Lava is a tile found in Dungeon Keeper and Dungeon Keeper 2. Creatures will not walk on this tile without taking damage and Imps cannot claim it, so it has to be traversed using a Bridge.

Dungeon KeeperEdit

Bridge gate

Lava from the player's point of view

In Dungeon Keeper, most creatures cannot walk on Lava without being harmed, so will avoid it. Creatures can walk over Lava, but will take constant damage. When a Dragon-icon Dragon sleeps next to Lava it gains experience. Creatures can be moved onto lava by creatures' Wind icon small Wind spell, or by player means (selling the Bridge Icon Small Bridge under them or using Possession Icon Small Possession to force them to walk across it).

The creatures who can traverse Lava unharmed in Dungeon Keeper are:

Trap Lava Small Lava Traps will, when triggered, permanently turn the tile it is on into a Lava tile.

Dungeon Keeper 2Edit


A lava lake found in the first Pet Dungeon

Lava differs slightly in Dungeon Keeper 2 in that you cannot use Possession to make a creature walk across is unless they can themselves walk across it without damage, although you can make them by selling (or burning, in the case of the Wooden Bridge) the bridge under their feet. If this is done while under Possession, the entire screen turns completely red due to the damage being taken, making it quite hard to use as a means to get around. Other than that lava is exactly the same.

The creatures who can traverse Lava unharmed in Dungeon Keeper 2 are:

Dk1iconDungeon Keeper
ClaimedClaimed Path / DirtDirt Path / GemsiconGem Seam / GoldseamGold Seam / LavaLava / Make safeReinforced Wall / EarthEarth / ImpentImpenetrable Rock / WaterWater
Dk2iconDungeon Keeper 2
Claimed2Claimed Path / Dirt2Dirt Path / Gems2Gem Seam / Gold2Gold Seam / Lava2Lava / Mana2Mana Vault / Reinf2Reinforced Wall / Rock2Rock / Solid2Solid Rock / Water2Water
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