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  • Tombstone item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
PlaceableYes 2 wide × 2 high
Use time15 Very Fast
RarityRarity level: 0

A Tombstone drops when a player dies. It can then be retrieved and used much like a sign or as a form of decoration. By default, they contain the status message which was displayed upon the player's death and usually describes how the player died.

Upon death, the tombstone will bounce around for a moment and then place itself on a nearby 2x2 free space. Two tombstones cannot land on each other, nor can they be retrieved if they fail to place themselves (e.g., due to lack of suitable space).

Variants are chosen randomly upon death. Golden Tombstones drop when the player has more than 10 Gold Coin in their inventory.

The Strange Looking TombstoneStrange Looking Tombstone is a Mobile version Mobile and 3DS versionDS-exclusive tombstone variant dropped when the Worm Pet is active at death. Its tooltip is "A Tombstone that kinda looks like a worm, right?". Despite it saying so, the Strange Looking Tombstone cannot be re-placed after being freed.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Tombstone
Internal Item ID: 321
Grave Marker Grave Marker
Internal Item ID: 1173
Cross Grave Marker Cross Grave Marker
Internal Item ID: 1174
Headstone Headstone
Internal Item ID: 1175
Gravestone Gravestone
Internal Item ID: 1176
Obelisk Obelisk
Internal Item ID: 1177
Golden Tombstone Golden TombstoneDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3230
Golden Grave Marker Golden Grave MarkerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3231
Golden Cross Grave Marker Golden Cross Grave MarkerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3229
Golden Headstone Golden HeadstoneDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3233
Golden Gravestone Golden GravestoneDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3232
Strange Looking Tombstone Strange Looking TombstoneMobile Version3DS Version
Internal Item ID: 5062

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Tombstones are always dropped, regardless of the difficulty setting.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Tombstones can be easily farmed by placing Hellstone or Meteorite directly under the spawn and then creating a new character. The player will die, create a tombstone and then they will spawn again and die again. Alternatively, it can be done by digging straight down from the spawn so the newly spawned player will die from fall damage, or one could flood the spawn point with water and the player will drown.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Golden Tombstones, like all other tombstones, have no sell value.
  • On the Xbox 360 Xbox 360 version, before an unspecified patch, any profanity or sexual content written on tombstones would have resulted in the tombstone saying "(Censored)".
  • There is no golden variant of the Obelisk in any version of the game.
  • The Strange Looking Tombstone is inspired by the artillery turn-based tactics video game Worms 3, like the Worm Pet.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop
    • Golden variants of all tombstones except Obelisks added.
    • Updated Tombstone, Grave Marker, Cross Grave Marker and Obelisk sprites.
  • Desktop 1.2: Cross Grave Marker, Grave Marker, Gravestone, Headstone, and Obelisk variants were added. Variants are chosen randomly on death.
  • Desktop 1.1: Is now dropped by characters on any difficulty.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced along with Strange Looking Tombstone.