|"Goblins represent the staple of any thriving dungeon. Goblins excel at nothing, but are eager and willing to serve, although they may well turn their noses up at research or manufacturing work.
In combat, their effectiveness really depends on their numbers; they simply don’t have the strength or skills to be considered effective independent warriors but as a pack they can overcome their innate fear of danger.
Possibly due to their size and lack of exceptional skills or maybe just because they’re ugly, Goblins have a slight tendency to be picked on by other creatures. They themselves despise Dwarves."
|— Dungeon Keeper 2 Manual|
The Mentor's ThoughtsEdit
|"Look well. A goblin has entered your domain. On his own he is a cowardly beast, but in a horde becomes a useful fighting force."|
— The Mentor, Campaign Mode (DK2)
|"The goblin is a stalwart dungeon minion. It is quick to recover from stunning and while weak individually, in hordes they can be a ferocious pack."|
— The Mentor, Pet Dungeon Mode (DK2)
- The Goblin first appears in Smilesville, being the only available creature. Goblins have no room requirements to be attracted but lack any special abilities and can be easily scared by tougher foes. Goblins become harder to scare when attacking with other creatures.
- Goblins are actually not much weaker than most creatures. They have more health than Warlocks, Dark Elves, and Trolls; and the same amount of health as Salamanders, Fairies, and Skeletons. They have no spells, but have a weak melee attack that is fast. Their upkeep cost is also a lot cheaper than most creatures.
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