Ratling archer
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Location Random
Monster type Humanoid
Alignment Neutral
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? Yes
1.1.1 KPL 25

Ratling archer is a type of monster in ADOM. They are quite weak opponents that attack from afar using quarrels. They may occasionally leave a light crossbow when slain.

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Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 19, PV: 0, Hits: 7, Attacks: 1, Damage: 2-6. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

Eating most ratlings cause PCs of most races to vomit, thus giving them minimal satiation. Orcs and trolls can eat them without vomitting, thus receiving considerably more satiation.

Monster memory[]

It is no easy task to become a ratling archer. After having mastered the technical aspects of their profession, they usually embark upon a course in mystic contemplation. This training will finally allow them to form a unity with their missile weapon and become one with their missiles, their trajectory and their target (which is why they rarely miss). When you meet them in a dungeon, they seem to be introverted or even absent-minded, but once they whip out their crossbows, you'd better take cover.


First you mistook her for a very large rat walking on the hind legs, but she wears a leather jerkin and light shoes, and brandishes a crossbow. She takes aim with bright eyes, and the blue-and-black sash she wears across her chest displays the motto of her order: Wouldn't It Be Nice If Everyone Was Nice. Sadly, she's not willing to be the one who starts being nice.