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

Ghost bat is a type of monster in ADOM. They are notable for their melee attack which ages the PC by a few years upon damaging hits. They are not as strong as the other ghosts, and do not usually pose too much threat to even short-lived races like Orcs or Trolls as long they kill the bats quickly.

As incorporeal beings ghost bats can also pass through solid walls, resist Telekinetic Blasts and float over floor traps. Unlike other ghosts, ghost bats don't mind flying over water tiles.

Special abilities[]

Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 20, PV: 0, Hits: 3, Attacks: 1, Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

Ghosts can't leave corpses.

Monster memory[]

This small undead creature may not really be the ghost of a bat, but it flutters and attacks like one. Suspected to be the unsettled spirit of any number of small animals, the form varies, but always seems to resemble a flying mammal. Small and wispy, it has enough substance to drain some life force from its opponents.

Alternative description

A sudden breeze chills your bones as suddenly a small and near translucent figure in the shape of a vampire bat materializes before you. An eerie scream reaches your ears as this animal spirit opens its fang covered mouth and speeds towards you. Watch out — it is said that even a single bite by this creature can prove hazardous to your health — for YEARS to come...