Minecraft Dungeons guide: How to buy better gear from camp vendors

Source: Windows Central | Zachary Boddy

The goal of any dungeon crawling ARPG like Minecraft Dungeons is to constantly search for the next powerful gear. Apart from looting chests and enemies in the many levels available in Minecraft Dungeons, players can also take advantage of various vendors to purchase new gear. Grab your currency and shop between missions for your next weapon, armor, artifact, or even unique weapon or armor.

How can I buy new equipment Minecraft Dungeons Camp vendors?

Minecraft Dungeons Mystery MerchantSource: Windows Central | Zachary Boddy

Regardless of which version of Minecraft Dungeons you own or where you play Minecraft Dungeons, you will have access to a variety of vendors offering a range of products and services. Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of your camp and vendors.

Know your suppliers

To purchase new gear from vendors in Minecraft Dungeons, you must first familiarize yourself with all available vendors. More vendors are joining Minecraft Dungeons over time, each with a distinct purpose and use for players. At the moment there is six vendors in Minecraft Dungeons, and it’s up to you to level up your camp by unlocking all vendors.

Vendors currently in Minecraft Dungeons include the Village Merchant, which offers a wide selection of mid-grade gear; the blacksmith, who upgrades your existing gear for a cost; the Gift Wrapper, which allows players to send and receive gifts to and from other players; the luxury merchant, which offers a small selection of high-quality equipment; the Mystery Shop, which offers a wide selection of randomized Equipment Crates; and the new Piglin Merchant, which offers a variety of gear (including powerful golden gear) in exchange for gold.

Earn money

Of the six vendors in Minecraft Dungeons, five only accept emeralds, the game’s primary currency. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to earn emeralds in Minecraft Dungeons, and just playing the game is usually enough to collect a decent supply of shiny green gems.

Let’s say you want to skip a few steps and don’t mind “cheesing the system”, so to speak. In this case, you can also create an infinite farm of emeralds and XP in Minecraft Dungeons, which works even when you are not playing. Build the necessary loadout, set up the farm, then sit back and relax as your character collects endless amounts of emeralds and levels up.

Minecraft Dungeons Emerald Farm ImageSource: Windows Central | Zachary Boddy

It is recommended that you use your emeralds sparingly, at least at the start of the game, as vendors like the blacksmith and luxury merchant can become increasingly important as the game progresses. If you need new gear or if something catches your eye, you can use one of the providers anytime between missions.

The only vendor that doesn’t accept emeralds is the newest one: the Piglin Merchant. This deceptively creepy character comes to your camp after collecting your first gold coin, the latest currency to be added to Minecraft Dungeons. Gold cannot be purchased with real money, but can only be earned by playing Flames of the Nether missions or (more commonly) opening and exploring the massive Ancient Hunts.

Buy what you need

Minecraft Dungeons Flames Of The Nether Dlc ScreenshotSource: Mojang Studios | Youtube

Now that you have a basic understanding of the providers available and the currency they accept, you are finally ready to start buying! To buy anything from sellers or to use their services (in the case of blacksmith and gift wrapping), confirmation is made by holding down the necessary buttonwhich is “A” on Xbox.

Each supplier who sells equipment also offers “Reserve” and “Restock” options for players. Reserve allows you to lock down a piece of gear you want and prevent it from being refreshed or replaced after completing a mission. This is useful if you see something you want but don’t have the money to buy it right away. Restocking allows you to spend extra money to refresh whatever the vendor is currently offering. This is useful if nothing catches your eye and you have disposable emeralds lying around.

Here is the full breakdown of each vendor in the Minecraft Dungeons Camp:

  • Black-smith. Scalable. Originally appears in Redstone Mines. The blacksmith can re-roll a piece of gear’s power level back to the player’s recommended power level after completing three missions at the recommended difficulty. Costs vary depending on upgraded equipment.
  • Gift wrap. Not scalable. Originally appears in Soggy Swamp. Gift wrapping helps players gift a piece of gear to another player in the same lobby. The power level of the equipment is reduced to the power level recommended by the recipient. The costs are constant over time and do not change.
  • village merchant. Scalable. Originally appears in Creeper Woods. The village merchant offers a wide selection of medium quality equipment at reasonable prices. Equipment is always powered appropriately and is of common and rare quality. Costs vary by equipment.
  • luxury merchant. Scalable. Originally appears in Cacti Canyon. The luxury merchant offers a small selection of high-quality equipment at high prices. The equipment is of appropriate or slightly higher power and may be of unique quality. Costs vary by equipment.
  • Mystery Merchant. Scalable. Originally appears in Pumpkin Pastures. The Mystery Merchant offers a wide selection of random crates, which contain low to high quality gear at low prices. Equipment is properly powered but random. Costs increase over time.
  • Piglins Merchant. Scalable. Joins the camp after the player gets gold for the first time. The Piglin merchant offers a small selection of equipment in exchange for gold. The equipment is properly powered and can even be golden. Costs vary by equipment.

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