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Nice place you got here, boyo! Name's Skelly, how's it going, but enough with the small talk already, I'm here to do a job. So let me have it! Give me everything you got!!
~ Skelly
Title Training Dummy
Relations Hermes ("Peer relationship")

Charon (Employer)

Affiliation House of Hades
Voice Darren Korb

Skelly is a Bloodless "employed" by the House of Hades as a training dummy. While Skelly claims to be on the House's payroll, he refuses to reveal who hired him and is similarly unwilling to discuss his past, instead preferring to play various pranks on Zagreus. Oddly, no one in the House seems to be aware of his existence besides Zagreus and Achilles.

Skelly first appears right after you purchase your first weapon.

Skelly has 900 HP. As he's already dead, he will simply reform after being "killed" in training. He seems suspiciously enthusiastic about getting beaten up.


If gifted Nectar, Skelly will give you the Lucky Tooth.

After giving Skelly 6 Nectar in total, you will be unable to give him any other gift until you complete a favor for him.

Once completing his favor, giving him Ambrosia will earn you the Companion Rib.

Skelly's affinity gauge is maxed out at 9 hearts, requiring the gifting of 6 Nectar and 3 Ambrosia.


Skelly's favor is directly requested by him the next time he is encountered and his affinity gauge is as complete as it can be. He won't give you the quest until you've unlocked 4 non-Zagreus aspects of weapons. After you've done that, on your next run he should offer the new quest.

He will request that Zagreus kill him with the Stygian Blade, but using its Level 5 Zagreus Aspect (which costs a total of 5 Titan Blood), claiming it will set him free of his “contract.”

Once this has been done, Zagreus will be able to gift him Ambrosia the next time he encounters Skelly in the courtyard.

Completing Skelly's favor also completes the Eternal Rest prophecy.

After enough dialogues (and threats of pacifism), Skelly reveals he was hired by Charon.

Challenge Statues[]

Skelly will add 3 statues to the courtyard which require you to complete runs at certain heat levels: 8, 16, and 32 to unlock. The 32 heat statue is the only reward for going past the maximum bounty level of 20 heat (25 in hell mode).

Codex entry[]

'...The animated skeleton and I, we seldom get along. He is too talkative for me, and spouts such simple condescensions to all those in earshot, seemingly as though he were an expert in the ways of war. I disapprove of his reckless advice, and am uncertain as to who he was in life, to be so self-assured in death. I am uncertain as to why he is even here; it is quite odd the Master does not know of him, at all. Nevertheless, I sense that there is naught to fear from him. And, I have to confess, I admire the determination with which he carries out his task, of simply standing at attention, being beaten, often mercilessly, all for martial training's sake. My limited inquiries as to his origins have come up empty as of yet. I know only that he first appeared in the House's upper courtyard soon after the Master and his son had their latest, terrible exchange of words. To think, at first I thought the Master set this skeleton to work. But, if not the Master... who?'

Skelly Quotes[]

For quotes and dialogue regarding Skelly, please refer to Skelly/Quotes.