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The magedoom is a golem creature from the Forgotten Realms campaign setting in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game. Within the game's set of rules, it serves as a monster and antagonist to the player characters.

Publication history[]

The magedoom first appear in Ruins of Zhentil Keep, an adventure module for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition with an illustration done by Jeff Butler.[1] The monster entry was later reprinted in the Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume III, a collection of previously published monsters.[2]


The magedoom is described as a humanoid consisting of sludge with an eyeless human head. Magedooms are created by the Zhent wizards, an evil-aligned faction from the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. Their task is to kill enemy wizards. For this purpose, magedooms are surrounded by a zone which cannot be passed by magic spells.

Neither in Ruins of Zhentil Keep nor in the Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume III the magedoom is classified as a golem, though it is called a golem in its description in the Annual.


  1. Melka, Kevin and John Terra. Ruins of Zhentil Keep (TSR, Inc., 1995)
  2. Pickens, Jon, ed. Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (TSR, 1996)