Dead Cells | Guide to All Weapons

Dead Cells Weapons guide. Includes their location, what they do, and their damage.

Dead Cells Weapons

Dead Cells is a roguelike-Metroidvania hybrid developed by Motion Twin. Like any good roguelike game it revolves around a variety of weapons each with their own distinctive feel and purpose.

We wrote a guide below with all Dead Cells weapons currently in the game, what they do, how much damage they inflict, and where to get them.


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Melee Weapons

Assassin’s Dagger

  • Description: Inflicts a critical blow when you backstab your enemies. “Small, but deadly if you know where to stick it.”
  • Blueprint: Secret area above starting point of the Promenade of the Condemned.
  • Damage: 100

Balanced Blade

  • Description: Carefully balanced to allow consecutive rapid strikes.
  • Blueprint: Default.
  • Damage: 127

Blood Sword

  • Description: Causes bleeding.
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Zombies.
  • Damage: 109

Broad Sword

  • Description: Does massive damage. “Slow and heavy, but looks badass. The best way to compensate.”
  • Blueprint: Dropped by dead man inside the Prisoners’ Cells.
  • Damage: 153

Cursed Sword

  • Description: If you’re hit, you’re dead. “So you like to play hardball, do ya?”
  • Blueprint: Dropped by The Watcher.
  • Damage: 407

Dagger of the Sadistic Cult

  • Description: Inflicts a critical blow if the victim is bleeding, burning or poisoned. “Turn the knife…”
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Spiker.
  • Damage: 109

Frantic Sword

  • Description: Inflicts a critical blow when you’re below 50% health.
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Kamikaze.
  • Damage:

Hayabusa Boots

  • Description: The last hit inflicts area damage and kicks enemies backward.
  • Blueprint: Found at the end of the Forgotten Sepulchre.
  • Damage: 137

Impaler

  • Description: Inflicts a critical blow when enemies are up against a wall.
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Incomplete One.
  • Damage: 120

Oiled Sword

  • Description: Covers enemies with flammable oil. Inflicts massive damage if introduced to a flame…
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Bats.
  • Damage: 149

Rapier

  • Description: Inflicts a critical hit immediately after rolling. “It’s all in the wrist…”
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Scorpion.
  • Damage: 90

Rusty Sword

  • Description: “Kills things. Sometimes…”
  • Blueprint: Starter Weapon.
  • Damage: 119

Shovel

  • Description: Flings enemies and bombs backwards. “Any object is a deadly weapon if you apply enough velocity.”
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Host Zombies.
  • Damage: 145

Spartan Sandals

  • Description: Kicks victims backwards and interrupts their attacks. “This. Is. DEAD CELLS!”
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Phazers.
  • Damage: 53

Spiked Boots

  • Description: Inflicts a critical blow if the kick interrupts an attack.
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Thornies.
  • Damage: 50

Spiteful Sword

  • Description: Inflicts a critical blow if you have been hit recently.
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Flying & Corpse Biter.
  • Damage: 131

The Nutcracker

  • Description: Stuns victims that have more than 75% health.
  • Blueprint: Default.
  • Damage: 104

Torch

  • Description: Ignites your enemies and inflicts x damage/sec for 2.7 seconds
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Ossuary.
  • Damage: 99

Twin Daggers

  • Description: Inflicts a critical blow on the third consecutive strike.
  • Blueprint: Default.
  • Damage: 136

War Spear

  • Description: Inflicts a critical hit when you strike several enemies.
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Mechanical Spider.
  • Damage: 149

Ranged Weapons

Beginner’s Bow

  • Description: You recover your arrows when you kill your victim. “The Jailer’s son was getting pretty good at hunting rats with this…”
  • Blueprint: Starter Weapon.
  • Damage: 64

Bow and Infinite Arrows

  • Description: Unlimited ammo. “There is no such thing as “too many arrows”.”
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Undead Archers.
  • Damage: 76

Electric Whip

  • Description: Automatically targets the closest enemy. “Join the dark side.”
  • Blueprint: Default.
  • Damage: 64

Fire Brands

  • Description: Ignites the ground and your enemies inflicting damage  for 3 seconds
  • Blueprint: Default.
  • Damage: 8

Heavy Crossbow

  • Description: Shoots multiple bolts at once. “For short range bloodshed.”
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Incomplete One.
  • Damage: 280

Hunter’s Longbow

  • Description: Inflicts a critical blow if you strike from far away. “Slow, but devastating at long range.”
  • Blueprint: Located behind the Timed Gate.
  • Damage: 75

Ice Bow

  • Description: Freezes enemies struck by your arrows.
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Undead Archers.
  • Damage: 13

Infantry Bow

  • Description: Inflicts a critical blow when you strike at close range. “A bow designed for close combat.”
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Undead Archers.
  • Damage: 68

Quick Bow

  • Description: Inflicts a critical hit if the target has 2 or more arrows in its body. “Speed at the detriment of accuracy.”
  • Blueprint: Secret area above starting point of the Prisoners’ Cells.
  • Damage: 80

Repeater Crossbow

  • Description: Fires powerful bursts of bolts.
  • Blueprint: Dropped by The Tracker.
  • Damage: 122

Throwing Knife

  • Description: Causes bleeding for 2 seconds. The attack automatically targets the closest enemy.
  • Blueprint: Default.
  • Damage: 14

Valmont’s Whip

  • Description: Ignores shields and deals a critical hit when striking at maximum range.
  • Blueprint: Dropped by ugly Worms.
  • Damage: 53

Wrenching Whip

  • Description: Ignores shields. Wrenches victims towards you.
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Pirate Captains.
  • Damage: 115

Shields

Assault Shield

  • Description: Causes you to charge forward while blocking.
  • Blueprint: Located behind the Timed Gate.
  • Damage: 43

Blood Shield

  • Description: Blocks attacks and causes bleeding for 3 seconds on all nearby enemies.
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Shield Bearers.
  • Damage: 33

Force Shield

  • Description: Triggers a force field when you parry.
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Shield Bearers.
  • Damage: 33

Good ol’ Wooden Shield

  • Description: Like any old shield, it allows you to block attacks and temporarily protects you if you take damage.
  • Blueprint: Starter Weapon.
  • Damage: 33

Greed Shield

  • Description: Blocks attacks and shakes out any loose gold from your enemy’s teeth (once per enemy). Also transforms enemy arrows into gold.
  • Blueprint: Default.
  • Damage: 67

Shove Shield

  • Description: Blocks attacks and violently shoves blocked enemies backwards.
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Catchers.
  • Damage: 44

Spiked Shield

  • Description: Blocks attacks and inflicts heavy damage.
  • Blueprint: Dropped by Running Zombies.
  • Damage: 211

Sturdy Shield

  • Description: Blocks attacks and stuns the attacker.
  • Blueprint: Default.
  • Damage: 44