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The Tombstone is a special heavy melee weapon which can doom nearby enemies.


  • Special Effects:
    • Killing an enemy, or hitting a boss, with the third attack in the combo dooms nearby enemies.
      • Enemies killed by the doom effect will also doom other nearby enemies again.
        • This can occur up to 3 times, but each time the doom damage is reduced.
      • This also causes a tombstone to be placed on the ground, but the placed tombstone has no function.
      • This also dooms the boss itself.
    • Breach Bonus: 2 / 2 / 2
      • Base Breach Damage: 210 / 240 / 900
      • Base Breach DPS: 750
    • Combo Duration: 1.8 seconds
      • First Hit: 0.5 (0.4 + 0.1)
      • Second Hit: 0.55 (0.45 + 0.1)
      • Third Hit: 0.75 (0.6 + 0.15)
      • Tags: HeavyWeapon


    • Currently, the tombstones that are placed on the ground when killing an enemy using the third hit or with the doom effect do nothing.
    • Similarly to the Alchemic Carbine Icon.png Alchemic Carbine, the Tombstone cycles between several visually different attack animations that feature various different kinds of tombstones. This difference is cosmetic.
    • The doom effect is affected by the affixes applied to the tombstone the player is carrying.
    • It's third attack can damage a Ground Shaker from behind and a Shieldbearer from the front.


    • Tombstone is featured in the update banner for v2.3, aka the Whack-a-Mole Update.
    • At one point in the alpha build of v2.3, placed tombstones were originally intended to apply the doom effect when destroyed instead of on the weapon's third attack in a combo.


    • 2.3: Introduced.
    • 2.4:
      • Base DPS increased from 180 to 250.
      • Base breach DPS increased from 432 to 750.
      • Breach bonus changed from 3 / 2 / 1 to 2 / 2 / 2.
      • First attack charge duration decreased from 0.47 seconds to 0.4.
      • First attack lock duration decreased from 0.2 seconds to 0.1.
      • Second attack charge duration decreased from 0.5 seconds to 0.45.
      • Second attack lock duration decreased from 0.15 seconds to 0.1.
      • Third attack charge duration decreased from 0.75 seconds to 0.6.
      • Base doom effect damage increased from 80 to 150.
      • Doom effect now stuns enemies it hits.
      • Slow motion from Tombstone reduced.
      • Slow motion from Tombstone is now correctly disabled by the relation option.
      • Critical damage affixes no longer allowed.
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