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

Getting the rarest gear

When slashing your way through action RPGs like Minecraft Dungeons, you'll always be on the lookout for a new gear. The best toys that are available for your hero are the unique items that shine a glorious orange, sought after because of the additional abilities they give you.

After the full list of Minecraft Dungeons unique items, we will explain just what exactly unique items are and what rarities actually mean.

Our list also includes unique items found in levels on Adventurer and Apocalypse difficulty, as well as every single unique item in the DLC packs.

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Minecraft Dungeons unique items list

Unique items are the best gear you can find in the game. They can be found either as random drops from defeating enemies, as rewards for opening chests, or randomly appearing when purchasing an item from the merchant at the camp.

But what are unique weapons? Well they're variations on the regular weapons and armor you can find, having similar stats if you compare them to the common and rare versions.

In fact, the only difference is that unique items have an additional ability, but they're usually abilities that can make up the missing piece of a build (our Minecraft Dungeons best builds guide has some ideas for that). For example, a level 8 Diamond Pickaxe has the same base stats, including damage, as a level 8 common Pickaxe; it just also happens to have 89ithe 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 melee weapons

Melee weaponBase weapon typePerk 1Perk 2Perk 3
BroadswordClaymorePowerful pushbackExtra damage
Cursed AxeDouble AxeSpin attackDefeated mobs explode
Dancer's SwordCutlassReliable comboIncreased attack speed.
Dark KatanaSwordExtra damage to Undead
Diamond SwordSwordExtra Damage
Diamond PickaxePickaxeFinds more emeralds
Eternal KnifeSoul KnifeThrust Attack+2 Soul GatheringChance to gain Souls
Fangs of FrostDaggersDual WieldSlows mobs
Fighter's BindingsGauntletsBoosts attack speedTurbo punches
FirebrandAxeBurns mobsSpin attack move
FlailMaceBinds and Chains enemies
Fortune SpearSpearLong melee reachDrops more consumables
Frost ScytheSoul Scythe+2 Soul GatheringSlows mobs
Grave BaneGlaiveLonger melee reachExtra damage to Undead
Hammer of GravityGreat HammerPulls in enemiesGreat Splash
HawkbrandSwordIncreased critical hit chance
HeartstealerClaymorePowerful pushbackLeeches health from mobs
Jailor's ScytheSoul Scythe+2 Soul GatheringBinds and chains enemies
Master's KatanaSwordIncreases critical hit chance
MaulersGauntletsRelentless comboIncreases attack speed
Moon DaggersDaggersDual WieldSouls Critical Boost
Nameless BladeCutlassReliable comboWeakens enemy attacks
Nightmare's BiteSicklesDual WieldSpawns poison clouds
Soul FistsGauntletsRelentless comboSouls Critical Boost+2 Soul Gathering
StormlanderGreat HammerGreat SplashFires Lightning Bolts
Sun's GraceMaceHeals allies in the area
The Last LaughSicklesDual wieldMobs drop more emeralds
Truth SeekerSoul KnifeThrust attack+2 Soul GatheringIncreased damage to wounded mobs
Venom GlaiveGlaiveLonger melee reachSpawns poison clouds
WhirlwindAxeSpin attackCasts shockwaves
Whispering SpearSpearLong melee reachSometimes strikes twice
Battlestaff of Terror DLCBattlestaffDefeated mobs explodeStylish combo
Growing Staff DLCBattlestaffIncreased damage to wounded mobsStylish combo
Vine Whip DLCWhipInflicts poisonLonger melee reach

Unique ranged weapons

Ranged weaponBase weapon typePerk 1Perk 2
Auto CrossbowRapidfire CrossbowHigh FirerateFirerate increases upon firing
Azure SeekerCrossbowFaster projectilesIncreased firerate
BonebowBowArrows grow size
Bow of Lost SoulsSoulbow+2 Soul GatheringChance for Multishot
Butterfly CrossbowRapid Fire CrossbowHigh FirerateShoot two enemies at once.
Doom CrossbowHeavy CrossbowPowerful shotsAdditional knockback
Elite Power BowPower BowStrong charged attacksGreater damage
Feral Soul CrossbowSoul CrossbowSouls critical boost+2 Soul Gathering
Firebolt ThrowerExploding CrossbowExplodes on impactChance of Chain Reaction
Guardian BowPower BowStrong charged attacksSuper charged arrows
Harp CrossbowScatter CrossbowEven more projectiles
Hunter's PromiseHunting BowPets attack targeted mobsChance to regain arrows
Imploding CrossbowExploding CrossbowExplodes on impactPulls in enemies
Lightning Harp CrossbowScatter CrossbowChance to ricochetMultiple projectiles (3)
Master's BowHunting BowPets attack targeted mobsExtra damage dealt
Mechanical ShortbowShortbowAccelerated Fire Rate
Nocturnal BowSoulbow+2 Soul GatheringSteals speed
Purple StormBowIncreased fire rate
Red SnakeLongbowStrong charged attacksChance for arrows to explode
SabrewingPower BowStrong charged attacksHeals allies in the area
Slayer CrossbowHeavy CrossbowPowerful shotsChance to ricochet
The Green MenaceTrickbowHits multiple targetsSpawns poison clouds
The Pink ScoundrelTrickbowHits multiple targetsChance to enrage mobs
The SlicerCrossbowFaster projectilesChance to fire piercing bolts
Twin BowBowShoots two enemies at once
VoidcallerSoul CrossbowPulls enemies in+2 Soul Gathering
Baby Crossbows DLCDual CrossbowsArrows grow sizeDouble projectiles
Spellbound Crossbows DLCDual CrossbowsStrong vs Enchanted mobsDouble projectiles

Unique armor

ArmorArmor typePerk 1Perk 2Perk 3Perk 4
Mystery ArmorMystery Armor10% damage reduction-40% potion cooldown
Archer's ArmorHunter's Armor+15% movespeed aura+10 arrows per bundle+30% ranged damage
Battle RobeBattle Robe-25% artefact cooldown+30% melee damage
Cave CrawlerSpelunker Armor+20% weapon damage boost auraGives you a pet bat+50% artefact damage
Ember RobeEvocation Robe-25% artefact cooldown+15% move speed auraBurns nearby enemies
Fox ArmorWolf Armor30% chance to negate hits (Unique)+20% weapon damage boost auraHealth potions heal nearby allies
Frost BitePhantom Armor+30% ranged damage+100% souls gatheredSpawns a snowy companion
Full Metal ArmorPlate Armor30% chance to negate hits35% damage reduction100% longer roll cooldown+30% melee damage
Highland ArmorScale Armor+30% melee damage35% damage reductionGains speed after dodge
Souldancer RobeSoul Robe+100% souls gathered+50% artefact damage30% chance to negate hits
Spider ArmorThief Armor+25% melee attack speed3% life steal aura
Splendid RobeBattle Robe-25% artefact cooldown+30% melee damage+50% artefact damage
Stalwart ArmorReinforced Armor35% damage reduction30% chance to negate hits100% longer roll cooldownPotion use boosts defence
Wither ArmorDark Armor35% damage reduction+100% souls gathered3% life steal aura
Shadow Walker DLCOcelot ArmorBrief invulnerability when rolling50% faster roll35% damage reduction

Minecraft Dungeons rarities

Whether they are weapons, armour, or even artifacts, 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. Levels do not affect your likelihood of getting different rarities, so you can find unique weapons and armor at lower levels.

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

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

Selling looted weapons and armor is one of the most efficient ways to get more emeralds, but there are other methods that are better for farming emeralds early on. Check out our Minecraft Dungeons emeralds for more on that.

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