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Dreadstump the Pirate King

Last updated: Exalt Version (Sep 2021)
Dreadstump the Pirate King

Dreadstump the Pirate King is the boss of the Pirate Cave. He is found on a large, wooden pirate ship and will be surrounded by minions.

The Realm Eye says:
Once the most dreaded pirate that has ever put a sail to the wind, Dreadstump has become quite complacent wasting away in his hideout.
He was responsible for extorting liquor as Oryx’s tax, but was found drinking it.
Oryx created the Hermit God to protect his endangered supply of booze from him.



Base HP: 1,000 (Boss Adaptive Scaling Boss Adaptive HP Scaling)
DEF: 6
EXP: 200
Location: Pirate Cave

Level 1 Quest

Immune to Stasis

Counts toward Humanoid Kills
Counts toward God Kills

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Aesthetics Damage Condition effects Speed (tiles/sec) Range (tiles) Comments
Gold Shot 14 4.5 13.5
Pirate Shot 18 6 12
Pirate Cannon Bullet 22 14 9.8
Pirate King Sword 15 7.5 18.75
Pirate Cannon Bullet 25 6 16.5 From Cannons


Dreadstump is initially found at the end of a large ship in the Pirate Cave. Upon being approached or attacked, he will begin the fight.

Phase 1
Taunt: ”Hah! I’ll drink my rum out of your skull!”
”Hah! I’ll cut ye into parrot crackers!”
Dreadstump attacks the nearest player with rapid yellow shots while keeping his distance.

Phase 2
Taunt: ”Arrrr…”
Dreadstump starts circling players, alternating between single cutlass shots and single cannonballs. Occasionally he will flash red and say ”Eat cannonballs!” before Armoring himself and firing three larger cannonballs with higher velocity and damage.

Phase 3
Taunts: ”I’ll turn you into a hearth-rug!”
”Ye trifle with the strongest fleet on the high seas!”
Dreadstump runs to the other side of the ship and taunts ”Fire the cannons!” The four cannons near the front of the ship and the two near the back will start firing large cannonballs down the ship’s length. Meanwhile, Dreadstump will circle the ship’s mast, alternating between a pair of cutlass shots and a triple-shot of cannonballs.

Phase 4
Dreadstump Armors himself (increasing his DEF by 50%) and repeats the previous attack pattern, but occasionally flashes red and releases several larger fast cannonballs alongside spreads of smaller ones, signified by one of the following insults:
”Macrocephalic baboon!”
”Antediluvian jobbernowl!”
”Ten thousand thundering typhoons!”
”You odd-toed ungulate!”
”Blue-blistering barnacles!”

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Tips and Strategies

Dreadstump is an easy boss, but he plays an important part for teaching newer players about how dungeons work. Specifically, he teaches the new player two things: The boss has a more elaborate design than the standard enemies with multiple clear phases, and that it provides a significantly greater challenge.

Dreadstump is passive for a few seconds when encountering him; you can trigger his attack state early by attacking him. Otherwise, you can spend this time defeating his minions.

Dreadstump can drop very good equipment for his tier; if you’re lucky, a quick stop to the dungeon may get you set for the midlands.

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Before Exalt Version (Sep 2020), Dreadstump the Pirate King behaved differently, had different attacks, and the following sprite:
Dreadstump the Pirate King (old)

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