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 shops or donated by friendly users.

What's the secret to transcendent drops? Are they just very rare in the places where mythical gear might drop, or are there more specific criteria for having them drop?

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Just so you know I have never personally played Dungeon Defenders but I did do some research for you.

I found that Transcendent Items/Gear (not sure what you call it) drops in the same places as any Mythical Gear/Items. I hope this helps if you were hoping for a better answer I can look deeper.

I did some more research for you and I found that items drop from,

  • Über Monster Fest
  • Uber Monster Fest 2
  • Oasis Monster Fest

And the following campaign/Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards maps in Nightmare Hardcore Mixed Mode Survival;

  • Mistymire forest
  • Moraggo Desert Town
  • Alchemical Laboratory
  • Hall of Court
  • Endless Spires

Apparently around wave 20 is when you start finding Transcendent gear, according to this thread on the Trendy forum.

  • any chance i can get a comment with that downvote please?
    – Paralytic
    Mar 29, 2012 at 13:56
  • I wasn't downvoter, but your link is broken and I was hoping for something authoritative (and ideally a guaranteed way to get some, e.g. as rewards on specific map+difficulty)
    – Flexo
    Mar 29, 2012 at 14:00
  • hmmm guess ill work on fixing that
    – Paralytic
    Mar 29, 2012 at 14:06
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    Mythical gear drop from a lot of places where there is no chance of getting transcendent gear, so this answer could nearly just have said it drops where gear drops
    – Blem
    Mar 29, 2012 at 14:13
  • like i said never played only answered from what i found, which i guess is nothing since the link didnt work.
    – Paralytic
    Mar 29, 2012 at 14:15

I found that if you do most Eternia Shard Quests on insane or nightmare survival, around way 15-20 monsters start dropping transcendent gear. Hope this helps!



  • Mistymire forest
  • Moraggo Desert Town
  • Karithiki Jungle (spelling)
  • Aquanos (supreme here)

Trans pets on the monsterfests, never seen a trans drop on Alc Labs. Maybe I'll have another look sometime.

  • Any idea what the minimum survival levels are?
    – Flexo
    Apr 30, 2012 at 14:10

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