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When you upgrade the miner to spelunker, he gets a fancy headlamp. As far as I can tell, when you use it, your mana drains but nothing else seems to happen. What exactly does the headlamp do?

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I tried to see if it it would show hidden passages, but no go. –  Frank Jun 30 '13 at 0:16

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The headlight itself lets you see better in dungeon area, but it is not mandatory really, you can even simply increase your screen brightness for a similar effect.

But the Spelunker upgrade also grants your miner the passive ability of locating rooms with treasures, this ability doesn't cost mp and has nothing to do with headlight.
So even though headlight isn't really useful the Spelunker upgrade is probably worth buying.

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Also kind of useful when you have the Glaucoma (It's so dark) effect. But you can live without, of course. –  Maxime Lorant Jan 3 at 19:14

The headlamp does actually have one use!

You can use it in the "Dungeon Area" or the "Fourth" part of the game; to light up the area. It's dark down in the cellars afterall and a little light can help slay a few enemies along the way! ;D

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If you happen to have a Spelunker with glaucoma (Or whichever thing causes your vision to be dark wherever you go), the headlamp will remove this no matter where you go, essentially removing their detrimental trait if you remember to press A.

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As far as I can tell, the in-game description is accurate and the headlamp has absolutely no effect.

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The headlamp shows the location of every chests and every secrets on the map (and if you see two chests side by side, you know there's a boss here).

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That's not actually the headlamp but the Spelunker class. The headlamp is activated and drains mana –  spugsley Jul 1 '13 at 20:51

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