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The Elixir is a power-up obtained from the Stars Challenge in Temple of Anubis.

It is the alternative to the Clone Gun, which is given from completing the Stars Challenge in Tide Pool instead.


The Elixir removes poison and/or curse and heals the spelunker for a large amount of HP when touched.

The amount of HP restored from drinking the Elixir is dependent on the consumer's status:

Health Restored
Debuffs HP
None 8
Poisoned 6
Cursed 4
Poisoned and Cursed 2

! The below effects were added in version 1.24. Version 1.24 has yet to be released for PS4 in Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Oceania due to complications with Sony. !

After consumption, the Elixir also grants a special status, indicated by a sparkly purple substance covering the player's heart in their HUD, as well as the Spelunker being tinted purple.

This status causes the player to gain twice as much HP from healing sources, allowing them to get substantially more healing out of the Kapala, Pets, Royal Jelly, and all other sources of healing.

  • Being hit with a Curse/Poison-inflicting attack will remove the effect as well as its double healing abilities, but will save the player from receiving the debuff in the process.
    • If the Elixir's effect saves the player from being Cursed, they will avoid receiving the affliction but will still be set to 1 HP.
  • The effect remains even if the player with the effect dies and resurrects with the Ankh or sacrifices themselves upon the Altar in The City of Gold and enters the Duat.
    • Dying in Co-op and respawning via a Coffin will however have them respawn without the effect.

The appearance of a spelunker and their HUD after consuming the Elixir.

Version History

Disclaimer: All content from Version 1.25 and onwards are currently unavailable on PS4.
In Europe, Africa, Middle East & Oceania, all content after Version 1.20.4d are also unavailable on PS4. This is due to multiple reasons, although content will be available in the future.

1.25.0 (W64)

  • Added journal elixir sticker

1.22.6 (Switch)

  • Reworked elixir

1.15.0a (W64)

  • Players will no longer be considered vegan if they consume the elixir
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