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'''Rats''', or '''Pandyssian Bull Rats''' as [[the Academy of Natural Philosophy]] names them, are carriers of the [[Rat Plague|rat plague]], spreading the disease which infects the [[Civilians|inhabitants]] of the city of [[Dunwall]].
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'''Rats''' are carriers of the [[Rat Plague|rat plague]], spreading the disease which infects the [[Civilians|inhabitants]] of the city of [[Dunwall]].
   
They can be encountered throughout Dunwall, both in swarms and on their own. Rats and swarms can also be found in [[Karnaca]], though swarms are much less common. Rats are aggressive in high numbers, and large groups are more likely to attack [[Corvo Attano]], [[Emily Kaldwin]] or [[Daud]] if they near them. While they are cowardly in smaller numbers, in swarms they can easily take down and consume a lone watchman in a matter of moments.
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They can be encountered throughout Dunwall, both in swarms and on their own. Rats and swarms can also be found in [[Karnaca]], though swarms are much less common. Rats are aggressive in high numbers, and large groups are more likely to attack [[Corvo Attano]], [[Emily Kaldwin]] or [[Daud]] if they near them. While they are cowardly in smaller numbers, in swarms they can easily take down and consume a lone [[City Watch|watchman]] in a matter of moments.
   
 
Rats congregate in dark places and wherever corpses can be found. Although they are deterred by bright lights and large gatherings of people, they will notice if the former fails, and will investigate any newly-available areas.
 
Rats congregate in dark places and wherever corpses can be found. Although they are deterred by bright lights and large gatherings of people, they will notice if the former fails, and will investigate any newly-available areas.
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Any thrown object can be used to kill rats, including bottles and bricks.
 
Any thrown object can be used to kill rats, including bottles and bricks.
*[[Grenade]]s are effective at getting rid of large swarms of rats, but can easily attract other enemies.
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*[[Grenade]]s and [[Howling Bolts]] are effective at getting rid of large swarms of rats, but can easily attract other enemies.
 
*[[Chokedust]] kills the rats without hurting the people being attacked by them.
 
*[[Chokedust]] kills the rats without hurting the people being attacked by them.
 
*[[Windblast]] can be used to dispel rats, killing enough to scare them off even if it is not upgraded.
 
*[[Windblast]] can be used to dispel rats, killing enough to scare them off even if it is not upgraded.
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==Supernatural Abilities==
 
==Supernatural Abilities==
 
Corvo has two [[Supernatural Abilities|supernatural abilities]] that take advantage of these animals: [[Possession]] and [[Devouring Swarm]], with the latter allowing Corvo to summon a group of rats for the purpose of attack. Accompanying these are several [[Bone Charms|bone charms]] that provide bonuses when interacting with individual rats or rat swarms.
 
Corvo has two [[Supernatural Abilities|supernatural abilities]] that take advantage of these animals: [[Possession]] and [[Devouring Swarm]], with the latter allowing Corvo to summon a group of rats for the purpose of attack. Accompanying these are several [[Bone Charms|bone charms]] that provide bonuses when interacting with individual rats or rat swarms.
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[[Billie Lurk]] has an artifact that grants her an ability called [[Rat Whispers]]. This allows her to understand rat speech, gleaning important information from them. The rats also refer to Billie as "one of them" and "friend".
   
 
==Related Bone Charms==
 
==Related Bone Charms==
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*The Academy and certain natural philosophers identify a particular species named the Pandyssian Bull Rat as the originator of the plague.
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*In comparison to normal rats, plague rats are larger, have coarser fur<ref>[[Galvani's Speculation]]</ref> and possibly differ in intelligence.<ref>[[Pandyssian Bull Rat Study]]</ref>
 
*'Rat Burning' is a practice whereupon the participant (typically a watchman, such as [[Sergeant Heyburn]]) will toss a live rat into a [[Wall of Light|wall of light]].
 
*'Rat Burning' is a practice whereupon the participant (typically a watchman, such as [[Sergeant Heyburn]]) will toss a live rat into a [[Wall of Light|wall of light]].
 
**Captain [[Geoff Curnow]] has forbidden his men from taking part in this practice. Despite their commanding officer's orders, Sergeant Heyburn and his fellow watchmen still take part in 'Rat Burning'.<ref>[[Note to Sergeant Heyburn]]</ref>
 
**Captain [[Geoff Curnow]] has forbidden his men from taking part in this practice. Despite their commanding officer's orders, Sergeant Heyburn and his fellow watchmen still take part in 'Rat Burning'.<ref>[[Note to Sergeant Heyburn]]</ref>
*A "Bull Rat Fetus" can be found in a jar in the upstairs lab area of [[Anton Sokolov's Safehouse]] as well as the [[Offices of Dr. Galvani|Offices]] of [[Doctor Galvani]], as well as in the [[Drapers Ward Textile Mill]].
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*A "Bull Rat Fetus" can be found in a jar in the upstairs lab area of [[Anton Sokolov's Safehouse]] as well as the [[Offices of Dr. Galvani|Offices]] of [[Luigi Galvani|Doctor Galvani]], as well as in the [[Drapers Ward Textile Mill]].
 
*Rats will never attack [[Vera Moray|Granny Rags]], even when summoned with Devouring Swarm. Instead, Granny Rags will thank Corvo for summoning "more of her little pretties".
 
*Rats will never attack [[Vera Moray|Granny Rags]], even when summoned with Devouring Swarm. Instead, Granny Rags will thank Corvo for summoning "more of her little pretties".
 
*Due to the latter's advanced stage of plague infection, rats will ignore [[weepers]].
 
*Due to the latter's advanced stage of plague infection, rats will ignore [[weepers]].
 
*If unconscious or dead bodies are not lying on a climbable object or in a dumpster, a swarm of rats may spawn and devour the bodies. Having a high [[chaos]] or a large concentration of bodies makes this more likely.
 
*If unconscious or dead bodies are not lying on a climbable object or in a dumpster, a swarm of rats may spawn and devour the bodies. Having a high [[chaos]] or a large concentration of bodies makes this more likely.
 
**Unconscious bodies eaten by rats count as killed by the protagonist and count against the respective [[achievement]]s.
 
**Unconscious bodies eaten by rats count as killed by the protagonist and count against the respective [[achievement]]s.
*Normal rats do exist in the [[world]].<ref name="galvani">[[Galvani's Speculation]]</ref> However, the protagonist never encounters any, so it seems their species has been consumed or subsumed into the plague rats.
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*Unused [[The Heart|Heart]] lines for rats can be found in [[Dishonored|Dishonored's]] game files.<ref>[http://dishonoredaudio.tumblr.com/post/144817732874/another-rat-the-sound-of-those-tiny-claws The cut lines] on the Dishonored Audio tumblr.</ref>
**In comparison to normal rats, plague rats are larger, have coarser fur<ref name="galvani"/> and are smarter.<ref>[[Pandyssian Bull Rat Study]]</ref>
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*Rats and [[bloodflies]] are natural enemies: rats eat bloodfly larvae while bloodflies lay eggs on rats.<ref>[[The Foreign Curse, Written and Researched by Tabitha Alba]]</ref>
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<div style="height:575px;width:675px;border:1px solid #683B35;font:16px/26px;overflow:auto;">
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<gallery captionalign="center" position="center" columns="3">
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<div class="scrollbox">
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<gallery captionalign="center" position="center">
 
Rat concept.png|Concept art of a rat.
 
Rat concept.png|Concept art of a rat.
 
Rats on driftwood.png|Rats on pieces of driftwood.
 
Rats on driftwood.png|Rats on pieces of driftwood.
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rats01.png|Rats eat the corpse of an Overseer.
 
rats01.png|Rats eat the corpse of an Overseer.
 
bull rat fetus1.png|A rat fetus in a jar.
 
bull rat fetus1.png|A rat fetus in a jar.
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Bull Rat Fetus.png|Another rat fetus in a jar.
 
Summonrat.png|Rats summoned from the Void.
 
Summonrat.png|Rats summoned from the Void.
 
rats with fangs.png|Rats in the Flooded District.
 
rats with fangs.png|Rats in the Flooded District.
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RatSwarm.jpg|Corvo using Devouring Swarm on a survivor.
 
RatSwarm.jpg|Corvo using Devouring Swarm on a survivor.
 
Rats.png|Corvo's Devouring Swarm power in ''Dishonored 2''.
 
Rats.png|Corvo's Devouring Swarm power in ''Dishonored 2''.
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RatWhispersActive.png|Rats affected by the Rat Whispers talisman.
 
Rat.png|A picture from the game ''Dishonored: Rat Assassin''.
 
Rat.png|A picture from the game ''Dishonored: Rat Assassin''.
 
Ratsillustration.jpg|An illustration of rats on the cover of the GameInformer magazine.
 
Ratsillustration.jpg|An illustration of rats on the cover of the GameInformer magazine.
 
Emily Rats.jpg|Emily's drawing of a rat.
 
Emily Rats.jpg|Emily's drawing of a rat.
 
Graffiti Rat.png|Graffiti displaying a rat.
 
Graffiti Rat.png|Graffiti displaying a rat.
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RatWhispersSymbol.png|A rat on the Rat Whispers ability icon.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
</div>
 
</div>
   
==References==
 
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[[de:Ratte]]
 
[[de:Ratte]]
 
[[ru:Крысы]]
 
[[ru:Крысы]]

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Rats are carriers of the rat plague, spreading the disease which infects the inhabitants of the city of Dunwall.

They can be encountered throughout Dunwall, both in swarms and on their own. Rats and swarms can also be found in Karnaca, though swarms are much less common. Rats are aggressive in high numbers, and large groups are more likely to attack Corvo Attano, Emily Kaldwin or Daud if they near them. While they are cowardly in smaller numbers, in swarms they can easily take down and consume a lone watchman in a matter of moments.

Rats congregate in dark places and wherever corpses can be found. Although they are deterred by bright lights and large gatherings of people, they will notice if the former fails, and will investigate any newly-available areas.

CombatEdit

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An explosion decimating a group of rats.

The noise and spread of a pistol is a good way to quickly disperse a crowd of rats, killing some of them in the process. However, it is ill-advised to stay nearby for too long, as the dead rats will respawn with any remaining rats and will swarm at the protagonist once more. An easy but time-consuming way to get rid of rats is by standing on higher ground, such as a chair or table, and hacking at the swarm of rats below. They will be unable to attack, while at the same time make easy targets for sword attacks.

Any thrown object can be used to kill rats, including bottles and bricks.

  • Grenades and Howling Bolts are effective at getting rid of large swarms of rats, but can easily attract other enemies.
  • Chokedust kills the rats without hurting the people being attacked by them.
  • Windblast can be used to dispel rats, killing enough to scare them off even if it is not upgraded.
  • Pull will instantly kill the whole swarm, not just the rat it was used on.

Supernatural AbilitiesEdit

Corvo has two supernatural abilities that take advantage of these animals: Possession and Devouring Swarm, with the latter allowing Corvo to summon a group of rats for the purpose of attack. Accompanying these are several bone charms that provide bonuses when interacting with individual rats or rat swarms.

Billie Lurk has an artifact that grants her an ability called Rat Whispers. This allows her to understand rat speech, gleaning important information from them. The rats also refer to Billie as "one of them" and "friend".

Related Bone CharmsEdit

DishonoredEdit

  • Albinos - Increased chance of white rats.
  • Carrion Killer - Killing rats grants some adrenaline.
  • Rat Scent - Rats attack only when approached in close proximity.
  • Welcoming Host - Possession lasts 30 seconds on white rats (normally 20).
  • Gutter Feast - Eating white rats restores 5% mana.
  • White Rat Friend - White rats are not hostile.

The Knife of Dunwall and The Brigmore WitchesEdit

  • Carrion Killer - Killing rats grants some adrenaline.

Dishonored 2Edit

  • Accommodating Host - Animal Possession lasts slightly longer.
  • Albinos - Rat swarms include more white rats.
  • Blood Sacrifice - Killing bloodflies or rats restores Health.
  • Carrion Killer - Killing rats or bloodflies boosts Adrenaline.
  • Gutter Feast - White rats can be eaten for Mana.
  • Spiritual Sacrifice - Killing bloodflies or rats restores Mana.

TriviaEdit

  • The Academy and certain natural philosophers identify a particular species named the Pandyssian Bull Rat as the originator of the plague.
  • In comparison to normal rats, plague rats are larger, have coarser fur[1] and possibly differ in intelligence.[2]
  • 'Rat Burning' is a practice whereupon the participant (typically a watchman, such as Sergeant Heyburn) will toss a live rat into a wall of light.
    • Captain Geoff Curnow has forbidden his men from taking part in this practice. Despite their commanding officer's orders, Sergeant Heyburn and his fellow watchmen still take part in 'Rat Burning'.[3]
  • A "Bull Rat Fetus" can be found in a jar in the upstairs lab area of Anton Sokolov's Safehouse as well as the Offices of Doctor Galvani, as well as in the Drapers Ward Textile Mill.
  • Rats will never attack Granny Rags, even when summoned with Devouring Swarm. Instead, Granny Rags will thank Corvo for summoning "more of her little pretties".
  • Due to the latter's advanced stage of plague infection, rats will ignore weepers.
  • If unconscious or dead bodies are not lying on a climbable object or in a dumpster, a swarm of rats may spawn and devour the bodies. Having a high chaos or a large concentration of bodies makes this more likely.
    • Unconscious bodies eaten by rats count as killed by the protagonist and count against the respective achievements.
  • Unused Heart lines for rats can be found in Dishonored's game files.[4]
  • Rats and bloodflies are natural enemies: rats eat bloodfly larvae while bloodflies lay eggs on rats.[5]

GalleryEdit



ReferencesEdit

  1. Galvani's Speculation
  2. Pandyssian Bull Rat Study
  3. Note to Sergeant Heyburn
  4. The cut lines on the Dishonored Audio tumblr.
  5. The Foreign Curse, Written and Researched by Tabitha Alba
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