Dungeon Keeper II: A Guide to Attracting Elite Creatures.


I: Intro/credits
II: What's new/updates
III: General Elite information
IV: Elite specifics and room requirements
V: Contact info
VI: Legal nonsense


I: Intro/credits
  This FAQ is a guide to enticing the Elite Creatures in Bullfrog's game
"Dungeon Keeper II." It was composed almost entirely by Chuck Kappenman, with
the exception of certain aspects which were gleaned from various posts on the
alt.games.dungeon-keeper message board before I experienced them myself. All
items noted have been discovered or verified by me, save those I explicitly
deny
having witnessed.

  The only single person I would like to credit is Imp-Basher, who contacted
Bullfrog customer support to get the layouts for the Vampire and Dark Angel
Elites, and whose permission I received to include his findings in this guide.
Thanks a lot man. I would credit everyone else who's worked on finding all the
Elites, but that's pretty much everyone who's downloaded version 1.61, and
frankly I don't know them all. So, on with the guide.


II:

Ver. 1.2: Probably the final version, unless someone finds a problem. One
update: Maiden Elite doesn't exist. That is all, thank you.

Ver. 1.1: Spell/grammar check, updates for changes made in 1.7, still searching
for Maiden combo

Ver. 1.0: The base. Houston, prepare for liftoff.





III: General Elite Information
  The Elite creatures first appeared in version 1.61 of Dungeon Keeper II. They
are supposedly "Stronger, faster, better" versions of their "normal"
counterparts, though at times it seems like they just look different. Elites
don't have any new abilities though, in general, they have less fear and are
better in battle. It seemed that Bullfrog was more interested in having some
extra tidbits just plain available than have them be worth the headache of
finding out how to attract them.

  With the advent of 1.7, the creatures are MUCH tougher, able to vanquish more
foes than their regular counterparts. When you attract them you also get a
blast
of trumpet fanfare and a "new species" message. They still show up on the
creatures panel as just one of the regulars.

  Each elite requires a specific room configuration to attract. These
configurations have to be followed EXACTLY, and cannot be touching any other
rooms. A good way to make sure that the room will be separated is to have your
imps dig out an opening of the proper size, rather than in a more open area
which runs the risk of overlapping other rooms.

  The rooms have to be aligned with the "top" of the figure as printed here
facing north. This orientation can most easily be achieved by right-clicking on
the mini-map in the bottom left corner of the screen, then clicking anywhere on
the map, as it will rotate the view so that north is towards the top of your
screen.

  You can only attract one of each Elite creature. If he/she dies, is dropped
in
a portal or temple, or is converted by an enemy, you don't get any more. I
heard
that if you build another room configuration you can attract another Elite (ala
building two 5x5 temples to attract 4 Dark Angels), but have not seen that
happen in my own experiences. If you encounter this phenomenon, please contact
me and I will alter this guide appropriately.

  Each Elite has a specific name. With 1.7, this name appears both on the
information bar at the top of the screen and when you hold the Hand of Evil
over
the creature for a second or two. So, say you have the Hand over an elite
Firefly: normally, a little box with "Firefly" will appear, but since it is
elite the box will read "Bzzzt," and the name will always be "Bzzzt" in the
info
bar.

  If you have 1.61, then when you get an Elite, save, then load the game, the
Elite turns into a regular creature. This is believed to be cause by the fact
that they're not categorized as Elite, they're simply Goblins, Warlocks, etc.
This has been fixed in 1.7, they now remain Elite (yay).





III: Elite specifics and room requirements
  For each creature, the type, Elite name, and room configuration is listed.
Here is a brief run-down of what the configurations are like:

3x3 A room with 1 B room in corners:

B A B
A A A
B A B

5x5 A room with 1 B room in corners:

B A A A B
A A A A A
A A A A A
A A A A A
B A A A B

3x3 A room surrounded by 5x5 B room

B B B B B
B A A A B
B A A A B
B A A A B
B B B B B

5x5 A room surrounded by 7x7 B room

B B B B B B B
B A A A A A B
B A A A A A B
B A A A A A B
B A A A A A B
B A A A A A B
B B B B B B B

  Finally, how to actually attract each individual Elite!

Elite Goblin: Grubb
3x3 lair with 1 hatchery in each corner

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Elite Firefly: Bzzzt
3x3 hatchery with 1 lair in each corner

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Elite Troll: Knud
5x5 workshop with 1 lair in each corner

**********

Elite Salamander: Furnace
5x5 training room with 1 lair in each corner

**********

Elite Warlock: Almeric
5x5 library with 1 lair in each corner

**********

Elite Dark Elf: Zenobia
3x3 guard room surrounded by 5x5 training room

**********

Elite Bile Demon: Bloz
5x5 hatchery surrounded by 7x7 workshop.

**********

Elite Rogue: Gervaise
5x5 casino with 1 treasury in each corner

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Elite Dark Mistress: Dominique
3x3 prison surrounded by 5x5 torture chamber

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Elite Sekeleton: Bane
5x5 prison with 1 treasury in each corner
 NOTE: Unlike regular skeletons, Bane will set up a lair AND collect money on
pay day. Apparently, it takes some functioning brain cells to be Elite }:)

**********

Elite Black Knight: Kaleb
5x5 combat pit surrounded by 7x7 training room

**********

  The Elite Vampire and Dark Angel require extra special room configurations.
Apparently, the folks at Bullfrog were feeling extra evil the day they designed
these two.

Key: LIB - Library
GRA - Graveyard
LAI - Lair
TRA - Training room
TRE - Treasury
TOR - Torture chamber
TEM - Temple

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Elite Vampire: Kessler Van Doom
Two 3x3 graveyards with northeast/southwest corners overlapping, surrounded by
7x7 library, as so:

LIB LIB LIB LIB LIB LIB LIB
LIB LIB LIB GRA GRA GRA LIB
LIB LIB LIB GRA GRA GRA LIB
LIB GRA GRA GRA GRA GRA LIB
LIB GRA GRA GRA LIB LIB LIB
LIB GRA GRA GRA LIB LIB LIB
LIB LIB LIB LIB LIB LIB LIB

**********

Elite Dark Angel: Zachariah
  This is definitely the most complicated and sadistic room layout ever
created.
How Bullfrog thought ANYONE could figure this out on their own is beyond me.
  You start with a 5x5 temple in the center. On the left (west) side, you put a
7 tile high row of treasury tiles. On the right (east) side, you put 7 training
room tiles. On the north (top) side, you put 5 lairs. On the south (bottom),
you
put 5 torture chambers. So you know what I'm babbling about, behold the
diagram:

TRE LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI TRA
TRE TEM TEM TEM TEM TEM TRA
TRE TEM TEM TEM TEM TEM TRA
TRE TEM TEM TEM TEM TEM TRA
TRE TEM TEM TEM TEM TEM TRA
TRE TEM TEM TEM TEM TEM TRA
TRE TOR TOR TOR TOR TOR TRA

{pant pant pant} You get all that?

It's quite simple: there is no elite maiden. And if there is, not even Bullfrog
knows how to get it. Sorry folks.



IV: Contact info
Chuck Kappenman: Chazbsweet@aol.com
Official Dungeon Keeper website: www.dungeonkeeper.com



V: Legal nonsense
Dungeon Keeper, Bullfrog, their logos, and darn near everything mentioned in
this FAQ is copyright Electronic Arts. GameFAQs.com copyright GameFAQs. If I
missed anything else, it's copyright whoever made it.