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The Barbarian is a hero encountered in Dungeon Keeper. He is a standard fighter with nothing particularly remarkable about him.


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Barbarian portrait

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Barbarian in-game animation

"The Barbarian is a very tough and strong character who battles to the death."
Dungeon Keeper Manual

The Barbarian is a hulking front line fighter. These heroes are encountered in all stages of the game, seeking battle with the forces of evil. The Barbarian's overall combat strength is similar to the Orc, though the Orc surpasses the Barbarian eventually by right of its Speed spell.

Barbarians are tough, no-fuss creatures, and good candidates for conversion. They love training, are very proficient at it, and will do it automatically. Unlike converted Samurai, Barbarians do not become unhappy if they lack the opportunity to train. There is nothing they particularly hate, and they have a moderate paycheck. Their only shortcomings are their inability to perform research and their lack of a spell repertoire, which is limited to Armour.


Combat Statistics
Query Speed icon Dungeon Keeper Speed: 48
Heal Icon Small Base Health: 700
Strength Base Strength: 60
Defence Defence: 50
Skill Base Skill: 60
Dexterity Base Dexterity: 70
Luck Luck: 10
Tasks & Management
Barbarian-icon Primary Job Train
Library Icon Small Base Research Skill none
Workshop Icon Small Base Manufacturing Skill 2
Training Room Icon Small Training Skill 3
Wage Training Cost /64t 40
ScavengerRoom Icon Small Base Scavenging Skill 1
Wage Scavenging Cost /64t 18
Temple Icon Small Praying Anger -50
Lair Icon Small Sleeping Anger -3
Heal Icon Small Sleep Recovery 5
Hatchery Icon Small Hunger 3Chicken icon tiny / 8000t
Wage Base Wage 95


  • Will not do research.
  • The Barbarian does not make an appearance in Dungeon Keeper 2.


  • In early 1996, before the major revamp, Barbarians were known as Warrior Monks, and went on maniacal rages.[1]


  1. Steve Klett (February 1996). "Guided Tour: Dungeon Keeper". PC Entertainment (IDG Communications) 3 (2): 41-43.