Trident of the Octopus King

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This trident was stolen many years ago from the Octopus King's garden by a really unimportant and already dead man. But beware of the Octopus King's wrath!

Trident of the octopus king.png the +8 trident of the Octopus King

+8 trident

Venom brand
+50 MR


The trident of the Octopus King is an excellent weapon if you find it early on, as it carries a decent brand, three useful resistances, and solid enchantments. Unfortunately, its damage output is a little low for the late game, and its brand is useless against demons and undead. Even so, it's a decent swap item if you suddenly find yourself suddenly in dire need of electricity or magic resistance.

Although it's unlikely to make a major difference, each ring of the Octopus King you wear while wielding this trident increases its enchantment by +2, up to a theoretical (but extraordinarily unlikely) maximum of +24.

In spite of the flavour text, there is no risk involved with possession of this artefact.


  • In 0.19, the bonus from the rings of the Octopus King will be increased to +2 each, letting the trident reach a potential maximum enchantment of +24.
  • Prior to 0.15, the trident of the Octopus King had an enchantment of +10, +4, and rings of the Octopus King had no effect upon it.