The Dragon-icon Dragon is a Creature type in Dungeon Keeper and Dungeon Keeper Online.


"The best all-round creatures, Dragons can arrive two ways. They can either enter your Dungeon through a Portal or be grown from Demon Spawn who have been trained to level 10. These Demon Spawn then become level 5 Dragons. They are excellent in combat, and breathe a natural fire that toasts heroes and enemy creatures. They are natural researchers but will train if no research is available."
— Dungeon Keeper Manual

General InformationEdit

Tough to kill and powerful fighters, Dragons are some of the best combat creatures to obtain. They are strong against other melee fighters, but, due to slow speed, have serious trouble defeating ranged units. With their Heal Icon Small Healing ability, they can last very long in a battle, but they might kill themselves with their Meteor icon small Meteor spell if used against foes with Rebound icon small Rebound ability. Dragons are expensive to train and maintain, but they can be well-worth the investment.

Outside of combat, Dragons are excellent researchers, but only basic manufacturers. Dragons may be attracted to dungeons through conventional means, or (in the later stages of the campaign) through training Demon-spawn-icon Demon Spawns past level 10.

Like Warlock-icon Warlocks and Tentacle-icon Tentacles, Dragons gain experience from sleeping next to a specific type of tile, in this case, Lava.

Dragons get very annoyed when not paid and will leave the dungeon very quickly then. They will also steal gold from a Treasure Room Icon Small Treasure Room if they leave for other reasons.

Abilities Edit

  1. Immune to Lava and Lava Traps.
  2. Uses Flamebreath icon small Flame Breath instead of Handtohand icon small Hand to Hand.
  3. When possessed, it is possible to hold the left mouse button permanently for a continuous stream of Flame Breath, making it possible to deal very high damage and train them up to level 10 in a very short time.
  4. The players view in possession is impaired with a smoke mist effect.

Sacrifice RecipesEdit

Things to sacrifice in the temple
Creature Creature Creature Result
1 Dragon-icon Dragon 1 Hound-icon Hound 1 Orc-icon Orc Horned-reaper-icon Horned Reaper FX
1 Dragon-icon Dragon 1 Fly-icon Fly -- Hound-icon Hound FX
1 Dragon-icon Dragon 1 Dark-mistress-icon Mistress -- Beetle-icon Beetle FX
1 Dragon-icon Dragon 1 Hound-icon Hound -- Fly-icon Fly FX

Combat Statistics Edit

Base Health: 900
Base Strength: 90
Defence: 90
Base Skill: 50
Base Dexterity: 60
Luck: 18

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



According to an early developer interview, in the original game before the major redesign, the Dragon was attracted by a Dragon Chamber, and was able to fly.[2]


  1. 红龙 地下城守护者地下城生物之魔族生物大全 (Chinese). (31 March 2012). Retrieved on 19 April 2020.
  2. Elf Destruction. Bullfrog Bulletin. No. 2. Guildford: Bullfrog Productions. Autumn/Winter 1996. pp. 4–6.
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