In a game of Dead Cells (with the new update), I just received this item (emphasis mine, sorry but I can't get a screenshot of any quality here easily):

Electric Whip V

442 DPS
+50% damage

Automatically targets nearby enemies. Ignores shields.

★20% damage

◆+30% damage to a burning target

What does "★20% damage" mean? Is it a typo that is supposed to say "+20% damage"? Is it a mis-starred downside that makes my attacks only deal 20% damage?

I am playing on Nintendo Switch.

A bad screenshot.

  • @Wrigglenite shouldn't it have that tag to specify this is a Switch-specific problem? Feb 19, 2019 at 19:52
  • @Wrigglenite no, according to Eurogamer, the update is now on all consoles, has been on PC for a while Feb 19, 2019 at 19:54
  • @Wrigglenite I don't know, I only play on Switch. The modifier glitch/typo (if it is one) might only be there Feb 19, 2019 at 19:56
  • So the platform tag shouldn't be used. Feb 19, 2019 at 19:56

1 Answer 1


Star identifies "rare" modifier. Usually can be found on Legendary items, but sometimes may appear on usual items.

I doubt star is used instead of "+", most likely "+" is just missing.

Source #1, Source #2

  • So you mean to say that it's a rare weapon modifier which adds 20% dmg to the weapon?
    – David Yell
    Sep 30, 2021 at 8:25

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