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

Whips of slaughtering are a rare type of one-handed melee weapons in ADOM. They belong to the Whips weapon group, and train and benefit from the corresponding weapon skill. Like all the other whips, whips of slaughtering use Dexterity instead of Strength to determine melee damage.

They have base stats of (-4, 1d30), although slight variations may occur. They have a 50% chance to score critical hits in melee. A whip of slaughtering is naturally suffixed weapon, and thus cannot be generated with any normal prefixes or suffixes.

In unidentified form they are indistinguishable from regular whips or whips of the snake.


Better weapons are usually available by the time any PC is likely to obtain a whip of slaughtering. However, whips of slaughtering along with a whips of the snake are the best whips available, and thus can be very desirable for a PC with high Dexterity or proficiency in whips weapon skill. While the damage output of whips of slaughtering varies greatly, the increased chance of critical hits make it an end-game worthy weapon for some PCs.

Being made of leather, whips of slaughtering are susceptible to item destruction, so any PC relying on whips should always have a backup weapon at hand.

Due to its relatively high damage output compared to other whips, whips of slaughtering are very effective when used in self-flagellation.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

Whips of slaughtering can be randomly generated as all other generic loot, albeit rather rarely.

Greater Identify information[]

-------------------- uncursed whip of slaughtering (-4, 1d30)------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a -4 bonus to hit and causes 1d30 points of
When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d2 points of

It is very good at scoring critical hits in melee.