From NetHackWiki
Revision as of 02:43, 2 January 2024 by Umbire the Phantom (talk | contribs) (Undo revision 159537 by Umbire the Phantom (talk) changed course)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Printable ASCII characters
~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + space
` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - = { } |
Qq Ww Ee Rr Tt Yy Uu Ii Oo Pp : " [ ] \
Aa Ss Dd Ff Gg Hh Jj Kk Ll ? ; ' Ctrl
Zz Xx Cc Vv Bb Nn Mm , . / < > Alt

In NetHack, the letter B serves the following purposes:

  • It is also used as a direction key if numpad movement is off:
    • Press b to move south-west.
    • Press shift + b to move far south-west.

Historical uses

In hack121, a port of Jay Fenlason's Hack, bats and vampire bats used the b glyph, while giant bears used the B glyph. In PDP-11 Hack and Hack 1.0, the B glyph is given to bats, and the b glyph is given to the giant beetle. Both monsters retain their glyph for their appearance in Hack 1.0.

The bat still uses B as its current glyph, while the giant beetle retains its b glyph up to NetHack 2.3e. In NetHack 3.0.0, giant beetles are moved to a with other insects, and the blob monster class is created and given the b glyph; the acid blob, quivering blob and gelatinous cube are moved to the blob monster class.



SLASH'EM introduces several new monsters that use the b and B glyphs:


dNetHack introduces several new monsters that use the b and B glyphs: