Dark orc
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Location Random
Monster type Humanoid
Alignment Chaotic
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? Yes
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? Yes
1.1.1 KPL 25

Dark orcs are monsters in ADOM. They are rarer and stronger than most orcs, and can smash doors.

Special abilities[]

  • Can break down doors

Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 15, PV: 8, Hits: 36, Attacks: 2, Damage: 6-20. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

Chance to increase Strength by 1, or potential Strength by 1 if Strength is at potential. The increase is less likely the higher Strength is, with less than a 10% chance of working once Strength is 31 or higher. Cannot increase Strength higher than 70.

Dwarves refuse to eat orcs unless they are starving.

Monster memory[]

This variety of orc is usually only seen deep underground, despising the sunlight as much as the dark elves. Their skin has darkened and their dark vision is even better than other orcs. Their residence in the deep earth has removed the weaker and slower members of the community, and so they are generally to be acknowledged as potentially dangerous.


One of the few breeds of orcs that always live above the ground, her skin has been burnt to black leather by the sun. Unlike other orcs, she doesn't squint in the light but grins broadly, displaying an assortment of yellow-to-black jagged teeth.

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