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The Lower Temple is a secret mission of Minecraft Dungeons. It is the lower extension of the Desert Temple.


TOMBS UNKNOWN – Nobody knows how much further down this temple goes. You have to venture deeper into the slumbering catacombs and make sure that there are no lingering Illagers.

The Lower Temple takes place beneath the main Desert Temple. It's an area full of skeletons, wraiths, and necromancers. There are also similar traps from the upper temple. After exploring the maze-like corridors, loot will be rewarded for solving puzzles. Once finished, a key golem is required in order to escape. Many chests can be found along the way. Two new items can be found here: the Battlestaff and the Dual Crossbows, both of which were exclusive to the Lower Temple prior to the Howling Peaks DLC.


To unlock it, the hero must travel through the Desert Temple on any difficulty until they reach the cross way of water (just after the gold key and gate). The hero must go up and to the left into the side room, inside of the room there are four branching paths and an inaccessible platform. Then, they must explore each short path and power the beacons found on each path. There will only be three, however they will be in randomized locations each time. Once all the beacons are powered, the hero must proceed across the bridge and take the scroll on the pedestal (where the gold chest used to spawn). The hero may either return to camp or finish the mission. Upon visiting the map, the Lower Temple will be accessible but the hero can get it for free because of the new update.


As said by the name itself, the Lower Temple is the lower, unseen section of the Desert Temple accessible via a secret doorway. The place is overall similar to the upper section containing various traps, maze-like corridors, hordes of undead mobs, and small pools and fountain systems, as well as a more 'ruined' look. The only way of exiting the Lower Temple is via a Key Golem to activate the gate leading outside.


The lower temple

  1. Find the gold key
  2. Unlock the gate
  3. Leave the temple



Mob Difficulty
Ancient Hunt Default Adventure Apocalypse
Key Golem No Yes Yes Yes
Piggy Bank Yes Yes Yes Yes
Baby Zombie Yes No No No
Husk No Yes Yes Yes
Necromancer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Skeleton No Yes Yes Yes
Spider Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vanguard Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vex No No Summoned[note 1] Summoned[note 1]
Wraith No Yes Yes Yes
Zombie Yes Summoned[note 2] Summoned[note 2] Summoned[note 2]
Evoker No No Sometimes Sometimes
Raid Captain No Yes[note 3] Yes[note 3] Yes[note 3]
Redstone Golem No No No Sometimes
Skeleton Horseman Yes No Sometimes Sometimes
Cursed Presence Yes No No No
  1. a b Summoned by Evoker
  2. a b c Summoned by Necromancer
  3. a b c Spawns only if the mission have already been completed once.


Item Difficulty
Default Adventure Apocalypse
Grim Armor Yes Yes Yes
Reinforced Mail Yes Yes Yes
Soul Knife Daily Trials Only Daily Trials Only Daily Trials Only
Buzzy Nest Yes Yes Yes
Ghost Cloak No Yes Yes
Iron Hide Amulet Yes Yes Yes
Shock Powder Yes Yes Yes
Torment Quiver Yes Yes Yes
Totem of Casting Yes Yes Yes
Melee Gear
Battlestaff Yes Yes Yes
Katana No No Yes
Ranged Gear
Dual Crossbows No Yes Yes
Trickbow Yes Yes Yes


  • The Lower Temple was previously a cut mission until it was confirmed as a free update for the Jungle Awakens by Mojang Studios.
  • Despite being a secret mission, powerful mobs can still rarely be found here.
  • It is possible for the mission to generate in a way that allows the hero to bypass the locked door without using a key golem. However, this is extremely rare, and likely a bug.