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Version 0.28: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
radroach BRadroach.png
HP 52-107
HD 12
XP 841
Speed 10
AC 13
EV 5
Will 60
Attack1 28 (bite: plain)
Attack2 16 (claw: plain)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities Silver
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Little
Type giant cockroach, radroach
Flags No skeleton
Web immune
A giant cockroach that has been exposed to high amounts of mutagenic energy. It is horrifyingly mutated, but this has only made it stronger.

Useful Info

Radroaches are dangerous denizens of the Spider's Nest. Their Irradiate spell, similar to the player, will inflict heavy magical contamination and very high damage to foes that get within melee range.


Spell set I
Slot1 Irradiate (3d26) Natural flag

Tips & Tricks

  • While fairly bulky, softening a radroach up with any sort of ranged attack is always preferable.
  • A radroach won't cast Irradiate if there are other hostile monsters next to it.
  • A potion of cancellation will remove contamination.


  • Radroaches were added in 0.28