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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, inflicts heavy magical contamination and damage to any foe that enters melee range.


Spell set I
Slot1 Irradiate (3d26) Natural flag

Tips & Tricks

  • While radroaches are fairly bulky, softening it up with any sort of ranged attack is always preferable. They are weak to silver, and curare can let you kite them for a bit.
  • Radroaches are generally unwilling to Irradiate its own allies. It'll blast through trivial enemies like regular worms, but even a single redback adjacent to the radroach will heavily discourage the spell from being used.
  • A potion of cancellation will remove contamination.


  • Radroaches were added in 0.28