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Dead Cells provides players with multiple Gear in the form of:

  • Weapons, which have limited but different movesets
  • Skills, which cause a variety of effects but must cool down between uses
  • And Amulets, passive items which can grant powerful offensive or defensive benefits.

Gear items, like Pickups, are not automatically collected — they must be picked up with the Interact key. Gear can usually be recycled into gold instead if the Recycle upgrades have been unlocked.

Most Gear appear with one or more Affixes which add effects or situational benefits. Only non-starter, Level 1 Gear and unique talismans lack affixes of any kind. (Starter Gear always generates with the affix "Cannot be sold.")

If you're looking for one missing item, but you have all stuff that are listed below, you might be missing Merchandise Category general improvement (blueprint found in the Graveyard).

Gear Upgrades[edit | edit source]

As of the Baguette Update, the player can spend cells at The Blacksmith's Legendary Forge to permanently upgrade all weapons and skills.

When you upgrade at the Forge, items that drop or appear in shops have a chance to be of +, ++, or S quality. The max for all qualities is 100%, but to upgrade "++" at 100% requires 1 BSC, and "S" quality requires 4 BSC. The upgrade benefits are:

  • + quality generates the item with 2 more gear levels than usual.
  • ++ quality generates the item with 4 more gear levels than usual and give +1 to one scaling Stat.
  • S quality generates the item to generate with 6 more gear levels than usual and gives either +2 to one scaling stat or +1 to two scaling stats (only if the item's base form is two-color).

Gear Variants[edit | edit source]

Two variants of weapons and skills can be encountered: colorless items and legendary items.

Colorless Items[edit | edit source]

Colorless items, obtained from Cursed Chests, are always of the "++" quality and therefore come with 1 Brutality, Tactics or Survival Stats. They can be upgraded to "S" quality at the Minor Forge. What makes cursed items unique is that they are colorless, i.e. they scale on your highest stat. For instance, a colorless Torch, which is a pure Brutality item, will scale on Survival if you have more stats in Survival than Brutality. Colorless items are distinguished with a white color, rather than the colors of the base item's scaling stats.

Legendary Items[edit | edit source]

Legendaries are powerful variants of items that you can get as a random drop from mobs with a very low chance (1% and 6% for common mobs and Elites, respectively), as a reward after beating a boss without getting hit or from a Legendary altar. Legendary altars have a base 2% chance of spawning per biome, which increases by 15% for each biome that didn't have one, thus ensuring you find a Legendary altar in most of your runs. These altars hold a legendary item and project an AoE aura that gives the enemies around it extra defense (66% damage reduction); those enemies need to be killed before you can grab the item, making it a high risk/reward situation. Legendary items always grant +1 Stat and cannot be upgraded but are Colorless and therefore scale with your highest stat. Furthermore, they possess unique powerful affixes, and re-rolling their affixes at the Minor Forge is much cheaper making it easier to build synergies.

  • Colorless (scales with your highest stat)
  • A specific affix (predetermined for each base item) which has a 15% chance to be applied after all other affixes have been generated, ignoring the usual affix generation rules
  • Cheap re-rolling cost

Legendary items are distinguished with a gold color, rather than the colors of the base item's scaling stats.

The item pool for Legendary items is not limited to unlocked items but heavily skewed towards them. It is possible to get any Legendary item except Symmetrical Lance on a fresh save, however it will be much more likely to get an item from the starter pool. On a save with all items unlocked, the chances of getting any item seem to be equal.[1]

Weapons[edit | edit source]

The player can only carry two weapons at a time. Picking up a third weapon will show a menu that compares all three weapons and asks the player if they want to discard a carried weapon for the new weapon.

Melee Weapons[edit | edit source]

All melee weapons' DPS increase based on the player's Strength Stat.png Brutality Stat, but some weapons have alternate scaling with Skill Stat.png Tactics (e.g. Cursed Sword and Frantic Sword) or Health Stat.png Survival (e.g. The Nutcracker and Broad Sword), which means their DPS will scale off the higher stat between the two.

Icon Name Description Blueprint Location Base DPS Base Special DPS Scaling Item ID
Rusty Sword Icon.png
Rusty Sword Kills things. Sometimes... Starter weapon until Random Melee Weapon is unlocked (then found in secret tile in the starting area). 119 DPS N/A Strength Stat.png 47
Balanced Blade Icon.png
Balanced Blade Damage increases up to +100% when you strike repeatedly. Inflicts critical hits after 10 successive hits. Always unlocked 89 DPS 139 DPS Strength Stat.png 49
Twin Daggers Icon.png
Twin Daggers Inflicts a critical hit on the 3rd consecutive strike.

Two knives for the price of one, more violence for your dollar!

Always unlocked 201 DPS Strength Stat.png 53
Nutcracker Icon.png
Nutcracker Inflicts a critical hit if the target is stunned, frozen or immobilized. Always unlocked 134 DPS 297 DPS Str Hp.png 67
Blood Sword Icon.png
Blood Sword Causes bleeding (9 DPS for 6 sec). Dropped by Zombie (100% chance) 109 DPS 9 bleeding DPS Strength Stat.png 52
Spartan Sandals Icon.png
Spartan Sandals Knocks back enemies, dealing 90 extra damage if the enemy hits a wall. The final strike in the combo will knock any enemy back.


Dropped by Runner (100% chance) 21 DPS 90 bonus damage Strength Stat.png 68
Oiled Sword Icon.png
Oiled Sword Douses the enemy with flammable oil. Dropped by Bat (1.7% chance) 149 DPS N/A Strength Stat.png 74
Broadsword Icon.png
Broadsword The second and third hits are critical.

Slow and heavy, but deliciously vicious.

Obtained from Tutorial Knight's corpse within the Prisoners' Quarters 273 DPS Str Hp.png 54
Assassin's Dagger Icon.png
Assassin's Dagger Inflicts a critical hit when you stab your enemy in the back.

Light but deadly if you know how to use it.

Found above the starting point of the Promenade of the Condemned 100 DPS 300 critical DPS Strength Stat.png 51
Frantic Sword Icon.png
Frantic Sword Inflicts a critical hit when you have less than 50% health.

The weapon of choice of fighters who like to live dangerously.

Dropped by Kamikaze (0.4% chance) 137 DPS 285 critical DPS Str Skill.png 76
Cursed Sword Icon.png
Cursed Sword One hit and you're dead.

So you like to play hardball, do ya?

Dropped by Conjunctivius on first kill 407 DPS N/A Str Skill.png 56
Shovel Icon.png
Shovel Knocks back enemies and bombs.

Any object is a deadly weapon if it's moving fast enough...

Dropped by Purulent Zombie (Graveyard) (0.4% chance) 144 DPS N/A Str Hp.png 55
Spite Sword Icon.png
Spite Sword Inflict a critical hit if you took damage less than 8 sec ago, or if you're cursed.

A rusty weapon that reveals its power when things get tough.

Dropped by Buzzcutter (0.03% chance) 131 DPS 315 critical DPS Strength Stat.png 50
Valmont's Whip Icon.png
Valmont's Whip Ignores shields. Inflicts a critical hit if the tip of the whip strikes the enemy.

Popularized by the well-dressed Baron Valmont du Cul.

Dropped by Disgusting Worm (0.4% chance) 109 DPS 305 critical DPS Str Hp.png 72
Wrenching Whip Icon.png
Wrenching Whip Ignores shields, pulls victims toward you and inflicts a critical hit on the 3rd strike. Dropped by Pirate Captain (0.4% chance) 129 DPS 187 critical DPS Strength Stat.png 73
Impaler Icon.png
Impaler Inflicts a critical hit if the target is up against a wall. Dropped by the The Concierge on second kill 117 DPS 300 critical DPS Strength Stat.png 63
Sadist's Stiletto Icon.png
Sadist's Stiletto Inflicts a critical hit if the target is bleeding or poisoned.

Hit 'em where it hurts.

Dropped by Spiker (1.7% chance) 109 DPS 191 critical DPS Strength Stat.png 57
War Spear Icon.png
War Spear Inflicts a critical hit when you strike several targets at the same time.

Greater range but less speed.

Dropped by Hammer (1.7% chance) 149 DPS 306 critical DPS Str Hp.png 62
Rapier Icon.png
Rapier Inflicts a critical hit immediately after a roll or a parry.

It's all in the wrist...

Dropped by Scorpion (0.4% chance) 106 DPS 268 critical DPS Strength Stat.png 65
Spiked Boots Icon.png
Spiked Boots Inflicts a critical hit if the kick interrupts an attack. Dropped by Thorny (0.4% chance) 101 DPS 297 critical DPS Strength Stat.png 69
Hayabusa Boots Icon.png
Hayabusa Boots The last hit inflicts area-of-effect damage and pushes enemies back. Found at the end of the Forgotten Sepulcher 128 DPS N/A Strength Stat.png 70
Hayabusa Gauntlets Icon.png
Hayabusa Gauntlets Inflicts critical hits if the victim has less than 40% HP. Dropped by Lancer (0.4% chance) 124 DPS 243 critical DPS Strength Stat.png 71
Torch Icon.png
Torch Burns your enemies (15 DPS for 2.7 seconds).

Talk about mood lighting!

Dropped by Spawner (1.7% chance) 99 DPS 15 burning DPS Strength Stat.png 75
Symmetrical Lance Icon.png
Symmetrical Lance Inflicts critical hits for 6 sec if you quickly kill 2 enemies with this weapon. Dropped by The Hand of the King on first kill 168 DPS 251 critical DPS Str Hp.png 64
Swift Sword Icon.png
Swift Sword Inflicts a critical hit if you have an active speed buff.

Forget about taking your time. To get real results, strike hard and fast.

Unlocked on 1st completed Daily Run (only one completion per day counts) 112 DPS 171 critical DPS Strength Stat.png 58
Meat Skewer Icon.png
Meat Skewer Lets you go behind your enemy.

Now you see me, now you don't!

Unlocked on 10th completed Daily Run (only one completion per day counts) 141 DPS N/A Strength Stat.png 66
Giant Killer Icon.png
Giant Killer Inflicts a critical hit if the victim is an Elite or a Boss.

The bigger they are...

Dropped by The Giant on first kill 186 DPS 465 critical DPS Str Hp.png 59
Shrapnel Axes Icon.png
Shrapnel Axes Metal shards burst from the axes when you strike enemies, inflicting approximately 130 damage. Dropped by Demon (0.4% chance) 135 DPS N/A Str Skill.png 60
Seismic Strike Icon.png
Seismic Strike Unleashes shock waves through the ground, locking enemies in place. Dropped by Bomber (0.4% chance) 147 DPS N/A Str Hp.png 61
Flawless Icon.png
Flawless Inflicts critical hits if you haven't taken damage for at least 30 seconds. Dropped by Slammer (0.4% chance) 104 DPS 270 DPS Str Hp.png 77

Ranged Weapons[edit | edit source]

All ranged weapons scale with Skill Stat.png Tactics, but some of them can also scale with Strength Stat.png Brutality (some ranged weapons designed to be used in close combat) or Health Stat.png Survival (some slow, heavy-hitting ranged weapons).

Two major classes of ranged weapons exist: bows and crossbows, which usually have limited ammunition, and spells, magic weapons which do not have ammunition. Some weapons with ammo cannot benefit from the effect of the Ammo mutation, they are denoted with in the following table (namely Frost Blast, Hokuto's Bow, Ice Shard and Boomerang).

Icon Name Description Blueprint Location Base DPS Base Special Damage Scaling Item ID
Beginner's Bow.png
Beginner's Bow Ammo: 6

Ammo comes back after enemies are killed.

The Jailer's son was getting pretty good at hunting rats with this...

Starter bow until Random Starter Bow is purchased (found in secret tile near the place where you start afterwards) 100 DPS N/A Skill Stat.png 78
Multiple-nocks Bow Icon.png
Multiple-nocks Bow Ammo: 18

Shoots 3 arrows at the same time.

Always unlocked 190 DPS N/A Skill Stat.png 79
Throwing Knife Icon.png
Throwing Knife Ammo: 8

Causes bleeding (20 DPS for 2 seconds). Automatically targets the nearest enemy.

Always unlocked 14 DPS 20 bleeding DPS Skill Stat.png 97
Electric Whip Icon.png
Electric Whip Automatically targets nearby enemies. Ignores shields. Always unlocked 128 DPS N/A Str Skill.png 98
Fire Brands Icon.png
Fire Brands Burns enemies and the ground (19 DPS for 3 sec). Always unlocked 8 DPS 19 burning DPS Str Skill.png 99
Frost Blast Icon.png
Frost Blast Ammo: 4 †

Freezes enemies in front of you. No damage if the target is already frozen.

Always unlocked 48 DPS N/A Skill Stat.png 104
Bow and Endless Quiver Icon.png
Bow and Endless Quiver Unlimited ammo. Last shot is a critical hit!

"You can never have too many arrows" - Legolas

Dropped by Undead Archer (0.03% chance) 133 DPS N/A Skill Stat.png 80
Marksman's Bow Icon.png
Marksman's Bow Ammo: 6

Inflicts a critical hit at long range.

Slow, but devastating at long range. A sniper's delight.

Found behind the Timed Gate (closes after 8 minutes) in the Ossuary 50 DPS 300 critical DPS Skill Hp.png 81
Infantry Bow Icon.png
Infantry Bow Ammo: 5

Inflicts a critical hit at close range.

A bow designed for close combat.

Dropped by Undead Archer (1.7% chance) 68 DPS 189 critical DPS Str Skill.png 83
Quick Bow Icon.png
Quick Bow Ammo: 10

Inflicts a critical hit if the target has 2 or more arrows stuck in its body.

Speed at the detriment of accuracy.

Behind the starting point in the Prisoners' Quarters, up some ledges on the wall 43 DPS 141 critical DPS Skill Stat.png 84
Ice Bow Icon.png
Ice Bow Ammo: 4

Briefly freezes enemies.

Dropped by Undead Archer (0.4% chance) 46 DPS N/A Skill Stat.png 85
Heavy Crossbow Icon.png
Heavy Crossbow Ammo: 15

Shoots several short-range bolts at once.

A point-blank blast.

Dropped by The Concierge on first kill 280 DPS N/A Skill Hp.png 86
Repeater Crossbow Icon.png
Repeater Crossbow Ammo: 30

Fires multiple bolts, periodically immobilising enemies. Inflicts critical hits on immobilised targets.

Dropped by Dark Tracker (0.4% chance) 71 DPS 123 DPS Skill Hp.png 87
Hokuto's Bow Icon.png
Hokuto's Bow Ammo: 2 †

Marks the enemy, who then takes +75 DPS for 20 sec. If the enemy dies, the mark spreads.

You don't know it yet, but you're already dead.

Dropped by Cannibal (1.7% chance) 25 DPS 75 extra DPS Str Skill.png 95
Ice Crossbow Icon.png
Ice Crossbow Ammo: 9

Tap to freeze enemies. Hold to inflict critical damage.

Dropped by The Time Keeper on second kill 60 DPS 171 critical DPS Skill Stat.png 88
Explosive Crossbow Icon.png
Explosive Crossbow Bolts explose in the area of effect. Any enemy hit by a bolt suffers a critical wound. Can be found in the Promenade of the Condemned through the three locked doors 79 DPS 134 critical DPS Skill Hp.png 89
Nerves of Steel Icon.png
Nerves of Steel Ammo: 4

Inflicts a critical hit if the arrow is shot at right moment.

To the far right in the Ramparts, by jumping on top of an invisible platform. This weapon can only be unlocked under the special circumstance, that the last tower does NOT have the exit to the next stage or the secret amethyst. 56 DPS 229 critical DPS Skill Hp.png 96
Alchemic Carbine Icon.png
Alchemic Carbine Poisons its victims (20 DPS for 6 seconds). In a secret room in the Ancient Sewers, through a long hole obscured by vines that can be rolled through. 18 DPS 20 poison DPS Str Skill.png 90
Lightning Bolt Icon.png
Lightning Bolt Hold to inflict critical hits.

Join the dark side.

Dropped by Inquisitor (1.7% chance) 122 DPS 277 critical DPS Skill Hp.png 102
Fire Blast icon.png
Fire Blast Burns enemies and any ground in range. Inflicts critical hits when oil is present.

Rare, medium or well-done?

Dropped by Masker (1.7% chance) 150 DPS 196 critical DPS Str Skill.png 103
Ice Shard Icon.png
Ice Shard Ammo: 3 †

Slows down enemies during 3 sec. Inflicts critical hits on targets is in water or covered in oil.

Dropped by The Time Keeper on first kill 58 DPS 232 critical DPS Str Skill.png 100
Pyrotechnics Icon.png
Pyrotechnics Launches multiple flaming projectiles. Inflicts critical damage on targets covered in oil. Dropped by Caster (1.7% chance) 89 DPS 161 critical DPS Skill Stat.png 101
Boomerang Icon.png
Boomerang Ammo: 1 †

Comes back to you automatically.

Old faithful.

Behind the third locked door in High Peak Castle (next to the exit to the Throne Room).

Requires the Spider Rune / Homunculus Rune or an amulet with two extra air jumps to reach the Blueprint.

89 DPS N/A Skill Hp.png 91
The Boy's Axe Icon.png
The Boy's Axe Ammo: 1

Blocks the victim. Inflicts 135 damage when called back to the user.


Dropped by Ground Shaker (1.7% chance) 119 DPS N/A Str Skill.png 93
War Javelin Icon.png
War Javelin Ammo: 1

Impales all enemies in its path. If they're close to a wall they take 90 extra damage. The javelin must be retrieved (if not, it comes back automatically after 15 seconds).

At the end of an obstacle course in Cavern (next to the exit to the Guardian's Haven). 110 DPS N/A Skill Hp.png 94
Magic Missiles Icon.png
Magic Missiles Automatically targets the nearest enemy. Dropped by Arbiter (0.4% chance) 111 DPS N/A Skill Stat.png 105
Hemorrhage Icon.png
Hemorrhage Ammo: 5

Causes bleeding (25 DPS for 3 seconds). Deals a critical hit if the target is bleeding or poisoned.

Dropped by Magistrate of Death (0.4% chance) 47 DPS 187 critical DPS

25 bleeding DPS

Skill Hp.png 92
Sonic Crossbow Icon.png
Sonic Crossbow Ammo: 20

Fires through enemies and keeps shooting when held down.

Found at the top of the exit tower in Astrolab, requires Apex key. 136 DPS N/A Skill Stat.png 82

† Not affected by the Ammunition mutation

Shields[edit | edit source]

Shields are a special sub-class of weapons which focus on protecting the player from damage rather than killing enemies.

Passive effects[edit | edit source]

Carrying a shield causes a force field to be granted for 0.5 seconds whenever the player takes damage. This barrier absorbs most types of damage while active (the exception is damage-over-time from status effects such as poison and darkness); however, force fields, both from shields and from other sources, reduce rally effect health gain by 65% while active, making it more difficult to recover recently-lost health before the rally effect expires.

Active effects[edit | edit source]

Holding a shield's assigned button deploys it in front of the player after a 0.37-second windup. Attacks originating from in front of the shield which hit the player are reduced by the percentage specified on the shield (usually 75%) before being further reduced by other damage-reducing effects, and block damage, listed as non-critical damage, is dealt to enemies using melee attacks.

Tapping a shield's assigned button instead causes the player to attempt a parry with the shield. If no attacks arrive within the parry window, the player loses the ability to block or parry again for 0.6 seconds. However, if a non-shockwave attack or a bomb comes into contact with the shield during the parry window, any damage from the attack is nullified completely, the ability to parry subsequent attacks is preserved, and additional effects occur depending on the nature of the attack:

  • Melee attackers take parry damage (indicated on the shield as a critical damage value).
  • Ranged attacks are absorbed, then shot out as a forward arrow (like those produced by the Front Arrow affix) which deals 80 base damage.
  • Bombs are thrown forward at great speed, exploding for 90 base damage.
  • Explosions are absorbed without producing any retaliatory attacks.
  • Purulent Zombie's eggs will turn into three Biters, which will attack any enemies.

Note: While using a parry-capable shield, the player will automatically parry attacks that land within the first 0.2 seconds after starting to raise the shield as long as the shield's assigned button is still being held down at the time of the attack landing.

Effect scaling[edit | edit source]

Block and parry damage outputs of shields are usually increased based on the player's Health Stat.png Survival stat. The absorbed percentage of damage while blocking, however, can only be increased by the presence of the Shield Absorb affix (7% extra absorbed damage while held up).

Icon Name Description Blueprint Location Block Damage Parry Damage Absorbed Damage Scaling Item ID
Old Wooden Shield Icon.png
Old Wooden Shield Hold the shield up to reduce some damage. Parry at the right time to cancel all damage. Secondary weapon only. Starter shield until Random Starter Shield is purchased (found in secret tile near the place where you start afterwards) 15 damage 30 damage 75% Health Stat.png 106
Greed Shield Icon.png
Greed Shield A successful parry knocks out enemies' teeth (1 per enemy) and transforms arrows into gold. The value of this loot increases if you have less than 1000 gold. Always unlocked 40 damage 80 damage 75% Health Stat.png 114
Cudgel Icon.png
Cudgel Stuns blocked enemies. Stuns lasts longer if a parry is successful. Always unlocked 20 damage 40 damage 75% Health Stat.png 108
Rampart Icon.png
Rampart Absorbs more damage. Generates a force field for 3 sec on a successful parry. Dropped by Shieldbearer (0.4% chance) 40 damage 80 damage 85% Health Stat.png 111
Bloodthirsty Shield Icon.png
Bloodthirsty Shield Blocked attacks inflict bleeding (20 DPS for 3 seconds). Effect extended to nearby enemies on a successful parry. Dropped by Shieldbearer (0.03% chance) 15 damage (20 bleeding DPS) 30 damage (20 bleeding DPS) 75% Health Stat.png 113
Assault Shield Icon.png
Assault Shield Blocks attacks while charging forward. Found behind the Timed Door (closes after 2 minutes) in the transition before Promenade of the Condemned 20 damage 40 damage 75% Health Stat.png 112
Parry Shield Icon.png
Parry Shield Cannot be held up. Blocked grenades and shots are returned with added power. Found in a secret area within Stilt Village N/A 100 damage N/A Health Stat.png 116
Punishment Icon.png
Punishment Blocked attacks inflict damage to nearby enemies. Critical damage if parry is successful. Found in room behind key door within the Clock Tower 50 damage 80 damage 75% Health Stat.png 109
Knockback Shield Icon.png
Knockback Shield Blocked attacks push enemies backwards. Effect doubled on a successful parry. Dropped by Catcher (0.4% chance) 30 damage 60 damage 75% Skill Hp.png 110
Spiked Shield Icon.png
Spiked Shield Inflicts major damage on blocked enemies. Dropped by Cleaver (1.7% chance) 70 damage 140 damage 75% Health Stat.png 115
Force Shield Icon.png
Force Shield Generates a temporary forcefield when held up. It regenerates slowly when the shield is not held up. Parries speed up the process. Dropped by Purulent Zombie (Sewers) (0.4% chance) 40 damage N/A 75% Health Stat.png 117
Front Line Shield Icon.png
Front Line Shield Inflicts +125% damage if you hit an enemy in hand-to-hand combat in the last 5 seconds. Found in a secret area in Ancient Sewers[2] 25 damage 50 damage 75% Str Hp.png 107
Thunder Shield Icon.png
Thunder Shield Inflicts 55 electric DPS when held up. The damage increases to 155 DPS for 8 seconds after parrying successfully. Dropped by Defender (0.4% chance) 40 damage 75% Skill Hp.png 118

Skills[edit | edit source]

Skills are secondary abilities that can be used in combat. The player never starts with skills and must find them throughout the run.

The player has two skill slots. Upon picking up a third skill, a menu which compares all three appears, allowing the player to choose which of the three skills to discard.

Equipped skills can be swapped with each other in the pause menu with the Interact key.

Skills are roughly split into three types: traps and turrets, grenades, and miscellaneous powers.

Traps & Turrets[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description Blueprint Location Base Damage Base Cooldown Time Scaling Item ID
Sinew Slicer Icon.png
Sinew Slicer Fires saws on nearby enemies, inflicting 20 damage/s, plus 6 bleeding DPS (lasts 1.5 sec). Always unlocked 20 DPS (6 bleeding DPS) 10 seconds Skill Stat.png 1
Wolf Trap Icon.png
Wolf Trap Launches 2 traps which immobilize enemies for 6.5 seconds. Increases all damage taken by trapped enemies by 40 DPS. Always unlocked 40 DPS 14 seconds Skill Hp.png 6
Double Crossb-o-matic Icon.png
Double Crossb-o-matic Fires at 2 nearby enemies, each shot inflicts 45 DPS. Dropped by Zombie (0.4% chance) 45 DPS 10 seconds Skill Stat.png 0
Heavy Turret Icon.png
Heavy Turret Fires on all nearby enemies and inflicts 110 DPS. Your own damage is increased by 15% if you are close to the turret. Dropped by Slasher (0.4% chance) 110 DPS 10 seconds Skill Stat.png 2
Barnacle Icon.png
Barnacle Fires rapidly on enemies passing below inflicting 52 DPS. You need to be close by for this to work. Lasts 9 sec. Dropped by Thorny (1.7% chance) 52 DPS 10 seconds Skill Stat.png 3
Flamethrower Turret Icon.png
Flamethrower Turret Burns nearby enemies for 2 seconds (18 DPS). Dropped by Shocker (0.4% chance) 18 burning DPS 6 seconds Str Skill.png 4
Cleaver (Skill) Icon.png
Cleaver Inflicts 35 DPS and bleeding (6 DPS for 1.8 sec) to enemies walking on it. Dropped by Runner (1.7% chance) 35 DPS (6 bleeding DPS) 10 seconds Str Skill.png 5
Crusher Icon.png
Crusher Violently crushes enemies in its area of effect (200 damage). Dropped by Lacerator (0.4% chance) 200 damage 14 seconds Skill Hp.png 7
Explosive Decoy Icon.png
Explosive Decoy You disappear for 2.5 seconds and leave a lure in your place which attracts all nearby enemies. Explodes after 2.5 seconds (110 damage). Dropped by Protector (0.4% chance) 110 damage 12 seconds Skill Stat.png 8
The Night Light Icon.png
The Night Light Deploys a lantern that grants light which diminishes after a while. Skill cannot be unlocked - it only appears at the start of the Forgotten Sepulcher N/A 120 seconds Yes 11

Grenades[edit | edit source]

Grenades are unique in that they all mainly scale with the Strength Stat.png Brutality stat, though some of them can also scale with Skill Stat.png Tactics (crowd control grenades) or Health Stat.png Survival (Powerful Grenade and Swarm). Сooldown Grenades are improved based on the player's Strength Stat.png Brutality stat.

Icon Name Description Blueprint Location Base Damage Base Cooldown Time Damage reduction Scaling Item ID
Infantry Grenade Icon.png
Infantry Grenade Quick to use, but not super powerful. Always unlocked 90 damage 4 seconds No Strength Stat.png 13
Heavy Grenade Icon.png
Powerful Grenade Causes a large explosion. Dropped by Bombardier (1.7% chance) 250 damage 13 seconds No Str Hp.png 12
Cluster Grenade Icon.png
Cluster Grenade Explodes into 6 mini bombs inflicting 50 damage each Dropped by Slasher (1.7% chance) 50 damage/bomb 20 seconds No Strength Stat.png 14
Ice Grenade Icon.png
Ice Grenade Explodes, freezing nearby enemies for 5 seconds and inflicting 35 damage. Always unlocked 35 damage 18 seconds Yes Str Skill.png 17
Fire Grenade Icon.png
Fire Grenade Inflicts 12 damage and burns nearby enemies for 3 seconds (25 DPS). Dropped by Grenadier (1.7% chance) 12 damage (25 burning DPS) 13 seconds No Strength Stat.png 18
Magnetic Grenade Icon.png
Magnetic Grenade Attracts anything close to it and deals 12 DPS (lasts 5.5 sec). Dropped by Grenadier (0.4% chance) 12 DPS 16 seconds No Strength Stat.png 15
Stun Grenade Icon.png
Stun Grenade Inflicts 20 damage and stuns nearby enemies for 2 seconds. Found in the Ramparts 20 damage 18 seconds Yes Str Skill.png 16
Root Grenade Icon.png
Root Grenade Immobilizes all nearby enemies for 3 seconds and inflicts 30 DPS while they are trapped. Behind Timed Door in the Collector's Room after the Black Bridge (closes after 15 minutes) 30 DPS 16 seconds No Str Skill.png 19
Oil Grenade Icon.png
Oil Grenade Inflicts 60 damage and covers nearby enemies with flammable oil. Dropped by Hammer (0.4% chance) 60 damage 10 seconds No Strength Stat.png 20
Swarm Icon.png
Swarm Summons 2 biters to serve you for 30 seconds (cumulative up to 8 max). Dropped by Disgusting Worm (0.4% chance) Not displayed 0.4 second No Str Hp.png 21
Hunter's Grenade Icon.png
Hunter's Grenade Throw this grenade at a monster to aggravate it a little. Beat it down to 40% health or less, then use the Blueprint Extractor on the monster to obtain a blueprint from it

Catch 'em all!

Unlocked at the Collector, through the Specialist's Showroom upgrade.

Afterwards spawns behind golden door (which requires 7500 gold to unlock on base difficulty) within Specialist's Shop in Prisoners' Quarters.

N/A N/A No Strength Stat.png

(it actually deals no damage)


Powers[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description Blueprint Location Base Damage Base Cooldown Time Damage reduction Scaling Item ID
Death Orb Icon.png
Death Orb Summons a slow moving but devastating orb of energy (50 damage and 125 DPS, lasts for 12 sec). Dropped by Cleaver (0.4% chance) 50 damage on hit and 125 DPS 20 seconds No Skill Stat.png 24
Tornado Icon.png
Tornado Inflicts 80 DPS to all enemies caught inside. Changes direction when it hits a wall. Lasts for 10 sec. Dropped by Guardian Knight (0.4% chance) 80 DPS 24 seconds No Skill Stat.png 25
Knife Dance Icon.png
Knife Dance Launches a storm of knives around you which cause bleeding (40 DPS for 4 sec). Dropped by Bat (0.4% chance) 5 damage on hit and 40 bleeding DPS per effect 16 seconds No Str Skill.png 26
Corrupted Power Icon.png
Corrupted Power Your attacks deal an additional 50 DPS for 8 seconds. You also take +30% extra damage during this period. Dropped by Protector (0.4% chance) 50 DPS 16 seconds Yes Skill Hp.png 27
Vampirism Icon.png
Vampirism Nearby enemies bleed (40 DPS for 20 sec) and drop a healing item (heals 5% HP). Dropped by Inquisitor (0.4% chance) 40 bleeding DPS N/A Yes Skill Hp.png Vampirism: 28

Empty Vampirism: 29

Tonic Icon.png
Tonic Heals 4% HP and completely protects you for 3 seconds. Must be recharged after use. Always unlocked 10 damage

Heal 4% of HP

N/A Yes Skill Hp.png Tonic: 30

Empty Tonic: 31

Grappling Hook Icon.png
Grappling Hook Pulls an enemy to you. The next attack on this enemy inflicts +40% damage and stuns for 1 sec.

Yes, just like Scorpion...

Dropped by Catcher (0.4% chance) 40% 3 seconds No Skill Hp.png 33
Phaser Icon.png
Phaser Teleports you behind the enemy. The next attack inflicts +70 damage. Dropped by Runner (0.4% chance) 70 damage 2 seconds No Str Skill.png 34
Corrosive Cloud Icon.png
Corrosive Cloud Creates a toxic cloud that lasts 15 sec, inflicting bleed and poison damage (8 DPS for 2 sec). Dropped by Purulent Zombie (Graveyard) (0.4% chance) 8 bleed/poison DPS 20 seconds No Skill Stat.png 36
Lacerating Aura Icon.png
Lacerating Aura Inflicts 85 DPS to nearby targets (lasts 4 sec). Unlocked on 5th completed Daily Run (only one completion per day counts) 85 DPS 12 seconds No Skill Stat.png 37
Wave of Denial Icon.png
Wave of Denial Repels all nearby enemies back and inflicts 30 damage. If the victim is thrown against a wall, it takes 60 extra damage. Dropped by Bombardier (1.7% chance) 30 (90) damage 3 seconds No Skill Stat.png 38
Wings of the Crow Icon.png
Wings of the Crow Temporarily (4 sec) allows you to float in the air while inflicting 75 DPS to enemies below you.


Dropped by Golem (1.7% chance) 75 DPS 24 seconds No Skill Stat.png 39
Great Owl of War Icon.png
Great Owl of War Summon a Great Owl pet (32 DPS). Activating this skill again will anger the Great Owl (105 DPS). The Great Owl disappears if you take any damage. Dropped by Knife Thrower (0.4% chance) 32 DPS 10 seconds No Skill Stat.png Owl: 43

Owl Buff: 44

Blueprint Extractor Icon.png
Blueprint Extractor Use this on a monster transformed by the Hunter's Grenade with less than 40% health remaining Drops nearby transformed monster after Hunter's Grenade successfuly used N/A N/A N/A Skill Stat.png

(it actually deals no damage)

Forgotten Map.png
Forgotten Map Reveals your surroundings. Only works once. Unlocked at the Collector, through the Specialist's Showroom upgrade.

Afterwards spawns behind golden door (which requires 10000 gold to unlock on base difficulty) within Specialist's Shop in Prisoners' Quarters.

N/A N/A Yes Skill Stat.png

(it actually deals no damage)


Removed Gear[edit | edit source]

Skills[edit | edit source]

Powers[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description Blueprint Location Base Damage Base Cooldown Time Damage reduction Scaling Item ID Removed In
Temporal Distortion Icon.png
Temporal Distortion Slows down all enemies for 3.5 seconds. Dropped by Failed Experiment (0.4% chance) 0 20 seconds Yes Skill Stat.png 35 v1.2.5

Amulets[edit | edit source]

You may only equip one amulet at a time, but their effects are powerful...
"A fine object, adroitly hidden under your clothes to make less work for the artists."

Amulets come in ruby, golden, ice, sapphire, or moonstone. They are most frequently acquired by defeating Elite enemies or by opening a Timed or Perfect Door. Amulets can also be found within Challenge Rift chests, on corpses or by rummaging through loot in lore rooms. Amulets carry one or more affixes, grant damage reduction and can give the player more stats (Brutality/Tactics/Survival).

As amulets are leveled items, the gear levels of Biomes affect the quantity and quality of the Affixes on the amulets found within them, as well as the number of stats and the percentage of damage reduction they grant.

Prisoner's Collar[edit | edit source]

"Nothing worth mentioning, except maybe a vague whiff of dead rat..."

The player starts every run with the Prisoner's Collar equipped. It gives no benefits of any kind.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Test done by fighting the Concierge 80 times on a fresh save and 49 times on a 100% save. probability to get a Legendary from the starter pool was 71% on a fresh save and 12% on a 100% save. The theoretical probability assuming equal chance to drop all items is 16%.