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Mask of the Red Death is one of the secret playable characters in Vampire Survivors. His starting weapon is Death Spiral.


Sprite-Forbidden Scrolls of Morbane.png "Settle the score with the Reaper."

The player can unlock this character by killing Death. A guide on how to do it is available at Death § Strategies.

After unlocking, Mask of the Red Death can be purchased for Gold Coin.png 666, scaling with other purchases.

Alternatively, Red Death can be unlocked in the Forbidden Scrolls of Morbane by casting the Spell "ablasphemousmockery".

Passive bonuses

Mask of the Red Death starts with +100% Movement Speed, 255 Max Health and +20% Might.




  • Mask of the Red Death replaced missingN▯ as the reward for managing to kill a Death.
  • Mask of the Red Death's starting max health before PowerUps is 255, which is likely a reference to computing where 255 is the maximum value representable by an eight-digit binary number, and therefore the maximum representable by an unsigned 8-bit byte.
  • Mask of the Red Death is the first character to be unlocked by defeating them. The others are Leda and Gyorunton.
  • His name is a reference to Edgar Allan Poe's 1842 story The Masque of the Red Death.