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Urist likes reachers for their sinister nature.

  • Underground Depth: 2-3
Alignment: Evil

· Humanoid

Cannot be tamed 
Birth: 2,000 cm3
Mid: 15,000 cm3
Max: 70,000 cm3

Child at: 1
Adult at: 4
Max age: 20-30
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 20-21
Fat 16
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 18-22
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide
This article is about the current version of DF.
A humanoid monster found lurking far underground. It feigns death, usually near water, until a victim passes by. It then uses its long arms to drag its prey into the water to drown or strangle them.

Reachers are evil-aligned humanoid creatures found in subterranean caverns, from the second layer downwards. They spawn one at a time and lurk the underground, occasionally pathing to your fortress and attacking dwarves who may cross their way. Reachers stand at the size of a human and may prove a threat to civilians, but an equipped military squad will make quick work of them. Despite being humanoid in anatomy, reachers are animals and can be freely butchered and eaten by your dwarves.

Despite their description, reachers are not able to feign death, nor do they live near water. Reachers possess a pet value of 100, but lack the necessary tokens to be trainable. They can't be spawned in the object testing arena.

Some dwarves like reachers for their sinister nature.

Art by Arne