Skull of Endless Torment

Skull of Endless Torment Endless Torment AoE This skull glows with the stolen soul of a phoenix trapped in the skull many years ago by Shaitan.

Tier UT
MP Cost 110
On Equip +50 HP, +3 DEF, +3 DEX
Effect(s) Removes status effects on self when hitting at least two enemies at once; removes status effects on party when hitting at least 4 enemies at once
Damage
Defense Ignored 20
Radius 2.75 tiles
Heal 80
Heal Range 5 (+0.5 tiles for every 10 WIS above 50) tiles
XP Bonus 6%
Soulbound Soulbound
Feed Power 1,000


Notes:
This is a very interesting untiered item. What it offers over the Bloodsucker is a better MP cost and the ability to remove status effects. This allows the Necro to function as a bit of a budget Puri priest and gives them quite a lot of support utility, since the ability to purify debuffs on oneself and the group is both very rare and quite powerful. However, it has the second smallest area of effect of any skull, making it harder to hit the required number of enemies to activate the purification effect. Additionally, it heals less than the Bloodsucker, does less damage, and ignores less defense.

History:
Before Patch X.31.8.0, this item’s description was “This skull glows with the stolen life force of Shaitan.” Patch X.31.8.0 increased this item’s HP bonus from 40 to 50, increased the radius from 1.75 to 2.75, decreased the base damage from 280 to 120, decreased the heal from 90 to 80, decreased the defense ignored from 60 to 20, and gave it the ability to remove status effects from yourself and allies, making this item more similar to a Tome of Purification rather than a damage-dealing skull.

This item used to be one of the rarest UTs in the game due to it being an incredibly rare drop from an unpopular dungeon. Its drop rate has since been substantially increased, although the Lair of Shaitan remains unpopular outside of events.