Giant bat
Location Random
Monster type Animal
Alignment Neutral
Unique? No
Sees invisible? Yes[1]
Sees in the dark? Yes
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? No
1.1.1 KPL Unknown

Giant bat is a type of monster in ADOM. They are quite weak creatures that appear early in the game. Since bats rely on echolocation to locate other beings, they are capable of 'seeing' the PC in darkness and/or if they are invisible (as of v. 1.2.0). As flying creatures, they can also cross water unhindered.

Special abilities[]

Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 13, PV: 1, Hits: 14, Attacks: 1, Damage: 2-5. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

No effects besides satiation. Bats taste like chicken, apparently.

Monster memory[]

These overgrown flying mammals attack by biting, using their exquisite hearing to guide them toward their opponent. They are hardier than they first appear, as their leathery wings and thick fur provide more protection than most would expect from such a nimble flier.

Alternative description

This nightly predator and larger cousin of the common cave bat can be easily distinguished by its light gray color. Although they are difficult to hit sometimes, a single strike or two should fell this critter. In some countries they are roasted over open fire as a delicacy, usually served with sweet potatoes and garlic sauce.