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Base-Quality 15
Hitpoints 90
Fleeing-Hitpoints 60
Creature-Products Dead Bat: Fresh Bat Hide, Entrails, Raw Bat, Bone Material, Bat Wings
Seasonality (See this page for now)
Terrain This data is specified at the individual Terrain pages. Beech Grove, Black Wood, Cave, Deep Tangle, Dry Weald, Gleam Grotto, Leaf Detritus, Leaf Patch, Lichen Wold, Lush Cave, Moss Brush, Oak Wilds, Pine Barren, Root Bosk, Shade Hollow, Shady Copse, Sombre Bramble, Sour Timber, Timber Land, Wald, Warm Depth, Wild Cavern
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Bats are aggressive flying creatures. They can fly over water and their speed is greater than Hearthling's running.



They'll attack you if you get get close, and fellow bats in their gang (within a tile or two) will join in. If you're the one to attack only one will fight back. They don't fight with gang members, so you if equip a bat cape they'll ignore you unless you attack them.

Combat Moves

Attacks Restorations

FellScratch.png Fell Scratch
  • Attack type: Striking, Backhanded
  • Openings: Off Balance
  • IP +1
Wingbeat.png Wingbeat
  • Attack type: Striking
  • Openings: Reeling
  • Will use only if Off Balance is above 40%
Vampirism.png Vampirism
  • Attack type: Sweeping
  • Openings: Reeling
  • Will only use if Reeling is above 50%
  • Will heal the bat for a small ammount of HP

Bristle.png Bristle
  • Reduces: Off Balance, Dizzy, Reeling, Cornered
  • IP -3


Bats can be outrun on Sprint speed so if you anger some just chug a bit and make a dash for a cave exit.

Bat can be killed in one shot from Hunter's Bow with 10 Marksmanship skill. Find a single bat, target it from ~15 tiles range and approach slowly using Ctrl+LClick. Shoot at an appropriate distance, around 4 tiles. - No longer true as of the 2020 archery changes.

It is possible to comfortably kill a bat with 20 Unarmed Combat and 20 Agility without taking little damage. Just spam Punch or something similar. Once you have a decent weapon like a Tinker Axe it'll be better to use Quick Barrage and Full Circle or Uppercut and Sideswipe.

They generally just spam a basic green attack and occasionally use Wingbeat which can batter you up a bit if your openings are high and they can bite your neck if your yellow opening gets high which leeches HP from you onto them. They can only use Bristle which requires IP so their defense is lacking and they're easily killed with brute force.


  • You can prevent bat spawning by paving the cave tiles.
  • The quality of a dead bat is hardcapped by Survival of the Hearthling who killed it.

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