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Highblock Halls
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The highblock halls is the ninth location in Minecraft Dungeons. It grants access to the secret mission Underhalls, which is possible to find at the end of the starting hallway below some stairs. It is unlocked after the hero beats Fiery Forge and Desert Temple.

Story[]

CRASHING THE PARTY! – The Arch-Illager and his minions are gathering in the grand halls of Highblock Keep to celebrate their recent victories. If we strike while the Illagers are all in one place, we could turn the tide of this conflict.

Voiceovers[]

You've made it to the abhorrent abode of the Arch-Illager, Highblock Castle. The halls are crawling with soldiers and sorcerers, so keep your blade at the ready and your wits about you. Find the grand throne, and confront the Arch-Illager.

Opening

The Highblock Castle is the abode of the Arch-Illager. This mission takes place in the main halls of the formidable Highblock Keep, acting as a final refuge for the Arch-Illager. The halls are full of Arch-Illager statues riding dragons, fine furnishings, and decorative windows. There are symbols of the diminutive despot, the Arch-Illager's reign of terror hanging from the walls.

The keep is highly protected by the Illager's Royal Guard who are strong and loyal. The castle is full of all variants of Illager except Geomancers, Iceologers, Mountaineers, and Illusioners. They range from lowly Pillagers and Vindicators to the heavily armored Royal Guards. There are also Wraiths that lie around in the hall causing infernos with their soul fire.

Highblock Keep is filled to the brim with plush rugs, luxurious chandeliers, and all manners of delicious food as the Illagers are having a party. This gives the heroes an opportunity to spoil the Illager's plans. Somewhere in the middle of the mission, the heroes find a small open-air courtyard crawling with zombies, skeletons, Creeper, and spiders. The {{DuEntityLink|Key Golem|Key Golem]] is needed in order to unlock the gate that leads back into the halls. There is a well on one side of the courtyard which has a shortcut to the area but always spawns an Evoker miniboss that leads to where you have to destroy the buffet.

After entering the halls, there are Vindicator Chefs near the buffet tables. Destroying one of the several buffet tables prevents the Illagers from regaining their strength. Other than that, the heroes are also rewarded with a cascade of Emeralds each time they destroy one. Once the heroes arrive at the grand throne, the Arch-Illager appears, and the heroes try to confront him. But the Arch-Illager decides he's not ready for a confrontation from the heroes, so he summons more mobs with a snap, then flees.

After the hero defeats all the waves, a hallway behind the grand throne appears and leads onward into the Obsidian Pinnacle, where the hero continues to pursue the Arch-Illager.

The Arch-Illager escaped to the ramparts. Press on Hero, you mustn't let him get away!

Ending

Appearance[]

The Highblock Halls is a large castle built by the Arch-Illager’s army upon a lone mountain covered in storm clouds. Within its interior, many of the hallways are seen decorated with suits of armor, banners, various fancy furniture, and other adornments such as chandeliers and rugs. The castle also contains a library, a large courtyard area full of undead mobs and some market stalls, a dining room and kitchen where Vindicator Chef cook meals, and a large throne room where the Arch-Illager resides with a large door leading directly to the roof of the castle. Illagers patrol the entire castle, and statues can be seen throughout the level. Shields are hung up on some walls, with swords sometimes crossing them. It is one of the few places where Royal Guards can naturally spawn.

Mobs[]

Native[]

Mob Difficulty
Ancient Hunt Default Adventure Apocalypse
Passive
Diamond Key Golem No Yes Yes Yes
Key Golem No Yes Yes Yes
Piggy Bank No Yes Yes Yes
Hostile
Armored Pillager No Yes Yes Yes
Armored Skeleton No Outside[note 1] Outside[note 1] Outside[note 1]
Armored Vindicator No Yes Yes Yes
Armored Zombie No Outside[note 1] Outside[note 1] Outside[note 1]
Creeper No Outside[note 1] Outside[note 1] Outside[note 1]
Enchanter No Yes Yes Yes
Pillager Yes Yes Yes Yes
Royal Guard No Yes Yes Yes
Skeleton Yes Outside[note 1] Outside[note 1] Outside[note 1]
Slime No Outside[note 1] Outside[note 1] Outside[note 1]
Spider No Outside[note 1] Outside[note 1] Outside[note 1]
Vex No Summoned[note 2] Summoned[note 2] Summoned[note 2]
Vindicator No Yes Yes Yes
Vindicator Chef No In kitchen[note 3] In kitchen[note 3] In kitchen[note 3]
Watchling No Summoned, DLC[note 4] Summoned, DLC[note 4] Summoned, DLC[note 4]
Wraith No Yes Yes Yes
Zombie No Outside[note 1] Outside[note 1] Outside[note 1]
Powerful
Enderman No No No Sometimes
Endersent No DLC[note 5] DLC[note 5] DLC[note 5]
Evoker No Yes[note 6] Sometimes[note 6] Sometimes[note 6]
Raid Captain No Yes[note 7] Yes[note 7] Yes[note 7]
Redstone Golem No No Sometimes Sometimes
Skeleton Horseman No No No Sometimes[note 8]
Special
Barrage Yes No No No
Ravenous Eye No DLC DLC DLC
Vigilant Scoundrel Yes No No No
Ambient
Pig No Yes Yes Yes
  1. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Only appears outside and in the underground well
  2. a b c Summoned by Evoker
  3. a b c Spawns only in the kitchen
  4. a b c Summoned by endersent and by the Ravenous Eye
  5. a b c Spawns during play throughs after the Ravenous Eye is defeated
  6. a b c Summons evoker fangs
  7. a b c Spawns only if the mission have already been completed once
  8. Skeleton horses spawn as its mount

Items[]

Item Difficulty
Default Adventure Apocalypse
Armor
Guard's Armor No No Yes
Soul Robe Yes Yes Yes
Artifacts
Death Cap Mushroom Yes Yes Yes
Fireworks Arrow Yes Yes Yes
Light Feather Yes Yes Yes
Love Medallion No Yes Yes
Melee Gear
Axe Yes Yes Yes
Mace Yes Yes Yes
Rapier Daily Trials Only Daily Trials Only Daily Trials Only
Ranged Gear
Power Bow Yes Yes Yes
Rapid Crossbow No Yes Yes
Scatter Crossbow Yes Yes Yes

Achievements[]

High and Dry

History[]

Minecraft Dungeons
November 11, 2021Vindicator chefs were featured in a twitter post defending an illager party.[1]

Trivia[]

  • Highblock halls is an indoor part of a set of missions known as Highblock Castle. It was originally known as the Highblock Keep
  • The shortcut leading to the buffet tables is similar to the slimy sewers, a cut mission where the hero infiltrates the castle through its sewer system. The entrance of the short cut is a well in the outdoor area and there's a piggy bank and a powerful mob down there.
  • Destroying the buffet tables has a high probability to drop a food consumable which can be either a pork, bread or an apple.
  • There is a hidden area in the personal chambers of Archie where you can find a bathtub with ducks.[2]

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. "What do you call a hero who crashes an illager party and smashes all their food? Leave your best puns below, and we’ll pick our three farcical favorites!"@dungeonsgame on Twitter, November 11, 2021
  2. After a long day of pursuing Archie and the Orb, what a better way to relax than a nice bath? Have you found this new cozy spot in Dungeons yet? ;)|[1]
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