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Lightning vortices are random monsters in ADOM. They are notable for the fact that they explode upon getting within melee range of the player or any other monster they are hostile to. Note that lightning vortices are much faster than an average PC, and can often even chase down characters wearing seven league boots.
Like all vortices, the message "You hear a distant wind" will be displayed on any level where a Lightning vortex is present.
- Lightning explosion
- Immune to shock
- Sometimes shrugs off bolts and other resistible magic
- Diagonal movement
- Ignores water
- Destroys webs
- Construct abilities
- Cannot be sacrificed
- Immune to death rays, stunning, blindness, paralysis, and poison
- Immune to telepathic mindcraft
The monster memory lists their average stats as:
DV: 24, PV: 7, Hits: 60, Speed: 120.
The damage it deals to a character without resistances is at least around 75 points. Spellcasters, beware.
Constructs never leave corpses.
A strange cloud of flaring lightning bolts is racing towards you. The bolts strike everything in its vicinity and seem to grow in strength the closer they get to you!