Volcano Dungeon

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Volcano Dungeon's Entryway

The Volcano Dungeon is located inside the volcano at the north end of Ginger Island, accessed through a large cave on the south side of the volcano. The Dungeon consists of ten levels through which the player must proceed in sequence to reach the Forge, thereby "completing" the dungeon.

Entering the cave, the player faces a lava river, across which lies the Volcano Dungeon. On the west side of the entryway is a pool of water. On its east side is a gate, initially locked, with a button on the floor to the south through the gate, out of reach.

To cross the lava river and enter the dungeon, pour water on it with the watering can, creating a pathway to walk on. A steel (or higher) watering can is able to cover 5 squares in line, enough to build a bridge with a single tool use. The path remains for the length of the day, but disappears every night. After the player completes the dungeon, a parrot offers to build a permanent bridge in exchange for 5 Golden Walnuts.

Once across the lava river, the player can proceed north through the doorway to enter the first level of the dungeon.

Passage Through the Dungeon

Unlike the Skull Cavern or the Mines, the Volcano Dungeon does not have ladders for instant exits or descent through levels. Instead, the player must find in each level the doorway that leads to the next level. Exit from the dungeon is accomplished by retracing the path through the levels and up to the cave's entryway, except by means of Warp Totems or Return Scepter. A player who passes out at 2AM in the Volcano Dungeon awakens the next day in the Island Farmhouse and the game deducts Gold.png2,500g from available funds.

Within the dungeon, the player will encounter a variety of monsters, and may find Mystic Stones or other mining nodes that yield Cinder Shards, gems, or ores (including iridium). Level nine always contains a chest. Unlike the Mines or Skull Cavern, the game populates each level with these items only once each day. Leaving and reentering the dungeon does not cause re-spawning on the same day.

Once the parrot appears on level five, it can create a special dungeon exit (hole in the floor) for 5 Golden Walnuts. This exit takes the player outside to the east side of the volcano, next to the Parrot Express. Once outside, the player cannot reenter at level five, but must start again by entering the cave.

There is also an open doorway in the southwest corner of level ten that takes the player back to the far side of the gate at the entryway to the cave. Once there, the player must step on the button on the floor to permanently open the entryway gate, allowing passage in either direction thereafter. Thus, completing the dungeon permits direct access to the Forge.

Monsters

The volcano dungeon holds a unique set of Monsters.

Image Monster HP Damage Notes
Dwarvish Sentry.png
Dwarvish Sentry 300 18 Has a chance to spawn when a crate is broken. May drop gems on death.
False Magma Cap.png
False Magma Cap 290 15 Replicates the rock crab's behavior. Almost always drops a Magma Cap on death, and can occasionally drop Cinder Shards.
Hot Head.png
Hot Head 215 18 At low HP or death, it becomes a bomb that will explode quickly. May drop Solar Essence on death.
Lava Lurk.png
Lava Lurk 220 15 Shoots 4 fireballs that will travel through walls. May drop Bone Fragment or Dragon Tooth on death. Possible to kill when the Lava Lurk is within two spaces of the edge of the lava pool.
Magma Sprite.png
Magma Sprite 220 15 May drop Cinder Shard on death.
Magma Sparker.png
Magma Sparker 310 15 Can inflict Burn debuff on player. May drop Cinder Shard on death.
Magma Duggy.png
Magma Duggy 380 16 May drop Taro Tuber, Cinder Shard, or Mega Bomb on death.
Tiger Slime.png
Tiger Slime 415 23 May drop Tiger Hat, Ginger, Taro Tuber, Pineapple Seeds, or Mango Sapling on death.

Special Floors

Volcano Caldera

Level 10 of the dungeon contains the Forge. Players can pay Cinder Shards to use various gems on their weapons and equipment, giving enhancements and enchantments. This level has an exit to the volcano's entry in the southwest corner. Players can fish in the magma area, to get items such as Lava Eel, fishing junk, and the painting 'Physics 101'. After achieving 100% Perfection, a secret hat can be obtained.

Gated Doors

On some floors in the dungeon, the gateway to the next level may be blocked by a fence. The gate has small colored dots to indicate the state of the locks that control its opening: red for locked, green for unlocked. The gate opens once all dots are green, and the player can then move to the next level.

Each red dot can be toggled to green by stepping on its corresponding floor button, pressing it downward. The player must search for these buttons throughout the current level to open the way to the next.

Mushroom Floors

A mushroom floor.

In the Volcano Dungeon, mushroom floors are filled with Magma Caps and False Magma Caps, which will come to life and attack the player when they are close by. There are also mushroom husks that can be cut through like grass.

Islands

Some floors have islands surrounded by lava. Occasionally the buttons, treasure chests, or useful mining nodes will spawn on the islands. To reach them, the player simply uses their watering can to pour water on the lava and create a bridge the same way they did to gain access to the dungeon. Fishing inside the dungeon is not possible.

Treasure

There are two types of treasure chests that can spawn randomly, common and rare. The chance for a chest to be rare is significantly higher on the 9th level and is also affected by Luck.

Common Chests

A common chest
Image Name Description Quantity Chance
Cinder Shard.png
Cinder Shard You can feel a warm glow from within this stone. 1 1/7*
Golden Coconut.png
Golden Coconut This is one tough nut to crack, but a professional might be able to break it open. 1 1/7*
Taro Tuber.png
Taro Tuber Plant these in warm weather. Takes 10 days to mature. Grows faster if planted near a body of water. 8 1/7*
Pineapple Seeds.png
Pineapple Seeds Plant these in warm weather. Takes 14 days to mature, and keeps producing fruit after that. 5 1/7*
Protection Ring.png
Protection Ring Stay invincible for a little while longer after taking damage. 1 1/7*
Soul Sapper Ring.png
Soul Sapper Ring Gain a little bit of energy every time you slay a monster. 1 1/7*
Dwarf Sword.png
Dwarf Sword It's ancient, but the blade never dulls. 1 1/21*
Dwarf Hammer.png
Dwarf Hammer It emits a very faint whirring sound. 1 1/21*
Dwarf Dagger.png
Dwarf Dagger It's ancient, but the blade never dulls. 1 1/21*

Rare Chests

A rare chest
Image Name Description Quantity Chance
Cinder Shard.png
Cinder Shard You can feel a warm glow from within this stone. 10 1/9*
Mermaid Boots.png
Mermaid Boots Mermaid scales gives these boots a protective aura. 1 1/9*
Dragonscale Boots.png
Dragonscale Boots These shimmering boots are extremely tough. 1 1/9*
Golden Coconut.png
Golden Coconut This is one tough nut to crack, but a professional might be able to break it open. 3 1/9*
Phoenix Ring.png
Phoenix Ring Once a day, regain some health after being knocked out in combat. 1 1/9*
Hot Java Ring.png
Hot Java Ring Greatly increases your chance to find coffee drinks when slaying monsters. 1 1/9*
Deluxe Pirate Hat.png
Deluxe Pirate Hat Only the most infamous pirate could pull off this look. 1 1/9*
Ostrich Egg.png
Ostrich Egg It may be the world's largest egg. 1 1/9*
Dragontooth Cutlass.png
Dragontooth Cutlass The blade was forged from a magical tooth. 1 1/27*
Dragontooth Club.png
Dragontooth Club This club was crafted from a magical tooth. 1 1/27*
Dragontooth Shiv.png
Dragontooth Shiv The blade was forged from a magical tooth. 1 1/27*

*It is impossible to get a Golden Coconut from either chest before one is cracked. Therefore, the probability of other loot before it is cracked is 1/6 for items and 1/18 for the weapons in the common chests, while in rare chests it is 1/8 for items and 1/24 for weapons.

Metal Crates

Containers in the Volcano Dungeon always contain either a Dwarvish Sentry or random loot when destroyed. At most one item will be dropped by a crate, although multiple copies of that item are possible. The northern-most metal crate in the Shop on Level 5 always contains a gold quality Magma Cap.

Content Chance
Dwarvish Sentry.png Dwarvish Sentry 23.57%
Golden Walnut.png Golden Walnut (limited) 10%
Amethyst.png Amethyst 8.57%
Coal.png Coal (1-2) 8.57%
Copper Ore.png Copper Ore (2-5) 8.57%
Gold Ore.png Gold Ore (1-3) 8.57%
Hardwood.png Hardwood (2-5) 8.57%
Iron Ore.png Iron Ore (2-5) 8.57%
Omni Geode.png Omni Geode (1-2) 4.11%
Cave Carrot.png Cave Carrot (1-2) 3%
Emerald.png Emerald 3%
Ruby.png Ruby 3%
Topaz.png Topaz 3%
Cinder Shard.png Cinder Shard 1.11%
Curiosity Lure.png Curiosity Lure 1.11%
Diamond.png Diamond 1.11%
Iridium Ore.png Iridium Ore 1.11%
Pineapple Seeds.png Pineapple Seeds (1-2) 1.11%
Taro Tuber.png Taro Tuber (1-3) 1.11%
Warp Totem Farm.png Warp Totem: Farm 1.11%
Warp Totem Island.png Warp Totem: Island 1.11%

Golden Walnuts

Up to 17 Golden Walnuts can be obtained by mining or killing monsters in the Volcano Dungeon. In particular:

  • Up to 5 Golden Walnuts can be obtained by breaking rocks.
  • Up to 5 Golden Walnuts can be obtained by killing enemies.
  • Up to 5 Golden Walnuts can be obtained by breaking metal crates.
  • Up to 1 Golden Walnut can be obtained by opening a common chest.
  • Up to 1 Golden Walnut can be obtained by opening a rare chest.

Shop

Dwarf Shop

On level 5 of the dungeon, there is a dwarf that runs a small shop, as well as a pool where the player can refill the watering can. Three crates are always present on this level. Breaking them may spawn a Dwarvish Sentry, just like on any other level. The crate closest to the dwarf always drops a gold quality Magma Cap.

It is not possible to trade with the dwarf without having the Dwarvish Translation Guide.

In addition to the standard stock, the shop also offers one of two Food items every day.

Image Name Description Price Day Sold/Chance of being sold
Cinderclown Shoes.png
Cinderclown Shoes These magic shoes belonged to a famous Dwarvish jester. Cinder Shard.png Cinder Shard (100) Every day
Cherry Bomb.png
Cherry Bomb Generates a small explosion. Stand back! Gold.png300g Every day
Bomb.png
Bomb Generates an explosion. Watch out! Gold.png600g Every day
Mega Bomb.png
Mega Bomb Generates a powerful explosion. Use with extreme caution. Gold.png1,000g Every day
Roots Platter.png
Roots Platter This'll get you digging for more. Gold.png1,200g 50%
Super Meal.png
Super Meal It's a really energizing meal. Gold.png1,200g 50%
Pink Bow.png
Pink Bow This huge bow makes quite a statement! Gold.png10,000g 25%
Warp Totem Island.png
Recipe Overlay.png
Warp Totem: Island Recipe A recipe to make Warp Totem: Island Gold.png10,000g Every day (until purchased)
Ginger Ale.png
Recipe Overlay.png
Ginger Ale Recipe A recipe to make Ginger Ale Gold.png1,000g Every day (until purchased)

Bugs

  • No mail is generated when a player passes out at 2AM in the Volcano Dungeon.

History

  • 1.5: Introduced.