Plague Doctor

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Plague Doctor
Plague Doctor.png
Base Stats
Resolve 1 2 3 4 5
MAX HP 22 26 30 34 38
DODGE 5 10 15 20 25
PROT 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
SPD 7 7 8 8 9
ACC MOD +0 +0 +0 +0 +0
CRIT 2.5% 3% 3.5% 4% 4.5%
DMG 4-7 5-8 6-10 6-11 7-13
Resistances
Poptext stun.png Stun 20% Poptext move.png Move 20%
Poptext poison.png Blight 60% Poptext bleed.png Bleed 20%
Poptext disease.png Disease 50% Poptext debuff.png Debuff 50%
Deathsdoor.png Death Blow 67% Tray trap disarm.png Trap 20%
Other information
Movement 1 forwards, 1 backwards.
Religious No
Provisions Antivenom


What better laboratory than the blood-soaked battlefield?

The Plague Doctor is one of the playable Characters in Darkest Dungeon. She is the only one of the classes who can cure bleed and blight on other heroes.

Combat Skills[edit | edit source]

A doctor, researcher and alchemist who prefers to hang back, eating away at her foes with stacking damage-over-time abilities like toxic clouds & plague-filled grenades. She is equally effective in a support role, blinding and confusing foes while enhancing a party's survival with damage-increasing tonics, and remedies for bleed and blight effects.
~ The Guild
Noxious Blast
Noxious Blast.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.png
Red dot.pngRed dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
-80% 95 2% Blight (100% base) 4 pts/rd for 3 rds
Further levels
Level 2 -80% 100 2% Blight (110% base) 4 pts/rd for 3 rds
Level 3 -80% 105 3% Blight (120% base) 5 pts/rd for 3 rds
Level 4 -80% 110 4% Blight (130% base) 5 pts/rd for 3 rds
Level 5 -80% 115 4% Blight (140% base) 6 pts/rd for 3 rds


Plague Grenade
Plague Grenade.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
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Grey dot.pngGrey dot.pngRed dotr.pngRed dotl.png
-90% 95 0% Blight (100% base) 4 pts/rd for 3 rds
Further levels
Level 2 -90% 100 0% Blight (110% base) 4 pts/rd for 3 rds
Level 3 -90% 105 1% Blight (119% base) 5 pts/rd for 3 rds
Level 4 -90% 110 2% Blight (129% base) 5 pts/rd for 3 rds
Level 5 -90% 115 2% Blight (139% base) 6 pts/rd for 3 rds


Blinding Gas
Blinding Gas.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
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Grey dot.pngGrey dot.pngRed dotr.pngRed dotl.png
-100% 95 Stun (100% base)
Further levels
Level 2 -100% 100 Stun (110% base)
Level 3 -100% 105 Stun (119% base)
Level 4 -100% 110 Stun (129% base)
Level 5 -100% 115 Stun (139% base)


Incision
Incision.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Melee
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Red dot.pngRed dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
+0% 85 5% Bleed (100% base) 1 pt/rd for 3 rds
Further levels
Level 2 +0% 90 6% Bleed (110% base) 1 pt/rd for 3 rds
Level 3 +0% 95 6% Bleed (119% base) 2 pt/rd for 3 rds
Level 4 +0% 100 6% Bleed (129% base) 2 pt/rd for 3 rds
Level 5 +0% 105 7% Bleed (139% base) 3 pt/rd for 3 rds


Battlefield Medicine
Battlefield Medicine.png Rank Target Heal Crit mod Effect Self
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
1 Cure Blight/Bleed Cure Blight/Bleed
Further levels
Level 2 1-2 Cure Blight/Bleed Cure Blight/Bleed
Level 3 2-2 Cure Blight/Bleed Cure Blight/Bleed
Level 4 2-3 Cure Blight/Bleed Cure Blight/Bleed
Level 5 3 Cure Blight/Bleed Cure Blight/Bleed


Emboldening Vapours
Emboldening Vapours.png Rank Target Effect Self
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+25% DMG
+3 SPD
Further levels
Level 2 +27% DMG
+4 SPD
Level 3 +29% DMG
+5 SPD
Level 4 +31% DMG
+6 SPD
Level 5 +33% DMG
+7 SPD


Disorienting Blast
Disorienting Blast.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
Grey dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.png
-100% 95 0% Shuffle Single
Stun (100% base)
Further levels
Level 2 -100% 100 0% Shuffle Single
Stun (110% base)
Level 3 -100% 105 1% Shuffle Single
Stun (119% base)
Level 4 -100% 110 2% Shuffle Single
Stun (129% base)
Level 5 -100% 115 2% Shuffle Single
Stun (139% base)


Camping Skills[edit | edit source]

The Plague Doctor makes use of experimental remedies and risky healing practices to cure her companions' ailments, and restore their vigor. Eager to prove the effectiveness of her latest untested concotion, she will inject herself - blindly faithful in its beneficial results.

~ Trainer

Shared Skills[edit source]

Encourage
Encourage.png
Time Cost Target Description
2 One
Companion
Reduce stress by 15
Wound Care
Wound Care.png
Time Cost Target Description
2 One
Companion
Heal 15%
Removes target bleeding
Removes target blight
Pep Talk
Pep Talk.png
Time Cost Target Description
2 One
Companion
+15% Stress Resist (4 combats)

Unique Skills[edit source]

Experimental Vapours
Experimental Vapours.png
Time Cost Target Description
4 One Companion +50% heal on target

+33% healing received on target

The Cure
The Cure.png
Time Cost Target Description
1 Self Remove disease

+20% disease resistance

Leeches
Leeches.png
Time Cost Target Description
2 One Companion Heal 15%

Remove target blight
Remove target disease

Self-Medicate
Self-Medicate.png
Time Cost Target Description
3 Self -10 stress on self

+20% heal on self

Remove blight on self

Remove bleed on self

+10 ACC on self


Tactical Analysis[edit | edit source]

The Plague Doctor is an effective support character who specialises in Blight Damage. She also has the unique ability to reliably cure both Bleed and Blight on allies, while providing a small heal.

Many players like to take full advantage of her ability to hit multiple backline targets with both stuns and blight, rather than individual enemies in the front rank - as the damage output per target is almost the same. However, you should tailor your use of skills to the enemies you're likely to face in the given area.

She is most useful in the Ruins and Cove, where almost all enemies are vulnerable to Blight skills, and strong against Bleed.

She is much weaker in the Weald and Warrens, where the opposite is true. However, she can still stun and remove bleed/blight and at camp she can purge diseases. She can still inflict damage if you want by giving her the Bloody Herb to boost the DMG/ACC of her incision skill.

She has good synergy with the Occultist, with their combination allowing significant (and less risky) heals, as well as the ability to swiftly defeat enemy backlines.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

The Plague Doctor wears only light cloth - intent on remaining as far from melee combat as possible. From a distance she lobs toxic sachets that can blind, disorient, and eat away at her foes.

~ Blacksmith

Granades
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Eqp weapon 0doc (1).png Crude Sachets Eqp weapon 0doc (2).png Crafted Sachets Eqp weapon 0doc (3).png Diseased Sachets Eqp weapon 0doc (4).png Toxic Grenades Eqp weapon 0doc (5).png The Bubonic Herald
DMG base: 4-7 DMG base: 5-8 DMG base: 6-10 DMG base: 6-11 DMG base: 7-13
CRT base: 2.5% CRT base: 3.0% CRT base: 3.5% CRT base: 4.0% CRT base: 4.5%
SPD base: 7 SPD base: 7 SPD base: 8 SPD base: 8 SPD base: 9
Doctor's Robes
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Eqp armour 0doc.png Attendant's Robes Eqp armour 1doc.png Intern's Robes Eqp armour 2doc.png Doctor's Robes Eqp armour 3doc.png Surgeon's Robes Eqp armour 4doc.png The Malignant Mantle
DODGE base: 5 DODGE base: 10 DODGE base: 15 DODGE base: 20 DODGE base: 25
HP base: 22 HP base: 26 HP base: 30 HP base: 34 HP base: 38


Customization[edit | edit source]

As for every hero, the Plague Doctor has four different colour palettes to choose from: black, white, green and red.

Barks[edit | edit source]

One more cadaver for the cart.
~ Plague Doctor on landing a Critical Hit.
Excise the tumor!
~ Plague Doctor on landing a Critical Hit.
This needle is for me. Finally.
~ Plague Doctor on using the self only Self-Medicate.
Fear wears off in time, much like a mild poison.
~ Plague Doctor on using the camping skill Pep Talk.
Here...quaff this tonic. It restores the humors.
~ Plague Doctor on using the camping skill Encourage.
Smoke this leaf. It will restore your confidence.
~ Plague Doctor on using the camping skill Encourage.
Inhale this. It *should* make you feel much better
~ Plague Doctor on using the camping skill Experimental Vapors.
The leeches shall purify your blood.
~ Plague Doctor on using the camping skill Leeches.
I will heal this afflicted land.
~ Plague Doctor on becoming Powerful after a successful resolve check.
Mmm... Deformed at birth or merely hideous?
~ Plague Doctor on accruing the party stress while being Abusive.
Butcher! No precision at all!
~ Plague Doctor on stressing a teammate after performing an action while Abusive.
You make a better patient than a surgeon.
~ Plague Doctor on stressing a teammate after performing an action while Abusive.
Your wounds aid my studies immensely
~ Plague Doctor on stressing the whole party before a round while Abusive.
Pah! Your rank odors suggest a fungating wound!
~ Plague Doctor on stressing the whole party before a round while Abusive.
Mewling lambs - all of you!
~ Plague Doctor on venting her stress at the town while being Abusive.
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Not me! I am a learned scholar!
~ The Plague Doctor on being executed by the Heart of Darkness.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • One of the Plague Doctor's pregenerated names is "Paracelsus," who is credited as the founder of toxicology.
  • The predetermined name of the Plague Doctor is Badu.


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