Darkest Dungeon - New Players' Guide - Tips for Absolute Beginners! [No Spoilers]
Welcome to the absolute beginners' guide for Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court! While it's ideal for complete newbies, this guide is suitable for anyone who's having trouble beating the game.
Full disclosure: I have played very little of the Crimson Court so far, and apparently my assessment of the Flagellant was a little off - turns out he's pretty OP right now, so he's probably worth taking even for a new player.
Note that I've deliberately tried to stay away from discussing specific strategies. Instead I give a broader overview of how to make decisions within the game, because I feel that's more important for beginners.
Please try to keep the comment section relatively spoiler-free!
Here are the promised timestamps:
0:00 - Intro and Game Overview
3:00 - Difficulty Settings
3:58 - The Character Panel
4:57 - Interpreting Tooltips
6:23 - Managing Heirlooms
7:56 - Managing Gold
9:30 - Adventurer Dismissal (Roster Management)
10:10 - Quirk Management
11:07 - Party Composition (Class Choice) - see above for post-upload Flagellant notes
13:35 - Trinkets
14:59 - Provisioning
16:29 - Torchlight
18:18 - Curio Interaction (no curio spoilers)
19:15 - The Campfire
21:52 - Scouting
23:44 - Secret Rooms
25:20 - Combat
25:20 - Damage Mitigation
26:01 - Combat Stats
29:22 - Speed
30:29 - The Opening Round (Spike & Sustain)
33:02 - Damage Priority
33:48 - Stuns
35:05 - The Brutal Arithmetic of Combat
37:54 - Advanced Mechanics: Guard, Mark and Riposte
39:43 - Example Fight 1 Goes Well
42:31 - Example Fight 2 Does Not
Darkest Dungeon Crimson Court Tips and Intro to Updated Hero Guides
This video will serve as an intro to the much requested updated Darkest Dungeon Hero Class Guides. I cover my playstyle and explain why I will value certain classes and trinkets above others. The guides will target new to intermediate players. This video also has some general tips on how I tackle a dungeon.
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Darkest Dungeon - Crimson Court DLC: The Crimson Curse Explained!
Welcome to Rantry's playthough of the Darkest Dungeon DLC, The Crimson Court!
In this episode we try out the new class, The Flagellant!
The Crimson Court is the first DLC in Darkest Dungeon. It is was released on June 19th of 2017 for PC, MAC, Linux. The release for PS4 and VITA have not yet been announced.
The features announced before it's release included:
A parallel campaign taking place during the main quest which sheds light on The Ancestor's early days, including new cutscenes.
The Flagellant, a new Hero class, who is a frontline healer that can apply strong buffs but also takes debuffs when buffing. Additionally, he cannot become virtuous, and only receive one unique affliction, Rapturous. “Awash in blood and delusion, he bears the burden of a thousand lifetimes.”
A new location known as The Courtyard, which will include new curios, traps, obstacles, and a complete faction of blood-crazed foes.
Massive, sprawling maps with locked doors, prisoner rooms, and progress saves.
New enemies found in the other regions.
Heroes can be afflicted with something known as the Crimson Curse, which turns one of your heroes into a Vampire.
4 new, unique Courtyard Bosses with some of the most complex and devious mechanics yet.
A new wandering boss known as The Fanatic, a vampire hunter-esque madman who will hunt down any of your heroes bearing the curse.
Districts: New prestige buildings that offer permanent, estate-wide bonuses
Lore-driven trinket sets for all heroes – with set bonuses!
Darkest Dungeon Crimson Court Party Composition
The most common question I get is What's the best party to use? In this video I walk you the basics of how I create a party and what I do when selecting the dungeons to go through as well as what monsters to kill off first.
Darkest Dungeon Crimson Court Flagellant Guide
This guide will be a bit unique due to the complexity of the flagellant hero. I will cover what trinkets and quirks are best as well as multiple ways to utilize him.
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4. Darkest Dungeon - Trinkets Guide - Items Guide
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6. Darkest Dungeon - Embark - Provision - Dungeon run and how to
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Darkest Dungeon: The Color of Madness - An Overview
Today I thought we'd take a quick look at the latest DLC for Darkest Dungeon - The Color of Madness. It adds a new region to explore, over a dozen new enemies to fight, and numerous new secrets to discover!
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Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court - TERRIBLE MISTAKE! (Ep. 10)
Facing off against a Grotesque Shambler... On accident.
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Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court is the first expansion for Darkest Dungeon. Crimson Court is a parallel campaign experienced alongside the main Darkest Dungeon content that will provide new challenges and variation at every difficulty level.
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Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic roguelike turn-based RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring. Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes against unimaginable horrors, stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark.