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Minecraft Dungeons unique items guide: how to get the best gear

Getting the rarest gear

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Dungeon crawlers like Minecraft Dungeons have a big focus on getting the best gear available. In this game, the most sought after gear are the unique items, which give you additional abilities in addition to their regular weapon type stats.

Minecraft Dungeons unique items guide

To explain what unique items are in Minecraft Dungeons, we will first need to explain how item rarity works in the game. After that we can get onto the tasty main course that is the full list of Minecraft Dungeons unique items available in the game. This includes unique items found in levels on Adventurer difficulty.

Minecraft Dungeons rarity list

Whether they are weapons, armour, or even artefacts, all items have a rarity assigned to them. Rarity indicates the quality of the item that you have picked up, but the only meaningful difference between common and rate items are the amount of emeralds you get for salvaging them. There are more efficient ways to get emeralds though, so check out our Minecraft Dungeons emeralds for more on that.

Below are all of the known item rarities in Minecraft Dungeons: 

  • Common: White
  • Rare: Turquoise
  • Unique: Orange

Minecraft Dungeons unique items list

Now that I’ve explained what rarity is, let’s talk about unique items. These are the best types of gear to find in the game and the ones that will likely be the most sought after. You can find unique items at any point in the game as random drops from defeating enemies or as rewards for opening chests.

They’re variations on regular weapons and armour, so you will see the same stats in the inventory screen as you would if you picked up a standard version of the same weapon. The only difference is that unique items have an additional ability.

For example, if you picked up a Diamond Pickaxe, it will have the same base stats as a regular pickaxe of the same power level, but it will also have the ability to find more emeralds. The list below contains all of the unique items in Minecraft Dungeons discovered so far, and will include all the unique effects.

Unique item Unique item gear type Unique item effect
Bonebow Bow (Ranged) Arrows grow in size
Bow of Lost Souls Soulbow (Ranged) Chance for Multishot
Broadsword Claymore (Melee) Extra damage
Butterfly Crossbow Rapid Fire Crossbow (Ranged) Shoot two enemies at once
Cave Crawler Armour +50% artefact damage
Dancer's Sword Cutlass (Melee) Increased attack speed.
Diamond Pickaxe Pickaxe (Melee) Finds more emeralds
Diamond Sword Sword (Melee) Extra damage
Doom Crossbow Heavy Crossbow (Ranged) Additional Knockback
Elite Power Bow Powerbow (Ranged) Greater damage
Eternal Knife Soul Knife (Melee) Chance to gain Souls
Fangs of Frost Daggers (Melee) Slows mobs
Feral Soul Crossbow Soul Crossbow (Ranged) Souls Critical Boost
Firebrand Axe (Melee) Burns mobs
Flail Mace (Melee) Binds and Chains enemies
Fox Armor Armour 30% chance to negate hits
Grave Bane Glaive (Melee) Extra damage to Undead
Guardian Bow Bow (Ranged) Super charged arrows
Hammer of Gravity Great Hammer (Melee) Pulls in enemies
Hawkbrand Sword (Melee) Increases critical hit chance
Heartstealer Claymore (Melee) Leeches health from mobs
Highland Armor Armour Gains speed after dodge
Highland Axe Axe (Melee) Stuns mobs
Imploding Crossbow Exploding Crossbow (Ranged) Pulls in enemies
Lightning Harp Crossbow Scatter Crossbow (Ranged) Chance to ricochet
Master's Bow Hunting Bow (Ranged) Extra damage dealt
Nightmare's Bite Sickle (Melee) Spawns poison clouds
Red Snake Longbow (Ranged) Chance for arrows to explode
Spider Armour Armour 3% life steal aura
Sun's Grace Mace (Melee) Heals allies in the area
The Green Menace Trickbow (Ranged) Spawns poison clouds
The Last Laugh Sickle (Melee) Mobs drop more emeralds
The Pink Scoundrel Bow (Ranged) Chance to enrage mobs
The Slicer Crossbow (Ranged) Chance to fire piercing bolts
Twin Bow Bow (Ranged) Shoots two enemies at once
Venom Glaive Glaive (Melee) Spawns poison clouds
Voidcaller Heavy Crossbow (Ranged) Pulls in enemies

Minecraft Dungeons unique items

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