Dk1 hellhnd huge
Appears in Dungeon Keeper
Faction Creatures
Attracted By Scavenger Room - 9 tiles
Sacrifice Recipe 1 Demon Spawn, 1 Beetle FX
or 1 Dragon, 1 Fly FX
Fighter Class Melee
Base Wage 67
Base Health 600
Spells Level 1 - Hand to Hand
Level 3 - Speed
Level 5 - Flame Breath
Possession Skills Useful for exploration.
Flame Breath can be streamed.
Immune to Lava, Lava Traps
Likes Exploring, seeking the enemy.
Hates Demon Spawns

The Hellhound is a creature type in Dungeon Keeper.


A double headed dog who is great at guarding and pointing out heroes or enemy creatures. These dogs sniff out enemies behind walls and get as close to them as possible. They also cock their legs on dead bodies to aid decomposition.

-- Dungeon Keeper Manual

General Information Edit

The Hellhound is a fierce two-headed dog. They are first encountered as neutrals in Tickle, but become available in Nevergrim. They are excellent scouts with their early use of speed and immunity to lava, but are rather average fighters with medium strength and health values, so they might get easily into combat situations they can´t win, e.g. when running into territory of enemy keepers. They harbor an animosity for Demon Spawns, and will fight them all the time; the two will not share a Lair.

Whenever a Hellhound walks past a corpse they cock their legs and urinate on them, this aids decomposition and helps keeps your dungeon tidy, while boosting the rate at which Graveyards generate Vampires.

Abilities Edit

  1. Immune to Lava and Lava Traps
  2. Can act like a bodyguard to many creatures.
  3. Excellent for scouting.
  4. Gains Flame Breath at level 5
  5. Speeds up decomposition in the graveyard.
  6. Can see invisible enemies.
  7. Can perform research.

Combat Statistics Edit

Base Health: 600
Base Strength: 55
Defence: 35
Base Skill: 50
Base Dexterity: 70
Luck: 8

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

Trivia Edit

  • Unlike real-life dogs, Hellhounds are colorblind, if a player possesses a Hellhound, they see in black and white.

Gallery Edit

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