Zyborgs are supposed to be a role suited for beginners who want to get the hang of the game with reduced risk of dying. They start out moderately slow (speed 11), but this disadvantage is compensated for by their ability to learn random techniques from leveling up. Every time a Zyborg gains a level up (unless they already had that level before and got level drained), there is a 30% chance of getting a technique (unless that happens to be one they already know, in which case they get nothing).
- Lawful: Andromorph
- Neutral: Technix
- Chaotic: Mechatron
Zyborg rank titles
The status line shows you to be one of the following ranks when you reach the specified experience level:
- XL 1-2: Tin Can
- XL 3-5: Artificial Stupidity
- XL 6-9: Metal Man/Woman
- XL 10-13: Automaton
- XL 14-17: Mechwarrior
- XL 18-21: Android
- XL 22-25: Advanced Robot
- XL 26-29: Artificial Intelligence
- XL 30: Synthetic Man/Woman
Zyborgs can use any type of weapon and become proficient with it, as well as fight unarmed, ride a steed and use any type of spells. Their special spell is solar beam. Gaining levels quickly may be a good idea due to the chance of getting powerful techniques.
The ability to eat metal items means a vampiric or ghast zyborg will have less food problems than usual for those races; if they can't find their usual food, the Zyborg may just eat some metal junk instead. Every diode is worth 10 points of nutrition, and eating the plate mail even gives a whopping 600 points (but that should only be done if a replacement armor is available).
On the Zyborg quest, lots of dangerous monsters will spawn including grues, undead dragons, griffin rogues and wall monsters. The Master Brain is also a very nasty quest nemesis that can eat metal items, and if any intelligent monster decides to use the Verbal Blade quest artifact sword, RUN!!! It can behead and thus instakill the player. On the other hand, once the player gets it, Verbal Blade can be used to decapitate all monsters that have a head.
The Zyborg role was suggested by a fellow named Cult Classic.