Traps are an important part of Dungeon Keeper and Dungeon Keeper 2, used to defend yourself as well as attack and fend off your enemies. Traps are created in the Workshop.

Dungeon KeeperEdit

In Dungeon Keeper, to create traps, you must build a Workshop Icon Small Workshop and then place creatures in it (although some creatures will refuse). Creating traps works similarly to researching: there is a meter on the Information Panel which will increase as creatures work in the Workshop, and once full will create a trap, which will appear as a rotating, sparkling crate. Once the trap is placed, an Imp-icon Imp will take the crate and set up the trap. An unset (or expired) trap will appear translucent.

The traps possible to create depend on the size of your Workshop. Traps are free to create and place, and can be sold for gold.

Traps in Dungeon Keeper:

Comparison Table: Traps
  Trap   Min Workshop Size    Selling Value     Manufacturing Points
to build 
Trap Gas Small Poison Gas Trap 10 350 20,000 5
Trap Alarm Small Alarm Trap 1 250 18,000 12
Trap Lightning Small Lightning Trap 17 500 20,000 8
Trap Word Small Word of Power Trap 37 750 20,000 3
Trap Boulder Small Boulder Trap 26 1000 25,000 1
Trap Lava Small Lava Trap 26 750 20,000 1



From KeeperFX, traps can be configured in the config file, to the extent that the trigger type, shot type, and effect type can be specified and configured. In other words, it is possible to make entirely new traps (for example, it is possible to recreate the cut Fireball and Freeze traps). However, you can only replace existing traps, not add new ones.

From KeeperFX, Traps can be configured via level scripts with the SET_TRAP_CONFIGURATION command.


Dungeon Keeper 2Edit


A corridor of traps and trap blueprints. Note also the list of available traps

In Dungeon Keeper 2, you may select which Trap you want to create, although only a small number of creatures will work in the Workshop. Traps in Dungeon Keeper 2 require gold to create.

As before, completed traps appear as crates and are dragged to location by Imps. Trap blueprints are now blue in colour, and traps themselves have health flowers. They require mana to keep working, if there is not enough mana, they cannot function.

Traps in Dungeon Keeper 2:

Comparison Table: Traps
  Trap   Health     Gold Cost     Manufacturing Points
to build  
  Mana Drain
per second  
Mana to fire Recharge
per second
Damage Rating
Gas Trap Icon Medium Gas Trap 300 600 150 5 0 4 Small
Alarm Trap2 Icon Medium Alarm Trap 200 500 150 5 0 1 None
Lightning Trap2 Icon Medium Lightning Trap 600 3000 900 25 375 12 Substantial
Fireburst Trap Icon Medium Fireburst Trap 800 6000 1200 10 250 12 Devastating
Boulder Trap2 Icon Medium Boulder Trap 800 1500 600 5 0 16 Substantial
Spike Trap Icon Medium Spike Trap 400 750 600 5 0 4 Average
Trigger Trap Icon Medium Trigger Trap 200 300 150 5 0 4 None
Sentry Trap Icon Medium Sentry Trap 300 1000 150 5 250 6 Minimal
Jack In The Box Trap Icon Medium Jack-In-The-Box Trap 800 10000 2000 5 0 16 --
Fear Trap Icon Medium Fear Trap 600 750 150 5 125 12 None
Freeze Trap Icon Medium Freeze Trap 600 1500 900 5 0 6 None
Guard Post Trap Icon Medium Guard Post 200 300 150 0 0 4 None


Dungeon Keeper OnlineEdit

Dungeon Keeper Online has the following traps:



  1. Prima's Official Guide To Dungeon Keeper Gold Edition. p. 131. Prima Publishing. 1998. ISBN 978-0-7615-1581-4.
  2. Dungeon Keeper 2 : Prima's Official Strategy Guide. p. 112. Rocklin, CA: Prima Games. 1999. ISBN 978-0-7615-1805-1.
  3. Dungeon Keeper 2 Editor
  4. ダンジョンキーパー2コンプリートガイドブック (in Japanese). p0. 26-29. Tokyo: Keibunsha. 1999. ISBN 978-4-7669-3293-5.
  5. Dungeon Keeper 2 Manual. pp. 58-60.
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Fireball Trap / Teleport Trap / Mine Zap Trap / Conductor Trap / Mushroom Trap / Booby Trap / Power Trap / Fireblast Magnet / Freeze Trap
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Steeldoor-icon-tinySteel Door / Woodendoor-icon-tinyWooden Door
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