Cursed Pyramid

The Cursed Pyramid is one of the latest dungeons provided by the Cataclysm mod and contains the Ancient Remnant. This large skeletal boss has some devastating attacks, and this dungeon also contains many traps and smaller enemies.

How to Find the Cursed Pyramid

The Cursed Pyramid is a vast structure, so there’s a good chance you might find it naturally when exploring Minecrafts desert biomes. It’s much larger than the pyramids found in the vanilla game and so big that sometimes the entrance might spawn over water.

The Cursed Pyramid
The Cursed Pyramid

Though you can also find it easily by crafting the Eye of Desert. This works like an Eye of Ender, and will point you toward the nearest Cursed Pyramid. You should only need to create one Eye of Desert. However, it might be a good idea to have a spare.

Eye of Desert Recipe
Eye of Desert Recipe

To craft an Eye of Desert, place a Gold Ingot, 2 Chiseled Sandstone, 1 Emerald, 1 Dead Bush, 1 Eye of Ender, 1 Cactus, 1 Rotten Flesh and 1 Bone inside a Crafting Table. There are many ingredients, but they should be relatively easy to obtain.

Alternatively, you can enter some commands, provided you have cheats enabled. You can use the commands /locate cataclysm:cursed_pyramid or /locate structure cataclysm:cursed_pyramid if you’re on Minecraft 1.19+.

When you enter the Cursed Pyramid, you’ll find yourself on the first floor, which is the largest. The structure is very maze-like, and it’s quite easy to get lost, as you’ll have to choose different directions.

About the Cursed Pyramid

Each floor of the Cursed Pyramid will be filled with hostile Koboleton, small skeletal dinosaurs that look much like the Ancient Remnant. These spawn in large quantities, and you might often get overwhelmed.

The Koboleton

Although they tend not to have too much health and will die in two or so swings with a Netherite Sword, they drop Koboleton Bones, which can be turned into Bonemeal. One thing to note about these creatures is that they can remove your main-hand and off-hand items.

You’ll want to find a staircase, allowing you to head up to the next floor. There should be two large floors to work through before finding the chamber containing the Ancient Remnant. But do keep an eye out for any Chests containing loot. 

There are also plenty of traps filling the Cursed Pyramid. A lot of them can be broken and collected. Look out for tripwires in the corridors, as walking over these will cause you to get hit with poisonous darts.

There are also Ignite Traps, which will cause a flame of fire to erupt under your feet. Some blocks of Sandstone will look a bit different like they’re cracked. These could be falling traps and will collapse when you stand on them, possibly causing you to fall into a dangerous pit.

Flame Traps, triggered by walking on them
Flame Traps, triggered by walking on them

Once you reach the top floor of the pyramid, you’ll find a long vertical chamber, where you’ll find the Ancient Remnant. There is a pool of water at the bottom of this chamber that you can jump into, but make sure you have a spawn point nearby and suitable equipment.

The Ancient Remnant

At the bottom of the pyramid, you’ll find the Ancient Remnant, the boss of this dungeon. It must be given the Necklace of the Desert to bring it to life. You can obtain this by brushing Suspicious Sand within the Cursed Pyramid.

There are multiple attacks that the Ancient Remnant will do, which we’ve covered in more detail within our Ancient Remnant Boss Guide. But mostly, you’ll be hit with stuns that will prevent you from moving. Or there’s Curse of the Desert, which will cause you to move in the opposite direction you intend.

Ancient Remnant Attacking
Ancient Remnant Attacking

During the fight, the Ancient Remnant will knock up blocks, summoning you to it. Then, you will be hit with attacks such as a bite or the tail thrash, which can be devastating, especially if you are stunned. Another thing to note is that the Ancient Remnant is invulnerable to arrows, so you’ll want to bring melee weapons instead.