Xan or other mythical/fantastic insect

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The xan or other mythical/fantastic insect is a monster class that appears in NetHack, and is represented by the lowercase x glyph, x. It is designated internally by the macro S_XAN.[1]

The monster class is composed of the following monsters:[2]


The xan first appears in Hack 1.0, while the grid bug first appears in NetHack 3.0.6.



SLASH'EM adds the electric bugs to the monster class:

All three monsters are essentially stronger grid bugs, possessing a shocking bite attack that can destroy rings and wands in your inventory.