Dark sage
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Location Random
Monster type Humanoid
Alignment Chaotic
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance Low
1.1.1 KPL Unknown

Dark sage is a type of monster in ADOM. They appear quite early in the game, and are notable for possessing an energy blast attack — particularly dangerous from high levelled sages in the Small Cave. Illiterate characters such as Barbarians and Beastfighters will want to hunt them for their corpse. Interestingly, peaceful dark sages will inquire about the Sinister Library of Niltrias if chatted with.

Special abilities[edit source]

  • Casts Energy blast
  • Occasionally shrugs off bolts and other resistible magic

Common stats[edit source]

Level: 1, DV: 19, PV: 0, Hits: 15, Attacks: 1, Damage: 1-10. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[edit source]

Eating a dark sage corpse grants Literacy if the PC doesn't have it; cursed corpses decrease the PC's knowledge in the skill. It might also increase the PC's Mana and/or power points regeneration rate.

Monster memory[edit source]

An old scholar in long dark robes strides toward you. He possesses knowledge of things beyond the comprehension of any normal man, and his mind has obviously been corrupted by this very knowledge. This contact with chaotic forces has also given the sage dark magical powers, and a strong lust for power.

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