Slay the Spire Characters - How to Unlock New Characters in Slay the Spire

Slay the Spire Characters - How to Unlock New Characters in Slay the Spire

There are a fair few characters in Slay the Spire, and here's your guide on how to unlock new characters to play as.

There are a number of characters that you can play as in the standard mode of Slay the Spire. While you start out with only the Ironclad for a protagonist, you can unlock additional characters as you progress through the game. In this Slay the Spire characters guide, we'll be walking you through how to unlock characters in Slay the Spire as easily as possible.

Slay the Spire Characters Unlock

In Slay the Spire, the standard mode has you trawling through dungeons, starting all over again should your playable character perish due to losing HP. In the table below, we'll be walking you through all the Slay the Spire characters that we've encountered so far for the standard mode only, as well as detailing their unique traits.

CharacterUnlocked ThroughUnique Ability
IroncladN/AAt the end of combat, heal 6HP
The SilentComplete a run with IroncladAt the start of every combat, draw 2 additional cards
The DefectComplete a run with The SilentAt the start of every combat, Channel 1 Lightning
Meet Slay the Spire's Ironclad. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Mega Crit

Keep in mind that these characters feature only in the standard mode of Slay the Spire. Ironclad and The Silent are entirely separate from the Daily Climb mode, in which the developers present a new challenge to you every 24 hours, and task you with rising up a leaderboard for the highest score.

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