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Strategy Guide by nyiaor2

Version: 0.1 | Updated: 09/24/2018

Walkthrough

This walkthrough assumes the goal of the game is to defeat the Final Boss of The Darkest Dungeon while defeating all the other Bosses along the way. It is assumed 16 max level Heroes with max skills, armor, and weapons with best in slot Trinkets will be used for the Darkest Dungeon run. This walkthrough is very conservative.

  1. Complete The Old Road
  2. Go to the Hamlet and recruit the two Heroes from the Stage Coach, always a Vestal and a Plague Doctor
  3. Complete the first Ruins expedition
  4. Get Heroes to Resolve level 2 with level 2 Skills, Armor, and Weapons
    • You need 16 Deeds and 16 Crests to upgrade the Blacksmith to level 2 Armor and Weapons
    • You need at least 1,500 Gold per Hero to upgrade Armor and Weapons to level 2
    • You need 6 Portraits and 14 Crests to upgrade the Guild to level 2 Skills
    • You need at least 250 Gold to upgrade a Skill to level 2 or 1,250 gold to unlock and upgrade a skill to level 2
  5. Fight the Apprentice level Bosses
    • The Necromancer Apprentice (Ruins 2)
    • The Wizened Hag (Weald 2)
    • The Swine Prince (Warrens 2)
    • The Captivating Siren (Cove 2)
  6. Get Heroes to Resolve level 3 with level 3 Skills, Armor, Weapons, and two Trinkets per Hero
    • You need 40 Deeds and 42 Crests to upgrade the Blacksmith to Level 3 Weapons and Armor
    • You need at least 3,500 gold per Hero to upgrade Armor and Weapons to Level 3
    • You need 15 Portraits and 38 Crests to upgrade the Guild to Level 3
    • You need at least 750 gold to upgrade a Skill to level 3
  7. Fight the second set of Apprentice level Bosses
    • The Sonorous Prophet (Ruins 3)
    • The Brigand 8-Pounder (Weald 3)
    • The Inchoate Flesh (Warrens 3)
    • The Sodden Crew (Cove 3)
  8. Get Heroes to Resolve Level 4 with level 4 Skills, Armor, Weapons
    • You need 64 Deeds and 70 Crests to upgrade the Blacksmith to Level 4 Armor and Weapons
    • You need 5,000 gold per Hero to upgrade to Level 4 Armor and Weapons
    • You need 24 Portraits and 60 Crests to upgrade the Guild to Level 4 Skills
    • It costs at least 1,250 gold to upgrade a Skill to level 4
  9. Fight the first set of Veteran level Bosses
    • The Necromancer (Ruins 4)
    • The Hag (Weald 4)
    • The Swine King (Warrens 4)
    • The Alluring Siren (Cove 4)
  10. Get Heroes to Resolve level 5 with level 5 Skills, Armor, and Weapons
    • You need 88 Deeds and 98 Crests to upgrade the Blacksmith to Level 5 Armor and Weapons
    • You need at least 8,000 gold per Hero to upgrade Armor and Weapons to Level 5
    • You need 33 Portraits and 84 Crests to upgrade the Guild to Level 5 Skills
    • It costs at least 2,500 gold to upgrade Skill to level 5
  11. Fight the second set of Veteran level Bosses
    • The Fulminating Prophet (Ruins 5)
    • The Brigand 12-Pounder (Weald 5)
    • The Unstable Flesh (Warrens 5)
    • The Sunken Crew (Cove 5)
  12. Fight the Champion level Bosses
    1. The Necromancer Lord (Ruins 6) and the Gibbering Prophet (Ruins 7)
    2. The Hag Witch (Weald 6) and the Brigand 16-Pounder (Weald 7)
    3. The Swing God (Weald 7) and the Formless Flesh (Warrens 7)
    4. The Beguiling Siren (Cove 6) and the Drowned Crew (Cove 7)
  13. Complete the Darkest Dungeon quests
    1. Complete the We Are the Flame quest in the Darkest Dungeon
    2. Complete the Lighting the Way quest in the Darkest Dungeon
    3. Complete the Belly of the Beast quest in the Darkest Dungeon
    4. Complete the Hell is in the Heart quest in the Darkest Dungeon