Midas Lens

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Item Number: 2486
Description ID: 72747495
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Midas Lens
Plural: Midas Lenses, precious
You've heard of rose colored lenses. Well, this is like that, but there's only one. Despite the Midas moniker, it doesn't actually turn things into gold.

In fact, it doesn't always make things look gold either. It seems to warp and bend things around you, showing all sorts of different precious materials. It's probably broken.

April 2016 Item of the Month

Item cannot be auto-sold
Item cannot be worn in runs with a 'no pulls' restriction

Everything looks like it's made of precious materials

How Obtained

The Wok of Stars


One of the following occurs before each combat:

  • Black gold

Pantsfire.gif Through the Midas Lens, it looks like the <foe> is covered in bubbling crude. Oil, that is, black gold, Twilight tea.

  • Raises both your foe's and your own fumble chances.
  • Diamond

Pantsfire.gif The Midas Lens has turned everything to diamond, the most optimal of materials! It might be a little harder to break, but the other modifiers make your spreadsheet go wild!

  • After combat:

You optimally study the diamond fragments, gaining X extra experience.

  • Also, if the foe drops chips:

By selling the diamonds to optimal vendors, you gain an additional X chips.

  • Fossil

Pantsfire.gif Back in my day, we wrestled the <foe> in our sleep, because we were too tired to stay up after walking to Constantinople for school every day! And we didn't have fancy talismans like the Midas Lens. Oh no. Our powers were punching things and we got our power from punching things. Now get the <foe> off my lawn!

  • Each round takes an additional 5 seconds.

It's true, what they say, time just seems to speed up as you get older.

  • After combat:

And you learned a lot from their stories gaining X experience.

  • Golden

Pantsfire.gif Through your Midas Lens, the <foe> looks gold. So does everything else, but you should probably start with the <foe>.

  • When your foe hits you:

Your opponent's golden attack depreciates your chips, resulting in a net loss of X chips.

  • After combat:

And all this gold is worth X extra chips.

  • Infernium

Pantsfire.gif Through the Midas Lens, you see a future where everything is on fire, including the <foe>. Oh, wait, it's actually just the present made out of infernium. Granted, the infernium is on fire, but that's just sort of how infernium is.

  • Adds bonus fire damage to both your foe's attacks and your own attacks.
  • Jade

Pantsfire.gif It might be your imagination or it might be your Midas Lens, but the <foe> is looking pretty jade around the gills.

  • Adds the Imagination! effect to your combat spells.
  • Moonstone

Pantsfire.gif As though you were looking through layers of feldspar rather than the Midas Lens, the <foe> looks like they're under the light of the full moonstone.

  • Sometimes during the fight, your foe's toughness gets buffed:

Your foe goes wild under the light of the full moonstone. And this is why you never go full moonstone.

  • After combat:

The moonstone hits your eye like a big pizza pie. You feel X PP rejuvenated.


  • When bought: The shopkeeper looks at your 10 stars through the Midas Lens, wrinkling his brow in confusion, then tries to give you change before realizing the stars are only silver.


  • The name of the item refers to the legendary King Midas.
  • The plural refers to Gollum addressing his precioussss.
  • The black gold text refers to "The Ballad of Jed Clampett", the theme song to The Beverly Hillbillies.
  • The diamond messages refer to the Bartle Test, in which "diamonds" are motivated to achieve and collect things in games.
  • The message when a moonstone opponent becomes tougher refers to a scene in the movie Tropic Thunder.
  • The moonstone after-combat message refers to the song "That's Amore".

Item of the Month
Preceded by
rabbit ears (untuned)
April 2016
Midas Lens
Succeeded by
May flower arrangement