]ic and [[undead]] opponents you'll find in the end-game.
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'''Snakebite'''<ref>{{source ref|0.23.0|art-data.txt|607}}</ref> is a rather useful weapon for much of the game, providing somewhat powerful, fast attacks with a unique [[brand]] and a useful resistance. In addition to its regular poison effect, it has a chance to inflict [[curare]] on 40% of hits, [[slow|slowing]] and [[asphyxiation|asphyxiating]] affected enemies. However, its base damage is fairly low, making it a poor choice for handling high-[[AC]] enemies, and its brand proves useless against anything with poison resistance including the many [[demon|demonic]] and [[undead]] opponents you'll find in the end-game.
  
A rare vault in the early [[Lair]] is guaranteed to contain Snakebite; it consists of a long, winding corridor filled with [[adder]]s, [[water moccasin]]s, and [[black mamba]]s, with Snakebite sitting at the very end.
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A rare vault in the early [[Lair]] is guaranteed to contain Snakebite; it consists of a long, winding corridor filled with [[adder|adders]], [[water moccasin|water moccasins]], and [[black mamba|black mambas]], with Snakebite sitting at the very end.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
*Before [[0.19]] Snakebite merely poisoned opponents instead of inflicting [[curare]] poison.
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*Prior to [[0.19]], Snakebite merely poisoned opponents instead of inflicting [[curare]].
 
*Prior to [[0.15]], Snakebite had an enchantment of +5.
 
*Prior to [[0.15]], Snakebite had an enchantment of +5.
 
*Prior to [[0.14]], Snakebite had an enchantment of +5, +10, but could only inflict mundane poison.
 
*Prior to [[0.14]], Snakebite had an enchantment of +5, +10, but could only inflict mundane poison.
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==References==
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[[Category:Unrands]]
 
[[Category:Unrands]]
 
[[Category:Maces & Flails]]
 
[[Category:Maces & Flails]]

Revision as of 22:09, 8 May 2019

Version 0.23: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
A double-ended whip made from the cured hides of black mambas, and enchanted with toxins ranging from ordinary venoms to asphyxiating curare.

Whip snakebite.png the +8 whip "Snakebite"

+8 whip
Curare (Upgraded venom brand))
rPois

Desirability

Snakebite[1] is a rather useful weapon for much of the game, providing somewhat powerful, fast attacks with a unique brand and a useful resistance. In addition to its regular poison effect, it has a chance to inflict curare on 40% of hits, slowing and asphyxiating affected enemies. However, its base damage is fairly low, making it a poor choice for handling high-AC enemies, and its brand proves useless against anything with poison resistance including the many demonic and undead opponents you'll find in the end-game.

A rare vault in the early Lair is guaranteed to contain Snakebite; it consists of a long, winding corridor filled with adders, water moccasins, and black mambas, with Snakebite sitting at the very end.

History

  • Prior to 0.19, Snakebite merely poisoned opponents instead of inflicting curare.
  • Prior to 0.15, Snakebite had an enchantment of +5.
  • Prior to 0.14, Snakebite had an enchantment of +5, +10, but could only inflict mundane poison.

References