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Few prisoners managed to see out their time here alive. None, actually.
The worst prisoners were locked up here, in the company of the worst guards.
"To be transferred to the Depths" meant you weren't coming back. All you could really hope for was that your execution would be quick.

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The Prison Depths is short, optional biome between the second and the third level.

It's accessed through the Promenade of the Condemned or the Dilapidated Arboretum using the Spider rune and leads to the Ossuary, the Morass of the Banished or the Ancient Sewers (1+ BSC).

General information[]

Access and exit[]

The Spider Rune Icon.pngSpider Rune is required to access this area through the Promenade of the Condemned or the Dilapidated Arboretum. An underground section only accessible by wall climbing in both levels leads to the Prison Depths.

There are three exits out of Prison Depths. The player will always have the choice between the Ossuary and the Morass of the Banished on all Boss Cells. With at least 1 BSC active, a third door (always close to the other exits) will lead to the Ancient Sewers.

Iron cells[]

Two locked doors are found at the end of the biome, next to the exit doors to either Ossuary, Morass of the Banished, or Ancient Sewers (at 1+ BSC). Behind both these doors there is a 2-item choice altar. If the player finds the Iron Cells Key.pngIron Cells Key, which drops from a random enemy, they can choose to open one door to access the item inside.

Level characteristics[]


The Prison Depths contains only one Power Scroll, obtained through the cursed chest at the start of the level.

Enemy tier and gear level scaling[]

In the table below, you will find the gear level and enemy tier of Prison Depths based on difficulty.

Difficulty Normal Hard Very Hard Expert Nightmare/Hell
Gear level III III III IV VI
Enemy lvl tier 8 - 9 11 - 12 12 - 13 14 - 15 15 - 16
Enemy Health tier Base 9 - 11 13 - 14 15 - 17 20 - 22

Loot and shops[]

Main level[]

  • 1 cursed chest at the beginning of the biome, right before the one-way door.
    • Not affected by the damned Aspect.
  • A weapon or skill shop around the halfway point of the level.

Boss Stem Cells rewards[]

  • 1 BSC: Exit to the Ancient Sewers


In the Prison Depths, you will find many dangerous enemies, such as Slashers and Lacerators. In addition, Maskers and Hammers could be considered the iconic enemies of this biome, with the latter never spawning in any other location than Prison Depths. On high difficulties, Knife Throwers and Rampagers appear, making this level even harder to navigate.

In the table below, you will find which enemies are present in the Prison Depths depending on difficulty level. For each enemy, any common, uncommon, rare or legendary blueprints they carry are indicated. When applicable, the minimum difficulty level for blueprint acquisition is specified in brackets.

Enemy Normal Hard Very Hard Expert Nightmare/Hell
Zombie Blood Sword, Double Crossb-o-matic, Bobby Outfit (1+ BSC)
Undead Archer Bow and Endless Quiver, Infantry Bow, Ice Bow, Skeleton Outfit
Hammer War Spear, Oil Grenade
Kamikaze Frantic Sword, Kamikaze Outfit, Neon Outfit (1+ BSC)
Lacerator Crusher, Open Wounds, Carduus Outfit (1+ BSC)
Masker Fire blast, Ghost Outfit (2+ BSC)
Slasher Cluster Grenade, Heavy Turret, No Mercy, Demon Outfit (3+ BSC)
Knife Thrower Great Owl of War, Legendary Warrior's Outfit (3+ BSC)
Rampager Adrenaline


  • Because v1.5 Corrupted Update decreased the amount of Cursed Chests, there is always a guaranteed one in the first room of this biome. To the right of the chest there is a door that will close behind the Beheaded, no matter if he had or hadn't inflicted the curse upon himself.
  • Consequently, the Gold Cells Key that used to be found here became obsolete with v1.5. Thus, it was removed, as the Curse Chest at the beginning of the biome guarantees the Scroll that this key used to guard.


  • Prison Depths is the only biome to contain two distinct soundtracks, namely "Prison Depths" and "Prison Theme". While "Prison Depths" was made exclusively for this biome, "Prison Theme" would have been for another biome called Prison Hub[1], but it was scrapped during the alpha stage of the game.



  • 0.0: Introduced


  1. Prison Hub as it would have been,
Prisoners' QuartersPromenade of the CondemnedToxic SewersDilapidated ArboretumTBSPrison DepthsCorrupted PrisonRampartsOssuaryAncient SewersMorass of the BanishedTBSBlack BridgeInsufferable CryptThe NestTBSStilt VillageSlumbering SanctuaryGraveyardFractured ShrinesFFClock TowerForgotten SepulcherCavernRotGUndying ShoresFFClock RoomGuardian's HavenRotGThe MausoleumFFHigh Peak CastleDerelict DistilleryInfested ShipwreckTQatSThrone RoomLighthouseTQatSThe CrownTQatS
Exclamation.png 5 BSC spoiler AstrolabRotGObservatoryRotG