Dungeon Defenders is an action/tower defense/rpg hybrid game where you defend the precious Eternia Crystals from the forces of the Old Ones.

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Why doesn't the level always start on Wave 1?

Sometimes when I start a level, it will start on Wave 2 or Wave 3. Why doesn't it always start on Wave 1 and let me play the whole level? I feel like I'm getting cheated out of XP and that I won't ...
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What's the fastest way to earn mana?

What's the quickest way to farm mana in dungeon defenders?
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How can we be effective with the Huntress in Dungeon Defenders?

We played a couple hours of Dungeon Defenders last night, with new characters starting at character level 1 and getting up to around character level 7. We played on normal difficulty with 1 of each ...
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How do you get to the Secret Room in the Tavern?

My friend and I noticed that there seems to be an inaccessible room in the Tavern with something behind it. We saw that there was a Treasure Chest seemingly floating somewhere off the map. In ...
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Dungeon Defenders - not picking items and mana?

In Dungeon Defenders, what happens to items and mana that are not picked between waves and at the end of the level? Are they sold off and divided into player's mana bank, or are they just lost? Is it ...
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How does switching characters affect how they earn experience?

I'm fairly new to Dungeon Defenders and have realised that having a mix of characters is pretty useful (somewhat unsurprisingly). So, when I'm playing solo I have got in to the habit of switching ...
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How do the weapon stats scale per upgrade?

I've noticed that the higher the number, the more value is added per upgrade. I.e. a weapon with 250 base damage gets more per upgrade than a weapon with 25, but does anyone have the exact formulas? ...
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How can I effectively play a monk solo?

I've tried several times playing solo with my monk but always find it nigh impossible. I find myself effective as a supporting character but not as a main character for a defense setup. It tends to be ...
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Is there an easier way to repair/upgrade/sell overlapping defenses?

Specifically playing as a monk, I tend to overlap my auras for the maximum benefit (e.g. snaring + lightning). However, when I want to upgrade an aura, if one overlaps the other in almost perfect ...
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How do you progress from Insane levels to the Nightmare difficulty level?

My friends and I have been playing Dungeon Defenders on PC for a few weeks now. We have a variety of characters of at least level 70, usually focused on either towers or DPS (few hybrid builds in our ...
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Increase Hero Damage or Weapon Damage?

So common sense would tell me that Hero Damage would increase my damage more then basic Weapon Damage can i get some light shed on this?
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Skeletons, how do they work?

I'm curious how exactly the spawning of Skeletons work and what their reviving conditions are. Like do they always need a Wizard guy for them to respawn? or is there a set amount of time I need to ...
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Where can I find the source code for Dungeon Defenders?

According to the wiki, the PC version of Dungeon Defenders comes with the "gameplay code and source" for UDK, for the purposes of modding. However, it's not listed in the usual place ("Tools" in ...
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How do you earn “banked” Mana?

After a couple of matches, I've noticed I had 78 mana in my bank. I haven't sold any items or banked any using the forge. Are there other ways to earn Mana?
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What do I do with these eggs?

What do I do with the eggs that I've been finding in Dungeon Defenders? I've got a couple of different sizes, but I can't seem to upgrade them or anything. Do they hatch into something or are they ...
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Where do transcendent items drop?

In dungeon defenders which maps/gameplay modes cause transcendent items to drop? I've seen mythical gear drop on nightmare playthroughs, but so far the only transcendent gear I've seen has been in ...
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Does Hardcore Mode increase drop and pet quality?

I know that Hardcore Mode increases the XP gain, but does it increase the quality of items and pets gained during the match?
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What does Upgrading Huntress Invisibility Do?

Most skills in Dungeon Defenders have a logical 'upgradeable' feature. Damage, range, speed, etc are all numbers that can increase (or be decreased) logically. But the Huntress has her Invisibility ...
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Differences between Dungeon Defenders and Eternity

Dungeon Defenders Eternity was announced on Steam offering the following description of what is new from the original game (italics mine): New Missions - Play the best maps from the first game, ...
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How does experience work in Dungeon Defenders?

While playing Dungeon Defenders with friends, some of them aren't gaining as much experience as others. We started to worry Squires were kill stealing the Apprentices. But in the end we couldn't ...
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What are the differences in the difficulties?

I'm a little curious to what actually changes in the different difficulties, and if there is any benefits of choosing a harder difficulty?
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Why do I get zero damage on enemies at the gates, but only sometimes?

I am playing huntress, and probably like most I often camp one of the gates at the beginning of a wave. I've notices that I can shoot into the gate and hit enemies as the come out. Sometimes this ...
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Can I play co-op multiplayer with a guest in Dungeon Defenders?

If I buy one license of Dungeon Defenders from the current Humble Bundle can I play it co-operatively with my family on two or even better three PCs in the same LAN? I've heard that it supports guest ...
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Are enemy spawns in Dungeon Defenders deterministic?

As I'm getting into some of the higher levels (albeit on lower difficulties), I notice that sometimes a path that is open is never followed, due to the way enemies spawned in that wave. This led me ...
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Is it possible to upgrade the barbarian's stances?

The four original classes in Dungeon Defenders all have some type of stationary defence (towers, traps and auras). When levelling up, you can choose to improve defence health, damage, range and attack ...
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How Does the Darkness Trap Work?

The tooltip on the Darkness trap seems very vague to me. The description I found on the DD Wiki is: Darkness Trap - When activated, enemies become consumed by darkness, rendering them unable to ...
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How do equipment buffs work on towers when switching characters?

I know from this question that when switching characters, the active character gets all the experience and credit. However, how does this work with gear-based stats buffs? Does the tower get the ...
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What is the shortcut key for detonate traps?

I want to be able to forcibly detonate my traps, but its annoying having to navigate to it using the menu. What is the shortcut key for it?
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What causes experience discrepency between members of the same party in Dungeon Defenders?

I have started a new apprentice in the Ranked mode of Dungeon Defenders, along with my brother who has made a squire. Both heroes have started at 0 XP, and have only been played at the same time. Yet ...
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Good ways to defend against Wyverns

I'm at the first mission where there's Wyverns and I'm getting my ass handed to me. How do I effectively defend myself against them? I am an apprentice.
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What are the limitations in the Dungeon Defenders Demo?

I just played the first level and the first challenge in the dungeon defenders Demo. After some tries I wanted to purchase a pet but ended up only having 5000 Mana. I wonder if this is a cap in the ...
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How can I tell if an item is better?

I'm currently using an upgraded mini-gun for my ranger. Since I upgraded the gun, I've not had any green thumb items drop. Is it because the item drops are compared against the upgraded stats or do ...
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What are the medals you can earn on levels?

I noticed that I have a few "Knight", "Immortal" medals on various levels. So I was wondering: Are there any list of all medals you can earn on a level, and what are the requirements for earning them? ...
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How do I unlock the Barbarian and Series EV in Dungeon Defenders?

The Barbarian and Series EV hero classes are currently locked to me. However, unlike with the Crystals, it does not list the requirements needed to unlock them. What do I need to do to unlock these ...
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What Rewards do you get for Challenges?

In Dungeon Defenders you get a reward item after completing a challenge level. Additionally, I have heard that Medium/Hard challenges give a different reward from Insane mode. I'm trying to find out ...
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When is it better to build new towers rather than upgrade?

I'm playing the Apprentice, and I often am unsure how I should invest my mana during the build phase. The cost of creating new towers (40 mana in the case of Magic Missile) seems to be significantly ...
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Does the Goblin Mech always spawn in the west?

I've only played the Throne Room level once, and he spawned in the west. My friend says he spawned in the west for him as well. Two trials is hardly enough to go by, however. If I want to play the ...
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How does character progression work in Dungeon Defenders?

When leveling up in Dungeon Defenders, you're given skill points that you can put in various areas of character development, including personal stats, personal skills, and tower stats. I have a few ...
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When I try to join a friend's game via Steam, it says “You have been banned from the current session”

This only started happening after the recent patch (7.06, came out about 10 minutes ago). He of course hasn't banned me, but we can't join each others' games. How can we fix this?
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What are the shields on the ribbons for?

On the stats screen in the tavern of dungeon defenders I see a ribbon for each of the difficulties I have passed for a level/map. Some of them have a shield in the middle and some do not. What does ...
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Where is all the mana going?

I'm wondering where do Mana that falls into bottomless pits goes. Is it lost forever? Is it going into my bank? What happens to it? Should I care of it falling down the pit or not? Also, Mana ...
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How does elevation affect a tower's ability to attack?

Is there any way to tell whether a tower will be able to attack enemies at a particular point? I find myself confused by all the various stairs, ledges, etc, and while the area of effect overlay ...
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Dungeon Defenders - Can't join friends' games (no attempt, nothing happens)

I understand there's a bug where I can't join friends' ranked (Trendynet) games unless I am also logged into Trendynet. This is not that. After logging in, when I try to join a friend's game ...
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How do you use the Dungeon Defender's Portal Gun?

The topic pretty much sums up my question. I have not yet figured out how the gun operates aside from the fact that it creates Portal portals. The weapon description indicates that it deals 250+ base ...
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How do the TF2 pets work?

The medic and engineer pets are supposed to heal/repair as their special ability, but is it affected by anything? Does upgrading the attack power of the medic/engineer improve their heal/repair ...
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What is a mana token in Dungeon Defenders?

I've seen Dungeon Defenders players ask for mana tokens while trading. What is a mana token and how do you acquire them?
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What damage type is a Kobold's explosion?

I've built an Apprentice character that only has about 500 HP and Kobolds in the later waves of challenges have started to one shot my character. This makes it fairly difficult to repair towers once I ...
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Does the Genie put mana in the bank?

If I've capped my personal mana pool does the Genie put any earned mana into the mana bank? I'm wondering if the Genie's passive is going to waste when I'm capped out.
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Why do I have to replay the first level every time I open Dungeon Defenders?

Every time I open the game, I have to restart at the first map. My characters and items save but not the gaming levels themselves. I can play level 2 if I do it right after beating level 1, but if I ...
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How do you counteract spider webs?

They are sooo sticky. And gross. And seeming impossible to counteract. In Nightmare, the spiders drop down and cover both me and anything that I build in spiderwebs, causing extreme slowness and ...