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The Archer is a hero unit in Dungeon Keeper.


Dungeon Keeper Archer portrait

Archer Portrait

Dungeon Keeper Archer movement animation

Archer in-game animation

"Although this hero is bad at hand to hand combat, he is excellent at a long range and very hard to get close to."
Dungeon Keeper Manual

Archers are the basic ranged unit of the heroes. Higher level Archers have a wide range of abilities, all of which serve to hamper enemy movement while enhancing their own ability to inflict damage from afar. Archers are very flimsy and are defeated quickly.

Converted Archers like to manufacture at a Workshop if one is available; however, they can become annoyed if their Workshop is too small. Archers also make passably good researchers and scavengers.


Combat Statistics
Query Speed icon Dungeon Keeper Speed: 48
Heal Icon Small Base Health: 300
Strength Base Strength: 20
Defence Defence: 20
Skill Base Skill: 60
Dexterity Base Dexterity: 100
Luck Luck: 15
Tasks & Management
Archer-icon Primary Job Manufacture
Archer-icon Secondary Job GuardFX
Library Icon Small Base Research Skill 2
Workshop Icon Small Base Manufacturing Skill 2
Training Room Icon Small Training Skill 1
Wage Training Cost /64t 8
ScavengerRoom Icon Small Base Scavenging Skill 2
Wage Scavenging Cost /64t 8
Temple Icon Small Praying Anger -50
Lair Icon Small Sleeping Anger -1
Heal Icon Small Sleep Recovery 2
Hatchery Icon Small Hunger 1Chicken icon tiny / 5000t
Wage Base Wage 60


  • Archers at level 6 or higher become significantly more difficult to overtake, since they obtain Speed. Converted Archers become very strong researchers and manufacturers when they reach this level.
  • The icons for the Thief and Archer are the wrong-way-round, considering the Archer's red garb, and they are hard to differentiate in any case. In later versions of KeeperFX, this is fixed by swapping back and giving the Archer icon a feathered cap.
Dungeon Keeper Dungeon Keeper FX
Thief-icon Thief Archer-icon Thief
Archer-icon Archer Archer icon Dungeon Keeper FX Archer