The original Minecraft dungeon has become incredibly iconic. The structure has become so iconic that the game’s best-known spin-off uses the structure in its name: Minecraft Dungeons. However, as iconic as the structure is, its design is very simplistic, especially compared to many other modern structures.
As the vanilla dungeon shows its age, the community has stepped in and updated and revamped the dungeons, adding several new dungeon types, making the overworld much more exciting than it otherwise would be.
Explore these amazing dungeon-based Minecraft mods in 2022
5) Extended Caves
Extended Caves is a mod from Polyvalord. The mod aims to make caves more interesting by adding plants, loot, and new dungeon structures. These new caves have pots, similar to The Legend of Zelda, that players can break to get loot. There are Clay Pots, which can be quite common with regular loot, and Quartz Pots which are much rarer and have better loot.
There are also four new mushrooms: Sweet Mushrooms, Golden Mushrooms, Shiny Mushrooms, and Lumishrooms. Sweet Mushrooms are a food source, high Goldishrooms players haste one, Shinyshrooms grant players haste two. These two mushrooms can be combined into a sticky stew that grants haste three. Lumishrooms are just one source of light found in caves.
The mod also adds dungeons, which players can find deep underground. These dungeons will give players a lot of loot, including many different pots in the mod. This mod is only so far down the list because it focuses more on caves than dungeons, although dungeons are a core part of the mod.
4) YUNG’s best dungeons
The classic Minecraft dungeon, featuring moss-paved walls, floor, and ceiling with a random mob generator in the center of the room, and one or two wooden chests in the structure with random loot inside, is one of the most iconic structures within the game.
This mod aims to revamp the vanilla dungeons and also adds three new dungeons: undead fortresses, catacombs and spider caves.
Vanilla Dungeons are effectively the same as before, with an updated design.
Spider caves are large caves filled with webs and wool. They will only spawn cave spiders and regular spiders. Nest chambers contain broodstock, contained in egg chambers.
Undead fortresses are cubic, with a design very similar to fortresses. These are the most classic dungeon additions to the mod. There are plenty of loot and skeleton spawners everywhere.
Finally, the catacombs. They are large, sprawling burial chambers intertwined in subterranean labyrinths. While there’s plenty of loot, the narrow hallways and numerous zombie spawners will almost certainly overwhelm players if they’re not very careful.
3) Dungeon exploration
Dungeon Crawl is a Forge-exclusive mod that adds a new type of procedurally generated dungeon to the game. These dungeons can be found both in the depths of the world and on the surface of the overworld. The layout, size, and loot of these dungeons are randomized, making each experience unique.
Access to infinite content, assuming the player is willing to explore the outside world to find new dungeons, sets the mod apart from others.
2) The Twilight Forest
The Twilight Forest is one of the game’s most well-known mods, with over a decade of active development. This made the Twilight Forest mod one of the most polished mods in Minecraft history. The mod includes varied boss fights with unique mechanics and unique treasure and loot with different traits.
However, one of the main draws of the mod is the giant, incredibly fleshed out dungeons found scattered throughout the dimension. One of the biggest pluses of the mod is that the game has been actively updating for over a decade and the development team has shown no signs of stopping anytime soon, which means that the content is still on the way.
1) When dungeons pop up
Where Dungeons Arise is conceptually similar to Dungeon Crawl, the mod adds many highly randomized dungeons around the world. When Dungeons Arise separates itself from similar mods with the massive scale of these dungeons.
There are random temples, palaces, fortresses, towns and dungeons all with different and unique rooms as well as custom loot tables including loot from other mod loot tables meaning that the mod can be implemented with others to allow progression through different mods while exploring the world.
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