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Shattered Pixel Dungeon is a Roguelike RPG, with pixel art graphics and lots of variety and replayability. Every game is unique, with four different playable characters, randomized levels and enemies, and over 150 items to collect and use. The game is simple to get into, but has lots of depth. Strategy is required if you want to win!


This game is based on the freely available source code of source code of Pixel Dungeon. It began as a project to improve on the original game's quirks, but has since evolved into a separate game, with many unique features.

ShatteredPD includes:

  • High replayability: Randomly generated levels, enemies, and items. No two games are the same!
  • 4 hero classes: Warrior, Mage, Rogue, and Huntress. Each hero has a unique playstyle.
  • 8 subclasses: Successful heroes can refine their skills to become more powerful.
  • 5 distinct dungeon regions: each with their own enemies, traps, and quests.
  • Over 150 different items: including powerful wands, rings, weapons, and armor.
  • 50+ different enemies, 30 different traps, and 5 bosses to test your skills.
  • Unique artifacts, which grow in power as you use them.
  • Updates, with new content roughly once a month.

ShatteredPD is a 100% free game. There are no advertisements, microtransactions, or paywalls. An optional donation to support the game unlocks a couple of fun and entertaining extras, but these are entirely cosmetic and do not affect gameplay.

Find an issue with the game? Have a suggestion? Then contact me! This game is a solo project, so the feedback of players is invaluable in improving the game. You can contact me at Evan@ShatteredPixel.com (My ability to respond to emails in languages other than English is limited.)

ShatteredPD is available in multiple languages thanks to support from the community. The translation project is hosted here: https://www.transifex.com/shattered-pixel/shattered-pixel-dungeon

ShatteredPD is open source software under the GPLv3 Licence. You can find the current source code here: https://github.com/00-Evan/shattered-pixel-dungeon



Classes Edit

Main article: Shattered PD - Classes

While no new classes have been added to Shattered PD, all of the existing ones experienced changes, ranging from several tweaks to full-blown reworks alongside balance adjustments. The Mage and its sub-classes have received the biggest rework in v0.3.0, with a slew of minor and major changes, and the Huntress has also been completely reworked as of v0.7.1.

Weapons Edit

Main article: Shattered PD - Weapons

Shattered PD reworked many weapons from the original Pixel Dungeon and added new ones for each tier.

Tier-1 Edit

Tier-2 Edit

Tier-3 Edit

Tier-4 Edit

Tier-5 Edit

Artifacts Edit

Main article: Shattered PD - Artifacts

Artifacts are a new feature exclusive to Shattered PD and any variants that use Shattered PD at their core. Artifacts offer the Hero/ine new or enhanced abilities such as the ability to steal, increased regeneration, and so on. Artifacts also work outside the existing upgrade mechanics; each artifact has certain requirements that need to be met to grow in power.

Artifacts share the same "accessory" slot as rings; this means that you can equip at most a total of 2 of any rings and/or artifacts in your possession. Artifacts in your inventory cannot be used, nor do they recharge or grow in power. Artifacts are also exclusive per-run, and so only at most 1 of each can be found in one game. Because of their uniqueness, any curses they might have are usually hard to ignore.

Wands Edit

Main article: Shattered PD - Wands

Wands received a large overhaul in the 0.3.0 update, and a multitude of balance changes since. Only a small handful of the original vanilla wands were kept, though the effects of the removed wands tend to remain in some form within the new wands. Even the remaining wands have been tweaked in some way.

All wands now have a unique sprite, allowing the player to identify the type of wand on sight; however, now only the Mage can determine the amount of max charges and upgrade level of a wand by zapping it. Other classes have to resort to identifying wands with enough use and gaining experience, or via items.

Wands now have a 30% chance to be cursed now, which can lead to interesting results.

Rings Edit

Main article: Shattered PD - Rings

Like many items from vanilla Pixel Dungeon, rings have also received an overhaul on their effects. Some rings have been stripped from the game (though their effects are generally transferred into other items such as artifacts), and a handful of new ones are now available. Even the rings that have carried over into SPD have been balanced, with either tweaks to their effect, or a general toning down for some of the more powerful rings (i.e. Evasion and Haste).

Rings share the same accessory equipment slots as artifacts, meaning the Hero can have equipped at max a combination of 2 rings/artifacts at a time.

Alchemy Edit

Main article: Shattered PD - Alchemy

Alchemy has seen a major rework in version 0.7.0. Each alchemy pot now has a set amount of Alchemical Energy used to make a large variety of recipes that involve nearly every consumable in the game. Alchemy rooms are now a guaranteed find of at least 1 per chapter, pages of Alchemy Guide holding recipes can be found within them. The recipes range from improving certain aspects or properties of consumable items, to completely changing their function, and allowing players to recycle the unwanted items into something more desirable.

Scrolls Edit

Main article: Shattered PD - Scrolls

There are 12 scrolls in the game, each with a corresponding exotic scroll (see Alchemy above):

Potions Edit

Main article: Shattered PD - PotionsThere are 12 potions in the game, each with a corresponding exotic potion (see the page about alchemy above):
  • Potion of experience
  • Potion of frost
  • Potion of haste
  • Potion of healing
  • Potion of invisibility
  • Potion of levitation
  • Potion of liquid flame
  • Potion of mind vision
  • Potion of paralytic gas
  • Potion of purity
  • Potion of strength
  • Potion of toxic gas

Curses Edit

Main article: Shattered PD - Curses

Curses are now less severe in Shattered PD than in vanilla Pixel Dungeon.

Negative upgrade levels of items were removed from the game, cursed items also now aren't degraded and less effective than an uncursed variant. In exchange for those adjustments, cursed items now have other effects reminiscent to enchantments, but negative and often directly harmful that vary from curse to curse, making them more of a nuisance than a game ender.

Curses are now harder to remove from the Hero's gear, for the scroll of remove curse will only remove a curse from a single item. This means that the Hero should probably identify the item they want to use the scroll on, just to make sure that it is indeed cursed. Scrolls of remove curse can be bought at each shop, so the Hero should not have to deal with a curse for an extended period of time for the most part. Scrolls of upgrade now have a chance to remove the curse, alongside upgrading the chosen item.

Thrown weapons Edit

Main article: Shattered PD - Thrown weapons

Thrown weapons have been overhauled, with a few new missile weapons along with a new durability mechanic being added to the game. All thrown weapons can now be upgraded. Using an upgrade scroll on a stack of missile weapons will upgrade one of them, boosting its damage and tripling durability. Once the durability reaches 100 points, usually around 3rd upgrade level, a weapon becomes indestructible. In addition to those changes, thrown weapons can now benefit from excess strength and have a 50% accuracy boost when used on a non-adjacent enemy. Using a thrown weapon on an adjacent penalty will cause the attack to suffer a 50% accuracy penalty.

Plants Edit

Main article: Shattered PD - Plants

Heroes who chance upon gardens or get lucky may come across a new plant: the Blandfruit. As the name implies, the fruit from this plant is pretty unexceptional, and will not do anything for the Hero/ine on its own, as it can't be eaten raw.

Blandfruit can however be cooked with a seed in an alchemy pot to make a magical food with the effects of a potion corresponding to the seed the blandfruit was cooked with. All resulting foods fully satisfy hunger.

Four new seed and plant types have been introduced:

  • Dreamfoil - Anything stepping on the plant will fall asleep. If the Hero does so and is not starving, s/he will be refreshed, removing many debuffs. For alchemy purposes, the associated potion is purity.
  • Stormvine - Anything stepping on the plant will receive the vertigo debuff. Note that this does not release clouds of gas the way dreamweed does. For alchemy purposes, the associated potion is levitation.
  • Starflower - It's very rare compared to most seeds and gives the new blessed buff, increasing stats in battle. For alchemy purposes, the associated potion is experience.
  • Swifthistle: Grants 4 turns of time bubble, which is effectively Timekeeper's Hourglass's time freeze with less priority (eg. traps will activate instantly). Time Bubble is broken by the same actions that break time freeze, such as attacking, using wands or scrolls etc. For alchemy purposes, the associated potion is haste.

Mob changes Edit

Most enemies were slightly tweaked from their original counterparts, mainly regarding stats or spawn rate/floor changes. Especially the Sewers enemies were nerfed in order to make the early game easier. Additionally, enemy AI was changed to make most enemies try to follow the exact steps that Hero made rather than taking the shortest path, allowing for more freedom when it comes to escaping a fight.

All Shattered mob information can be found here (courtesy of Zrp200)

Prison Guards Edit

A new enemy has been added to the Prison!

Prison Guard
Prison Guard
Once keepers of the prison, these guards have long since become no different than the inmates. They shamble like zombies, brainlessly roaming through the halls in search of anything out of place, like you!

They carry chains around their hip, possibly used to pull in enemies to close range.

Each Prison Guard has a 1-time use chain that cripples you as it pulls you to it. This chain cannot pull things into chasms or onto identified traps.

Stats
Health 40 Accuracy 14
Armor 8 Evasion 10
Damage 4-12 Experience 6
Drops
Item Odds
Leather Armor +0 128
Mail Armor +0 114
Scale Armor +0 170
Plate Armor +0 1280

Traps Edit

Main article: Shattered PD - Traps

23 new traps have been added to the roster of possible ways the Dungeon itself is happy to kill you, with slight tweaks made to some of the existing traps from Pixel Dungeon.

Glyphs and enchantments Edit

Main article: Shattered PD - Enchantments

Vanilla glyphs have been adjusted; they are no longer hinderances, but rather add elements that help the player in indirect ways. The most outright harmful of the glyphs are now curses.

Weapon enchantments have had several changes since v0.7.2, they are now less about increasing direct damage and more about utility and situational power.

Glyphs and enchants are now kept more consistently while upgrading - they will always remain safe from removal until +4, then have an increasing chance to lose them until +8 and up, where it is guaranteed to lose the enchantment. A spell of magical infusion can be used to assure the enchantment is not lost when upgraded.

Quests Edit

Sad Ghost Edit

The Sad Ghost has a few new baddies that it may want your Hero to avenge for it. Along with the Fetid Rat (which has been graphically reworked), Heroes can now be pitted against the cunning Gnoll Trickster, or the hardy Great Crab. All of these bosses have mechanisms which emphasize using the environment to your advantage; a change made in hope of helping new players get a feel for that. Additionally, the Dried Rose quest has been removed.

The miniboss that your Hero fights depends on which depth the Sad Ghost appears.

  • Depth 2 - Fetid Rat
  • Depth 3 - Gnoll Trickster
  • Depth 4 - Great Crab

Fetid Rat Edit

Spd-fetid-rat
Fetid rat
Something is clearly wrong with this rat. Its greasy black fur and rotting skin are very different from the healthy rats you've seen previously. Its blood red eyes make it seem especially menacing.

The rat carries a cloud of horrible stench with it, it's overpoweringly strong up close.

Dark ooze dribbles from the rat's mouth, it eats through the floor but seems to dissolve in water.


Stats
Health 20 Accuracy 12
Armor 2 Evasion 2
Damage 1 - 4 Experience 4
  • Compared to a Marsupial Rat, the Fetid Rat has 12 more points of health, 1 more point of armor, 4 more points of accuracy, and grants 3 more experience on death.
  • A cloud of fetid stench, which can paralyze, surrounds it, and its bites can cause the Caustic ooze debuff with a 25 % chance.
  • It is considered by the game to be Demonic, making it take bonus damage from the wand of prismatic light.
    • This makes it the first Demonic enemy the player can encounter.

To defeat the rat, stand diagonally to the rat while fighting it and step away from it every few turns in order to keep out of the paralytic gas. Step in water to wash the Caustic Ooze away.

Alternatively, you can drink a Potion of Purification to temporarily become immune to the gas and fight the rat while standing in water.

Gnoll Trickster Edit

GnollTrickster
Gnoll Trickster
A strange looking creature, even by gnoll standards. It hunches forward with a wicked grin, almost cradling the satchel hanging over its shoulder. Its eyes are wide with a strange mix of fear and excitement.

There is a large collection of poorly made darts in its satchel, they all seem to be tipped with various harmful substances.


Stats
Health 20 Accuracy 16
Armor 5 Evasion 5
Damage 1 - 6 Experience 5

The Gnoll Trickster shoots different types of darts including regular, poison, and finally incendiary darts. These are based on pre-0.6.3 darts.

As of the latest update, it can be lured into melee range by going around corners, or through doors. Unlike most enemies, gnoll trickster will not attack when cornered and in melee distance. Upon defeat, it can drop a stack of any missile weapon, (except darts), but the stack will have half the amount of weapons than it normally would.

While this enemy can be slain using ranged weapons like wands and projectiles, it is very highly not recommended unless the wand or ranged weapon is reasonably powerful. This is because the gnoll trickster will shoot at you while you are attempting to attack it, and its attacks get more dangerous as they land, going from regular darts to poison darts to incendiary darts.

Blinding it using a wand of prismatic light or blindweed can also be a good strategy, for it won't be able to throw darts at you if it can't see you.

Giant Crab Edit

Giant-crab
Giant Crab
This crab is gigantic, even compared to other sewer crabs. Its blue shell is covered in cracks and barnacles, showing great age. It lumbers around slowly, barely keeping balance with its massive claw.

While the crab only has one claw, its size easily compensates. The crab holds the claw in front of itself whenever it sees a threat, shielding itself behind an impenetrable wall of carapace.


Stats
Health 25 Accuracy 12
Armor 4 Evasion 0*
Damage 1-8 Experience 6
  • The giant crab moves one tile every other turn, but this does not impact its detection speed or attack speed in any way.
  • It blocks all attacks that would be not surprise attacks, including magic attacks that don't surprise it.
  • To slay it, hide around corners and doors to perform surprise attacks, which are guaranteed hits. Stunning, paralyzing, burning, or poisoning it via planted seeds or traps is also effective. It will block any physical damage the traps would inflict, however.
  • The crab can be hit with a ranged attack upon first entering the player's vision.
  • Upon death, it drops 2-3 mystery meat.
  • It is otherwise identical to a regular crab, with the only stat-based difference being its increased health (25 to a crab's 15).

Sad Ghost's Reward Edit

Upon talking to the Sad Ghost after defeating the required enemy, the Ghost will ask you if you want either a weapon or armor. The probabilities of what you will get are as follows:

Tier Odds
2 50 %
3 30 %
4 15 %
5 5 %

The item has a 10 % chance to be enchanted.

Upgrade Level Odds
+0 50 %
+1 30 %
+2 15 %
+3 5 %

A side benefit of completing the Sad Ghost's quest and accepting its reward is that the Hero will gain the ability to equip and use the Dried Rose if and when they have one.

Old Wandmaker's Quests Edit

Wandmaker gif
Old Wandmaker
This old yet hale gentleman wears a slightly confused expression. He is protected by a magic shield.

Like the Sad Ghost, the Old Wandmaker has new quests too. The first thing that you will notice is that he has different quotes, with an additional one that's determined by the class you have selected.

Corpse Dust Edit

Somewhere on the level, a room blocked by a barricade has spawned. Inside, there will be one or two skeletons and many remains, one of which will contain Corpse Dust. All gold found in these remains are always found in a quantity of 1, and the remains with the Corpse Dust will always spawn a Wraith.

Corpse dust
Corpse Dust
The ball of corpse dust doesn't differ outwardly from a regular dust ball. But you can feel a malevolent energy lurking within it.
Getting rid of it as soon as possible would be a good idea.

Upon picking up the Corpse Dust, the game will notify you that "a chill runs down your spine". At this point, the Corpse Dust will begin aggressively spawning Wraiths (in accordance with the table below) within your field of vision until you decide to return to the Wandmaker and complete the quest. Completing the quest will destroy all Wraiths on the current depth.

The Corpse Dust cannot be dropped or thrown.

Corpse Dust Spawn Rate
Current Number of Wraiths 0 1 2 3 4+
Turns Until Next Spawn 1 4 9 16 25

Rotberry Seed Edit

Rot Lasher
Rot Lasher
The Rot Lasher is a part of a mature Rotberry plant's root structure, and also their primary means of defence. Lashers are stuck into the ground, but will violently assault anything that gets near to them. When there is no nearby prey, they stand motionless, attempting to blend in with surrounding vegetation.
Rot Heart
Rot Heart
A Rotberry's fruit is very unique. Instead of rotting away and providing nutrients, the fruit grows, hardens, and encompasses the seed. It provides protection for the internal organs which grow inside the fruit. This giant orb is referred to as the heart of an adult Rotberry plant.


The depth with the Old Wandmaker contains a locked room. In it, there are several Rot Lashers (based on its size) covered with tall grass and a Rot Heart. The Rot Lashers will always be spaced 1 tile apart from each other or the Heart. Finally, the Lashers can cripple their target on hit. Your target is to avoid the deadly roots and kill the Heart. However, every attack based on fire will destroy the seed and render the quest impossible to complete. Killing the Rot Heart with a Wand of Disintegration has the same effect of destroying the seed, as well as Bombs.

A good way to get past the Rot Lashers is to use a Potion of Invisibility.

Rot Heart will create blobs of toxic gas when attacked, but otherwise it's passive to the player. Upon its death, all remaining Rot Lashers will die and drop a random seed.

Elemental Embers Edit

NewbornElemental
Newborn Elemental
Fire elementals are a byproduct of summoning greater entities. They are too chaotic in their nature to be controlled by even the most powerful demonologist

This fire elemental is freshy summoned, and is weakened as a result. In this state it is especially vulnerable to the cold. Its offensive capabilities are still great though, caution is advised.

There are four ceremonial candles scattered across the depth. The Hero/ine has to place (throw) them into the corners of the ritual marker (a 3 x 3 tile with a red star symbol) inscribed on the depth in one of the rooms, in a cardinal formation. A newborn fire elemental will spawn; it has less HP than the fire elementals found in the Dwarven Metropolis stage, but can be even more deadly considering lower Hero experience level. Once it's defeated, it will drop the elemental embers. The quest ends once the Embers are brought to the Old Wandmaker.

The Newborn Elemental will instantly die when exposed to any freezing or chilling agent. A good way to kill it is to use a Potion of Frost. The Newborn Elemental levitates, so Icecap plants will not be effective, unless something is thrown onto them.

Bosses Edit

Main article: Shattered PD - Bosses

Goo Edit

Modified Goo
Goo-Shattered
Goo
Little is known about The Goo. It's quite possible that it is not even a creature, but rather a conglomerate of vile substances from the sewers that somehow gained basic intelligence. Regardless, dark magic is certainly what has allowed Goo to exist.

Its gelatinous nature has let it absorb lots of dark energy, you feel a chill just from being near. If Goo is able to attack with this energy you won't live for long.


Goo is now more wonderfully bouncy than ever with a full animation update. This includes flashy new particle effects when Goo is pumping up to show what area it will hit. Additionally, its arena has been reworked to give your Hero much more room to maneuver, incentivizing players to use the environment against it. The random nature of Goo's new arena should make every fight with it a little different too. His royal highness, the Rat King, is still present, but he might be a little trickier to find.

Goo's drop has been replaced with Blobs of Goo, which are useful for Alchemy. Alternatively, they can be sold for 50g each.

Tengu Edit

Modified Tengu
Tengu-Shattered
Tengu
A famous and enigmatic assassin, named for the mask grafted to his face.

Tengu is held down with large clasps on his wrists and knees, though he seems to have gotten rid of his chains long ago.

He will try to use traps, deceptive magic, and precise attacks to eliminate the only thing stopping his escape: you.


Tengu is now in a new arena. His stage features a long hallway with cells on either side and a key that will unlock Tengu's cell at the southern end of the hall. His cell is similar to the one in vanilla Pixel Dungeon, sprouting new traps each time he teleports. The traps however were changed from poison traps to gripping traps.

Once you knock him down to about half health, he will say "Let's make this interesting," then teleport away. The southeast cell will become the entrance to a small randomly generated maze, and the door at the end will teleport the Hero to a new arena where Tengu will be hiding. The exit of the maze will always be located near the north-western corner. There are no traps, but it can take a while to find him in between teleports because of all the rooms and walls that he can hide among.

When he's finally slayed, he drops the usual Tome of Mastery, and the eastern cells open into a cave which leads to the new stage.

DM-300 Edit

Modified DM-300
DM-300 gif
DM-300
This machine was created by the Dwarves several centuries ago. Later, Dwarves started to replace machines with golems, elementals and even demons. Eventually it led their civilization to the decline. The DM-300 and similar machines were typically used for construction and mining, and in some cases, for city defense.

Boss arena became more rounded. DM-300 now has immunities to terror, poison and bleeding. DM-300's drop is replaced with Cursed Metal Shards, which are useful for alchemy or can be sold for 100g each.

Dwarf King Edit

Modified King of Dwarves
Dwarf King gif
Dwarf King
The last king of dwarves was known for his deep understanding of processes of life and death. He has persuaded members of his court to participate in a ritual, that should have granted them eternal youthfulness. In the end he was the only one, who got it - and an army of undead as a bonus.

Dwarf King is now immune to blindness and terror, but loses his resistance to toxic gas. The undead is now immune to terror, poison and bleeding.

Yog-Dzewa Edit

Yog Dzewa gif
Yog-Dzewa
Yog-Dzewa is an Old God, a powerful entity from the realms of chaos. A century ago, the ancient dwarves barely won the war against its army of demons, but were unable to kill the god itself. Instead, they then imprisoned it in the halls below their city, believing it to be too weak to rise ever again.

Eyeball is now immune to vertigo, Rotting Fist - to paralysis and corrosion, Burning Fist - to vertigo.

Ankh & Dew vial Edit

When the Dew vial came out, the Ankh paled in comparison. The following changes were made to fix that problem.

The Dew vial has been nerfed:

  • It no longer auto-revives when it's full.
  • The vial stills heals 100% missing HP when full, but it now heals only 5 % of the Hero's health per dewdrop. (e.g 3 dewdrops would be 15%).
  • It now takes 20 dewdrops to fill, up from 10.
  • Filling it is now much easier, as dewdrops now go straight to the vial rather than be consumed for healing. In other words, it is no longer necessary to have full health to collect them. Once the vial is filled and the HP bar is missing a few hitpoints, the dew can be picked up to heal instantly once again.
  • The Hero will now only drink how much needed for a full heal.

And the Ankh has been buffed:

  • It can now be blessed using a full dew vial; a blessed Ankh auto-revives the Hero to 25% of their max HP, cures the same debuffs as a potion of healing and will keep all other items in the backpack, including additional Ankhs, but will destroy itself in the process.

Quirks Edit

Main article: ShatteredPD QuirksShattered PD is in constant development, and there are many additions that create minor or major differences from the Original PD. You can read a list with less known facts about Shattered PD and learn how to use them to your advantage.

Updates Edit

Main article: ShatteredPD UpdatesVisit the main article for the breakdown of changes made in each update.

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