Location Random
Monster type Insect
Alignment Neutral
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? Yes
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? No
1.1.1 KPL 5

Ankhegs are a type of monster in ADOM. They are notable due to their ability to breathe a stream of acid and a corresponding immunity to all acid-based attacks. They are also able to dig through walls.

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Level: 1, DV: 12, PV: 6, Hits: 10, Attacks: 1, Damage: 2-16. Speed: 100.
Level: 5, DV: 14, PV: 6, Hits: 51, Attacks: 1, Damage: 3-17. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

Eating an ankheg can grant the PC acid resistance ("Your stomach tingles"), but also makes them 'throw up' (which seems to decrease satiation a lot more than 'vomiting'; despite the terms being synonyms).

Monster memory[]

This large acid spitter looks similar to a praying mantis, but whether it is an insect variant or not is unknown. Some suspect it to be a highly specialized reptile due to its acidic spittle, but others hold the chitinous exterior and multi-faceted eyes as evidence of its insect nature.