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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.]] the +8 whip "Snakebite"

+8 whip

Curare (Upgraded venom brand))


"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, 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.


Before 0.19 Snakenbite merely poisoned opponents instead of inflicting curare poison.

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.