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Dungeon play is the core of Elsword Online. You will find that each dungeon has its own part in the story and you will eventually get to play all of them. You can play a dungeon by yourself or in a party of up to 4 players.

Basic Information

Dungeon Selection Menu


All dungeons are associated with certain difficulty levels. Normally, dungeons can be accessed between 3 difficulty levels: Normal, Hard, or Very Hard. However, some dungeons will have different types of difficulties. For Tree of El, the dungeon can only be accessed on Normal mode. Henir's Time and Space can be accessed between 2 difficulties: Normal or Challenge. Other special dungeons such as Secret Dungeons or Ereda Island will not have any adjustable difficulty levels.


All dungeons possess a recommended number of players to play. However, it is also possible to enter and complete a dungeon without satisfying the recommended number. For most normal dungeons, the recommended number of players is dependent on the difficulty level.

Dungeon Type Dungeon Recommended Number of Players
Normal Normal Dungeons (Normal Mode) 1
Normal Dungeons (Hard Mode) 2 ~ 3
Normal Dungeons (Very Hard Mode) 3 ~ 4
Special Secret Dungeons 3 ~ 4
Ereda Island 8
Henir's Time and Space (Normal Mode) 1
Henir's Time and Space (Challenge Mode) 3 ~ 4

Party Matching System

Dungeons are best played with a party! While logged on to the game with your character, click the Dungeon button at the right side of the screen. This will open the dungeon selection interface which lets you choose a particular dungeon and its specifications, as well as initiate party matching.


The indicated number of players for a dungeon is the minimum number of players the party matching system requires before starting the dungeon instance.

  • If the minimum requirement is not met, the current number of players get matched up and receive a power boost for the missing members.

Level Range

Your character must meet a dungeon's level requirements to enter through party matching. Being one level behind the minimum can be possible to access the dungeon with the item level being the only restriction.

Appropriate Item Level

Your equipped items must meet the dungeon's item level requirement.

Starting a Dungeon

Pressing Start Dungeon or the F8 key will launch the party matching system. The system will try to create a party with up to 4 members of different classes who selected the same difficulty level. You may also choose Start with current members to go immediately into a dungeon by yourself or with your current party members.

Quest Marker

In the maps showing dungeon locations, the Q icon will appear over dungeons where you may accomplish tasks in order to complete a quest in your list. Let Q drive your adventure!

Hero's Call

If a dungeon currently has less than the recommended amount of players queued, it may have an orange Hero's Call flag next to it to indicate that more players are needed. By selecting Start Dungeon while the text is highlighted orange and the Hero's Call flag is shown, one can answer the call. Doing so will reward the player a Heroes Coin at the end of the dungeon, 3 of which can be exchanged at Ariel for a random useful items.

Normal Dungeons

The most basic form of dungeon. These are the most common type of dungeons. They are essential for completing story quests and most side quests. They have average difficulty and are designed for all players.

Special Dungeons

Gates of Darkness

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Main Article: Gates of Darkness

Gates of Darkness is a defense-type dungeon where you fight demons while defending a certain structure.
In any time of the day, after defeating a boss of any dungeon from Feita onwards, there will be a random chance where an orb of darkness will appear, sucking in your party into the Gates of Darkness field.

Secret Dungeons

Main Article: Secret Dungeon

Secret Dungeons are a type of dungeon on a league of their own. They aren't as forgiving as normal dungeons possessing some of the harder challenges a region has to offer. Secret Dungeons can be access using 2 Luto's Passes. Players must be at least level 70 and have completed all other dungeons in that region. Secret Dungeons scale their difficulty based on the highest level player in a party. Completing these dungeons will complete daily quests and obtain materials to craft special types of armor.

Dungeon Name Dungeon Name
2-x (Renewal).png Wally's Underground Laboratory 6-X.png Temple of Trials
3-x (Renewal).png Dragon Nest: Abyss 8-X.png The Rage of Behemoth
4-xIcon KR.png Transporting Tunnel: Contaminated Area 9-X.png Grand Cavern: The Source of Demonic Energy
5-X Icon.png Velder's Hallucination

Henir's Time and Space

Main Article: Henir's Time and Space

Dimensional time and space where a genius magician is serving an eternal punishment.
This dungeon mode allows you to fight the major bosses in Elsword in a boss rush style.
Through this mode, you can collect Pieces of Time and Space, which you can exchange Glave for special items and/or equipment.
Henir's Time and Space may be attempted as much as the player wishes, but they can only receive items for 3 runs per day.

Ereda Island

Main Article: Ereda Island

Ereda Island is a strategic battle mode where you win by destroying enemy's base quicker than your opponents.
A place where the 'Red Knights' of Velder and 'Guardian Knights' of Hamel fight till their heart's content.
It was said that they both compete to promote unity and development, but in actual fact they compete because of the hidden artifacts in the island and both kingdoms fight for it.
The island battle was hidden with a mysterious force but now the mysterious land known as Ereda Island has appeared in the eyes of everyone.
A strategic battle mode where you win by destroying Guardian Tower quicker than your opponents.


Main Article: Add's Energy Fusion Theory

Add's Energy Fusion Theory is a single player exclusive dungeon which rewards an upgradable legendary weapon.

Heroic Mode

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Main Article: Heroic Mode

Heroic Mode is a gameplay mode where normal dungeons (excluding Ruben) can be played with a significantly harder difficulty for players at the level cap. Mobs receive significantly increased attack, defense, health, speed, among other boosts. Only players that have reached the level cap can access this setting. Only the toughest of the tough can take on these imposing challenges.

Tips and details

  • If you retrying a dungeon while dead, you will resurrected in the next dungeon with full mp, but 0 hp.

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