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High-ranking dignitaries were embalmed in sarcophagi. After a somewhat brutal ceremony, the skulls of their delegation were used to decorate the walls of the chamber.
Once reserved for high-ranking dignitaries, the sepulcher became a tortuous labyrinth, its reaches fading into obscurity and myth...
To get out alive, simply follow the light. No, not that one, the other... Yes, there, the... No, uh... Wait a minute, where are we?


Forgotten Sepulcher
Forgotten Sepulcher.png
Location: TBA
Stage #: 5
Required rune(s): Teleportation Rune
Previous biome(s): Stilt Village, Slumbering Sanctuary, Graveyard
Next biome(s): Clock Room, Guardian's Haven (2+ BSC; beat the Giant once)
Enemy Tier: 14-17 (0 BSC) / 32-36 (5 BSC)
Gear Level 5 (0 BSC) / 8 (5 BSC)
Timed Door 26 minutes
Scrolls: 3 Scrolls of Power, 2 Dual-Stat Scrolls, 3 Scroll Fragments (3 BSC), 4 Scroll Fragments (4/5 BSC)
Cursed Chests 1 (3 BSC required) + another with a 10% chance
Runes and Blueprints
Runes Explorer's Rune
Blueprints from enemies Death Orb, Spiked Shield, Hayabusa Boots
Enemies: Kamikazes, Cleavers, Corpulent Zombies, Dark Trackers, Inquisitors, Shockers

Knife Throwers (1+ BSC, replaces Shockers)

Weirded Warrior (2+ BSC)

Failed Experiments (4+ BSC, replaces Kamikazes)

Hazards: Spikes, darkness
Wandering Elite Chance: 50%
Elite Room Chance: 50%

The Forgotten Sepulcher is a fifth level biome. According to the loading screen quotes, it was once a tomb for important officials and nobles but was abandoned after the Malaise epidemic. The burial rites included killing the delegations of the entombed dignitaries and using their bones to decorate the walls.

General information[edit | edit source]

Access and exit[edit | edit source]

The Teleportation Rune is required to access the Forgotten Sepulcher from the Stilt Village. There are also entrances from the Slumbering Sanctuary and the Graveyard.

The biome exits to the Clock Room. After beating the Giant once and with two or more Boss Stem Cells active, the Beheaded can also exit to the Guardian's Haven through a door near the Clock Room exit.

The Darkness[edit | edit source]

The Darkness is a mechanic found only in the Forgotten Sepulcher (unless the Custom Mode gameplay modifier Follow the Light is enabled). The level appears dark except for permanent and temporary light sources, which illuminate small areas around them. The temporary sources are activated when the Beheaded touches them and burn out after a while.

If the Beheaded has been away from the light for 12 seconds, the Darkness begins to eat away at its health. The damage gradually increases from 0.1 to 6 per tick, with ticks every 0.3 seconds. Going near a light stops the damage and resets the 12-second timer and damage per tick. Killing an enemy reduces the Darkness by 11%.

Darkness damage does not trigger death by curse, and the mutation Disengagement does not protect from it.

Explorer's Rune[edit | edit source]

A room with two elite Dark Trackers can be found at the end of the biome. Defeating those elites gives you two Crypt keys, which are required to proceed to the room beyond two elite room, which contains the Explorer's Rune. Those rooms stop appearing after obtaining the rune.

Level characteristics[edit | edit source]

Scrolls[edit | edit source]

The Forgotten Sepulcher contains 3 Power scrolls (with a fourth located in a cursed chest on 3 BSC), and 2 Dual-Stat scrolls. When 3 Boss Stem Cells are active, this biome has 3 guaranteed Scroll Fragments, and when 4/5 Boss Stem Cells are active, this biome has 4 guaranteed Scroll Fragments. These can spawn in areas requiring the Teleportation Rune, but not the Spider Rune.

Enemy tier and gear level scaling[edit | edit source]

Difficulty Normal Hard Very Hard Expert Nightmare/Hell
Gear level 5 5 5 6 8
Enemy tier 14–17 19–21 26–29 29–31 32–36

Boss Stem Cells rewards[edit | edit source]

Chests and loot[edit | edit source]

  • One guaranteed cursed chests is found behind the 3 BSC door

Shops[edit | edit source]

[needs confirmed data]

Exclusive blueprints[edit | edit source]

Blueprints from enemies[edit | edit source]

The blueprints for the Spiked Shield and Death Orb can only be found in this biome and in the Morass of the Banished (requires The Bad Seed DLC) and are looted from Cleavers.

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Corpulent Zombies can only be found in this biome. In addition, Cleavers could also be considered iconic of the Forgotten Sepulcher, as it could only be found here in older versions of the game. Other enemies that can be found here include Shockers, Kamikaze, and Inquisitors, as well as Knife Throwers, Weirded Warriors, and Failed Experiments on higher difficulties.

The table below lists which enemies are present in the Forgotten Sepulcher on each difficulty level and which blueprints each may drop. When applicable, the minimum difficulty level for blueprint acquisition is specified.

Enemy Normal Hard Very Hard Expert Nightmare/Hell
Kamikaze Frantic Sword, Neon Outfit (1+ BSC)
Cleaver Death Orb, Spiked Shield
Corpulent Zombie
Dark Tracker Repeater Crossbow, Hayabusa Boots (1+ BSC), Ninja Outfit (2+ BSC)
Inquisitor Lightning Bolt, Vampirism, Support, Mage Outfit (2+ BSC)
Shocker Flamethrower Turret
Knife Thrower Great Owl of War, Legendary Warrior's Outfit (3+ BSC)
Weirded Warrior
Failed Experiment Berserker

Lore[edit | edit source]

Alchemist Grimoires[edit | edit source]

Main Article: The Alchemist

The Alchemist was researching the Malaise in the Forgotten Sepulcher, but the bodies kept waking up. In addition, the Darkness was making his work difficult. This prompted him to leave the area.[1]

Other lore rooms[edit | edit source]

Nathan Drake, the protagonist of the Uncharted series, is found dead in a pit.[2] He was looting sarcophagi but never managed to get back up because his rope was too short.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Before the v1.1, the Pimp My Run Update, the 26 minutes timed door used to reward the player with 2 Power Scrolls, making it a very lucrative level. These scrolls were removed with the rework of timed doors. To compensate for this change, the scroll count was changed from 3 Power Scrolls/2 Dual Scrolls to 5 Power Scrolls only. Thus, the Sepulcher remains the biome with the most guaranteed stats in the game.
  • Before v1.5, the Corrupted Update, the Hayabusa Boots were exclusive to this biome, and they could only be obtained in the room where the Explorer’s Rune is currently located. Additionally, this room would continue to appear even after the blueprint had already been obtained. As this room has been repurposed for a rune, the blueprint can now be obtained outside the Sepulcher from any Dark Tracker, but only with a minimum difficulty of 1 BSC.
    • This does not affect players who have obtained and turned in the BP prior to this update.
  • Before v1.7, aka the Bad Seed DLC, Cleavers could only be found exclusively in this biome. This marks it as the second enemy to lose biome exclusivity, with the first being the Slammer.
    • However, if the player does not install the Bad Seed DLC, this enemy would still technically count as exclusive given that there is no other way of finding it.
  • With v1.8, the Bestiary Update, this biome gained a new unique enemy, which is the Corpulent Zombie, as the Cleaver became semi-unique.

References[edit | edit source]