The Barbarian is a Hero unit in Dungeon Keeper.


"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 very similar to the Orc-icon Orc, though the Orc surpasses the Barbarian eventually by right of its SpeedMonster Icon Small 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, but unlike Demon-spawn-icon Demon Spawn and Samurai-icon Samurai, they don't become unhappy if they don't have the opportunity to. There is nothing they particularly hate, and they have a moderate paycheck. Their only downsides are their inability to perform research and their lack of a spell repertoire, which is limited to ProtectMonster Icon Small Armour.

Combat statistics Edit

Base Health: 700
Base Strength: 60
Defence: 50
Base Skill: 60
Base Dexterity: 70
Luck: 10

See Query for information on Health, Strength, Defence, Skill, Dexterity and Luck.

Tasks and Management Edit

Research Skill none
Manufacturing Skill 2
Training Skill 3
Training Cost 40
Scavenging Skill 1
Scavenging Cost 18
Praying Anger -50 ∕ t
Sleeping Anger -3 ∕ t
Heal Icon Small in Lair +5 ∕ t
Hunger 3Chicken icon tiny ∕ 8000t

Notes Edit

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


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