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The Salamander is a creature in Dungeon Keeper 2 and Dungeon Keeper Online.


"Lizard-like creatures that have, over the years, adapted to life surrounded by lava. They are reasonably handy in combat situations (particularly in earlier levels), but their main asset is definitely their immunity to lava. Unfortunately, they are unsuited to work involving research or manufacturing."
— Dungeon Keeper 2 Manual

The Salamander has an immunity to fire, lava, and hot things in general. This allows them to wade through streams of lava that would prove a painful obstacle to your other minions, making them moderately good scouts (particularly in possession). This, coupled with their moderate combat abilities, fiery spells, and their love of training, makes them a fair addition to a Keeper's dungeon.

The Mentor's Thoughts[]

"Behold a Salamander; graceful ancient lizard who cannot be harmed by fire. He'll even wade through lava streams with no impediment."
The Mentor, Campaign Mode
"A Salamander has joined you. These reptiles are extremely hot-blooded, and will happily wade through lava."
The Mentor, Pet Dungeon Mode


  • Salamanders are in some ways similar to the Demon Spawn in Dungeon Keeper.
  • Salamanders can walk through lava. The Giant is the only other creature to possess this ability.
  • Salamanders are resistant to the Inferno spell.
  • Salamanders can be carried longer than other creatures without getting angry.
  • Salamanders move faster in lava than they are on land or water.
  • The Mentor describes Salamanders as hot-blooded, but the manual describes them as cold-blooded.[2] As a reptilian species, they would be the latter.



  1. 火蜥蜴 地下城守护者地下城生物之魔族生物大全 (Chinese). dk.178.com (31 March 2012). Retrieved on 19 April 2020.
  2. Dungeon Keeper 2 Manual. p. 48.