Rabid dog
Location Random
Monster type Animal
Alignment Neutral
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? No
1.1.1 KPL 12

Rabid dog is a type of monster in ADOM. As their monster memory description implies, rabid dogs are mindless — meaning they are unaffected by mindcraft, and are one of the only types of monsters to have this trait besides undead, constructs and insects.

As of v. 1.2.0, it is possible to cure a rabid dog by throwing e.g. a potion of healing at them[1]. The affected rabid dog will transform into a non-hostile large dog.

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Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 13, PV: 0, Hits: 5, Attacks: 1, Damage: 2-4. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

Eating a rabid dog causes the PC to become sick, unless (s)he is wearing a necklace of rabies resistance. In fact, the only known use for the necklace is to allow the wearer to eat rabid dogs safely.

Monster memory[]

The very definition of lesser beasts, this powerful canine's brain has been nearly destroyed by the ravages of a painful disease. Its dark fur is matted and frothy saliva drips from its mouth. It moves wildly, attacking anything that draws its attention away from its own suffering.