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The Avatar is the most powerful member of the hero forces in Dungeon Keeper, acting as the final boss of the game. He has a huge quantity of health and Defence, and he is also the strongest hero in terms of raw attack strength, making him very difficult to defeat if one does not know what they are doing.


Dungeon Keeper Avatar portrait

Avatar Portrait

Dungeon Keeper Avatar movement animation

Avatar in-game animation

"The Greatest and Final Overlord of the Land who has to be killed to complete Dungeon Keeper."
Dungeon Keeper Manual

The Avatar is the strongest creature in Dungeon Keeper and your final opponent of the campaign. Incredibly powerful, with a wide selection of skills and nearly impossible to defeat, he makes a truly worthy foe, and an invaluable minion if you manage to convert him to your side.

When facing against him, brute force is the only option, as his truly staggering quantity of health makes casting spells too costly. On top of this, he has magical immunity to the Chicken spell and Disease deals such little damage it is hardly useful. Traps are barely effective against him, with the mighty Boulder Trap harmlessly exploding on contact. His weakness is the lack of the Rebound spell, so creatures capable of the Freeze or Slow spell will come in handy to fight him.

In the final level of the campaign, Skybird Trill, after defeating him once, he will be resurrected by his followers and so must be defeated again. If one can capture him alive and torture him until he converts, then the second fight will be much less trouble.

The Avatar appears again in Belial (according to The Deeper Dungeons manual, he was 'reincarnated by some misguided Knights'), but doesn't get resurrected when defeated.


Combat Statistics
Query Speed icon Dungeon Keeper Speed: 48
Heal Icon Small Base Health: 3000
Strength Base Strength: 150
Defence Defence: 120
Skill Base Skill: 110
Dexterity Base Dexterity: 180
Luck Luck: 20
Tasks & Management
Avatar-icon Primary Job Do Nothing
Library Icon Small Base Research Skill 3
Workshop Icon Small Base Manufacturing Skill 1
Training Room Icon Small Training Skill 4
Wage Training Cost /64t 100
ScavengerRoom Icon Small Base Scavenging Skill none
Wage Scavenging Cost /64t n/a
Temple Icon Small Praying Anger -75
Lair Icon Small Sleeping Anger -1
Heal Icon Small Sleep Recovery 9
Hatchery Icon Small Hunger 4Chicken icon tiny / 10000t
Wage Base Wage 1200


  • Immune to Chicken and Boulder Traps. Vulnerable to Poison gas and lava damage.
  • Strangely, despite being immune to the Keeper Chicken spell, he is not immune to the Creature Chicken spell (at least in KeeperFX). However, this is fixed in newer versions.
  • High annoyance (+2250) to being slapped by the Keeper. Only the Horned Reaper is less tolerant of being slapped.
  • Twice-normal resistance to torture (2000t).
  • Dead-average walking speed of 48.
  • Cannot be scavenged; this is implemented by giving the Avatar himself zero skill at the task.


Ultima VIII Avatar

The Avatar as he appears in Ultima VIII

  • The Avatar is the Champion of Britannia from the Ultima series of games; the sprite used for the Avatar is from Ultima VIII: Pagan.
  • The Avatar can be seen in both the intro and outro of Dungeon Keeper:
Intro Outro
Dungeon Keeper Knight and Avatar in intro Dungeon Keeper Avatar chained
  • It is possible that more than one Avatar exists in a dungeon, but all will have the creature name "Avatar".
  • On Moonbrush Wood, Sleepiburgh, and Skybird Trill,[Citation needed] there are level script lines for taunts issued by the Avatar. They do not function, since the PRINT command was removed in the final retail build and only exists in certain prototypes. Lead programmer Simon Carter stated in an interview that these taunts came as printer printouts, and were removed because some players mistook them for real death threats.[1]
Player owns 20 Creatures in Moonbrush Wood
Player owns 20 Creatures in Sleepiburgh