Curse of the Dead Gods Trophy Guide

Game: Curse of the Dead Gods
Peripherals: –
Time to Platinum: 80-100+ hours
Difficulty: 6/10
Missable trophies: None
Trophies: 1 , 5 , 10 , 15
Author: Knoef_NL

Welcome to the trophy guide for Curse of the Dead Gods. This can also be considered a walkthrough and may be used for PlayStation 4, 5, Xbox One, Series X and Steam. Achievements for Steam and Xbox are in almost all cases the same as the PlayStation 4/5 Trophies. A roadmap is provided in the stages below.

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Stage 1 – The Basics


Welcome to the trophy guide for The Curse of the Dead Gods! It’s a great Roguelike dungeon crawler that has you fighting different monsters and bosses! Here is a short overview of all the basics.

There are a total of 3 paths you can choose from:
Temple of Jaguar (Xak’olchir, Litz & Nepac, Jaguar)
Temple of the Eagle (K’ax taca, Malok Paal, Eagle)
Temple of the Serpent (Xucat’, Ratyapu, Serpent)

Each path has its own enemies and bosses (Between brackets above). It’s important that you unlock some potential upgrades for your upcoming runs. Those can be unlocked while at the base camp for Crystal Skulls and Jade Rings. You will be able to unlock new weapons and extra weapon altars. Furthermore, you can upgrade the chance of getting better rarity weapons at the start. At last, you can also unlock blessings and divine favours.

Crystal Skulls are dropped from bosses and elite enemies.


Stage 2 – Platinum Roadmap


Bestiary
In terms of the platinum trophy, the main objective is to fill up the Bestiary. The main objectives here are killing all enemies 50 times without taking damage. The bosses require a total of 10 no-damage runs and the final boss needs a total of 5.

The best place to farm elite enemies is at tier 2 and tier 3 (Starting after beating the first boss). The best level for it would be the “Awakening of the Dead Gods”.

Elite enemies appear from tier 2 of Temples, and there is no particular rule regarding their spawning (it depends on the rooms you’re into). For completing this particular trophy, we would advise playing on the last level of the first page (mixed Temples, no hard modes) so you can maximize the chances to meet different enemies as well as Elites! Hope that helps!” – Passtech Games, 2022.

No Damage Runs
By far the best weapon for no-damage runs in the “Sword of Conjunctivius”. It has the highest base damage output (45) of all one-handed weapons. The downside is that any enemy that hits you, will one-shot kill you! This is actually a huge benefit if you go for farming some Bestiaries (elites) late game. You’ll one-shot almost everything with it, and if they hit you, you’ll just reload the room with your save-file

Saving
It is possible to save the game as you enter any room. This makes it possible to reload any boss fight should you get hit. For PS4 you can save either to a USB or the Cloud. For PS5 you’ll need to do with the cloud (PS PLUS)


Abnegation
Obtain all other trophies


Deception
Defeat Clovis Pardieux, Champion of Death

The final boss can be found in the final level called ” Awakening of the Dead Gods”. It can be unlocked by completing the 9 runs before that successfully.

Before entering the arena, you’ll need to interact with the 3 pillars in front of you.
Each pillar offers you a choice, gaining a boost or getting a debuff if you are low on gold.

The boss itself has 2 phases. Once you deplete his first HP bar, it will transform into his second form. Keep this in mind while battling it.

Phase 1:
1) Summons traps on the ground. Keep your distance and dodge roll
2) Schoots a laser. Roll behind it and attack
3) Trap from the Sky (Both phases) – Dodge roll it

Phase 2:
It will switch between a few different stances such as; Bow, Axe, Spear. You’ll need to learn the differences between the attack patterns used. The stance it switches to is random.


Restoration
Unlock all Weapon Altars upgrades

The Altars provide improvements to the quality of the starting weapons. There are a total of 4 altars. The amount of skulls required for unlocking the final level varies for each one.

Affected are the Main, Secondary and Two-Handed weapons.


Memoirs
Write all Bestiary entries with their complete sketches

The Bestiary has a total of 4 categories, those are listed below. In order to complete them, you must do various things. Most important to completing it is killing enemies without taking damage from them.


The best way to make money easy on the harder game modes is as followed (For the gold offering requirements):

Blessings:
T’amok’s Breath – Physical attacks 50% chance to turn into fire.
Gift of Transmutation – Any healing that exceeds max health is turned into gold.
Indomitable – Restore 50% max health after defeating a non-optional champion or boss.

Weapons:
Anything with % life steal against a burning enemy or greed kill.

Relics:
Blazing Ring – Killing a burning enemy restores % max health.
Temple’s Heart – Regain % of max health when you pass through a door.

The amount of healing will all turn into gold, which will allow you to get up to 30.000+ gold each run.


Deliverance
Become the new Champion of Death

This trophy is earned once you complete the level “Xbeltz’aloc’s Revelation” which is the final level of the game. It is unlocked upon completing all other levels.

It’s not very different from other runs, other than that you will start your corruption/madness level at 1 instead of 0.


Temptation
Equip the three weapons slots with Cursed weapons


For this trophy, it’s best if you have upgraded all your altars to the maximum. It gives you the best chance at starting any run with 1-2 cursed weapons. You’ll only have to find one more then!

Additional Cursed Weapons can be found at:
1) The weapon shop
2) Killing a boss a certain way (20% drop chance)
3) Clearing a vault


Collection
Unlock 20 Forsaken Weapons

Forsaken weapons can be unlocked while at the main base. They can be unlocked with Jade rings which you can collect from killing bosses.


Clairvoyance
Complete any exploration with 50 or more Perception

Perception is the statistic that raises your treasure find. It can be obtained from relics.
There are 2 blessings which also increase perception, these are:

Favor of Sich’al gives you 1.000 gold and 5 Perception at the start of your run.
Sich’al’s Treasures gives you 2 Perception each time you make a gold offering.


Omnipotence
Complete any exploration with 50 or more Dexterity

Dexterity is a statistic that raises your damage output. It can be obtained from relics.
There are 2 blessings which also increase Dexterity, these are:

Grace of the Tempest for each room you complete without taking damage.
Gust of Agility which gives you 5 Dexterity at the start of your run.


Invulnerability
Complete any exploration with 50 or more Constitution

Constitution is a statistic that raises your maximum health. It can be obtained from relics. There is 1 blessing which increases Constitution, this is:

T’amok’s Bones – Gain 5 Constitution at the start of your run and 1 additional for each room you enter with less than 50% health.


Avidity
Defeat the Dark Avatar of the Serpent

Below is a video of the Dark Avatar of the Serpent without taking any damage.

Weapon: “Claws of Evisceration – Level 5
Unlockable weapon from the boss: None

The boss has a few attacks you must remember:
Summon: The avatar summons 3 minions. They will heal the avatar if not on time.
Attack: He attacks twice in rapid succession. It’s recommended that you dodge the first attack, then wait for a second and dodge again. If you create a distance between it, it will use a leap attack which will also damage the minions it summons.


Cruelty
Defeat the Dark Avatar of the Jaguar

Below is a video of the Dark Avatar of the Jaguar without taking any damage.

Weapon: “Heartseekers”. Teeth of Death (Cursed) – Level 3
Unlockable weapon from the boss: None

The boss has a few attacks you must remember:
Leap: Can be dodged with a roll
Double Attack: Dodge twice, then attack
Single Attack: Dodge, do a full attack rotation twice
AoE Attack: Dodge roll twice
Fireballs: Dodge roll to create distance, then walk between the fireballs.

The firepits don’t count as an attack from the Dark Avatar and won’t void the “No Damage” run!


Insanity
Make 10 Blood Offerings during a single exploration

In order to make a blood offering, you must offer blood (Sanity) instead of Gold.
These can be made in Weapon, Relics, Upgrade and Attribute areas.


Diligence
Complete 10 different “Special Events”

Special events are available once per day. You may save up to 3 in stock. Each event comes with something special, such as shown below in the image. You can save during the dungeon and reload should you die. This way you can always win the event as needed for this trophy.

Adjusting the time manually with +3 days(Settings -> System ->Date and Time -> Set Date and Time) will refresh your current events and provide you with 3 new events.


Devotion
Unlock 20 Blessings of the Dead Gods

Blessings are powerful passive abilities that will help you during explorations. You have a total of 3 slots available, and a total of 21 blessings available. You can unlock them by spending crystal skulls.

One blessing that you should try is T’amok’s Breath. It turns your attacks into fire attacks.


Vanity
Defeat the Dark Avatar of the Eagle

Below is a video of the Dark Avatar of the Eagle without taking any damage.

Weapon: “Annihilation” Bow of Madness – Level 3
Unlockable weapon from the boss: None

The boss has a few attacks you must remember:
Leap Attack: It will leap towards you. Dodge roll to counter
Heal: It will stand idle and heal itself. It is interruptable with any attack. Once interrupted, it will attack you within a second.
Wave summon: At 75%, 50% and 25% health it will summon a cloud that will release shockwaves from time to time. The cloud itself will damage you and must be avoided. The waves will also damage you and can be countered with a dodge roll.
Various Close Quarter Combat moves: The eagle also has various CQC moves that it may use against you. Best to dodge roll those. They can also be parried if you have the skills to pull it off.


Mastery
Get 3 successful Parries in less than 2 seconds

Parries can be made by pressing L2. It’s important that you find an enemy that will attack 3 times within 2 seconds. K’ax taca, High Lord of the Storm (Eagle, first boss) is an enemy that does so. Once it fired his electric projectiles, make sure to parry!


Power
Equip a hidden Champion weapon

Each champion can drop weapons if you meet a specific requirement during the fight. They all have a 20% drop chance upon meeting the requirement.

Jaguar Boss 1Bloodstake: Kill Xak’Olchir while he has no minions on the field.
Jaguar Boss 2Moonblade, Night’s Sword; It has a drop chance from the Moon Twin Champion (Litz & Nepac) after successfully parrying its attacks 3 times.
Jaguar Boss 2Cataclysm: It has a chance to drop from the Sun Twin Champion (Litz & Nepac) after successfully parrying its attacks 3 times.
Eagle Boss 1Effulgence: Kill K’ax taca while casting its shock beam.
Eagle Boss 2First of Doom: Kill Malok Paal, perfect dodge his charge attack 5 times.
Serpent Boss 1K’etyaam Yaan: Kill Xucat’ while it is on fire.
Serpent Boss 2 Dread Claw: Kill Ratyapu while it is weakened.


Relief
Lift the Final Curse

The final curse is earned as the fifth curse. You can lift it like any other curse; kill either a boss or sacrifice a cursed weapon to the gods.


Greed
Achieve a x10 “Greed Kill” series

Kill 10 enemies in a row without getting hit and without letting the timer expire. The blessing “Reptilian Hunger” will help you out if you are having trouble getting an x10 series.


Invention
Defeat Malok paal, the Flesh Monstrosity

Below is a video of Malok Paal without taking any damage.

Weapon: Seeker’s Mace – Level 3
Unlockable weapon from the boss: First of Doom: Kill Malok Paal, perfect dodge his charge attack 5 times.

The boss has a few attacks you must remember:
Leap Attack: It will leap towards you. Dodge roll to counter
Summon circles: It will summon 3-5 circles on the ground which need to be dodge rolled.
Various Fist Summon attacks: Malok can summon various attacks with his first. All function the same and will appear through a portal. Dodge roll to counter.


Strength
Defeat Xak’olchir, the Blood Hunter

Below is a video of the Defeat Xak’olchir, the Blood Hunter without taking any damage.

Weapon: Sacrificial Macana – Level 1
Unlockable weapon from the boss: Bloodstake: Kill Xak’Olchir while he has no minions on the field.

The boss has a few attacks you must remember:
Summon: It summons a demon dog onto the field
Throw Spear: It will throw 1-2 spears towards you. Dodge roll to counter.

The summoned dogs will also attack you and these count as an attack from Xak’olchir. Kill the dogs when possible.


Toughness
Defeat Litz & Nepac, the Cursed Twins

Below is a video of the Defeat Litz & Nepac, the Cursed Twins without taking any damage.

Weapon: Seeker’s Mace – Level 2
Unlockable weapon from the boss:
1) “Moonblade”, Night’s Sword – Parry 3 attacks from the moon version
2) “Cataclysm” T’amok’s Fury (Whip) – Parry 3 attacks from the sun version.

20% drop chance. Doing both will have the opportunity to drop one of either, not both.

Info on the boss: Once you deplete 25% health, it will switch forms. It will start at the sun form (100 – 75% HP), Moon form (75% – 50%), Sun form (50% – 25%) and the Moon form again (25% – Death).

The attack patterns are straightforward

Sun Form: Double strike. If he hits the traps on the floor, they will start exploding. Counter attack when both hits have been dodged/parried.
Moon form: Quick attacks, followed up by a dash attack. Dodge twice, then counterattack.


Essay
Write 5 Bestiary entries

Refer to the trophy “Memoirs” for more information on this.


Exhumation
Unlock 5 Forsaken Weapons

Refer to the trophy “Collection” for more information on this.


Initiation
Complete the room of Trials

This is the tutorial level. If you fail it, consider your options for the platinum trophy >:).


Curiosity
Start a “Special Event”

Refer to the trophy “Diligence” for more information on this.


Nobility
Defeat K’ax taca, High Lord of the Storm

Below is a video of K’ax taca without taking any damage.

Weapon: “Annihilation” Bow of Madness – Level 2
Unlockable weapon from the boss: Effulgence: Kill K’ax taca while casting its shock beam.

The attack pattern is as followed:
Shock Cloud: It will spawn shock clouds which will roam the area. They will damage you, avoid them.
Shock Beam: It fires a shock beam, make sure you dodge roll to avoid it.
Shock sparks: It will fire a few shock sparks at you. Dodge roll forward to avoid them.


Depravity
Defeat Ratyapu, the Abomination

Below is a video of Ratyapu without taking any damage.

Weapon: Claws of Evisceration – Level 3
Unlockable weapon from the boss: Dread Claw: Kill Ratyapu while it is weakened.

The attack pattern is as followed:
Attack: It will do an attack forward. Dodge or parry as you see fit.
Poison charge: At 75%, 50%, 25% it will charge his poison form. This may be followed by its spin attack which is impossible to parry fully and hard to dodge correctly. It’s best to take some distance once it charges.
Double attack: It will attack twice in a row. Dodge or parry both attacks.
Throw spear: It will throw a spear at you. Dodge it.


Awareness
Defeat Xucat’, the Witch

Below is a video of Xucat’ without taking any damage.

Weapon: “Heartseeker” Teeth of Death – Level 3
Unlockable weapon from the boss: K’etyaam Yaan: Kill Xucat’ while it is on fire.

The attack pattern is as followed:
Shoot purple skulls: It can shoot 2 patterns; one goes random and 1 follow-up on each other. Get some distance between you and the boss, and you can walk in between the projectiles.
Summon skull traps: Those can be found on the ground. They can be triggered by walking shortly over them.

It is advised to trigger some skulls from time to time, to give you some walking space on the battlefield.


Belief
Unlock a Blessing of the Dead Gods

Blessings are “power-ups” of sorts that will enhance your character during a run. YOu may equip a total of 3. Blessings are unlocked by spending Crystal Skulls. While in the main base, you may unlock and change them.

There are a total of 21 blessings available, 7 for each faction. One blessing that you must try is the T’amok’s Breath, which has a chance to turn your non-elementary attacks into fire attacks (50%).