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Altarbanner The living city
Hearts and minds will carry the day.
~ The Academic

The Living City is a location in the Altar of Hope where the player may spend Icon candle small candles to unlock and improve Heroes.

Heroes[ | ]

Icon progression heroes The Living City

Each hero has their own track, and as the player spends candles to progress further along the track, they can unlock the following:

Portrait progression highwayman Highwayman[ | ]

Unlocked from the beginning for selection in The Crossroads, Highwayman unlocks Hero Trinkets, Hero Paths, permanent boosts to his stats and a unique Signature Item through Candles of Hope Candles of Hope invested in his progression track. Highwayman requires 64 Candles of Hope Candles of Hope to fully upgrade.

Exclusive to Highwayman:

Shared with other heroes:

  • Resolution: +5% Deathsdoor dd2 RES (3x)
  • Toughness: +10% Bleed dd2 RES
  • Unshakability: +10%Stun dd2 RES
  • Cleanliness: +10% Disease dd2 RES

Portrait progression man at arms Man-at-Arms[ | ]

Unlocked from the beginning for use at The Crossroads, Man-at-Arms unlocks Hero Trinkets, Hero Paths, permanent boosts to his stats and a unique Signature Item through Candles of Hope Candles of Hope invested in his progression track. Man-at-Arms requires 64 Candles of Hope Candles of Hope to fully upgrade.

Exclusive to Man-at-Arms:

Shared with other heroes:

  • Health: +4 Max Icon HP dd2
  • Resolution: +5% Deathsdoor dd2 RES (3x)
  • Unshakability: +10%Stun dd2 RES (2x)

Portrait progression graverobber Grave Robber[ | ]

Unlocked from the beginning for use at The Crossroads, Grave Robber unlocks Hero Trinkets, Hero Paths, permanent boosts to her stats and a unique Signature Item through Candles of Hope Candles of Hope invested in her progression track. Grave Robber requires 64 Candles of Hope Candles of Hope to fully upgrade.

Exclusive to Grave Robber:

Shared with other heroes:

  • Haste: +1 Icon speed (2x)
  • Resolution: +5% Deathsdoor dd2 RES (3x)
  • Circulation: +10% Blight dd2 RES

Portrait progression plaguedoctorPlague Doctor[ | ]

Unlocked from the beginning for use at The Crossroads, Plague Doctor unlocks Hero Trinkets, Hero Paths, permanent boosts to her stats and a unique Signature Item through Candles of Hope Candles of Hope invested in her progression track. Plague Doctor requires 64 Candles of Hope Candles of Hope to fully upgrade.

Exclusive to Plague Doctor:

Shared with other heroes:

  • Resolution: +5% Deathsdoor dd2 RES (3x)
  • Circulation: +10% Blight dd2 RES
  • Cleanliness: +10% Disease dd2 RES
  • Sturdiness: +10% Burn dd2RES

Portrait progression hellion Hellion[ | ]

Requiring 4 Candles of Hope to unlock before she can be selected for use at The Crossroads, Hellion unlocks Hero Trinkets, Hero Paths, permanent boosts to her stats and a unique Signature Item through Candles of Hope Candles of Hope invested in her progression track. Hellion requires 68 Candles of Hope Candles of Hope to fully upgrade.

Exclusive to Hellion:

Shared with other heroes:

  • Presence: Unlocks Hellion
  • Resolution: +5% Deathsdoor dd2 RES (4x)
  • Health: +4 Max Icon HP dd2
  • Cleanliness: +10% Disease dd2 RES

Portrait progression runawayRunaway[ | ]

Requiring 4 Candles of Hope to unlock before she can be selected for use at The Crossroads, Runaway unlocks Hero Trinkets, Hero Paths, permanent boosts to her stats and a unique Signature Item through Candles of Hope Candles of Hope invested in her progression track. Runaway requires 68 Candles of Hope Candles of Hope to fully upgrade.

Exclusive to Runaway:

Shared with other heroes:

  • Presence: Unlocks Runaway
  • Resolution: +5% Deathsdoor dd2 RES (3x)
  • Sturdiness: +10% Burn dd2RES (2x)
  • Haste: +1 Icon speed

Portrait progression jesterJester[ | ]

Requiring 4 Candles of Hope to unlock before he can be selected for use at The Crossroads, Jester unlocks Hero Trinkets, Hero Paths, permanent boosts to his stats and a unique Signature Item through Candles of Hope Candles of Hope invested in his progression track. Jester requires 68 Candles of Hope Candles of Hope to fully upgrade.

Exclusive to Jester:

Shared with other heroes:

  • Presence: Unlocks Jester
  • Resolution: +5% Deathsdoor dd2 RES (3x)
  • Persistence: +10% Debuff dd2RES
  • Haste: +1 Icon speed
  • Sturdiness: +10% Burn dd2RES


Portrait progression leper Leper[ | ]

Requiring 4 Candles of Hope to unlock before he can be selected for use at The Crossroads, Leper unlocks Hero Trinkets, Hero Paths, permanent boosts to his stats and a unique Signature Item through Candles of Hope Candles of Hope invested in his progression track. Leper requires 68 Candles of Hope Candles of Hope to fully upgrade.

Exclusive to Leper:

Shared with other heroes:

  • Presence: Unlocks Leper
  • Resolution: +5% Deathsdoor dd2 RES (3x)
  • Health: +4 Max Icon HP dd2 (2x)
  • Foundation: +10% Move dd2RES

Portrait progression occultist Occultist[ | ]

Requiring 4 Candles of Hope to unlock before he can be selected for use at The Crossroads, Occultist unlocks Hero Trinkets, Hero Paths, permanent boosts to his stats and a unique Signature Item through Candles of Hope Candles of Hope invested in his progression track. Occultist requires 68 Candles of Hope Candles of Hope to fully upgrade.

Exclusive to Occultist:

Shared with other heroes:

  • Presence: Unlocks Occultist
  • Resolution: +5% Deathsdoor dd2 RES (3x)
  • Persistence: +10% Debuff dd2RES
  • Cleanliness: +10% Disease dd2 RES
  • Sturdiness: +10% Burn dd2RES

Vestal[ | ]

Requiring 4 Candles of Hope to unlock before she can be selected for use at The Crossroads, Vestal unlocks Hero Trinkets, Hero Paths, permanent boosts to her stats and a unique Signature Item through Candles of Hope Candles of Hope invested in her progression track. Vestal requires 68 Candles of Hope Candles of Hope to fully upgrade.

Exclusive to Vestal:

Shared with other heroes:

  • Presence: Unlocks Vestal
  • Resolution: +5% Deathsdoor dd2 RES (3x)
  • Unshakability: +10%Stun dd2 RES
  • Foundation: +10% Move dd2RES
  • Persistence: +10% Debuff dd2RES

Flagellant[ | ]

Requiring 4 Candles of Hope to unlock before he can be selected for use at The Crossroads, Flagellant unlocks Hero Trinkets, Hero Paths, permanent boosts to his stats and a unique Signature Item through Candles of Hope Candles of Hope invested in his progression track. Flagellant requires 68 Candles of Hope Candles of Hope to fully upgrade.

Exclusive to Flagellant:

Shared with other heroes:

  • Presence: Unlocks Flagellant
  • Resolution: +3% Deathsdoor dd2 RES (6x)

Portrait progression bountyhunter Bounty Hunter[ | ]

Bounty Hunter's progression track differs somewhat from other Heroes. He requires 5 Candles of Hope Candles of Hope to unlock before he can be hired at the Inn. He does not gain upgrades to his stats, new Hero Paths or a Signature Item but gains new skills (as opposed to unlocking new skills at the Shrine of Reflection) and Hero Trinkets through his progression track. Bounty Hunter requires 45 candles to fully upgrade.

  • The Hero We Need: Bounty Hunter can sometimes be hired at the Inn.
  • New Skills: Bh skill staredown 100 (1) Staredown, Bh skill hurlbat 100 (1)Hurlbart,Bh skill no escape 100 (1) No Escape, Bh skill finishhim 100 (1) Finish Him, Bh skill uppercut 100 (1) Uppercut and Bh skill bodyguard 100 (1) Bodyguard.
  • Trinkets: Utility Belt Utility Belt,Vengeful Kill ListVengeful Kill List and Crime Lords' Molars Crime Lords' Molars.
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