Sling ( } )
Item Type Missile weapon
Artifact? No
Weight 3s
Danger Level 1
Material Cloth

Slings are one of the basic types of missile weapon in ADOM. They have default stats of (+0, +1), although variations from this are common.


They are useful to players who rely on their plentiful supply of rocks and wish to gain a bit of extra damage and range over thrown rocks, or hope for Whirlwind or a sling of the long shot. Slings are very common, so if you're untrained in either slings or thrown rocks, it very rarely hurts to go for slings. Hurthlings have a considerable headstart in thrown rocks, though they receive discount to marks needed to improve sling skill. In 1.2.0 and later versions, bullets with slaying powers can be obtained, which improves sling skill potential in the late game.

It is possible to use potions with slings—while base range of potion thrown by sling and hand is 3 tiles, potions receive bonuses which improve sling range, such as proficiency with slings.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

They can be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot. They are also frequently dropped, for instance by goblin rockthrowers or ogres.

Greater Identify information[]

----------------------------- blessed sling (+0, +1)---------------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d2 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d1+1
points of damage.