Secluded Thicket

Last updated: Exalt Version (June 2022)
Secluded Thicket
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The Secluded Thicket is a high-level “boss” dungeon that is a more difficult version of the Forbidden Jungle, in a similar vein to the previous “Epic” dungeons.

This dungeon drops from the Court of Oryx. As with the other Court dungeons, it consists solely of the bosses. However, this dungeon takes an alternative approach to the format and instead the dungeon is divided into three boss fights.

This dungeon is a source of Potions of Attack/Defense (first boss), Potions of Mana (second boss), and Potions of Life (third boss), three Untiered items (Tezcacoatl’s Tail, the Sealed Crystal Skull, and the Penetrating Blast Spell), and the entire Raijin Disciple Ninja ST Set.

This dungeon is part of the ‘Travel of the Decade’ fame bonus.

”As Oryx saw his minions fail to defeat the heroes time and time again, he devised a plan with less reliance on brute force. Thanks to some connections with Mixcoatl, he was able to commission the aid of a remote tribe dwelling deep in realm’s densest jungle. Rather than outright pitting the heroes against another one of his underlings, Oryx instead opted to throw the heroes into these woods without hope of escape, waiting to be killed by any number of wild threats.

This accursed jungle is home to some of the realm’s most vicious animals, fiercest natives, and deities of incomprehensible strength waiting for an opportunity to wield their arcane powers. The denizens exert wicked black magic, and their leader commands the almighty power of lightning itself in ways which have never been witnessed before. Brandish your mightiest weapons, for Oryx’s latest bounty hunting court member means business.”
- Original Description

The Realm Eye says:
At the far reaches of the realm is a remote rainforest inhabited by an uncontacted tribe and the god of lightning, Xolotl.
Xolotl and the tribesmen intentionally withdrew from Oryx’s gaze, but were later discovered due to his connections with Mixcoatl.
The lightning god initially resisted, but struck a mutually beneficial deal by becoming Oryx’s bounty hunter in exchange for continued privacy.


Secluded Thicket Key The Secluded Thicket Key is available in the Nexus for 200 Realm Gold.




Tezcacoatl the Great Basilisk El Dorado Xolotl the Lightning God

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First Boss


Second Boss


Final Boss


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Drops of Interest

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Tips and Strategies

  • Youtube video guide
  • Historically, some groups of players chose to defeat only the first boss (Tezcacoatl) before leaving, as it drops arguably the most desirable equipment in the dungeon (Tezcacoatl’s Tail and the Hirejou Tenne) despite being the easiest boss. However, seemingly in response to this, the Tenne’s drop location was moved to the final boss Xolotl in Exalt Version (Aug 2021).

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  • The dungeon was initially announced and available on Public Testing on July 17, 2018.
  • The dungeon was designed by Toastrz, a former member of the “User-Generated Content” (UGC) group who was promoted to an official DECA developer.
  • The Secluded Thicket was released on Patch X.30.0.0 (Oct 2018). It is the 5th Court dungeon to be introduced (4th if one excludes the event-exclusive Ice Tomb) and the most difficult at the time, although the reworked Lair of Shaitan is similar in difficulty.

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Each enemy in the Secluded Thicket is a direct reference to an enemy in the Forbidden Jungle:

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