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) Desktop Version
Max Life 40 / 80 (88) Desktop Version
Defense 6
KB Resist 80% / 82 Desktop Version
Inflicts debuff
33% chance
Debuff duration 4 seconds / 8 seconds Desktop Version
Debuff tooltip Cannot use any items
Immune to: Confused.pngPoisoned.pngVenom.pngOn Fire!.pngCursed Inferno.pngShadowflame.png
Cursed Skull Banner.png
Coins 1 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Golden Key.png
• 1-3 / 2-6 Desktop Version
98.07% / 100% Desktop Version
1% / 2% Desktop Version
Bone Wand.png
Tally Counter.png
Internal NPC ID: 34
Console Version Mobile only.png 3DS logo.svg Console/Mobile/3DS
Exclusive Variant
Dragon Skull
Dragon Skull.png
Type Flying Enemy
Damage 20
Max Life 150
Defense  ??
Coins 1 Gold Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Golden Key.png
Console Version 1.5%
Mobile only.png100%
• 1-3

The Cursed Skull (and the Dragon Skull on Console Version Console, Mobile only.pngMobile, and 3DS logo.svg version) 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 are guaranteed to drop a Gold Key as a gold coin. This is likely because of the low rarity and high difficulty of Dragon Skulls.

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 Desktop Version Bones when defeated.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2:
    • Sprite updated.
    • Can now drop the Nazar.
  • 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.
Original sprite
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