Claw bug
Location Random
Monster type Animal
Alignment Neutral
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? No
1.1.1 KPL Unknown

Claw bugs are monsters in ADOM. Claw bugs dole out multiple accurate, penetrating attacks per turn, which may inflict bleeding as well as damage on a target. They also breed, making the PC's situation twice as bad if they don't kill them fast enough.

In the early game, claw bugs can range from being pests at low levels to being severe threats to the lives of frail PCs at high levels (particularly in the Small Cave). PCs are advised to exterminate these as quickly as possible, either using ranged attacks or, if the PC is particularly powerful, attacking with berserk tactics to maximize their chances of killing the bugs in as few turns as possible.

Special abilities[]

Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 14, PV: 1, Hits: 15, Attacks: 6, Damage: 1-2, Speed: 100

Corpse effects[]

Reduces Willpower by 2 points. Chance to increase Dexterity by 1, or potential Dexterity by 1 if Dexterity is at potential. The increase is less likely the higher Dexterity is, with less than a 10% chance of working once Dexterity is 32 or higher. Cannot increase Dexterity higher than 63.

Monster memory[]

A vicious insect that attacks with great speed, making full use of its hooked claws. They are swift and precise, but possess little intelligence or judgement. Known in some areas as "berserker beetles."