Insect is a type of monster in ADOM. As the name implies, it includes various bugs. Most insects are mindless and thus immune to the telepathic abilities of Mindcraft. Insects are also count as animals and can be tamed using Music. Moreover, greater claw bugs and killer bugs are acknowledged to be the best creatures for taming. Almost half of the monsters comprising the insect category can be considered "special" monsters, as they are not generated on normal levels.
Almost all insect corpses provide intrinsics or other special effects. They are also largely indigestible and cause the PC to vomit, losing satiation.
Insects include giant ants ( 'a' ), giant bees ( 'b' ) and other bugs ( 'i' and 'c' ).
List of insects Edit
|Insect||Special abilities||Corpse effects||Notes|
|Claw bug||Ignore PV||Willpower decrease, chance of Dexterity increase|
|Greater claw bug, killer bug||Ignore PV||Willpower decrease, chance of Dexterity and Speed increases (independent)||Probably the best creature to tame with Music|
|Fire beetle||Immune to fire||Chance to gain fire resistance|
|Giant ant worker, giant ant warrior||Chance to gain acid resistance, indigestible||Can dig walls, appear only from ant hives|
|Giant ant queen||Chance to gain acid resistance, indigestible||Can dig walls, appear only from ant hives, vulnerable to mindcraft|
|Giant bee worker||Poison||Poison, indigestible||Die immediately after successful attack (still counts as a kill), appear only from beehives|
|Giant bee warrior||Poison||Poison, indigestible||Die immediately after successful attack (still counts as a kill), appear only from beehives, vulnerable to mindcraft|
|Giant bee queen||Poison||Poison, indigestible||Vulnerable to mindcraft|
|Giant centipede||Poison||Poison, gain poison resistance, indigestible|
|Ankheg||Acid breath, immune to acid||Acid resistance, indigestible||Can dig walls, vulnerable to mindcraft|