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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.


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.


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.


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 Arch-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, creepers, and spiders. The enchantsmith can be found and rescued close to the gold gate. The 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 the hero destroys 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!



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. There is also a dining room and kitchen where vindicator chefs 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.


Crash the party

  1. Reach the throne room
  2. Destroy the buffet (4)
  3. Destroy the buffet (8)
  4. Destroy the buffet (4)
  5. Reach the throne room
  6. Confront the Arch-illager
  7. Defeat the guards
  8. Pursue the Arch-illager



Mob Difficulty
Ancient Hunt Default Adventure Apocalypse
Diamond Key Golem No Yes Yes Yes
Key Golem No Yes Yes Yes
Piggy Bank No Yes Yes Yes
Enchantsmith No Yes Yes Yes
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]
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]
Barrage Yes No No No
Ravenous Eye No DLC DLC DLC
Vigilant Scoundrel Yes No No No
Pig No Yes Yes Yes
  1. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o 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


Item Difficulty
Default Adventure Apocalypse
Guard's Armor No No Yes
Soul Robe Yes Yes Yes
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


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


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


  • 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.