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The Monk is a hero encountered in Dungeon Keeper, Dungeon Keeper 2, and Dungeon Keeper Online. They are somewhat tougher than the other hero spellcasters, and are also decent workers.

Description (Dungeon Keeper)[]

Dungeon Keeper Monk movement animation

Ingame animation of a Monk

"The monk is a good fighter who can heal himself and heroes around him when they take hits in battle."
Dungeon Keeper Manual

The Monk is a defensive fighter and spellcasting hero. Monks gain many ranged spells as they level up, but favor closing in for hand-to-hand combat. They obtain the Heal and Armour spells very early on in their advancement. Monks can be dangerous in groups and pose a threat to the Keepers' Imps, but stand no chance against real melee fighters.

Unlike the other hero spellcasters (with the exception of the Time Mage in KeeperFX), Monks lack the Rebound spell. However, they will still best Warlocks in combat thanks to their Drain and Slow spells, as well as their Armour spell, which further bolsters their already superior Defence stat.

Converted Monks will do all jobs. They are decent researchers and manufacturers.

Dungeon Keeper Monk portrait

The Monk's Portrait


Combat Statistics
Query Speed icon Dungeon Keeper Speed: 32
Heal Icon Small Base Health: 325
Strength Base Strength: 40
Defence Defence: 20
Skill Base Skill: 80
Dexterity Base Dexterity: 80
Luck Luck: 30
Tasks & Management
Monk-icon Primary Job Research
Library Icon Small Base Research Skill 3
Workshop Icon Small Base Manufacturing Skill 2
Training Room Icon Small Training Skill 1
Wage Training Cost /64t 12
ScavengerRoom Icon Small Base Scavenging Skill 3
Wage Scavenging Cost /64t 15
Temple Icon Small Praying Anger -100
Lair Icon Small Sleeping Anger -4
Heal Icon Small Sleep Recovery 8
Hatchery Icon Small Hunger 2Chicken icon tiny / 5000t
Wage Base Wage 75



Description (Dungeon Keeper 2)[]

Dungeon Keeper 2 Monk panel icon

Monk panel icon

They do double damage to undead creatures and can annihilate your Vampires.

Monk concept art Dungeon Keeper 2 B&W

Monk concept art

These guys are good, really good. Their Pray ability allows them to heal all the surrounding creatures, and their haste and cast armour create the perfect support creature. They can also kill Vampires and stop them resurrecting against you again. One of the better creatures the goodly heroes have to offer in terms of conversion, especially considering their high mana generation rate when praying and their dirt-cheap wages.

In Dungeon Keeper 2, the Monk uses his fists to fight.

The Monk is weaker in terms of health than a Guard, but can be annoying (and useful, if converted) since they are much more durable than Warlocks and can heal allies in a fight. Always try to convert them if you can afford the wage, they have as much health as a Vampire and more useful spells at lower levels, but do less raw damage.


  • The Monk has the ability to kill a Vampire permanently regardless of its level, so long as the Monk deals the killing blow.

The Mentor's Thoughts[]

"The Monk that has joined you will be useful in defending your other minions in combat. He also has the ability to strike down the Vampire with terminal force."
The Mentor, Pet Dungeon Mode (DK2)


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  2. The party containing a monk exists in the script for this level, but no location is set for it to appear.