Cursed Library

Last updated: Exalt Version (July 2023)
Cursed Library
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The Cursed Library is a medium-high level dungeon that is a source of Potions of Wisdom, Vitality, and Attack. It is also the main source of four untiered items: the Necronomicon, Scholar’s Seal, Ronin’s Wakizashi, and Corruption Cutter, along with two pieces of the Phantom Archer ST Set.

Entrances to the Cursed Library are dropped from Beholder and Lucky Beholder.

This dungeon must be completed to earn ‘Travel of the Decade‘, ‘King of the Mountains‘, ‘Hero of the Nexus’ and ‘Realm of the Mad Godfame bonuses.

The Realm Eye says:
This place was once the realm’s hub of knowledge. History’s finest researchers, educators, and philosophers gathered here in its prime.
Oryx saw this shared wisdom as a threat to his dominance, so he conspired with Lord Ruthven to launch a surprise attack.
The vicious curse you just fought back was the handiwork of the vampire lord, designed to eradicate this library and horrifically mutate those inside.


Cursed Library Key The Cursed Library Key is available in the Nexus for 100 Realm Gold.


See the Cursed Library Guide for a complete walk-through on the dungeon and all its enemies.



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Interior Corrupt Pressure Plate

Avalon the Archivist Corruption Phantom



Avalon the Archivist is the first boss of the Cursed Library.

The Corruption Phantom is the secret boss of the Cursed Library. It is unlocked after killing Avalon by activating all of the corrupt pressure plates throughout the dungeon.

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The Realm Eye

After defeating the Corruption Phantom, players gain access to The Realm Eye, which will respond to questions about the game’s lore. Players can obtain information about one topic before The Realm Eye disappears and must be freed again in another instance of the dungeon for another inquiry.

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Drops of Interest

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Daily Quests

The Cursed Library is part of the Standard Quest pool from the Tinkerer and has four associated quests, including a scout quest.

Name Description Items Needed Reward
Scout the Library Scout the Cursed Library and report back here! Mark of the Archivist Potion of VitalityPotion of Wisdom
The Archivist Defeat Avalon in the Cursed Library! Mark of the ArchivistMark of the ArchivistMark of the ArchivistMark of the Archivist
Mark of the Archivist
Quest Chest
Blessings and Curses Life is all about balance, wouldn’t you agree? Mark of Fountain SpiritMark of Fountain SpiritMark of Fountain Spirit
Mark of the ArchivistMark of the ArchivistMark of the Archivist
The Cost of Wisdom I was never the most book smart, but there’s still time for you! Mark of Dr. TerribleMark of Dr. TerribleMark of the ArchivistMark of the Archivist

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Tips and Strategies

Many players with maxed characters will choose to rush the dungeon in an attempt to reach the boss quickly. Do not get overconfident when rushing, as accidentally running on top of a Headless Specter or a Bookwyrm when they use their omni-directional shotgun attacks will likely be instant death even for maxed melee characters. When rushing, it might be beneficial to not shoot as once enemies reach a certain hp, they fire an even more dangerous shotgun.

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  • The first release of the dungeon announced to public testing can be found here.
  • The Cursed Library was introduced in Patch X.31.7.0. Its production was led by Toastrz (a former member of the User-Generated Content group who is now an official DECA developer), with Beige, Piggby, Trensient and Aurum contributing the art, and with special thanks to Dappertron, Mrunibro, Kiddforce, and Tuvior.
  • Because of this dungeon, every realm god now drops a dungeon as the Beholder was the last god to not drop a dungeon.

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The dungeon contains several easter eggs, at least one of which remains undiscovered. (WIP)
The boss will randomly announce “Grant us eyes… grant us eyes…” a reference from Bloodborne.
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