Location D:50
Monster type Demon
Alignment Chaotic
Unique? No
Sees invisible? Yes
Sees in the dark? Yes
Magic resistance High
1.1.1 KPL Unknown

Balors are a type of demon in ADOM. They have a corrupting melee attack, immunity to fire, and can teleport. Also, they are able to summon a wide variety of monsters. They commonly drop Scourges.

Balors display more intelligence than most other monsters. They are capable of picking up and using both weapons and healing potions. They also employ teamwork with other balors, actively using teleportation to execute flanking attacks on the PC. A means of frequent teleportation is highly recommended to escape these attacks on D:50.

9 balors are guaranteed to appear in the lowest level of the Caverns of Chaos; presumably to guard the Chaos Gate.

Special abilities[edit source]

Common stats[edit source]

Level: 1, DV: 50, PV: 40, Hits: 600, Attacks: 2, Damage: 18-74, Speed: 100.
Level: 3, DV: 51, PV: 40, Hits: 641, Attacks: 2, Damage: 18-74. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[edit source]

Balors never seem to leave corpses.

Monster memory[edit source]

An ancient creature of chaos, they appear as enormous humanoids cloaked in fiery shadow or smoke. They are feared opponents whose nature makes them resistant to many magics and who strike with awesome and relentless force. They are feared even among creatures of chaos, sometimes being offered tribute, and so are usually well equipped and prepared to destroy.

Summoned monsters[edit | edit source]

Ascyron did some testing of what monsters a Balor can summon. He wished for several Balors in an empty wilderness square and recorded the results. 61 total summons were recorded, and the following monsters were generated.

  • It is quite probable that this isn't a complete list of all possible summons, due to the low sample size. Further testing would be required.
  • Also, testing is required on whether DL makes a difference in what monsters a Balor can summon.
  • Each summoning resulted in 3-9 monsters, with a typical value of 6, leading to the conclusion that they summon 3d3 monsters.
Lizard man x2
Ratling thief
Chaos rat
Big dog x2
Ratling warrior
Orc butcher
Large bat x5
Fire beetle x2
Goblin rockthrower x5
Goblin x3
Goblin slavemaster x2
Black hurthling x2
Chaos brother
Cave lion
White worm
Flesh golem
Hell hound x2
Fire lizard x2
Black wizard
Shadow centipede
Orc Scorcher x2
Dark sage
Hill orc
Goblin chieftain
Large kobold
Dark elven wizard

A Balor on level 2 of the Crumbling Dungeon was able to summon 6 Ancient Red Dragons.

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