Cursed Skull

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Cursed Skull
Cursed Skull.png
Type Undead Enemy – Flying Enemy
Environment Dungeon
AI Type Flying
Damage 35 / 70 (62)
Max Life 40 / 80 (88)
Defense 6
KB Resist 80% / 82%
Inflicts debuff
Cursed.png Cursed
33% chance
Debuff duration 4 seconds / 8 seconds
Debuff tooltip Cannot use any items
Immune to: Confused.png Poisoned.png Venom.png On Fire!.png Cursed Inferno.pngShadowflame.png
Cursed Skull Banner.png Cursed Skull Banner
Coins 1 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Golden Key.png Golden Key
Bone.png Bone
• 1-3 / 2-6
98.07% / 100%
Nazar.png Nazar
1% / 2%
Bone Wand.png Bone Wand
Tally Counter.png Tally Counter
Internal NPC ID: 34
Console only.png Mobile only.png Console/Mobile
Exclusive Variant
Dragon Skull
Dragon Skull.png
Type Enemy
Damage 20
Max Life 150
Defense  ??
Coins 1 Gold Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Golden Key.png Golden Key
Console only.png 1.5%
Mobile only.png100%
Bone.png Bone
• 1-3

The Cursed Skull (and the Dragon Skull on Console only.png Console and Mobile only.pngMobile versions) is a flying enemy found only in the Dungeon. It is similar to the Meteor Head, with high damage, slow speed, and the ability to travel through tiles. It floats slowly towards the player, occasionally stopping to float in a circle around them for a while, before suddenly lunging forward to attack. When striking a player, the Cursed Skull has a small chance to apply the Cursed debuff. This renders the player unable to use items, including Weapons, Potions, and Grappling Hooks, making it very difficult to avoid further damage.

Cursed Skulls are immune to the Poisoned, On Fire!, Venom, Shadowflame, Confused, and Cursed Inferno debuffs. They are much more likely to appear in Dungeon areas where there are Brick Walls.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • On the Mobile only.pngMobile version, Dragon Skulls will drop a Gold Key every time as well as a gold coin. This is likely because of the rarity of Dragon Skulls, tying with the low spawn rate of a Dungeon Slime.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Cursed Skulls can be attacked through walls with melee weapons. Weapons with long range like Spears work well. This may, however, result in drops being trapped inside of the wall beyond the player's reach.
  • Cursed Skulls and Dragon Skulls rather rarely drop more than 3 Bones on some occasions

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.5: Sprite updated.
    • Can now drop the Tally Counter.
    • Can now drop its own respective banner.
  • 1.2:
    • Sprite updated.
    • Can now drop the Nazar.
  • 1.0.6:
  • 1.0.5:
    • Doesn't make a splash sound when hitting water now.
    • Now pass through walls.
    • Life increased from 30 to 40, damage increased from 25 to 35, defense decreased from 30 to 6.
    • Name changed from Burning Skull to Cursed Skull.
    • Sprite modified, flaming animation removed.
Original sprite
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