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Appears in Dungeon Keeper
Faction Creatures
Attracted By None
Fighter Class Melee
Base Wage 5
Base Health 150
Spells Level 1 - Hand to Hand

Level 5 - Sight
Level 8 - Speed

Possession Skills Useful for exploration.
Likes Exploring
Hates Spiders


"Your first minion has arrived. It's a giant fly. It can spit corrosive vomit at your enemies and its wings grant the hideous insect the speed to intercept the most nimble trespasser"

-- In game description

This bog-standard giant insect is the first creature you get. Fast, but flimsy, flies are a push-over for the stronger invaders into your Dungeon. They hate Spiders and fight them if forced to share the same Lair. Despite this, they are excellent explorers and reveal more of the map to you by flying over water and lava.

-- Dungeon Keeper Manual

General InformationEdit

Flies are your first creature, and your fastest. They are great scouts and weak fighters, barely stronger than imps. As one of the three "insects" along with Beetles and Spiders, Flies are a key component for sacrifice recipes in the Temple, and this is in fact the only real use they have in maps with stronger creatures and opponents.

Inquisitive by nature, a Fly's default AI task is exploration, a job whereby the creature moves endlessly around the map seeking unrevealed territory and doors (which the Fly will try to bash down). The task will eventually send the Fly into a scrap with roving Imps, or other Flies, belonging to the enemy. This can provoke full-scale attacks, so keep an eye on them.

Flies are natural enemies to Spiders, and the two species will fight whenever one party catches sight of the other while within a Lair.

Flies are not annoyed by slapping, starvation, torture, or going unpaid. Nevertheless, between their tendency to explore their way into trouble, or be an annoying corpse in the middle of your Lair, Flies are often more of a hassle than their meagre fighting skills are worth.

In possession mode the players view is distorted due to their compound eyes.

Abilities Edit

  1. Flies are the fastest creature in the game.
  2. Their sight ability can spot invisible creatures.

Combat Statistics Edit

Base Health: 150
Base Strength: 10
Defence: 10
Base Skill: 30
Base Dexterity: 50
Luck: 15

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

Sacrifice RecipesEdit

Things to sacrifice in the temple
Creature Creature Creature Result
2 Flies -- -- Complete current research
1 Fly 1 Spider -- Warlock
1 Troll 1 Fly -- Casts Conceal Monster on your creatures FX
1 Demon Spawn 1 Fly -- Casts Flight on your creatures FX
1 Fly 1 Hellhound -- Casts Speed Creature on your creatures FX
1 Dragon 1 Fly -- Hellhound FX
1 Dragon 1 Hellhound -- Fly FX


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