Giant rat
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 50

Giant rat is a type of monster in ADOM. They are very common monsters, that are basically just the stronger form of rats. Whilst they are not powerful, a damaging attack from a giant rat has a (very small) chance to infect the PC with sickness — particularly dangerous very early in the game. Giant rats can swim, and are often summoned by wererats.

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Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 14, PV: 1, Hits: 2, Attacks: 1, Damage: 2-5. Speed: 100.
Level: 4, DV: 15, PV: 1, Hits: 14, Attacks: 1, Damage: 2-5. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

Unlike with smaller rats, all PCs get decent satiation from eating giant rats rather than vomiting.

Monster memory[]

These huge rodents eat almost anything, and will quickly gnaw through a humanoid limb to drag it to its burrow for itself or its young. Like other rodents, they must constantly chew in order to wear away their front teeth, which never stop growing. While not greatly feared by most adventurers, they can be dangerous to the less experienced, especially if encountered in a swarm or in a diseased state.