|Role||Omnipresent pest animal|
|Location||South Gate Outposts, Lower Underrail, GMS warehouse block, GMS compound, Caves, Junkyard - Secret Passage, Silent Isle, Abandoned Building|
Fancy Rathound Ear
|Abilities||Gains Pack Hunting in groups|
Deathly afraid of fire
The Rathound family of creatures are among the most common enemies encountered early on in Underrail.
It's a rat, about the size of a dog. These disgusting creatures can be found pretty much everywhere. They even crawl around in ventilation shafts, leaving you to wonder how did they even get in there. Rathounds aren't especially dangerous or intelligent, but they are pack animals and they get Pack Hunting buff when in groups.
They only attack in melee and have no special attacks worth mentioning.
They may drop the following common items:
The common variety.
Alpha males of rathound packs. Larger and tougher than the common rathound. They have reddish fur.
Particularly strong and cunning, long-lived rathounds. Very rare. Much larger and tougher than any common rathounds. They have washed out gray hide.
They are deathly afraid of fire, making incendiary weapons and even thrown flares very efficient against them. The slightest sight of fire makes them scatter in fear, giving you a breather.
Whenever possible, ranged characters should try to lock themselves behind chainlink fences for a nice and relaxed plinking session against rathounds.
Joel outside the Hanging Rat bar claims to have a scar from a childhood attempt to ride a Rathound.
Various rathound portraits and sprites.