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Lower Temple
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The Lower Temple is a secret location in 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, where they were both previously obtainable here only prior to the Howling Peaks.


To unlock it, the player 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 player 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 player must proceed across the bridge and take the scroll on the pedestal (where the gold chest used to spawn). The player may either return to camp or finish the level. Upon visiting the map, the Lower Temple will be accessible but the player 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.



Mob Difficulty
Default Adventure Apocalypse
Key Golem Yes Yes Yes
Piggy Bank Yes Yes Yes
Armored Skeleton Yes Yes Yes
Armored Zombie Summoned[note 1] Summoned[note 1] Summoned[note 1]
Husk Yes Yes Yes
Necromancer Yes Yes Yes
Skeleton Yes Yes Yes
Skeleton Vanguard Yes Yes Yes
Spider Yes Yes Yes
Vex Summoned[note 2] Summoned[note 2] Summoned[note 2]
Wraith Yes Yes Yes
Zombie Summoned[note 1] Summoned[note 1] Summoned[note 1]
Mini Bosses
Evoker No Sometimes Sometimes
Redstone Golem No No Sometimes
Skeleton Horseman No Sometimes Sometimes
  1. a b c d e f Summoned by Necromancer
  2. a b c Summoned by Evoker


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
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 by Mojang.
  • Despite being a secret location, minibosses can still rarely be found here.