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Darkest Dungeon The Color of Madness: Starting Tips Darkest Dungeon Guide

Last update: 20 April 2023

In this chapter you can find tips for The Color of Madness DLC - if you are looking for information for the original version of Darkest Dungeon or to The Crimson Curse DLC then you should check out other chapters in this guide.

  1. Missions available in the Farmstead differ from those available in other regions. Here, what matters is how fast you can eliminate enemies - the fights are endless which means that you need to kill the most dangerous monsters as fast as possible (those that inflict Stress and other negative effects).
  2. Stress is much more dangerous than losing HP. Think about having someone in your party who can lower it - such as a Jester or a Houndmaster.
  3. There are two types of parties that work well here. One of them is a party that focuses on dealing massive damage in a short time. You can use a Crusader, a Highwayman, a Jester or a Hellion. The second type focuses on surviving and slower extermination - here, you can use a Jester and a Houndmaster to lower Stress, and a Vestal who can heal the entire party.
Many of the enemies encountered here can deal damage to your entire party. - Darkest Dungeon The Color of Madness: Starting Tips - Tips - Darkest Dungeon Game Guide & Walkthrough
Many of the enemies encountered here can deal damage to your entire party.
  1. The Farmstead is full of enemies who can attack all your characters at the same time. Because of that you can think about taking a Vestal with you - she can heal the entire party and inflict negative statuses on enemies.
  2. The Color of Madness has introduced a lot of changes to how the critical hits work. These attacks will give your characters temporal bonuses.
  3. In the Farmstead, an enemy corpse gets replaced with a crystal. It won't attack your party. However, it will grow bigger with every turn. After growing enough this crystal explodes which deals damage to your heroes and inflicts Stress on the entire party. Get rid of them as fast as you can.
  4. Destroy crystals to heal your characters - break them with heroes who are in need of healing.
  5. Remember to not rely too much on the buff offered by Shard Dust. This item offers great bonuses to your heroes but it also inflicts negative statuses and increases amount of gained Stress. What is more, each next "dose" of this item inflicts more and more Stress - a few uses in a row can lead to a heart attack.
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