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When a weapon of quietus hits an enemy and the runic activates, the enemy dies. A highly enchanted dagger of quietus is one of the deadliest weapons in the game.


  • An axe of quietus can kill multiple enemies.
  • Can kill revenants without any magic.
  • Works regardless of the target's health.
  • Can kill enemies shielded by a spellcaster.
  • If you catch an enemy unaware, there’s a higher chance for the runic to trigger.


  • Quietus does not trigger a ring of transference. A golem, a walking potion of life for transference-bearers, will feed you until it “suddenly dies”.
  • Useless unless highly enchanted. (+12 rapier of quietus has 100% trigger chance)
  • You must be ready for situations when quietus does not trigger. If you have a 30% chance per hit for quietus to trigger, there is an 11% chance that quietus will not have triggered after six successive hits.
  • Does not work against inanimate foes, like turrets.

This article is related to version 1.7.3 and may be out of date.

Instakill rate[]

Tested in version 1.7.5 using a dagger, incomplete:

Enchantment level Instakill rate Instakill rate (CE v1.10)
+1 7%
+2 12%
+3 17% 9%
+4 22% 15%
+5 ? 19%
+6 22%
+7 25%
+8 28%
+9 32%
+10 35%
+11 38%
+12 40%