Orc chieftain
122122 f
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 12

Orc chieftains are monsters in ADOM. They are uncommonly found in dungeons; though a lesser vault containing orcs is guaranteed to contain one orc chieftain. As the monster name implies, orc chieftains are significantly stronger than unskilled orcs (although that's still not saying much).

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Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 15, PV: 5, Hits: 24, Attacks: 2, Damage: 2-13. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

Dwarves refuse to eat orcs unless they are starving. All other races can eat orcs with no ill effects.

Monster memory[]


When you are about to meet an orc chieftain in battle, be afraid! He is the strongest, best armed and armored orc around. He also has the greatest battle experience, since he is constantly challenged by his peers. But, you may also see the glimmer of a sharp mind in his red eyes, for here strength often couples with cunning. Then be very afraid! Orc chieftains always get the first and best pick from the loot, so they will have the best things an orc wants to use. That does not have anything to do with the stuff you want.


She's the one who knows how to keep a gang of a dozen orcs together. The key is violence and cruelty as well as always finding some occupation for the band so they don't go at one another's throat. She's a tad bit stronger and better equipped than the others, and unlike most of this race she seems to act deliberately. If you fall into the claws of her company, she might even keep her underlings from killing you - because she can think of something nastier that could be done to you.

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