Skull Swordsman
Great Wall Entrance II
Uruk Canyon
Uruk Temple
Uruk Islands
Geb Queen's Palace
Buy Price Sell Price
N/A 12 Scarabs
Attack Defense
4 5
Weapon Hostile
Sword, Fireballs Yes
Museum Display
Wing Number
Right 2
Skull Swordsman Gallery

The Skull Swordsman is a monster in Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy.

Description Edit

Journal Description Edit

In addition to their well-honed swordsmanship, they are capable of releasing an evil, shimmering skull that chases down an opponent. A flurry of blows often fails to harm them, such is their defensive skill. - Book of Sphinx

Museum Description Edit

Highly trained in many swordsmanship techniques, and deadly opponents. Proof that they dwell within evil, they can summon a ghostly skull, which drains the soul’s essence on contact. - Abydos Museum

Traits, Appearance, and Abilities Edit

The Skull Swordsman is a zombie-like monster that wears a brown tunic. They are skilled swordsmen that can block your attacks, and can also summon fiery spirits.

They have three attacks.

  1. They spin around doing a total of 5 horizontal cuts.
  2. They do two horizontal slashes and finish with a stab.
  3. They do a downward cut, which launches a fiery skull.

Strategy Edit

Monster's Strategy - These monsters have a a handful of unique sword attacks. They slash, stab, and swirl and can also launch a flaming skull spirit. The skull spirit acts as a homing attack and will chase the enemy for a short while before disappearing. If, their foe starts to gain the upper hand, they will use their blades as an impenetrable shield.

Strategy for Sphinx - Hit it with the Blade of Osiris while it's not blocking. If it creates a spirit, block it with the shield and resume attacking. If possible, stop it from conjuring the spirit by hitting it when it assumes its summoning stance. Then, you can overpower it with a barrage of sword strikes. If necessary, use the shield to block their moves.

Locations Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The Skull Swordsman is identical to the Skull Worshipper with exception of having a sword instead of a staff.
  • For an unknown reason, the sword it uses is more similar to a Japanese Katana than an Egyptian Kopesh or sickle sword.
  • The Swordsman uses actual samurai postures. For example, it uses Seigan no Kamae (which the profile picture demonstrates) for its blocking.
  • It's summoning ability is mis-attributed to the Worshipper in the game's manual.
  • At least one Swordsman is able to shape-shift into a human female. It is unknown if all of them possess this power.