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Darkest Dungeon 2: Beginner’s Guide, Tips and Tricks


Darkest Dungeon 2 is a roguelike RPG with unique gameplay. Darkest Dungeon 2 takes a unique approach to dungeon adventuring, focusing on the psychological effects of constant near-death encounters and dungeon crawling.


The variety of mechanics found in Darkest Dungeon 2 can be overwhelming for those unfamiliar with the Darkest Dungeon series. If you haven’t dealt with long-term party management before, it can feel a little overwhelming. You can avoid a lot of stress if you take it one step at a time and approach it with the right mindset. This beginner’s guide includes helpful tips and tricks to get the most out of Darkest Dungeon 2.



1.  Do Not Be Afraid

  • In Darkest Dungeon 2, you will inevitably die and lose. Because the game saves automatically while you play, any decisions you make are permanent, whether they are good or bad.


  • Several of your party members will suffer afflictions and act uncontrollably; others will even lose their lives. The game dictates that this will happen over and over again. To be successful, you need to anticipate losses and never place your hopes in a certain Hero or party setup.



2.  Upgrade Stagecoach First

  • You should upgrade the Stagecoach first after completing the tutorial and gaining access to the town. After each quest, you can access more new Heroes thanks to an upgraded Stagecoach, which also expands your overall roster of heroes. You have a limited selection of Hero classes early in the game, so this can be very valuable.


  • When you upgrade your characters, they will become more diverse and capable of assisting you in turning the tide of battle. If you’re having a hard time and dying a lot, keeping a steady supply of fresh meat on hand will help you fill out your ranks.


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3.  Always Bring Healer with You

  • Before entering a dungeon, you should always save a slot for a healer, regardless of how the rest of your party slots are filled.


  • Building a team with tanks and high-damage traders as their primary weapon to cut through hordes of enemies may seem tempting, but it can cause injuries.


  • Keeping your characters healthy is a major task that would otherwise be too demanding on your characters, which is why heroes such as Vestals, Occultists, and Flagellants play such an important role in a party. If they are healed for one health point or more, they can even bring them back from Death’s Door.



4.  Take Backup Hero’s

  • If you gain access to new Heroes and then put together a team, you will gain a sense of accomplishment. Thus, it is easy to ignore everything else and focus on only those characters.


  • Consequently, you could find yourself in a tricky situation if one of your favorite Heroes dies without a powerful replacement available. Keeping backup Heroes alongside your main group can help you avoid this problem.



5.  Keep Track of Stress

  • In Darkest Dungeon 2, heroes acquire stress by exploring dark dungeons, watching friends die, or failing quests. Stress can adversely affect the character if left unchecked. Afflictions affect Heroes’ behavior and stats at 100 Stress and can result in many different Afflictions.


  • You might have to offer them an item, heal them, or even allow them to retreat, depending on which Affliction they have. Combat can become extremely difficult because of this.


  • When they reach the stress level of 200, they will suffer a heart attack during combat, putting them on Death’s Door or even killing them. Keeping track of your character’s stress is a good way to avoid these situations.


  • To help them get rid of stress before things get too bad, send them to either the Abbey or Tavern in town. The result is they will be unavailable for a while, but the alternative could be even direr.



6.  Quirks

  • Darkest Dungeon Heroes can develop positive and negative character traits such as quirks by going on expeditions and interacting with curios. Like Afflictions, but they have a much smaller impact on stats and behaviors.


  • Furthermore, since the quirks are semi-permanent, you can have them removed at the town’s Sanitarium by paying gold. You might reinforce the quirk if you take too long to accomplish this. At this point, you can remove it, but the cost will be much higher.


If you have any additional tips or tricks to contribute to this guide, please leave a comment. We’ll update this guide as soon as your comment is approved.


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