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Best Weapons in Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft Dungeons is the new dungeon crawler from Mojang Studios set in the Minecraft universe. If you want to defeat the Arch-Illager, you’re going to need to get your hands on some of the best weapons in Minecraft Dungeons. There are many different weapon types, including armor, melee weapons, and ranged weapons. In this guide, we’ll give you a rundown of the best items in Minecraft Dungeons.

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How to get the Best Unique Weapons in Minecraft Dungeons

Unique items in Minecraft Dungeons come with one or two enchantments naturally active on them. You can also put additional enchantments on top of them, which makes them far superior to common and most rare items. Legendary weapons are not necessarily the highest damage items, but they are the coolest looking.

Unique weapons can be found in three different ways. First, you can get them randomly in the world from killing enemies. Each enemy has a small percent chance to drop an item and an even smaller chance that the item is unique. These items can also be found inside chests scattered throughout the levels. This includes the last chest you get for completing each level after the victory screen.

Lastly, you can gamble for unique items from the Blacksmith in town in exchange for Emeralds. For me, this has been the biggest source of unique items. The chance you gamble one of the best unique items in Minecraft Dungeons is low, but you never know how lucky you might get.

Best Melee Weapons in Minecraft Dungeons

  • Heartstealer
  • Grave Bane
  • Eternal Knife


The Heartstealer is a unique claymore and one of the highest damaging weapons in the game. It is slow, so you may want to equip some items to increase your attack speed to compensate. Either way, the Heartstealer has built-in life-leeching modifiers, meaning you gain health whenever you defeat an enemy.

Try using an item like the Death Cap Mushroom artifact for some additional attack speed, and you will be unstoppable.

Best Weapons in Minecraft Dungeons Heartstealer

Grave Bane

This unique glaive weapon deals a ton of base damage, with extra damage to Undead. The range on it is longer than most melee weapons, making it very useful, especially on levels with skeletons and zombies.

Best Weapons in Minecraft Dungeons Grave Bane

Eternal Knife

  • Chance to Gain Souls
  • Thrust Attack
  • +2 Soul Gathering

The Eternal Knife is one of the ultimate weapons if you’re running a soul gathering build. It naturally has a chance to gain souls and +2 soul gathering, with a long reach. Base damage is also very high, meaning you can clear levels using just this weapon. Overall, a very strong weapon in the game.

Best Weapons in Minecraft Dungeons Eternal Knife

Best Ranged Weapons in Minecraft Dungeons

  • Hunter’s Promise
  • Bonebow
  • Butterfly Crossbow

Hunter’s Promise

Hunter’s Promise is a unique bow with an ability that regenerates arrows. Running out of arrows in combat can result in a dangerous situation. This bow has a chance to regenerate your ammo. It also increases your target damage by having your pet attack the targeted mobs. It’s one of the best bows in the game for many situations.

Best Weapons in Minecraft Dungeons Hunter's Promise


The Bonebow is a unique bow that comes with Growing Enchantment. Its unique ability causes the arrows to grow in size the longer you charge them, making a larger area of effect and more damage.

Best Weapons in Minecraft Dungeons Bonebow

Butterfly Crossbow

Another good Crossbow is the Butterfly. It has the fastest fire rate of any bow and shoots two enemies at the same time with no damage penalty. You may have an issue running out of arrows, but everyone should be long gone by then.

Best Weapons in Minecraft Dungeons Butterfly Crossbow

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About the author

Cole Andrews

Cole is a lifelong PC gamer who loves FPS, RPG, and MMO games. The first PC game that got him hooked was the Counter-Strike beta in 1999. He has thousands of hours in all of the old-school Blizzard games like Starcraft, Warcraft, and Diablo.

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