Cursed Skull

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Cursed Skull
Cursed Skull.pngOld-gen Console, Mobile, 3DS versions
Statistics
TypeUndead Enemy – Flying Enemy
EnvironmentDungeon
AI TypeCursed Skull AI
Damage35 / 70 (62)
Max Life40 / 80 (88)
Defense6
KB Resist80% / 82%
Inflicts debuffCursedCursed
33% chance

Debuff duration4 seconds / 8 seconds
Debuff tooltipCannot use any items
Immune toPoisonedOn Fire!ConfusedCursed InfernoVenomShadowflame
BannerCursed Skull BannerCursed Skull BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Drops
Coins 1 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin
Old-gen console version Mobile Version 3DS version Old-gen console / Mobile / 3DS Exclusive Variant
Dragon Skull
Dragon Skull.png
Statistics
TypeFlying Enemy
Damage20
Max Life150
Defense8
Drops
Coins1 Gold Coin

The Cursed Skull (and the Dragon Skull on Old-gen console version Old-gen console, Mobile version Mobile, 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 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.

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.
  • It is best to farm them for the Nazar since they spawn more often than the few other enemies that drop the Nazar. It is also best to do this before Hardmode to save time farming for the other ingredients for the Ankh Shield.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Dragon Skulls are colored according to the color of bricks of the Dungeon. If the Dungeon has pink bricks, Dragon Skulls will be orange. Green brick will result in green Dragon Skulls spawning, and blue Dragon Skulls spawn only in Dungeons made of blue bricks.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.0.5:
    • Doesn't make a splash sound when hitting water now.
    • 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.
    • Sprite modified, flaming animation removed.
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