Darkest Dungeon Best Party Setups For Each Location

Darkest Dungeon Best Party Setups
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These are the most powerful party setups to destroy evil. Every dungeon demands different heroes. If you don’t send the right heroes, few will come back home. Send these lineups, and your heroes will be coming back with bags of gold and rare trinkets every time.

Best Party Lineup for the Ruins

Crusade!

  • 1. Crusader
  • 2. Crusader
  • 3. Crusader
  • 4. Plague Doctor

Why this party?

  • Equipped with holy lance, your crusaders can hit almost every spot.
  • Blight deals with high PROT enemies.
  • Utilizes Crusaders high damage in the ruins.
  • Three health and stress heals.

Second Best Lineup

Professional in the front, party in the back.

  • 1. Crusader
  • 2. Crusader
  • 3. Vestal
  • 4. Plague Doctor

Why this party?

  • Vestal heals for longer dungeon runs.
  • Tanky frontline with high damage capabilities.
  • Double stun for the frontline.
  • Trade-damage potential from the first listed party for more stable and safe lineup.

Best Party Lineup for the Warrens

Bleed 'em out

  • 1. Flagellant ( Hellion works here too)
  • 2. Highwayman
  • 3. Jester
  • 4. Houndmaster

Why this party?

  • Beasts are weak to bleed attacks.
  • All party members can hit multiple enemies.
  • Stress and self-heals along with good evasion.
  • Camping skills provide surprise bonuses for this party.

Second Best Lineup

  • 1. Hellion
  • 2. Houndmaster
  • 3. Houndmaster
  • 4. Occultist

Why this party?

  • All units can hit all positions
  • Mark synergies between Houndmasters and occultist.
  • Houndmaster is good at killing beasts
  • There are plenty of bleed abilities in the comp.

Best Party Lineup for the Weald

  • 1. Flagellant ( Hellion works here too)
  • 2. Highwayman
  • 3. Jester
  • 4. Houndmaster

Why this party?

  • Humans are weak to bleed attacks.
  • The weald is very similar to the warrens. The same comp shines here.
  • The evasive heroes are good against the low accuracy enemies unless marked.
  • Heroes can multiple hit enemies with bleed attacks.

Second Best Lineup

  • 1. Bounty Hunter
  • 2. Houndmaster
  • 3. Plague Doctor
  • 4. Arbalest

Why this party?  

  • Mark synergy for heavy single target damage.
  • Weald enemies are vulnerable to movement attacks.
  • All party members can move enemies out of position
  • Arbalest can clear marks to reduce enemy damage output.
  • Plague Doctor can heal blight and bleed attacks.

Best Party Lineup for the Cove

Why this party?

  • Man at arms can tank heavy damage and protect weaker heroes.
  • Abomination can blight two positions at once.
  • Occultist can move backliners out of position.
  • Occultist is also good at killing eldritch.
  • Plague Doctor cures bleeds and can blight fish enemies.

Second best lineup

  • 1. Bounty Hunter
  • 2. Occultist
  • 3. Plague Doctor
  • 4. Arbalest

Why this party?

  • Mark synergies help get rid of enemies quickly.
  • All members can move enemies to force them to resort to weaker abilities.
  • Arbalest can reveal the abundance of stealth enemies.
  • Lots of healing capacity between three healers.
  • Occultist has access to two powerful single target stun.

Those are the best lineups per dungeon. Don’t forget to put trinkets on your heroes. Victory loves preparation.

Best of luck, fellow dungeoneer.

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