Frost giant jarl
Location Random
Monster type Giant
Alignment Chaotic
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? Yes
1.1.1 KPL Unknown

Frost giant jarl is a type of monster in ADOM. They are the toughest amongst the frost giants, which are not ruled by a king (as explained in their monster memory description). They are very strong, can smash doors, and can deal significant damage from afar by firing rocks. They often drop the slings they use when killed.

Like most creatures of ice they are immune to cold attacks, but highly vulnerable to fire — something certainly worth bearing in mind for physically weak spellcasters trying to survive against them.

As of version 1.2.0[1], frost giant jarls appear in greater giant vaults.

Haggar, a named level 8 frost giant jarl, is the target of the ice queen's first quest.

Special abilities[]

Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 40, PV: 24, Hits: 248, Attacks: 2, Damage: 11-55. 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 50. Also has a chance to grant intrinsic cold resistance.

Monster memory[]

Alone of the giant races, those of the cold are not beholden to kings, but to the ruling jarl, formerly those in power immediately below the king. The last of the kings was defeated by a stripling with little strength and so the position of king lost its honor. The dominant jarls decided to divide the power amongst themselves until one truly worthy of the title could claim it by defeating all of the jarls in succession. Since the jarls come into power only through defeating the great, this task has proven too difficult, and so these powerful giants rule their people.