Ice vortex
Location Ice Queen Domain
Monster type Construct
Alignment Neutral
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance Medium
Picks up items? No
1.1.1 KPL Unknown

Ice vortex is a type of monster in ADOM. Like other vortices, their only mode of attack (or defense) is to explode when it reaches melee range of the PC. The explosion deals considerable cold damage to the PC, but at least is not as destructive to their equipment as the other vortices. As creatures of ice they are immune to cold but highly vulnerable to fire; low levelled spellcasters thus at least have a good chance of surviving them if they can take them out from a distance with fire spells. Note that Ice vortices are the slowest type of vortex, often with speeds below 100, and thus can be outrun by most characters.

Like all vortices, the message "You hear a distant wind" will be displayed on any level where a Ice vortex is present.

Special abilities[]

Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 21, PV: 5, Hits: 12, Speed: 90.

Corpse effects[]

Vortices can't leave corpses.

Monster memory[]

A strange cloud consisting of thousands of sharp and pointy ice needles is moving towards you. The cold is almost unbearable and seems to get even worse the closer this cloud moves.