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The Health Bar is the Character's HP allotment in Darkest Dungeon.

Health Bar[edit | edit source]

Heroes start every expedition with full health bars, while enemies' attacks will decrease their health. Various class skills can heal HP during combat and camping, but only Food is able to heal adventurers outside of combat. Upon completing the quest, the health bars of all heroes will be restored to full, unlike stress bars that remain the amount of stress gained during the quest.

Base HP[edit | edit source]

Each hero has their own amount of base HP which is increased with Armor upgrades. Base HP can be affected by quirks, diseases and trinkets. The ShieldbreakerPoptext health damage block.png can also increase her MAX HP by 15% with her camping skill Snake Skin.

The list of heroes based on their base MAX HP, from highest to lowest:

MAX HP Comparison Table
Class Lvl 1 Armor Lvl 2 Armor Lvl 3 Armor Lvl 4 Armor Lvl 5 Armor
Leper portrait roster.png 35 42 49 56 63
Crusader portrait roster.png 33 40 47 54 61
Man-at-arms portrait roster.png 31 37 43 49 55
Arbalest portrait roster.png 27 32 37 42 47
Abomination portrait roster.png 26 31 36 41 46
Hellion portrait roster.png 26 31 36 41 46
Bounty hunter portrait roster.png 25 30 35 40 45
Vestal portrait roster.png 24 29 34 39 44
Highwayman portrait roster.png 23 28 33 38 43
Flagellant portrait roster.png 22 26 30 34 38
Plague doctor portrait roster.png 22 26 30 34 38
Hound master portrait roster.png 21 25 29 33 37
Grave robber portrait roster.png 20 24 28 32 36
Shieldbreaker portrait roster.png 20 24 28 32 36
Jester portrait roster.png 19 23 27 31 35
Occultist portrait roster.png 19 23 27 31 35
Antiquarian portrait roster.png 17 20 23 26 29

The Crimson Court DLC[edit | edit source]

The Crimson Court DLC adds the Training Ring district that increases MAX HP of Arbalest, Houndmaster, Man-at-Arms and Shieldbreaker by 10%. New MAX HP values with the district's effect:

MAX HP Comparison Table
Class Lvl 1 Armor Lvl 2 Armor Lvl 3 Armor Lvl 4 Armor Lvl 5 Armor
Man-at-arms portrait roster.png 35 41 48 54 61
Arbalest portrait roster.png 30 36 41 47 52
Hound master portrait roster.png 24 28 32 37 41
Shieldbreaker portrait roster.png 22 27 31 36 40

Death's Door[edit | edit source]

When a character runs out of HP, they will enter the Death's Door state. Every time a hero enters Death's Door the Stress Bars of all your party members will increase. A hero has to be healed off at least 1 HP to avoid a Death Blow and enter Death's Door recovery.

Quirks and diseases that affect MAX HP[edit | edit source]

  • Syphilis: -5 ACC, -10% DMG, -10% MAX HP
  • The Ague: -10% DMG, -3 SPD, -10% MAX HP

Trinkets that affect MAX HP or are affected by HP Amount[edit | edit source]

Generic Trinkets[edit | edit source]

Trinket Image Trinket Name Rarity Origin Dungeon Effect Additional Notes
Inv trinket-health stone.png
Health Stone (very) Common
  • +10% MAX HP
  • -1 SPD


Inv trinket-book of rage.png
Book of Rage Uncommon Weald
  • +25% DMG if HP below 33%
  • +5% CRT if HP below 33%
  • -10% Bleed resist
  • -10% Blight resist


Inv trinket-gamblers charm.png
Gambler's Charm Uncommon
  • +15% MAX HP
  • -10% Death Blow Resist


Inv trinket-bloodthirst ring.png
Bloodthirst Ring Rare
  • -100% Food consumed
  • +10% MAX HP
  • -25% Healing Received


Inv trinket-life crystal.png
Life Crystal Rare
  • +20% MAX HP
  • -1 SPD


Inv trinket-ethereal crucifix.png
Ethereal Crucifix Very Rare
  • +25% DMG vs Eldritch
  • +30% Bleed Resist
  • -20% Max HP


Mantra of Fasting.png
Mantra of FastingThis Trinket is exclusive to the Crimson Court DLC Very Rare
  • +33% MAX HP if Crimson Curse - Wasting
  • +6 SPD if Crimson Curse - Wasting
The wasting stage of the curse reduces MAX HP by -20% and SPD by -4.


Inv trinket-martyrs seal.png
Martyr's Seal Very Rare
  • +75% DMG at Death's Door
  • +9% CRT at Death's Door
  • +12% Death Blow Resist
  • +15% MAX HP


Inv trinket-tough ring.png
Tough Ring Very Rare
  • +10% PROT
  • +15% MAX HP
  • -15% DMG
  • +10% Stress


Hero trinkets[edit | edit source]

Trinket Image Trinket Name Rarity Class Restriction Origin Dungeon Effect Additional Notes
Lockoffury.png
Lock of Fury Rare Abomination
  • +10% DMG
  • +3 SPD
  • -10% MAX HP


Candle of Life.png
Candle of Life Very Rare Antiquarian
  • +50% Healing Skills
  • +25% MAX HP


Inv trinket-knights crest.png
Knight's Crest Common Crusader
  • +10% MAX HP


Flag hood 1.png
Heartburst HoodThis Trinket is exclusive to the Crimson Court DLC Common Flagellant
  • +4 SPD if HP is below 40%


Flag collar 2.png
Suffering's CollarThis Trinket is exclusive to the Crimson Court DLC Rare Flagellant
  • +20% Bleed resist if HP below 40%
  • +20% Blight resist if HP below 40%


Inv trinket-double edged pendant.png
Double-Edged Pendant Uncommon Hellion
  • +15% MAX HP
  • -20% Stun Resist


Inv trinket-immunity mask.png
Immunity Mask Rare Leper
  • +40% Stun Resist
  • +30% Blight Resist
  • +30% Bleed Resist
  • -10% MAX HP


Inv trinket longevity eyepatch.png
Longevity Eyepatch Uncommon Man-at-Arms
  • +15% MAX HP
  • -2 SPD


Inv trinket-cursed incense.png
Cursed Incense Uncommon Occultist
  • +40% Debuff Skill Chance
  • +20% Move Skill Chance
  • -10% MAX HP


Inv trinket-rotgut censer.png
Rotgut Censer Common Plague Doctor
  • +8 ACC
  • -5% MAX HP


Inv trinket-poisoned herb.png
Poisoned Herb Rare Plague Doctor
  • +40% Blight Skill Chance
  • -15% MAX HP


Inv trinket-sb 5.png
Cuirboilli Very Rare Shieldbreaker
  • +33% MAX HP
  • -1 SPD
Found after defeating a nightmare. Cannot be sold.


Inv trinket-recovery chalice.png
Virtuous Chalice Common Vestal
  • +10% Virtue Chance
  • -5% MAX HP


Inv trinket-youth chalice.png
Youth Chalice Uncommon Vestal Ruins
  • +10% MAX HP
  • -10% DMG


Inv trinket-book of holy healing.png
Tome of Holy Healing Rare Vestal
  • +25% Healing Skills
  • -20% MAX HP


Enemy trinkets, Trophies and Ancestral Trinkets[edit | edit source]

Trinket Image Trinket Name Rarity Origin Dungeon Effect Additional Notes
Inv trinket madman 2.png
Overture Box Very Rare
  • +15% MAX HP
  • +8 DODGE
  • -2 ACC
Very rarely dropped by Madman (about 4% chance)


Inv trinket collector01.png
Dismas' Head Very Rare
  • +25% DMG
  • -10% Max HP
  • +20% Stress
Very rarely dropped by The Collector or found within Secret Rooms


Tempting goblet.png
Tempting Goblet Very Rare
  • +20% MAX HP
  • +2 SPD
  • +8 DODGE
  • +35% Stress
  • -10% Virtue chance
Very rarely dropped by Bone Royalty.

When originally introduced, Tempting Goblet's rarity was Very Rare.


Flesh Trinket.png
Flesh's Heart Trophy Warrens
  • +50% Bleed Resist
  • +15% max HP
Quest reward for "Kill the Formless Flesh."


Ancestor Bottle.png
Ancestor's Bottle Ancestral
  • +25% MAX HP
  • +50% Food Consumed
  • +10% Stress
Dropped by a Shambler


Healing skills[edit | edit source]

Several heroes can heal health during battle, either on any hero or only on themselves. The amount of healing can be changed by trinkets and buffs/debuffs that affect received healing.

During camping, every hero (except Flagellant) has access to a shared camping skill Wound Care, which heals 15% of an ally's HP and cures blight and bleed. Arbalest, Plague Doctor and Occultist have unique camping skills that heal other heroes, and Vestal can restore HP on an ally who is affected by Mortality Debuffs. Plague Doctor and Flagellant can heal and cure themselves during camping, and Leper can inflict health damage on himself to relieve other heroes' stress.

Heroes that can heal others during combat:

  • Vestal: Divine Grace (3-5 ~ 7-9 HP, any hero), Divine Comfort (1-2 ~ 3-4 HP, the whole party)
  • Occultist: Wyrd Reconstruction (0-17 ~ 0-22 HP, can apply bleed, any hero)
  • Arbalest: Battlefield Bandage (2-3 ~ 4-5 HP, applies +Healing Received buff, a hero in ranks 1-3)
  • Crusader: Battle Heal (2-2 ~ 5-6 HP, a hero in ranks 1-3), Inspiring Cry (1-1 ~ 2-2 HP, heals stress and increases Light Meter, any hero)
  • Antiquarian: Fortifying Vapours (1-1 ~ 3-3 HP, any hero)
  • Flagellant: Reclaim (1 ~ 3 HP per rd, applies bleed on self, any hero except self), Redeem (33% ~ 43% of HP on any hero and 34% ~ 50% of HP on self, applies a debuff to Flagellant's damage, dodge and speed, can be used only if Flagellant's HP is below 50%)

Vestal and Flagellant are the only heroes who have attacks that heal them on a successful hit: Judgement (3 ~ 5 HP) and Exsanguinate (34% ~ 50% of HP).

Heroes that can only heal themselves:

  • Abomination: Absolution (4 ~ 10 HP, heals stress, can be used only in the human form)
  • Hellion: Adrenaline Rush (1 ~ 5 HP, cures blight and bleed, applies a buff to damage and accuracy)
  • Leper: Solemnity (6 ~ 12 HP, applies a buff to blight, bleed, debuff and move resistances)

Grave Robber can cure blight and bleed on self with Toxin Trickery, but can't heal her HP.

The Crimson Court DLC adds the Altar of Light district that increases healing skills of Crusader, Vestal and Flagellant by 10%.

Trinkets that affect Healing skills or Healing Received[edit | edit source]

Generic Trinkets[edit | edit source]

Trinket Image Trinket Name Rarity Origin Dungeon Effect Additional Notes
Inv trinket-chirurgeons charm.png
Chirurgeon's Charm Uncommon
  • +15% Healing Skills


Inv trinket-shimmering cloak.png
Shimmering Cloak Uncommon Ruins
  • +8 DODGE
  • -33% Healing Received


Inv trinket-bloodthirst ring.png
Bloodthirst Ring Rare
  • -100% Food consumed
  • +10% MAX HP
  • -25% Healing Received


Inv trinket-recovery charm.png
Recovery Charm Rare
  • +40% Healing Received


Hero trinkets[edit | edit source]

Trinket Image Trinket Name Rarity Class Restriction Origin Dungeon Effect Additional Notes
Bloodcourse Medallion.png
Bloodcourse Medallion Uncommon Antiquarian
  • +33% Healing Received


Candle of Life.png
Candle of Life Very Rare Antiquarian
  • +50% Healing Skills
  • +25% MAX HP


Inv trinket medics greaves.png
Medic's Greaves Uncommon Arbalest
  • +33% Healing Skills


Bandana.png
Wrathful Bandana Very Rare Arbalest Warrens
  • +20% DMG if in position 4
  • +30% Debuff Skill Chance
  • -50% Healing Skills


Inv trinket-swordsmans crest.png
Swordsman's Crest Common Crusader
  • +15% DMG Melee Skills
  • -50% Healing Skills


Inv trinket-commanders orders.png
Commander's Orders Rare Crusader
  • +3% CRT if in position 1
  • +33% Healing Skills
  • -10% Blight Resist


Flag collar 1.png
Resurrection's CollarThis Trinket is exclusive to the Crimson Court DLC Uncommon Flagellant
  • +33% Healing Skills
  • -15% Bleed skill chance


Flag hood 2.png
Punishment's HoodThis Trinket is exclusive to the Crimson Court DLC Uncommon Flagellant
  • +20% Bleed Skill Chance
  • -20% Healing Skills


Collar.png
Spiked Collar Very Rare Houndmaster Warrens
  • +15% DMG
  • +30% Bleed Skill Chance
  • -50% Healing Received


Inv trinket-healing armlet.png
Healing Armlet Common Leper
  • +20% Healing Received


Berserk mask.png
Berserk Mask Very Rare Leper
  • +5% CRT
  • +3 SPD
  • -10% Virtue Chance
  • -33% Healing Received


Man at arms Shield.png
Guardian's Shield Very Rare Man-at-Arms
  • +10% PROT if in position 4
  • +50% Healing Received if in position 4
  • +5 DODGE if in position 4


Inv trinket-profane scroll.png
Profane Scroll Rare Vestal Ruins
  • +15% DMG
  • +30% Debuff Skill Chance
  • +10% PROT if in position 2
  • +33% Healing Skills if in position 2
  • +15% Stress


Inv trinket-book of holy healing.png
Tome of Holy Healing Rare Vestal
  • +25% Healing Skills
  • -20% MAX HP


Inv trinket-sacred scroll.png
Sacred Scroll Very Rare Vestal
  • -10% Stress
  • +33% Healing Skills
  • -30% Stun Skill Chance
  • -3 SPD
  • -33% DMG


Enemy trinkets, Trophies and Ancestral Trinkets[edit | edit source]

Trinket Image Trinket Name Rarity Origin Dungeon Effect Additional Notes
Inv trinket collector03.png
Junia's Head Very Rare
  • +30% Healing Skills
  • +20% Stress
Very rarely dropped by The Collector or found within Secret Rooms


Crew Trinket.png
Crew's Bell Trophy Cove
  • +50% Move Resist
  • +20% Healing Received
Quest reward for "Kill the Drowned Crew."


Viscount trinket.png
Viscount's SpicesThis Trinket is exclusive to the Crimson Court DLC Trophy Courtyard
  • +3% Crit if has Crimson Curse
  • +100% Healing when eating if has Crimson Curse
  • +100% food consumed if has Crimson Curse
Quest Reward for "Served Cold"


Countess trinket.png
Countess' FanThis Trinket is exclusive to the Crimson Court DLC Trophy Courtyard
  • +50% Healing Received if has Crimson Curse
  • -25% Bleed Resist if has Crimson Curse
Quest Reward for "A Bewitching Predator"


Ancestor Scroll.png
Ancestor's Scroll Ancestral
  • +25% Healing Skills
  • +25% Stress Healed
  • +10% Stress
Dropped by a Shambler.


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