Location Random
Monster type Construct
Alignment Chaotic
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? Yes
1.1.1 KPL 12

Gargoyle is a type of monster in ADOM. They are uncommon monsters which attack multiple times per turn, and have no special powers.

Special abilities[]

  • Immune to petrification
  • Construct abilities
    • Cannot be sacrificed
    • Immune to death rays, stunning, blindness, paralysis, and poison
    • Immune to telepathic mindcraft

Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 15, PV: 6, Hits: 10, Attacks: 4, Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

Unlike other constructs, the PC can (attempt to) eat gargoyles and margoyles. Doing so yields a very small amount of satiation before the corpse crumbles into rocks — adding a small pile of rocks to the PC's inventory.

Monster memory[]

These stone-based creatures were originally carved and placed on buildings to frighten evil spirits and so protect the inhabitants. Some have escaped their attachments to their home construction and are no longer bound to protect, but use their fearsome faces and rocky musculature to terrorize through violence.

Alternative description

This creature stands 9 ft. tall. It has batlike wings, menacing claws, and a nice contingent of very sharp fangs. Gargoyles are known for their ability to look like statues so as to pounce on their prey. This one seems to be looking right at you.