Elite Creatures are versions of creatures in Dungeon Keeper 2 which are marginally more powerful than the standard. In order to attract them to a dungeon, a player must build rooms in certain layouts specific to each type of Elite Creature. Elite Creatures also have a different appearance when compared to their normal counterparts. Elite Creatures are only available after installing patch v1.61.

The Elite Creatures are:

(Note: Despite Bane and Kessler Van Doom being undead, they are still gained through the Portal with their own unique entrance as normal skeletons and vampires are gained through the Prison or Graveyard respectively. Also, there is no Elite Maiden of the Nest)

Each elite requires a combination of rooms to be built before they will enter your dungeon. All room combinations are in square areas and, with the exception of Zachariah, require 2 different types of room, making them fairly useless after the elite has arrived, with the exception of additional Lair and Treasury space. You can sell the rooms after the elite has arrived without consequences. As these combinations cover all rooms, it is better to build the combination first then remove or alter it to something more useful after the elite has arrived.

Grubb[edit | edit source]

Goblin Elite - Grubb 2.gif

Grubb is the Elite version of the Goblin.

Description[edit | edit source]

Unlike most goblins, Grubb has the common sense to wear pants, rather than a simple loincloth. In addition, he is armed with a golden shortsword and is decked out with a metal breastplate.

Room Order[edit | edit source]

GrubbLayout.png

Total Room Size; 3x3 Tiles

Room 1: Lair icon.jpg Lair

Room 2: Hatchery2 Icon Medium.png Hatchery

Notes[edit | edit source]

Unless you need the extra Lair spaces, you might as well sell this combination after Grubb arrives.

Comparison Table (Level 1)
Stat Normal Elite
Health 150 200
Speed 0.7 0.7
Mêlée Damage 17 22
Pay 500 750

Bzzzt[edit | edit source]

Firefly Elite - Bzzzt 2.gif

Bzzzt is the Elite version of the Firefly.

Description[edit | edit source]

Bzzzt differs from other Fireflies in that he/she/it has a much darker body overall, in addition to having a glowing purple stinger, as opposed to the normal yellow one.

Room Order[edit | edit source]

BzztLayout.png

Total Room size: 3x3 Tiles

Room 1: Hatchery2 Icon Medium.png Hatchery

Room 2: Lair icon.jpg Lair

Notes[edit | edit source]

Reflection of Grubb's combination; changing Lair to Hatchery and Hatchery to Lair. Like Grubb's, there is little value in keeping these rooms after Bzzt arrives.

Comparison Table (Level 1)
Stat Normal Elite
Health 100 200
Speed 1.12 1.12
Mêlée Damage 13 13
Pay 300 450

At each level, Bzzt has twice as much health as normal Fireflies.

Almaric[edit | edit source]

Warlock Elite - Almaric 2.gif

Almaric is the Elite version of the Warlock.

Description[edit | edit source]

Almaric, when compared to a regular Warlock, has several noticeable differences. First of all, his robes are a reddish-orange colour (as opposed to purplish-blue) and his robes have highlights of gold. His staff holds a glowing orange gem, and he has a long, white beard.

Room Order[edit | edit source]

AlermericLayout.png

Total Room size: 5x5 Tiles

Room 1: Lair icon.jpg Lair

Room 2: Library2 Icon Medium.png Library

Notes[edit | edit source]

The Library is worth keeping although you might want to replace the Lair pieces with more library pieces after Almaric has arrived.

Comparison Table (Level 1)
Stat Normal Elite
Health 100 100
Speed 0.6 0.6
Mêlée Damage 13 15
Pay 600 900

Almaric is vastly superior to ordinary Warlocks in research (at just level 4, he's already exceeded a level 10 normal Warlock. At level 1, he's already better than a level 6 normal Warlock. In other words, he's so superior he's better than normal Warlocks five levels above him):

Research Points Per Second
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Normal 5 6.25 8.75 12.5 15 17.5 20 22.5 27.5 35
Elite 18 22.5 31.5 45 54 63 72 81 99 126

Furnace[edit | edit source]

Salamander Elite - Furnace 2.gif

Furnace is the Elite version of the Salamander.

Description[edit | edit source]

Furnace can be differentiated from regular Salamanders thanks to the yellow and black markings running down the back of his entire body.

Room Order[edit | edit source]

FurnaceLayout.png

Total Room size: 5x5 Tiles

Room 1: Lair icon.jpg Lair

Room 2: Training Room2 Icon Medium.png Training Room

Notes[edit | edit source]

Same as Almeric's, replace the Lairs with Training Room after Furnace has arrived.

Comparison Table (Level 1)
Stat Normal Elite
Health 150 275
Speed 0.6 0.6
Mêlée Damage 20 20
Pay 500 750

Knud[edit | edit source]

Troll Elite - Knud 2.gif

Knud is the Elite version of the Troll.

Description[edit | edit source]

Knud, at first glance, looks very similar to a regular troll. But if one looks closely, one sees that his skin is a lighter shade of green than regular Trolls. In addition, his body has several areas of brownish spots decorating it, looking like warts or a rash of some kind. He also has a piercing on each nipple (whereas regular Trolls have just one) and his hammer carries signs of rust.

Room Order[edit | edit source]

KnudLayout.png

Total Room size: 5x5 Tiles

Room 1: Lair icon.jpg Lair

Room 2: Workshop2 Icon Medium.png Workshop

Notes[edit | edit source]

Same as Almeric's, replace the Lairs with Workshops after Knud has arrived.

Knud also appears in "Crusade".

Comparison Table (Level 1)
Stat Normal Elite
Health 100 150
Speed 0.6 0.6
Mêlée Damage 13 16
Pay 500 750

Knud is considerably superior to normal Trolls in manufacturing:

Manufacture Points Per Second
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Normal 60 75 105 150 180 210 240 270 330 420
Elite 150 187.5 262.5 375 450 525 600 675 825 1050

Gervaise[edit | edit source]

Rogue Elite - Gervaise 2.gif

Gervaise is the Elite version of the Rogue.

Description[edit | edit source]

Gervaise is easily spotted in a throng of Rogues. Unlike regular Rogues he wears a face-covering black mask, and wears a black breastplate with matching dark pants. In addition, he has blueish sleeves on his arms.

Room Order[edit | edit source]

GervaiseLayout.png

Total Room size: 5x5 Tiles

Room 1: Treasury Icon Medium.png Treasury

Room 2: Casino Icon Medium.png Casino

Notes[edit | edit source]

A Treasury is the only room worth keeping as a single square but if you need a bigger Casino, sell and replace after Gervaise arrives.

Comparison Table (Level 1)
Stat Normal Elite
Health 165 200
Speed 0.7 0.7
Mêlée Damage 40 60
Pay 650 975

Bloz[edit | edit source]

Bile Demon Elite - Bloz 2.gif

Bloz is the Elite version of the Bile Demon.

Description[edit | edit source]

Unlike regular Bile Demons, Bloz' horns grow darker and darker in colour the further away they are from his head. In addition, the flails hanging from his horns are a golden colour. Lastly, Bloz' eyes are reddish-orange in colour.

Room Order[edit | edit source]

BlozLayout.png

Total Room size: 7x7 Tiles

Room 1: Hatchery2 Icon Medium.png Hatchery

Room 2: Workshop2 Icon Medium.png Workshop

Notes[edit | edit source]

The Hatchery will be big enough to attract normal Bile Demons although the Workshop has little value.

Comparison Table (Level 1)
Stat Normal Elite
Health 600 600
Speed 0.4 0.4
Mêlée Damage 53 53
Pay 600 900

Zenobia[edit | edit source]

Dark Elf Elite - Zenobia 2.gif

Zenobia is the Elite version of the Dark Elf.

Description[edit | edit source]

Zenobia is very similar to her regular cousins, but there are two distinct differences. First of all, her head isn't completely bald, and has a small patch of short blond hair. Secondly, she wears an armoured breastplate over her chest.

Room Order[edit | edit source]

ZenobiaLayout.png

Total Room size: 5x5 Tiles

Room 1: Training Room2 Icon Medium.png Training Room

Room 2: Guard Room Icon Medium.png Guard Room

Notes[edit | edit source]

The Training Room and Guard Room layout has little value after Zenobia has arrived, so unless you want more Dark Elves it might be more profitable to simply sell the whole lot afterwards.

Comparison Table (Level 1)
Stat Normal Elite
Health 100 100
Speed 0.7 0.7
Mêlée Damage 14 21
Pay 600 900

Bane[edit | edit source]

Skeleton Elite - Bane 2.gif

Bane is the Elite version of the Skeleton.

Description[edit | edit source]

Bane differs from regular Skeletons that his bones look more yellow (as compared to white), as if he has been dead for a long time. He has two functioning eyeballs (as opposed to one) and carries an elaborate bronze shield. Finally, his head is ornamented with a crown, showing that Bane might have been royalty of some kind before his demise.

Room Order[edit | edit source]

BaneLayout.png

Total Room size: 5x5 Tiles

Room 1: Treasury Icon Medium.png Treasury

Room 2: Prison2 Icon Medium.png Prison

Notes[edit | edit source]

The Prison and Treasury are both usable, so this combination is worth keeping unless you need a bigger Prison.

There's a rumour that Bane has a wage (unlike the other Skeletons) and therefore collects gold on paydays,[1][Note 1][2] but this is not the case (at least in version 1.7).[3]

Comparison Table (Level 1)
Stat Normal Elite
Health 150 150
Speed 0.7 0.7
Mêlée Damage 28 34
Pay 0 0

Dominique[edit | edit source]

Mistress Elite - Dominique 2.gif

Dominique is the Elite version of the Mistress.

Description[edit | edit source]

Dominique wears a more revealing outfit when compared to a normal Mistress (which many might have thought to be an impossible feat!). Her outfit is composed of a silvery bikini along with thigh-high boots and long black gloves. In addition, the plume of hair on her head is purple, rather than red.

Room Order[edit | edit source]

DominiqueLayout.png

Total Room size: 5x5 Tiles

Room 1: Prison2 Icon Medium.png Prison

Room 2: Torture Room2 Icon Medium.png Torture Chamber

Notes[edit | edit source]

If you kept the Prison from getting Bane then sell this one and fill the gaps with Torture Chamber to attract more normal Dark Mistresses.

Comparison Table (Level 1)
Stat Normal Elite
Health 200 225
Speed 0.7 1
Mêlée Damage 48 70
Pay 600 900

Kessler Van Doom[edit | edit source]

Vampire Elite - Kessler Van Doom 2.gif

Kessler Van Doom is the Elite version of the Vampire.

Description[edit | edit source]

Kessler Van Doom's attire makes him easy to pick out among other Vampires; his robes are a deep purple in colour with red highlights, as opposed to the usual black favoured by most Vampires. In addition, Kessler Van Doom has thin, black hair on the top of his head, which is unique among Vampires.

Room Order[edit | edit source]

KesslerVanDoomLayout.png

Total Room size: 7x7 Tiles

Room 1: Library2 Icon Medium.png Library

Room 2: Graveyard2 Icon Medium.png Graveyard

Notes[edit | edit source]

If you already have a Library from Almeric, then it might be wise to change this room into a full Graveyard after Kessler arrives.

Comparison Table (Level 1)
Stat Normal Elite
Health 250 500
Speed 0.7 0.7
Mêlée Damage 67 67
Pay 750 1075
Research Points Per Second
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Normal 5 6.25 8.75 12.5 15 17.5 20 22.5 27.5 35
Elite 15 18.75 26.25 37.5 45 52.5 60 67.5 82.5 105

Kaleb[edit | edit source]

Black Knight Elite - Kaleb 2.gif

Kaleb is the Elite version of the Black Knight.

Description[edit | edit source]

Kaleb differs from regular Black Knights in one aspect only; the colour of his armour. As opposed to the usual black, Kaleb's armour is painted a purplish-blue colour.

Room Order[edit | edit source]

KalebLayout.png

Total Room size: 7x7 Tiles

Room 1: Training Room2 Icon Medium.png Training Room

Room 2: Combat Pit Icon Medium.png Combat Pit

Notes[edit | edit source]

The Training Room is worthless as it is, and if you kept the one from Furnace then sell it and build a bigger Combat Pit.

Comparison Table (Level 1)
Stat Normal Elite
Health 400 400
Speed 0.5 0.6
Mêlée Damage 40 60
Pay 750 1075

Zachariah[edit | edit source]

Dark Angel Elite - Zachariah 2.gif

Zachariah is the Elite version of the Dark Angel.

Description[edit | edit source]

Zachariah, when compared to a common Dark Angel, has several noticeable features that stick out. First of all, his head seems to have a black beak in place of his mouth, and he wears a metal breastplate. In addition, the belt around his waist has a golden colour, and his wings are darker than a regular Dark Angel's wings.

Room Order[edit | edit source]

ZachariahLayout.png

Total Room size: 7x7 Tiles

Room 1: Treasury Icon Medium.png Treasury

Room 2: Lair icon.jpg Lair

Room 3: Training Room2 Icon Medium.png Training Room

Room 4: Torture Room2 Icon Medium.png Torture Chamber

Room 5: Temple2 Icon Medium.png Unholy Temple

Notes[edit | edit source]

Zachariah's room requires a combination of rooms that have no other value afterwards, except the Temple. However, selling the rooms around the edge and expanding the Temple will not lead to additional normal Dark Angels entering your Dungeon. If anything, the Training Room, Torture Chamber and Lair should be sold and replaced with a Treasury as it would probably be more useful.

Zachariah has the strongest mêlée attack in the game, stronger even than King Reginald's.

Comparison Table (Level 1)
Stat Normal Elite
Health 300 800
Speed 0.7 0.7
Mêlée Damage 84 100
Pay 750 1075

References[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

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