Scroll of corruption removal ( ? )
Item Type Scroll
Artifact? No
Weight 2s
Danger Level 10
Material Paper

Scroll of corruption removal (known as scroll of chaos resistance in ADOM versions 1.1.1 and earlier) is a type of scroll. When read they alter the degree of corruption the PC has accumulated—to much greater effect than potions of cure corruption. For a PC with 10 Appearance, uncursed scrolls remove around 0.75 corruptions, and blessed scrolls remove around 1.5. Reading a cursed scroll will result in 0.75 more corruptions.

Apparently, their most common label is "Yik Mech'Shegoth", though when unidentified they can take any label besides those reserved for unique scrolls.


Since some corruptions have very undesirable effects (e.g. stiff muscles, mana battery) and too many will kill the PC, sources of corruption removal are very desirable. They are usually used either right away to remove a troublesome corruption gained, when the PC has accumulated 16-17 corruptions and will die upon receiving the next one, or to remove any corruptions before going home for a regular ending.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

They are rare to find as generic loot, though 2d2 scrolls can be wished for.

Since corruption is inevitable from venturing into corrupting caverns, there are a number of guaranteed sources of scrolls of corruption removal to help save the PC's life:

Greater Identify information[]

--------------------- uncursed scroll of corruption removal--------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d1 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d1
points of damage.

Some item DLs and/or stat modifier distribution taken from Anilatx's research.