Kinslayer ( ( )
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? Yes
Weight 80s
Danger Level 6
Material Eternium

The black long sword "Kinslayer" is an artifact in ADOM. In ADOM v 1.1.1 and some earlier versions, the artifact can only be generated by crowning.

Kinslayer slays humanoids, but has the quite annoying trait of being autocursing. In its unidentified state, it is a black long sword.


The Kinslayer is a very good artifact to be crowned with. It slays humanoids, can be wielded with a shield, and boasts both an acceptable damage potential and DV/PV. The damage specs are (+3,4d5+3)[+4,+4]. It is perhaps the best one-handed sword in the game, at least for the three classes that can be crowned with it, despite its auto-cursing trait.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

It is a possible crowning gift for Assassins, Necromancers, and Duelists.

As of v1.2.0 it can also be granted as a precrowning gift or a reward for making use of a potion of uselessness; generated in a surge of power or greater vault; or generated as random loot (albeit very rarely).

Greater Identify information[]

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The blessed black long sword is actually a blessed black long sword "Kinslayer"
(+3, 4d5+3) [+4, +4].
It is an artifact.

When wielded it modifies DV by +4 and PV by +4.
When used in melee combat it grants a +3 bonus to hit and causes 4d5+3
points of damage. When used as a missile it grants a -6 bonus to hit 
and causes 1d3 points of damage.

It is a humanoid slayer.
It is a permanently cursed item.