A roach and an unlucky victim
|Movement||Normal beelining / Pathfinding|
|First appears||Webfoot DROD|
|Is brain visible||No|
|Traverses shallow water||No|
The five-foot dungeon roach is a common sight in infestations all over the world. They can survive all sorts of adverse conditions - extreme heat and cold, low oxygen, even weak acid. Roaches don't like bright light, but they will survive in bright light if necessary. Although they can stand extreme heat, their carapaces cannot withstand explosions, and they cannot survive in those areas of the Beneath that are hot enough to burn even the air.
On the Eighth, they are traditionally used as a source of meat, which, when the internal organs are removed and the meat cooked thoroughly, surprisingly turns out to be pretty good. Smitemasters often have a clause in their contracts which state they retain ownership of any roaches they slay for this reason - it makes a good supplement to the seasonal smitemastering trade.
- Unbrained roaches use normal beelining. They always attempt to move closer to their target completely ignoring any obstacles and sliding if it is on their way. If they attempt to move diagonally and this move is blocked they always prefer to take a vertical step to horizontal one.
- Brained roaches use pathfinding. They always attempt to move closer by calculating a route through the room, preferring orthogonal movement. If no available route can be found they revert back to normal beelining.
- Roaches use default rules for determining its target.
- Roaches are vulnerable to: Weapon strikes, Hot tiles, Drowning in deep and shallow water, Adder jaws, Puffs, Fire traps, Spikes, and Explosions.
- Roaches are apparently very tasty, considering that after clearing Dugan's dungeon Beethro made a living selling grilled roaches.
- "The roaches don't come after me. It's because they know I won't hurt them." - Halph in Journey to Rooted Hold Level 2S2E.
Known bugs Edit
- Killing all the roaches from a room makes it free of bugs. <yes, it's a joke>