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Gun Soul
Gun Soul
Type: Passive
Quality: A Quality Item
Sell Creep Price: 54 Money
Unlock Method: Defeat the High Dragun.
Ammonomicon Entry
Grants a second chance upon death.

A piece of a legendary Gungeoneer's soul. Though they may have failed in their quest, an encouraging aura emanates from the spirit.

Gun Soul is a passive item.

Effects[ | ]

  • Adds a heart container.
  • Upon death, the player respawns at the start of the current floor with one heart container, retaining all of their items and guns. The floor layout will remain the same, but all enemies previously killed will respawn. If the player reaches the location where they died and interacts with their soul, they will return to normal.

Synergies[ | ]

  • Synergy Crestfallen Soul - If the player also has Crestfaller, dodge roll speed is increased by 20% and Crestfaller deals 50% more damage if the player dies and has not yet retrieved their soul.
  • Synergy Praise the Gun - If the player has Old Knight's Flask, a bonfire spawns in every shop and elevator to the next floor. If the player dies, they will respawn at the last bonfire they activated instead of at the start of the floor. Additionally, dodge roll recovery time is reduced.
  • Synergy \o/ - If the player also has Sunlight Javelin, when Sunlight Javelin kills an enemy, it will spawn a circular zone that ignites all enemies within it.

Notes[ | ]

  • Gun Soul is removed from the inventory when the player dies and is put back in when they interact with the soul.
    • This means that its effect is repeated if the player dies again after returning to normal.
    • Otherwise, if the player dies before returning to normal, the run ends.
  • During Gun Soul's effect, the player only has one heart container and cannot gain more. This restriction, along with the "soul" cosmetic effect, is removed when the player interacts with the soul or by using a Save Button and resuming the run.
  • The heart containers returned to the player upon interacting with the soul (or resuming the run after using a Save Button) will be empty.
  • As the Robot, the player will have 2 armor (equivalent of 1 full heart) when they respawn. If they make it back to their soul, they will not receive any additional armor.
  • Respawned enemies will not drop Money.
  • Bosses do not respawn if Gun Soul is activated.
    • This makes it very easy to return to the area you died in during Boss Rush.
  • In co-op, if the player holding Gun Soul dies, the surviving player can revive their dead teammate at a chest as per usual. The revived player will spawn with three full heart containers, a blank, and their starting gun, and, upon reaching the location where they died, will return to normal and receive all of their items and guns.
    • This process may be repeated as many times as there are chests or undefeated bosses.
  • Pig triggers before Gun Soul, and Clone triggers after it.
    • If one of them is triggered during Gun Soul effect, the cosmetic effect will be removed, but not the one heart container restriction.
  • If the player dies while in the small room using the Drill, the chest will not be there when returning to the same room.
  • Prior to the Supply Drop Update, the player would lose all of their guns and items upon respawning, and Gun Soul was an 1S Quality Item item.
  • If the player has Cigarettes, it is theoretically possible to gain infinite Coolness. It is recommended to do so in the starting room of any floor or the Shop in the case the player has the Synergy Praise the Gun synergy to facilitate the process.
  • The Synergy Praise the Gun synergy will also spawn a bonfire in the Old Crest room.

Trivia[ | ]

  • This item is a reference to Dark Souls.
    • This item's effect is a direct reference to the retrieval mechanic from Dark Souls, which allows players to reclaim their souls (the experience point and currency of Dark Souls) lost after dying by reaching their place of death once again without dying again.
    • The line "YOU DEFEATED" is a reference to a mistranslation in the original Dark Souls, wherein after defeating a boss, the game displayed this in bold letters across the screen. It was later patched to "VICTORY ACHIEVED."
    • The "Praise the Gun" synergy is a reference to Solaire of Astora from Dark Souls and his well-known catchphrase, "Praise the Sun!"
    • The "Crestfallen Soul" synergy is a reference to the Crestfallen Warrior from Dark Souls.
    • The "\o/" synergy is a reference to the Praise the Sun gesture that Solaire of Astora performs in "Dark Souls."

See also[ | ]