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Doppelganger king
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Location Random
Monster type Humanoid
Alignment Chaotic
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance High
1.1.1 KPL Unknown

Doppelganger kings are monsters in ADOM that can mimic the player. In ASCII-mode they are represented by an @ symbol of the same color as the PC. In tiles-mode they are represented by the same tile as the PC. The sprite on this page is only displayed when using monster detection.

Doppelganger kings are extremely dangerous monsters. They exactly mimic your own speed, DV, and PV. On top of that, their to-hit bonus appears to increase as yours does, and it seems that damage dealt by a doppelganger king's attack adjusts to 20% of the PC's max HP[1]. In addition, they retain their lesser counterparts' ability to deflect missiles and confuse the PC in melee.

Kill them with spells from a distance, or in the dark.

Special abilitiesEdit

Common statsEdit

The DV, PV, and speed of a doppelganger king always matches that of the PC.

Level 1 DV: x PV: x Hits: 85 Attacks: 1 Damage: 8-41 Speed: x.

Corpse effectsEdit

Only trolls can eat doppelganger kings. Doing so seems to have a 50% chance of raising each of the PC's stats, individually.

Monster memoryEdit

You recoil in confusion from your own mirror image! The strange figure seems to be your identical twin... only more so, somehow. Curiously, your twin seems to be a lot more like you than you yourself ever could be! You start to wonder whether you should continue your life now that you know how perfect you'll never manage to be.

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