Cursed Skull

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Cursed Skull
Cursed Skull.pngOld-gen console version and 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeCursed Skull AI
Damage35/7062/10593
Max Life40/8088/120132
Defense6
KB Resist80%/82%/84%
BannerCursed Skull BannerCursed Skull BannerDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Immune toPoisonedConfused
Inflicts debuff
DebuffCursedCursed
Debuff tooltipCannot use any items
Chance33%
Duration4810 seconds
Drops
Coins150Pre-Hardmode: 375Hardmode: 3
Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DS version3DS
Exclusive Variant
Dragon Skull
Dragon Skull.png
Statistics
Type
Damage20
Max Life75
Defense8
Drops
Coins1
Sounds

The Cursed Skull (and the Dragon Skull on Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DS version3DS) 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, similar to the Eye of Cthulhu. When striking a player, the Cursed Skull has a decent 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.

They are much more likely to appear in Dungeon areas where there are Brick Walls.

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 can, rather rarely, drop more than 3/6 Bones when defeated.
  • Cursed Skulls are effective enemies to farm for the Nazar, since they spawn more often than the few other enemies that also drop it. This should preferably be done in Pre-Hardmode, since it is more difficult to obtain in Hardmode.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • After Plantera is defeated, a similar enemy will spawn, the Giant Cursed Skull.
  • This enemy is likely a reference to the Bubble enemy from the Legend of Zelda series, who inflicts the same debuff.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Cursed Skull: "Exposed to dark rituals, this skull has begun floating around on its own, chasing the living. Its touch leaves its victims defenseless."

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.0.5:
    • Sprite updated. Old sprite was Cursed Skull (old).png.
    • Flaming animation removed.
    • No longer makes a splash sound when hitting water.
    • Can 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.