Amulet of Warding


The Amulet has been discovered in the Guardian of Ice. Daedolon benefits from it the most.

The Amulet of Warding is an item in Hexen that increases the character's armor class. Its appearance is that of a necklace with a leather strap and with a blue gem set in silver. The Fighter receives 1 point of armor, the Cleric receives 4, and the Mage receives 5. The item is first found in the Guardian of Ice.


Amulet of Warding data
Thing type 8008 (decimal), 1F48 (hex)
Enum MT_ARMOR_4 (333)
Appears in Hexen demo
Hexen/DDC expansion
Radius 20
Height 16
Sprite ARM4
Frames 1 [A]
Class Item
Flags 513 (decimal)
00000201 (hex)
Flags list 0: Can be picked up
9: No gravity
Flags2 0 (decimal)
00000000 (hex)

Appearance statistics[edit]

In the IWADs the Amulet of Warding is first encountered on these maps per skill level:

The IWADs contain the following numbers of Amulets of Warding per skill level:


  • In this context, "warding" refers to guarding, repelling, or a defensive enchantment. It comes from the Old English "weardian", which means to guard.

Other games[edit]

Hexen II has a similar item called "Amulet of Protection".

See also[edit]

Hexen armor points
Fighter Cleric Mage
Amulet of Warding 1 4 5
Falcon shield 4 5 3
Mesh armor 5 2 1
Platinum helm 3 1 2