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This page describes content that is a part of the Howling Peaks DLC. 

The Gale Sanctum is a mission in the Howling Peaks DLC. It is unlocked after the hero completes Windswept Peaks.


A TEMPLE ATOP THE PEAKS – A temple rises from the towering peaks where the winds are woven into the ancient sanctum's very structure. Harness the wind's power and claim undiscovered treasures, but mind the ancient protector within: the Tempest Golem.

In-game story


A wind-swept temple rises from the towering peaks, and those who dare to brave these gusty halls must harness the power of the wind itself. Deep within the sanctum, past the whipping winds and dangerous deadly drops, a mighty Tempest Golem has been corrupted by the shard's influence, and must be destroyed.

In-game Intro

As the Tempest Golem and the shard are destroyed, a soothing breeze breathes new life into the land.

In-game Outro


The Gale Sanctum is a large, highly decorative temple built upon a mountain peak found in the middle of the island where Howling Peaks takes place. It is a fancy and elaborate temple filled with lots of gold and jade adornments, windmills, and many wind-powered mechanisms, most of which are found usually inside. The interior of the temple consists of highly decorated rooms filled with plants and even small pools, as well as many bottomless pits with the only walkways being wooden wind-activated pulleys and stone pipes used for directing wind. Its within these bottomless pits that various wind puzzles are found such as windmill activations and pushing blocks via wind to grab a Key Golem to open a door to another decorated room, where various Squall Golems can be seen along with many resonance crystals which activates them. At the end of the mission is another bottomless pit where the Tempest Golem can be seen inactive with 8 Squall Golems in front of it, in which all of it activates to battle the hero in its arena. Its arena consists of mostly of the Squall Golems and two wind runes which must be struck to disable the Tempest Golem. A Squall Golem factory can sometimes generate inside the sanctum. In the fountains where squall golems sometimes spawn, an End Portal Frame can be see as the top of the conduit.

Mobs and entities[]


Mob Difficulty
Default Adventure Apocalypse
Key Golem Yes Yes Yes
Piggy Bank Yes Yes Yes
Wooly Cow Yes Yes Yes
Goat Yes Yes Yes
Llama (mob) Yes Yes Yes
Cave Spider Rarely Rarely Rarely
Creeper Yes Yes Yes
Enchanter Yes Yes Yes
Frozen Zombie Yes Yes Yes
Icy Creeper Yes Yes Yes
Iceologer Yes[note 1] Yes[note 1] Yes[note 1]
Mountaineer Yes Yes Yes
Pillager Yes Yes Yes
Ravager Yes Yes Yes
Royal Guard Yes Yes Yes
Skeleton Yes Yes Yes
Spider Yes Yes Yes
Squall Golem Yes[note 2] Yes[note 2] Yes[note 2]
Vex Summoned[note 3] Summoned[note 3] Summoned[note 3]
Vindicator Yes Yes Yes
Wind Caller Yes Yes Yes
Zombie Yes Yes Yes
Evoker Sometimes[note 4] Sometimes[note 4] Sometimes[note 4]
Illusioner Sometimes[note 5] Sometimes[note 5] Sometimes[note 5]
Raid Captain Yes Yes Yes
Tempest Golem Yes Yes Yes
  1. a b c Summons ice chunks
  2. a b c Activated by resonance crystals
  3. a b c Summoned by evokers
  4. a b c Summons evoker fangs
  5. a b c Summons illusioner clones


Item Difficulty
Default Adventure Apocalypse
Emerald Gear Yes Yes Yes
Ghostly Armor Daily Trials Only Daily Trials Only Daily Trials Only
Mystery Armor Yes Yes Yes
Phantom Armor No No Yes
Plate Armor No Yes Yes
Corrupted Beacon Yes Yes Yes
Harvester No No Yes
Satchel of Elements Yes Yes Yes
Apple Yes Yes Yes
Arrow Bundle Yes Yes Yes
Bread Yes Yes Yes
Dense Brew Yes Yes Yes
Pork Yes Yes Yes
Shadow Brew Yes Yes Yes
Strength Potion Yes Yes Yes
Sweet Berries Yes Yes Yes
Swiftness Potion Yes Yes Yes
TNT Yes Yes Yes
Melee Gear
Claymore Yes Yes Yes
Tempest Knife No Yes Yes
Ranged Gear
Bow Yes Yes Yes
Shortbow No Yes Yes
Wind Bow Yes Yes Yes


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Herd Mentality
Defeat the tempest golem while four pets are active.20GGold
Taming the Storm
Complete Gale Sanctum on Adventure or Apocalypse difficulty.50GGold
Wooly Wisdom
Find the chamber dedicated to the humble Llama and make an offering.Find a secret llama room within the Gale Sanctum and complete the wind puzzle inside of it.10GSilver


Minecraft Dungeons
October 3, 2020Howling Peaks announced during Minecraft Live 2020, with the release date set to be somewhere in December 2020. intro and outro voiceover audio into the game, currently unused.
Added sounds for this mission's subdungeons.