Bugbiter ( ( )
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? Yes
Weight 100s
Danger Level Unknown
Material Iron

The ebony spear "Bugbiter" is an artifact in ADOM. In ADOM v 1.1.1 and some earlier versions, the artifact can only be generated by crowning.

Bugbiter slays insects, and grants a +3 bonus to Dexterity whilst wielded. In its unidentified form, it appears as an ebony spear.


Whilst not one of the best weapons in the game, its damage potential is still good for a one handed weapon; and, as a polearm, can potentially offer huge DV bonuses when wielded with a shield.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

It is a possible crowning gift for Rangers.

As of v. 1.2.0 it can also be granted as a precrowning gift or a reward for making use of a potion of uselessness; generated in a surge of power or greater vault; or generated as random loot (albeit very rarely).

Greater Identify information[]

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The ebony spear is actually a blessed ebony spear "Bugbiter" (+3, 4d7+3) [+1, +1]
It is an artifact.

When wielded it modifies DV by +1 and PV by +1.
When used in melee combat it grants a +3 bonus to hit and causes 4d7+3
points of damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit 
and causes 4d7 points of damage.

It is an insect slayer.
It modifies your dexterity attribute by +3.
It grants resistance to poison.