Spelunky 2: the collection of articles | What each item does and how to get it all

Spelunky 2: the collection of articles | What each item does and how to get it all

Along with the item descriptions, you'll also find a full list of item locations - where to find them, or all of the steps needed to collect them. Some of these items require access to complicated Easter Egg areas or secret biomes. We have many more guides covering all aspects of if you need help with any of these. Take a look at the wiki.

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Standard equipment

  • Bomb bag: Contains 3 bombs.
  • Bomb box: Contains 10 bombs.
  • Stacks of ropes: Contains 3 strings.

Healing items

  • Cooked turkey: Healing object that gives +1 HP.
  • Elixir: Special healing item that heals poison and curse. Cannot be found
  • Royal jelly: Powerful healing item that grants +6 HP.


  • Boomerang: Weapon thrown that shoots forward then comes back to you. Found on enemies in the jungle.
  • Broken sword: Special sword generated if you
  • Camera: A flash camera capable of stunning enemies and summoning some weaker monsters. The flash is bright enough to briefly illuminate dark levels.
  • Clone gun: Three-shot pistol that makes a copy of whatever it shoots. Can only be acquired by completing the Star Challenge in the Tidepool.
  • Crossbow: A bow that shoots a bolt straight ahead. To shoot again you need to remember the bolt.
  • Excalibur: Powerful melee weapon required to defeat Abzu's boss.
  • Ray jelly: A pistol that shoots a beam that freezes enemies. A frozen enemy can be easily destroyed.
  • Arc de Hou Yi: Special bow required to unlock the Cosmic Ocean when combined with the Arrow of Light.
    • Light arrow: Unique arrow that unlocks the Cosmic Ocean when used with the Hou Yi Bow.
  • chief: Powerful knife that spawns droplets of blood on defeated enemies. Collecting blood will heal you.
    • Sacrificing 2 live animals will earn the Kapala.
  • machette: Large melee weapon that can also slice through webs and brambles in the jungle.
  • Pickaxe: Pickaxe that can dig through floor tiles for a limited number of times. Breaks after use.
  • Metal shield: Heavy shield that blocks attacks and reflects weapons. Can kill enemies by crushing them between the wall and your shield.
  • Plasma cannon: Powerful energy pistol that fires explosive shots.
  • Scepter: Magical weapon that can unlock the path to the city of gold when combined with the Hedjet. Can only be acquired by defeating Anubis in the Temple of Anubis.
  • Shotgun: The standard shotgun. Very powerful with high recoil. All traders are equipped with it. Kill one to get a free shotgun.
  • Teleporter: Teleports you when using it. Kills enemies if you teleport to them and instantly kills you if you teleport into a wall.
  • Website: Shoots a spider web that can trap enemies and projectiles.
  • Wooden shield: Shield that blocks projectiles. Dropped by Tiki Men enemies in the jungle.


  • Alien compass: Used to find the Mothership entrance in the Ice Caves (5-1). Can only be acquired by freeing Van Horseling in Volcana, then entering Vlad's Castle.
  • Ankh: Powerful upgrade that revives you after a single death. Required to enter the Duat and Abzu secret areas.
  • Climbing gloves: Hold on to the walls and hang on. Push towards the wall to grab and hang.
  • Compass: Displays the location of the current level output. .
  • Parachute: Single-use item. Automatically deploys if you fall from a great height. Slows your fall until you jump from the parachute. .
  • Pete: Turn bombs into sticky bombs. They will stick to any surface before exploding.
  • Pitcher glove: Thrown objects are shot directly forward at a faster rate, instead of being thrown in an arc. Items thrown at you can also be grabbed if you are not currently holding anything.
  • Master key: Special key that unlocks locked doors and chests. Can be used endlessly. Does not unlock the Udjat Eye chest.
  • Glasses: Reveals hidden gems and gold. Does not reveal secret level locations like Eye of Udjat.
  • Spiked shoes: Deals x3 double damage to enemies when jumping on them, allows you to walk on thorns safely. By walking on the ice, you will not slip.
  • Spring shoes: Increases the jump height by two times.
  • Eye of Udjat: Special item that reveals gems in the ground and secret entrances to bonus levels of Jungle / Volcana.

Backup Upgrades

  • Postcode: Slows down falls when you hold down the jump button. Allows you to avoid damage from long drops or spikes.
  • Hoverpack: Gives the player unlimited double hover jump. Jump into the air to activate hover, allowing you to move endlessly left / right.
  • jetpack: Gives a limited boost that allows you to fly for a short time.
  • Power supply: Makes your weapons more powerful. Adds a fire effect to your whip and the bombs thrown are much bigger.
  • Telepack: Gives the player a double teleport jump. Tap a direction in the air to instantly teleport in four directions. If you teleport into a wall you will kill yourself.
  • Cape of Vlad: Special cloak that gives you all the powers of the cloak, and a double jump.

Special and Secret Articles

  • crown: King's crown used to acquire the Excalibur sword.
  • Pot of curse: Special pot that always drops a +5000 gold diamond. Throwing it at an enemy or yourself will curse you with ash. Breaking the pot summons a ghost.
  • Idol: Gold head statue that randomly spawns in death traps. Bring it to a store or to the level exit for a golden reward.
    • Defense idol: Special variant of Valuable Idol that can only be acquired in Madame Tusk's dice game.
  • Eggplant: Transportable special item used to summon the eggplant child and reach eggplant level.
  • Eggplant wreath: Special Easter egg wreath obtained at Aubergine level.
  • Four Leaf Clover: Collecting gives you +2 minutes on your timer before a ghost arrives and spawns a rainbow where a pot of gold appears.
  • Hedjet: Crown that can be used to access the City of Gold in combination with Anubis' scepter.
  • Tablet of fate: Unique item required to access the Sunken City. The tablet gives clues to acquire the correct statue of Ushabti in 6-2 / 6-3.
  • Real crown:
  • Ushabti: Little statues found in 6-2 - collect the correct statue with the clues obtained from the tablet of fate, then crush the correct Ushabti in 6-3 to summon a familiar called Qilin.

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