|In his laboratory, between each biome|
The Collector is an NPC in Dead Cells. He invites the player to give him cells and blueprints, in return for experimental items and more power. All purchases from the Collector are carried over through each run.
Upgrades[edit | edit source]
There are four types of upgrades: general improvements, mutations, weapons, and skills; the latter three of which will unlock a specific item or mutation, after giving the Collector that item's blueprint.
Healing Potion I must be unlocked before anything else.
General improvements[edit | edit source]
|Healing Potion I||You now own a health flask you can use at any time.||5||–||Heals up to 60% of your health over ? seconds.|
|Healing Potion II||Your health flask now has 2 charges.||60||Healing Potion I|
|Healing Potion III||Your health flask now has 3 charges.||300||Healing Potion II, unlock 8 items|
|Healing Potion IV||Your health flask now has four charges.||700||Healing Potion III, unlock ~15 items|
|Gold Recovery I||You conserve up to 3000 GOLD when you die.||5||Healing Potion I|
|Gold Recovery II||You conserve up to 6000 GOLD when you die.||35||Gold Recovery I|
|Gold Recovery III||You conserve up to 10000 GOLD when you die.||160||Gold Recovery II, unlock 6 items|
|Gold Recovery IV||You conserve up to 15000 GOLD when you die.||400||Gold Recovery III, unlock 12 items|
|Recycling I||You can transform the items you find on the ground or in chests into gold (7% of the sale price)||20||Healing Potion I|
|Recycling II||You can transform the items you find on the ground or in chests into gold (15% of the sale price)||65||Recycling I|
|Random Melee Weapon||The starting weapon is randomly drawn from those you have unlocked.||75||Unlock 12 items|
|Random Starting Bow||The starting bow is randomly drawn from those you have unlocked.||50||Unlock 2 items|
|Random Starting Shield||The starting shield is randomly drawn from those you have unlocked.||50||Unlock 2 items|
|Restock||Refreshes a shop's stocks at a very reasonable price.||250||-|
|Merchandise Categories||Allows to choose between categories of items at weapon and skill shops.||300||Unlock 30 items||This upgrade is only available after you get the blueprint for it. It is located in the Graveyard, at the far end of the level behind a locked door. To access it, you must find the Architect's Key located in a hidden wall rune somewhere in the underground parts of the Graveyard.|