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The Compass is a relatively common accessory item. It can be found inside shops, rewarded by Kali at an Altar, or found in a Crate with a 3.98% chance of appearing.


The Compass puts a red arrow on the HUD that will always point to the level exit when off-screen.

The Compass will not point to secret level exits such as the one to The City of Gold. However, in levels with two main exits, such as the ones containing The Black Market or Vlad's Castle, it will display two arrows.

It does not function at all in the Cosmic Ocean, and only the Alien Compass will point to level exits there.

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