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Backer heroes are pre-generated, non-random heroes created by the Kickstarter backers of Darkest Dungeon. All backer heroes come with one aggravated negative quirk and two locked positive quirks that are always the same for any unique hero name. Additionally, every hero has certain skills unlocked by default (Locked skills can be unlocked in the guild and survivalist's tent as any other heroes).

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Claiming backer heroesEdit

Backer heroes can be claimed and added to the roster by entering the Stage Coach, pressing the Enter key and typing the name of the desired hero.

Though the fixed negative quirk can be removed via the Sanitarium and all other factors work the same as any other character, the hero's name and outfit cannot be changed in-game. However, the outfit can be changed by switching the outfit order in the heros folder. This method also works with extra hero outfits provided by mods. For example the Chuma Abomination hero has the third outfit prescribed as the fixeed one in-game. If the player wants Chuma to wear the second outfit, they need to change the letter of the second outfit (B by defult) to C. Folder structure: Darkest Dungeon > heroes > abomination > abomination_C rename to something else, like abomination_Cc, abomination_B rename to abomination_C and rename the abomination_Cc to abomination_B. It's best to keep the outfits named so that the game can recognize them (abomination_X and replace X with a capital letter of the alphabet, like A, B, E or others). The change of outfit will be seen in-game.

Note: Some heroes names are cap-sensitive.

List of backer heroesEdit

AbominationEdit

  Agerra-T'rel Abomination
  Fated   Demonomania
  Unyielding
       
       


  Agrythe Abomination
  Slugger   Deviant Tastes
  Unyielding
       
       


  Akwartz Abomination
  Mankind Hater   Stress Eater
  Unyielding
       
       


  Buehltard Abomination
  Tough   Known Cheat
  Quick Reflexes
       
       


  Chuma Abomination
  Hard Skinned   Faithless
  Tough
       
       


  Daniel Ackerman Abomination
  Eldritch Hater   Hieromania
  Tough
       
       


  Elfangor Abomination
  Eldritch Hater   Stress Eater
  Healer's Gift
       
       
Trivia Elfangor is the name of an alien in the
Animorph series of books who gives the
eponimous animorphs their ability to morph.


  Hastur Abomination
  Thick Blooded   Anemic
  Robust
       
       
Trivia Hastur is a Great Old One from the
Cthulhu mythos. He is known as "The King
in Yellow" and is the half-brother of Cthulhu.
See Also; The Collector


  Howard Abomination
  Hard Skinned   Calm
  Irrepressible
       
       
Trivia Howard is the first name of Howard Phillips
(H.P.) Lovecraft, the author whose work
inspired much of Darkest Dungeon's theme.


  Kagan Abomination
  Slugger   Shocker
  Hard Skinned
       
       


  Kin-Grinder Abomination
  Night Owl   Deviant Tastes
  Lurker
       
       


  Mikhail Bloodrage Abomination
  Slugger   Flagellant
  Precise Striker
       
       


  Mophobius Abomination
  Fated   Flawed Release
  Steady
       
       


  Nevan Sen Abomination
  Hard Skinned   Weak Grip on Life


       
       


  Rhembrandt Abomination
  Eldritch Hater   Faithless
  Eldritch Slayer
       
       
Trivia Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a
Dutch draughtsman, printmaker, and
painter. A prolific and versatile master
across three media, he is generally
considered one of the greatest visual
artists in the history of art and the most
important in Dutch art history.


  Squalor Abomination
  Nymphomania   Stress Eater
  Unyielding
       
       
Trivia Squalor is defined as a state of being
extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially
as a result of poverty or neglect.


  The Heart Killer Abomination
  Deadly   God Fearing
  Slugger
       
       


  Thraxximundarr Abomination
  Tough   Kleptomaniac
  Fated
       
       
Trivia "Thraximundar" is the name of a legendary
creature in Magic the Gathering.

ArbalestEdit

  Busillis Arbalest
  Natural Eye   Torn Rotator
  Eagle Eye
       
       
Trivia Busillis is a pseudo-Latin meaning "baffling
puzzle" or "difficult point".


  Cierzo de Bardenas Arbalest
  Eagle Eye   Weak Grip
  Fated
       
       


  Disject Arbalest
  Fated   Unquiet Mind
  Eagle Eye
       
       
Trivia "Disject" is a verb that means to disperse
or scatter.


  Frostbite Arbalest
  Mediator   Faithless
  Lurker
       
       
Trivia Frostbite is a serious condition for when
skin and the tissue below the skin freeze.


  Okumo Arbalest
  Fated   Nervous
  Natural Swing
       
       


  Rozalin Arbalest
  Natural Eye   Weak Grip
  Eagle Eye
       
       
Trivia Rozalin is the gun-toting daughter of
Overlord Zenon and deuteragonist in the
video game Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days.


  Tootsie Arbalest
  Unyielding   Bad Gambler
  Tough
       
       


Bounty HunterEdit

  9th Alexander Bounty Hunter
  Unyielding   Night Blindness
  Warrior of Light
       
       


  Artevin Bounty Hunter
  Natural Swing   Calm
  Steady
       
       


  Cecil Leoran Bounty Hunter
  Evasive   Guilty Conscience
  Precise Striker
       
       


  Derion Bounty Hunter
  Steady   Plutomania
  Natural Swing
       
       


  Donovan Bounty Hunter
  Slugger   Scattering
  Hard Skinned
       
       


  DrChen Bounty Hunter
  Hard Skinned   Stress Eater
  On Guard
       
       


  Droqen Bounty Hunter
  Natural Swing   Curious
  Irrepressible
       
       


  Ephraim the Bear Bounty Hunter
  Slugger   Bloodthirsty
  Precise Striker
       
       
Trivia Old Ephraim was a gigantic grizzly bear
who roamed the Cache National Forest from
1911 until his death on August 22, 1923.


  Fanghawk Bounty Hunter
  Irrepressible   Deviant Tastes
  Second Wind
       
       


  Firebird Bounty Hunter
  Tough   Stress Eater
  Evasive
       
       


  Fowest Bounty Hunter
  Second Wind   Love Interest
  Steady
       
       


  Hawkdriver Mazugulak Bounty Hunter
  Precise Striker   Bloodthirsty
  Slugger
       
       


  HeroBiX Bounty Hunter
  Natural Swing   Bad Gambler
  Natural Eye
       
       


  Jango Bounty Hunter
  Tough   Ruminator
  Slugger
       
       
Trivia Jango may be a reference to Jango Fett, a
recurring character in the Star Wars
franchise and regarded as the best bounty
hunter in the galaxy.


  Jaras Bounty Hunter
  Quick Reflexes   Bad Gambler
  Slugger
       
       


  mitien Bounty Hunter
  Hard Skinned   Calm
  Steady
       
       


  Ncredible Bulk Bounty Hunter
  Slugger   Stress Eater
  Precise Striker
       
       
Trivia Ncredible Bulk seems to be a play on the
name of the Marvel super hero "The
Incredible Hulk".


  Sammael Bounty Hunter
  Natural Swing   Scattering
  Evasive
       
       
Trivia Samael is an archangel in Talmudic lore who
is the leader of Satan's armies and the
Angel of Death.


  Sebastian Locke Bounty Hunter
  Evasive   Winded
  Deadly
       
       


  SkullyFM Bounty Hunter
  Slugger   Bad Gambler
  Beast Slayer
       
       


  Tahaila Bounty Hunter
  Natural Eye   Calm
  Evasive
       
       


  Tesla Kriv Bounty Hunter
  Fated   Misses the Spot
  Tough
       
       


  Thanatos Bounty Hunter
  Clutch Hitter   Flawed Release
  Second Wind
       
       
Trivia In Greek mythology, Thanatos was the
daemon personification of death.


  Trey Richards Bounty Hunter
  Fated   Love Interest
  Evasive
       
       


  Vantric Bounty Hunter
  Hard Skinned   Ruminator
  Steady
       
       


  Veryn Bounty Hunter
  Quick Reflexes   Nocturnal
  Tough
       
       


  Wurmm Bounty Hunter
  Resilient   Stress Eater
  Second Wind
       
       


CrusaderEdit

  Adam La Nauze Crusader
  Steady   Calm
  Unholy Hater
       
       


  Alabar Crusader
  Fated   Faithless
  Steady
       
       


  Alivard Crusader
  Precise Striker   Clumsy
  Resilient
       
       


  Antonius Crusader
  Tough   Thanatophobia
  Natural Swing
       
       


  Ardan Crusader
  Steady   Flawed Release
  Precise Striker
       
       


  Axis Crusader
  Unholy Hater   Guilty Conscience
  Healer's Gift
       
       


  Baelvor Crusader
  Unyielding   Egomania
  Warrior of Light
       
       


  Bercilak Crusader
  Natural Swing   Love Interest
  Steady
       
       
Trivia Bercilak de Hautdesert is the true name of
the immortal Green Knight in the Arthurian
poem "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight".
There is also a NPC in "Guild Wars 2" with
the same name who also wears green armor.


  Bogi Crusader
  Tough   Bad Gambler
  Hard Skinned
       
       


  Briathelion Crusader
  Irrepressible   Clumsy
  Natural Swing
       
       


  Captain Zergy Crusader
  Warrior of Light   Enlightened
  Hard Skinned
       
       


  Courtright Crusader
  Slugger   Resolution
  Tough
       
       


  Delnaran Crusader
  Precise Striker   Love Interest
  Natural Swing
       
       


  Derrito Crusader
  Natural Swing   Faithless
  Slugger
       
       


  Dominic Sullivan Crusader
  Warrior of Light   God Fearing
  Unholy Slayer
       
       


  Dunesparrow Crusader
  Fated   Resolution
  Early Riser
       
       


  Eubert Goodthorn Crusader
  Resilient   Resolution
  Steady
       
       


  Gryphon Crusader
  Natural Swing   Slowdraw
  Irrepressible
       
       
Trivia A gryphon is a legendary creature with the
head, talons, and wings of an eagle and the
body of a lion.


  Haeldor Crusader
  On Guard   Ruminator
  Mankind Hater
       
       


  Harith Crusader
  Eldritch Slayer   Compulsive
  Fated
       
       


  Henley Crusader
  Precise Striker   Unquiet Mind
  Unyielding
       
       


  Iskander Crusader
  Tough   Stress Eater
  Resilient
       
       


  Jean-Claude Esh Crusader
  Slugger   Weak Grip
  Quick Reflexes
       
       


  Jubeithar Crusader
  Tough   Stress Eater
  Fated
       
       


  Kucoru Crusader
  Tough   Mercurial
  Hard Skinned
       
       


  Lathian Crusader
  Slugger   Scattering
  Precise Striker
       
       


  Lord Xatius Cain Crusader
  Fated   Tuckered Out
  Fast Healer
       
       


  Lordy Crusader
  Deadly   Anemic
  Precise Striker
       
       


  Luc-Caleb Crusader
  Tough   Flawed Release
  Quick Reflexes
       
       


  Lucien Von Zarovich Crusader
  Tough   Love Interest
  Hard Skinned
       
       
Trivia Likely a reference to Strahd Von Zarovich,
a famous vampire in Dungeons and Dragons.


  Magnus Numina Crusader
  Tough   Flawed Release
  Armor Tinker
       
       


  Mason Crusader
  Tough   Slowdraw
  Quick Reflexes
       
       


  Mathias Winfield Crusader
  Slugger   Scattering
  Precise Striker
       
       


  Maxentian Crusader
  Irrepressible   Calm
  Warrior of Light
       
       


  Morris Crusader
  Natural Swing   Love Interest
  On Guard
       
       


  Mortimus Crusader
  Warrior of Light   Faithless
  Steady
       
       


  Needa Crusader
  Nymphomania   Calm
  Evasive
       
       


  Nuno Andrade Crusader
  Quickdraw   Stress Eater
  Fated
       
       


  Palance Doon Crusader
  Fated   Flawed Release
  Steady
       
       


  Philip Hindeberg Crusader
  Balanced   Dipsomania
  Stout
       
       


  Phoebus Crusader
  Fated   Resolution
  Fast Healer
       
       
Trivia This is likely a reference to the Disney
character Captain Phoebus from the film
"Hunchback of Notre Dame", since both
wear gold armor and are portrayed as
knights.

Phoebus is also the Roman name for the
Greek Sun god Apollo.


  Preachyr Crusader
  Slugger   Faithless
  Steady
       
       


  Rayner Crusader
  Tough   Faithless
  Slugger
       
       


  Rei Crusader
  Natural Swing   Resolution
  Slugger
       
       


  Rodain Crusader
  Hard Noggin   Tippler
  Natural Swing
       
       


  Roland Crusader
  Tough   Resolution
  Resilient
       
       
Trivia Roland was Emperor Charlemagne's chief Paladin,
the twelve greatest warriors of his court.
He was also the for hero of "The Song of Roland",
an epic detailing his death at the Battle of Roncevaux.

The Paladins also gave their name to the RPG class,
which are holy knights who fight using both weapons
and magic granted by their god, just like the Crusader.


  Rupert Rabennacht Crusader
  Mankind Hater   Weak Grip on Life
  Tough
       
       


  Samiel Crusader
  Warrior of Light   Sickly
  Unyielding