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

The Chaos Orb of Elemental Earth 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 Earth raises the PC's Toughness by 10. When 'U'sed the Orb replicates the Earthquake spell; though doing so adds 300 corruption points to the PC (150 with the elemental gauntlets equipped). Note that whilst it can also be used as a weapon, wielding it as such won't confer a toughness bonus.


It is compulsory to obtain this item to complete the game. Its toughness bonus can increase the PC's PV by up to 5 and substantially increases their HP, making it useful for surviving attacks from some particularly dangerous monsters.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

It is carried by the Ancient Stone Beast in the Earth Temple.

Greater Identify information[]

------------------- blessed Chaos Orb of Elemental Earth {To+10}-------------------
It is an artifact. 

When used in melee combat it grants a +3 bonus to hit and causes 3d9+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 toughness attribute by +10.