DF2014:Divine metal

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Wikipedia article

Divine metals are special, procedurally generated metals that can be found in vaults. Divine metals are used as material for items, weapons and armor used by angels, who ruthlessly protect the vault's priceless treasures. (Similar divine fabrics are used by vault guardians for clothing and soft items.)


Divine metals appear to have identical material properties and lists of items craftable from them; the only differences between them are the names and deity associations. All divine metals have high yield values of 1000000 and fracture values of 2000000, and perfect strain-at-yield values of 0. They are extremely light, at a solid density of only 1000, and have a superior max edge of 12000. They are granted spheres matching the associated deity that created the metal (and the guardians who wield it), and a descriptive name with the formula of "(adjective) metal"—examples of such are "multicoloured metal", "pale metal", and "twisting metal".

Overall, their material properties are much better than the corresponding values of steel and mostly worse than those of adamantine. They are terrifyingly potent when used for edged weapons, due to their ultra-sharpness, but despite their light weight, even blunt weapons tend to be highly effective (unlike adamantine, which is worthless for blunt weapons). As armor, they are the only form of metal that is immune to dragonfire, as it cannot melt or boil.

Weapons and armour made of divine metals may be tested in the Arena.

"Divine metal" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: Nabaskel
Elvish: Mecalalethi
Goblin: Ngungdubsnusm
Human: Nirnorigu


  • rusted metal (blight)
  • twisting metal (chaos)
  • dark metal (darkness)
  • glowing metal (dawn)
  • bright metal (day)
  • pale metal (death)
  • pock-marked metal (deformity)
  • blistered metal (disease)
  • ruddy metal (earth)
  • flickering metal (fire)
  • faceted metal (jewels)
  • shining metal (light)
  • flashing metal (lightning)
  • translucent metal (moon)
  • frosty metal (mountains)
  • slick metal (muck)
  • singing metal (music)
  • black metal (night)
  • multicolored metal (rainbows)
  • clear blue metal (sky)
  • twinkling metal (stars)
  • crashing metal (storms)
  • blazing metal (sun)
  • booming metal (thunder)
  • searing metal (torture)
  • flowing metal (volcanos)