Spellbook ( " )
Item Type Book
Artifact? No
Weight 100s
Danger Level 1
Material Paper

Spellbooks are a type of books in ADOM. All spellbooks in the game come in the form of spellbook of <spell name> and have the same set of properties (melee and missile to-hit and damage rating, vulnerability to water etc.). When read, they may grant spell knowledge, allow to bookcast the spell or will invoke a negative effect on the PC. More detailed information on the topic of learning and using magic in ADOM can be found on the spellcasting page.

Spellbooks share DL of 1 which means that they can be spawned on any level. However, they feature an internal rarity distribution — the PC is much more likely to find a spellbook of Fire Bolt than a spellbook of Create Item. This distribution seems to be dependent on the PC's class — arcane casters (Wizards, Necromancers, Elementalists) find more spellbooks of arcane spells, while clerics (Priests, Druids, Paladins) will find more clerical spellbooks.


Spellbooks are the primary source of spell knowledge in the game and are thus vital for all magic-oriented users.

Guaranteed/Common sourcesEdit

They can be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot.

The sinister Library of Nilthrias contains numerous spellbooks. Spellcasting classes will find almost every possible spellbook in the game (Wizards are typically guaranteed to find even a spellbook of Wish), while other classes will find an assortment of random spellbooks.

Pure spellcaster classes have a much better chance to generate spellbooks in generic loot. Some semi-spellcasters (such as Paladins) also feature an increased chance.

As of version 1.2.0[1] 3 random spellbooks are dropped by the minotaur emperor.

Greater Identify informationEdit

---------------------------- blessed spellbook of Wish--------------------------

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

List of spellbooks Edit

Name Clerical name Spell Notes
Spellbook of Acid Ball Spellbook of Rain of Sorrow Acid Ball
Spellbook of Acid Bolt Acid Bolt
Spellbook of Bless Bless (spell)
Spellbook of Burning Hands Spellbook of Baptism of Fire Burning Hands
Spellbook of Calm Monster Calm Monster
Spellbook of Create Item Spellbook of Divine Favour Create Item
Spellbook of Cure Critical Wounds Cure Critical Wounds
Spellbook of Cure Disease Cure Disease
Spellbook of Cure Light Wounds Cure Light Wounds
Spellbook of Cure Serious Wounds Cure Serious Wounds
Spellbook of Darkness Darkness
Spellbook of Death Ray Spellbook of Greater Divine Touch Death Ray
Spellbook of Destroy Undead Spellbook of Dispel Undead Destroy Undead
Spellbook of Disarm Trap Disarm Trap
Spellbook of Earthquake Earthquake
Spellbook of Farsight Farsight
Spellbook of Fire Bolt Spellbook of Hellish Flames Fire Bolt
Spellbook of Fireball Spellbook of Major Punishment Fireball
Spellbook of Frost Bolt Spellbook of Nether Bolt Frost Bolt Given to the PC by Guth'Alak for completing Kill Keethrax quest (power chosen over knowledge).
Spellbook of Greater Identify Spellbook of Greater Enlightenment Greater Identify
Spellbook of Heal Heal
Spellbook of Ice Ball Spellbook of Freezing Fury Ice Ball
Spellbook of Identify Spellbook of Enlightenment Identify Given to the PC by Khelavaster if he is saved.
Spellbook of Improved Fireball Spellbook of Invoked Devastation Improved Fireball
Spellbook of Invisibility Spellbook of Veil of the Gods Invisibility (spell)
Spellbook of Knock Spellbook of Divine Key Knock
Spellbook of Know Alignment Know Alignment
Spellbook of Light Light
Spellbook of Lightning Ball Spellbook of Heavenly Fury Lightning Ball
Spellbook of Lightning Bolt Spellbook of Divine Wrath Lightning Bolt
Spellbook of Magic Lock Spellbook of Seal of the Spheres Magic Lock
Spellbook of Magic Map Spellbook of Knowledge of the Ancients Magic Map
Spellbook of Magic Missile Spellbook of Minor Punishment Magic Missile
Spellbook of Mystic Shovel Spellbook of Divine Digger Mystic Shovel
Spellbook of Neutralize Poison Neutralize Poison
Spellbook of Petrification Petrification
Spellbook of Remove Curse Remove Curse
Spellbook of Revelation Revelation
Spellbook of Scare Monster Spellbook of Holy Awe Scare Monster
Spellbook of Slow Monster Slow Monster
Spellbook of Slow Poison Slow Poison
Spellbook of Strength of Atlas Spellbook of Lordly Might Strength of Atlas
Spellbook of Stun Ray Spellbook of Lesser Divine Touch Stun Ray
Spellbook of Summon Monsters Summon Monsters
Spellbook of Teleportation Spellbook of Ethereal Bridge Teleportation Given to the PC by Khelavaster if he is saved.
Spellbook of Web Web (spell)
Spellbook of Wish Wish (spell)