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Help topic: COMPARE
Syntax: compare <object>
Syntax: compare <object-1> <object-2>
COMPARE compares two objects in your inventory or equipment list. If both
objects are weapons, it will report the one with the better average damage.
If both objects are armor, it will report the one with the better armor
class. If the second object is in your equipment, COMPARE will tell you so.
Otherwise, both objects are in your inventory list.
COMPARE doesn't consider any special affects on the objects, so it might
not be completely accurate. An IDENTIFY spell is more accurate than
COMPARE with one argument compares an object in your inventory to the
object you are currently wearing or wielding of the same type. It only
compares against the first item it finds; if you are wearing two cloaks,
it would only compare against the first one.
COMPARE with two arguments compares an object in your inventory with a
second object that can be either in your inventory or part of your
equipment. For example, if you are carrying a cloak and wearing a
necklace and an amulet, you could type "compare cloak" or "compare cloak
necklace" to compare it to the necklace, or "compare cloak amulet" to
compare it to the amulet. If you are carrying a cloak, and wearing two
cloaks, you could compare the cloak in inventory with the first worn cloak
by typing "compare cloak" or "compare cloak 2.cloak", and against the
second worn cloak by typing "compare cloak 3.cloak". COMPARE first
numbers the items down the inventory list, followed by items in the
If, by some chance, you were carrying two cloaks and wearing two cloaks,
you wouldn't be able to COMPARE against the second worn cloak. We will
only make things so easy for you; the rest you have to do yourself. :)