Vital statistics
Type Misc
Effects Resurrects Hero/ine upon death
Source Shops only
Cost to buy depth 6 = 500g

depth 11 = 750g depth 16 = 1000g depth 21 = 1250g

Cost to sell 50g

The Ankh is an item that automatically resurrects the Hero/ine upon death.

Description[edit | edit source]

The ancient symbol of immortality grants an ability to return to life after death. Upon resurrection all non-equipped items are lost.

Use[edit | edit source]

If the Hero/ine dies with Ankh in his/her inventory, s/he will resurrect at the depth s/he died at, losing all gold and all unequipped items, except Lloyd's Beacon, the Armor Kit, and the Amulet of Yendor.

When the Hero/ine dies at a boss depth, the depth will be reset. However, if s/he dies at any other depth, s/he will be resurrected on the same depth; and it will remain the same.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

The Ankh can be bought in every Shop, in the quantity of one. It costs 500 gold on depth 6, and its price increases by 50 % (250 gold) in each subsequent Shop.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • You are able to buy more than 1 Ankh, but this is not recommended, as only 1 Ankh will be used while the other(s) get destroyed. However, if you are very close to death, and have multiple Ankh, it is recommended you drop/throw the spare, so you can pick it up later.
  • If death is imminent due to starvation or poison and the Hero/ine is out of potions, consider splurging in the shop (especially if there’s another Ankh), then dropping all non-equipped items except for one Ankh. The death will then return you to full health and satiety, and you can just pick up the rest of your items again.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Ankh is based off of the Egyptian ankh.
  • The Ankh is one of the most expensive items in the Shop.
  • If you use the Ankh after death during a boss depth, the boss will respawn with a different name.
  • There is an option to fight or give up with the Ankh. Choosing to give up will erase the game.

History[edit | edit source]

Update Change
0.3 ADDED to the game
0.4.3 Fixed: Bugfix eliminated the "Ankh-farming" exploit.
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