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

Prior to version 2.3.5, greater doppelgangers were called doppelganger lords.

Greater doppelgangers are monsters that can mimic the PC. In ASCII-mode they are represented by an @ symbol of the same color as the PC. In tiles-mode they are represented by the same tile as the PC. The sprite on this page is only displayed when using monster detection.

When they attack they have a chance to cause confusion for 1d2 turns, and they deflect all missiles except potions and gold. They will usually fail to use their deflection ability while confused, stunned, or paralyzed.

Special abilities[]

Common stats[]

Level: 2, DV: 16, PV: 3, Hits: 95, Attacks: 2, Damage: 7-25. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

Non-trollish PCs will refuse to eat doppelgangers unless they are starving. Trolls will eat them at any time.

Monster memory[]

You recoil in confusion from your own mirror image! The strange figure seems to be your identical twin... only more so, somehow. Curiously, your twin seems to have a certain aura of majesty and power about it, and you feel suddenly as if it is you who are the pale reflection of the original.