Minecraft Dungeons:Orb of Dominance

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The Orb of Dominance.

As he wanders through deep forests and up craggy mountains, he stumbles upon a dark cavern—with a sinister secret waiting inside. Archie discovers an object which whispers to him promises of power: the Orb of Dominance. With it, Archie realizes he can wield incredible magic and reshape a world that turned its back on him. All he needs to do is exactly what it tells him.

After all, it’s called the Orb of Dominance for a reason, right? But is it named for the way Archie uses it—or is it using him?

Minecraft Dungeons: The Rise of the Arch-Illager synopsis

The Orb of Dominance is a sentient object in Minecraft Dungeons which gives the Arch-Illager his power.


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The Orb appears to be able to put its victims in a trance-like state. After that, it manipulates them with the promise of power at the price of complete obedience.

Its first confirmed victim is Archie (the future Arch-Illager), who ended up leading the Illagers and other monsters to war against the Villagers and other enemies.

At the Obsidian Pinnacle, after the Arch-Illager's health is reduced to 0, it transforms into the Heart of Ender. After its defeat, it shatters, releasing Archie of its control, who celebrates its destruction with the players.

However, the Orb was able to retain its power and survive, albeit in small fragments. One of these made its way to a jungle, where it created the Jungle Abomination and other monstrous creatures.

Another went to a lively island, where it corrupted a local wraith, covering the island in a Creeping Winter.

Another one also landed on top of a mountain, corrupting a Squall Golem and later transformed into the Tempest Golem, causing the events of Howling Peaks.

Confirmed Victims[edit]


  • The Orb of Dominance is a 5x5x5 cube. However the one used for the Wretched Wraith uses a 6x6x6 texture but is roughly 3x3x3 in size. This would make the Wretched Wraith's shard 27/125ths or ≈0,22 the size of the regular Orb that Archie used.
    • No pieces of the cube that large were seen in the ruins during the final cutscene in the Obsidian Pinnacle.
      • Coincidentally, there were multiple 2x2x2 and 1x1x1 pixel shards that were perfect cubes.
  • All mobs created directly by the Orb of Dominance or its shards all seem to have a purple/pink theme to it, and some seem to have enderman-like eyes.
  • The Orb seems to have gained some amount of control over Illagers after becoming the Arch-Illager, as in both Howling Peaks and Creeping Winter, Illagers were part of the army. (This may be because, when the Orb shattered, it retained it's power in shards, the same may have happened to it's power over Illagers) Notably, Illagers appear in all DLCs but Jungle Awakens and Flames of the Nether
  • As the Arch-Illager is still visible inside the Heart Of Ender, it is unknown if the orb or shards can manifest themselves without a host. This is also shown in the Orb's manifestation, when the heart seems to be being called from the Arch-Illager by the orb hovering above.