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Musketeer (Butcher's Circus)

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Disambig.png This article is about the Butcher's Circus version of the Musketeer. For the regular character, see Musketeer.
Disambig.png This article is about a hero in the Butcher's Circus. For the DLC, see The Butcher's Circus.
Musketeer
Musketeerportrait butcher.png
Base Stats & Resistences
MAX HP 39 Poptext stun.png Stun 10%
DODGE 5 Poptext move.png Move 50%
PROT 0% Poptext poison.png Blight 20%
ACC MOD +0 Poptext bleed.png Bleed 35%
CRIT 10% Poptext debuff.png Debuff 10%
DMG 8-14 Deathsdoor.png Death Blow 75%
Other information
Movement 0 forwards, 2 backwards.
Crit Buff Bonus +33% DMG vs Marked
Religious No


A champion markswoman - keen for a new kind of challenge.
~ The Ancestor

The Musketeer is one of the playable Character Classes in Darkest Dungeon. She is functionally similar to the Arbalest, but serves a slightly distinct purpose, with a few slightly altered Skills and one slightly different Trinket.

Combat Skills[edit | edit source]

(All buffs and debuffs last for 3 rounds unless otherwise specified.)

Aimed Shot
Aimed Shot.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
Grey dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.png
+25% 110 9% +50% DMG vs Marked
+13% CRIT vs Marked
+30% Deathblow Dealt Chance vs Marked
Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Smokescreen
Smokescreen.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
Grey dot.pngGrey dot.pngRed dotr.pngRed dotl.png
-80% 110 -6% -20 ACC (100% base, 2 rds)
-20% CRIT (100% base, 2 rds)
Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Call the Shot
Sniper's Mark.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
Grey dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.png
-100% 130 Mark Target (3 rds)
-30 DODGE (100% base, 2 rds)
Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Buckshot
Buckshot.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Grey dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
Red dotr.pngRed dotl.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
-50% 110 6% Knockback 1 (85% base) Back 1
Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Quickdraw
Sidearm.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
Red dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.png
-10% 80 4% Random Target
+30% DMG when acting first
Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Patch Up
Battlefield Bandage.png Rank Target Heal Effect Self
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
7-9 +25% Healing Received
Ranging Shot
Skeet Shot.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
Red dotr.pngRed dotlr.pngRed dotlr.pngRed dotl.png
-100% 110 Bypass/Remove Stealth

All Heroes:
Stress -12 (85% chance)
+10 ACC (100% Base)
-10% Stress Taken (100% Base)

Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None

Tactical Analysis[edit | edit source]

Using a Musketeer[edit | edit source]

The Musketeer has several differences in skills that distinguish her from the Arbalest. Her Skeet Shot is a lot less useful than Illuminating Flare - while it still purges Stealth, it doesn't clear Marks, Stuns or Debuffs and instead provides mild Stress relief and a couple of party-wide buffs. This makes it a lot more situational and thus is not as widely used. Patch Up differs from Battlefield Bandage by increasing the healing received, and requires the Tincture of Iodine to be able to cure Blight. Smokescreen applies an ACC and CRIT debuff to interrupt the backliners - pair it with other skills like the Plague Doctor's Blinding Gas and the enemy backline can be rendered completely helpless.

Because the Musketeer's support skills are less powerful than the Arbalest's, many choose to use the Musketeer as a more damage-focused version of the Arbalest and a more proactive Marker. A team using both the Musketeer and Arbalest would have both units' healing skills as a means of dealing with enemy DoTs easily. However, it suffers from the inability to mark or shoot the enemy front line, and needs adequate frontal damage to compensate.

Fighting a Musketeer[edit | edit source]

The Musketeer has less potent support so she's not as big a problem to a Mark or Stun team as an Arbalest. However, they would be acting more aggressively and her ranged damage is not to be underestimated. If anyone gets Marked, you would have to either clear it, defend them (an effort nullified by Iron Sights) or force the Musketeer to do anything but attack. If she's the only healer on the team, forcing other party members to Death's Door may distract her from securing a Deathblow on the marked member. You can also pull her to the front and force her to retreat with Buckshot.

Butcher's Circus Exclusive Trinkets[edit | edit source]

Trinket Image Trinket Name Rarity Class
Restriction
Prestige Level Unlocked Effect Additional Notes
Inv trinket minie ball.png
Minié Ball Ringmaster Musketeer Prestige Level 26
  • +10% DMG Ranged Skills
  • +7% CRIT Ranged Skills
  • Armor Piercing: +20%


Inv trinket tincture of iodine.png
Tincture of Iodine Ringmaster Musketeer Prestige Level 30
  • +33% Healing Skills
  • -15% Stress
  • On Heal: Cure Blight
  • On Heal: +25% Blight Resist (2 rds)


Inv trinket iron sights.png
Iron Sights Ringmaster Musketeer Prestige Level 46
  • +15% DMG when acting Last
  • +12 ACC when acting Last
  • +15% DMG vs Marked
  • +5% CRIT vs Marked
  • Bypass Guard vs Marked


Inv trinket buckshot cartridge.png
Buckshot Cartridge Ringmaster Musketeer Prestige Level 54
  • +30% Move Skill Chance
  • +20% Debuff Skill Chance
  • +12 ACC



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Info Butcher's Circus
Heroes Abomination MiniScrollpip.png Antiquarian MiniScrollpip.png Arbalest MiniScrollpip.png Bounty Hunter MiniScrollpip.png Crusader MiniScrollpip.png FlagellantThe Crimson Court DLC MiniScrollpip.png Grave Robber MiniScrollpip.png Hellion MiniScrollpip.png Highwayman MiniScrollpip.png Houndmaster MiniScrollpip.png Jester MiniScrollpip.png Leper MiniScrollpip.png Man-at-Arms MiniScrollpip.png Musketeer Exclusive to The Musketeer DLC MiniScrollpip.png Occultist MiniScrollpip.png Plague Doctor MiniScrollpip.png ShieldbreakerExclusive to The Shieldbreaker DLC MiniScrollpip.png Vestal