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The Mountain Dwarf is a hero in Dungeon Keeper. This red-haired dwarf is the battle-oriented counterpart to the Tunneller, but are not as strong as the hero units encountered later in the game. However, they are good scouts and craftsmen.


Dungeon Keeper Mountain Dwarf portrait

The Mountain Dwarf's Portrait

Dungeon Keeper Mountain Dwarf movement animation

Ingame animation of the Mountain Dwarf

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

Mountain Dwarves (also known as just Dwarves) are kin to Tunnellers, but trained for fighting instead of digging. In overall combat prowess, Dwarves rank closely with Demon Spawn and Skeletons.

Dwarves are excellent scouts: they are very fast (Speed 80, 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 Thieves, Dungeon Keeper usually generates these heroes within parties that are under orders to loot the Treasure Room. This greedy behaviour makes them noticeably less-focused in battle and easier prey for your creatures.

Dwarves are good manufacturers, but due to their poor training skill, the level one captures a Dwarf is precisely the level he will remain for the near future. It's seldom worthwhile to capture and convert this type of hero. The mere existence of a Torture Chamber generally means the Keeper has access to superior creatures. They make a fine Skeleton, though.


Combat Statistics
Query Speed icon Dungeon Keeper Speed: 80
Heal Icon Small Base Health: 500
Strength Base Strength: 50
Defence Defence: 40
Skill Base Skill: 30
Dexterity Base Dexterity: 55
Luck Luck: 2
Tasks & Management
Mountain-dwarf-icon Primary Job Manufacture
Library Icon Small Base Research Skill 1
Workshop Icon Small Base Manufacturing Skill 3
Training Room Icon Small Training Skill 1
Wage Training Cost /64t 5
ScavengerRoom Icon Small Base Scavenging Skill 1
Wage Scavenging Cost /64t 6
Temple Icon Small Praying Anger -50
Lair Icon Small Sleeping Anger -3
Heal Icon Small Sleep Recovery 4
Hatchery Icon Small Hunger 2Chicken icon tiny / 5000t
Wage Base Wage 35


  • Mountain Dwarves are visually distinguished from Tunnellers by their red hair and battle-axe; Tunnellers are blond dual-wielders.
  • Confusingly, in the Japanese version, it is the Tunneller Dwarf that is called the Mountain Dwarf, not this one, which is simply a Dwarf.[1][2][3]



  1. ダンジョンキーパープレミアム勇者撃退ガイド. (Japanese). pp. 42,43. Tokyo: NTT Publishing. (1998). ISBN 978-4-87188-897-4.
  2. Dungeon Keeper Level Editor Manual. (Japanese). section
  3. Dungeon Keeperレベルエディタ クイックリファレンス. (Japanese).