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Desert Dungeon is one of the Dungeons in the game Moonlighter. It is the third Dungeon.

This dungeon contains three floors followed by the Desert Guardian boss fight. Once the Desert Guardian has been defeated for the first time, the Tech Dungeon will be opened to the player.

Occasionally, a single room of the Tech Dungeon may spawn, allowing players to collect some higher valued items.


Appearance Monster Description Dungeon Desert Drops
Baby Fire Slime.png Baby Fire Slime Desert Rich Jelly, Fire Jelly
Bard Puppet.png Bard Puppet Desert Bard Puppet Egg, Fire Gem, Flammable Dust, Diamagnetic Sand
Cloth Tangle.png Cloth Tangle A variation of the Tangle wearing a piece of Fireproof Cloth over its body. Desert Fireproof Cloth, Flammable Dust, Diamagnetic Sand
Corrupted Hexa.png Corrupted Hexa A flying box that warps Desert Desert Steel Ingot, Chilled Lava, Fire Gem, Fireproof Cloth
Fire Puppet.png Fire Puppet Desert Fire Gem, Diamagnetic Sand, Flammable Dust, Fireproof Cloth
Fire Slime.png Fire Slime A large slime that can engulf you. Desert Rich Jelly, Fire Jelly
Gold Mimic.png Gold Mimic A mimic that pretends to be a Gold Chest until you approach it or attack it. All Mimic Egg, HP Potion III
Hexa.png Hexa Desert Chilled Lava, Fireproof Cloth, Thermo Magnetic Engine, Desert Steel Sheet, Magnetite
Iron Mimic.png Iron Mimic A mimic that pretends to be a Iron Chest until you approach it or attack it. All Mimic Egg, HP Potion III, Thermo Magnetic Engine, Desert Steel Ingot
Katamari Golem.png Katamari Golem A giant rolling golem that resembles a stone soccer ball. Desert Desert Steel Sheet, Magnetic Core, Magnetite, Insulating Dust
Lava Catapult.png Lava Catapult A dodecahedron that moves surprisingly fast and can open up to shoot globs of lava. Desert Magnetic Core, Magnetite, Volcanic Stone, Desert Steel Sheet
Magician Puppet.png Magician Puppet Desert Fire Gem, Desert Rope, Flammable Dust, Diamagnetic Sand
Mother Golem.png Mother Golem Desert Mother Golem Egg, Volcanic Stone
Naja.png Naja A giant stone "snake" with a pointed head and a segmented body. Desert High Levitation Core, Naja Jottings, Desert History I, Desert History II, Desert History III
Patrol Golem.png Patrol Golem Desert Desert Steel Sheet, Volcanic Stone, Magnetic Core, Magnetite, Empowering Crystal
Wanderer.png Wanderer A large green ghost with a single, bright orange eye. All
Wood Mimic.png Wood Mimic A mimic that pretends to be a Wood Chest until you approach it or attack it. All Mimic Egg, HP Potion III


In the Desert Dungeon, there are a couple of ways to learn about the Dungeons and how they came about or what can be found in them. One is through logs found at the Hot Springs that are usually one or two levels behind the mini-boss fought to go up another level. The other is through Crazy Pete's notes found at his campsites, where he jotted down information he found out whilst adventuring before his death.

Hot Spring Logs[]

Data Entry 103 - The recent store shortages are no longer considered errors in keeping. Materials and various tools are actually vanishing on a daily basis. A guard program is being created to keep an eye out for the intruders.
~ Hot Spring Logs, Floor 1

Data Entry 125 - According to this month's report, the most valuable items are being left untouched in our warehouses. Only tools used to build our autonomous guard bodies are taken.
~ Hot Spring Logs, Floor 2

Data Entry 196 - These damned thieves are really efficient. The second a room is left unmanned, it is pillaged. Only our autonomous units can remain to guard our wares!
~ Hot Spring Logs, Floor 3

Crazy Pete's Notes[]

Oh my... I can now confirm that at the bottom of every Dungeon is a GIANT beast. I WOULD like to spend further time looking into whatever they may be guarding, but something else caught my eye today. I witnessed a new creature near the aforementioned colossus. It was not concerned with me, so it wasn't a Guard. It was a smaller... orange variant of the green monster... The one that occasionally chases me if I spend too much time in a Dungeon. Which deserves more attention honestly. Why is THAT thing around? But this small Orange Creature... It wasn't guarding treasure... and was completely oblivious of me... What was it doing down here?
~ Crazy Pete, Desert Notebook
One thing is clear! These Dungeons are arranged to assist in the ransacking of them. But there is a glitch in the system, an... anomaly working against their design. The Guards. They work autonomously, without thought. Their only concern, the defence of the treasures in the Dungeon. Which seems in direct conflict with the Dungeon's sole purpose. I'd wager whatever places the Guards here... is separate from what forms the Dungeons...
~ Crazy Pete, Desert Notebook
Further separation between the original Dungeon divers has occured. The divide is clear. The divide is distinct. On one side you have the adrenaline fueled, glory seeking danger junkies. This group calls themselves Heroes. On the other side you have the Merchants. These responsible ones view Dungeon diving as a job. Less about the glory, more about finding the most valuable item and... GETTING OUT OF THERE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE! At which point they set up shop in town with their new goodies for sale. One is possibly "braver" than the other. The other possibly more "intelligent". But I'll just let you come to your own conclusion on this one.
~ Crazy Pete, Desert Notebook

Related achievements[]

Icon Name Description
Desert Apasionate.jpg Desert Apasionate Arrive to the third floor of the Desert Dungeon 10 times
Rage against the Desert.jpg Rage against the Desert Kill Desert Enemies 1000 Times
Archeologist.jpg Archeologist Read all Crazy Pete's notes
Special Place.jpg Special Place Arrive at Crazy Pete's Special Place

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