The Hound-icon Hound 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 defense and health values, so they might get easily into combat situations they can´t win, e.g. when running into territory of enemy Keepers. Their incredible speed and good damage output makes them excellent units for fighting enemy spell casters like Fairy-icon Fairies and Wizard-icon Wizards. They harbor an animosity for Demon-spawn-icon Demon Spawns, and will fight them if they encounter them in a Lair Icon Small 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 Graveyard Icon Small Graveyards generate Vampire-icon Vampires. They can also detect enemy units on the map, preventing you from digging into an ambush. They will stand in the nearest position to the enemy and bark against the wall.

Abilities Edit

  1. Immune to Lava and Lava Traps
  2. Can act like a bodyguard to many creatures.
  3. Excellent for scouting.
  4. Gains Flamebreath icon small Flame Breath at level 5
  5. Speeds up decomposition in the Graveyard Icon Small Graveyard.
  6. Can see invisible enemies.
  7. Can perform research.
  8. Can sense enemies behind walls. They bark if they detect enemies on the other side of a wall.

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.

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