|Urist likes rocs for their awe-inspiring size.|
Trainable: Hunting War
| Butchering returns
(Value multiplier x15)
|This article is about the current version of DF.|
- A bird of prey so large and ferocious it dwarfs many dragons. All beneath its mighty wings should fear the sky.
Rocs are gigantic megabeasts taking the form of colossal birds of prey. These creatures reach their max size at only 20 years, and once they hit that age, they become the largest creatures in the game who are capable of flight. All rocs are born with Talented skill in fighting, biting, kicking, dodging and observing.
Rocs are naturally formidable opponents; they are twice the size of a titan and are able to attack your dwarves from above, quickly turning them into little bearded shreds with their talons. However, when compared to their fellow megabeasts, rocs are arguably the least powerful of the four. Unlike other megabeasts, rocs are susceptible to both pain and over-exertion, and they also lack the danger posed by the fire breath of a dragon, the multi-attacks of an hydra or the inorganic armor of a bronze colossus. That being said, rocs are not to be underestimated, for their sheer size makes them a grave threat to a fortress.
Despite their monstrous size, rocs are just as vulnerable to cage traps as any other creature. In the event the player succeeds in capturing one, they can be trained and turned into war or hunting beasts or, if female, be pastured at a nest box to lay gigantic eggs - rocs lay the largest eggs in the game, each over thrice the size of a dwarf, but egg size currently plays no role. Rocs only lay 1-2 eggs at a time, which would make them subpar targets for egg production along with the size of them making hauling the eggs a time consuming process, though one may choose to ignore this fact for the bragging rights over having your dwarves dine the eggs of a colossal mythical bird. Note, however, that even a trained roc may immediately turn hostile to all dwarves in its vicinity when placed on a pasture, so the player should place it in a restraint until they're sure it's no longer a threat. As the only megabeast that possesses the
[CHILD] tag, rocs are the only megabeast that can become fully domesticated without modding.
As megabeasts, rocs are also found in lairs, stealing items from nearby sites and generally harassing civilizations. Their lair is often littered with the loot they've amassed, as well as a number of nest boxes for them to use.
Some dwarves like rocs for their awe-inspiring size and their dedication to their young.
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