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The Aleax, A, is a humanoid angelic being that appears in NetHack. It is the only humanoid angelic monster that is a valid polymorph form.


Aleaxes are rarely generated randomly and will never appear in Gehennom. They may appear as lawful minions; randomly generated Aleaxes will be peaceful towards lawful characters with good alignment record.

They are generated with a blessed erodeproof long sword and a non-cursed erodeproof large shield. There is a 120 chance that the sword will be converted into either Demonbane or Sunsword (if the chosen artifact does not exist yet), and a 14 chance the shield will instead be a shield of reflection.



In UnNetHack, an Aleax behaves more like the D&D Aleax (as described below), and will be generated wearing an erodeproof +0 copy of all of the player's equipment and weapons; artifacts will be converted to their base item.


In Dungeons & Dragons, an Aleax is an avatar of a deity sent to punish a specific mortal; the Aleax takes on the target's exact appearance and carries identical equipment.

Encyclopedia entry

An Aleax, according to the AD&D Fiend Folio, is a creature that
looks exactly like the character, and is sent by the character's
god to punish alignment violations. Obviously - and luckily - in
Nethack this is not the case.

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