|Appears in||Dungeon Keeper|
|Attracted By|| -- (DK1),|
Training Room - 9 tiles, Barracks - 6 tiles, Torture Chamber - 1 tile, FX
|Spells|| Level 1 - Hand to Hand|
|Hates||Dark Mistresses, not training|
|"A master swordsman, the Samurai is fearless and swift in battle. The Samurai’s code of fighting, the Bushido, is strict and the sense of honour he has can hamper his performance when faced by hordes of evil, nihilistic creatures."|
|— Dungeon Keeper Manual|
Called the Ninja in some instances, the Samurai is a fast, powerful sword-wielder.
The samurai's melee attack is approximately on-par with that of the Knight, but he gains a more offense-oriented spell kit as he levels. He will continue to favor melee combat after learning Lightning, but he invokes Freeze on recharge when engaging a foe. With his fast overland movement rate and dueling skills (bolstered further by Speed), this character is about as dangerous as the rank-and-file heroes get. The Keeper needs to start thinking fast, as well, when samurai are on the loose.
If one can convert a Samurai to their side, they will find them a great addition to their ranks. Samurai live to train and will gain experience rapidly. If they are not allowed to train, are under Level 10, and have no pre-designated job like guard duty to keep them occupied, they will grow angry. Angered samurai can go on a rampage and start attacking other creatures or even join the enemy.
As mentioned in the game documents and messages, these heroes follow a code of honour, and it causes them to have certain ideological problems with Dark Mistresses. The fights between them are violent and destructive, and as both are very valuable creatures, it is best to avoid these situations by keeping their lairs well-apart.
Combat Statistics Edit
See Query for more information on Health, Strength, Defence, Skill, Dexterity and Luck.
Tasks and Management Edit
|Praying Anger||-50 ∕ t|
|Sleeping Anger||-1 ∕ t|
|in Lair||+9 ∕ t|
|Hunger||3 ∕ 8000t|
- Samurai have twice-normal torture resistance (2000t).
- Samurai exhibit neither the "hampered performance" nor special team-forming behavior referenced in the game messages.
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