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Defiled Rune

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Defiled Rune
Stack digit 1.png
Defiled Rune inventory icon
Statistics
Type Tool
Tooltip Halves your max HP and increases enemy damage resistance by 50%.
Increases most rare item drop chances and enemies drop 2 times the cash.
Using this while a boss is alive will instantly kill you and despawn the boss.
Can be toggled on and off.
Rarity Rarity Level: 11

"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.
  • If an item's drop chance is less than 5%, it will be raised to 5%.
    • For some Calamity-only items, this allows them to be dropped twice, albeit with a very low chance.
    • The Halibut Cannon is the sole exception to this rule.
  • 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.

Drops[edit | edit source]

While the Defiled Rune is active, some enemies will drop items that they normally will only drop in certain biomes.

Enemy Item Rate
Cryon.png Cryon Amarok.png Amarok 5%
Sun Bat.png Sun Bat Hel-Fire.png Hel-Fire 5%

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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