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Gauntlet of Gales
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The Gauntlet of Gales is an area in Minecraft Dungeons that was added to the game as a free mission in the release of Echoing Void. It can be unlocked after completing Creeper Woods, and is available on the Howling Peaks map and it doesn't require purchasing the DLC.


A DAUNTING GAUNTLET – The puzzles and winding paths are aplenty in the Gauntlet of Gales. Enter the sanctum and complete the challenges to say that you’ve truly conquered the gauntlet!

In-game story


The Gauntlet of Gales waits for heroes who will enter the sanctum and complete the challenges within. Will you try to best the power of the wind, or will you find yourself blown away by the challenge?

Opening Cinematic


The Gauntlet of Gales is a large puzzle-filled area found within the Gale Sanctum. Within it are numerous puzzles that'll test the hero’s luck and wits, such as more winding and switching platforms and more wind-based platforms for the hero to cross. Numerous hostile mobs as well as powerful mobs are present in the puzzling labyrinth.



Mob Difficulty
Default Adventure Apocalypse
Piggy Bank Yes Yes Yes
Wooly Cow Yes Yes Yes
Goat Yes Yes Yes
Llama Yes Yes Yes
Armored Mountaineer Yes Yes Yes
Armored Pillager Yes Yes Yes
Armored Skeleton Yes Yes Yes
Armored Zombie Yes Yes Yes
Creeper Yes Yes Yes
Enchanter Yes Yes Yes
Frozen Zombie Yes Yes Yes
Iceologer Yes[note 1] Yes[note 1] Yes[note 1]
Mountaineer Yes Yes Yes
Pillager 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]
Wind Caller Yes Yes Yes
Witch Yes[note 4] Yes[note 4] Yes[note 4]
Zombie Yes Yes Yes
Evoker Sometimes[note 5] Sometimes[note 5] Sometimes[note 5]
Illusioner Yes[note 6] Yes[note 6] Yes[note 6]
Raid Captain Yes Yes Yes
Enderman 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 Throws witch poison
  5. a b c Summons evoker fangs
  6. a b c Summons illusioner clones


Item Difficulty
Default Adventure Apocalypse
Hunter's Armor Yes Yes Yes
Plate Armor No Yes Yes
Scale Mail Yes Yes Yes
Enchanter's Tome Yes Yes Yes
Scatter Mines Yes Yes Yes
Satchel of Elements No Yes Yes
Updraft Tome Yes Yes Yes
Apple Yes Yes Yes
Arrow Bundle Yes Yes Yes
Bread Yes Yes Yes
Pork Yes Yes Yes
Shadow Brew Yes Yes Yes
Strength Potion Yes Yes Yes
Swiftness Potion Yes Yes Yes
TNT Yes Yes Yes
Melee Gear
Claymore Yes Yes Yes
Daggers No Yes Yes
Ranged Gear
Soul Bow No No Yes


  • Ravagers, Rampart Captains and the Tempest Golem are the only Howling Peaks mobs not included within this free mission.
  • Gauntlet of Gales uses the two unused soundtracks in the Howling Peaks soundtrack, Gale Sanctum and Scud.
  • The Gaunlet of Gales allows players to get gear from the Howling Peaks DLC without owning the it.