For a list of all rodents, see list of rodents.
|A rat that has been subjected to a wizard's terrible experiments. Who knows what it is capable of?|
Laboratory rats are common vermin that have been altered by a mad wizard into dangerous abominations. They come in a wide variety of flavors, each of which has its own unique powers that are unaffected by Silence. They can be found in the mad wizard's laboratory vault, which is occasionally located in the deeper sections of the Dungeon.
|Beastly|| Increased HD|
Random speed (10 - 17, similar to a hell beast)
|Fiery|| Fire breath attack|
|Gaseous|| Noxious breath attack|
|Venomous|| Venom-branded attacks|
Tips & Tricks
You can tell when you're about to face these guys by the mad wizard standing guard out front. As soon as you open the door to the room in the back, expect a flood of Mephitic Cloud spells to hit you and all the rats present, as well as several shifting rats to blink past you. With some good area of effect spells, you can clear the room very quickly. Just make sure to have poison resistance or clarity to avoid an embarrassing, confused death.
Laboratory rats were removed in 0.13.