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

The Chaos Orb of Elemental Water 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).

While worn in the Tool slot, the Chaos Orb of Elemental Water raises the PC's Willpower by 10. When 'U'sed, it restores all the PC's HP, though doing so adds 600 corruption points to the PC (300 with the elemental gauntlets equipped). Note that while it can also be used as a weapon, wielding it as such won't confer a willpower bonus.


It is compulsory to obtain this item to complete the game, but it's quite powerful on its own merits.

Its significant willpower boost is very useful for casting effective ball spells (which increase in radius if the PC can raise their Willpower above 32), and in battles with dangerous enemies that try to confuse the PC, such as the Ancient Chaos Wyrm.

Perhaps even more valuable, however, is the healing ability. It's one of the few ways to restore all your HP in one action, and the only one that's both indestructible and inexhaustible. Blessed potions of ultra healing can be shattered by item destruction, and prayers rely on stockpiled piety to work. The corruptive effect is enough to make sure you won't use it outside of emergencies, but negligible in the face of death in combat.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

It is carried by the Snake From Beyond in the Water Temple.

Greater Identify information[]

------------------- blessed Chaos Orb of Elemental Water {Wi+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 willpower attribute by +10.