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Not to be confused with Haste Creature.

Speed Monster, or Speed Creature,[1][2] is an incredibly useful Keeper spell that doubles the speed of any creature it is cast on. It can be cast on any friendly creature directly or through the Battle Window, and can be cast on tortured enemies to speed up their suffering.

This spell is one of the most useful and diverse spells available, as it can be used to speed up any task, such as researching, manufacturing, fighting, mining and even moving, sleeping and eating. Creatures under this effect are followed by afterimages and move at double speed. This spell wears off after some time, but some creatures learn their own version of the spell. Using this spell on enemies being tortured causes them to suffer twice as quickly, increasing conversion rate. Noting this, one should keep an eye on them, as this also means they take damage twice as quickly. Alternatively, why not let the torture take its time and let them suffer?

The Dungeon Keeper Goodies Disc contains wave files of Mentor dialogue that were cut from the game, one of which mentioning an 'Accelerator' spell being available.[3] This is presumably either this spell, the Speed Creature spell, or an early version of one of them.



  1. Prima's Official Guide To Dungeon Keeper Gold Edition. p. 92. Prima Publishing. (1998). ISBN 978-0-7615-1581-4.
  2. Dungeon Keeper Gold Manual. p. 45.
  3. The Dungeon Keeper Goodies Disc.