School Arcane, Clerical
Type Utility
Range N/A
Base cost 75
Equivalent item scroll of identify

Identify is a utility spell in ADOM. It allows the caster to learn the the type and extra modifiers for a target item.

Identify spell works completely identical to a cursed scroll of identify. This means that it will identify only target item, revealing its type and usual modifiers (stat increases and suffixes/prefixes). It will not show the B/U/C status of the item. This is inferior to the effect of uncursed scroll of identify, which will perform identification for all items of the base group. It is almost useless in comparison with blessed scrolls of identify which reveals information about all items in the inventory and also shows the B/U/C status.

Identify spell is thus very inefficient in its direct application, although it provides great training for Mana attribute due to its high casting cost.


Identify doesn't depend on any attribute due to its fixed effect. Spell proficiency likewise doesn't improve anything except base cost.