New Player Help for Minecraft Dungeons features information that will help a player understand the basics of the game's mechanics as well as recommended things to do before starting the game. The aim is to help the players to further understand the game and to know what it has to offer.


Minecraft Dungeons New Player Help

Minecraft Dungeons UI


  • Enchantment Points: This determines the number of enchantment-points-icon-minecraft-dungeons-wiki-guideEnchantment Points that are available for you to use to unlock and upgrade Enchantmentsenchantment-points-icon-minecraft-dungeons-wiki-guideEnchantment Points are obtained by leveling up.
  • Inventory: Press [ I ] on the keyboard to open up your inventory to view the items that you have equipped as well as the ones you have acquired. Here, you can also change your equipment.
  • Artifacts: There are three slots available that can be used to equip artifacts. This shows the three artifacts that you have equipped. On PC, press its designated number such as 1, 2, and 3 to activate it
  • Souls: Below the Artifacts tab is a Souls Bar, souls are resources that are collected from killing enemies with a "Soul" weapon or artifact. Souls are needed to activate certain skills like the Corrupted Beacon.
  • Health Bar: On the center of the UI is a large heart. This determines the hero's HP
  • Potion: The potion is an unlimited healing item that is used to replenish your own health. This only heals a small amount and has a cooldown.
  • Map: Open the map to view a layout of the location you are currently exploring. This can be useful to check the number of available chests and secrets.
  • Roll: This is a dodge roll that you can use to execute a combat roll to avoid enemy attacks or to escape sticky situations. This has a 2.5 sec. cooldown and will cause your hero to move slowly until the cooldown is done.
  • Player Level: At the bottom of the Potion, Map, and Roll is the player level. This determines your current level and the purple bar indicates the amount of experience you have, and once it reaches the end, you'll level up.
  • Arrows:  This shows the number of arrows you have in your quiver. Apart from that, it will also indicate the type of quiver it changes from using certain Artifacts.
  • Emeraldsemerald-icon-minecraft-dungeons-wiki-guideEmeralds are green gems which are the in-game's currency. This determines the number of emerald-icon-minecraft-dungeons-wiki-guideEmeralds you have collected which you can use to trade with the Blacksmith and Wandering Trader.


Gameplay & Exploration

  • In Minecraft Dungeons, there are two different types of map levels. The first one is story-driven which focuses on the main campaign where dungeons or areas have fixed layouts, while the other is a secret level that are unlocked via the main campaign or as you progress the game.
  • When players use the Map back at their camp to view the different locations, you'll notice that each location has difficulty tiers. If you are up for a challenge, you can change the difficulty that increases the number of mobs encountered, as well as the damage inflicted. However, completing a high-difficulty tier also increases the chance of obtaining high power-level gear from drops and rewards for completion.
  • Before you start a quest, make sure to take a look at the location interface. You'll find information such as gear that drops in the area, the difficulty of the quest, and the recommended power level. Those that are labeled with a question mark determines that there is a number of undiscovered equipment such as Weapons, Armor, and Artifacts. Players will need to replay locations in order to obtain these undiscovered items from drops and completion rewards.
  • Make sure to always check the map to find secret areas of a location and dungeons that may contain valuable loot.
  • If ever you are lost, follow the gold marker on the main screen to find your next objective.
  • As you explore, you'll encounter caves, houses, and buildings. Make sure to explore inside to find chests, breakable objects that may contain loot, as well as secrets that you can discover.
  • During your exploration, you can open up the Map to view the number of chests and secrets available for the location you are in.
  • Killing wildlife such as cows, sheep, and pigs will occasionally drop items that can help you in your exploration, such as healing items.
  • Some players may miss this, but when you are firing your bow, you can hold down the right mouse button to charge up your bow that releases a strong shot.
  • Watch out for the mage type follower of the Arch-Illager. You'll want to take them out first to stop them from buffing the rest of the mobs attacks.
  • The TNT crates that are dropped by mobs can be a useful item to kill a large group of enemies. Throw it at them and make sure to stay out of its range to avoid getting hit by the explosion.
  • Speaking of TNT crates, you can stack them up and carry multiple crates.
  • There is fall damage, so avoid jumping off tall ledges. And if ever you fall from ledges, you will respawn with less health.
  • You can use your potion at any given time, but there is a cooldown. Apart from that, mobs and animals drop healing items.
  • Use your dodge roll to get out of sticky situations! It can be useful to avoid a group of enemies that have you cornered, there is a short cooldown, but it's better than nothing!

Your Equipment

  • After completing a mission, players will return to the Camp. There's a chest that you can open near the Blacksmith which contains a random reward, such as Armor, Weapons, Artifacts, or emerald-icon-minecraft-dungeons-wiki-guideEmeralds.
  • Trading with the Blacksmith and the Wandering Trader will grant a chance of obtaining new equipment which will depend on your current level.
  • In conjunction with trading, the Blacksmith may occasionally craft a unique Armor or Weapon. Just make sure you have enough emerald-icon-minecraft-dungeons-wiki-guideEmeralds to pay him.
  • Your power level is determined by the average level of all your equipped gear. So make sure to take away or replace an item that you have that has a low level.
  • As you progress through the game, you'll most likely obtain gear drops similar to what you already have. Some may be low level while some are rare types that have a high level. Don't be afraid to "Salvage" any unwanted gear to obtain emerald-icon-minecraft-dungeons-wiki-guideEmeralds.
  • Speaking of "Salvaging", if, by any chance, you've spent enchantment-points-icon-minecraft-dungeons-wiki-guideEnchantment Points to unlock or upgrade Enchantments, you can reacquire the number of points you've used, and spend it on whichever gear you want by Salvaging it.
  • The effects of an Enchantment can stack as long as you have the same type of enchantment unlocked for the specific Armor or Weapon.

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