What do I need to know about dungeons?
Discovering a dungeon in Minecraft for the first time leads to a lot of questions. You can see a chest or two, but there seems to be an endless supply of monsters headed your way. To help you conquer the dungeon and loot the treasure, here are five things you need to know before you go exploring!
What are dungeons?
Dungeons are naturally occurring areas that are found underground in the Overworld. They are either 5×5, 7×7, or 5×7 blocks in size, and are generally made up of cobblestone and mossy cobblestone.
In the center of a dungeon is a monster spawner that spits out either zombies, skeletons, or spiders when you enter within a 16-block radius. A new monster will spawn, on average, about every 25 seconds, but can spawn as quickly as every 10 seconds.
Within a dungeon you will also find up to two treasure chests — you will rarely find a dungeon without a treasure chest, but it happens sometimes.