The Rat King is a quest with an eponymous boss. Defeating this boss will unlock the Rat Quest Pet. The quest scroll can be purchased from the Quest Shop for 4 gems.

The Rat King's HP (2.5) makes this a short quest and its strength multiplier (1200) make this a very difficult quest. Without using Warrior or Mage boss damaging skills, a four-person party can typically finish this quest in less than a week. The very high difficulty means missed Dailies will cause higher amounts of damage to the group; having a Healer in the party is highly recommended.


Garbage! Massive piles of unchecked dailies are lying all across Habitica. The problem has become so serious that hordes of rats are now seen everywhere. You notice @Pandah petting one of the beasts lovingly. She explains that rats are gentle creatures that feed on unchecked dailies. The real problem is that the dailies have fallen into the sewer, creating a dangerous pit that must be cleared. As you descend into the sewers, a massive rat, with blood red eyes and mangled yellow teeth, attacks you, defending its horde. Will you cower in fear or face the fabled Rat King?


Defeat the The Rat King.

On Completion

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Your final strike saps the gargantuan rat's strength, his eyes fading to a dull grey. The beast splits into many tiny rats, which scurry off in fright. You notice @Pandah standing behind you, looking at the once mighty creature. She explains that the citizens of Habitica have been inspiried by your courage and are quickly completing all their unchecked dailies. She warns you that we must be vigilant, for should we let out down our guard, the Rat King will return. As payment, @Pandah offers you several rat eggs. Noticing your uneasy expression, she smiles, "They make wonderful pets."


Achievement: The Rat King x1
Pet Egg Rat
Rat Egg x3 (Once the quest has been completed, the eggs become available for gems in the Market.)
Experience Points
800 experience
80 gold

Quest Pets and Mounts

The eggs obtained from this quest can be used to raise the Rat pets and mounts.

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Rat Pet Rat Mount
Base Pet-Rat-Base Mount-Rat-Base
White Pet-Rat-White Mount-Rat-White
Desert Pet-Rat-Desert Mount-Rat-Desert
Red Pet-Rat-Red Mount-Rat-Red
Shade Pet-Rat-Shade Mount-Rat-Shade
Skeleton Pet-Rat-Skeleton Mount-Rat-Skeleton
Zombie Pet-Rat-Zombie Mount-Rat-Zombie
Pet-Rat-CottonCandyPink Mount-Rat-CottonCandyPink
Pet-Rat-CottonCandyBlue Mount-Rat-CottonCandyBlue
Golden Pet-Rat-Golden Mount-Rat-Golden

Phobia Protection Extension

For those with phobias who don't want to see certain quest pets, mounts, and bosses (such as the rats from this quest) during gameplay, there is a Phobia Protection Extension.

Development and Credits

  • Release date: May 14, 2014
  • Writers: Token
  • Artists: Scroll - UncommonCriminal   Boss - Pandah   Egg - Pandah   Mount - Pandah   Pet - Pandah
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