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Death
Death
Base Stats
Icon HP dd2 MAX HP 80 Icon speed dd2 SPD 6
Resistances
Bleed dd2 Bleed 75% Stun dd2 Stun 50%
Blight dd2 Blight 30% Move dd2 Move 20%
Burn dd2 Burn 20% Debuff dd2 Debuff 30%
Deathsdoor dd2 Deathblow 50%
Type(s)
None
Size Turns per round
2 2
Permanent Condition(s)
On Spawn: Dd2 token dodgeplus, Dd2 token blockplusx2

On Turn Start:
HP < 75%: Dd2 token buff If Target Bleed dd2: +25% DMG
HP < 50%: Dd2 token buff If Target Bleed dd2: +25% DMG
HP < 25%: Dd2 token buff If Target Bleed dd2: +25% DMG

Death is manifest, and will suffer no abnegation.
~ The Academic

Death is a mini-boss hunting the Flagellant in Darkest Dungeon II.

Behaviour[ | ]

Death has a 6% chance to appear at the end of a Resistance Encounter whenever the Flagellant is present.

She spawns with two indestructible, untargetable Gravestones. A number of her skills will cause her to move backwards through the Gravestones, and when she is in the back ranks she will use Trample, a devastating ability that Move dd2 Shuffles, Bleed dd2 Bleeds, and applies Dd2 token stress Stress to the entire party.

Not only do many of her skills apply Bleed dd2 Bleed, but she also has a permanent buff that boosts her damage against Bleed dd2 bleeding targets. On the other hand, she is relatively less resistant against Blight dd2 Blight and Burn dd2 Burn.

Skills[ | ]

Skill Name Target Ranks DMG CRIT Self Effects
Memento Mori
Blue circle1234 Yellow circle 1234 - -
-
Only Used at Combat Start
Only targets Flagellant
• Add Dd2 token horror
• Add Dd2 token stun
Debuff dd2: -50% Deathsdoor dd2 RES
Shadow of Death
Blue circle1234 Yellow circle 1234 4-8 5% Back 1
-
Soul Reaver
Cooldown 1
Blue circle1234 Yellow circle 1234 8-12 10%
-
• 4 Bleed dd2
• 1 Dd2 token stress + 1 Dd2 token stress (50%)
• If Target Dd2 token combo: Transfers all DOTS
Waning Crescent
Blue circle 3+4 Yellow circle 1234 4-7 15% • Add Dd2 token block x2
Back 3
Allows usage of Trample
-
Trample
Blue circle lasso full Yellow circle 1234 4-7 5% Forward 3 Can only be used After Waning Crescent
• 2 Bleed dd2
• 1 Dd2 token stress + 1 Dd2 token stress (25%)
Shuffle


Rewards[ | ]

In addition to the usual Relics Relics and Baubles Baubles, defeating Death will also reward Mastery point icon Mastery Points along with one of the following Death's Head trinkets:

Image Trinket Description
Trinket boss deaths head
Death's Head
Indelible
On Entering Death's Door:
Remove All Negative Tokens, Remove Bleed dd2, Blight dd2, Burn dd2
+100% Debuff dd2, Bleed dd2, Blight dd2, Burn dd2 RES while on Death's Door
Trinket boss deaths head
Death's Head
Indelible
On Entering Death's Door: Dd2 token speed, Dd2 token stealth, -2 Dd2 token stress
On Leaving Death's Door: Dd2 token speed, Dd2 token stealth, -2 Dd2 token stress
Trinket boss deaths head
Death's Head
Indelible
+100% DMG while on Death's Door
+25% CRIT while on Death's Door
Trinket boss deaths head
Death's Head
Indelible
On Leaving Death's Door: Heal 100%
Trinket boss deaths head
Death's Head
Indelible
On Entering Death's Door: Dd2 token strength 2, Dd2 token blockplus, -2 Dd2 token stress
On Leaving Death's Door: Dd2 token strength 2, Dd2 token blockplus, -2 Dd2 token stress

Strategy[ | ]

  • Death spawns upon the death of the last enemy in the Resistance Encounter, but does not take actions until the next round. Thus if the last enemy is killed early in the round (by a fast hero or damage over time), then the party will get a few free turns to damage Death before she can act.

Trivia[ | ]

  • The design of Death seems to take inspiration from the Bible verse that describes one of the four horsemen. "And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him."
  • The move "Trample" is very similar to the move "Trample" used by the Plow Horse in The Color of Madness. They both are used from the back ranks and shuffle your party.
  • The "Deathblow" icon and text does not show up when a Deathblow is dealt to Death. Instead, she is blown away in the wind, indicating that she is unable to be stopped or killed.

Intro Lines[ | ]

Spawn Line 1

Spawn Line 2

Spawn Line 3

Death lines[ | ]

Death Line 1

Death Line 2

Death Line 3


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