Black dragon
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Location Swamp
Monster type Dragon
Alignment Chaotic
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance Low
Picks up items? Yes
1.1.1 KPL 5

Black dragons are random monsters in ADOM. They are notable for their ability to breathe streams of acid, as well as their not inconsiderable strength. They also drop large piles of loot when killed. After the PC reaches experience level 15, solitary black dragons start appearing as possible wilderness encounters. These encounters can only occur on swamp tiles.

Special abilities[]

  • Immune to acid
  • Occasionally shrugs off bolts and other resistible magic
  • Breathes acid
  • Can break down doors

Common stats[]

Level: 2, DV: 30, PV: 15, Hits: 157, Attacks: 3, Damage: 8-30. Speed: 106.

Corpse effects[]

Acid resistance.

Monster memory[]

Bright, gleaming eyes regard you from a black-scaled head. Ivory claws scrape on the ground as the dragon moves closer; a small wind buffets you as the dragon casually flips its wings. A small drop of acid falls from a gleaming white tooth and spatters on the ground, as the jaws open wider...