Horror

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A Vestal taking Horror Stress.

Horror is a stress over time effect, represented by a black skull.

Effects[edit | edit source]

At the beginning of an affected hero's turn, they will take stress equal to the horror strength. Lasts for a specified amount of turns (accessible by hovering cursor over black skull).

In the base game, the only creatures that can inflict horror are the Squiffy Ghast, which deals 5 stress for 4 rounds; Ghouls, which deals 3 stress for 3 rounds and can be resisted; and Madmen, who also apply 3 stress for 3 rounds, but also deal an additional debuff that amplifies all stress damage by the hero taken until next camp (including stress damage inflicted by the same attack that applied the debuff).

Much like Bleed or Blight, Horror attacks can be stacked on top of each other for more stress per turn. Trinkets, buffs and debuffs that increase or reduce received stress also affect amount of stress inflicted by horror.

Horror can be immediately cured by using Laudanum.

The Crimson Court DLC adds even more monsters that can inflict horror.

List of attacks that can cause horror[edit | edit source]

Name Monster Attack(s) Target(s) Effect(s)
Madman Madman.png Accusation Any 1
  • Poptext horror.png 3 stress for 4 rds
  • Poptext debuff.png +10% Stress until camp
Ghoul Ghoul.png Howl Entire party
  • Poptext horror.png 3 stress for 3 rds (75% chance)
  • Campfire flame invert.png -10 Torch
  • Poptext disease.png 5% Disease (The Worries)
Squiffy Ghast Squiffy Ghast.png Offkilter Jig Entire party
  • Poptext horror.png 4 stress for 5 rds
  • Tray afflicted.png Stress +9
Gatekeeper
This monster is exclusive to The Crimson Court DLC
Castellan.png Elusive Exit Entire party
  • Poptext horror.png 3 stress for 3 rds
  • Panel monster newmove.pngFlees Battle
  • New game plus save icon.png Summons 4 Sycophants
Courtesan
This monster is exclusive to The Crimson Court DLC
Courtesan.png Careless Whispers Entire party
  • Poptext horror.png 3 stress for 3 rds
  • Poptext debuff.png -5 ACC
Baron
This monster is exclusive to The Crimson Court DLC
Baron.png Necessary Discipline Any 1
Countess
This monster is exclusive to The Crimson Court DLC
Countess.png Metamorphosis Entire party
  • Poptext horror.png 5 stress for 3 rds
  • Panel monster newmove.png Transforms into Bloodlust form
Fanatic
This monster is exclusive to The Crimson Court DLC
Fanatic.png Brand the Tainted Any 1
  • Poptext horror.png 4 stress for 3 rds
  • Poptext tagged.png Mark

The Shieldbreaker DLC[edit | edit source]

Upon entering a flashback fight with Rattlers, Pliskins and Adders after camping, the Shieldbreaker receives 23 Horror for 6 rds. It cannot be cured by Laudanum, so her stress can be controlled only by using stress healers, trinkets or camping buffs that reduce stress.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Horror icon is not shown next to enemy skills that inflict it.

See Also[edit | edit source]