Resource dungeons (also known as surface dungeons) are dungeons initially released on 19 July 2010. Each dungeon requires a minimum Dungeoneering level to enter and contains different resources within, including new monster spawns (such as frost dragons), as well as ores, trees, and herb spawns.
Entering all but two (Braindeath Island 'Rum'-geon and Dragontooth Island) for the first time rewards the player with an amount of experience. Finding all currently released dungeons gives a total one-time experience reward of 247,600 experience, or 12,000 experience for non members-only dungeons. Note that while an experience bonus can be given for finding a dungeon, Dungeoneering tokens are not awarded to match the bonus.
There are currently a total of 20 resource dungeons. These are all accessible as soon as the required levels are reached, except for those requiring the start or completion a quest: Braindeath Island 'Rum'-geon (A Clockwork Syringe), the Dragontooth Island resource dungeon (One of a Kind), the Baxtorian Falls resource dungeon (Waterfall Quest), and both the Gorajo and Edimmu resource dungeons (Plague's End).
- ^ The player gains 5,000 XP upon completion of A Clockwork Syringe.
- ^ The player gains a lamp giving 45,000 XP upon completion of One of a Kind.
- Resource dungeons were first mentioned in the May 2010 Developers' Blog Beyond the Release and mentioned again in the July Behind the Scenes update.