Rolf's Saviour ( [ )
Item Type Shield
Artifact? Yes
Weight 120s
Danger Level N/A
Material Mithril

The dwarven shield "Rolf's Saviour" is an artifact in ADOM. It is a decent shield that grants resistance to fire, cold and poison.

If the shield is wielded with Rolf's Companion, it boosts the to-hit and damage of the axe by +10 each... but only if the PC wields the axe in their left hand and the shield in the right.


In terms of defence, Rolf's Saviour is better than most medium crystal or eternium shields, but not usually as great as large or tower shields made of eternium or crystal, which can be found in slightly greater abundance. Its resistances are nice to have, but are easy enough to gain without wearing the shield. It may still be the shield of choice for PCs that like Rolf's Companion, though, given the offensive boosts it provides.

Getting the shield is one of the requirements for the Rolf quest.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

It is one of the possible rewards for Thrundarr's Fourth Quest. As of version r73, talking to Thrundarr about "Rolf" guarantees the shield for lawful PCs.

Greater Identify information[]

-------------------------------- dwarven shield------------------------------

The dwarven shield is actually a blessed dwarven shield "Rolf's Saviour"
(+2) [+9, +6]. 
It is an artifact.

When worn it modifies DV by +9 and PV by +6.
When used in melee combat it grants a +2 bonus to hit and causes 1d6
points of damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit 
and causes 1d6 points of damage.

It grants resistance to fire.
It grants resistance to poison.
It grants resistance to cold.