Highwayman

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Highwayman
Hwyman.png
Base Stats
Resolve 1 2 3 4 5
MAX HP 23 28 33 38 43
DODGE 10 15 20 25 30
PROT 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
SPD 5 5 6 6 7
ACC MOD +0 +0 +0 +0 +0
CRIT 5% 5.5% 6% 6.5% 7%
DMG 5-10 6-12 7-13 8-15 9-16
Resistances
Poptext stun.png Stun 30% Poptext move.png Move 30%
Poptext poison.png Blight 30% Poptext bleed.png Bleed 30%
Poptext disease.png Disease 30% Poptext debuff.png Debuff 30%
Deathsdoor.png Death Blow 67% Tray trap disarm.png Trap 40%
Other information
Movement 2 forwards, 2 backwards.
Religious No
Provisions None


Elusive, evasive, persistent. Righteous traits for a rogue.

The Highwayman is one of the playable Characters in Darkest Dungeon.

Class Description[edit | edit source]

A bandit seeking redemption on an old road, the Highwayman is one of the fastest classes in the game and is able to dish out a lot of damage quickly. He can be placed in both the front ranks and rend enemies with his short sword, or he can pursue enemies from the back with his trusty pistol. He has a lower HP value than most classes, but makes up for this with high evasion.

When night falls and all of his allies are settled around a campfire, the Highwayman is preparing for what dangers await. He'll spend his time performing maintenance on his weaponry, practicing his blade-work or setting up alarms to keep himself safe during the night. If he must interact with others it'll be with his dark sense of humor, which might upset some. But for what the Highwayman lacks in tact he makes up in unparalleled finesse. With a flintlock in one hand and a dirk in the other, the Highwayman is sure to make short work of his foes.

Combat Skills[edit | edit source]

A rogue, a thug and a thief, the Highwayman has honed his skills with dirk and flintlock to devastating effect. Whether at range or in a melee, he is equally effective at dispatching his foes. Be it a grapeshot area-of-effect, or single target bleed, the Highwayman's skills focus solely on dealing damage in a variety of ways.
~ Guild
Wicked Slice
Wicked Slice.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Melee
Grey dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
Red dot.pngRed dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
+15% 85 5%
Further levels
Level 2 +15% 90 6%
Level 3 +15% 95 6%
Level 4 +15% 100 6%
Level 5 +15% 105 7%


Pistol Shot
Pistol Shot.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.png
Grey dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.png
-25% 85 10% +25% DMG vs Marked
Further levels
Level 2 -25% 90 11% +25% DMG vs Marked
Level 3 -25% 95 11% +25% DMG vs Marked
Level 4 -25% 100 12% +25% DMG vs Marked
Level 5 -25% 105 12% +25% DMG vs Marked


Point Blank Shot
Point Blank Shot.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Grey dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.pngYellow dot.png
Red dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
+50% 95 0% Knockback 1 (100% base) Back 1
Further levels
Level 2 +50% 100 0% Knockback 1 (110% base) Back 1
Level 3 +50% 105 1% Knockback 1 (120% base) Back 1
Level 4 +50% 110 2% Knockback 1 (130% base) Back 1
Level 5 +50% 115 2% Knockback 1 (140% base) Back 1


Grapeshot Blast
Grapeshot Blast.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Grey dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.png
Red dotr.pngRed dotlr.pngRed dotl.pngGrey dot.png
-60% 80 -7%
Further levels
Level 2 -60% 85 -6%
Level 3 -60% 90 -6%
Level 4 -60% 95 -6%
Level 5 -60% 100 -5%


Tracking Shot
Tracking Shot.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
-80% 95 0% Bypass/Remove Stealth +6 ACC,
+5% CRT,
+12% DMG
(Buffs last 1 Battle)
Further levels
Level 2 -80% 100 0% Bypass/Remove Stealth +7 ACC,
+6% CRT,
+14% DMG
(Buffs last 1 Battle)
Level 3 -80% 105 0% Bypass/Remove Stealth +8 ACC,
+7% CRT,
+16% DMG
(Buffs last 1 Battle)
Level 4 -80% 110 0% Bypass/Remove Stealth +9 ACC,
+8% CRT,
+18% DMG
(Buffs last 1 Battle)
Level 5 -80% 115 1% Bypass/Remove Stealth +10 ACC,
+9% CRT,
+20% DMG
(Buffs last 1 Battle)
Limit: Once per Battle


Duelist's Advance
Duelist's Advance.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Melee
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.png
Red dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.png
-20% 85 2% Forward 1,
Activates Riposte
-40% DMG when Riposte
Further levels
Level 2 -20% 90 2% Forward 1,
Activates Riposte
-33% DMG when Riposte
Level 3 -20% 95 3% Forward 1,
Activates Riposte
-25% DMG when Riposte
+1% CRT when Riposte
Level 4 -20% 100 4% Forward 1,
Activates Riposte
-20% DMG when Riposte
+1% CRT when Riposte
Level 5 -20% 105 4% Forward 1,
Activates Riposte
-15% DMG when Riposte
+2% CRT when Riposte


Open Vein
Open Vein.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Melee
Grey dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
Red dot.pngRed dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
-15% 95 0% Bleed (100% base)
2pts/rd for 3 rds,
-20% Bleed Resist (100% base),
-1 SPD (100% base)
Further levels
Level 2 -15% 100 0% Bleed (110% base)
2pts/rd for 3 rds,
-23% Bleed Resist (110% base),
-1 SPD (110% base)
Level 3 -15% 105 1% Bleed (120% base)
3pts/rd for 3 rds,
-26% Bleed Resist (120% base),
-2 SPD (120% base)
Level 4 -15% 110 2% Bleed (130% base)
3pts/rd for 3 rds,
-30% Bleed Resist (130% base),
-2 SPD (130% base)
Level 5 -15% 115 2% Bleed (140% base)
4pts/rd for 3 rds,
-33% Bleed Resist (140% base),
-3 SPD (140% base)


Camping Skills[edit | edit source]

The Highwayman relishes cynical preparedness and off-color jokes around the campfire. A life spent running and hiding has taught him the tenuous benefit of perimeter alarms, and late-night investigations into the encroaching shadows.
~ Survivalist

Camping skills are special skills heroes can use while they are camping. They take a certain number of "respite" points to use, and can only be used once per camp (unless the skill says otherwise). Most heroes have three shared camping skills and all heroes have 4 unique camping skills (With the Flagellant being the exception having only unique camping skills). Only 4 of these can be equipped at one time. Any Buffs or lasting effects given from a camping skill lasts for 4 battles.

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Gallows Humor
Gallows Humor.png
Time Cost Target Description
4 Self
All Companions
Self: Reduce stress by 25
All Companions:
(75% chance) Reduce stress by 20
(25% chance) Increase stress by 10
Bark "How many adventurers does it take to die in a pit?"
Unparalleled Finesse
Unparalleled Finesse.png
Time Cost Target Description
4 Self +10 DODGE (4 combats)
+2 SPD (4 combats)
+20% DMG Melee Skills (4 combats)
+10 ACC Melee Skills (4 combats)
Bark "Naught but my own blade will find the heart of these monstrosities!"
Clean Guns
Clean Guns.png
Time Cost Target Description
4 Self +10 ACC Ranged Skills (4 combats)
+20% DMG Ranged Skills (4 combats)
+5% CRT Ranged Skills (4 combats)
Bark "<whistles>"
Bandit's Sense
Bandit's Sense.png
Time Cost Target Description
4 Self Prevents nighttime ambush
-20% Chance Party Surprised (4 combats)
+20% Chance Monster Surprised (4 combats)
Bark "With my ear to the road, none shall surprise us..."

Encourage
Encourage.png
Time Cost Target Description
2 One
Companion
Reduce stress by 15
Bark "Please, use my whetstone. 'Twill hone your edge."
"I've been told this coin is lucky. You have it."
"Show me your palm. Hmm... luck and love and long life!"
Wound Care
Wound Care.png
Time Cost Target Description
2 One
Companion
Heal 15%
Removes target bleeding
Removes target blight
Bark "Did I wash this needle? Well, too late now."
"I cleaned the wound with the last of the wine. ... SIGH."
"I'm not fond of blood, but at least it's yours."
Pep Talk
Pep Talk.png
Time Cost Target Description
2 One
Companion
-15% Stress (4 combats)
Bark "Just keep your blade sharp and musket loaded. T'is all."
"In, out, and home... though all the richer."
"Let's press on. Things go pear-shaped, we flee."


Equipment[edit | edit source]

The highwayman's reinforced overcoat will dull a knife-strike, but he relies more on evasion than damage mitigation. His flintlock and short sword afford him great versatility; he is never out of position, or caught unawares.
~ The Blacksmith.

Unlike other games, equipment upgrades in Darkest Dungeon are linear, all bought at the Blacksmith.

Pistol & Blade
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Eqp weapon 4hig (2).png Flintlock, Rusty Blade Eqp weapon 4hig (3).png Versatile Pistol and Blade Eqp weapon 4hig (4).png Polished Pistol and Blade Eqp weapon 4hig (5).png Fluted Pistol, Sharpened Edge Eqp weapon 4hig (1).png Thunder and Lightning
DMG base: 5-10 DMG base: 6-12 DMG base: 7-13 DMG base: 8-15 DMG base: 9-16
CRT base: 5.0% CRT base: 5.5% CRT base: 6.0% CRT base: 6.5% CRT base: 7.0%
SPD base: 5 SPD base: 5 SPD base: 6 SPD base: 6 SPD base: 7
Bandit's Overcoat
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Eqp armour 0hig.png Worn Overcoat Eqp armour 1hig.png Durable Overcoat Eqp armour 2hig.png Padded Overcoat Eqp armour 3hig.png Bandit's Overcoat Eqp armour 4hig.png The Uncatchable
DODGE base: 10 DODGE base: 15 DODGE base: 20 DODGE base: 25 DODGE base: 30
HP base: 23 HP base: 28 HP base: 33 HP base: 38 HP base: 43


Each Hero has trinkets unique to them that only they can equip. The Highwayman has eight; 3 common, 2 Crimson Court and 1 uncommon, rare and very rare. In the base game, his trinkets are all either belt buckles, dagger sheathes or gunpowder. The Crimson Court DLC adds a his neckerchief and a locket with a picture of the woman and child from his comic.

Trinket Image Trinket Name Rarity Class Restriction Origin Dungeon Effect Additional Notes
Inv trinket-drifters buckle.png
Drifter's Buckle Common Highwayman
  • +10% Trap Disarm
  • +4 DODGE
  • -5% Stress Healed


Inv trinket-flashfire gunpowder.png
Flashfire Gunpowder Common Highwayman
  • +10% DMG Ranged Skills
  • -20% Stun Resist


Inv trinket-cursed buckle.png
Stalwart Buckle Common Highwayman
  • +2% CRT
  • +5% Stress
  • -3% Virtue Chance


Inv trinket-dodgy sheath.png
Dodgy Sheath Uncommon Highwayman
  • +8 DODGE
  • +2 SPD
  • -10 ACC Ranged Skills


Inv trinket-sharpening sheath.png
Sharpening Sheath Rare Highwayman
  • +4% CRT Melee Skills
  • +40% Bleed Skill Chance
  • -1 SPD


Inv trinket-poisoning buckle.png
Gunslinger's Buckle Very Rare Highwayman Ruins
  • +20% DMG Ranged Skills
  • +15 ACC Ranged Skills
  • -20% DMG Melee Skills
  • -2% CRT Melee Skills



The Crimson Court DLC added special Trinket Sets, two for each hero. They confer powerful bonuses to the hero equipped with them and having both equipped at once yields an additional bonus, which is shown greyed out at the bottom. The origin dungeon for all Trinket Sets is the Courtyard and they all have the rarity Crimson Court.

Trinket Image Trinket Name Class Restriction Effect Set Effect Quote Additional Notes
Inv trinket-cc set high bloodied neckerchief.png Bloodied Neckerchief Highwayman
  • +2 SPD
  • +10 DODGE
  • +45% Virtue Chance
"A reflex - I didn't mean to..."
Inv trinket-cc set high shameful locket.png Shameful Locket
  • +10 ACC
  • +3% CRT
  • +15% Stress

District Bonus[edit | edit source]

The Crimson Court DLC adds Districts to the Hamlet, some of which confer passive benefits to heroes.

The gold cost of most Districts in Radiant Mode is significantly reduced. The price in Radiant mode is shown in parentheses.

Districts
Name Image Effect Cost
House of the Yellow Hand
District Yellow Hand.png
Bounty Hunter, Grave Robber and Highwayman receive:
  • +2% CRIT
  • +5% Scouting chance
Currency.gold.large icon.png
5000 (1000)
Currency.portrait.icon.png
100
Currency.blueprint.icon.png
1

Customisation[edit | edit source]

As for every hero, the Highwayman has four different colour palettes to choose from: red, green, blue and brown.

Barks[edit | edit source]

Landing a Critical Hit[edit | edit source]

  • Didn't see that coming, did you?
  • I never miss.
  • Right where it hurts!
  • You're outmatched.
  • Ha haa!
  • Damn -- I missed your eyes!

On Death's Door[edit | edit source]

  • Every road ends...

Becoming Fearful[edit | edit source]

  • Caught! Trapped!
  • What foolishness brought me here?!
  • We must go for help! Err... better help than us!
  • Curses! I should have brought the blunderbuss!
  • What I would not give for a drop of liquid courage...

Stressing Party[edit | edit source]

  • I hear the hoofbeats of doom!
  • I've had enough - enough!
  • Come, let's away! We've lost this!

Switching Position to the Back[edit | edit source]

  • I'm not ready for this!
  • Discretion, valor, et cetera!
  • I am indeed many shades of fool, but I'm not stupid!

Passing Turn[edit | edit source]

  • I must flee, I must escape!
  • No!... I'm still reloading!
  • Yes, yes, I'll do it. Eventually...

Camping Stress[edit | edit source]

  • What was that, stay alert you blasted fools!
  • (sniff) Undoubtedly a corpse out there somewhere...
  • ... Bah. 'Tis merely coyotes singing at the moon. Yes.

Getting Hit by Enemy[edit | edit source]

  • UNGH! ... Drek...that does it for me.
  • HUNH! Heh... good.. very good. Can we go now?

Enemy Missed Self[edit | edit source]

  • I'm alright... (gasping)... It was just a graze!
  • (yell of fright)

Party Member Attack Misses[edit | edit source]

  • Well... I think we've gone and snuffed it now.
  • About that plan B I've heard so much about...

Party Member Getting Hit[edit | edit source]

  • Perhaps we should go? Yes, I vote for retreat.
  • Let us be off! We can catch them up later!

Party Member Missed by Enemy[edit | edit source]

  • Gods' blood! Can't you see it's useless!?
  • I've no loyalty to courage! Let us flee! NOW!

Refusing to Move[edit | edit source]

  • No. Seems I've discovered my hill to die on.
  • ...and jack fell down and broke his crown...

Refusing to Perform Camping Skills[edit | edit source]

  • What?! I see eyes in the dark! Familiar eyes!
  • (grunt) My hands shake like a rudder in a storm!
  • No! We should flee, not stand about lolly-gagging!

Becoming Paranoid[edit | edit source]

  • This has all been a trap!
  • I knew I shouldn't have signed that contract...
  • I hear more behind us! Hurry!
  • Stay on the move... stay on the move...
  • Cease your prattle! Or they will find us!

Stressing Party[edit | edit source]

  • I can hear the ghosts of my victims past scream for my soul!
  • They were ready for us... it is a trap!
  • They are stalling us! More are surely on the way!

Switching Position to the Back[edit | edit source]

  • This is too easy... Some trick is afoot!
  • Watch your back! Others are certainly close!
  • They've been tracking us! We must mask our scent!

Passing Turn[edit | edit source]

  • You're all just waiting for me to turn my back!
  • I don't make rash decisions.
  • No. I'll not let my "friends" see me the fool.

Random Action[edit | edit source]

  • I'm wise to your schemes!
  • Stab me in the back?! That's my trick!
  • Oh, aye, and bend over while I'm at it?

Camping Stress[edit | edit source]

  • I know you're all plotting to steal my share...
  • Touch my pistol and your fingers are going in the stew
  • I sleep here. You sleep there. Everybody happy.

Attacking Party Member[edit | edit source]

  • Sorry, friend -- business is business.
  • Don't act surprised. I know all about your plans.

Refusing to Retreat[edit | edit source]

  • Hold fast. Plenty of time to betray us later.
  • Wouldn't survive long on the road with that attitude. Heh.

Getting Hit by Enemy[edit | edit source]

  • AAGH! Somebody fouled up! The tip was a trap!
  • Expedition my arse! More like extermination!

Enemy Missed Self[edit | edit source]

  • This is no coincidence! They have been hunting me!
  • I recognize this one! From a dark alley in town!

Party Member Attack Misses[edit | edit source]

  • ... How much are they paying you?
  • You do not trick me... You want us ALL dead!

Party Member Getting Hit[edit | edit source]

  • Well, that's it. They've sussed us.
  • Even if we win this, more will come.

Party Member Missed by Enemy[edit | edit source]

  • Huh. How deftly you dodged that blow... How deftly indeed.
  • You're working with them... Wish I'd thought of that.

Refusing to Move[edit | edit source]

  • Your strategy eludes me... perhaps intentionally.
  • Yes, this IS the best place to pilfer the loot. Heh.

Refusing to Use Item[edit | edit source]

  • Look, I am no paranoiac, but did you wash that?
  • ... I'll be just fine. Best attend to the others.

Refusing to Get Healed[edit | edit source]

  • Hands off, I'm fine.
  • Found your chance to strike, have you?
  • Sorry, friend... I know your kind of "medicine."

Refusing to Get Buffed[edit | edit source]

  • I'm fine. Leave me be.
  • Sorry... I am wise to trickery and large words.
  • Ha! What snake oil are you selling now?

Refusing to Perform Camping Skills[edit | edit source]

  • A magician never reveals his tricks.
  • Look out for yourself. That's the rule of the road.
  • Ha! They'd rather cut me open than return the favor.

Refusing to be Target of Camping Skills[edit | edit source]

  • That's about close enough, thank you.
  • I'll not be indebted to you or anyone.

Refusing to Eat while Camping[edit | edit source]

  • (sniff) ... Err, no. Ha.
  • Thank you, no. I never eat poison after sunset.

Becoming Masochistic[edit | edit source]

  • Let the pain come! I will soak it in!
  • I am no shrinking violet when it comes to blood!
  • Ha! What's one more scar?
  • No less than I deserve...
  • Take aim upon me, blackguard! I defy you!

Stressing Party[edit | edit source]

  • I welcome the hangman's noose!
  • Aye, let us trade amputations like warriors of yore!
  • Cut me if you like. I'll decapitate you in turn.

Switching Position to the Front[edit | edit source]

  • I'm all in, anyway...
  • Come then. I'm already dead on the inside.
  • Time for some redemption.

Random Action[edit | edit source]

  • I'll take those odds!
  • Daft maybe, but bravery counts for something.
  • Pick on me - I can take it!

Camping Stress[edit | edit source]

  • I don't need rest, let's push on 'til we drop!
  • No. If I sleep now, I may get used to it.
  • I'll keep watch. I scream the loudest anyway.

Marking Self[edit | edit source]

  • You there! Something unsavory about your parentage!
  • An unruly lot, but a capable one? Doubtful!

Damaging Self[edit | edit source]

  • Huh. That rather does smart.
  • That's nothing. I've done worse in an opium den.

Refusing to Retreat[edit | edit source]

  • Sometimes victory costs more than one is willing to pay.
  • I'm rather enjoying myself. So feck off.

Getting Hit by Enemy[edit | edit source]

  • Couple more of those and all pain will be a memory.
  • Huh. Not bad. Not bad at all!

Enemy Missed Self[edit | edit source]

  • Come on! Just a wound or two to impress the lady-folk!
  • (growl) Try a little higher next time!

Party Member Getting Hit[edit | edit source]

  • Dear me, I rather like you all sweaty and fraught.
  • Splash of gore suits you, I dare say.

Refusing to Move[edit | edit source]

  • Mmm, no. How am I supposed to die quickly over there?
  • Honestly, I am enjoying the odd bang-up. I will hold.

Refusing to Use Item[edit | edit source]

  • Stop fiddling with that. We are too busy.
  • What, that? It's a trifle. Carry on.

Refusing to Get Healed[edit | edit source]

  • What's life without a few scars?
  • Nuh-uh... the pain keeps me moving.
  • What, and ruin this lovely ragged scar? I think not!

Refusing to Get Buffed[edit | edit source]

  • Back off - I like being the underdog.
  • No. Abject terror is motivation enough.
  • And fight with confidence?! That's suicide!

Refusing to Perform Camping Skills[edit | edit source]

  • That one? Barely a scratch on 'em!
  • Aye, and a back-rub, too? This is no steamship cruise!
  • Nonsense... fungus thrives in dung.

Refusing to be Target of Camping Skills[edit | edit source]

  • Your arts would only blunt the pain...
  • A kind gesture, but panic suits me just fine.

Refusing to Eat while Camping[edit | edit source]

  • Hunger is a useful motivator. Also, there's no wine.
  • An empty belly always points my nose towards victory.

Becoming Abusive[edit | edit source]

  • I will survive this expedition, no thanks to you weaklings!
  • Tread on my heels again, I'll run you through.
  • Greenhorns. Feh!
  • Gah... You reek of warm outhouse.
  • I'd rather adventure alone than with you lot. Feh.

Stressing Party[edit | edit source]

  • Step to the front, my friends! Be the first to die!
  • Faces only a mother could disown.
  • Little disfiguring might do you a spot a good.

Random Action[edit | edit source]

  • There is no justice on the road, only survival!
  • Just hand me the noose and save yourself the trouble!
  • I may be reckless, but you are all idiots!

Camping Stress[edit | edit source]

  • Sleep here? With you ill-bred canker-blossoms? Ha!
  • If you malt-worms disturb my sleep, you'll regret it.
  • Tsk. What next? Shall I LITERALLY sleep with dogs?

Attacking Party Member[edit | edit source]

  • You have much to learn if you're to survive out here...
  • Your hideous visage shall terrorize these lands no longer!

Party Member Attack Hits[edit | edit source]

  • Good. Not great. But good.
  • Your dumb luck is holding, it seems.

Party Member Attack Misses[edit | edit source]

  • ... Have you considered a career in the carpentry arts?
  • Not the BEST display I've seen. Possibly the worst.

Party Member Getting Hit[edit | edit source]

  • Aren't you dead yet?
  • You make a fine target. And little else.

Refusing to Move[edit | edit source]

  • Isn't there something useful you should be doing?
  • Oh, you want this spot? Pity.

Refusing to Perform Camping Skills[edit | edit source]

  • Shut up. You moan like a cow.
  • ... Do you weep when it rains as well?
  • I'd rather teach these layabouts to fish. Follow?

Refusing to be Target of Camping Skills[edit | edit source]

  • Heh, no. You can't con a con artist.
  • A fine trick for a carnie. Take your pathetic show on the road.

Becoming Selfish[edit | edit source]

  • Self above else!
  • All for one! And the one is me, naturally.
  • So long as there's gold to be had, I'll cut on command.
  • A talent as splendid as my own hardly comes cheap...
  • A penny pilfered is a penny earned!

Stressing Party[edit | edit source]

  • I wasn't meant to die here!
  • Clear a path to stage left. I may require an exit.
  • Fight I shall, but this cat is counting his lives.

Switching Position to the Front[edit | edit source]

  • I'll loot their pockets, their fillings!
  • Death only signals the battle for loot. Hence...
  • The enemy weakens! Here -- I shall finish them off!

Switching Position to the Back[edit | edit source]

  • Time to make myself scarce...
  • I need room to reload!
  • Why am I so close?! I have A GUN!

Passing Turn[edit | edit source]

  • I'm looking out for myself.
  • Ha! If I fancied blind idiocy, I'd join the army.
  • It's only a fair share if I live to share it.

Random Action[edit | edit source]

  • I'm only out for myself.
  • May I suggest a more subtle approach?
  • ... To be honest, guile is more my thing.

Camping Stress[edit | edit source]

  • What's in it for me?
  • Took this ring off the dead. You sleep, you weep.
  • Well, come now, share the pipe around! Lordy.

Getting Hit by Enemy[edit | edit source]

  • Grr! All this blood must be repaid!
  • What?! How did I get fooled into this band of greenhorns?

Party Member Attack Hits[edit | edit source]

  • Great, now step aside and let a professional in.
  • Sigh. Is it my turn yet?

Party Member Attack Misses[edit | edit source]

  • We'll be here all night at this rate...
  • Can we move things along? We're well past my bedtime.

Refusing to Perform Camping Skills[edit | edit source]

  • Sorry... Keeping that one for later.
  • Pardon me, but I AM trying to make a living here.
  • Seems a mite excessive, don't it?

Becoming Hopeless[edit | edit source]

  • The dice have no more jump.
  • Go, go on! Lead me to my doom!
  • This cursed place will be my tomb.
  • The things I've done. They pale by comparison...
  • I can't get their faces out of my head...

Stressing Party[edit | edit source]

  • Even the dice and cup have lost their lustre.
  • Mother was right. Candlemaking was danger enough.
  • I've lost blood, true. But I miss the bloodlust most.

Switching Position to the Front[edit | edit source]

  • Let's get this over with.
  • Step aside. Let a true blackguard have his due.
  • If the guillotine is inevitable, let it fall here, now.

Switching Position to the Back[edit | edit source]

  • What's the point?
  • I'll not die here -- or maybe, I will. What does it matter?
  • Feh - your turn to get beat up.

Passing Turn[edit | edit source]

  • Bah - it's just not in the cards.
  • What's the point?
  • Can't you see?! WE'VE LOST!

Random Action[edit | edit source]

  • It's better this way - what do I care.
  • Flail and fight... What do I care?
  • Looks like the road's finally come to an end.

Camping Stress[edit | edit source]

  • We're going to die here, in the dark.
  • Eternal sleep sounds fair pleasant at the moment.
  • I've been saving this one bullet... just in case.

Marking Self[edit | edit source]

  • Well... it was a good run. ... HEY! UGLY! YEAH, YOU!
  • Stand and deliver, fool! Send me to my love!

Damaging Self[edit | edit source]

  • Sod it all to hell!
  • My sweetheart... I'll be with you presently.

Refusing to Retreat[edit | edit source]

  • There's nowhere to run. So sit your ass down.
  • Please, I wish to at least DIE like a man.

Refusing to Use Item[edit | edit source]

  • No. You see, it's been a long road. Too long, I fear.
  • Why bother to save me? I am just an old horse.

Refusing to Get Healed[edit | edit source]

  • Don't waste your time on me.
  • It's not worth it... Just leave me be.
  • I don't need your help. Nor do I desire it

Refusing to Get Buffed[edit | edit source]

  • Don't waste your time on me - I'm done.
  • I appreciate what you're doing... but it's futile.
  • So cruel, to let a man suffer overlong.

Refusing to Perform Camping Skills[edit | edit source]

  • Sorry, I've already given up.
  • What do you hope to gain? Certainly not victory.
  • You ask the blind to lead the blind.

Refusing to be Target of Camping Skills[edit | edit source]

  • Bugger off. I'm in no mood for mothering.
  • Nay. And if no one minds, I'll turn in.

Refusing to Eat while Camping[edit | edit source]

  • Not like she used to make... (sigh)
  • Seems my revelry makes a lousy dining partner.

Becoming Irrational[edit | edit source]

  • Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
  • Come, juggle these daggers with me! Hee heeee!
  • I take offense, blaggard! We shall duel at dawn!
  • Moths have been at my britches! Bring me needle and thread!
  • You know I apprenticed in candlemaking? T'is true.

Stressing Party[edit | edit source]

  • Yes, your Regency! I have collected your taxes!
  • Turn out your pockets! Yes, ALL of you!
  • May I have the first dance, m'lady?

Switching Position[edit | edit source]

  • Down the rabbit hole, Alice! Hehehe!
  • Hehehe, I must still be in solitary confinement...
  • Ticket? Lord, no, I'm a stowaway.

Passing Turn[edit | edit source]

  • She rode in an ivory stagecoach - a vision in the night...
  • Did you know the female spider eats her mate? Tis true.
  • "The hero dies in vain / a sound trade for a touch of fame."

Random Action[edit | edit source]

  • I could've run away with her. But like a fool, I chose the pit!
  • To oblivion with you! / Dagger, flintlock and brew!
  • Stop, stop! May we instead part ways peacefully?

Camping Stress[edit | edit source]

  • Wheels & potholes - hahaha - we thought we were so clever!
  • I stuck 'em all... right in their bellies....
  • You ever see a man bleed to death? It's damn pretty.

Marking Self[edit | edit source]

  • Did you know I'm immortal? Come, see for yourself.
  • Come, you filthy dog. Gain some self-respect.

Attacking Party Member[edit | edit source]

  • You... you have her face! WHY DO YOU HAVE HER FACE!?
  • Thieves! You know where my fortune is hidden! THIEVES!

Damaging Self[edit | edit source]

  • All this blood that I have spilled... Flow free once more.
  • (howling like a wolf)

Refusing to Retreat[edit | edit source]

  • No turning back. Take the road to its very end.
  • I've been down that road. Nothing but black misery...

Getting Hit by Enemy[edit | edit source]

  • I... I... (sobs)
  • Be strong! My brothers will be here by nightfall!

Enemy Missed Self[edit | edit source]

  • Shhh... I see more of 'em hiding on the brothel balcony.
  • Her form, writhing under sheets. A dark spot spreads...

Party Member Attack Hits[edit | edit source]

  • Fine work, brother. Now we drink.
  • (insane giggling)

Party Member Attack Misses[edit | edit source]

  • (muttering) Truly, I love thee, girl. I love thee, s'true.
  • (sobbing) No.... no,no,no....

Party Member Getting Hit[edit | edit source]

  • WHO ARE THESE GHOSTS? FROM WHENCE HAVE YOU COME??
  • Thank you, but no. I have already eaten this morning.

Party Member Missed by Enemy[edit | edit source]

  • (sobs uncontrollably)
  • (drinks)...Huh? You don't expect me to fight sober, do you?

Refusing to Move[edit | edit source]

  • Wh-who is she...? A phantasm, luminous in the twilight!
  • I can hear you... but your words flow together like whisky!

Refusing to Use Item[edit | edit source]

  • She has followed me on the road... A white silhouette.
  • I am no fisherman, but I believe these waters have piranha!

Refusing to Get Healed[edit | edit source]

  • You expect some kind of payment? Hands off!
  • Just a little vinegar and brown paper, please.
  • Tis of no use! The tide will wash the sandcastle away!

Refusing to Get Buffed[edit | edit source]

  • Let me alone... she was a diamond, resplendent in the moonlight.
  • Pink flesh turns yellow, then black, then grey...
  • And yet wherefore does no one sing of Wiglaf?... Why?

Refusing to Perform Camping Skills[edit | edit source]

  • I did what I had to. That jail was hellish...
  • I feel her arms around me... How did I ever leave?
  • A herd of cattle... a narrow passage...

Refusing to be Target of Camping Skills[edit | edit source]

  • ... can't think... can't see... can't breathe...
  • Come at me again and I will split your gullet.

Refusing to Eat while Camping[edit | edit source]

  • No! I DIDN'T KILL HER! 'TWAS AN ACCIDENT!
  • It... is filled with maggots! Can you not see them??

Becoming Stalwart[edit | edit source]

  • Life deals harsh lessons. It affects me not!
  • Aye, the low road is fraught. But it pays better.

Reducing Own Stress[edit | edit source]

  • Bah. Who needs brandy when you've got false courage.
  • I feel good. Something bad will surely happen momentarily.

Becoming Courageous[edit | edit source]

  • We'll ride to hell if need be!
  • Fear not the hangman, nor the reaper!

Reducing Party Stress[edit | edit source]

  • Drink this. Inebriation is your best ally, I always say.
  • We push on - past those fallen in their tracks!

Becoming Focused[edit | edit source]

  • No shot shall miss the mark while I aim it!
  • I am alert - like a prowling cat!

Buffing a Party Member[edit | edit source]

  • Now get us back alive and I'll toss in some coin.
  • Look at you, all ready to knock some skulls!

Becoming Powerful[edit | edit source]

  • Taste the sting of blade and ball, fool!
  • The shadows grow too long for fooling around.

Buffing Party[edit | edit source]

  • I'll give ten percent to all of you, if we survive.
  • My finest snuff bag to the one who kills the most.

Becoming Vigorous[edit | edit source]

  • Never felt better!
  • I can handle this, I've been to prison.

Self Healing[edit | edit source]

  • Hmmm... I am feeling almost confident today.
  • Disaster always strikes when things are going so well...

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No way out, hmph. Let's do this.
~ Highwayman on about to meet his fate at the hands of the Heart of Darkness.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Dismas, the name of the default Highwayman, is named after the penitent thief who was crucified next to Jesus of Nazareth.
  • The Highwayman and the Grave Robber have many similarities with each other. They are also the only class that share a unique Camp Skill, that being Gallows Humor.
  • In the comic covering his introduction, it's shown that he was originally one of the many Brigands preying on the roads leading to the Hamlet. In haste to bring down what he thought was an easy mark, he accidentally killed a woman and child who were taking shelter inside the carriage. Overcome with remorse, the Highwayman left his previous path behind and now adventures to make amends.
  • The Highwayman's set of skills are unique among the other heroes for two reasons. He is the only hero whose entire moveset deals damage, and he is the only hero who has no offensive skill without damage modification. This makes The Guild's statement true.
  • Despite claiming he never misses, he actually misses enemy's eyes in another one of his lines when landing a critical.
    • This, however, could be referencing him landing a headshot (which usually lands "between the eyes", hence he "missed" the eye with it)
  • While most characters have seven trinkets, The Crusader, Highwayman, Plague Doctor and Vestal all have the most at eight.

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