While Darkest Dungeons 2 is in early access, many of the enemies could get harder or easier depending on feedback and what the creators see fit. However, because there are so many enemies in this challenging roguelike, many can throw you off track and force you to misjudge an attack, sometimes costing lives.
Finally, there are some enemies that can really strike, unaware or not. You must be prepared for some of the toughest enemies in Darkest Dungeons 2. Here are all you need to watch out for.
It can reveal a lot about the victim since you can find them in The Sprawl. It clearly loves fire, so you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared for this relatively strong and fiery foe.
Its main attack, Fire, deals additional incendiary damage, and without taking this into account, you can quickly find your battle plans bursting into flames. Still, the victim has an ability that puts them a space ahead in enemy lines, making them a little easier to hit and prioritize.
As the larger armored version of the Foot Soldiers and Lost Souls, you already have a brief idea of what you’re in for. In reality, while it’s the knights who don’t differ much in terms of attacks, their stats can really mess things up.
It’s worth noting that the Knight isn’t one you really need to prepare for, he doesn’t have many terrible abilities or certain aspects that make him almost unbearable, just some heavy stats compared to the other Lost Battalion members in The Tangle . Despite this, the knight has 240 movement and 45 health, two things that can make knocking down an enemy a bit harder. It is recommended to take out the knight before the other, smaller enemies.
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Located in the Sluice, the Swine Brute is essentially a bigger, badder version of the Swine Skulker. Not that it’s particularly powerful, it’s more of an annoying inconvenience than a step away from a mini-boss.
Ultimately, the Swine Brutes attacks will most likely stun you and force you to lose your next action, a move that could be crucial for you if the other enemies are still around. Not only does it stop you from performing your next action, it also causes bleeding, and a painful one at that! You want to get rid of this pest as soon as possible.
While many enemies are to be expected when you are in a certain location, some are completely unpredictable, like the Ghoul. Found in every location, ghouls really pack a punch, more so than any other Gaunt creature.
The blow includes the Rend attack, which causes bleeding and can also stun you. It can also dodge itself and stop you in a tough fight. However, his worst ability is his howl. This causes horror and stress to more than one hero and ultimately ruins a whole bunch of battle plans.
6 Dinner Cart
One of the most frustrating aspects of the dinner cart is the fact that there is always another Plague Eater at its side. They make up the dinner cart and can really pack a punch if you’re not prepared.
It can be found in the Foetor and primarily performs ranged attacks. This is a pain but not too difficult to deal with, it’s the corpses eating that can really make a fight challenging. When the Dinner Cart eats a corpse, it deals Stress and Blight damage to each hero at the end of the line. You need to get the Dinner Cart out of the way before it has a chance to eat any of the corpses.
Located in the Foetor, the Plague Eater Lord is an enemy that looks absolutely disgusting. He’s also downright gross to fight, largely due to his regenerative ability and his frustrating use of stuns.
It might seem useful that the Lord can consume other enemies affected by Fodder status, but it only makes him stronger and that’s the last thing you want to deal with when you’re fighting more than one. Especially since he can give strength to other characters in battle. Definitely get rid of the gentleman as soon as possible.
The Shambler is a rare and fearsome enemy that you will often do your best to avoid. Many of the Shambler’s abilities and combat styles should be kept secret because that’s the most fun! Just make sure you prepare for a fight as terrifying as the Shambler’s design.
One of the most important skills you need to know is how it can annoy you in a fight. The first frustration is when it starts shuffling the fighters up the ranks, you have to plan this ahead or it will infuriate you. The other aspect you need to know is the fact that the Shambler will keep spawning enemy tentacles even after you manage to defeat it! The battles with this infernal enemy are never over.
3 Looting robbers: implication
One of the most frustrating aspects of Pillaging Brigands is the fact that they are random encounters, so you don’t know if they’ll show up and ruin your day. Combine that pain of an enemy with the implication weapon and you’re in for a load of trouble.
Essentially, the Scavenger is a powerful enemy in its own right, capable of dealing fairly large amounts of damage, and is usually the first thing many get rid of when facing off against a bunch of enemies. However, the implication deals incredible bleed damage. All this together is a nightmare.
2 pit fighter
Located in the Sprawl, the Pit Fighter is one that you really cannot underestimate. If you’re not prepared for such a pesky and powerful enemy, this could be the end of your run. That being said, you know that you should never judge Pit Fighters before fighting them.
He starts each fight with a ton of health and usually lasts two turns on his turn, meaning you could be in serious trouble at the end of his turn. The worst attack the Pit Fighter is capable of is the Jawbreaker. This attack can do a ridiculous amount of damage and daze you as well as knock you back a position. Ultimately, he is capable of buffs, has many abilities, and has more health than you could dream of.
Located in the Tangle, the Bishop is one of the main enemies that beginners underestimate. He doesn’t look as bad as other enemies, so they’re often seen as one to forget about for a while until you can take out the other monsters around him. This is probably the worst mistake one can make.
One of the Bishop’s greatest abilities is raising the dead. This ability restores the HP of dead creatures and essentially starts the fight over. She can also stress you out just to add to the fight.
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