Gnomoria is designed so that in-depth combat isn't "forced" on the player.  Enemy difficulty does not scale with time by default, but with how you progress in the game - so be careful not to delve "too greedily and too deep." Selecting peaceful difficulty while creating a world will prevent any hostile mobs from spawning.
See the main article on this topic: Animals
Invaders are creatures that spawn for events, with the amount of enemies spawned usually depending on your kingdom worth. The creatures that can spawn in this way are Goblins, Mants and Ogres and they spawn above ground.
See the main article on this topic: Goblin
See the main article on this topic: Ogre
See the main article on this topic: Mant
Monsters are creatures found below the surface, in dark areas. They can be prevented from spawning in an area by placing torches, though this will not prevent them from spawning at any exposed map edges.
Another condition to spawn is "gnome must be in 16 tiles or 2 floors near spawn point". You can use it and don`t light all mined area. Just do one torch-circle around your "lift", that covers 16 tiles. If there are no starring gnomes and no tasks in dark area, monsters don`t spawn.
|Dirt golem||-8||A very weak enemy, the dirt golem can be defeated by a bare handed gnome.|
|Clay golem||-8||Somewhat stronger than the dirt golem; strength is close to that of a basic, unarmed goblin.|
|Lapis-lazuli golem||-8||Will spawn at -8 depth , It's stronger than the clay golem and will spawn only if there IS lapis lazuli at the current level.|
|Basalt golem||-8||avaible at the current level|
|Granite golem||-8||the current level|
|Skeleton||-8||Skeletons spawn underground and get stronger the deeper they spawn. They carry weapons and can have a helmet and breastplate.|
|Zombie||-8||If a zombie bite contacts blood it can infect a gnome. If an infected gnome dies, they will turn into a zombie.|
|Beetle||-10||If left alone, beetles will make cocoons. A cocoon can mature into a beetle and the process will continue.|
|Spider||-78||Spiders are the most dangerous enemy in the game.|
See the main article on this topic: Golem
See the main article on this topic: Skeleton
See the main article on this topic: Zombie
See the main article on this topic: Beetle
See the main article on this topic: Spider
|Above ground||Goblin||Unarmed Goblin • Goblin Fighter • Goblin Soldier • Goblin Warrior • Goblin Officer|
|Mant||Mant Scout • Mant Worker|
|Ogre||Ogre • Two-headed Ogre|
|Golem||Dirt Golem • Clay Golem • Lapis-Lazuli Golem • Basalt Golem • Marble Golem|
|Other||Beetles • Skeleton • Spider • Zombie|