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

Orc butchers are monsters in ADOM. They are the rarest and strongest type of orcish monsters in the game. Their melee attack is surprisingly powerful, so the danger of orc butchers should never be underestimated. On the other hand, they are significantly slower than most monsters in the game; thus are easy enough to kill with ranged attacks.

Special abilities[]

  • Can break down doors

Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 10, PV: 10, Hits: 63, Attacks: 1, Damage: 6-60. Speed: 70.

Corpse effects[]

Chance to increase Strength by 1, or potential Strength by 1 if Strength is at potential. The increase is less likely the higher Strength is, with less than a 10% chance of working once Strength is 31 or higher. Cannot increase Strength higher than 70.

Dwarves refuse to eat orcs unless they are starving.

Monster memory[]

At first consideration, the orc butcher seems to be a large, oafish kitchen worker of an orc. Any studied observation will reveal that this creature is a butcher in more ways than one; an advanced knowledge of physiology, surprising for any orc, as well as a glee in causing the parting of flesh that has led to great skill and strength in dismembering, causes the butcher to be an opponent of considerable danger. Fortunately, their pride in their work forces them to work a bit slowly, considering the best cut for any given chunk of meat (you).

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