) Worm tooth
Name worm tooth
Appearance worm tooth
Damage vs. small 1d2
Damage vs. large 1d2
To-hit bonus 0
Weapon skill knife
Size one-handed
Cost 2 zm
Weight 20
Material enamel

A worm tooth is a weapon dropped by a long worm when it dies. It is a very poor weapon, but if you enchant it (and leave it in your possession) it becomes a crysknife.


Over the course of the game the player is bound to have encountered several long worms. Should the player desire one, it may worthwhile to try reverse genocide. Other methods include create monster (for Healers), as well as loitering. Even skipping a step straight to the crysknife, it is generally not worth burning a wish on (which should instead be used to wish for a magic marker to write the scrolls, for instance).

As long worms sometimes split when the tail is attacked, it may be worth farming should one, for some reason, be trying to get multiple copies.

  • Reverse Genocide. A cursed scroll of genocide will create 4-6, for an average of 5 worm teeth for every scroll; thus, to get a worm tooth in such a way, one needs at least one scroll of genocide and at least two scrolls of enchant weapon (if the user wishes to immediately have it fixed.)
  • Create Monster. Note that long worms will refuse to spawn if the average of the player level and the dungeon level is less than nine; this means that for a level 14 player (such as post-quest) you must be on at least dungeon level four, and no greater a level than 54; they are listed as quite rare, and so this could take considerable time.
  • Special Levels. In SLASH'EM, the Wyrm Caves contain four random w.
  • Random Generation.


The worm tooth represents the tooth of a dead sandworm from Frank Herbert's Dune series of novels.

Encyclopedia entryEdit

[The crysknife] is manufactured in two forms from teeth taken
from dead sandworms. The two forms are "fixed" and "unfixed".
An unfixed knife requires proximity to a human body's
electrical field to prevent disintegration. Fixed knives
are treated for storage. All are about 20 centimeters long.

[ Dune, by Frank Herbert ]
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