Location Random
Monster type Construct
Alignment Chaotic
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? Yes
1.1.1 KPL 5

Margoyle is a type of monster in ADOM. They are rare construct monsters that attack many times per turn, but have no special attacks. They are the slightly tougher form of gargoyles.

Special abilities[]

  • Immune to petrification
  • Construct abilities
    • Cannot be sacrificed
    • Immune to death rays, stunning, blindness, paralysis, and poison
    • Immune to telepathic mindcraft

Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 11, PV: 8, Hits: 25, Attacks: 4. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

Unlike other constructs, the PC can attempt to eat margoyles and gargoyles. This will yield minimal satiation, and add a small pile of rocks to the PC's inventory.

Monster memory[]

While gargoyles were initially intended to protect by scaring away evil spirits, the margoyle was designed to protect by scaring and then destroying those who intrude onto the grounds it protects. Its twisted face is a mask of hatred and spite, solidly set in the hard stone that forms its hide and clawed hands.