Minecraft Dungeons guide: How to use the new Luxury Merchant vendor – Windows Central

Minecraft Dungeons Luxury MerchantSource: Windows Central

Minecraft Dungeons is all about one thing: the gear. Everything you do in the game is in the quest to find better, more powerful, more rare gear to make it easier to find, well, even better gear. With the Creeping Winter update, Minecraft Dungeons’ camp now has a total of five new merchants to use, as opposed to just two that only give you random gear. In this Minecraft Dungeons guide, we’ll be going over the Luxury Merchant, and how their extortionate prices are justified by the powerful merchandise they have to offer.

Here’s how to use the Luxury Merchant in Minecraft Dungeons:

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What is the Luxury Merchant in Minecraft Dungeons?

Minecraft Dungeons Luxury Merchant

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The Luxury Merchant is one of five vendors added or changed as part of the free update that launched alongside the Creeping Winter DLC. One of the biggest issues with Minecraft Dungeons in the past, and with the previously launched Jungle Awakens DLC, was how Minecraft Dungeons still lacked meaningful endgame content, and how tedious it was to grind for new gear and power up. These five new vendors seek to change this by offering additional ways to buy new or upgrade existing gear, as well as a rudimentary “trading” system for friends playing in your lobby.

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Where the Luxury Merchant fits in is given away by the name: this vendor sells high-end goods, at a high-end price. This vendor sells a limited number of items, but they’re pretty much guaranteed to be stronger than what you currently have equipped, although you’ll have to pay a very pretty penny in order to secure the goods. Low supply + high demand = expensive prices.

How do I use the Luxury Merchant in Minecraft Dungeons?

Minecraft Dungeons Luxury Merchant

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Using the Luxury Merchant is easy! The first step is finding them, and the Luxury Merchant is located in the camp alongside all the other vendors. You can find them below the map area, where the training area used to be, if that helps, but before the temple that holds secrets we can’t discuss here. Once you’ve found them, you can use the action button (“A” on an Xbox controller) to talk to them and bring up the menu.

The Luxury Merchant will display between one and three pieces of gear for you to choose from. By default, only one will appear until you’ve completed the Luxury Merchant’s missions to expand their inventory (more on that below). You won’t be able to unlock all of the secrets of the gear, only its type, power level, and effects, so you’ll have to gamble on the enchantments a little bit. However, if something here catches your eye, you can hold down the corresponding button to purchase it. There’s no confirmation pop-up, but you do have to hold down the button instead of just tapping it.

Keep in mind that if you buy something, it will not be immediately replaced by something else. You’ll either have to wait for the Luxury Merchant to restock, pay the restocking fee (more on that below), or complete a mission for the Luxury Merchant (more on that below as well). Even if you have a large amount of emeralds stored up, it might be smart to spend your money wisely, so you don’t burn through it restocking.

Minecraft Dungeons Luxury Merchant

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You have a few more options here as well. If there’s something that you want but can’t afford, or are interested in but aren’t quite ready to buy, you can “reserve” it by pressing the corresponding button along the bottom of the screen when you’re highlighting it. When you do this, the Luxury Merchant won’t trade that item out for something else when they restock, or when you hit the restock button yourself.

Minecraft Dungeons Luxury Merchant

Minecraft Dungeons Luxury MerchantSource: Windows Central

Speaking of restocking, you can in fact do that manually! If you buy everything the Luxury Merchant currently has and want to buy something else, or the Luxury Merchant isn’t stocking anything you’re interested in, you can spend a little cash to manually restock the Luxury Merchant’s good. Keep in mind this will cost more emeralds, and the cost of restocking rises every time you use it. And because the Luxury Merchant is more expensive, their restocking fee is too. It’s probably best not to overuse this function.

If you are in the habit of restocking a lot, the restocking fee will reset everytime that you complete a mission for the Luxury Merchant, which is the next thing we have to talk about.

How do I upgrade the Luxury Merchant in Minecraft Dungeons?

Minecraft Dungeons Luxury Merchant

Minecraft Dungeons Luxury MerchantSource: Windows Central

If the one included inventory slot isn’t enough to slate your shopping hunger, consider upgrading the Luxury Merchant with an expanded inventory. Most vendors have missions that you can complete to both expand their inventory or capabilities and reset their restocking fees, so you can focus on specific vendor’s missions if you use their services a ton. For the Luxury Merchant, expensive luxury goods means rare and powerful bounties: bosses. In order to upgrade the Luxury Merchant, you’ll have to hunt down “powerful” mobs which include bosses and mini-bosses.

Fortunately, we have a detailed guide on beat pretty much every mob in the game, including the Arch-Illager, or the final boss. Tier one, or the first mission, involves hunting down ten of these powerful mobs. Tier two ramps that up to fifty, which can take quite a while to accomplish, seeing as how these powerful mobs usually only appear at the end of a level. Once you’ve completed these missions, however, the Luxury Merchant will stock two or three items at a time, rather than just one.

You’ll still be able to reserve individual items you’re interested in, purchase what you want, and restock the Luxury Merchant at your leisure (which will restock everything but reserved items), just with more options to choose from! Don’t think of it as extra work to upgrade the Luxury Merchant, however, think of it as a reward for doing what you would’ve already: destroying huge mobs for big prizes.

Not your average Minecraft



Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft explores the dungeons.

Minecraft Dungeons is the next saga in Minecraft’s story, and Mojang Studios have knocked another one out of the park. Awesome co-op combat paired with powerful loot, all at a crazy affordable price? There’s not much more you could ask for in an epic dungeon crawling ARPG.

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