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Why are there so few traps and defences?

Sep 18, 2018
At first I want to say I just LOVE that game and I was looking for a DK follow up since many, many years. I love what the developers did and I am mostly happy with the new editor and the mighty script. Excellent work!

But progressing in the campaign I really wonder why there are just so few traps and defences? Dungeon Keeper was great in building evil traps for enemies who are about to break into your dungeon. In WFTO I feel it's more just a matter to setup a rally flag if someone breaks into your dungeon, instead of killing them with traps & Defences.

DK2 had many traps:

Traps in Dungeon Keeper 2:
and also many different doors. It really seems to me that most of them are missing in WFTO. Or am I completely wrong?

Thank you for your feedback, suggestions and kind words on my humble posts! :)


Frost Weaver
WFTO Founder
Jan 19, 2013
Huddersfield, UK
You are correct in the sense that WFTO doesn't have most of the traps that DK/DK2 had. In addition, it also Constructs which are kinda like traps but work slightly differently, if you're focused purely on things that work as "traps" then WFTO has:
  • Bombard (Similar to Sentry Trap)
  • Bone Chiller (Similar to Freeze Trap)
  • Storm Vortex (Similar to Lightning Trap)
  • Blade Lotus (Similar to Spike Trap - Not similar enough though!)
  • Alchemine (Which turns almost any of the potions from the game into a "bomb", so is technically usable as multiple types of trap)
  • Sentinel
  • Gargoyle
  • Well of Souls
So it's a similar number of traps as the DK games had, they're just different ones instead of copying DK.
Likes: SeriousToni
Sep 18, 2018
Thank you for this detailed answer to my concerns! As I said I am very pleased with the game (although I am not through the whole campaign yet) and the special functions like the level editor.
I understand the idea of not just copying the DK games. Maybe I need to try out the current traps (and constructs) a little more in My Pet Dungeon Mode to get a better understanding. (But especially for the "My Pet Dungeon" Mode I wish I had some more of the classic doors, but I guess this is just more of a cosmetic thing).


Designer / Community Manager
Brightrock Games
Dec 8, 2012
Brighton, UK
It should be noted that all the defences in WFTO typically have more functionality or additional special abilities. They're generally more involved than their counterparts in other Dungeon Management Games so despite the number being more limited the quality should be higher.
Likes: SeriousToni
Sep 18, 2018
That is absolutely correct. I like the idea of getting the player involved in defences actively, instead of just placing the traps in a "fire & forget" system. A nice innovation to the default Dungeon Management system.
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