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The various attack preferences (DK1), combat classes (DK2), or fight styles (DK2) determine each creature's preferred combat style.

Dungeon Keeper[]

"Mêlée" redirects here. For the actual mêlée attack, see Hand to Hand.
Dungeon Keeper attack preferences
Type Description Creatures
Mêlée Mêlée creatures prefer to fight at close range. They may have long-distance attacks, and will use them while closing the distance between themselves and the enemy, but will always attack Hand to Hand (or, in the case of the Dragon, with Flame Breath) when possible. Mêlée creatures always attack Dungeon Hearts with only their close-range attack; they will not use ranged attacks while closing in on it, like they do with enemy creatures.
Ranged Ranged creatures always try to attack from a distance, always trying to keep space between themselves and their opponents, assuming they are able to use ranged attacks. If they are unable to use ranged attacks, they will attack with close-range attacks, making them effectively mêlée units.

Dungeon Keeper 2[]

Dungeon Keeper 2 combat classes
Type Description Creatures
Blitzer Blitzers tend to penetrate the front line in order to reach the enemy support creatures first. They go after other creatures once the support troops have been dealt with.[3]
Blocker Blockers are good for defence. They don’t tend to go on the offensive, but instead hold their ground to try to prevent penetration by the enemy.[3][verification needed]
Flanker Flankers tend to attack enemies from behind.[3][verification needed]
Support Support creatures are ill-suited to mêlée combat. They use ranged attacks to support Blitzers and Flankers.[3]
Non-Fighter Self-explanatory, though they will fight against other non-fighters, or as a last resort in defence of their master's Dungeon Heart.[verification needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 ダンジョンキーパープレミアム勇者撃退ガイド. (Japanese). pp. 37-44. Tokyo: NTT Publishing. (1998). ISBN 978-4-87188-897-4.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Prima's Official Guide To Dungeon Keeper Gold Edition. pp. 43-89. Prima Publishing. (1998). ISBN 978-0-7615-1581-4.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Dungeon Keeper 2 Manual. pp. 67-68. Electronic Arts. (1999).