Skullish Remains of Esben

Skullish Remains of Esben Esben Skull AoE The skull still seems to contain some of the Void Entity’s power.

Tier UT
MP Cost 110
On Equip +40 HP, +4 ATT, -3 SPD
Effect(s) On enemies: Inflicts Red Down Arrow Slowed for 2.5 seconds
Defense Ignored 30
Radius 3 tiles
Heal 90
Heal Range 5 (+0.5 tiles for every 10 WIS above 50) tiles
XP Bonus 7%
Soulbound Soulbound
Feed Power 800

This skull has the unique ability of slowing its targets temporarily, giving the Necromancer some extra utility and making it very useful in many situations, such as when there are many fast-moving enemies and you need the breathing room. However, it only slows for 2.5 seconds, so it is nearly impossible to keep enemies permanently slowed with this skull alone (lest you have close to a maxed Magic Heal pet).

It has a fairly small radius (the same as the Heartstealer Skull) and does a bit less damage than the Lifedrinker Skull. The skull also costs the same as the latter, and the +4 attack bonus usually outweighs the -3 Speed debuff, even for a slower class like the Necromancer. However, keep in mind that it does also give 30 fewer HP compared to the aforementioned Lifedrinker Skull, making the Necromancer squishier than most other options.

Nevertheless, the skull can be safely used as a main. It is one of the more common white bag items, so can be relatively easily replaced. If you truly don’t have any use of it, it becomes nice pet food, bringing 800 feed power to whichever pet you want to feed it to.

The -3 SPD stat bonus for the skull is mirrored by the +3 SPD bonus of the Staff of Esben.


The description used to refer to ‘the Dark Spirit’, but was changed to the Void Entity to accomodate the lore for the Lost Halls.

Original Description:

Skullish Remains of Esben This skull still seems to contain some of the Dark Spirit’s power.

Before Exalt Version (May 2021), this item had the following sprite:
Skullish Remains of Esben (old)