Queen ant

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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 It is retained for historical reference only.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.

queen ant BQueen ant.png
HP 47-96
HD 13
XP 877
Speed 10
AC 14
EV 3
Will 60
Attack1 20 (sting: strong poison)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities Poison
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Large
Type worker ant, queen ant
Flags No skeleton
A bloated ant, covered in thick chitinous armour and possessing a strong poison. It is the sovereign of the colony and, when not disturbed, is constantly laying eggs. Once capable of flight, it has long since shed its wings; only rudimentary stubs remain.

Useful Info

Queen ants are the massive insect leaders of ant nest vaults. Although they pack a dangerous poisonous sting, they prefer to let their hordes of worker ants and soldier ants handle you. They only appear in their ant nest vaults, which can generate throughout the middle-Dungeon as well as in some branches. If you see one under other circumstances, it's likely a shapeshifter.

Tips & Tricks

  • Like most insects, queen ants are vulnerable to poison.
  • Poisonous, mephitic and damaging clouds from the wand of clouds will cause significant damage to the entire nest.
  • The queen herself should pose little difficulty—although it is advisable to ensure that you have curing potions to fight her, because her poisonous attacks can be incredibly potent.


  • Queen ants were removed in 0.27.
  • Prior to 0.17, queen ants moved slowly.