Propeller Rats are small airborne enemies that look like brown rats with propellers strapped to their backs. They hover slowly toward Shovel Knight, and are often positioned so that the player can Shovel Drop them to get to hard to reach places.
Scissors Propeller Rat Edit
This is a version of the propeller rat exclusive to the Xbox One and PC versions of Shovel Knight, and can be found only in the Battletoads boss fight, trying cut Shovel Knight's ropes in the first portion, or to simply hurt him. These Propeller Rats are also the only enemy, besides the Beetos, to being able to be juggled. Doing so will increase the amount of gold dropped, a reference of the original Battletoads videogame, where enemies could be juggled for extra points.
Wall Carrier Propeller Rat Edit
This is also a propeller rat exclusive to the Xbox One and Pc, which carries small red walls, that can be dropped at the end of the path Shovel Knight is driving on. The short walls can be difficult to avoid alongside tall walls, Birders, and ramps.
Propeller Rat Cluster Edit
This is a variant of the Propellor Rat exclusive to the King of Cards campaign. It's basically a cluster of five Propeller Rats stuck together. As such, it must be hit five times to be fully defeated (one for each rat). Other than that, it's basically the same as a normal Propeller Rat.