Spiritual Shrine ‣ Special Items
Special items are items received after praying at a Spiritual Shrine. They are placed in the slot adjacent to the spell slot, and are either lost upon death or destroyed after one use. Picking up a second special item will replace your first one.
It does not prevent damage from wall or ceiling spikes or prevent spike traps from triggering and causing damage, like P.A.D. does.
If a Paladin blocks while standing on floor spikes, it will activate the shield and use mana.
Allows you to enter the castle without paying Charon's toll. It will be used the next time you enter the castle; you cannot choose not to use it. Very useful for getting a large pool of gold for the more expensive upgrades.
"Oh hoh ho! So you have my obol. I will let you pass for free, but only this time." -Charon
Curse of the HedgehogEdit
Taking damage will result in you dropping a large portion of your coins, much like a certain, well-known blue hedgehog. Even if you have the Bounty bonus, you can't earn money as you pick up the exact amount of coins you lost in the early games. Later after you're into NG+2 it is possible to regain more money than you lost and can be used to farm(best done on a barbarian with vampire runes)
Give the Hero one free Death Defy for the current round. The Hero is revived at 25% HP.
After you die, you are forced to give this Obol to Charon. From then you can re-enter the Alexander boss room where you are warped to a special stage: "Sir Wagner VS Alexander the IV". Your character is changed to a level 0 Hokage with two vault runes and high level equipment (dark sword, dark helm, retribution chestplate, retribution bracers, sky cape) and the teleport magic spell. You face against an extremely tough level 275 version of Alexander. The arena is surrounded by spikes with four platforms, separated into two (left/right) by more spikes, although it is possible to jump from one side to the other using the Hokage replacement technique. If you die in the special stage, you are transported back to your regular game with no punishment, able to retry the challenge.
Allows you to enter previously completed Khidr's boss room, where you will fight a massively buffed version of that boss - Neo Khidr, whose attack patterns are much the same, but it is Level 275 - with an updated (and much more difficult) version of the arena. The player becomes a level 0 genderswapped Spellsword with 248 health, 50 mana, 35 strength, 232 magic, and 25 armor. The player is also given a two vault runes, one sprint rune, two haste runes, the Blade Wall spell, and Nerdy Goggles. Dying will return a player to outside the boss room.
Allows you to enter the previously completed Herodotus boss room, where you will fight Astrodotus and Herodotus. The arena consists of a single platform but loops in each direction. The player becomes a level 0 genderswapped Dragon with 250 health, 50 mana, and only haste runes. Both bosses fly around the stage and change direction, but Herodotus is very aggressive, and much faster, while Astrodotus moves much more slowly. All attacks do 100 damage (enough to split Astrodotus). Dying will return a player to outside the boss room.
Ponce de Leon's ObolEdit
Allows you to enter the previously completed Ponce de Leon boss room, where you will fight Ponce de Freon. The arena is a large room with three platforms near the ceiling. The player becomes a Barbarian King with 495 HP (five hits), 60 MP, and six air jumps. Dying will return the player to outside the boss room.
After completing all the upgraded versions of the bosses, you will be able to get the "Traitor's Obol". After giving this Obol to Charon, any boss chamber that you have previously completed will lead you to a fight, where you play Johannes the Traitor with 700Hp and 300Mp, using his multiple-daggers, multiple-axes spell, and dash blade wall that you activate by using your sub weapon and dashing in a direction. You will fight against two copies of yourself with more HP and MP. Once you have won, you will earn the achievement "Syngenesophobia" and be able to play as the new class "Traitor".
Using the Traitor class to enter Johannes' room will then give you the achiement "Katagelasticism"
- The Hedgehog's Curse is a reference to Sonic the Hedgehog, where the titular character drops collected rings when hurt.
- Hyperion's Ring is a reference to the titan Hyperion of Greek myth, who was the father of Helios and had the power of life.
- Calypso´s Compass is a reference to Pirates of the Caribbean.
- Helios' blessing refers to the Greek sun god. He was said to ride a golden chariot and carry the sun across the sky. He also was known to be wealthy.
- Charon's Obol is a reference to the ancient Greek practice of placing coin(s) in the mouth or on the face of a dead person, which would then be used to pay Charon to ferry their souls into the land of the dead.