The Catacombs

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The Catacombs

The Catacombs are the third Area of the game.

This level requires players to take more caution with delayed spike traps and stronger enemies.

This Area is generally considered a massive difficulty spike in comparison to Forest. Take your time, and watch your health!

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Catacombs[edit | edit source]

Image Name HP Attacks/Movement
Hand.png Hand 50 This monster will walk around the floor, walls and ceiling just like a Worm, but much faster. Upon spotting a player, they will approach and glow before lunging a short distance at the player.

If the player is caught by it, they will hold them for 2–3 seconds before dealing 20-30 damage. After missing or attacking successfully, they will run until they can lunge again.

Carcass.png Carcass 60 This monster will walk from side to side of the floor until it spots a player. It cannot jump, but will fall through blocks in order to reach a player below them.

Upon spotting a player they will walk faster in their direction and attack with their arms after coming close enough. If a player is on a tile above them, they will tunnel through the ground to appear on the tile the player is.

Ghost.png Ghost 50 This monster spawns invisible normally farther away from the player.

It becomes visible if you go near it, but it will circle around you, and eventually become invisible and float in place. After about 1–2 seconds, it will dash at the player, going through obstacles and walls to do around 8-10 damage. (This damage information was taken with 3 defense.

Summoned bones mage.png Summoned Bones Mage 20 Can only be summoned by the Necromancer. It can cast a lightning spell that phases through walls and deals around 10 damage.
Summoned Bones Warrior.png Summoned Bones

Warrior

20 Can only be summoned by the Necromancer. It will swing its sword at the player, dealing around 15 damage.


All Areas[edit source]

Image Name HP Attacks/Movement
Enemy thief.png Hostile Thief 15 Once it sees a player, it will rush towards them trying to attack them. If it manages to hit the player, dealing 0-1 damage, the player will be stunned for approximately 2 seconds, and the thief will then be able to loot the player's coins. The thief will then attempt to escape from the player. It stands still when the player is not nearby.
Thief.png Friendly Thief 100-300 The Friendly Thief will only spawn on stages that have a Shopkeeper's Stash. You can interact with it to accept its quest.

It is advised to not, under any circumstances, attack the Friendly Thief. It has over a hundred HP and deals a lot of damage.

Mimicinactiveactive.png Mimic 10 A mimic will stand still, disguising itself as a chest until a careless adventurer comes nearby. After a adventurer comes close enough or after it gets attacked, it will show its true form and will begin to jump around, trying to bite the player for around 5 damage.

After being defeated, it will drop an item, just like a normal chest. Unlike chests, which have grey locks, Mimics have a red lock. Mimics' HP remains the same regardless of the area it appears on, making it a fairly easy enemy to spot and kill after the first areas.

Minnow.png Minnow 1 The Minnow is a neutral entity. It doesn't grant any gold or experience points. You are able to gain HP by attacking it with a Weapon with the Lifesteal Attribute

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Necromancer

he Necromancer is one of the three bosses that spawn in The Catacombs

It has 250HP.

Behavior

Will follow the player with wall phasing ability, cannot be hit while he's moving.

Attacks

Attack Description
Teleport The Necromancer teleports to a new, nearby, location.
Skeleton Summon The Necromancer summons a small group of skeletons that are comparable in attack to Zombies, but don't have as much HP.
Skeleton Mage Summon The Necromancer summons a small group of skeleton mages. These mages slow, and have low health, but fire high damage lighting bolts.
Bone Possesion The Necromancer takes the bones out of the corpses of the dead Skeletons and Skeleton mages, and then has the bones chase after the player. Note: Though a single bone does about 3 damage, in larger groups the bones can do much higher damage. In some cases, as high as 30 DMG! Note: You cannot block the bones with the Knight's block ability.

Strategy

Right after triggering the boss and grabbing his attention, make sure to run to a previously cleared area(or just clear the area around him) wait for a while until he follows you with his Teleport ability, then retreat and repeat. Try to kill the Summoned Skeletons and Summoned Skeleton Mages as fast as possible. he will just summon more and more leaving you no time to go anywhere near him to land a strike and the Summons do high amounts of damage anyways. Also be aware that the Possessed Bones are deceptively lethal. Be aware that having Hands, or Zombies around can make this already difficult fight, even tougher. Be sure to clear the area!

Abomination

The Abomination is one of the three bosses that spawn in The Catacombs

It has 250HP.

Behavior

Abom starts off with two spike balls, then gains spike balls as he loses health, they also don't orbit him when he's not attacking.

Attacks

Attack Description
Spawn Spike Balls The Abomination will spawn two spike balls shortly after getting triggered. It will summon up to two other spike balls, one at each after losing too much HP.
Emerge! The Mutant charges at the player, hitting the player with his circling spiked balls
Spiked Shot The Mutant Launch's each of his spiked balls into the player without much delay each dealing heavy damage and will return to him after they reached their maximum distance.

Strategy

If you have enough DPS you can get the jump on it and simply try to kill it in the time frame in which it summons its spike balls. You can also try to kite it and attack it using ranged spells or bows. While the abomination can move quickly through open areas, it is pretty slow while navigating through narrows chokepoints and while climbing up floors.

Zombie Dragon

The Zombie Dragon is one of the three bosses that you will encounter in The Catacombs

It has 250HP.

Behavior

The Zombie Dragon is a flying mob, which gives him enough mobility around the battlefield to chase the player in almost any area, Positions itself based on what attack it's going to do, Has Similar attack patterns to the Dragon in the Dark Caves

Attacks

Attack Description
Emerge! The zombie dragon charges at high speed at the player destoying terrain and dealing damage on impact, also releasing a shockwave similar to the Dark Cave's Dragon boss's stomp attack. Jump or hold on to ledges to avoid damage.
Explosive Flame Bolt Charges for 1 Explosive Flame bolt that explodes when hitting the player/ground
Explosive Flame Thrower The zombie dragon Charges to release 6-8 Explosive Flame bolts that are shot randomly around the area the dragon is facing
Homing Explosive Flames The zombie dragon Charges to release 6-8 Explosive Flame bolts that follow the player

Strategy

Just after the boss fight begins, retreat to a better positioning with no spike traps nor monsters and stay tuned for The Zombie Dragon to start his Emerge! attack animations. Jump upon his impact to avoid shockwave damage and counterattack quickly, then hide behind a wall at least 2 tiles tall fight to avoid damage.

The fireballs do still deal damage when the Hero has +4 fire resistance. This guide previously advised that the fire shield spell makes players immune to the Dragon's fire attacks, but that is no longer the case.

Traps[edit | edit source]

Spikes[edit | edit source]

Spikes.png

Touching this trap from above deals instant death to the player or creature, with some exceptions.

Countermeasures

Simply walking through spikes causes no harm whatsoever.

Spike Protection gear will permanently destroy wooden spikes when the player would otherwise be impaled on them.

The Featherfall status effect will let you fall through spikes harmlessly unless you are pressing Down to fall faster. It can be obtained from drinking a Potion of Featherfall, wearing Featherfall gear, or holding on to a Chicken.

Slowly sliding down walls using the Rogue's Acrobatics skill or Climb Walls gear will let you fall through spikes harmlessly.

Bad ideas

Some things do not offer spike protection, even though it seems like they might:

Special interactions

The Goblin King destroys spikes as if he wore Spike Protection gear. Other bosses except for the Rainbow Slime are entirely immune. Fox Thieves are also immune.

Knife Traps[edit | edit source]

Also known as spring-loaded spike traps, these gray knives are buried into the ground. They trigger only when a player walks on top of them, as no other creature triggers the trap. The knives surge upwards after a short delay, instantly killing any unlucky creature standing above.

Countermeasures

Light Feet gear lets the player walk across knife traps without triggering them.

Spike Protection gear still causes knife traps to be activated. However, instead of 999, they will only deal 5 damage.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Make your way through this floor slowly to avoid missteps.
  • Be wary of crates and barrels, as on this floor they can be magically thrown at players.
  • Shopping can be treacherous on this floor, see Carcass.
  • Ghosts can be easily petrified with the Frost Nova spell. This will cause them to fall to the bottom of the map before pursuing you again.
  • Hands can be a problem without any stun/knock-back items or enchanted equipment. Make sure you have a freezing weapon or high speed to avoid them.
  • Carcasses can be handled similarly to goblins, however with their tunneling ability they can catch you off guard.