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

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

Use Edit

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

Start a Discussion Discussions about Ankh

  • Ankh strategy - make the ankh actually useful

    18 messages
    • Papayaman1000 wrote:No. The Ankh resets Boss Levels, should you die in one. Otherwise, it just... ankh's. That's why that quote ...
    • HaxorusGuy wrote:...the animation of the hero(ine) dropping their items upon death, and my logical assumption that they are actually added to ...
  • Face a Boss' Copy via Ankh

    34 messages
    • Zehren wrote: wrote: What if you use the double boss fight easter egg to get the spare key? Best for VS. Yog-Dzewa. -MCGil...
    • Annoychinese wrote: Not in the beta visions I think. What do you mean?
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