"Your soul is mine..."
The Defiled Rune is an item that can be activated and deactivated while in Revengeance Mode or Death Mode. When active, it has multiple effects on gameplay:
- Halves the player's maximum life.
- Increases the damage resistance (DR) of all enemies by a varying percentage that causes them to take half as much damage as they originally would have.
- Certain items with drop rates below 5% are raised to 5%.
- Doubles the amount of money that drops from enemies.
- Some enemies will drop items that they normally will only drop in certain biomes.
It can be crafted at an Altar and does not have any ingredients.
The following items' drop rates are increased to 5% while the Defiled Rune is active.
While the Defiled Rune is active, some enemies will drop items anywhere that they normally will only drop in certain biomes.
- If used while a boss is alive, it will instantly kill the player and despawn any active bosses.
- The effect of this item tends to cause some bosses to spawn twice at the same time.