Death mask

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Death mask
Death mask.png

A death mask has risen from his grave.
Death mask overworld.png
Inflicted phobias
Phobias Nosophobia
Item drops
Search (Death mask and Chainmail dress)
Steal (x2 Tobacco)
Overworld data
HP 9 (+1 extra) or 7 (+1 extra)
Note Executable
Can lose limbs using Rifle/Gunslinger
Affected by Marksmanship
Battle Theme
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The Death mask is an enemy encountered in Fear & Hunger 2: Termina.


Death masks can appear in a variety of locations within Prehevil, where they can spawn from coffins placed in the overworld after the player walks near them three times. Their locations are as follows:

At the start of a Fear & Hunger run, two random death masks are chosen which will be able to spawn during a run. The two Death Masks that can spawn in Old Town will not activate until the player has opened one of the entrances to the city. Specifically entering the Deep Woods through the broken shack, entering the Golden Gates, opening the Sewer gate or the main gate to the inner city. Their speed is faster than that of most enemies, meaning they can more easily catch up to the player.

This enemy doesn't make an appearance in the Easy(er) mode. In Masoχ-S/M mode, all six Death masks will be able to spawn without restrictions.


Body Part HP Blunt Slashing Piercing Fire Otherwordly Ev. Rate Magic Ev. Resistances
Head 1200 130% 80% 80% 80% 120% 80% 40% None
Torso 3200 (8000) None None
Torso (Rot) 2800 (7000) None None
Right Arm 1800 None None
Left Arm 1800 None None
Right Leg 1200 None None
Left Leg 1200 None None
  • Note: HP in parenthesis is only used for Damage-over-Time calculations.

Death mask (head) can use 2 skills:

  • Death gurgle - 5-7 mind damage
  • Blank stare - does nothing

Death mask (right arm) and (left arm) can use 1 skill:

  • Slasher - 28-30 body damage twice and 100% arm cut chance

When arms are destroyed, death mask (torso) will always use 1 skill:

  • Tackle - 14-22 body damage


Fear & Hunger Mode

The death masks are extremely tough because of their large pools of health and their ability to easily dismember limbs. They can use their swords to slash twice per turn, with each slash guaranteed to dismember limbs from characters without protective equipment (e.g. arm guards). They can also use a laughing move to drain Mind from the player's party.

It is better to avoid fighting them altogether; however, this will restrict the player's movement, as they risk causing a death mask to spawn every time they pass an unopened coffin. If the player wants to fight a death mask, they must consider that both of the death mask's arms have very high health, so removing them to avoid damage and limb loss is not a viable option unless the player has a full party with very high damage potential. The head also has high health, so the best bet is to blind the death mask using glass shards or black smog, ignore the arms entirely, and focus on the torso with status effects such as burn, poison and bleed to get through the health pool as fast as possible.

Alternatively, the player can attempt to eliminate a death mask without engaging in combat at all. Using the bear trap on a Death mask from outside the combat won't cripple their legs, but it will permanently immobilize them on the overworld, making it easier to either avoid them or outright eliminate them with firearms.

Masoχ-S/M Mode



Battle start

  • A masked person walks towards you without a pause. It seems dead set on confronting you...
    • Player: “Hold on! I don't want to start a fight!”
      • Your words have no effect. The masked man keeps on pursuing you.
    • Player: “What is going on here!?”
      • Your words have no effect. The masked man keeps on pursuing you.
    • Player: “I'm ready to defend myself, just so you know.”
      • Your words have no effect. The masked man keeps on pursuing you.


  • Death mask: “...”
    • Player: “I don't want any confrontation!”
      • The death mask doesn't appear capable of speech or understanding.
    • Player: “Stay back, or else...!”
      • The death mask doesn't appear capable of speech or understanding.
    • Player: “Please, just let me pass!”
      • The death mask doesn't appear capable of speech or understanding.
    • Player: Nevermind


“The monstrosity is down...”
Action Result Flavour text
Use Brain flower Success “You've laid down the seed for the flower.”
Use Heart flower Success “You've laid down the seed for the flower.”
Beat him Nothing “No reaction. He must be dead. But for how long?”
Medical diagnosis Nothing
“The person seems to still be alive. At least you can still feel his pulse. This goes against everything you know and understand. The wounds on his body should be lethal but something is keeping him alive. You do not have answers for this.”
If Daan is in the party:
“I'm confused. I can still feel a pulse from this thing. All the wounds and beating this guy took would suggest that he's good as dead, but no... I don't know. Don't ask me these hard questions. Even I don't have all the answers.”
Search (Death mask and Chainmail dress) Nothing
Leave Success Nothing
Devour Success “You devoured the remains.”
Harvest an organ Success Nothing
Saw off his head (Death mask head) Nothing
Necromancy Failure “The soul is too corrupted and frail to be summoned back to the body. The necromancy failed.”


  • The design for Death masks was mainly influenced by the Menos Grande from Bleach.