Pixel Dungeon belongs to the Rogue-like genre of games.
One of the conventions of this genre is that character death is permanent and frequent.
So, don’t worry if you’re dying a lot and haven’t managed to slay the final boss.

Here is a Guide Directory to help you survive this deadly dungeon.
There are also various strategies on the Strategies Board in the forums.
NOTE: The guides listed below were written with only the original Pixel Dungeon in mind, and does not account for the various existing mods.
For comments/inquiries regarding a specific mod, please refer to the corresponding Mod Boards in the forums.

Stage guides

Boss guides

Dungeon orientation

User interface

Main article: User Interface

Acquaint yourself with the game's controls.

Game mechanisms

Main article: Game Mechanisms

Acquaint yourself with the game's mechanisms.

Pre-descent Prep

Dungeon Orientation: Pre-descent Preparation

Start a Discussion Discussions about Dungeon guide

  • 11 Tips from a Veteran

    81 messages
    • Note concerning what to do if you find a grim weapon: USE IT.  Especially a grim knuckleduster, because you can punch most enemies at le...
    • I wrote:Especially a grim knuckleduster, because you can punch most enemies at least twice before they can punch you once, and this makes it m...
  • Weapons: Knuckleduster vs. War hammer

    48 messages
    • Use a gladiator with it, as you can take advantage of the combos
    • A grim knuckle duster with maxed out speed is infinitely better than a grim warhammer except for bosses
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