Candyland Hunting Grounds

Last updated: X33.0.0
Candyland Hunting Grounds
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Music: Sacarosa

The Candyland Hunting Grounds is medium-level dungeon that is rarely found but can be farmed indefinitely for loot. It is a source of Potions of Defense, Attack, and Wisdom, gumball and Rock Candy consumables, and two untiered items: the Candy Ring and Candy-Coated Armor. It is also the drop location for all four pieces of the Swoll Paladin ST set.

Entrances to the Candyland Hunting Grounds are a guaranteed drop from Candy Gnomes, a rare enemy in the Midlands.

This dungeon does not need to be completed to earn the ‘Tunnel Rat’ fame bonus.

The Realm Eye says:
Truthfully, none know exactly how the Candyland came to be. A completely edible biome defies all research in the rest of the realm.
The strange land was rarely trespassed in ancient times due to superstitions about its origin, causing the wildlife to massively overpopulate. For this very reason, it has become a popular hunting spot in recent years.

Key

Candy KeyThe Candy Key is available in the Nexus for 200 Realm Gold.

Guide

See the Candyland Hunting Grounds Guide for a complete walk-through on the dungeon and all its enemies.

Contents


Layout

The dungeon consists of a series of round rooms connected by very short “hallways”, set in the middle of a dense, impassable forest made of lollipop “trees”. Each room primarily has pink floor tiles and dessert-themed obstacles (ex. donuts, pink and blue rock candy formations) scattered about. Occasionally, large ponds of purple water can be encountered. Some rooms, including the boss room, contain an arrangement of tan “wafer” floor tiles with pink and brown pillars of various sizes at the edges of these setpieces. Aside from enemies, the dungeon is also populated with passive, invincible, pink fairy-like mobs.

Example Layout

Candyland Hunting Grounds Layout

Screenshot

Screenshot


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Enemies

Enemies in this dungeon will respawn once players have left the room. Players must defeat certain “minibosses” (i.e. Wishing Trolls, Big Creampuffs, Rototoes, Unicorns, and Beefy Fairies) to have a chance of the corresponding boss spawning in the boss room. This will be indicated by a quest marker appearing.

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Bosses

Bosses will only spawn when players kill their “miniboss” counterparts. For example, a Big Creampuff has the chance of spawning a Spoiled Creampuff, but the small creampuffs do not. Once at least one boss of each type has been defeated, the Cupcake final boss will appear in the starting room. Defeating the Cupcake will spawn a Realm Portal, making it possible to complete the dungeon. However, players can still continue defeating minibosses and spawn more bosses indefinitely, although the Cupcake will not spawn again in the instance.

Bosses spawn in the boss room regardless of who’s there.

Cloaking without anyone else nearby causes enemies to despawn, and respawn and despawn, until you uncloak.

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Drops of Interest

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Tips and Strategies

Do note that although this dungeon can be farmed indefinitely, it will usually take a longer time to farm for the loot you actually want in here than in other places.

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History

The dungeon was first released in Build 3.0 (October 24, 2012) in time for Halloween.

  • The bosses drop the first UT heavy armor that was added to the game, the Candy-Coated Armor.
  • The Candy-Coated Armor and the Candy Ring were the first items in the game to give both positive and negative bonuses to different stats.
  • It was possible for players to “grief” the dungeon by standing in the boss room, which would have prevented bosses from spawning. This issue would be fixed more than 7 years later.

In Release 26.0 (November 13, 2014), the entire Swoll Paladin ST set was added as drops from certain Candyland bosses.

In Release X32.4.1 (January 8, 2020), the dungeon received some changes which addressed longstanding issues:https://www.realmeye.com/edit-wiki-page/candyland-hunting-grounds#g

  • The chance that a boss would spawn upon defeating a miniboss was increased.
  • Bosses can now spawn even if a player is in the boss room. The bosses do not immediately attack and initially remain invulnerable for several seconds.
  • The Cupcake final boss and realm portal were added, making it possible to complete the dungeon if desired. The dungeon had been present in the “dungeon completions” page of the character info panel, but it was not possible to complete the dungeon until now.

In addition, decorative jelly bean objects were added to the map.

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