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The Giant is a hero encountered in Dungeon Keeper, Dungeon Keeper 2, and Dungeon Keeper Online.

Dungeon Keeper[]

Dungeon Keeper Giant movement animation

Ingame animation of the Giant

"The Giant is slow and lumbering but a large, tough fighter."
Dungeon Keeper Manual

Giants are slow heroes who don't have any magic abilities beside Speed at level 10. But their strength with their giant cudgel is the third highest of all creatures, only surpassed by the Avatar and the Horned Reaper (who are joint strongest). They have average health and quite low defence compared to other creatures, along with poor dexterity but rather high luck. Therefore, to maximize their combat effectiveness, they need to enter combat when the enemy fighters are already engaged.

Capturing Giants is not very popular, because they move so slowly (32, as the Warlock and Wizard), which impedes their usefulness in dungeon labour and in being frontline fighters. They train automatically and take a rather low pay, but refuse to research. If they become angry, they may damage the walls before leaving the dungeon.

Dungeon Keeper Giant portrait

The Giant's Portrait


Combat Statistics
Query Speed icon Dungeon Keeper Speed: 32
Heal Icon Small Base Health: 650
Strength Base Strength: 100
Defence Defence: 60
Skill Base Skill: 30
Dexterity Base Dexterity: 60
Luck Luck: 20
Tasks & Management
Giant-icon Primary Job Train
Library Icon Small Base Research Skill none
Workshop Icon Small Base Manufacturing Skill 2
Training Room Icon Small Training Skill 2
Wage Training Cost /64t 35
ScavengerRoom Icon Small Base Scavenging Skill 2
Wage Scavenging Cost /64t 25
Temple Icon Small Praying Anger -50
Lair Icon Small Sleeping Anger -6
Heal Icon Small Sleep Recovery 5
Hatchery Icon Small Hunger 3Chicken icon tiny / 5000t
Wage Base Wage 43


  • As a creature under the Keeper's control, the Giant's slowness is exacerbated by its hunger rate, which is more frequent than for Warlocks, and it's likely to spend about a quarter of its time just moving between the Hatchery and worksite.


Description (Dungeon Keeper 2)[]

Giants can be thought of as…well traitors, almost. They look like they should be on your side, so let’s correct their error, eh? Giants are good at manufacturing and very strong in battle; they are fireproof, immune to Fear, and they make excellent soldiers.

Dungeon Keeper 2 Giant in cutscene

The Giant seen in a cutscene

They take a while to convert, but are strong warriors and excellent craftsmen when you're lacking Bile Demons or Trolls or no Portal is available and you need to build items. They like to train and manufacture in the Workshop, or gamble in the Casino if no work or training is available. They seem to get along with all Portal creatures, except the Troll. They remain useful minions for the entire campaign, and their wages are acceptable. Giants are also useful in defending the dungeon if lacking the stronger creatures.

They have the same health as Knights and Black Knights, but much less compared to Bile Demons. Just like Bile Demons, they will eat 5 chickens and work in the Workshop.


The Mentor's Thoughts[]

"Giants make useful converts. As well as being formidable in combat, they are extremely adept at manufacturing Workshop items."
The Mentor, Pet Dungeon Mode (DK2)



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