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The Desert Temple is the eighth mission of Minecraft Dungeons. It is unlocked after completing the Cacti Canyon. The Lower Temple secret mission is unlockable in this mission.


THE NAMELESS KINGDOM – The wind-blown sands of the Desert Temple have wiped away the traces of a vast and ancient kingdom. Yet secretive power still lingers here. The enchanters of this ancient, nameless kingdom once practiced necromancy, magic that summons the dead. Now, generations later, the Illagers have arrived to try and pry power from these dusty tombs. Who knows what power they may find, but something else also protects these dusty crypts...

In-game story


Deep within these halls awaits a powerful necromancer, the forgotten ruler of a nameless kingdom. The necromancer wields an enchanted staff that holds the power to summon the undead. We must destroy it before the Arch-Illager can claim it in his tiny, evil hands. That would surely be the doom of us all...


The necromancer's staff is destroyed. Once again, the Arch-Illager is thwarted.



The in-game story and the voiceover narration of the mission imply that the Nameless One and Archie turned on each other since they made their alliance in the prequel novel. However, it is vague on whether the Nameless One turned its back on Archie or if Archie’s desire for the staff caused him to be the betrayer.

The Desert Temple was built by an ancient civilization that focuses on beauty. It was built by skilled craftsmen in the unknown past. The temple is full of riches of the past and springing traps.

Time has destroyed parts of the temple, yet much of it remains intact deep beneath the surface of the desert. The skeleton vanguard, the Nameless One's personal guard, have stood guard for centuries, and the place is now full of old, evil, and forbidden magic: necromancy, the darkest sorcery, which the ruler of the Undead has practiced since ancient times.

Heroes need to be observant as there are slits spanning the width of some floors. There are also hidden blades that spin out of them and slice through heroes. As well as crushing walls in some corridors to watch out for. Necromancers exist in four corners of the temple. At long last, the heroes meet The Nameless One and destroy the necromancer's staff.


The Desert Temple, as implied in the name, is in a Desert biome, specifically in the Nameless Kingdom. The structure itself consists of Sandstone-like blocks and Stone Bricks, Chains, decorated carpets and vases, and cobwebs to give it a 'ruined' look. Many moving wall-like structures are present, which can crush the player if aren't fast enough. Other dangers are also present, like blades that come out of the ground that can damage mobs and players and wall-like structures that can push players off edges.


The nameless kingdom

  1. Find the tomb
  2. Find the gold key
  3. Find the tomb
  4. Survive the ambush
  5. Reach the tomb
  6. Fetch the staff
  7. Defeat the nameless one
  8. Escape the temple



Mob Difficulty
Arcade Ancient Hunt Default Adventure Apocalypse
Passive category
Key Golem No No Yes Yes Yes
Piggy Bank No No Yes Yes Yes
Hostile category
Creeper Yes No No No No
Husk Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Melee Skeleton Yes No No No No
Necromancer No No Yes Yes Yes
Skeleton Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Spider Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Vanguard Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Vex No No No Summoned[note 1] Summoned[note 1]
Watchling No No Summoned, DLC[note 2] Summoned, DLC[note 2] Summoned, DLC[note 2]
Wraith Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Zombie No No Yes Yes Yes
Mini-Boss category
Enderman No No Yes Sometimes Sometimes
Endersent No No DLC DLC DLC
Evoker No No No Sometimes Sometimes
Raid Captain No No Yes[note 3] Yes[note 3] Yes[note 3]
Redstone Golem No No No No Sometimes
Skeleton Horseman No No No Sometimes Sometimes
Boss category
Nameless One Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Special category
The Seeking Flame No Yes No No No
  1. a b Summoned by Evoker
  2. a b c Summoned by Endersent
  3. a b c Spawns only if the mission have already been completed once.


Item Difficulty
Default Adventure Apocalypse
Grim Armor Yes Yes Yes
Mystery Armor No Yes Yes
Boots of Swiftness Yes Yes Yes
Gong of Weakening No No Yes
Shock Powder Yes Yes Yes
Torment Quiver Yes Yes Yes
Totem of Shielding Yes Yes Yes
Melee Gear
Glaive Yes Yes Yes
Sickles No Yes Yes
Soul Knife Yes Yes Yes
Ranged Gear
Bow Daily Trials Only Daily Trials Only Daily Trials Only
Shortbow Yes Yes Yes


Main article: Achievement
Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
High and Dry
Complete Desert Temple, Fiery Forge and Highblock Halls.80GGold
Desert Dynamo
Complete Desert Temple in under 4 minutes.50GBronze


Minecraft Dungeons
Dungeons BetaAdded Desert Temple.