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This list classifies all canonical Nethack monsters according to their physical size. It also shows the weight of each creature. The game classifies the monsters in six distinct sizes: Tiny --> Small --> Medium --> Large --> Huge --> Gigantic.[1][2]

Tiny MonstersEdit

They are generally smaller than 50cm (or < 2').[3]

  • i Imp, imp (weight: 20)
  • x Xan, xan (weight: 300)
  • B Bat, bat (weight: 20)
  • : Newt, newt (weight: 10)


Small MonstersEdit

Their size can be estimated to be between 50cm and 1m (around 2'-4').[4]

  • d Fox, fox (weight: 300)
  • d Wolf, wolf (weight: 500)

Medium MonstersEdit

Their size can be estimated to be between 1m and 2m (around 4'-7').[5]

  • d Dog, dog (weight: 400)
  • d Werewolf were, werewolf/animal shape (weight: 500)
  • d Warg, warg (weight: 850)
  • o Orc, orc (weight: 850)
  • u Pony, pony (weight: 1300)
  • A Aleax, Aleax (weight: 1450)
  • A Angel, Angel (weight: 1450)
  • L Lich, lich (weight: 1200)
  • X Xorn, xorn (weight: 1200)
  • @ Human, human (weight: 1450)
  • @ Wererat/human form, wererat (weight: 1450)
  • @ Elf, elf (weight: 800)
  • @ Nurse, nurse (weight: 1450)
  • @ Guard, guard (weight: 1450)
  • & Death, Death (weight: 1450)
  • @ Monk, monk (weight: 1450)
  • @ Rogue, rogue (weight: 1450)
  • @ Orion, Orion (weight: 1450)
  • @ Norn, Norn (weight: 1450)
  • @ Page, page (weight: 1450)
  • @ Abbot, abbot (weight: 1450)
  • @ Thug, thug (weight: 1450)
  • @ Ninja, ninja (weight: 1450)
  • @ Roshi, roshi (weight: 1450)
  • @ Guide, guide (weight: 1450)

Large MonstersEdit

Their size is estimated to be between 2m-4m (7'-12').[6]

  • f Lynx, lynx (weight: 600)
  • q Mumak, mumak (weight: 2500)
  • u Horse, horse (weight: 1500)
  • z Zruty, zruty (weight: 1200)
  • O Ogre, ogre (weight: 1600)
  • Y Ape, ape (weight: 1100)
  • Y Yeti, yeti (weight: 1600)
  • & Vrock, vrock (weight: 1450)

Huge MonstersEdit

Their size is estimated to be between 4m-8m (aprox. 12'-25').[7]

  • H Giant, giant (weight: 2250)
  • H Ettin, ettin (weight: 1700)
  • H Titan, titan (weight: 2300)
  • & Orcus, Orcus (weight: 1500)

Gigantic MonstersEdit

Larger than 8m / ~25'.

  • D Ixoth, Ixoth (weight: 4500)

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.steelypips.org/nethack/343/mon2-343.html
  2. http://www.juiblex.co.uk/nethack/VernonSpoilers/MonsterManual/contents.html
  3. http://www.steelypips.org/nethack/343/mon2-343.html
  4. http://www.steelypips.org/nethack/343/mon2-343.html
  5. http://www.steelypips.org/nethack/343/mon2-343.html
  6. http://www.steelypips.org/nethack/343/mon2-343.html
  7. http://www.steelypips.org/nethack/343/mon2-343.html

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