Last updated: Exalt Version (July 2024)

Dungeons consist of a network of rooms (in some cases a single room), containing various monsters based on the theme of the dungeon. The last room will contain one or more boss enemies, which may drop special items. Many dungeons also have one or more “treasure rooms” containing minibosses that drop unique loot. Dungeon loot varies widely in quality, but harder dungeons generally drop better loot.

To reach a dungeon without using a key, it is necessary to kill certain enemies, which have a certain chance of dropping an entrance to that dungeon. For certain enemies, this chance is guaranteed. Any player can enter the dungeon by clicking “Enter” or using the interact key when standing on an entrance portal.

Dungeons may also appear with Modifiers that alter certain gameplay aspects of the dungeon. More info on the modifiers and their chances of appearing can be found on the Dungeon Modifiers page.

All portals stay open for 30 seconds before vanishing, except for Crystal Cavern and areas of Oryx’s Castle. The Locked Wine Cellar Portal which will remain for two minutes if not opened. An unlocked Wine Cellar portal and the portal to Oryx’s Sancturary remain open indefinitely.

Most dungeons have a player limit of 50 players. Attempting to enter a full dungeon will only result in a “Dungeon is full” message appearing in the chat. The exceptions to this limit are:

All dungeons have an associated difficulty rating, indicated by the number of gravestones on the loading screen for the dungeon. This rating ranges from 0 (harmless) to 10.

Some dungeons have a multi-stage layout with portals connecting different stages. Details of these are described on the individual dungeon pages.

Dealing soulbound damage to the boss results in a completion statistic being counted on that player’s character. The Dungeon Collection fame bonuses are awarded to characters that have completed certain dungeons.


Realm Dungeons

Most dungeons in this section appear from enemies that either respawn or appear multiple times in a Realm, usually making them fairly accessible. Excluding Lucky Gods, none of the enemies in this section are guaranteed to drop their respective dungeon unless stated otherwise.

Name Portal Key Dropped Difficulty
Pirate Cave Pirate Cave Pirate Cave Key Pirate Piratess Green Gelatinous Cube Red Gelatinous Cube Purple Gelatinous Cube Giant Crab Sand Devil Goblin Warrior
X Treasure Chest Beached Buccaneer
Guaranteed drop from X Treasure Chest and Beached Buccaneer
Forest Maze Forest Maze Forest Maze Key Forest Nymph Goblin Mage Elf Wizard Hobbit Mage Undead Hobbit Mage Sandsman King Dwarf King Drake Baby Enraged Bunny Skeleton 1
Spider Den Spider Den Spider Den Key Orc King Werelion Red Spider Shambling Sludge Swarm Desert Werewolf 1.5
Forbidden Jungle Forbidden Jungle Totem Key Great Coil Snake
Guaranteed drop
The Hive The Hive The Hive Key Wasp QueenWarrior Bee
Guaranteed drop
Snake Pit Snake Pit Snake Pit Key Lizard God Undead Dwarf God Ogre King Zombie Cleric Werewolf Berserker Flying Seahorse Medusa Lucky Medusa
Guaranteed drop from Lucky Medusa
Sprite World Sprite World Sprite World Key Sprite Child Sprite Child Lucky Sprite God Celestial Sprite Cosmic Sprite
Guaranteed drop from Lucky Sprite God, Celestial Sprite and Cosmic Sprite
Cave of a Thousand Treasures Cave of a Thousand Treasures Treasure Map Sunken Soul Silvery Narwhal Djinn Lucky Djinn
Guaranteed drop from Lucky Djinn
Ancient Ruins Ancient Ruins Ancient Ruins Key Dark Elf Queen Hunter Centaur Minotaur Flayer God Ghastly Nun Drowned Sailor Nameless Gladiator 3
Magic Woods Magic Woods Magic Woods Key Sunflower Sentinel Pumpkin Brute Evergreen Sprite Ocean Spirit Ent God Ent Ancient Lucky Ent God
Guaranteed drop from Ent Ancient and Lucky Ent God
Candyland Hunting Grounds Candyland Hunting Grounds Candy Key Candy Gnome
Guaranteed drop
Undead Lair Undead Lair Undead Lair Key Skeleton Worshipper Skeleton of the Damned Undead Pirate Burning Bones Ghost God Lucky Ghost God
Guaranteed drop from Lucky Ghost God
Puppet Master’s Theatre Puppet Master's Theatre Theatre Key Wraith Corrupt Sprite Sea Hag Unsung Jester Leviathan Lucky Leviathan
Guaranteed drop from Lucky Leviathan
Toxic Sewers Toxic Sewers Toxic Sewers Key Noxious Sprite Smelly Octopus Brimstone Wyvern Slime God Lucky Slime God
Guaranteed drop from Lucky Slime God
Cursed Library Cursed Library Cursed Library Key Revenant Creepy Beholder Harrowed Fiend Beholder Snow Troll Lucky Beholder Death Knight
Guaranteed drop from Lucky Beholder and Death Knight
Mad Lab Mad Lab Lab Key Banshee Hazardous Sprite Flying Brain Lucky Flying Brain
Guaranteed drop from Lucky Flying Brain
Abyss of Demons Abyss of Demons Abyss of Demons Key Blazing Sprite Risen Hellhound White Demon Vagabond Satyr Lucky White Demon
Guaranteed drop from Lucky White Demon
Manor of the Immortals Manor of the Immortals Manor Key Flying Vampire Cerberus Kage Kami
Guaranteed drop from Kage Kami
Haunted Cemetery Haunted Cemetery Cemetery Key Headless Horseman
Guaranteed drop
The Machine The Machine The Machine Key Rock ConstructSteel ConstructWood Construct The Glitch
Guaranteed drop from The Glitch
The Inner Workings The Inner Workings The Inner Workings Key Null
(Drops under certain circumstances; see page for solution)
Davy Jones’ Locker Davy Jones' Locker
Davy's Key Abyssal Hydra Well of Souls Ghost Ship
Guaranteed drop from Well of Souls and Ghost Ship
Ice Cave Ice Cave Portal Ice Cave Key Snow Yeti Eye of the Storm Lord of the Lost Lands
Guaranteed drop from Eye of the Storm and Lord of the Lost Lands
Ocean Trench Ocean Trench Ocean Trench Key Abyssal Squid Ice Giant Hermit God
Guaranteed drop from Hermit God
The Crawling Depths The Crawling Depths The Crawling Depths Key Blood Hound Spore Spreader Sting Spider Skeletal Centipede
Guaranteed drop from Skeletal Centipede
Woodland Labyrinth Woodland Labyrinth Bloodroot Treant Man-Eating Flytrap Great Owl Possessed Pumpkin
Guaranteed drop from Possessed Pumpkin
Deadwater Docks Deadwater Docks Snow Wolf Corsair Crab Bilgewater’s Galleon Crab Sovereign
Guaranteed drop from Bilgewater’s Galleon and Crab Sovereign
Puppet Master’s Encore Puppet Master's Encore Puppet Master's Encore Key Shadow Lurker Daughter of Limon Maze Minotaur Court of Oryx
Guaranteed drop from Daughter of Limon, Maze Minotaur and Court of Oryx
Cnidarian Reef Cnidarian Reef Cnidarian Reef Key Enchanted Turtle Hadopelagic Jellyfish World’s Oyster Court of Oryx
Guaranteed drop from World’s Oyster and Court of Oryx
Sulfurous Wetlands Sulfurous Wetlands Sulfurous Wetlands Key Bulbous Perforator Green Fingers Grand Dragonfly The Plague Doctor
Guaranteed drop from The Plague Doctor
Parasite Chambers Parasite Chambers Blood Ooze Abyssal Kraken Scout Colony
Guaranteed drop from Scout Colony
Mountain Temple Mountain Temple Mountain Temple Key Vegetarian Tiger Runic Golem Skull Knight Jade Statue Garnet Statue
Guaranteed drop from Skull Knight and Jade/Garnet Statues
Lair of Draconis Lair of Draconis Draconis Key Snapdragon Hunter Dragonfly Frost Dragon Rock Dragon
Guaranteed drop from Rock Dragon
Tomb of the Ancients Tomb of the Ancients Ghoul Animate Sigillaria The Lich King Legion General Grand Sphinx
Guaranteed drop from The Lich King, Legion General and Grand Sphinx
The Third Dimension The Third Dimension Tundra Tribe Leader Abyssal Siren Astral Rift Cube God
Guaranteed drop from Astral Rift and Cube God
Lair of Shaitan Lair of Shaitan Shaitan's Key Raging Ifrit Ravenous Harpy Court of Oryx
Guaranteed drop from Court of Oryx
Secluded Thicket Secluded Thicket Secluded Thicket Key Rhinoceros Scutosaurus Court of Oryx
Guaranteed drop from Court of Oryx
High Tech Terror High Tech Terror High Tech Terror Key Hadopelagic Submersible Court of Oryx
Guaranteed drop from Court of Oryx
Moonlight Village Moonlight Village Portal Moonlight Village Key Colossal Mantis Alluring Blossom Ethereal Shrine
Guaranteed drop from Ethereal Shrine

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Realm Event Dungeons

These dungeons drop only from enemies that spawn less frequently or once in The Realm. With a few exceptions, they are generally more difficult than Realm Dungeons and include majority of exaltation dungeons in the game. All of the dungeons listed below drop at a guaranteed rate.

Note that the enemies listed under “dropped” do not include seasonal reskins, which can be found here.

Name Portal Key Dropped Difficulty
Beachzone Beachzone Beachzone Key Beach Bum 0
The Tavern The Tavern The Tavern Key Sigma Werewolf Beer God 5.5
The Nest The Nest Portal The Nest Key Corrupted Bramblethorn Killer Bee Nest 7
Cultist Hideout Cultist Hideout (locked)Cultist Hideout None Agonized Titan
(Portal opens after being defeated)
Fungal Cavern Fungal Cavern Portal Ancient Kaiju Crystal Worm Father Sentient Monolith Adult Baneserpent 7.5
Crystal Cavern Crystal Cavern Portal Crystal Cavern Key Crystal Worm Mother 7.5
Kogbold Steamworks Kogbold Steamworks Portal Kogbold Steamworks Key Aerial Warship Kogbold Expedition Engine 8
Lost Halls Lost Halls Lost Halls Key Bloodroot Heart Ravenous Rot Lost Sentry 8
The Void The Void None Marble Colossus
Must use Vial of Pure Darkness to open
Advanced Kogbold Steamworks Advanced Kogbold Steamworks Portal Advanced Kogbold Steamworks Key Aerial Warship Kogbold Expedition Engine 10
Advanced Nest Advanced Nest Portal Advanced Nest Key Corrupted Bramblethorn Killer Bee Nest 10
The Shatters The Shatters Shatters Key Flying Behemoth Avatar of the Forgotten King 10

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Wormholes are portals to four alien worlds that serve as a “time trial” where players must defeat multiple waves of increasingly powerful enemies within a time limit to earn rewards. The time limit decreases with the more players present in the dungeon.

Once the Alien UFO is defeated, Commander Calbrik orders his soldiers to retreat and leave a malfunctioning wormhole generator behind. Several wormholes subsequently appear across the realm, and are visible on the minimap as colored dots. Each wormhole is guarded by a small party of enemies from the dungeon.

Name Portal Key Difficulty
Malogia Malogia Malogia Key 5
Untaris Untaris Untaris Key 5
Katalund Katalund Katalund Key 5
Forax Forax Forax Key 5

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Oryx’s Castle

Two minutes after the realm closes, all players within the realm (not in dungeons) will be transported to Oryx’s Castle, which consists of multiple sequential areas of increasing difficulty.

Name Portal Dropped Difficulty
Court of Oryx Court of Oryx Portal Janus the Doorwarden
Guaranteed drop
Oryx’s Castle No portal Automatically transported into it 2 minutes after realm closes 4.5
Oryx’s Chamber Oryx's Chamber Stone Guardians Stone Guardians
Guaranteed drop
Wine Cellar Locked Wine Cellar Wine Cellar Oryx the Mad God
Locked portal is a guaranteed drop
Must be opened with a Wine Cellar Incantation
Oryx’s Sanctuary Oryx's Sanctuary Portal Oryx the Mad God 2
Oryx the Mad God 2 is guaranteed to drop three monuments that must be activated with the Oryx Runes for the Oryx’s Sanctuary portal to appear.

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Heroic Dungeons

These dungeons consist solely of a more difficult version of their non-heroic counterparts’ boss encounters, although they do provide better rewards as compensation. All heroic dungeons disable pets upon entering.

Both heroic dungeons used to have a chance of dropping from the bosses of the respective non-heroic dungeon (Septavius the Ghost God and Archdemon Malphas) but they currently do not drop, meaning they are only accessible from keys. However, the keys are not currently sold in the Nexus. These dungeons are typically only accessible during special events.

Name Portal Key Dropped Difficulty
Heroic Undead Lair Heroic Undead Lair Heroic Undead Lair Key None 5
Heroic Abyss of Demons Heroic Abyss of Demons Heroic Abyss of Demons Key None 5

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Special Event Dungeons

Special Event Dungeons are dungeons whose portals will drop from enemies and keys obtainable only during seasonal events. The exceptions are Belladonna’s Garden and the Ice Tomb, whose keys are always available for purchase in the Nexus.

Name Portal Key Dropped Available Difficulty
Rainbow Road Rainbow Road Rainbow Road Key Leprechaun
Guaranteed drop
St. Patrick’s Day Events since 2017 0
Santa’s Workshop Santa's Workshop Santa's Workshop Key None Christmas (Oryxmas) Events since 2017 0
Ice Tomb Ice Tomb Ice Tomb Key Permafrost Lord
Guaranteed drop
Christmas/Winter Events since 2016 6
Battle for the Nexus Battle for the Nexus Battle Nexus Key None Sep 2013; Occasional mystery boxes and often in Wine Cellar event chests 5
Belladonna’s Garden Belladonna's Garden Bella's Key Valentine's FlowerThe Gardener
Guaranteed drop
Player Appreciation Event Feb 2014; Valentine’s Day since 2017 5.5
Queen Bunny Chamber None Easter Event 2024 5.5
Mad God Mayhem Mad God Mayhem Mad God Mayhem Key Spirit of Oryx
Guaranteed drop
Month of the Mad God Events since 2018 6
Hidden Interregnum Hidden Interregnum Hidden Interregnum Key Shady Vagrant
Key is required
Month of the Mad God Events since 2022 7

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Other Dungeons

These dungeons are neither dropped by enemies nor opened by keys.

Name Portal Found Difficulty
Tutorial Tutorial Spawn point for new players, and also can be accessed directly by /tutorial command 0
Oryx’s Kitchen Oryx's Kitchen The third stage of the tutorial, can be accessed indirectly via /tutorial or /nexustutorial commands 0
Chess Chess Accessed by saying “Guill I would like to play chess please” in the Guild Hall (which was later changed to simply “chess” after the Exalt Version ARG’s solution was made public). 0

These Dungeons are only opened by admins.

Name Portal Found Difficulty
Admin Arena Admin Arena An admin using an Admin Arena key 9

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  • Dungeons were added to the game in Build 74 (Feb 2010), representing the largest addition of content to the game since the extra Classes were first introduced.
  • When the first dungeons were added, monsters dropped Dungeon Keys, which were then used to open the portal. This was changed in build 110, with the exception of the Beach Bum.
  • Since build 111, Keys are available in the Nexus for Realm Gold.
  • Prior to Patch X.32.7.0 (Feb 2020), most dungeons had a loosely enforced player limit of 85 players. It was easy to bypass this limit if many players entered a portal at once, because the player counter took several seconds to update.

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