Dungeons are Instances in TSW meant for groups. In fact, trying to enter a dungeon with a group of less than 5 people will generate a warning box on your screen. However, the warning box is just a reminder that dungeons are meant for a full group, and it will not prevent you from going in with a smaller group (or even solo).
Each dungeon has 3 three versions (referred to as "Modes") available to it (although not all 3 for all dungeons have been implemented yet).
- Normal - This is the base version, and is generally run at a level appropriate for the zone it is found in
- Elite - This is a harder version, and is meant to be run by players who have QL10 gear and have maxed out their Skills in their Weaponss
- Nightmare - This is the hardest version. They are meant for end-game players ho have mastered their Abilities, and are often best approached by a group that used to working with each other.
- Nightmare dungeons require a player to have completed the mission The Gatekeeper in order to be allowed to enter
Note: TSW has implemented the difficulty feature by placing the entrance to each difficulty level at a different location, rather than selecting the difficulty when entering. The entrances for Elite and Nightmare modes are found in Agartha.
So far, all dungeons in TSW have a standard 6-boss layout. The first boss is often a DPS check - if you can't take them down easy enough then you may want to back out and try again later. Bosses 2 through 5 often have some sort of mechanic involved that characters need to learn (AoE to avoid, adds to kill, etc). The final boss typically has many mechanics, often variations of those encountered with previous bosses.
The tables below shows the current dungeons in the game, the associated mission (for normal dungeons) and the Quality Level of gear players should have before attempting the dungeon.
There are also Seasonal dungeons, that may only be accessible during their associated season. The following is a list of seasons and associated dungeons:
|Season||Dungeon Name||Mission Name||QL|
|Samhain||The Cat God||The Cat God||10 (Can be solo'd)|
|Normal Mode||The Polaris ▪ Hell Raised ▪ The Darkness War ▪ The Ankh ▪ Hell Fallen|
|Elite Mode||The Polaris ▪ Hell Raised ▪ The Darkness War ▪ The Ankh ▪ Hell Fallen ▪ The Facility ▪ Hell Eternal ▪ The Slaughterhouse|
|Nightmare Mode||The Polaris ▪ Hell Raised ▪ The Darkness War ▪ The Ankh ▪ Hell Fallen ▪ The Facility ▪ Hell Eternal ▪ The Slaughterhouse|
|Seasonal||The Cat God|