Special Stage

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Item Shop Stage Select.png

Special stages are non-minesweeper stages in a quest.

Interactions

Special stages appear in quests on the select a stage screen. They are optional, when unlocked they also unlock the next normal stage.

Some effects that mention "stage" can work on special stages, but only if they function on non-minsweeper stage properties. For instance you can unlock, uncomplete, or "exit without completing" a special stage. But you can't add monsters, increase the stage power or add Stage Mods. Similarly, effects that trigger when you complete or begin a stage do not count special stages.

Special Stages

Item Shop

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Allows the player to exchange gold for items. Item costs in the shop are randomly adjusted up or down by up to 30% (rounded down, minimum 1) from the base costs in the codex. Hard mode (and above) quests add an additional +25% (rounded up) to all costs. The items that appear are limited to those with base costs from 1 coin up to to slightly more than the amount of coins you have. This means it is normal to spawn items you can't quite afford, especially on hard.

Omens do not usually appear in the shop, as well as other items that cost 0 coins. Because it costs 1 coin, Dead Rodent.png Dead Rodent is an exception. Or many omens may appear if the player has the The Plague.png The Plague.

With a Merchant Ring.png Merchant Ring, the player can also sell items. The shop will not buy Omens (except Dead Rodent.png Dead Rodent).

Price Ranges

Here is a table of base item values, with the min and max prices that they can appear with in each difficulty.

Price Ranges
Base Value Min (Casual/Normal) Max (Casual/Normal) Min (Hard/Beyond) Max (Hard/Beyond)
1 1 1 1 1
2 1 2 2 3
3 2 3 3 4
4 2 5 3 7
5 3 6 4 8
6 4 7 5 9
7 4 9 5 12
8 5 10 7 13
9 6 11 8 14
10 7 13 9 17
11 7 14 9 18
12 8 15 10 19
13 9 16 12 20
14 9 18 12 23
15 10 19 13 24
16 11 20 14 25
17 11 22 14 28
18 12 23 15 29
19 13 24 17 30
20 14 26 18 33
21 14 27 18 34
22 15 28 19 35
23 16 29 20 37
24 16 31 20 39
25 17 32 22 40
26 18 33 23 42
27 18 35 23 44
28 19 36 24 45
29 20 37 25 47
30 21 39 27 49
31 21 40 27 50
32 22 41 28 52
33 23 42 29 53
34 23 44 29 55
35 24 45 30 57
36 25 46 32 58
37 25 48 32 60
38 26 49 33 62
39 27 50 34 63
40 28 52 35 65
41 28 53 35 67
42 29 54 37 68
43 30 55 38 69
44 30 57 38 72
45 31 58 39 73
46 32 59 40 74
47 32 61 40 77
48 33 62 42 78
49 34 63 43 79
50 35 65 44 82
51 35 66 44 83
52 36 67 45 84
53 37 68 47 85
54 37 70 47 88
55 38 71 48 89
56 39 72 49 90
57 39 74 49 93
58 40 75 50 94
59 41 76 52 95
60 42 78 53 98
61 42 79 53 99
62 43 80 54 100
63 44 81 55 102
64 44 83 55 104
65 45 84 57 105
66 46 85 58 107
67 46 87 58 109
68 47 88 59 110
69 48 89 60 112
70 49 91 62 114
71 49 92 62 115
72 50 93 63 117
73 51 94 64 118
74 51 96 64 120
75 52 97 65 122
76 53 98 67 123
77 53 100 67 125
78 54 101 68 127
79 55 102 69 128
80 56 104 70 130
81 56 105 70 132
82 57 106 72 133
83 58 107 73 134
84 58 109 73 137
85 59 110 74 138
86 60 111 75 139
87 60 113 75 142
88 61 114 77 143
89 62 115 78 144
90 63 117 79 147
91 63 118 79 148
92 64 119 80 149
93 65 120 82 150
94 65 122 82 153
95 66 123 83 154
96 67 124 84 155
97 67 126 84 158
98 68 127 85 159
99 69 128 87 160
100 70 130 88 163
101 70 131 88 164
102 71 132 89 165
103 72 133 90 167
104 72 135 90 169
105 73 136 92 170
106 74 137 93 172
107 74 139 93 174
108 75 140 94 175
109 76 141 95 177
110 77 143 97 179
111 77 144 97 180
112 78 145 98 182
113 79 146 99 183
114 79 148 99 185
115 80 149 100 187
116 81 150 102 188
117 81 152 102 190
118 82 153 103 192
119 83 154 104 193
120 84 156 105 195
121 84 157 105 197
122 85 158 107 198
123 86 159 108 199
124 86 161 108 202
125 87 162 109 203
126 88 163 110 204
127 88 165 110 207
128 89 166 112 208
129 90 167 113 209
130 91 169 114 212
131 91 170 114 213
132 92 171 115 214
133 93 172 117 215
134 93 174 117 218
135 94 175 118 219
136 95 176 119 220
137 95 178 119 223
138 96 179 120 224
139 97 180 122 225
140 98 182 123 228
141 98 183 123 229
142 99 184 124 230
143 100 185 125 232
144 100 187 125 234
145 101 188 127 235
146 102 189 128 237
147 102 191 128 239
148 103 192 129 240
149 104 193 130 242
150 105 195 132 244

Item Shop Related Items

Image Name Description Cost
Big Fish.png Big Fish Cook by removing Burning from target visible cell, then restore 3 lives. Or sell raw at an Item Shop for 30 coins. 0 coins
Closed Sign.png Closed Sign After you purchase an item from an Item Shop, immediately leave. 0 coins
Fish.png Fish Cook by removing Burning from target visible cell, then restore 2 lives. Or sell raw at an Item Shop for 10 coins. 0 coins
Hobo Cap.png Hobo Cap When you enter an Item Shop, increase the prices. 0 coins
Price Gouger.png Price Gouger Item Shop prices are unknown. 0 coins
Shark.png Shark Cook by removing Burning from target visible cell, then gain the ability to powerchord any cell until the end of the stage. Or sell raw at an Item Shop for 40 coins. 0 coins
Small Fish.png Small Fish Cook by removing Burning from target visible cell, then restore 1 life. Or sell raw at an Item Shop for 3 coins. 0 coins
Wallet.png Wallet Item Shops have 1 extra item. 4 coins
Shopping Bag.png Shopping Bag Item Shops never run out of items. 7 coins
Big Wallet.png Big Wallet Shops have 3 extra items. 8 coins
Capitalism.png Capitalism If you spend at least 25 coins in an Item Shop, it remains open. 9 coins
Gift Card.png Gift Card Receive a random shop item for free. 10 coins
Merchant Ring.png Merchant Ring You may sell items at Item Shops 10 coins
Rewards Card.png Rewards Card Reduce the prices of Item Shops and strangers by 3 coins. Whenever you spend at least 20 coins, gain a Present. 12 coins
Shop Key.png Shop Key [100 Mana] Spend 5 coins to uncomplete the selected item shop. 15 coins
Divine Stocking.png Divine Stocking [500 Mana] Gain a Present for each Item Shop you have completed. 16 coins
Divine Capitalism.png Divine Capitalism If you spend coins in an Item Shop, it remains open. 17 coins
Punchbag.png Punchbag Whenever you finish an item shop, uncomplete the first stage of the quest. 17 coins
Thief Bag.png Thief Bag [20 Mana] 50% chance to steal the selected shop item and make a clean escape. 17 coins
Divine Voucher.png Divine Gift Card Receive selected shop item for free. 20 coins
Divine Thief Bag.png Divine Thief Bag [20 Mana] Steal the selected shop item. 50% chance you will need to escape! 24 coins
Charge Coin.png Charge Coin When you enter an Item Shop, cut the prices in half. 25 coins

Bazaar

Special Interior Bazaar.png

Similar to an item shop but the player will be offered 3 selections. These selections will consist of one of the following choices:

  • Buy a player's item
  • Sell an item to the player
  • Exchange an item for an item the player owns

On making a selection, the selection may refresh with another choice. Unlike item shops, bazaars may buy or exchange omens.

Chaos Font

Special Interior Chaos Font.png

The player is offered a price and 6 options. These options will be 4 random non-Omen items of various costs, 1 omen and an exit. If the player pays the indicated cost, they receive an option at random, which is replaced by another exit. If they draw an exit, the font will dry up and the player will be ejected.

Altar

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The player will be offered 3 omens, each with a reward beneath it. 2 will offer the player souls, and the third may offer either souls or a revive. The player can accept an omen for the indicated reward. Be aware that if the player has an omen which prevents the gain of lives, the altar will not care that the player cannot gain the reward but will still give them them omen.

Rite of Passage

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The player can pay a gold cost to increase their max life, increase their defence or gain a flat amount of mana. The player will get one offer for each category, buying any one will exit the stage.

There are 7 "tiers" of exponentially more expensive upgrades (from +1 to +7 hp/defence or increasing amounts of mana). Each offer will be a random price the player can afford from either the highest tier the player can afford or the next tier below. The chances are in some way proportional to the coins on hand. The closer the player's coins on hand are to the top of a range, the more often they receive prices for that range instead of the one below. For example +3 offers are technically possible when the player has exactly 21 coins, but are very unlikely.

Coin cost range Max Lives / Defense Mana
5 +1 +200
6-20 +2 +300
21-72 +3 +400
84-360 +4 +500
420-2160 +5 +600
2520-15120 +6 +700
17640-27720 +7

Library

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The player can choose from a random selection of words like "flare", "omen" and "explode". The player will then be given an item which features that word in its description. This item can't be an omen but is otherwise a random item of any value. For the rest of the quest, you will gain that term as your Research Subject, meaning items you find will be much more likely to be items with that term in their effect. Your score box will say 'You are an expert at finding "<BLANK>" items.'

Terms

Waygate

Special Interior Waygate.png

Presents three other stages in the current quest. All stages and special stages are potentially included, whether locked/unlocked or completed/uncompleted. The player may choose one of them to immediately enter it, or leave the waygate to decline. In either case the waygate becomes completed.

The stage you are transported to will complete as it normally would. You will usually want to visit other available special stages before using the waygate, to have a chance access them twice.

Starpond

Special Interior Starpond.png

Purchase metaprogression items such as emblems and artifacts for Tokens and coins. Found in the second half of every quest on Hard mode and above. Does not replace an existing Item Shop.

Guild

Special Interior Guild.png

Purchase strangers and spawn them in bubbles. You may buy the same stranger multiple times. Each Guild has a random selection of strangers.

Lighthouse

Special Interior Lighthouse.png

Reduce the difficulty of the following stage by choosing 1 of 3 options at no cost:

  • remove monsters
  • remove a random or add a positive stage mod
  • reduce the stage power

It can only affect the closest non-special stage, which encourages you to use the Lighthouse as soon as it is unlocked.

Smithy

Special Interior Smithy.png

Purchase random head, body, or leg armor. You must complete another stage before your armor is ready. Return to the Smithy later to collect your item.

Academy

Special Interior Academy.png

Replace your mastery with one of 3 random masteries. Your new mastery will be tier 3 even if you don't have it unlocked. It starts fully charged.

Workshop

Special Interior Workshop.png

Pay Mastery charges to buy from a choice of 3 Mastery Dolls. The one corresponding to your own Mastery is always one of the choices.

Item Tree

Special Stage Related Items

Image _pageName Description Cost
Anvil.png
Anvil Gain a random armor item whenever you enter a special stage. Whenever you gain defense, fortify all of your armor by the same amount. 18 coins
Anvil.png
Anvil Gain a random armor item whenever you enter a special stage. Whenever you gain defense, fortify all of your armor by the same amount. 18 coins
Genie_Lamp.png
Genie Lamp After each stage, you will visit a random special stage. 30 coins
Genie_Lamp.png
Genie Lamp After each stage, you will visit a random special stage. 30 coins
Pipe_Bomb.png
Pipe Bomb Explode target cell. Increase the radius of this item by the number of special stages you have completed. 18 coins
Pipe_Bomb.png
Pipe Bomb Explode target cell. Increase the radius of this item by the number of special stages you have completed. 18 coins
Shinobi_Veil.png
Shinobi Veil [1 Head Armor] When this breaks, gain souls and defense equal to the number of special stages you have completed. 18 coins
Shinobi_Veil.png
Shinobi Veil [1 Head Armor] When this breaks, gain souls and defense equal to the number of special stages you have completed. 18 coins

Changelog

  • v1.94 (patch notes missing) added Item Tree
  • v1.69 added 3 Library research subjects: "Book", "Pathfinding", "Morality"
  • v1.65
    • Chaos Font can now contain legendary items
    • Chaos Font can no longer contain items that cost less than 1
  • v1.63b Workshop buff: the center Doll now costs 2 charges instead of 3
  • v1.63 added Workshop
  • v1.50
    • Reduced the coin cost of Starpond items by one third
    • The Library can no longer give omens
  • v1.41 added: Guild, Academy, Lighthouse, Smithy, Starpond


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Lives.png LivesDefense.png DefenseCoin Currency.png Coins
Revive.png ReviveStatus Effect.png Status Effect
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Loot ( Heart.png HeartSoul.png SoulCoin.png CoinDiamond.png DiamondChest.png Chestetc. )
AuraStage Mods
Canker.png CankerSawblade.png SawbladeBubble.png Bubble
FlareBlessingBubble
InventoryArmor.png ArmorBones.png BonesMinion.png MinionSeal
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