Goliath beetle

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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 It is retained for historical reference only.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.

goliath beetle BGoliath beetle.png
HP 37-62
HD 5
XP 48
Speed 5
AC 10
EV 3
Will 20
Attack1 30 (bite: plain)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities Poison
Habitat Land
Intelligence Insect
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type goliath beetle, goliath beetle
Flags No skeleton
A huge black beetle with great crunching mandibles and very hard chitinous armour.

A goliath beetle is a slow but powerful beetle found in the early Dungeon. It has high durability and a brutal attack, but can easily be outrun.

Tips & Tricks

  • Low-level characters should kite it in order to avoid melee, or flee it outright if you don't have the patience to whittle it down with ranged attacks. If you need to melee one, attack and step back, forcing it to waste its turn catching up to you.
  • They are vulnerable to poison, so hitting it with a few levels of poison will kill it more quickly than bashing away at it will. They also have low magic resistance, making them easy to disable via Hexes or wands.


Goliath beetles were removed in 0.17.