The PVP game mode Dwarves VS Zombies (DVZ) involves two teams, the Dwarves and the Zombies. The Dwarves must defend the three shrines and prevent the Zombie from conquering them, the game ends when the Zombies conquer the final shrine or the last dwarf falls.
If you join at the start of a game you will become a Dwarf and your job is to prepare for the Zombie invasion. Dwarves can do this in a number of different ways and the most common way is to build defenses. As you place blocks according to the rules you will obtain rewards, these items will help you defend yourself and the shrines.
Dwarves can become special classes by either completing a task or killing event bosses.
Alchemist - Requires VIP (vote or buy) The role of a alchemist is to buff his fellow dwarves and give them advantages in battle.
Blacksmith - The blacksmith is very important for close combat, he can sharpen the dwarves swords.
Lumberjack - Dwarven bows are strong, but if you let a Lumberjack tighten the string your projectile attacks will hit harder!
Tailor - The armor given to Dwarves is good, but why not improve your chances and get a Tailor to reinforce your armor.
Special Dwarf classes
Dragon Warrior - The dwarf who dealt the most damage to the Dragon will be able to use the dragons powers in battle.
Wither Warrior - The dwarf who dealt the most damage to the Wither will be able to upgrade all their items and others.
Assassin - Random players from the Dwarves team are chosen to become Assassins, they have a limited time to kill Dwarves.
Ender Dragon - Depending on the number of Dwarves a variety of Dragons will attack the Dwarves.
Wither - A Wither boss will often arrive just before the Monsters are released to weaken the Dwarves.
If you join a game late you will be given Monster eggs to choose which class of Monster your going to be. Each Monster class will give you unique abilities and disguise you as this Monster to other players.