Icon of the Defender
The Icon of the Defender is an artifact from Hexen. It has the shape of a miniature gray castle tower, similar to the rook in chess, with a purple aura. It grants almost total invulnerability to all classes; however, the precise effect differs for each character:
- The Fighter gets no secondary effect and is simply rendered invulnerable, an effect similar to Doom's invulnerability artifact and Heretic's Ring of Invincibility, except that the player's view is not affected.
- The Cleric phases between partial and total invisibility. Whilst completely invisible, projectiles can travel straight through the player.
- The Mage deflects incoming projectiles away from his body. As with the Disc of Repulsion, seeking projectiles deflected in this manner are considered to be controlled by the mage and will seek his enemies.
The effect lasts for 30 seconds.
|Icon of the Defender data|
|Thing type||84 (decimal), 54 (hex)|
The IWADs contain the following numbers of icons of the defender per skill level:
|Health||Crystal Vial | Quartz Flask | Mystic Urn|
|Armor||Amulet of Warding | Dragonskin Bracers | Falcon Shield | Mesh Armor | Platinum Helm|
|Artifacts||Banishment Device | Boots of Speed | Chaos Device | Dark Servant | Disc of Repulsion | Dragonskin Bracers | Fléchette | Icon of the Defender | Krater of Might | Mystic Ambit Incant | Mystic Urn | Porkalator | Quartz Flask | Torch | Wings of Wrath|
|Others||Ammo | Keys | Puzzle Artifacts|