The dungeons are a lot of fun, and many have been grinding to explore them.
As many know, the puzzle rooms are great for the extra buffs, so the final fight gets easier.
After playing and watching multiple runs, I've noticed many players are confused on how to efficiently beat the puzzles, and sometimes even lose or give up on them.
In this post I'll be giving basic tips on how to beat all of the puzzles.
Note that not all of the solutions are the same per run, they might be slightly different every time, but the idea stays the same.
Blaze:
There are 2 variations of this room: one room with the chest at the bottom, and one with the chest at the top. When the chest is at the bottom, you need to kill the blazes with the lowest HP up to the highest HP. When the chest is at the top, you kill them from highest to lowest. Simply shoot the blazes in the right order with a bow, without accidentally hitting any of the other blazes. |
Box Moving:
In this puzzle the goal is to reach the chest in the back through a mess of boxes. These boxes can be moved by clicking the buttons on their sides, which will move them away from where you're standing. It's highly recommended to prepare a plan before moving any boxes, as it's fairly easy to lock the puzzle by moving them in such a way none of them can be moved anymore, causing you to fail the puzzle. |
There are 6 different levels at the time of writing this. |
Creeper:
The goal of this puzzle is to light up the creeper by spawning beams through him. Shoot two lamps with your bow to connect them, a beam will spawn and the lamps turn into prismarine. Connect lamps that are opposite of eachother in the room, so the beam will go through the creeper on top of the platform. |
Defusal
This puzzle consists out of a smaller set of challenges, which we will explain further below.. Most of these challenges are significantly easier to beat with 2 players, so make sure to have someone from your group helping you. Once you have started this puzzle a door opens and you have a limited amount of time to finish it. | Image coming soon. |
Number Matching On one of the sides there are a set of gray numbers. These need to be copied over to the other side. You do this by clicking the brown numbers until they match those on the other side of the wall. | Image coming soon. |
Pressure Plate Path In this challenge one of the sides has a floor with a path of clay and the other room has a floor of gold pressure plates. To finish this challenge, you have to follow the given path over the pressure plates without hitting any of the wrong ones. | Image coming soon. |
Color Gates This challenge contains a small maze with a few colored gates. These gates can be opened by walking on the correct colors in the other room. Get to the other side of the maze to continue to the next challenge. | Image coming soon. |
Mine Screeper This is like a small mine sweeper puzzle. One room has a square of blocks and creepers, the other a square of buttons. Press the buttons that do not contain a creeper. | Image coming soon. |
Arrow Matching Similar to the Number Matching challenge, you have to copy the gray pattern to the brown wall by clicking them, but instead of numbers it's made out of arrows. | Image coming soon. |
Color Wheel This is probably the most complicated one of the challenges. In one of the rooms you can find a set of pillars, which are constantly changing. First, check what the 'special' block in the middle row of the color wheel is. This could be melons, sponge, prismarine and more. Example: | Image coming soon. |
Ice Walking:
In this puzzle you have to turn all of the ice into packed ice by walking on it. The puzzle is separated in multiple stages, each one bigger than the previous. Make sure not to walk over the same ice block twice, as it will reset the stage. At the moment of writing this, each stage has multiple solutions, one of which I have drawn out down below. |
Stage 1: | Stage 2: | Stage 3: |
Riddles:
This puzzle is very hard for many players, especially when in the rush during the dungeon run. It's a small riddle in which you need to find out who is holding the loot. Many of the riddles look similar, but you need to read them well to make sure you do it right. I'll be going through all riddles step by step, but if you find a different one that is not yet here, feel free to post it down below so we can help each other with it. |
[NPC] Alpha: One of us is telling the truth!
[NPC] Beta: They are both telling the truth. The reward isn't in Gamma's chest.
[NPC] Gamma: The reward is not in my chest!
First of all, you may notice rightaway that these can not all be true at the same time.
Especially Alpha's and Beta's statement are clashing, as Alpha claims only one is speaking the truth, and Beta says they both are.
We can simply go through all options and see what we can find out.
Let's assume Alpha is lying:If Alpha is lying, Beta's statement is wrong. As he claims Alpha was not lying.
Since Beta's first point is wrong, his second message, "The reward isn't in Gamma's chest", is too.
Therefore if Alpha is lying, the reward must be in Gamma's chest.
If Beta is lying, we know his message "The reward isn't in Gamma's chest" is a lie.
Therefore if Beta is lying, the reward must be in Gamma's chest.
If Gamma is lying, him claiming the reward is not in his chest must be a lie too.
Therefore if Gamma is lying, the reward must be in Gamma's chest.
Notice how it doesn't even matter who is lying and who isn't. The outcome is the same no matter what.
In the end, Alpha is lying, Beta is lying and Gamma is also lying.
The reward in this case must be in Gamma's chest.
[NPC] Alpha: The reward is not in my chest. They are both lying.
[NPC] Beta: The reward is in my chest!
[NPC] Gamma: The reward isn't in any of our chests.
The first thing you might notice, is that none of them seem to be giving any clues about each other's chest in this example.
This makes it a bit harder to spot the reward right away, but with some simple steps we should be able to figure it out.
Let's look at Gamma first.
He states that the reward isn't in any of the chests, which is obviously not how this puzzle works.
Therefore we are certain that Gamma is lying.
Now we can take a look at Beta.
Beta claims his chest contains the reward.
If this is true, Alpha would be lying too. As he says both Beta and Gamma must be lying.
If Alpha is lying, the first part of his message is a lie too: "The reward is not in my chest."
This would mean he must have the reward in his chest.
We can see that if Beta is speaking the truth, both Beta's and Alpha's chest would have to contain the reward.
This is not how the puzzle works, as there's only 1 reward.
Therefore we know that Beta can not be speaking the truth, and know that the reward is not in his chest.
If we now look at Alpha's message, he says that both Beta and Gamma are lying.
From our previous findings, we know that this is indeed correct: Beta and Gamma are lying.
Therefore, Alpha is speaking the truth and the reward is not in his chest.
Now we know that the reward is not in Alpha's chest and not in Beta's chest.
This leaves the last remaining chest.
In the end, Alpha is telling the truth, Beta is lying and Gamma is also lying.
The reward in this case must be in Gamma's chest.
Riddle 3:
[NPC] Alpha:
My chest doesn't have the reward. At least one of the others is telling the truth![NPC] Beta: My chest doesn't have the reward. We are all telling the truth.
[NPC] Gamma: One of the others is lying!
If we assume Alpha is lying, we know that Beta is lying too, as he claims they are all telling the truth.
Now that both Alpha and Beta would be lying, they would both have the chest with the reward too.
This is impossible, therefore Alpha can not be lying.
We could also assume Gamma is lying.
This would mean both Alpha and Beta need to be speaking the truth or be lying.
We know that they can not both be lying, so we need to assume they are both speaking the truth.
However, if Gamma is lying, Beta's statement is incorrect.
This concludes Gamma can not be lying.
We now know that both Gamma and Alpha must be speaking the truth.
According to Gamma there has to be a liar, so this has to be Beta.
This would make Beta's statement incorrect, meaning he has to have the chest.
In the end, Alpha is telling the truth, Beta is lying and Gamma is speaking the truth.
The reward in this case must be in Beta's chest.
Riddle 4:
[NPC] Alpha:
They are both lying, the reward is in my chest![NPC] Beta: They are both telling the truth, the reward is in Alpha's chest!
[NPC] Gamma: My chest has the reward and I'm telling the truth!
This one is quite interesting, as Alpha and Beta have statements that clash rightaway.
If Alpha is lying, we know that the reward is not in her chest.
This would make Beta a liar too, as both of his claims would be wrong.
Since Alpha is lying, her first statement forces Gamma to be speaking the truth.
Therefore if Alpha is lying, the reward must be in Gamma's chest.
We can try to look at it from the other perspective: Beta is lying.
If Beta is lying, Alpha's statement is wrong and we get to the same solution as before.
In the end, Alpha is lying, Beta is lying and Gamma is telling the truth.
The reward in this case must be in Gamma's chest.
Riddle 5:
[NPC] Alpha:
We are all telling the truth![NPC] Beta: At least one of them is lying, and the reward is not in Gamma's chest!
[NPC] Gamma: Alpha is telling the truth and the reward is in his chest.
You can quickly see that Alpha and Beta's statements can not both be true.
Therefore we know that atleast one of them must be lying, and Alpha's claim is false.
Gamma says Alpha is telling the truth, when we know he can't be.
Since Gamma must be lying too we can see that the reward can not be in Alpha's chest.
Now we can see that Beta's first message is indeed correct, and can know the second statement is too.
As Beta is speaking the truth, we know the reward can not be in Gamma's chest too.
This leaves the last chest to have the reward.
In the end, Alpha is lying, Beta is telling the truth and Gamma is lying.
The reward in this case must be in Beta's chest.
Riddle 6:
[NPC] Alpha:
Both of them are telling the truth. Also, Beta has the reward in their chest![NPC] Beta: Gamma is telling the truth.
[NPC] Gamma: My chest has the reward!
To solve this one, we can look at it from another perspective.
If the reward is in Gamma's chest, she is speaking the truth.
Because Beta claims Gamma is telling the truth, she'd be correct too.
Alpha's first statement would be true, but the second part would not be right.
Therefore the reward can not be in Gamma's chest.
If the reward is in Beta's chest, she and Gamma would be wrong.
Although Alpha's second statement would be correct, his first claim would not, as Beta and Gamma would not be telling the truth.
Therefore the reward can not be in Beta's chest.
There is only one chest left in which the reward could be.
In the end, Alpha is lying, Beta is lying and Gamma is also lying.
The reward in this case must be in Alpha's chest.
Silverfish:
In this puzzle you have to punch a silverfish to get it underneath the gate in the back. This can be any of the 3 blocks, so it does not have to go through the center. When you punch the silverfish it will move as far as it can into the direction you are facing, until it hits a block. It can help if you plan a path from the gate backwards, instead of from the current position of the silverfish. At the moment of writing this, there is only one level which I have drawn out down below. |
Level 1: |
Teleport Maze:
In the teleport maze your goal is to get to the center room by using teleport pads. After using a teleport pad, you face towards the teleporter that will take you to the final room. However, this pad is often in a different room. The best way to quickly finish, is by running to the teleport pad diagonal of the one you used to enter the room. |
Tic Tac Toe:
Tic Tac Toe is a game that you can always win or tie, if you play it correctly. In dungeons, the opponent always has the first turn, so your goal is to block them from winning. If the opponent starts in the center, choose a corner as your first move. For a more detailed explanation use the following guide to guarantee a win/draw: |
Trivia:
This is a puzzle added in Floor 4, in which you are asked a set of multiple choice questions about the game. You answer questions by clicking the respective buttons. When completing this puzzle you are rewarded with a Blessing of Time, which gives much better buffs than the standard blessings. Below I have listed all of the questions and answers I know of. |
In each question I have highlighted key words so they are easier to spot when looking over the list and I have put them into a few categories.
Some questions have multiple possible answers, which we will separate with "OR".
Dungeon Boss Statuses
- Q: What is the status of The Watcher?
A: Stalker - Q: What is the status of Bonzo?
A: New Necromancer - Q: What is the status of Scarf?
A: Apprentice Necromancer - Q: What is the status of The Professor?
A: Professor - Q: What is the status of Thorn?
A: Shaman Necromancer - Q: What is the status of Livid?
A: Master Necromancer - Q: What is the status of Sadan?
A: Necromancer Lord - Q: What is the status of Maxor?
A: Young Wither - Q: What is the status of Goldor?
A: Wither Soldier - Q: What is the status of Storm?
A: Elementalist - Q: What is the status of Necron?
A: Wither LordFairy Souls
- Q: How many total Fairy Souls are there?
A: 222 Fairy Souls - Q: How many Fairy Souls are there in Spider's Den?
A: 19 - Q: How many Fairy Souls are there in The End?
A: 12 - Q: How many Fairy Souls are there in The Barn?
A: 7 - Q: How many Fairy Souls are there in Mushroom Desert?
A: 8 - Q: How many Fairy Souls are there in Blazing Fortress?
A: 19 - Q: How many Fairy Souls are there in The Park?
A: 11 - Q: How many Fairy Souls are there in Jerry's Workshop?
A: 5 - Q: How many Fairy Souls are there in The Hub?
A: 79 - Q: How many Fairy Souls are there in Deep Caverns?
A: 21 - Q: How many Fairy Souls are there in Gold Mine?
A: 12 - Q: How many Fairy Souls are there in Dungeon Hub?
A: 7 - Q: How many Fairy Souls are there in Dwarven Mines?
A: 11NPC's
- Q: Which brother is on the Spider's Den?
A: Rick - Q: What is the name of Rick's brother?
A: Pat - Q: What is the name of the Painter in the Hub?
A: Marco - Q: What is the name of the person that upgrades pets?
A: Kat - Q: What is the name of the lady of the Nether?
A: Elle - Q: Which villager in the Village gives you a Rogue Sword?
A: JamieMiscellaneous
- Q: How many unique minions are there?
A: 55 - Q: Which of these enemies does not spawn in the Spider's Den?
A: Zombie Spider OR Cave Spider OR Broodfather - Q: Which of these monsters only spawns at night?
A: Zombie Villager OR Ghast - Q: Which of these is not a dragon in The End?
A: Zoomer Dragon OR Weak Dragon OR Stonk Dragon OR Holy Dragon OR Boomer Dragon OR Stable Dragon
Water:
The goal of this puzzle is to get the walls at the bottom to open up, by leading water to the corresponding colors. Flick levers to toggle the blocks on the board to let water flow the correct paths. The easiest way to solve this, is by taking down a wall one at a time. It's sometimes useful to let water flow over a block before opening it up, so it can flow both sideways and downwards. When you managed to open up the walls, be sure to quickly get the reward and run back out again. |
If more puzzles are added or any of the solutions change, I will try to keep this post up to date.
Any ideas, suggestions or mistakes can be pointed out so I can edit the post.
Hope it helps some of you.
Other Useful Dungeon Guides:
- All In One Dungeons Guide (WIP) by @Gladionus, Guide for the basics of dungeons.
- [GUIDE] The Catacombs (may include spoilers) (WIP) by @ReignPL, Guide for the Catacombs Dungeon.
- [Guide] New Dungeon Ultimate Enchants! by @Giopav012, Guide for all the Ultimate Enchants added with Dungeons.
- HOW TO SOLVE EVERY PUZZLE IN DUNGEONS - [Hypixel Skyblock] by @HellCastle & @FurryEBoy, Puzzle Guide in video form.
- All of Trap Rooms and Puzzles Dungeons by @PeanutbutterKong, An updated Puzzle Guide video including Danger Rooms.
- Dungeon Secret Guide Discord: https://discord.gg/QXtNVMt, List of the secrets found in Dungeon Rooms.
Credits:
- @doej134567, Riddles 3, 4 and 5.
- @Shikku, Riddle 6.
- @Trickr, Some Ice Walking solutions.
- @Quk_, Level 1 solution of Silverfish.
- @skydoesfor, Lots of the answers in the Trivia puzzle.
- @Rebeii, Main puzzle images.
- @UltimateITA, Level 2 solution of Box Moving.