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This article or section may contain spoilers about the final boss. You might want to avoid reading further if you don't want to spoil the surprise for yourself!

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Gestating Heart
Gestating Heart
Enemy Class Eldritch
Size Unimaginable
Actions per round Turnticker
Stats
HP 189
HP (Stygian/Bloodmoon) 227
Dodge 23.75%
Protection 0%
Speed 2
Tray stealth Stealth No
Resistances
Poptext stun Stun 72.5%
Poptext poison Blight 87.5%
Poptext bleed Bleed 67.5%
Poptext debuff Debuff 67.5%
Poptext move Move 73%


The flesh is immortal, it is undying! Pray it does not take too hideous a form...
~ The Ancestor

The Gestating Heart is the second-to-last form of the final boss of the Darkest Dungeon. Classified as ELDRITCH, it is a wriggling mass of horror that seems to be incubating an even more frightening and incomprehensible form.

Behavior[ | ]

Every time one of your Heroes uses an ability on the Gestating Heart, they will gain 12 health back (4 on Stygian) and have a 150% chance to be Blighted for 2 damage (6 on Stygian) lasting 3 rounds. The Heart will only use Dispersion until the third round, at which point it casts Ascension.

Abilities[ | ]

Darkest Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Notes
Dispersion Melee 1, 2, 3, 4. 1+2+3+4. 113.75% 0% 0 Poptext poison 140% Blight 2 (3 on Stygian) No Effect
Ascension Ranged 1, 2, 3, 4. Self 0% 0% 0 No Effect New game plus save icon Transforms into Heart of Darkness

Gallery[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • This is the only encounter in the game with no background music.
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