This article is about the Hero unit in Dungeon Keeper. For the dwarf in Dungeon Keeper 2, see Dwarf.


"A good hand-to-hand fighter who makes a point of stealing any gold he finds lying about."
Dungeon Keeper Manual

Mountain-dwarf-icon Mountain Dwarves (also known as just Dwarves) are kin to Tunneler-icon Tunnellers, but trained for fighting instead of digging.

Dwarves are excellent scouts: they are very fast (Speed 80, Imp-icon Imp is 96), and when they are designated by the game to lead parties, they cause the rest of the party to move apace with them. As with Thief-icon Thieves, Dungeon Keeper usually generates these heroes within parties that are under orders to loot the Treasure Room Icon Small Treasure Room. This greedy behaviour makes them noticeably less-focused in battle and easier prey for your creatures.

In overall combat prowess, Dwarves rank right alongside Demon-spawn-icon Demon Spawn and Skeleton-icon Skeletons. It's seldom worthwhile to capture and convert this type of hero. The mere existence of a Torture Room Icon Small Torture Chamber generally means the Keeper has access to superior creatures. They make a fine Skeleton, though.

Combat Statistics Edit

Base Health: 500
Base Strength: 50
Defence: 40
Base Skill: 30
Base Dexterity: 55
Luck: 2

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

Tasks and Management Edit

Research Skill 1
Manufacturing Skill 3
Training Skill 1
Training Cost 5
Scavenging Skill 1
Scavenging Cost 6
Praying Anger -50 ∕ t
Sleeping Anger -3 ∕ t
Heal Icon Small in Lair +4 ∕ t
Hunger 2Chicken icon tiny ∕ 5000t

Notes Edit

  • Visually distinguished from the Tunneler-icon Tunneller by his red hair and battle axe. Tunneler-icon Tunnellers are blond dual-wielders.
  • Confusingly, in the Japanese version, it is the Tunneler-icon Tunneller Dwarf that is called the Mountain Dwarf, not this one, which is simply a Dwarf.[1]



  1. ダンジョンキーパープレミアム勇者撃退ガイド (in Japanese). pp. 42,43. Tokyo: NTT Publishing. 1998. ISBN 978-4-87188-897-4.
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