Sun's Messenger ( } )
Item Type Missile weapon
Artifact? Yes
Weight 30s
Danger Level Unknown
Material Nonmetallic

The elven long bow "Sun's Messenger" is an artifact in ADOM. In ADOM v 1.1.1 and some earlier versions, the artifact can only be generated by crowning.

Sun's Messenger has stats of (+15, +15), and is an undead slayer.


The best bow in the game by far. It is a tremendous asset when fighting large numbers of undead because of its ability to infuse undead slaying power into even the most mundane stack of 176 arrows (+0, 1d6). Even against everything else, the damage and to-hit bonus is easily worth several levels of weapon skill.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

It is a possible crowning gift for High and Gray Elves (not Beastfighters), and also for Archers and Rangers.

As of v. 1.2.0 it can also be granted as a precrowning gift or a reward for making use of a potion of uselessness; generated in a surge of power or greater vault; or generated as random loot (albeit very rarely).

Greater Identify information[]

-------------- blessed elven long bow "Sun's Messenger" (+15, +15)-------------

It is an artifact.

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 2d6 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +15 bonus to hit and causes 2d6+15
points of damage.

It is an undead slayer.