Whip ( ( )
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? No
Weight 15s
Danger Level 1
Material Leather

Whips are one of the basic types of Weapon in ADOM. They have default stats of (-4, 1d3), making them worse than the PC's bare fist - but whips are the only means of melee combat that uses Dexterity instead of Strength to determine melee damage.

As well as being used as a weapon, whips can be equipped in the tool slot and "u"sed to raise the players alignment. This does cause damage, so be careful.


Due to their low damage, they are not very useful as a weapon, except for very dextrous, very weak characters in a somewhat bizarre set of circumstances. They might still find use for self-flagellation, though alignment is more commonly increased to lawful using an amulet of order.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

They can be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot. Goblin slavemasters may drop one when killed.

Greater Identify information[]

----------------------------- blessed whip (-4, 1d3)---------------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a -4 bonus to hit and causes 1d3 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d2
points of damage.