Rodent

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The monsters in the rodent monster class are

Strategy

None of the rodents are a real threat. They are split between the rats, amongst the weakest monsters in the game and the hardy but slow rock mole. The woodchuck is not randomly generated, but shares rock mole characteristics (but although they dig they are not metallivores).

The wererat is the weakest of the lycanthropes but is more dangerous than other rodents due to its summon help ability and the lycanthropy affliction.

Encyclopedia entry

A gnawing mammal (order _Rodentia_) having in each jaw two
(rarely four) incisors, growing continually from persistent
pulps, and no canine teeth, as a squirrel, beaver, or rat.

[ Webster's Comprehensive International Dictionary of the English Language ]

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