Floating eye
Location Random
Monster type Unknown
Alignment Neutral
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance Low
Picks up items? No
1.1.1 KPL 12

Floating eye is a type of monster in ADOM. They are notable for their ability to paralyze the PC — either if the eye damages the PC, or the PC attacks the eye. Though the eye itself isn't a dangerous opponent even to paralyzed PCs, it is still worth avoiding getting into a melee battle with one in case more powerful monsters arrive to hack at the PC whilst (s)he is helpless. Eyes appear to have some resistance to mindcraft and bolts spells, but can be dealt with reliably using missiles.

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Level: 1, DV: 10, PV: 2, Hits: 10, Attacks: 1, Damage: 2-8. Speed: 90.

Corpse effects[]

Floating eyes don't leave corpses.

Monster memory[]

The weakest of the ocular pneumatophores, these appear as a large eye that floats through the air looking around and supposedly feeding, but little is known of their prey or method of feeding. Their ability to lock an attacker's gaze and therefore immobilize them might be a trapping method, but appears to be primarily defensive.