Shadow wyrm
216216 f
Location Random
Monster type Dragon
Alignment Chaotic
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? Yes
Magic resistance Medium
Picks up items? Yes
1.1.1 KPL 5

Shadow wyrm is a type of monster in ADOM. They are rare mid-game monsters that can summon shadows, and have a cold breath attack (which may often wipe out their own familiars). Like ghosts, shadow wyrms can age the PC if their melee attack damages him/her; their touch is thus very dangerous to Orcs and Trolls in particular.

Like other wyrms, shadow wyrms can also attack with glowing balls. Like some other shadows and spirits, shadow wyrms can levitate over water.

In version 1.1.1 and earlier versions, shadow wyrms were (quite confusingly) not undead. This was changed in v. 1.2.0[1].

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Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 45, PV: 0, Hits: 154, Attacks: 3, Damage: 9-36. Speed: 120.

Corpse effects[]

Eating a shadow wyrm decreases Toughness by two points, and seemingly may increase Dexterity by up to four points.

Monster memory[]

Colossal, and yet, tiny, this creature is baffling to look upon. It seems to exist on the border of reality, somewhere between existence and nothingness, a shimmering black color, somehow unstable. Giant black eyes stare from the mass of ink-black scales, a gigantic roar echoing through your ears and shaking the whole world around you.