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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

Vulnerabilities Edit

Bugbiter and sling bullets of insect slaying are the only weapons in the game with insect-slaying property (all successful hits with these on insects are critical).

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