Shops are encountered at the main hub and at random locations within the dungeon. The player can buy items using Gold (dungeon shops) or Diamonds (Lobby shops). The shops within the crypt offer equipment that is lost upon death; the shops in the Lobby offer permanent upgrades and unlockable items.
Gold is lost upon death, typically obtained by slaying monsters within the crypt. It may also be obtained by destroying golden shop walls, using a bomb or certain tools while gigantic, for 10 gold per wall tile.
Diamonds are not lost upon death; they can be found in separated Zone runs on the ground, hidden in walls, and by defeating a boss for the first time. However, starting a new playthrough always brings their amount down to zero, so a prompt is displayed to the player when they attempt to leave and still have enough diamonds to purchase anything in the Lobby shops.
|All types of equipment available.|| |
Crown of Greed
|The location is random, but the shop will always be reachable through its door. The shop is surrounded by golden shop walls. There is only one shop per level. If the Coin Shop shopkeeper dies for any reason, they will stop appearing for the rest of the run, and the current items will be free. If the Coin Shop shopkeeper happens to leave the shop for any reason, the shop items will be free, and the shopkeeper will still return on the following levels. Like any other monsters the shopkeeper can activate traps, and if you attack the shopkeeper and manage to lure him to a trapdoor, the shopkeeper falls into the trapdoor, you can take the shop items for free, and on the following levels the shopkeeper appears like nothing happened.|
|All types of equipment available.||none||Very rarely, the normal shopkeeper will be replaced by a red-eyed version who is immediately hostile and drops nothing on death. Killing him will make all the items in the shop free without removing the "real" Shopkeeper from later levels. It is currently unknown if there's a specific trigger for this.
The Monstrous Shopkeeper can be distinguished by his red eyes and distorted singing. The most obvious sign that he is present is that the shop walls are silver, though they behave identically to the regular gold walls.
|High ranked equipment available.|| |
Crown of Greed
| There is a chance that upon entering a new level, this shop will spawn in place of the normal shop. Instead of a door, there will be a cracked gold wall which requires breaking to gain access to. Within the shop contains high tier or rare items.
Note that the shopkeeper here is the same as the standard shopkeeper. If you kill him, regular shops will be empty, and vice versa.
|Glass equipment available.|| |
|Reached by stepping on a green travel rune found in a cracked stone wall.|
|Food and heart containers.|| |
|Reached by stepping on a blue travel rune found in a cracked catacomb wall.|
|All types of equipment available. Always includes at least one golden weapon.|| |
| Reached by stepping on a red travel rune found in a cracked stone wall.
Purchasing items can kill you if you don't have enough hearts to cover the cost. Damage preventers such as Shield Spells and Glass Armor won't protect you, but the Potion can save your life if you overspend.
The blood shop is guaranteed to spawn on 1-1 or 1-2 .
|You may replace a piece of equipment with a random new one from the same category.|
Scroll of Transmute
| Reached by stepping on a purple travel rune found in a cracked stone wall.
Price increases with each use.
|Allows you to choose 1 of 3 shrines.||Reached by stepping on an orange/green travel rune found in a cracked dirt wall.
Green, Red, and Blue Dragons will spawn when attempting to blow up the shrines or the Shriner itself. These dragons do not count as a mini-boss kill and do not drop gold.
|Allows you to sell an item for half of the shop price.|
|Reached by stepping on a yellow/pink travel rune found in a cracked catacomb wall.
When damaged, he transmutes the entire shop area into tar and will the chase the player.
The pile that he stands on contains references to many other indie games. Clockwise from center: fez from Fez, [katana from ?], sword from Rogue Legacy, helmet from Shovel Knight, golden idol from Spelunky, bow and arrows from TowerFall Ascension, skateboard from OlliOlli, Finn's sword from Adventure Time (TV show)
|Summons a random item of a category of your choice.|
Bag of Holding
|Reached by stepping on a light blue travel rune found in a cracked dirt wall.
Price doubles with each purchase.
|n/a||n/a||The player can choose 1 of 3 items. As soon as an item is chosen, the player will face several enemies to unlock the exit.||Reached by stepping on a black/yellow travel rune found in a cracked dirt wall.|
|/||A single powerful item, for very cheap.|| Can only appear behind the top wall of the glass, health, and blood shops. Very rare. A bomb, blood drum, glass shovel, blood shovel, or scroll of gigantism (with obsidian/glass/blood shovel or pickaxe) is required to break through.
The wall is not cracked. The only ways to see if a secret shop is present are by holding a torch near the top wall, or by looking at the size of the room. If a secret shop spawned, then the top wall of the host shop will be one tile lower than it normally is.
Uses the same currency as the shop it spawned with.
Technically counted as part of the normal coin shop, so the item will become free if the normal shopkeeper dies or leaves their shop.
These shops use for currency, and can be found on separated Zone runs.
|NPC||Unlock||Location in Lobby||Use|
|Always available||Top Left||Allows the player to buy items that can be found in chests after purchasing. On the first playthrough after the purchase, the player will always encounter the item in a locked chest.|
|Always available||Top Middle||Sells permanent heart containers. Their price increases after each purchase, reaching 4 for the third one (fifth in total).|
|Zone 1, requires Gold Key||Top Right||Allows the player to buy Spells, Rings, and Consumables that can be found in chests after purchasing. On the first playthrough after the purchase, the player will always encounter the spell or item in a locked chest.|
|Zone 1, requires Gold Key||Upper Left||Allows access to all enemies the player has previously defeated in normal gameplay for practicing purposes.|
|Zone 1, requires Gold Key||Upper Right||Grants access to two subsections of her area - mini-bosses and boss fights - for practicing purposes. Purchasing one mini-boss unlocks all of their Zone variants (i.e., purchasing the Green Dragon also unlocks the Red and Blue variants). This also applies to bosses.|
|Zone 2, requires Gold Key||Lower Left||Allows the player to pick almost any weapon (including its gold, glass, blood, obsidian and titanium variations) for training with the Beastmaster and Bossmaster. The only weapons excluded are the Flower, the Golden Lute and Eli's prosthetic shovel.|
|Always available||Lower Right||Allows the player to master four advanced playing techniques. Including how to kill dragons, shopkeepers, as well as how to exploit traps using enemies and items.|
|Always available||Bottom Left||Removes items from the item pool for 1 for the next run.
His room has a "Next" and "Reset" tile, allowing you to scroll through the items, or reset items you have cleaned.
|Zone 2, requires Glass Key.||Bottom Right||Allows the player to purchase items to take with them on their next non-All Zones Mode run.
Note: Fix weapon characters such as Aria, Dove, or Eli are able to pick up weapons, but this causes them to immediatly die of cowardice upon starting a run.