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Cursed is a debuff which prevents the player from using any items, including weapons, hooks, and consumables, which can be fatal if surrounded by enemies. A Nazar, Countercurse Mantra, Ankh Charm or Ankh Shield makes the player immune to this debuff.


From enemy[]

From Duration Chance
Cursed Skull Cursed Skull 4 / 8 seconds 1/3 (33.3%)
Giant Cursed Skull Giant Cursed Skull 4 / 8 seconds 1/3 (33.3%)
Cursed Hammer Cursed Hammer 4 / 8 seconds 1/3 (33.3%)
Crimson Axe Crimson Axe 4 / 8 seconds 1/3 (33.3%)
Enchanted Sword (NPC) Enchanted Sword 4 / 8 seconds 1/3 (33.3%)
Dragon Skull Dragon Skull 4 seconds 1/3 (33.3%)
Brain of Cthulhu Brain of Cthulhu (Expert Mode) 1.25-2.5 seconds 1/16 (6.25%)
Creeper Creeper 1.25-2.5 seconds 1/48 (2.08%)

From debuff[]

From Duration Chance
Feral Bite Feral Bite 0.45–0.75 seconds 1/6 (16.7%), 5*1/20 (5%) every second


From Duration Chance
Red Potion Red Potion 1 / 2 / 3 hours 1/1 (100%)
331/1331 (24.9%) For the worthy world


  • Even while cursed, you are still able to damage enemies via dashing with some items such as the Shield of Cthulhu or the dashing ability from Solar Flare Armor.
  • While cursed, minions created by summon weapons continue to fight as normal, though new ones can't be summoned.


  • The debuff sprite contains a bag-like item which is a recolor of pre-1.2 Thrown Powder sprites Purification Powder (old).pngVile Powder (old).png.


  • Desktop Now has a chance to be inflicted by Giant Cursed Skulls and Crimson Axes.
  • Desktop 1.1: Now has a chance to be inflicted by Enchanted Swords and Cursed Hammers.