When you put an item on the altar of Krong, the outcome seems pretty random: either it gets cursed or some benefits (sometimes these are not very relevant - as in an armor item getting pluses or minuses to mana regeneration when playing a warrior).

Is this process random, or is there anything you can do to influence the outcome? I've had a couple of theories:

  1. If you've bought the item from a shop, it's more likely to be cursed
  2. If you've crafted the item yourself, it's more likely to get a good effect
  3. If Krong has blessed an item before, he won't do so again
  4. It's completely random, the game chooses one 'stat' to modify and does so in a random direction (most likely +/- 1)

Only theory #4 seems to be holding up so far... I've never seen a curse and a blessing at the same time.

So how does Krong work, exactly?

  • I can confirm that Krong will bless an item twice. I had a very fancy fedora for a while. Commented Aug 5, 2011 at 0:41

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Krong is completely random. However, if an artifact is already an artifact, he is more likely to try to increment an existing statistic as opposed to giving you a new one.

  • Increment, or decrement? Anyway, thanks for the quick answer!
    – yatima2975
    Commented Jul 17, 2011 at 0:23
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    @Gaslamp Games here on Gaming.SE, w00t! You guys have developed a damned fun game.
    – Drake
    Commented Jul 17, 2011 at 0:42

5/7 chance to give 1 or 2 positive effects. 2/7 chance to give 1 or 2 negative effects.

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