v50 Steam/Premium information for editors
  • v50 information can now be added to pages in the main namespace. v0.47 information can still be found in the DF2014 namespace. See here for more details on the new versioning policy.
  • Use this page to report any issues related to the migration.
This notice may be cached—the current version can be found here.

40d:Item designations

From Dwarf Fortress Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This article is about an older version of DF.

Some items have characters surrounding the name, which is a way to determine certain properties at a glance.


Sword Ordinary

-Sword- Well-crafted

+Sword+ Finely-crafted

*Sword* Superior quality

≡Sword≡ Exceptional

SwordA masterpiece

See Item quality for a full explanation of how better qualities improve value and combat modifiers.

Improvement / Decoration[edit]

«Sword» Improved or decorated

Decoration can have a quality modifier themselves, leading to combinations such as:

*«Sword»* Superior improvement/decoration

≡«+Sword+»≡ Exceptional improvement/decoration on a finely-crafted object

*«≡Sword≡»* Exceptional sword with superior decoration

These quality modifiers can be hidden in init.txt with [SHOW_IMP_QUALITY:NO].


xSwordx Showing some wear - worth 34

XSwordX Heavily worn or threadbare - worth 12

XXSwordXX In tatters or mangled - worth 14

Provenance / Ownership[edit]

(Sword) Not produced on-site (imported by traders or looted from raiders), does not count towards Created Wealth

{Sword} Unclaimed/Forbidden

$Sword$ Owned by someone else. Only appears in adventure mode.


‼Sword‼ On fire

◀Sword► Magical (not actually implemented)

The longest possible item designation is ‼{(XX≡«+Sword+»≡XX)}‼, which designates (reading from the front) that it's on fire ( ), forbidden ( { ), imported ( ( ), in tatters ( XX ), exceptionally ( ≡ ) decorated ( « ), and of fine quality (+ ).