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Will you pray for assistance?

–Spiritual Shrine

Spiritual Shrine is a statue in Rogue Legacy. Shrine is a a statue that will give you the option to pray to it. If you do you get a random item that reside in the slot besides you current spell. Items given and their effects can be found on the special items page.


Using the shrine more than once will replace the item you have.

The Shrine is a statue that will give you the option to pray for assistance, which nets the player a random item that is placed in the empty slot next to the spell slot.

Items given and their effects can be found on the special items page, and are only temporary; they are not used by other children.

Using the Shrine causes it to become greyed out and unusable for a second time, however if a player comes across and prays at another Shrine in the same Castle layout, their current item will be removed and replaced with a new random item.

Charon's Obol.png Charon's Obol
Helios' Blessing.png Helios' Blessing
Hermes boots.png Hermes' Boots
Hyperion's ring.png Hyperion's Ring


Special items are items received after praying at a Spiritual Shrine. They are placed in the slot adjacent to the spell slot, and are either lost upon death or destroyed after one use. Picking up a second special item will replace your first one.

Hermes' Boots[]

Hermes' Boots Regular floor spikes can be walked on.

It does NOT prevent damage from wall or ceiling spikes or prevent spike traps from triggering and causing damage, like P.A.D. does (although it will prevent you from taking damage from a triggered spike trap while it is out or retracting).

If a Paladin blocks while standing on floor spikes, it will activate the shield and use mana.

Charon's Obol[]

Charon's Obol Allows you to enter the castle without paying Charon's toll. It will be used the next time you enter the castle; you cannot choose not to use it.  Very useful for getting a large pool of gold for the more expensive upgrades.

"Oh ho ho! So you have my obol. I will let you pass for free, but only this time." -Charon

In the Lament of Zors mod, it no longer allows you to enter the castle without paying Charon's toll; instead, it upgrades regular chests into iron chests and iron chests into gold chests.

Hedgehog's Curse[]

The Hedgehog's Curse Taking damage will result in a portion of your gold being dropped and scattered around you in the form of coins, much like a certain well-known blue hedgehog. A total of 50 coins are scattered, equivalent to the value of one diamond (500 gold with no Bounty bonus), and a corresponding amount of gold is removed from your total.

The amount of gold deducted is adjusted based on the current Bounty bonus, making it impossible to use the curse to gain money. The only exception is the additional Bounty added by New Game +2 and above, thus allowing the curse to be used to farm gold in those modes. Other than this, there is no known use of this item.

Gold is removed on the killing blow to a player. If Death Defy triggers then the dropped coins will be still inside the player when they are revived, and thus will be picked up immediately.

In the Lament of Zors mod, instead of the basegame effect, it doubles your damage taken but gold gain is doubled.

You will lose gold when you die with a final blow, however, if you use a Death Defy, the gold will be stuck in place, allowing you to pick it up immediately.

Calypso's Compass[]

Calypso's Compass A compass appears at the top of the screen, pointing to the location of a secret room, When found, the secret room will appear as an otherwise unmarked area of a random room, but will display a "press up" icon when the player stands directly in front of it. The secret room will contain 2 chests, which are usually Blueprints or Stats Up. Once you leave the secret room, Calypso's Compass disappears, even if you did not open the chests!

Multiple Compasses can be obtained in the same run. Each will point to a new secret room with unopened chests, even if a previous secret room has been found and looted.

The location of the secret room may change between save/quit and boss fights.

Nerdy Glasses[]

Nerdy Glasses Corrects the Color Blindness, Nearsighted, Farsighted, Nostalgic, and Vertigo traits; does not counteract Glaucoma, Stereo Blindness or The One. It also makes hidden items visible and allows for the player to see the correct chest in Miserly Elf's 3-chest gamble game.

Nerdy Glasses cannot be obtained from the shrine unless the player has one of the traits it corrects.

Helios' Blessing[]

Helios' Blessing Adds additional loot to enemy drops, causing enemies who wouldn't drop anything to drop a minimum amount while increasing the amount of loot to drop for others. Does not affect chests.

Hyperion's Ring[]

Hyperion's Ring Gives you a free Death Defy, allowing you to return to the game with a third of your health when you take a hit that would have killed you. Disappears after 1 use.

It gives you a 100% chance of a Death Defy.