Dk1 archer huge
Appears in Dungeon Keeper
Faction Heroes
Attracted By -- (DK1),
Guard Post - 1 tile FX
Sacrifice Recipe --
Fighter Class Ranged
Base Wage 60
Base Health 300
Spells Level 1 - Arrow

Level 4 - Navigating Missile
Level 6 - Speed
Level 8 - Slow

Likes Manufacturing, Guarding

The Archer is a Hero class in Dungeon Keeper.


"Although this hero is bad at hand to hand combat, he is excellent at a long range and very hard to get close to."
Dungeon Keeper Manual

General InformationEdit

Archers are the basic ranged unit of the Heroes. Higher level Archers have a wide range of abilities, all of which serve to hamper enemy movement while enhancing their own ability to inflict damage from afar. Archers are very flimsy and are defeated quickly.

Converted Archers like to manufacture at a Workshop if one is available; however, they can become annoyed if their workshop is too small. Archers also make passably good researchers and scavengers.

Combat Statistics Edit

Base Health: 300
Base Strength: 20
Defence: 20
Base Skill: 60
Base Dexterity: 100
Luck: 15

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

Tasks and Management Edit

Research Skill 2
Manufacturing Skill 2
Training Skill 1
Training Cost 8
Scavenging Skill 2
Scavenging Cost 8
Praying Anger -50 ∕ t
Sleeping Anger -6 ∕ t
Heal Icon Small in Lair +5 ∕ t
Hunger 1Chicken icon tiny ∕ 5000t

Notes Edit

  • Archers at Level 6 or higher become significantly more difficult to overtake, since they obtain Speed. Converted Archers become very strong researchers and manufacturers when they reach this level.
  • The icons for the Thief and Archer are the wrong-way-round, considering the archer's red garb, and they are hard to differentiate in any case:
Thief-icon Thief
Archer-icon Archer


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