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Destroy Undead/Dispel Undead
School Arcane, Clerical
Type Damage
Range Touch
Base cost 8
Equivalent item N/A

Destroy Undead is an offensive spell in ADOM. It allows the caster to damage any undead creature in his/her immediate vicinity.

Dispel Undead is a high-reward high-risk spell suited for disposing of undead. It deals a great amount of damage, especially if used by a high-level PC, but requires the PC to get in melee range and has a chance to fail completely if the target resists the spell. These two disadvantages are devastating for the PC against the most powerful undead — lich kings and emperor liches — mainly because of stat draining abilities of these monsters. It remains a plausible and sometimes very effective against all other undead, as it can be cast using a defensive load-out and Coward mode — this significantly reduces potential harm to the PC.

Stats[]

Destroy Undead damage depends on the PC's level (L), Willpower score (W) and proficiency with the spell (P). The exact formula looks the following way:

{L + 1}d6 + W + P

Extra

Destroy Undead doesn't deal damage to non-undead creatures and doesn't anger neutral/friendly non-undead creatures. It is not trained if cast on non-undead target.

Spell messages

  • Casting Destroy Undead on a non-undead target will generate -target- hisses/screams/wails/etc. in obvious confusion. message.
  • Casting Destroy Undead on the PC himself/herself will generate You are still alive! message.
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