List of rodents

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HAMLET [Drawing his sword.]: How now! a rat? Dead, for a ducat, dead [Stabs through the arras.]

-William Shakespeare, _The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark_, III, 4. 1603.

The majority of the rodents you'll encounter are weak, insignificant creatures that do little more than rush you harmlessly and get slaughtered in droves. Rodents are most common in the early branches of the game.


r Rat.png Rat - A feisty Dungeon delicacy common everywhere!

r River rat.png River rat - Green-furred rats adapted to living in sewers. Capable of swimming.

r Hell rat.png Hell rat - Demonic rats whose teeth nibble away at your very soul.

Obsolete Rodents

r Porcupine.png Porcupine - Cranky rodents whose razor-sharp quills made their foes regret close-ranged attacks. Removed in 0.26.

r Grey rat.png Grey rat - These feral rats were slightly more vicious than their civilized cousins and tasted much worse. Removed in 0.14.

r Laboratory rat.png Laboratory rat - Rats that were enhanced by an insane mix of science and magic and endowed with various abilities. Removed in 0.13.