Can't curse my weapon, workarounds?


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Snake Sneak

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Joined: Friday, 23rd January 2015, 13:15

Post Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 14:04

Can't curse my weapon, workarounds?

With a holy weapon equipped, fully bound, I cast Necromutation, which unequipped the weapon but also uncursed it. When I want to recurse it, I get the message "You don't have any cursable items." But the weapon is not cursed, and my skills unfortunately reflect that fact. :(
I tried switching weapons or dropping it but the weapon stays uncursed. Any workarounds to make the sword cursable again?

  Code:
 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.23-a0-7-g557ef7e (webtiles) character file.

HANFGEIST the Acrobat (Gnoll Wizard)              Turns: 119843, Time: 17:21:17

HP:   233/233 (237) AC: 35    Str: 18    XL:     27
MP:   35/60         EV: 44    Int: 39    God:    Ashenzari [******]
Gold: 10422         SH: 25    Dex: 34    Spells: 4/75 levels left

rFire    . . .     SeeInvis +   l - +10 zealot's sword {holy, *Rage rN+ EV+3}
rCold    + + .     Gourm    .   J - +5 shield {reflect} (curse)
rNeg     + + .     Faith    .   n - +8 faerie dragon scales {rElec rC- Regen+ rCorr Int+3} (curse)
rPois    +         Spirit   .   K - +2 helmet {Int+3} (curse)
rElec    +         Reflect  +   z - +2 cloak {rC+} (curse)
rCorr    +         Harm     .   V - +2 pair of gloves {Dex+3} (curse)
MR       ++++.     Clarity  +   H - +1 pair of boots of Wariness {rC+ MR+ Dex+7 Stlth-} (curse)
Stlth    +++++++++.             k - amulet "Xelukum" {RegenMP rElec rPois} (curse)
HPRegen  0.88/turn              m - ring "Jauffa" {MR+ MP+9 EV+1 Str+4} (curse)
MPRegen  0.62/turn              s - ring "Couxoup" {rC+ rN+ Str+4 Dex+4} (curse)

@: deflect missiles
A: distributed training, fangs 1, talons 1, camouflage 1, agile 2, clever 1,
wild magic 1, sturdy frame 1, strong nose
}: 10/15 runes: decaying, slimy, silver, icy, abyssal, demonic, glowing,
magical, dark, gossamer
a: Curse Item, Scrying, Renounce Religion


You are on level 7 of Tartarus.
You worship Ashenzari.
Ashenzari is exalted by your worship.
You are not hungry.

You have visited 15 branches of the dungeon, and seen 68 of its levels.
You have visited Pandemonium 3 times, and seen 11 of its levels.
You have visited the Abyss 191 times.
You have visited 1 bazaar.
You have also visited: Trove, Ossuary and Ice Cave.

You have collected 17189 gold pieces.
You have spent 6767 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Hand Weapons
 l - the +10 zealot's sword (weapon) {holy, *Rage rN+ EV+3}
   (You found it on level 3 of the Elven Halls)   
   
   It has been blessed by the Shining One to cause great damage to the undead
   and demons.
   
   It affects your evasion (+3).
   It protects you from negative energy.
   It may make you go berserk in combat.
 v - the +3 scimitar of Konuacir {slice, *Drain rF+ Dex+5 Stlth+}
   (You found it on level 3 of the Abyss)   
   
   It inflicts extra damage upon your enemies.
   
   It affects your dexterity (+5).
   It protects you from fire.
   It causes draining when unequipped.
   It makes you more stealthy.
Missiles
 d - 8 silver tomahawks (quivered)
 y - 7 tomahawks of dispersal
Armour
 n - the cursed +8 faerie dragon scales (worn) {rElec rC- Regen+ rCorr Int+3}
   (You took it off the Enchantress on level 4 of the Depths)   
   
   It affects your intelligence (+3).
   It makes you vulnerable to cold.
   It insulates you from electricity.
   It increases your rate of regeneration.
   It provides partial protection from all sources of acid and corrosion.
   It has a curse placed upon it.
 z - a cursed +2 cloak of cold resistance (worn)
 H - the cursed +1 pair of boots of Wariness (worn) {rC+ MR+ Dex+7 Stlth-}
   (You found it on level 2 of the Abyss)   
   
   It affects your dexterity (+7).
   It protects you from cold.
   It affects your resistance to hostile enchantments.
   It makes you less stealthy.
   It has a curse placed upon it.
 J - a cursed +5 shield of reflection (worn)
 K - a cursed +2 helmet of intelligence (worn)
 V - a cursed +2 pair of gloves of dexterity (worn)
Jewellery
 i - the ring of Mistrust {Str+2 Int+5 Dex+2 Stlth+}
   (You found it on level 7 of Tartarus)   
   
   [ring of stealth]
   
   It affects your strength (+2).
   It affects your intelligence (+5).
   It affects your dexterity (+2).
   It makes you more stealthy.
 k - the cursed amulet "Xelukum" (around neck) {RegenMP rElec rPois}
   (You found it on level 2 of the Abyss)   
   
   [amulet of magic regeneration]
   
   It increases your magic regeneration.
   It insulates you from electricity.
   It protects you from poison.
   It has a curse placed upon it.
 m - the cursed ring "Jauffa" (left hand) {MR+ MP+9 EV+1 Str+4}
   (You found it on level 1 of the Depths)   
   
   [ring of evasion]
   
   It affects your evasion (+1).
   It affects your strength (+4).
   It affects your resistance to hostile enchantments.
   It affects your magic capacity (+9).
   It has a curse placed upon it.
 s - the cursed ring "Couxoup" (right hand) {rC+ rN+ Str+4 Dex+4}
   (You acquired it on level 13 of the Dungeon)   
   
   [ring of dexterity]
   
   It affects your strength (+4).
   It affects your dexterity (+4).
   It protects you from cold.
   It protects you from negative energy.
   It has a curse placed upon it.
Wands
 t - a wand of iceblast (169)
 w - a wand of clouds (11)
 B - a wand of digging (58)
 E - a wand of acid (84)
 G - a wand of enslavement (104)
 M - a wand of disintegration (68)
 Q - a wand of scattershot (45)
 W - a wand of paralysis (137)
Scrolls
 b - 14 scrolls of immolation
 c - 68 scrolls of teleportation
 h - 67 scrolls of remove curse
 j - 18 scrolls of blinking
 O - 13 scrolls of summoning
 R - 3 scrolls of holy word
Potions
 a - 12 potions of resistance
 g - 42 potions of heal wounds
 p - 14 potions of berserk rage
 q - 28 potions of brilliance
 r - 64 potions of curing
 u - 18 potions of haste
 x - 9 potions of flight
 A - 32 potions of agility
 C - 10 potions of ambrosia
 F - 24 potions of might
 N - 8 potions of cancellation
 S - 14 potions of magic
 T - 10 potions of invisibility
 X - 2 potions of mutation
Miscellaneous
 e - 8 sacks of spiders
 f - a phial of floods
 o - a fan of gales
 D - a lamp of fire
 I - the horn of Geryon
 P - a lightning rod (4/4)
 U - 14 boxes of beasts
 Z - 9 phantom mirrors
Comestibles
 L - 201 rations


   Skills:
 + Level 23.9 Fighting
 + Level 23.9 Short Blades
 + Level 23.9 Long Blades
 + Level 23.9 Axes
 + Level 23.9 Maces & Flails
 + Level 23.9 Polearms
 + Level 23.9 Staves
 + Level 23.9 Slings
 + Level 23.9 Bows
 + Level 23.9 Crossbows
 + Level 23.9 Throwing
 + Level 23.9 Armour
 + Level 26.2(27) Dodging
 + Level 24.2(27) Stealth
 + Level 23.9(26.0) Shields
 + Level 23.9 Unarmed Combat
 + Level 24.5 Spellcasting
 + Level 20.9(24.4) Conjurations
 + Level 20.9(24.3) Hexes
 + Level 20.9(24.3) Charms
 + Level 20.9(24.4) Summonings
 + Level 20.9(24.3) Necromancy
 + Level 20.9(24.4) Translocations
 + Level 20.9(24.3) Transmutations
 + Level 20.9(24.3) Fire Magic
 + Level 20.9(24.3) Ice Magic
 + Level 20.9(24.3) Air Magic
 + Level 20.9(24.3) Earth Magic
 + Level 20.9(24.3) Poison Magic
 + Level 25.6 Invocations
 + Level 23.9(27) Evocations


You have 4 spell levels left.
You know the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
a - Dispel Undead         Necr           ########     1%          5    None
b - Blink                 Tloc           N/A          1%          2    None
c - Mephitic Cloud        Conj/Pois/Air  ########     1%          3    None
d - Spellforged Servitor  Conj/Summ      ########..   1%          7    None
e - Ignition              Fire           ########..   1%          8    None
f - Regeneration          Chrm/Necr      ########..   1%          3    None
g - Tornado               Air            ########..   3%          9    ##.....
h - Summon Lightning Spi  Summ/Air       ########     1%          4    None
i - Fireball              Conj/Fire      ########..   1%          5    None
j - Iron Shot             Conj/Erth      ########..   1%          6    None
k - Necromutation         Tmut/Necr      ########..   1%          8    None
l - Deflect Missiles      Chrm/Air       ########..   1%          6    None
m - Lee's Rapid Deconstr  Erth           ########..   1%          5    None

Your spell library contains the following spells:

 Spells                   Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
 Cause Fear               Hex            ########..   1%          4    None
 Magic Dart               Conj           ####         1%          1    None
 Apportation              Tloc           ######       1%          1    None
 Conjure Flame            Conj/Fire      ########     1%          3    None
 Bolt of Fire             Conj/Fire      ########..   1%          6    None
 Bolt of Cold             Conj/Ice       ########..   1%          6    None
 Lightning Bolt           Conj/Air       ########..   1%          5    None
 Bolt of Magma            Conj/Fire/Erth ########..   1%          5    None
 Slow                     Hex            ########     1%          2    None
 Throw Flame              Conj/Fire      ######       1%          2    None
 Throw Frost              Conj/Ice       ######       1%          2    None
 Freezing Cloud           Conj/Ice/Air   ########..   1%          6    None
 Ring of Flames           Chrm/Fire      ########..   1%          7    None
 Venom Bolt               Conj/Pois      ########..   1%          5    None
 Olgreb's Toxic Radiance  Pois           ########     1%          4    None
 Teleport Other           Tloc           ########     1%          3    None
 Death's Door             Chrm/Necr      ########..   1%          8    None
 Summon Small Mammal      Summ           ####         1%          1    None
 Bolt of Draining         Conj/Necr      ########..   1%          5    None
 Iskenderun's Mystic Bla  Conj           ########     1%          4    None
 Summon Horrible Things   Summ           ########..   1%          8    None
 Animate Dead             Necr           N/A          1%          4    None
 Pain                     Necr           ####         1%          1    None
 Animate Skeleton         Necr           N/A          1%          1    None
 Vampiric Draining        Necr           ########..   1%          3    None
 Haunt                    Necr/Summ      ########..   1%          7    None
 Borgnjor's Revivificati  Necr           ########..   1%          8    None
 Freeze                   Ice            ####         1%          1    None
 Ozocubu's Refrigeration  Ice            ########..   1%          6    None
 Sticky Flame             Conj/Fire      ########     1%          4    None
 Summon Ice Beast         Ice/Summ       ########     1%          4    None
 Ozocubu's Armour         Chrm/Ice       ########     1%          3    None
 Call Imp                 Summ           ########     1%          2    None
 Sting                    Conj/Pois      ####         1%          1    None
 Sublimation of Blood     Necr           ########..   1%          2    None
 Summon Greater Demon     Summ           ########..   1%          7    None
 Corpse Rot               Necr           N/A          1%          2    None
 Stone Arrow              Conj/Erth      ######       1%          3    None
 Shock                    Conj/Air       ####         1%          1    None
 Swiftness                Chrm/Air       ########     1%          2    None
 Recall                   Summ/Tloc      N/A          1%          3    None
 Agony                    Necr           ########     1%          5    None
 Spider Form              Tmut/Pois      ########..   1%          3    None
 Blade Hands              Tmut           ########..   1%          5    None
 Statue Form              Tmut/Erth      ########.    1%          6    None
 Ice Form                 Ice/Tmut       ########     1%          4    None
 Dragon Form              Tmut           ########..   1%          7    None
 Death Channel            Necr           ########..   1%          6    None
 Throw Icicle             Conj/Ice       ########     1%          4    None
 Airstrike                Air            ########..   1%          4    None
 Confusing Touch          Hex            ######       1%          1    None
 Flame Tongue             Conj/Fire      #####        1%          1    None
 Passwall                 Tmut/Erth      ########     1%          2    None
 Ignite Poison            Fire/Tmut/Pois ########     1%          3    None
 Sticks to Snakes         Tmut           ########     1%          2    None
 Call Canine Familiar     Summ           ########     1%          3    None
 Ensorcelled Hibernation  Hex/Ice        ######       1%          2    None
 Metabolic Englaciation   Hex/Ice        ########..   1%          5    None
 Summon Butterflies       Summ           ########     1%          1    None
 Silence                  Hex/Air        ########..   1%          5    None
 Shatter                  Erth           ########..   3%          9    ##.....
 Static Discharge         Conj/Air       ########     1%          3    None
 Corona                   Hex            #######      1%          1    None
 Alistair's Intoxication  Tmut/Pois      ########     1%          5    None
 Sandblast                Erth           ######       1%          1    None
 Simulacrum               Ice/Necr       ########..   1%          6    None
 Conjure Ball Lightning   Conj/Air       ########..   1%          6    None
 Excruciating Wounds      Chrm/Necr      ########..   1%          5    None
 Portal Projectile        Hex/Tloc       ######       1%          3    None
 Monstrous Menagerie      Summ           ########..   1%          7    None
 Petrify                  Tmut/Erth      ########     1%          4    None
 Passage of Golubria      Tloc           N/A          1%          4    None
 Orb of Destruction       Conj           ########..   1%          7    None
 Malign Gateway           Summ/Tloc      ########..   1%          7    None
 Leda's Liquefaction      Hex/Erth       ########..   1%          4    None
 Summon Hydra             Summ           ########..   1%          7    None
 Darkness                 Hex            ########..   1%          6    None
 Shroud of Golubria       Chrm/Tloc      ########..   1%          2    None
 Inner Flame              Hex/Fire       ########     1%          3    None
 Beastly Appendage        Tmut           ######       1%          1    None
 Iskenderun's Battlesphe  Conj/Chrm      ########     1%          5    None
 Fulminant Prism          Conj/Hex       ########..   1%          4    None
 Dazzling Spray           Conj/Hex       ######       1%          3    None
 Force Lance              Conj/Tloc      ########     1%          4    None
 Infusion                 Chrm           ####         1%          1    None
 Song of Slaying          Chrm           ########     1%          2    None
 Spectral Weapon          Hex/Chrm       ########     1%          3    None
 Searing Ray              Conj           ######       1%          2    None
 Discord                  Hex            ########..   1%          8    None
 Summon Forest            Summ/Tloc      ########..   1%          5    None
 Summon Guardian Golem    Hex/Summ       ########     1%          3    None
 Dragon's Call            Summ           ########..   3%          9    ##.....
 Summon Mana Viper        Hex/Summ       ########     1%          5    None
 Hydra Form               Tmut           ########..   1%          6    None
 Irradiate                Conj/Tmut      ########..   1%          5    None
 Gell's Gravitas          Tloc           ########..   1%          3    None
 Yara's Violent Unravell  Hex/Tmut       ########..   1%          5    None
 Infestation              Necr           ########..   1%          8    None
 Lesser Beckoning         Tloc           ########..   1%          3    None
 Poisonous Vapours        Pois/Air       ######       1%          2    None
 Borgnjor's Vile Clutch   Necr/Erth      ########..   1%          5    None


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (15/15)            Temple (1/1) D:7            Lair (6/6) D:10
  Swamp (4/4) Lair:3       Spider (4/4) Lair:2        Slime (5/5) Lair:5
    Orc (2/2) D:10            Elf (3/3) Orc:2        Vaults (5/5) D:14
  Crypt (3/3) Vaults:2       Tomb (0/3) Crypt:3      Depths (5/5) D:15
   Hell (1/1)                 Dis (1/7) Hell            Geh (0/7) Hell
    Coc (7/7) Hell            Tar (7/7) Hell            Zot (0/5) Depths:5

Altars:
Ashenzari
Cheibriados
Dithmenos
Elyvilon
Fedhas
Gozag
Hepliaklqana
Kikubaaqudgha
Makhleb
Nemelex Xobeh
Okawaru
Qazlal
Ru
Sif Muna
Trog
Uskayaw
Vehumet
Wu Jian
Xom
Yredelemnul
Zin
The Shining One

Shops:
D:7 [   Orc:2 **!}   Elf:1 [:?!   Vaults:3 [   Vaults:4 [:*[   Vaults:5 :
Depths:1 (

Portals:
Hell: Depths:1 Depths:2 Depths:3 Depths:4 Depths:5
Abyss: Depths:4
Pandemonium: Depths:2 Depths:3 Depths:5
Ziggurat: Depths:5

Annotations:
Lair:1 exclusion: oklob plant
Lair:5 Kirke
Lair:6 exclusion: oklob plant
Depths:4 6 runed doors


Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

Your experience applies equally to all skills.
You have very sharp teeth.
Your uncanny sense of smell can sniff out nearby items.
You have sharp toenails.
Your skin changes colour to match your surroundings (Stealth+).
You are very agile. (Dex +4)
Your mind is acute. (Int +2)
Your spells are a little harder to cast, but a little more powerful.
Your movements are slightly less encumbered by armour. (ER -2)
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Post Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 14:32

Re: Can't curse my weapon, workarounds?

I'm not sure how you got it to be cursed in the first place, holy weapons aren't supposed to be able to be cursed. If you could curse it to begin with that would be a bug.

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Post Thursday, 2nd August 2018, 07:24

Re: Can't curse my weapon, workarounds?

4 years playing this game and I didn't know you couldn't curse holy weapons! Couldn't find info on that in the wiki either but reproduced it with another weapon.
It must have been lucky and found that weapon in a cursed state. Too bad!

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Post Thursday, 2nd August 2018, 11:02

Re: Can't curse my weapon, workarounds?

Don't worry, everyday is a good day to learn some old obscure DCSS gimmick!
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Post Thursday, 2nd August 2018, 15:36

Re: Can't curse my weapon, workarounds?

Did you acquire that holy weapon? Weapon acquirement with Ash grants cursed weapons, so perhaps that bypasses the no curse feature of holy weapons.

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Post Friday, 3rd August 2018, 14:00

Re: Can't curse my weapon, workarounds?

ManMan wrote:Did you acquire that holy weapon? Weapon acquirement with Ash grants cursed weapons, so perhaps that bypasses the no curse feature of holy weapons.

I tested this in wizmode - Ash acquirement from a scroll of acquirement doesn't generate holy weapons. Maybe it generated in some vault.
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Post Monday, 6th August 2018, 08:30

Re: Can't curse my weapon, workarounds?

Thanks for the helpful comments, I think it was just lying around in E3.

  Code:
 l - the +10 zealot's sword {holy, *Rage rN+ EV+3}
   (You found it on level 3 of the Elven Halls)   
   
   It has been blessed by the Shining One to cause great damage to the undead
   and demons.
   
   It affects your evasion (+3).
   It protects you from negative energy.
   It may make you go berserk in combat.
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Post Monday, 6th August 2018, 09:50

Re: Can't curse my weapon, workarounds?

That's a randart weapon so it wouldn't have been generated cursed. Are you sure it was cursed? Maybe you just mistook the bright white of artifact. Was the game played online? You could watch the tty to see what happened

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Post Monday, 6th August 2018, 15:33

Re: Can't curse my weapon, workarounds?

chequers wrote:That's a randart weapon so it wouldn't have been generated cursed. Are you sure it was cursed? Maybe you just mistook the bright white of artifact. Was the game played online? You could watch the tty to see what happened

Slight correction, that's an unrand, not a randart.
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Post Tuesday, 7th August 2018, 12:37

Re: Can't curse my weapon, workarounds?

chequers wrote:That's a randart weapon so it wouldn't have been generated cursed. Are you sure it was cursed? Maybe you just mistook the bright white of artifact. Was the game played online? You could watch the tty to see what happened

My mind might have played tricks on me, but I'll be damnationed if I wouldn't swear that weapon was haunted.
Can't check the tty, though:

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