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 floors 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 floor 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 floors. Instead, the player must find the doorway that leads to the next floor on each floor. Exit from the dungeon is accomplished by retracing the path through the floors 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 data-sort-value="2500">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). Floor nine always contains a chest. Unlike the Mines or Skull Cavern, the game populates each floor 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 floor 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 floor five, but must start again by entering the cave.

Floor 10

The Forge is located at the end of the Volcano Dungeon. There is a chest containing 1 Prismatic Shard upon the player's first visit, which does not respawn when taken.

There is also an open doorway in the southwest corner 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.


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 Burnt 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

Floor 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 floor has an exit to the volcano's entry in the southwest corner. Players can fish in the magma area to get Lava Eel, Trash, and the painting 'Physics 101'. After achieving Perfection, a secret hat can be obtained by interacting with a red monkey in the Volcano Caldera.

Gated Doors

On some floors in the dungeon, the gateway to the next floor may be blocked behind a gate. 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 floor.

The gate is activated by 1 to 3 pressure pads. Standing on the pad will push it downward making the red dot become a green dot. The player must search for all of these pads throughout the current floor to reach the next floor.

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.


Some floors have islands surrounded by lava. Occasionally pressure pads, treasure chests, or useful mining nodes will spawn on the islands. To reach them, use the watering can to pour water on the lava and create a bridge. Fishing inside the dungeon is not possible.


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 floor 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

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Containers in the Volcano Dungeon always contain either a Dwarvish Sentry or random loot when destroyed. At most one type of item will be dropped by a crate, although one stack may contain multiple items.

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 Animal Cracker.png Golden Animal Cracker 0.15%

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.


Dwarf Shop

On floor 5 of the dungeon, there is a dwarf that runs a small shop and a pool where the Player can refill their Watering Can. Three crates are always present on this floor. Monsters cannot spawn here, but a Dwarvish Sentry can still spawn when a crate is broken. The crate closest to the dwarf always drops a gold quality Magma Cap, assuming it is not empty.

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
The Diamond Hunter.png
The Diamond Hunter All stones have a chance to drop a diamond when mined by hand. Diamond.png Diamond (10) Every day
Cherry Bomb.png
Cherry Bomb Generates a small explosion. Stand back! data-sort-value="300">Gold.png300g Every day
Bomb Generates an explosion. Watch out! data-sort-value="600">Gold.png600g Every day
Mega Bomb.png
Mega Bomb Generates a powerful explosion. Use with extreme caution. data-sort-value="1000">Gold.png1,000g Every day
Roots Platter.png
Roots Platter This'll get you digging for more. data-sort-value="1200">Gold.png1,200g 50%
Super Meal.png
Super Meal It's a really energizing meal. data-sort-value="1200">Gold.png1,200g 50%
Pink Bow.png
Pink Bow This huge bow makes quite a statement! data-sort-value="10000">Gold.png10,000g Every day[1]
Warp Totem Island.png
Warp Totem: Island Recipe A recipe to make Warp Totem: Island data-sort-value="10000">Gold.png10,000g Every day (until purchased)
Ginger Ale.png
Ginger Ale Recipe A recipe to make Ginger Ale data-sort-value="1000">Gold.png1,000g Every day (until purchased)


  • No mail is generated when a player passes out at 2AM in the Volcano Dungeon.
  • Sometimes, on Mondays, the chest containing a Prismatic Shard will respawn, allowing the player to obtain multiple Prismatic Shards easily through this method.


  1. See Content\Data\Shops.xnb, ID "VolcanoShop" in the game code.


  • 1.5: Introduced.
  • 1.6: Added The Diamond Hunter book to shop inventory. Chance for Pink Bow to appear in Dwarf Shop's stock increased from 25% to 100%.