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The redstone mines is the fifth location in Minecraft Dungeons. Heroes unlock this mission after beating Creeper Woods. The blacksmith merchant is located here.


The redstone mines is a large mine fixed with a cave atop a mountain, where Redstone can be seen jutting out of the walls and floor as crystals and a material the Illagers are harvesting for their war machine's construction. It is described as a claustrophobic and large network of tunnels and cartways, which explains the large amount of rails and Minecarts running and laid about. Large quantities of redstone are also seen throughout the mine, getting lifted via pulleys. Within the mine is where Illagers harvest Redstone and control Villagers to do their work as well. The exit of the mine is a lift that leads to the cold snowy peaks outside.


THE END OF THE LINE – The Illagers have finally accomplished their goal: to tear the redstone from the very heart of the mountains. With that kind of power, no one in the Overworld will be able to stand in their way. Time is running out to stop the Arch-Illager before it is too late.

In-game story


There are unsettling rumblings in the mountains of the Overworld. Whispered rumors say the Illagers are building something dreadful far beneath these ancient mines - something of soot, metal, and flame. Only a hero such as yourself could brave the cavernous underground and uncover the truth.

Opening Cinematic

So the rumours were true! The Illagers are building a dreadful forge under the mountain.



The redstone mines are a claustrophobic network of narrow tunnels and speedy cartways. The Illagers imprisoned the villagers, forced them to dig for redstone in the deepest parts of the mines. The illagers patrol the mines to make sure everyone is working hard. Lava runs freely through the mines, due to the Illagers' excavation in search of precious Redstone. The riches and the Redstone of the mountains are being transported elsewhere by fast-moving Minecarts for a project that the Illagers are planning to build.

After dealing with Cave Spiders and Monster Spawners, the heroes are able to successfully locate and free the villagers. Right before the heroes leave the mines, the heroes encounter a Redstone Golem, another product of the Arch-Illager.


Left behind
  1. Locate villagers
  2. Free the villagers (3)
  3. Locate villagers
  4. Free the villagers (6)
  5. Leave the mine
  6. Defeat the redstone golem
  7. Leave the mine



Mob Difficulty
Ancient Hunt Default Adventure Apocalypse
Piggy Bank No Yes Yes Yes
Cave Spider No Yes Yes Yes
Creeper No Yes Yes Yes
Enchanter No Yes Yes Yes
Mob Spawner No Yes Yes Yes
Pillager No Yes Yes Yes
Royal Guard Yes No No No
Skeleton No Yes Yes Yes
Slime No Yes Yes Yes
Spider No Yes Yes Yes
Vex No Summoned[note 1] Summoned[note 1] Summoned[note 1]
Vindicator No Yes Yes Yes
Zombie No Yes Yes Yes
Enderman No No Sometimes Sometimes
Evoker No Yes Sometimes Sometimes
Raid Captain No Yes[note 2] Yes[note 2] Yes[note 2]
Redstone Golem No Ambush[note 3] Yes Yes
Skeleton Horseman No No No Sometimes
Unbreakable One Yes No No No
Captured Blacksmith No Yes Yes Yes
Villager No Yes Yes Yes
  1. a b c Summoned by Evoker
  2. a b c Spawns only if the mission have already been completed once.
  3. Spawns in ambush


Item Difficulty
Default Adventure Apocalypse
Battle Robe No No Yes
Ghostly Armor Daily Trials Only Daily Trials Only Daily Trials Only
Phantom Armor No Yes Yes
Spelunker Armor Yes Yes Yes
Thief Armor No Yes Yes
Wolf Armor Yes Yes Yes
Corrupted Beacon Yes Yes Yes
Fireworks Arrow Yes Yes Yes
Harvester Yes Yes Yes
Tasty Bone No Yes Yes
Totem of Casting Yes Yes Yes
Melee Gear
Daggers Yes Yes Yes
Pickaxe Yes Yes Yes
Ranged Gear
Rapid Crossbow Yes Yes Yes


Main article: Achievement
Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Built On Sand, Set in Stone
Complete Redstone Mines and Cacti Canyon.50GSilver


  • In the game files, the redstone mines are known internally as the Mooncore_Caverns.