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This page describes content that is a part of the Creeping Winter DLC. 

The Lone Fortress is the final mission of the Creeping Winter DLC in Minecraft Dungeons. It is unlocked after the hero completes Frosted Fjord.


COLD AND ALONE – An isolated fortress seems to be the source of the never-ending winter. Worst of all, from somewhere deep within those lonely ramparts, something terrible screams out with rage and fury. We have to push forward through snow-covered hallways and collapsing towers to reach the heart of the storm.

In-game Story


Deep within the lone fortress a wraith, distorted by the shard's influence, is the source of the creeping winter. The shard must be destroyed before this wretched wraith can turn the world to nothing but ice and snow.

In-game Intro

The Lone Fortress is the place where the shard of the Orb of Dominance is located, however, a local wraith was corrupted by the shard, becoming twisted and wretched. The hero had to defeat the empowered wraith to stop the creeping winter.

Now that the wretched wraith and the orb's shard are dealt with, these tormented lands can begin to thaw.

In-game Outro


Main article: MCD:Objective
Explore the fortress
  1. Find the source
  2. Find the diamond key
  3. Find the source
Enter the grand chamber
  1. Get the gold key
  2. Stop the winter
Escape the fortress
  1. Find the exit


As its name implies, the Lone Fortress is a large, frostbitten castle located near the center of the island. The castle seems to be in a severe state of ruin on the outside and inside, but still managed to survive the cold winds to be used by the local illagers for training and normal lives. Outside the castle, frozen ponds can be seen with some lilypads even stuck on the ice. Within the castle, a small library can be seen as well as various winding paths and even a kitchen and a buffet room filled with Vindicator Chefs. Various doors can be seen blocking the winding hallways, which all lead to a large indoor garden and room and a Grand Chamber where the Wretched Wraith can be fought above a frozen arena which rises from the bottomless pit. Near the exit, a dragon statue can be seen, and two paintings as well within the hallways, depicting the Arch-Illager with the words weak and foe vandalized upon it.



Mob Difficulty
Default Adventure Apocalypse
Cow Rarely[note 1] Rarely[note 1] Rarely[note 1]
Diamond Key Golem Yes Yes Yes
Key Golem Yes Yes Yes
Piggy Bank Yes Yes Yes
Pig Rarely[note 1] Rarely[note 1] Rarely[note 1]
Sheep Rarely[note 1] Rarely[note 1] Rarely[note 1]
Frozen Zombie Yes Yes Yes
Iceologer Yes[note 2] Yes[note 2] Yes[note 2]
Icy Creeper Yes Yes Yes
Pillager Yes Yes Yes
Royal Guard Yes Yes Yes
Skeleton Sometimes Sometimes Sometimes
Stray Yes Yes Yes
Vanguard Yes Yes Yes
Vindicator Yes Yes Yes
Vindicator Chef Rarely[note 1] Rarely[note 1] Rarely[note 1]
Wraith Yes Yes Yes
Zombie Yes Yes Yes
Illusioner Sometimes[note 3] Sometimes[note 3] Sometimes[note 3]
Raid Captain Yes Yes Yes
Wretched Wraith Yes Yes Yes
Horse Rarely[note 1] Rarely[note 1] Rarely[note 1]
  1. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Spawns in secret area
  2. a b c Summons ice chunks
  3. a b c Summons illusioner clones


Item Difficulty
Default Adventure Apocalypse
Champion's Armor No No Yes
Plate Armor No Yes Yes
Snow Armor Yes Yes Yes
Soul Robe Yes Yes Yes
Ice Wand Yes Yes Yes
Torment Quiver Yes Yes Yes
Totem of Shielding Yes Yes Yes
Apple Yes Yes Yes
Arrow Bundle Yes Yes Yes
Bread Yes Yes Yes
Cooked Salmon Yes Yes Yes
Pork Yes Yes Yes
Shadow Brew Yes Yes Yes
Strength Potion Yes Yes Yes
Sweet Brew Yes Yes Yes
Swiftness Potion Yes Yes Yes
TNT Yes Yes Yes
Melee Gear
Glaive Daily Trials Only Daily Trials Only Daily Trials Only
Soul Knife No Yes Yes
Soul Scythe No Yes Yes
Ranged Gear
Heavy Crossbow Yes Yes Yes
Rapid Crossbow Yes Yes Yes
Scatter Crossbow Yes Yes Yes


Main article: Achievement
Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Lone Champion
Complete Lone Fortress on Adventure or Apocalypse difficulty.50GGold


  • There is a secret farm room in the fortress that generates with cows, sheep, pigs and horses, the latter two are exclusive to this secret area.
  • The statues outside of the fortress resembles an enchanter.
  • After the hero defeats the Wretched Wraith, the hero can see what looks like a frozen version of the former Arch-Illager's throne.
  • There is a painting of the Arch-Illager that spells out the word, "Weak" written on it, and another with the word "Foe" on it. There is also a toppled-over throne that resembles that of the former Arch-Illager.
  • A statue of a chicken jockey, a creeper, a mage, an enderman, and the Nameless One can be found in a rare room, the statues are referred to as chess pieces in the game files respectively as Knight, Rook, Bishop, Queen, and King.
  • It is referred to as the Lone Fortress in the game files and in-game.
    • In the beta version of the game, it was referred to as the Lonely Fortress.