Ancient karmic dragon
Location Random
Monster type Dragon
Alignment Chaotic
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? Yes
1.1.1 KPL 5

Ancient karmic dragons are a rare and powerful random monster in ADOM. They are notable for their ability to breathe various energy bolts, their resistance to all elements, and being a karmic being. They thus can only be safely attacked with missiles, Magic Missiles or mindcraft; since apart from having an extremely powerful melee attack, attacking them in melee can result in reduced luck for the PC.

They are guaranteed to leave a pile of random items when killed.

Symbol color

  1. Ancient karmic dragons change color each time they take a turn.

Special abilities[]

Common stats[]

Level: 3, DV: 31, PV: 20, Hits: 350, Attacks: 3, Damage: 10-86. Speed: 110.
Level: 4, DV: 32, PV: 20, Hits: 358, Attacks: 3, Damage: 11-87. Speed: 110.

Corpse effects[]

Karmic beings grant reverse effects if they're eaten as opposed to if they are attacked. For more information see the corresponding article.

Monster memory[]

Brightly shimmering scales cover the massive body of this creature, and four legs broader than any you have seen before support it, a mighty tail swishing behind it, slicing the air like a giant blade. Eyes as deep as the great rift itself regard you, boring into your soul as it considers you with a cold intelligence.