Spider shell armor ( [ )
Item Type Body armor
Artifact? No
Weight 300s
Danger Level 1
Material Nonmetallic

Spider shell armor is one of the rarest types of danger level one armor in ADOM. They have default stats of (+0, -2) [-1, +5], although variations from this are common.

The stats of spider shell armor aren't automatically identified by the game when equipped; the player can distinguish equipped spider shell armor from regular shell armor by observation until such is magically identified. They can have special prefixes and suffixes, which similarly may not be immediately clear.


Spider shell armor is quite powerful in the early game, on the level of chain mail. However, equipping unidentified shell armors runs the risk of being stuck with the [-1, +2] variety, and they are often too heavy to carry around until they can be properly identified.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

They can be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot. Notably, Dark Elven Beastfighters start equipped with one.

Greater Identify information[]

------------------ blessed spider shell armor (+0, -2) [-1, +5]----------------

When worn it modifies DV by -1 and PV by +5.
When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d5 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a -2 bonus to hit and causes 1d5
points of damage.