|Movement||2 forwards, 2 backwards.|
|Provisions||2 Dog Treats|
|“||A lawman and his faithful beast. A bond forged by battle and bloodshed.||„|
Description[edit | edit source]
|“||A tough and uncommonly compassionate ex-lawman, the Houndmaster and his faithful Wolfhound work in tandem to bring down their enemies and protect the innocent. Together they stalk the back ranks, bursting forth in a flurry of harrying bleeds, gnashing teeth, and stunning blows. Should the tide of battle turn, the pair can support an ailing party by protecting the weak, and rallying the stressed.||„|
|~ The Guild|
Combat Skills[edit | edit source]
|Ranged||+0%||85||2%|| Bleed (100% base)
1 pts/rd for 3 rds
| +15% DMG vs Beast,|
+60% DMG vs Marked
|Ranged||-90%||85||0%|| Bleed (100% base)
1 pts/rd for 3 rds
|Ranged||-100%||100||No|| Mark Target,
-20% PROT (130% base)
|Stress Heal +3 (66% base)|
|Guard Ally||+15 DODGE|
|Melee||-60%||95||1%||Target: Stun (125% base)|
Camping Skills[edit | edit source]
|“||A clever lawman knows the value of preparedness and information. To this end, the Houndmaster can send his Wolfhound to scout ahead, or put him on watch to ensure a good night's rest. If spirits are low, the dog's affectionate companionship can soften the heart, and ease the mind.||„|
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.
The Houndmaster focuses on using the hound to keep the party safe and their minds at peace. His hound can scout ahead or keep watch during the night. Or his hound can simple be nuzzled with to relieve stress.
|Reduce stress by 15|
|Bark|| "Keep your minds clear and watch each other's back. We're partners, after all."|
"Give her a pet - always brightens the spirit."
"We are the hunters, and the law is on our side."
Removes target bleeding
Removes target blight
|Bark|| "The hound's tongue will clean your wounds."|
"Have a nip of this, always worked for me if some lout cut me on patrol."
"Standard constabulatory issue for that sort of ailment."
|-15% Stress (4 combats)|
|Bark|| "The hound has the trail. We are certain to succeed."|
"Every brigand, every miscreant is terrified of those who serve law and order."
"We work together, stay focused. We'll get out of this mess."
|4||Self||-20% chance for the party to be surprised (4 combats)|
+20% chance for the enemies to be surprised (4 combats)
|Bark||"I must rest now, girl. Your nose must guard us tonight."|
|-10 stress |
-10% Stress (4 combats)
|Bark||"An affectionate nuzzle should put your hearts right."|
|Man's Best Friend|
|2||Self||-20 stress on self|
|Bark||"Whatever tomorrow brings, six legs are better than two!"|
|Release the Hound|
|4||Self||+50% scouting chance (4 combats)|
|Bark||"Off with you, girl! See what miscreants await us ahead!"|
Equipment[edit | edit source]
|“||Still clad in his worn Gendarme's uniform, the Houndmaster's focus is on evasion over mitigation. His cudgel is an effective stunning tool, but it is the Hound who delivers the pair's most crippling blows, especially when he's been fed an invigorating snack!||„|
Unlike other games, equipment upgrades in Darkest Dungeon are linear, all bought at the Blacksmith.
Each Hero has trinkets unique to them that only they can equip. The Houndmaster has seven; 2 common, 2 Crimson Court and 1 uncommon, rare and very rare. In the base game, his common trinkets are whistles, his uncommon trinket is a weight for his club and his high level trinkets are dog collars. The Crimson Court DLC adds incriminating evidence and his old badge from when he was a lawman.
|Trinket Image||Trinket Name||Rarity||Class Restriction||Origin Dungeon||Effect||Additional Notes|
||In Radiant Light the Scouting bonus is 15%, and below 51 has no bonus. Thus the scouting bonus is +15% in below 51 light.
|Spiked Collar||Very Rare||Houndmaster||Warrens||
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.
District Bonus[edit | edit source]
The gold cost of most Districts in Radiant Mode is significantly reduced. The price in Radiant mode is shown in parentheses.
|Training Ring|| Arbalest, Houndmaster and Man-at-Arms receive:
Customisation[edit | edit source]
As for every hero, the Hound Master has four different colour palettes to choose from: green, white, black and red.
Barks[edit | edit source]
|~ Hound Master on landing a critical hit.|
|“||Mercy is for the courts!||„|
|~ Hound Master on landing a critical hit.|
|“||The hound has the trail. We are certain to succeed.||„|
|~ Houndmaster on using encouraging his teammate Pep Talk.|
|“||I must rest now, girl. Your nose must guard us tonight.||„|
|~ Houndmaster on using the protection skill Hound's Watch.|
|“||An affectionate nuzzle should put your hearts right.||„|
|~ Houndmaster on using the party wide Therapy Dog.|
|“||Whatever tomorrow brings, six legs are better than two!||„|
|~ Houndmaster on using the self only Man's Best Friend.|
|“||Off with you, girl! See what miscreants await us ahead!||„|
|~ Houndmaster on using the self only Release The Hound.|
|“||Quiet! I can smell their thoughts!||„|
|~ Houndmaster when irrational.|
|“||This simple beast fears death as i do.||„|
|~ Houndmaster when fearful.|
|“||Steady, girl. If we're called, we answer.||„|
|~ Houndmaster when confronting the Heart of Darkness death call.|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Dog Treats are a reference to the Scooby Snacks from Scooby Doo.
- Further reinforced by the fact that the predetermined name for the Houndmaster is none other than Shag and Scoob.
- The meaning of Gendarme in the Houndmaster's last armor upgrade, Gendarme's Pride, is a French word referring to "a soldier who is employed on police duties". This makes sense as the Houndmaster was previously a lawman and it may also hint that he is French in origin.
- The Hound Master's damage animation shows him shielding his dog.
- In the Houndmaster's artwork, he is shown with a bloodhound, but in the game, he has an Irish Wolfhound.
- The skill "Cry Havoc" most likely was named after Mark Anthony's line: "... Cry 'Havoc!', and let slip the dogs of war..." in Act 3, Scene 1, line 273 of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
|Heroes|| Abomination Antiquarian Arbalest Bounty Hunter Crusader Grave Robber Hellion Highwayman |
Houndmaster Jester Leper Man-at-Arms Occultist Plague Doctor Vestal