Minecraft Dungeons introduces a new direction for Microsoft's blockbuster franchise, with a role-playing experience centered on fighting mobs and grinding for gear. With a casual take on loot-driven dungeon crawling, famed by Diablo, it packs a variety of unseen weaponry and armor to discover.
The signatures of the Minecraft Dungeons arsenal come via coveted high-tier Unique gear, each featuring distinct designs and in-game abilities. We've wrapped up every Unique weapon and piece of armor we've found so far, following launch.
For information on where these can drop, consult the loot table over here. For example, if you want a specific sword, hunt for areas where swords can drop, and so on. All Uniques have a chance to drop from the Blacksmith too.
Minecraft Dungeons combines the familiar world we all grew up on with an injection of Diablo, a whole lot of fun. Available on every platform you're on, for a ridiculously attractive price, what's not to love?
From cutting wood to legendary battles, the swing of the axe means substantial damage in Minecraft Dungeons. Different axes feature head augmentations and elemental upgrades, with a deadly spin attack move wiping out enemies within the immediate vicinity.
This otherworldly axe brings dual blades and a volatile spin on battles. Killed mobs explode once downed, with a devastating spin attack providing a broader area of effect.
○ Defeated Mobs Explode ○ Spin attack
This is a one-handed axe with enchanted with fire. Hitting enemies with this will set them ablaze, which stacks nicely with other fire-style enchants.
○ Burns mobs ○ Spin attack
This handcrafted axe is the weapon of a true warrior, with the ability to stun enemies once hit. That couples with a spin attack move, providing a full 360-degree attack to clear out enemies within reach.
○ Stuns Mobs ○ Spin attack
Living up to the fierce moniker, Whirlwind is a double-bladed axed birthed from a vicious storm. It casts shockwaves, throwing enemies back, with a spin attack for added effect.
○ Casts Shockwaves ○ Spin attack
The speed and dexterity of daggers allow the bearer to deal out rapid attacks on all enemy types. The one-handed nature of the blades also enables dual wielding, for double the impact per swipe.
Fangs of Frost
These dual, ice-cold blades deal serious damage, enabling rapid attacks and a slowing, freezing ability. Using these daggers helps keeps mobs at bay, providing vital openings for co-op allies.
○ Slows Mobs ○ Dual Wield
When fights get close and personal, these gauntlets leave their mark with each punch. Transform your fists into killing machines, including unique combos for damage boosts.
These marron gauntlets take your hand-to-hand dexterity to the next level, with improved attack speed in all encounters. Fighter's Bindings also features Turbo Punches, delivering hits in rapid succession.
○ Boosts attack speed ○ Turbo Punches
Fight like a bear with these claw-embellished gauntlets, helping deal steady damage with each punch. The Maulers increase your attack speed through rapid swipes, and topped with a combo.
○ Increases attack speed ○ Relentless Combo
These golden gloves pack punch, with a boost to your critical hits. These also feature a special combo and increased souls gathering, ideal for any soul-based build.
Glaives enable consecutive melee hits, with the bonus of an extended melee reach over alternatives. Exploit their damage and various enhancements, while keeping a safe distance from some foes.
A large glaive spear with a Holy slant. This weapon deals extra damage to undead mobs and has a longer melee reach than usual.
○ Extra damage to Undead ○ Longer melee reach
This Glaive spreads large poison clouds alongside its hefty damage and wide-arc glaive attack combo. A great weapon for any warrior.
○ Spawns poison clouds ○ Longer melee reach
These magical hammers have rippling effects on gameplay, summoning supernatural forces to damage and control enemies. Take a big swing and watch the carnage unfold.
Hammer of Gravity
With the power of gravity on its side, sucking enemies into clusters so you can easily squish them. While keeping your friends close, this weighty hammer ensures your enemies stay closer.
○ Pulls in enemies ○ Great Splash
This glowing hammer summons lighting to strike foes with each swing. The epitome of power, but burdened through its weight, this electrifying relic helps you become the superhero you always dreamed.
○ Fires Lightning Bolts ○ Great Splash
These medieval weapons deal hard-hitting strikes in Minecraft Dungeons. Unique abilities help with crowd control and healing, while also knocking down enemies in a few hits.
Embedding binding chains within every attack, the Flail keeps enemies from escaping your attacks. While slow to attack, each devastating swing ties enemies together for a brief period.
○ Binds and Chains Enemies
Harnessing restorative powers, and defined by its signature yellow glow, Sun's Grace doubles up damage with healing. Perfect for any close team.
○ Heals Allies in the Area
The signature of past Minecraft experiences returns with Dungeons, but this time repurposed from its cave-digging origins. The sharp head boasts severe damage, through slow but confident swings.
A trusty sidekick for any adventurer, the Diamond Pickaxe returns as a ruthless, high-impact counter to mobs. And as any seasoned Minecraft veteran will know, it's the essential sidekick for resource collection, this time boosting your Emerald earnings.
○ Finds More Emeralds
The scythe, A must-use tool for any soul-gathering explorer, helps extract the souls from the dead.
Become the frosty Grim Reaper with this cold-blooded scythe, characterized by its crystalized detailing throughout. Swiping enemies causes a slowing effect, with added soul gathering to fuel your abilities.
○ Slows mobs ○ +2 Soul Gathering
A badass Soul-absorbing Scythe weapon that also chains enemies together. A great option for both defensive and offensive play.
○ Binds and chains enemies ○ +2 Soul Gathering
Wield two of these menacing sickles, hand-in-hand, and swipe through enemy clusters.
A rapid-attacking pair of sickles ideal for rogues. It also spawns poison clouds, stacking with Life Stealing-type enchants for tons of self-sustain.
○ Spawns poison clouds ○ Dual wield
The Last Laugh
Get that money. A pair of gold and silver sickles ideal for looting, The Last Laugh boosts your Emerald earnings throughout Minecraft Dungeons.
○ Mobs Drop More Emeralds ○ Dual wield
Stab and jab hurdles in your way with these spears, capable of impaling enemies for massive damage. You also receive the bonus of an extended melee reach, keeping safe distances from the target.
A spear for support characters, this spear makes mobs drop more consumables for your squad.
○ Drop more consumables ○ Long melee reach
This cursed spear sometimes strikes twice, providing a bonus hit of damage on enemies. That complements its long melee reach, dealing damage without getting too close to the target.
○ Sometimes Strikes Twice ○ Long melee reach
The essential weapon for any Minecraft warrior; these blades focus on agile, quick damage. With a broad spectrum of swords, whether defined by speed, power, or unique abilities, you can't go wrong with a razor-sharp companion.
The Broadsword might lack the flair of other unique alternatives but provides heavy damage through its native modifiers. That includes an enhanced pushback to keep enemies away, with further enchantments drawing the best from this setup.
○ Extra Damage ○ Powerful Pushback
Double the blades provides double the stabbing power, increasing your attack speed when equipped. The Dancer's Sword favors fast, lighter strikes, with a higher chance of combos.
○ Increased attack speed ○ Reliable Combo
This mysterious blade comes forged with a strength against undead mobs. The unique modifier increased damage against undead, ideal for various zombie variants, and bosses like the The Nameless One.
○ Extra damage to Undead
Another Minecraft signature returns with this crystalized blade. It keeps swordplay simple, rocking a boost to damage output for increased efficiency from every hit. While the Diamond Sword lacks mystique, its glowing aura draws eyes.
○ Extra Damage
This stabby weapon is ideal for Souls-oriented players who want to power Souls-based artifacts. It grants so many extra Souls you won't know what to do with them all!
○ Chance to gain souls ○ Thrust attack ○+2 Soul gathering
The Hawkbrand is a powerful sword with a boosted chance to score a critical hit. Coupled with other crit-style enchants, this weapon could prove very devastating indeed.
○ Increases critical hit chance
This is a badass crimson claymore for warriors and other melee-oriented characters. It has lifesteal-on-hit, making it powerful for self-sustain.
○ Leeches health from mobs ○ Powerful pushback
This hard-to-find katana, most commonly found in the latter levels of Minecraft Dungeons, deals heavy damage and an increased chance of critical hits. When equipped, you will truly become the master.
○ Increases critical hit chance
This is a sword with a unique style. Enemies struck with it gain the Weakened debuff, which is a powerful survival tool.
○ Weakens enemy attacks ○ Reliable combo
Finishing off enemies at their weakest, this wavy sword deals some serious pain. Strike when enemies are wounded for a damage boost, paired with chance of a thrust attack.
For the methodical fighter among the group, bows reward lining up the shot and pinpoint accuracy. Deal devasting results by charging the bow, with various abilities and enchantments diversifying the approach.
Originating from Pumpkin Pastures, this skeletal bow augments arrows, growing in size. It values longer-range attacks, with large arrows formed via longer travel times.
○ Arrows grow size
Bow of Lost Souls
Ghostly and harrowing, the Bow of Lost Souls turns heads by its appearance alone. With soul-gathering bonuses and chance of multiple arrows per shot, it's one of the most unique bows out there.
○ Chance for Multishot ○ +2 Soul Gathering
Elite Power Bow
The Elite Power Bow provides a unique spin on the more common Power Bow, guaranteed to leave its mark on enemies of all sizes. Living up to its name, this bow provides powerful charged attacks coupled with serious damage, providing a versatile baseline for further enchantments.
This relic of the sea hits hard, which while similar to the default bow, packs an impressive upgrade to stopping power. Heavy arrows and charged attacks leave their mark, versatile across the full spectrum of Minecraft Dungeons mobs. While the Guardian Bow lacks the unique modifiers that augment combat dynamics, its stature comes from reliability across all types of enemies.
With high impact and command over fluffy friends, the Hunter's Promise serves well for any hunter build, centered around animals. The bow tells pets to attack any targeted mob, while also providing chance to regain shot arrows.
○ Pets Attack Targeted Mobs ○ Chance to Regain Arrows
The Master Bow also leverages the relationship with pets, helping any companion target enemies shot with this bow. You also deal extra damage, compared to other bows.
○ Pets Attack Targeted Mobs ○ Extra Damage Dealt
This engineered bow cranks up the fire rate, outputting more arrows per second, than your average bow. Spray and pray, as much as your ammunition reserves can handle.
○ Accelerated Fire Rate
Robbing enemies of their speed, the Nocturnal Bow proves valuable when controlling crowds of enemies from range, even if outperformed by many in damage.
○ Steals Speed ○ +2 Soul Gathering
Purple Storm hits hard and fast, delivering substantial damage, bolstered through a speed fire rate. This violet bow might not feature the alluring magic of alternatives but instead ensures a steady flow of arrows heads the enemy's way.
○ Ranged damage ○ Increased Fire Rate
The Red Snake bites back with a fiery twist, with the chance of triggering an explosion upon impact. While far from guaranteed, it provides the opportunity for bonus damage, while throwing nearby mobs off their feet. That couples with stronger charged attacks compared to the vanilla bow variant for an additional kick.
○ Strong Charged Attacks ○ Chance for Arrows to Explode
Majestic in form but devastating in battle, the Sabrewing balances firepower and healing. Strong charged shots leave their mark on foes, while its unique ability heals nearby allies.
○ Strong Charged Attacks ○ Heals Allies in the Area
The Green Menace
Unleashing viridescent fumes on enemies, the aptly-named Green Menace provides reliable ranged damage coupled with an area-of-effect (AoE) ability. Landing shots with this bow has the chance of spawning a cloud of toxic gas upon impact, dealing damage to the target and nearby foes. Fired arrows can also ricochet, dealing damage to multiple targets.
○ Spawns Poison Clouds ○ Hits Multiple Targets
The Pink Scoundrel
This rosy slinger flips the minds of unsuspecting foes, with the chance of "enraging" mobs in its path. Those enraged embark on a rampage, introducing turncoat mobs forced to help your cause, attacking their allies as well as your party. Fired arrows can also ricochet, landing damage on multiple enemies.
○ Chance to Enrage Mobs ○ Hits Multiple Targets
Hit two birds with one stone. The idiom defines the Twin Bow, offloading two arrows per shot, and primed to target to separate enemies. This multitasking maestro rapidly deals hits across groups but eats through your ammunition reserves equally as fast. Spray and pray, now twice as fast with this addition.
○ Shoots Two Enemies At Once
Tear through your ammunition reserves with maximum carnage with a crossbow. While forgoing the elegance of traditional bows, accuracy and timing remain key.
Function over form, this creation of the Arch-Illager cranks up the fire rate far beyond alternatives. That rate also increases as you shoot, rewarding those who hold down the trigger. Ideal for targeting large groups of hostile mobs.
○ High Firerate ○ Firerate increases upon firing
Swiftness defines the Azure Seeker crossbow, with an increased fire rate, and fast projectiles making for one sleek machine.
○ Increased Fire Rate ○ Faster Projectiles
With its name derived from speed and elegance akin to winged creatures, this slinger means quick, clean kills. It has a high fire rate and shoots two enemies at once for a nasty combination.
○ High Firerate ○ Shoots Two Enemies At Once
This mythical heavy crossbow delivers high impact at a slow rate of fire. Take your time to line up your shots and see the results.
○ Powerful Shots ○ Additional Knockback
Feral Soul Crossbow
This soul-sucking crossbow balances power and speed, with a massive bonus critical chance based on your current Soul gauge meter.
○ Souls critical boost ○ +2 Soul Gathering
Playing with fire grants this crossbow some powerful traits, with arrows exploding on impact, and the chance of a chain reaction. When the stars align, a few shots clears the dungeon floor.
○ Chance of Chain Reaction ○ Explodes on Impact
Slay enemies while strumming out epic melodies with the Harp Crossbow, defined by half-bow, half-harp construction. You also get more projectiles per shot, with a speedy rate of fire.
○ Even More Projectiles
Lightning Harp Crossbow
Charged with electrical energy, the Lightning Harp Crossbow tears through enemies. With multiple projectiles per shot, and chance to ricochet, pulling the trigger means chaos for those within reach.
○ Chance to ricochet ○ Multiple projectiles
The Slayer Crossbow does as it claims — quick and easy kills. That's enabled by hard-hitting bolts, and the chance to ricochet among the dungeon walls.
○ Powerful Shots ○ Chance to ricochet
The Slicer sounds menacing just by name, but its piercing bolts are what foes should truly fear. Fast projectile speed and the chance of firing armor-piercing ammunition leaves no mob safe.
○ Chance to fire piercing bolts ○ Faster Projectiles
Bolts fired from this crossbow reel enemies together with the force of gravity. Lure them into your trap, control the crowd, and get ready to strike.
○ Pulls enemies in ○ +2 Soul Gathering
The world of Minecraft Dungeons also features a broad range of armor, featuring various performance enhancements on top of your chosen weapons. Find the armor that best suits your playstyle, coupled with the best enchantments to match.
Commonly found within the walls of Creepy Crypt, the Archer's Armor enhances any build centered around bows and crossbows. The boost to movement speed keeps you on your toes, while additional arrows and extra ranged damage spotlight combat efficiency.
○ +15% movespeed aura ○ More arrows per bundle ○ More ranged damage
Utilizing the Cave Crawler armor enables a support-focused role, powering up artifacts and boosting weapon damage. You also get a cute pet bat as a handy airborne companion.
○ +50% artifact damage ○ +20% weapon damage boost aura ○ Gives you a pet bat
This mystical spin on Guard's Armor emits a violet aura, with the chance of teleporting you a few blocks away from harm when hit. You also gain a reduction in artifact cooldown time, with additional arrows per bundle.
○ Chance that you teleport away on a hit ○ -25% artifact cooldown ○ More arrows per bundle
This scarlet robe bends fire and magic, burning enemies who walk too close. You also get an artifact cooldown and movespeed bonus for additional versatility.
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