|Tooltip||Increases length of invincibility after taking damage|
The Cross Necklace is a Hardmode Accessory that doubles the duration of the invincibility a player is afforded after taking damage, from 2/3 of a second to 1 1/3 seconds. It has no effect in PvP. The Cross Necklace is dropped by Mimics.
The Cross Necklace is useful in Hardmode Boss fights, and any other scenario where the player is likely to be hit rapidly.
- The Cross Necklace is extremely useful for boss fights. The player can grapple themselves to a hellstone or meteorite block to take damage from the block rather than the boss. The Cross Necklace can further this strategy's effectiveness by increasing the invincibility period, allowing the player to take little damage while fighting tough bosses such as the Destroyer. This strategy no longer works in the PC version.
- The Star Veil and Cross Necklace invincibility effects do not stack.
- The Cross Necklace will stack with the Black Belt or Master Ninja Gear to extend their dodge invincibility period by 2/3 second to a full 2 seconds.
- This item may be a reference to the Cross Necklace in the first Castlevania game, having nearly the same image and making the player invincible for a short duration.