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.
This dungeon must be completed to earn ‘Explosive Journey‘, ‘Hero of the Nexus’ and ‘Realm of the Mad God’ fame bonuses.
|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.
See the Candyland Hunting Grounds Guide for a complete walk-through on the dungeon and all its enemies.
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.
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.
|Unicorn||Beefy Fairy Fairies||Gumball Machine|
|Spilled Icecream||Hard Candy|
Bosses will only spawn when players kill their “miniboss” counterparts, signified by a taunt from the Candy Gnome. 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.
“You’re no fun! Just get out and leave us alone!”
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.
|Gigacorn||“You’ll taste the rainbow when this Gigacorn tramples you!”
”Time for you to see what’s at the end of the rainbow!”
|Desire Troll||“It’s all you don’t desire, and more!”
”This troll will keep all your dreams just out of reach!”
|Spoiled Creampuff||“These puffs are sure to sour your mood!”
”This creampuff is here to spoil your fun!”
|MegaRototo||“The MegaRototo’s breath will roast you, well done!”
”You really shouldn’t have threatened the Rototos!”
|Swoll Fairy||“All pain, no gain is the credo of these potent pixies!”
”The brawny fairies won’t even break a sweat against you!”
|Cupcake||“Even the happy-go-lucky Cupcake despises you!”
”Your crazy hijinks even awakened the great Cupcake!”
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.
The dungeon was first released in Build 3.0 (October 24, 2012) in time for Halloween.
In Release X32.4.1 (January 8, 2020), the dungeon received some changes which addressed longstanding issues:
In addition, decorative jelly bean objects were added to the map.