Chaos Orb of
Elemental Air
( ] )
Item Type Tool
Artifact? Yes
Weight 100s
Danger Level N/A
Material Eternium

The Chaos Orb of Elemental Air is a guaranteed artifact in ADOM, and one of the five Orbs that are mandatory for completing the game. As such, it can't be sold or lost by any means (e.g. attempting to sacrifice it or leave it in the Infinite Dungeon or wilderness).

Whilst worn in the Tool slot, the Chaos Orb of Elemental Air raises the PC's Dexterity by 10. When 'U'sed it summons a tame air elemental; though doing so adds 500 corruption points to the PC (250 with the elemental gauntlets equipped). Note that whilst it can also be used as a weapon, wielding it as such won't confer a dexterity bonus.


It is compulsory to obtain this item to complete the game. Its dexterity bonus is very helpful for PCs relying on missile combat, and somewhat useful for PCs trying to evade out-of-depth monsters as higher dexterity values may grant extra DV and speed points.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

It is carried by the Yulgash the Master Summoner in the Air Temple.

Greater Identify information[]

------------------- blessed Chaos Orb of Elemental Air {Dx+10}-------------------
It is an artifact. 

When used in melee combat it grants a +3 bonus to hit and causes 2d9+3 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +3 bonus to hit and causes 1d10+3
points of damage.

It modifies your dexterity attribute by +10.