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The Demon Spawn is a creature in Dungeon Keeper.

General Information[]

Dungeon Keeper Demon Spawn portrait

Portrait of a Demon Spawn

Dungeon Keeper Demon Spawn movement animation

Ingame animation of a Demon Spawn

"Demon Spawn are scaly, squat creatures who are good fighters despite their size. They enjoy training and will become level 4 Dragons once they have trained past level 10."
— Dungeon Keeper Manual

The Demon Spawn is one of the best mêlée fighters in the beginning of the game; they are enthusiastic trainers, are cheap to train, and level up quickly. For such cheap creatures to train and maintain, they are very durable, and dole out good damage thanks to their useful spells and faster than average attacking speed. In addition, they are immune to lava, giving them a tactical edge in lava levels. From Moonbrush Wood onwards in the vanilla version of Dungeon Keeper, level 10 Demon Spawns can continue to train, transforming into level 5 Dragons. On the other hand, Demon Spawns aren't particularly good at research or manufacturing (although they can engage in both), and hate Hellhounds. They get angry after a while if they don't have the opportunity to train, so it is wise to employ them with tasks to do.

In Possess Creature mode, the view is distorted like a fish-eye.


Combat Statistics
Query Speed icon Dungeon Keeper Speed: 48
Heal Icon Small Base Health: 325
Strength Base Strength: 50
Defence Defence: 40
Skill Base Skill: 50
Dexterity Base Dexterity: 70
Luck Luck: 8
Tasks & Management
Demon-spawn-icon Primary Job Train
Demon-spawn-icon Secondary Job Barracks
Library Icon Small Base Research Skill 2
Workshop Icon Small Base Manufacturing Skill 2
Training Room Icon Small Training Skill 2
Wage Training Cost /64t 15
ScavengerRoom Icon Small Base Scavenging Skill 2
Wage Scavenging Cost /64t 16
Temple Icon Small Praying Anger -40
Lair Icon Small Sleeping Anger -1
Heal Icon Small Sleep Recovery 5
Hatchery Icon Small Hunger 2Chicken icon tiny / 6000t
Wage Base Wage 70
Sacrifice Recipes
Beneficial Sacrifices
Creature Creature Creature Result
1 Demon-spawn-icon Demon Spawn 1 Fly-icon Fly -- Casts Flight icon small Flight on your creatures FX
2 Orc-icon Orcs 1 Demon-spawn-icon Demon Spawn -- Bile-demon-icon Bile Demon FX
1 Troll-icon Troll 1 Beetle-icon Beetle -- Demon-spawn-icon Demon Spawn FX
1 Demon-spawn-icon Demon Spawn 1 Beetle-icon Beetle -- Hound-icon Hound FX
1 Demon-spawn-icon Demon Spawn 1 Spider-icon Spider -- Troll-icon Troll FX
Harmful Sacrifices
Creature Creature Creature Result
1 Vampire-icon Vampire 1 Demon-spawn-icon Demon Spawn -- Casts Slow icon small Slow on your creatures FX