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Guide to the Explorer Dungeon

Welcome to our Explorer Dungeon Guide.  We hope to bring you a guide to all the monsters, upgrades and dungeons but for now see below for info on the current Wonder Dungeon and an FAQ.

Guide to Specific Dungeons:

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The Wonder Dungeon

Frequently Asked Questions about Explorer Dungeons

What is it?

What is the Explorer Dungeon?

What is the Explorer Dungeon?

The explorer dungeon is a single player dungeon comprised of a number rooms spread out over several floors. You move from room to room fighting monsters and collecting loot.

What is the Purpose of the Explorer Dungeon?

What is the Purpose of the Explorer Dungeon?

Players collect loot (items) from the dungeon and are awarded Hero XP based on the success of their run. Prizes will also be awarded for the fastest dungeon completion times after the dungeon closes. In addition, explorer dungeons will be used in Inferno and KvK events.

Getting Access to the Dungeon 

How do I get access to the Explorer Dungeon?

How do I get access to the Explorer Dungeon?

You need to tap on the dungeon icon found on the wonder. There are several shortcuts to find it quickly. 1) Through the explorer dungeon building inside our city. 2) From the events screen. 3) The wonder icon on the map screen You must be in an alliance to enter the dungeon.

Do I need to send my Hero to the dungeon?

Do I need to send my Hero to the dungeon?

Yes, your hero actually needs to physically travel to the dungeon.

Is Access to the Dungeon Free?

Is Access to the Dungeon Free?

No, you need to use a dungeon key. Dungeon keys are currently only available from gold packages.

How long is each Dungeon open for?

How long is each Dungeon open for?

They are open for limited times only. Tap on the explorer dungeon building to see how much time remains.

Loot

How much loot can I get?

How much loot can I get?

Every monster you kill in the dungeon rewards you with a chest containing an item. The number of items you can collect is determined by the number of slots you have in your inventory. You can add more slots through upgrades in the Explorer Dungeon building.

How do I get to keep the lot?

How do I get to keep the lot?

You do not keep the loot unless you successfully exit the dungeon. Different dungeons have different exit points (e.g. every second floor).

Fighting

How do I fight Monsters?

How do I fight Monsters?

Fighting happens automatically. You attack them on a timer, they attack you back on a timer.

Can I do different types of attack?

Can I do different types of attack?

Yes, there are two types of attack. A basic attack that costs no mana and does basic damage,  and an ability attack that costs mana and does more damage. To use your ability, tap the ability icon to highlight it.  This will ensure that your next attack uses your ability (assuming you have enough mana).

Can I choose different ability attacks?

Can I choose different ability attacks?

There are different ability attacks to choose from but you can only take one into the Dungeon.

How do I select an ability attack?

How do I select an ability attack?

From the hero screen in the bottom right hand corner

Can I upgrade my ability attack?

Can I upgrade my ability attack?

Yes, by completing upgrades from the explorer dungeon building.

How do I recover health?

How do I recover health?

Every time you move a tile your health is fully regenerated.

What happens if I die in the Dungeon?

What happens if I die in the Dungeon?

If you are killed by a normal monster you lose 5 Moves. If you are killed by a boss you lose more than 5 Moves (20?). If you run out of moves then you exit the dungeon and lose your loot.

What are resistances?

What are resistances?

Different monsters have resistances to different types of attacks. You can see these resistances by tapping the monster icon in the top right when fighting. Using different abilities and upgrading your talents allows you to overcome resistances more effectively.

Fire beats Wind
Water beats Fire
Lightning beats Water
Earth beats Lightning
Wind beats Earth

What are Bosses?

What are Bosses?

Bosses guard the exits to each of the floors. They are particularly strong and have access to a variety of different attack types. Losing to them will cost you more than 5 moves. Unlike with normal monsters, you will get the option to use a mana potion before the fight begins.

Potions

What types of potions are there?

What types of potions are there?

There are two types – mana potions and boost potions.  Mana potions refill your mana, boost potions grant a variety of different boosts.

How do I use mana potions and when can I use them?

How do I use mana potions and when can I use them?

Tap on a mana potion to refill your mana. They cannot be used during fights so must be used beforehand. If you end up in a fight with no mana then you are forced to just use your basic attack.

Where can I buy mana potions?

Where can I buy mana potions?

Mana potions can only be purchased inside the dungeon and can be purchased with gold. They can be purchased at any time outside of fights. Mana potions cost a minimum of 9,000 gold each if bought in bulk.

How do I use boost potions?

How do I use boost potions?

Boost potions are used automatically as soon as they are discovered inside if a chest. You can only use one at a time. They last for a limited number of moves which is displayed in the bottom left corner.

Navigating the Dungeon

How many moves do I have?

How many moves do I have?

You start the dungeon with a limited number of moves. Moving between a room costs 1 move.

How do I get extra moves?

How do I get extra moves?

Killing a monster grants you between 1 and 4 additional moves depending on how much life you have left at end of fight (this is why your health bar is divided into sections).  You also get additional moves by moving onto to the next floor.

How do I lose moves?

How do I lose moves?

By moving between rooms. Also when you are killed by a monster you lose moves. You lose 5 by being killed by normal monsters. More (20?) if you are killed by boss monsters.

What happens if I run out of moves?

What happens if I run out of moves?

You exit the dungeon without any loot.

Upgrades

What upgrades are there?

What upgrades are there?

At the moment there are 3 types of upgrades: Talents, Abilities and Upgrading the Explorer Dungeon Itself

What are Talents and Abilities?

What are Talents and Abilities?

Talents are general upgrades that improve your hero inside the dungeon. This include things like additional inventory spaces, more moves and damage reduction.
Abilities are your special attack. Upgrading these increases the damage they do (whilst also increasing mana cost).

How do I Upgrade the Explorer Dungeon Building?

How do I Upgrade the Explorer Dungeon Building?

Upgrading the explorer building requires Keystones and Master Keystones. Both can be found inside the dungeon and in gold packages. Keystones (but not Master Keystones) can be purchased with gold in the store.

What Are the Benefits of Upgrading the Explorer Dungeon Building?

What Are the Benefits of Upgrading the Explorer Dungeon Building?

There are three benefits. 1) You get additional moves inside the dungeon. 2) You get a Hero XP bonus (up to 100%) for all Hero XP gain. 3) You unlock additional talent and mastery upgrades. Presumably future explorer dungeons will have minimum explorer dungeon level entry requirements (e.g. explorer dungeon level 5 required to enter).

Can I use speed-ups to upgrade Talents and Abilities?

Can I use speed-ups to upgrade Talents and Abilities?

Yes, although as these are technically ‘Masteries’, research boosts do not apply.

Can my alliance help me with upgrades?

Can my alliance help me with upgrades?

Yes, you can get alliance helps reducing the time by up to 25%

How much do the upgrades cost?

How much do the upgrades cost?

In addition to silver, some upgrades require fragments and shards. These items can be found inside the dungeon and inside gold packages

The Timer

Why is their a timer?

Why is their a timer?

The timer is there to construct a leaderboard of the fastest dungeon runs.

Miscellaneous 

Will the Dungeon be Used in KvKs Events?

Will the Dungeon be Used in KvKs Events?

Yes, apparently it will.

Will the Explorer Dungeon be linked the the Alliance City in any way?

Will the Explorer Dungeon be linked the the Alliance City in any way?

Yes, apparently it will.

How is the Explorer Dungeon Different from the Wonder Dungeon?

How is the Explorer Dungeon Different from the Wonder Dungeon?

The Wonder Dungeon is one type of Explorer Dungeon. In the future different types of Explorer Dungeons will be released

How Many Different Explorer Dungeons are There?

How Many Different Explorer Dungeons are There?

At the moment there is just the Wonder Dungeon. Over time new dungeons will be released. They will likely have different layouts, enemies, rewards, entry costs and entry requirements.

Tips and Tricks

Don’t go the dungeon unless you think you are strong enough to at least get to the first exit (currently end of level 2 in the Wonder Dungeon). You will waste a dungeon key and mana if you don’t make it at least this far.

102 comments

  1. Is there a certain gem set to use with dungeon gear

  2. Wearing the enquisitor gear for research greatly reduces the requirements needed in dungeon mysteries as well as regular research. Wearing The dungeon gear does not reduce requirements at all.

  3. Explorer crit gems, star shaped. Only ones I’ve seen for dungeon. The fire and jester gems mentioned are for world monsters and as far as I know, have no effect on dungeon monsters.

  4. Under resource tab is where gold is added

  5. Steve J Waddell

    Should be in your resources in your items.

  6. So what gear is best vindicator. Or dungeon gear

    • I use dungeon gear because the accessories have plus 1 room for inventory for each one. Meaning I can bring back 3 more prizes from the dungeon when I exit.

  7. It’s in ur items…under resources

  8. In Rabbit’s Lair, I have received many Gold like (10X Gold, 50X Gold), but I can’t find it anywhere. It doesn’t even add to my gold on the top right. How do I get it?

  9. Crystal Fragments can be bought in packs or recovered while in the dungeon.

  10. How can I obtain crystal fragments?

  11. Maybe because MZ advertises it as a free game.

  12. Spend mana potions on pretty much every attack once you stop getting 4 moves without it. The faster you kill the monsters, the more moves you acquire and the further you can go. I currently only keep crystal fragments in the wonder dungeon and use them to upgrade talents and abilities.

  13. what gems can be used in the dungeon?

  14. Wear your dungeon gear, that reduces time

  15. HOW DO YOU BUY MANA IN THE DUNGEON?

    • Profile photo of MHY

      Once you run out of Mana (you will be in the dungeon), your mana will read zero. When you then click on your mana again you will be taken to where you can buy more. Using gold to purchase.

  16. Mrs Shayne Burch

    Is there gear to reduce the time or cost for doing masteries in regular dungeon?

  17. I bought mana once in the dungeon, but cannot figure out how to do it again. A little help please?

  18. How do you use the nets on the level bosses?
    I have 45 and whenever I try to select it from the buttion next to the mana bottle button I just get a pop up telling me that I have to go to the gold store to buy them – despite on the same pop up it saying that I have 45.

    • Profile photo of MHY

      Firstly I believe that you can not capture monsters down the regular wonder dungeon. You need to go into the World Boss Dungeon. When you get to a Boss in the World Boss Dungeon and have almost killed him the net will highlight next to the magna potion, its at that time you can take a “chance” at capturing him. I have tried many times and wasted many nets and have only caught one. The higher the level monster the harder they are to capture.

  19. If your in dungeon gear, inside the dungeon and your stronghold gets attacked ……. Is that like being heroless for your stronghold?

    • Yes, for the most part. I’ve been told that to u keep some of your hero stats while he/she is out, but your sh is weaker. It’s like having your hero out when you kill monsters. Your upkeep reduction still works while the hero is away. I think other stats will apply at least somewhat.

  20. How do you skill your hero tree for the dungeon? Thanks

  21. I have seen that some people achieve L13, L15 etc. How is this possible? I always have to complete 2 levels at a time in order to find an exit on an even number (i.e. L12, L14). What do I have to do to leave at L15 (when I start to realise that L16 is a non-starter!).

    • Profile photo of MHY

      If you complete level 15 but die or run out of moves in level 16 your hero goes home, however, you are still recorded down as completing level 15. You loose all the goodies you have collected along the way by not exiting the dungeon on the even floor levels, but still get recorded for the completed floors.

  22. Crystal fragments? Where do I get these?

  23. concetta laplante

    You need vindicator gear to really be at your best in the dungeon, however any gear will work. I use Jester and Fire gems as you are only sending your hero and these boost hero attack. You can use a Prophesy gem to double up the one of your preference.
    You need to match your skill so that it works in your favor. Ie: fire dungeon, use waterbolt skill or water dungeon use lightening skill. This will help you tremendously. You will use the specific shards for those types of specific skills and the crytal shards for most talent skills. You can find both in every dungeon but you have to get to the further levels to do so.
    You don’t really start seeing good loot until you get to the 5th or 6th level. I have only been to the 16th floor as the monsters get much, much harder to beat the further you go. I have done this in under a half hour though so I know you can also. Hope this helps.

  24. What gems to use with vindicator gear?

    • concetta laplante

      I use Jester and Fire gems. You are only sending your hero and these boost hero attack. You can use a Prophecy gem in the 4th slot if you have it and double up on one.

    • Profile photo of concettalaplante@yahoo.com

      I use Jester and Fire gems since I am only sending my hero and these give hero attack bonuses. You can put a Prophecy gem into the 4th slot and double up on these as you prefer.

  25. What gems to use for the vindicator gear?

  26. Profile photo of JOHNDOW0

    where are the crystal fragments i’m stucked in l2 and without that no way up. so is this the
    end cause my government does not allow spending foreign currency . what should i do coz im in l21 sh .

  27. its very tedious when you come to a site like this to learn or get some tips and you spend time reading through answers that are filled with ppl whining about the game. Dont play if you hate it. who is forcing you?

  28. What on earth are the water and earth fragments in the dungeon for? I cant uggrade without more crystal fragments, but cant win any from my dungeon visits

  29. i don’t find objects earned in the dunjeon, where are they?

  30. I am having trouble locating my loot once I exit the dungeon.. I have checked my items, and my hero’s equipment.. Is there something I am missing??

  31. Profile photo of zmn892

    Does hero gear make a difference

    • Are you asking about hero gear in the dungeon? Yes, there is specific dungeon gear – Vindicator Gear. Seems like monster gear ought to help you kill monsters anywhere – but not in the dungeon.

  32. Soooo bored with the game…unless I have thousands of $$. Started playing Mobile Strike, more fun, but within a year will be as bad as GOW…

  33. So when I click on these questions, no answers are shown….

  34. This game lags terribly and it’s not my internet not anyone else’s,that have lags

    • Profile photo of concettalaplante@yahoo.com

      Everyone that plays this game has to deal with lagging. It doesn’t matter how good your internet is. There is a LOT, LOT, LOT of people playing this game at any given time and sometimes the server has to work overtime trying to keep us.

  35. Is anyone going to answer the questions ?

  36. Ubet laggy, more so than any other internet apication I resort to including streaming + crashes my iPad Air frequently each session no matter that I reboot it b4 play, close all other apps + dump all GOW emails (oddly my older iPhone 5 is considerably more stable than my Pad)

  37. Is there a way to lessen time of upgrading dungeon.

  38. Is there any gear that reduces dungeon research time?

  39. how many times can i use one key? seems like abit of a swizz to me if its one visit per key as id need to buy a truck load of packages for however many keys i wanted if its 1 key per visit

  40. Seems like bait and switch to me. This is supposed to be a free game but in order to play the dungeon we have to purchase a gold pack to get dungeon keys. Keys should be available for purchase with gold and also awarded in dungeon chests. Like items should also stack in the backpack instead of taking up separate slots.

    • Profile photo of concettalaplante@yahoo.com

      Let me first say: I am a player just like you and I do NOT work for MZ. I have to wonder why you think this is supposed to be a free game. You do not HAVE to spend money to play. You CAN play for free but this is a business like any other it just also happens to be a game. With that said, I agree that there should be some way in addition to buying packs for players to obtain them.

    • This game will drain your account, I have seen it ruin marriages as people lose the ability to balance everyday life and game life. MZ has a great product, but they are ruthless at keeping their revenues excessively high. However, there is a way to play and remain very relative in any Alliance if you invest every month, and that is as a trap. There will always be big spenders who can lead rallies and take wonders, but they need T4 fillers and traps can add crucial points for KvKs. I also think as the Alliance City (aka Death Star) is going to allow for multiple players to join single rallies whether against another Death Star or a single stronghold. I am also expecting to get to the full 50mil troop attack march, more research will be required and special items like special keys etc.

      The three main frustrations I hear everyday are:
      1) Game Lag. it still sucks and in my opinion MZ could upgrade and invest with a better 3rd party service provider.
      2) Speed of new Gear/costs being exorbitant for staying at the top levels. It will take somewhere between $2k and $2.5k alone to go from Hero 60 – 65.
      3) Lack of Kill Events. Lots of ways to fix this whether it be short flash KvKs, unannounced KvKs or marathon KvKs.

      Cheers

  41. When u upgrade the abilities are there ways to have lower research times…aka hero gears? Or something like that

  42. What gear/hero boosts can be used to cut research time for wonder dungeon?

  43. How do i get Master Keystones other than having to buy a pack? I see that upgrading from lvl 14 to 15 i start needing these as well as a ton of keystones. I have played the dungeon a couple of times and the payout doesn’t seem to be worth the risk of having my hero away from my stronghold for that long.

    • Profile photo of MHY

      from what i have been told they are in the dungeon but are found on the hard to get to levels, other than that you would require to buy a pack.

  44. How do I get the crystal fragments needed for the research for the dungeon? I can’t get any farther with research until I acquire some of these.

  45. Would like to see a table of costs and rewards associated with upgrading the dungeon, researching the talents, abilities, etc. I suspect it’s not worth it at this point in time, but I play a turtle account so don’t want to add unnecessary power unless there’s going to be items in there worth pursuing.

    • Profile photo of concettalaplante@yahoo.com

      Dungeon power is relatively small compared to the research power and troop power. I have been a good way down and of course you reap better rewards the further down you go. You can obtain gold, experience points, speeds ups, materials, cores, core pieces, crystal fragments and shards, and even chests in the boss dungeons. Lower levels = lower rewards. the further down you go the better. such as you might get 7 crystal fragments in level 4 and 90 in level 12. Watch out though because the monster get hard to beat after level 10 and if you run out of moves you lose the loot but you keep the experience points and your time.

  46. yep, not working.

  47. Oh god …not sure I can take any more of MZ’s improvements…

  48. How many keystones each upgrade needs? Can you make a table?

  49. Nice start.
    Question: what masteries/abilities are needed to beat a boss?

    • Profile photo of concettalaplante@yahoo.com

      That depends on the boss. If your are entering a fire dungeon than you want to make sure you equip the water bolt skill (talent). If it’s a water dungeon equip a lightening skill. This make your hero tremendously stronger. If you have that right and plenty of moves stacked up you shouldn’t have a problem. You gain 4 moves each monster you beat and lose 1 for each room you enter. If you lose a battle you get kicked out but can recharge and re-enter if you have enough moves. Once you run out of moves you are done.

  50. Hmm. Not working?

  51. FAQ with no links to answers….epic fail

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