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Undead is one of the ten elements in the Skylanders series. Despite its dark origins, the Undead Element is a vital part of the Core of Light. It combines with the other Elements in some unusual, and unexpected, ways.[1] This element is associated with shades of gray, white, pure black and occasionally thistle, grayish blue and deep purple.


Many creatures, including the Skylanders, have been changed forever as a result of visiting the Underworld. Some have found their very souls twisted beyond recognition. Others, such as Cynder, simply like hanging out in graveyards. But all have it within themselves to use their Undead abilities for good. The Undead Element inhabits the darkest corners of Skylands, lurking in the shadows, ready to pounce - and then serve up a lovely snack or tell a terrible joke.[2]


While the Undead Element is strong against the Life Element, it is at the mercy of Magic. Spells and sorcery really take their toll, and Undead Elementals should beware the wrath of wizards.[1]

In Skylanders: Ring of Heroes, Undead is weak to Fire and Magic, and strong against Life and Earth.


The Skylanders who are associated with the Undead element are mostly creatures who hail from the Underworld such as skeletons or ghouls and living creatures who have been corrupted by the element. They use the power of the undead and spooky magic, as well as some abilities relating to poison and contagion, to aid them in battle. When forming a bridge to access their Elemental Gates, Undead Skylanders create a bridge that are formed from the bones of their fallen enemies.[3]

Undead-based Skylanders also stand on a pedestal that resembles a white skull when they're in their toy form. The white skull on the pedestal is known to glow in the dark on most figures. SuperChargers, on the other hand, stand on a pedestal of bones that do not glow in the dark.

In Skylanders: Trap Team 's turret challenges, Undead Skylanders have the special ability Spectre Swarm, which gradually damages enemies in an area. In Kaos Doom Challenge, they can summon skeletal hands as their towers, which throw flaming skulls at enemies and slam the ground while recharging.

In Skylanders: SuperChargers, Undead-aligned Portal Master Powers include summoning a flaming skull minion that attacks enemies for you and reduce the attack damage of enemies with an enervating curse. Those are distributed in several conditions, and the names are as follows:

  • Skeletal Subject - Undead Skylanders summon a skeletal minion in an Undead Zone.
  • Enervating Entrance - Undead Skylanders reduce the Attack of enemies when summoned.
  • Enervating Strike - Undead Skylander attacks have a chance to reduce the Attack of enemies.
  • Curse of Undeath - A chance for Undead Skylanders hit in an Undead Zone to reduce the enemy's attack.
  • Necromantic Desperation - Undead Skylanders summon a skeletal minion when their health is low.

Skylanders: Imaginators

Undead Imaginators can choose from four abilities as their secondary attack:

Undead Elemental Imaginator Powers
The first two of these powers are unlocked at the start of the game, the other two are unlocked by leveling up your Imaginator.
Tombstone Timber
Mastered Tombstone Timber
Last Laugh
Mastered Last Laugh
Soul Stealer
Mastered Soul Stealer
Mastered Contagion
Original Power
Press Attack 2 to hit your enemies with a tombstone attack.
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Price: 1500
Press Attack 2 to hit your enemies with a tombstone attack that unleases ancient avenging ghosts.
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Original Power
Press Attack 2 to throw laughing skulls at your enemies.
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Price: 1500
Press Attack 2 to throw laughing skulls that also increase your critical hit chance and damage output.
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Unlocked at Level 3
Press Attack 2 to turn the souls of your enemies into health orbs.
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Price: 1500
Press Attack 2 to turn the souls of your enemies into health orbs. Collected orbs damage nearby enemies.
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Unlocked at Level 5
Press Attack 2 to release a contagion that spreads around your enemies.
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Price: 1500
Press Attack 2 to release a contagion that spreads around your enemies and summons a swarm of bug allies.
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The default color schemes for Undead Imaginators include Zombies' BallGhastly Gargoyle, Grave Yard Smash, Stark Terror, Obsidian Graves, Morbid Decay and Soulless. Undead Creation Crystals unlock the Werewolf Set of Imaginator parts, featuring the Wolf Head, Wolf Chest, Wolf Legs, Wolf Arms and Wolf Ears.

Undead Elemental Characters


Core Skylanders
Bat Spin Icon.png Bat Spin
Chop Chop Icon.png Chop Chop
Elite Chop Chop Icon.png Elite Chop Chop
Grill Master Chop Chop Icon.png Grill Master Chop Chop
(Lost Islands Alter Ego)
Legendary Chop Chop Icon.png Legendary Chop Chop
Cynder Icon.png Cynder
Skeletal Cynder Icon.png Skeletal Cynder
(Lost Islands Alter Ego)
Fright Rider Icon.png Fright Rider
Funny Bone Icon.png Funny Bone
Fortune Funny Bone Icon.png Fortune Funny Bone
(Lost Islands Alter Ego)
Ghost Roaster Icon.png Ghost Roaster
Elite Ghost Roaster Icon.png Elite Ghost Roaster
Grim Creeper Icon.png Grim Creeper
Legendary Grim Creeper Icon.png Legendary Grim Creeper
Hex Icon.png Hex
Hallows' Eve Hex Icon.png Hallows' Eve Hex
(Lost Islands Alter Ego)
Light Hex
Roller Brawl Icon.png Roller Brawl
Snowler Brawl Icon.png Snowler Brawl
(Lost Islands Alter Ego)
Eye-Brawl Icon.png Eye-Brawl
SWAP Force Movement Type
Night Shift Icon.png Night Shift
Legendary Night Shift Icon.png Legendary Night Shift
Rattle Shake Icon.png Rattle Shake
Quickdraw Rattle Shake Icon.png Quickdraw Rattle Shake
Trap Masters
Krypt King Icon.png Krypt King
Nitro Krypt King Icon.png Nitro Krypt King
Short Cut Icon.png Short Cut
Eye-Small Icon.png Eye-Small
Hijinx Icon.png Hijinx
Bone Bash Roller Brawl Icon.png Bone Bash Roller Brawl
Legendary Bone Bash Roller Brawl Icon.png Legendary Bone Bash Roller Brawl
Fiesta Icon.png Fiesta
Frightful Fiesta Icon.png Frightful Fiesta
Senseis Battle Class
Chopscotch Icon.png Chopscotch
Candy-Coated Chopscotch Icon.png Candy-Coated Chopscotch
Pit Boss Icon.png Pit Boss
Legendary Pit Boss Icon.png Legendary Pit Boss
Wolfgang Icon.png Wolfgang
Dark Wolfgang Icon.png Dark Wolfgang


Bone Chompy Villain Icon.png Bone Chompy
Hood Sickle Villain Icon.png Hood Sickle
Masker Mind Villain Icon.png Masker Mind
Wolfgang Villain Icon.png Wolfgang

Undead Elemental Items

Undead Traps.png Undead Traps
  • Dream Piercer (Captain's Hat)
  • Grim Gripper (Hand)
  • Haunted Hatchet (Axe)
  • Spectral Skull (Skull)
  • Spirit Sphere (Orb)
    • Legendary Spirit Sphere
  • Spooky Snake (Snake)
Undead Crystals.png Undead Creation Crystals
Vehicles Terrain
Spirit Dragster Icon.png Count Moneybone's Spirit Dragster Land
Crypt Crusher symbol.png Crypt Crusher Land
Tomb Buggy symbol.png Tomb Buggy Land
Sub Woofer Icon.png Wolfgang's Sub Woofer Sky

Battlecast Spell Cards

The Undead Element in Battlecast revolves around draining enemy health, xp and power, with abilities pertaining to allies being powerful but at great costs or risks.

The scrapped team spell for Undead characters is the Dirge of Undead, a haunting song in which the active character can drain the enemy's life force for each Undead character in the team, acting as a cheaper and inverted Slice of Life.

Boo! Forgotten Headstone - Relic Lights Out

Afflict a frontline enemy for 20 damage. Swap in a random sideline enemy.

Forgotten Headstone - Reliccard.png

Give each enemy -20 power.

Lights Outcard.png

Snare and mute the active enemy.

Vanishing Cloak - Gear Weaken Bat Attack
Vanishing Cloak - Gearcard.png

At the end of your turn, if owner is active, swap it out for your healthiest sideline ally.


Afflict the active enemy for 40 damage. Give it -40 power until your next turn.

Bat Attackcard.png

Your active ally drains 40 health from an enemy character.

Slice of Life Touch of Darkness Graveyard Grudge Match
Slice of Lifecard.png

Pick an enemy character. Each of your allies drains 20 health from it.

Touch of Darknesscard.png

Set an enemy to rank 1 with 0 XP.

Graveyard Grudge Matchcard.png

Two random enemies attack each other.

Vampiric Vial - Relic Leeching Mist Soul Survivor
Vampiric Vial - Reliccard.png

At the start of your turn, Vampiric Vial drains 20 max health from the active enemy.

Leeching Mistcard.png

Give each enemy -50 power until your next turn. Restore 50 health to each ally.

Soul Survivorcard.png

KO a sideline ally. Give your active ally extra power equal to the KO'd ally's power.

Restless Spirit Dirge of Undead
Restless Spiritcard.png

Revive a KO'd ally with 150 health. At the end of your next turn, afflict it for 150 damage.

Dirge of Undeadcard.png

Your active ally drains 20 damage from the active enemy for each Undead character on your team.

Character Spells: See Hex, Krypt King and Roller Brawl



  • Both Fright Rider and Eye-Brawl are Skylanders composed of two creatures in a symbiotic relationship with one another (Eye-Brawl with the flying eyeball and the headless giant, and Fright Rider by Rider and his skeletal ostrich, Fright).
  • In Skylanders: Giants and Skylanders: Trap Team, the music from Cadaverous Crypt plays in the Undead elemental zones, and in Skylanders: SuperChargers, a different remix of it plays in Vehicle Zones.
  • This and Water are the only elements to contain one Legendary LightCore figure in each.
  • This element has three elves (Hex, Rider, and Hijinx), seven skeletal creatures (Ghost Roaster, Chop Chop, Fright, Funny Bone, Krypt King, Fiesta, and Bone Chompy), three vampires (Roller Brawl, Night Shift and Bat Spin), two reapers (Grim Creeper and Hood Sickle) and two snakes (Rattle Shake and Pit Boss).
  • This element currently holds the highest amount of female Skylanders.
  • Undead is the element with the most Skylanders: Lost Islands exclusive variants, with five.
    • It is also the only element to have more female Lost Islands exclusive variants than male.
    • It has more female Lost Islands exclusive variants than the other elements combined.
  • This was the last of the original eight elements to get a non-Legendary variant.
    • Strangely enough, it currently has the highest amount of Legendaries.
  • This was the only element in Skylanders: Giants where none of its Skylanders received in-game variants.
  • Before the Dark element was introduced, the Undead element was associated with characters with powers over shadows and dark, mysterious locations. In Battlecast, some Undead spells are also associated with it despite the existence of the Dark element, such as Touch of Darkness.
    • Undead was also associated with dark or grayish shades of purple colors before the introduction of Dark.
    • One of the Undead villains, Hood Sickle, later became a Dark elemental sensei in Skylanders: Imaginators.
  • Undead creatures are collectively refered to as "ghouls" in most media, though the namesake species exists as seen with Ghost Roaster and Chopscotch.
  • All Undead characters introduced in Imaginators have variants.
  • Undead Imaginators can perform Soul Stealer on training dummies and create health orbs to replenish their health meters.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Skylanders: Universe - Book of Elements: Life & Undead, page 76
  2. Skylanders: Universe - Book of Elements: Life & Undead, page 45
  3. Skylanders: Universe - Book of Elements: Life & Undead, page 56

Air - Dark - Earth - Fire - Kaos - Life - Light - Magic - Non-Elemental - Tech - Undead - Water