Giant centipede

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Obsolete: This article refers to an aspect of the game which has been removed. It is retained for historical reference only.

For a list of all arthropods, see list of arthropods.

giant centipede sGiant centipede.png
HP 6-12
HD 2
XP 12
Speed 13
AC 2
EV 14
Will 8
Attack1 2 (sting: nasty poison)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities Poison
Habitat Land
Intelligence Insect
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Little
Type giant centipede, giant centipede
Flags No skeleton
A chilopod of quite an unusual size, the giant centipede mostly comes out to hunt when it is dark. Physically weak, it relies on its nasty poison to dispatch its victims.

“Traffickers in the Black Meat, flesh of the giant black centipede—sometimes attaining a length of six feet—found in a lane of black rocks and iridescent, brown lagoons, exhibit paralyzed crustaceans in camouflage pockets of the Plaza visible only to the Meat Eaters.”
-William S. Burroughs, _Naked Lunch_. 1959

Useful Info

Giant centipedes are weak (but fast) vermin with a potent poison sting. They are found in the mid-Dungeon and the Lair.

Tips & Tricks

If they land a few lucky hits, they can inflict a fair amount of poison. In practice, however, only the flimsiest of spellcasters are at risk and only if they are caught off guard, as giant centipedes are exceptionally weak by the time you generally see them. Poison resistance renders them even more harmless than usual.


Giant centipedes were removed in 0.14.