Minecraft Dungeons:Highblock Halls
|This is a level in Minecraft Dungeons|
The Highblock Halls, also known as Highblock Castle, is the ninth location in Minecraft Dungeons. It grants access to the secret level Underhalls, which is possible to find at the end of the starting hallway below some stairs. It was originally known as Highblock Keep[verify]. It is unlocked after the player beats Fiery Forge and Desert Temple.
The Highblock Halls is a large castle built by the Arch-Illager's army upon a lone mountain covered in storm clouds. Within its interior, many of the hallways are seen decorated with suits of armor, banners, various fancy furniture, and other adornments such as chandeliers and rugs. The castle also contains a library, a large courtyard area full of undead mobs and some market stalls, a dining room and kitchen where Vindicator Chefs cook meals, and a large throne room where the Arch-Illager resides with a large door leading directly to the roof of the castle. Illagers patrol the entire castle, and statues can be seen throughout the level. Shields are hung up on some walls, with swords sometimes crossing them. It is one of the few places where Royal Guards can naturally spawn.
The Highblock Castle is the abode of the Arch-Illager. This mission takes place in the main halls of the formidable Highblock Keep, acting as a final refuge for the Arch-Illager. The halls are full of statues of Arch-Illager riding dragons, fine furnishings, and decorative windows. There are symbols of the diminutive despot, the Arch-Illager's reign of terror hanging from the walls.
The keep is highly protected by the Illager's Royal Guard who are strong and loyal. The castle is full of all variants of Illager except Geomancers, Iceologers and Illusioners. They range from lowly Pillagers and Vindicators to the armored Royal Guards. There are also Wraiths that lie around in the hall causing inferno.
Highblock Keep is filled to the brim with plush rugs, luxurious chandeliers, and all manners of delicious food as the Illagers are having a party. This gives the heroes an opportunity to spoil the Illager's plans. Somewhere in the middle of the level, the heroes find a small open-air courtyard crawling with zombies, skeletons and spiders. The Key Golem is needed in order to unlock the gate that leads back into the halls. There is a well on one side of the courtyard which has a shortcut to the area but always spawns an Evoker miniboss that leads to where you have to destroy the buffet.
After entering the halls, there are Vindicator Chefs near the buffet tables. Destroying one of the several buffet tables prevents the Illagers from regaining their strength. Other than that, the heroes are also rewarded with a cascade of Emeralds each time they destroy one. Once the heroes arrive at the grand throne, the Arch-Illager appears, summoning waves of Illagers and Wraiths before fleeing.
After the player defeats all the waves, a hallway behind the grand throne appears and leads onward into the Obsidian Pinnacle, where the player continues to pursue the Arch-Illager.
|Vindicator Chef||In kitchen[note 1]||In kitchen[note 1]||In kitchen[note 1]|
|Vex||Summoned[note 2]||Summoned[note 2]||Summoned[note 2]|
|Zombie||Outside[note 3]||Outside[note 3]||Outside[note 3]|
|Armored Zombie||Outside[note 3]||Outside[note 3]||Outside[note 3]|
|Skeleton||Outside[note 3]||Outside[note 3]||Outside[note 3]|
|Armored Skeleton||Outside[note 3]||Outside[note 3]||Outside[note 3]|
|Spider||Outside[note 3]||Outside[note 3]||Outside[note 3]|
- Spawn in kitchen only
- Summoned by Evoker
- Only appear at outside and underground well
|Rapier||Daily Trials Only||Daily Trials Only||Daily Trials Only|
|Death Cap Mushroom||Yes||Yes||Yes|
- The shortcut leading to the buffet tables is similar to the Slimy Sewers, a cut level where the player infiltrates the castle through its sewer system.