Party Combos

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Party Combos are certain party combinations made in the embark screen prior to an expedition that display a unique name. They are entirely cosmetic and grant no gameplay benefit whatsoever.

Party Name Rank 4 Rank 3 Rank 2 Rank 1 Trivia
The Usual Suspects Vestal Plague Doctor Highwayman Crusader Reference to the setup being the first many players will form, and possibly the film of the same name.
Leviticus Abomination Abomination Abomination Abomination Named after the third book in the Jewish Torah and the Biblical Old Testament.
Soldiers of Fortune Antiquarian Occultist Abomination Hellion
Divina Commedia Antiquarian Jester Jester Jester Divina Commedia is the Italian name for the Divine Comedy, a famous narrative poem written by Dante.
Sightseeing Tour Antiquarian Antiquarian Antiquarian Hellion Party composition resembles a group of tourists (Antiquarians, who are weak and meek heroes), led by a tour guide.
Hired Muscle Antiquarian Arbalest Highwayman Man-at-Arms
Fortune Seekers Antiquarian Grave Robber Highwayman Bounty Hunter All heroes are motivated by monetary gain.
Despair Faction Antiquarian Jester Abomination Hellion
Basuras Antiquarian Jester Hellion Abomination "Basura" means "trash" in Spanish.
The Seekers Antiquarian Occultist Abomination Bounty Hunter
Beasts of Burden Antiquarian Houndmaster Abomination Man-at-Arms All heroes are mentally burdened in some way: the Antiquarian killed her master, the Houndmaster dealt with police corruption, the Abomination has his eldritch disease, and the Man-at-Arms was the sole survivor of an attack by Brigands. The Houndmaster's hound and the Abomination's transformation would also both be considered beasts.
Glory Seekers Antiquarian Occultist Grave Robber Hellion
Seekers of the Grail Antiquarian Vestal Leper Crusader A reference to the legendary Quest for the Holy Grail by King Arthur and his knights.
Blasphemous Scavengers Antiquarian Vestal Grave Robber Leper
The Collection Antiquarian Vestal Highwayman Man-at-Arms This is a reference to The Collector (Antiquarian) and its acquired heads; Barristan's (Man-at-Arms), Dismas' (Highwayman), and Junia's (Vestal).
AAAH! Arbalest Antiquarian Abomination Hellion The name is a reference to the starting letters of the Arbalest, Antiquarian, Abomination, and Hellion.
The A Team Arbalest Antiquarian Abomination Man-at-Arms The A Team is an action-adventure television show from the mid 80s about a group of ex-soldiers for hire.
Here the name is more of a pun, as the names of the Heroes here are the Arbalest, Antiquarian, Abomination and Man-at-Arms.
Easy Money Arbalest Antiquarian Highwayman Highwayman
Jin-Roh Arbalest Arbalest Arbalest Man-at-Arms Jin-Roh (Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade in the US) is a 1999 anime movie about an alternate history where Germany conquered Japan during World War 2.
Never Miss A Beat Arbalest Grave Robber Highwayman Bounty Hunter all heroes have high accuracy stats
Firing Squad Arbalest Grave Robber Houndmaster Bounty Hunter Heroes in this party all have ranged attacks that can hit most enemy targets.
Dogs of War Arbalest Houndmaster Abomination Man-at-Arms A twofold reference; Not only are all these characters powerful fighters, but it makes reference to the line "Cry havoc! And let slip the dogs of war" from William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
Long Arm of the Law Arbalest Houndmaster Bounty Hunter Man-at-Arms All of these heroes are hunting those who violate the law.
Blood and Iron Arbalest Occultist Flagellant Crusader The Arbalest and Crusader are clad in heavy armor, while the Flagellant and Occultist have symbolism revolving around blood.
Marked for Death Arbalest Occultist Houndmaster Bounty Hunter All heroes make use of the Mark mechanic.
Hounds of War Arbalest Occultist Houndmaster Hellion
All or nothing [sic] Arbalest Occultist Bounty Hunter Man-at-Arms
War Party Arbalest Plague Doctor Crusader Man-at-Arms Party members are commonly seen in wars
Stun and Gun Arbalest Plague Doctor Highwayman Hellion Two stunners and two ranged fighters.
Discount Medicine Arbalest Plague Doctor Houndmaster Leper All party members have weak healing skills, or can only self-heal.
Indestructible Arbalest Vestal Crusader Leper All party members are tanks.
Heavy Metal Arbalest Vestal Crusader Man-at-Arms All party members make use of metal armour.
Sisterhood Arbalest Vestal Grave Robber Hellion All party members are female.
The Huntsmen Corps Arbalest Vestal Houndmaster Bounty Hunter
The Iron Fist Arbalest Vestal Man-at-Arms Crusader Possibly a reference to the Marvel superhero Iron Fist.
Deathwatch Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter Deathwatch is the name of a Mandalorian bounty hunting group, featured in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Vagabonds Bounty Hunter Jester Grave Robber Highwayman A "vagabond" refers to those who move often without a home, such as a traveler/wanderer. In this formation each hero is capable of moving themselves to a different position or subsequently move enemies into different positions.
Trouble Bounty Hunter Leper Hellion Crusader
Crusaders on March Bounty Hunter Plague Doctor Crusader Crusader
Blinding Light Bounty Hunter Vestal Bounty Hunter Crusader All of these characters have some form of ability that blinds, increases the light level, or is religious (the main religious entity being the Light).
Axe Brigade Bounty Hunter Vestal Hellion Hellion
The Last Crusade Crusader Crusader Crusader Crusader Reference to the historical last crusades of which were done solely by holy crusaders, much like this party contains.
The Inverted Bunch Crusader Highwayman Vestal Plague Doctor This is the team Red Hook, but in reverse.
The Last Supper Flagellant Vestal Leper Crusader All party members are religious. This is a reference to the last meal Jesus shared with his apostles, according to the gospels.
The Bait and Switch Grave Robber Bounty Hunter Crusader Highwayman
The Vagrants Grave Robber Bounty Hunter Grave Robber Highwayman
Tomb Raiders * Grave Robber Grave Robber Grave Robber Grave Robber "Tomb Raider" is an action-adventure game about fictional archaeologist Lara Croft, and all party members in this formation are grave robbers.
The Wolf Pack Grave Robber Highwayman Bounty Hunter Hellion
Highway Robbery Grave Robber Highwayman Bounty Hunter Highwayman
Smokey and Bandit Grave Robber Highwayman Grave Robber Highwayman Reference to the 1977 movie "Smokey and the Bandit".
Judge and Execution Grave Robber Jester Bounty Hunter Leper Likely a reference to a quintessential dark ages execution, where the Leper takes the role of the King, the Bounty Hunter as the Executioner, the Jester as the Crier and the Grave Robber as, presumably, the condemned.
The Mercenaries Grave Robber Jester Highwayman Bounty Hunter
Les Miserables Grave Robber Occultist Abomination Hellion Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century, and was later adapted into a highly successful stage musical.
The Four Horsemen Grave Robber Plague Doctor Abomination Hellion The Four Horsemen symbolize Death, Pestilence, Famine and War.
The Exorcists Grave Robber Plague Doctor Bounty Hunter Leper
The Cleanup Crew Grave Robber Plague Doctor Vestal Leper All party members have AOE skills
Sacrosant Vigilance Grave Robber Vestal Houndmaster Flagellant
Charlie's Angels Grave Robber Vestal Man-at-Arms Hellion Charlie's Angels was television show in the 70's about a team of three private investigators employed by the titular Charlie. This team was also suggested by RedHook when they announced the public vote for party combo names.
Hell's Belles Hellion Hellion Hellion Hellion Belle is the french word for beautiful (when speaking about a woman), as well as slang for an attractive woman. Being hellions, and in constrast to the ugly creatures they battle, they are hell's belles. There is a pun intended (hell's bells), as well as a likely reference to the AC/DC song "Hell's Bells"
Cutthroats Highwayman Grave Robber Bounty Hunter Hellion All heroes have high damage single target attacks.
The Quick and The Dead Highwayman Grave Robber Hellion Leper Three of these heroes are relatively quick, while the Leper in in a decaying state and living in an era when leprosy was essentially a death sentence. Also possibly a reference to a phrase found in the King James Bible.
The Lawless Highwayman Grave Robber Jester Bounty Hunter All heroes operate in questionable legality.
Chain Gang Highwayman Highwayman Highwayman Bounty Hunter A chain gang is a group of prisoners chained together to perform menial or physically challenging work as a form of punishment. Could also be a reference to a song of the same name.
Night of the Hunt Houndmaster Bounty Hunter Highwayman Flagellant
Wild Bunch Houndmaster Highwayman Abomination Hellion
Bloodbath Houndmaster Highwayman Flagellant Hellion All party members are capable of inflicting Bleed.
Persephone and Cerberus Houndmaster Houndmaster Houndmaster Hellion Persephone is queen of the underworld, and Cerberus is the three headed hound, defender of the underworld in Greek mythology.
Board and Kennel Houndmaster Houndmaster Abomination Abomination A "boarding kennel" is a place that temporarily houses pet dogs or cats for a fee. The Houndmasters are the ones running this boarding kennel, while the hounds and Abominations are the dogs.
Boba Fetch Houndmaster Houndmaster Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter Boba Fett is a bounty hunter from the Star Wars franchise. "Fetch" is a word the means to go for and then bring back someone or something and is commonly used when playing with dogs.
Diamond Dogs Houndmaster Houndmaster Houndmaster Houndmaster In Metal Gear Solid V, Big Boss is an ex-soldier who founded a PMC group named Diamond Dog, which itself is a reference to David Bowie's eighth studio album "Diamond Dogs." In that game, he is also accompanied by his own war dog.
The Howlers Houndmaster Jester Abomination Hellion
Cry Havoc Houndmaster Jester Abomination Man-at-Arms A reference to "Cry havoc! And let slip the dogs of war" from Act III, Scene I, Line 288 of William Shakespeare's Julius Ceasar
Raining Blood Houndmaster Jester Bounty Hunter Hellion The closing track of Slayer's third album "Reign in Blood."
Poetic Justice Houndmaster Jester Crusader Leper Poetic justice is a literary device in which ultimately virtue is rewarded and viciousness is punished. The Houndmaster (ex-lawman) and Crusader are justice while the Jester and Leper are the poetic.
Garston's Garrison Houndmaster Vestal Crusader Man-at-Arms
The Stance Dance Jester Bounty Hunter Grave Robber Highwayman All members of the party move around in the party using various skills. Jester with Dirk Stab, Solo, and Finale, Grave Robber with Lunge and Shadow Fade, The Highwayman with Duelist's Advance and Point Blank Shot, and the Bounty Hunter who can push, pull and shuffle the enemy party.
Bountiful Ballad Jester Bounty Hunter Hellion Crusader
Bloody Party Jester Bounty Hunter Hellion Leper
Motley Misfits Jester Grave Robber Bounty Hunter Crusader Motley Crew is a term used for a group of individuals working together who hold origins of high contrast in relation to each other (as well as the name of a band from the 1980s). These are also characters with dark humours or high faith, "misfits".
A Merry Band of Misfits Jester Grave Robber Hellion Highwayman All heroes are "misfits", while being known for humour and merriment. The jester has the camping skill "mockery", the grave robber and highwayman both have "gallows humour", and the hellion has "revel".
The Guilty Jester Grave Robber Highwayman Bounty Hunter All characters committed crimes(Highwayman is a bandit,Jester killed a king,bounty hunter murders people for money and GraveRobber,well,grave robs
Criminal Minds Jester Grave Robber Highwayman Hellion "Criminal Minds" is the name of a show about FBI profilers who analyze crimes of especially twisted individuals before they can strike again.
Stout Hearts Jester Grave Robber Vestal Crusader
Gang of Thieves Jester Highwayman Bounty Hunter Leper
Misfits Jester Highwayman Hellion Leper Misfits are an American punk rock band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre.
Court of Beasts Jester Houndmaster Abomination Hellion All of these characters you could find in a court of some kind, or their characteristics are relating to a beast of some form.
The Ugly Kid Jester Jester Abomination Jester Jesters have the camping skill "mockery", while the abomination is known for being hideous and disgusting.
Freakshow Jester Jester Abomination Abomination Carnival members are sometimes called freakshows. The Abominations and Jesters could both be seen in a carnival.
Jokes and Folks Jester Jester Highwayman Highwayman the jesters commonly told jokes hence jokes,while the highwaymen represent folks
Fools Rush In Jester Jester Jester Jester From the saying "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread."
Dance With The Devil Jester Occultist Abomination Hellion All characters have some connection to the devil. The Jester is a trickster, something the devil is related to. The Occultist's skills come from his interactions with eldritch horrors. The Abomination used to be unable to be in a party with religious heroes, while the Hellion has a camping skill called "Reject the Gods".
The Covenant Jester Occultist Bounty Hunter Crusader All characters made covenants(crusader made a covenant with god,occultist with the Eldritch gods/abominations,bounty hunter constantly makes covenants with people for money,the jester made a covenant with some king
Suicide Squad Jester Occultist Grave Robber Abomination Reference to the Super Villain team of the same name. All heroes have a relation to villains in the team.
Heathens Jester Occultist Grave Robber Hellion All characters are either atheists, heretical, or devoted to the eldritch.
Rocky Roady Warriors Jester Occultist Highwayman Hellion
Circus Freaks Jester Occultist Plague Doctor Leper All of the characters within this party are freaks, could be seen acting in a circus, or both.
Masquerade Ball Jester Plague Doctor Highwayman Leper All party members wear masks.
Tainted Devotion Jester Plague Doctor Vestal Leper
The Mercs Jester Vestal Bounty Hunter Crusader
The Motley Jester Vestal Highwayman Hellion Motley Crew is a term used for a group of individuals working together who hold origins of high contrast in relation to each other. It's also the name of a band from the 1980s, albeit with a slightly different spelling.
All for One Jester Vestal Plague Doctor Leper A reference to the Three Musketeers' motto, "All for one, and one for all."
Rot Squad Leper Leper Leper Leper Reference to Leprosy, the disease that Lepers suffer from. Causes severe nerve damage that later manifests in rotting flesh.
Men at Work Man-at-Arms Man-at-Arms Man-at-Arms Man-at-Arms Men At Work was a popular band formed in 1978.
The Walking Heads Man-at-Arms Vestal Highwayman Crusader Possible reference to the band Talking Heads, with each character representing one of the four members of the band,possible reference to the series “the walking dead”
The Travelers Occultist Antiquarian Abomination Hellion All heroes are constantly traveling(the occultist is after Eldritch secrets and artifacts,the antiquarian is after relics,hellion lost her tribe or was exiled from it,abomination is constantly on the move from the church)
Crypt Robbers Occultist Antiquarian Grave Robber Highwayman All of members prone to robbing crypts
Custodian Crew Occultist Antiquarian Highwayman Leper
Open Season * Occultist Antiquarian Houndmaster Bounty Hunter
Open Season * Occultist Arbalest Houndmaster Bounty Hunter
The Wild Hunt Occultist Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter Hellion The Wild Hunt is a European folk myth involving a ghostly or supernatural group of huntsmen passing in wild pursuit.
The Blockade Occultist Bounty Hunter Crusader Highwayman
Crit Happens Occultist Bounty Hunter Hellion Hellion All heroes have high crit chance.
The Killers Occultist Bounty Hunter Highwayman Hellion May be a reference to the band of the same name.
The Privateers Occultist Bounty Hunter Highwayman Grave Robber
Kingdom Undone Occultist Bounty Hunter Jester Crusader
Bad Karma Occultist Grave Robber Abomination Bounty Hunter All of these characters will end up or have caught up with bad karma.
Heaven's Devils Occultist Grave Robber Abomination Hellion All heroes are morally ambiguous, while serving a righteous cause.
Redemption Occultist Grave Robber Abomination Man-at-Arms All heroes have a dark past.
Pit and Pendulum Occultist Grave Robber Bounty Hunter Crusader The name comes from the story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe, whose works greatly inspired HP Lovecraft's.
Blood Money Occultist Grave Robber Bounty Hunter Hellion All of these characters will kill or tamper with the dead for a separate cause, be it war, money, or religion.
Dark Soul's Night Occultist Grave Robber Crusader Hellion Possibly to the FromSoftware game Dark Souls.
The Outcasts Occultist Grave Robber Hellion Leper All heroes are rejected by society.
Criminal Intent Occultist Grave Robber Highwayman Bounty Hunter All characters frequently commit crimes or actions frowned upon by society.
Nothing Sacred Occultist Grave Robber Highwayman Hellion Reference to the quote "Nothing is sacred", and how this party aligns with the quote.
Death Sentence Occultist Grave Robber Houndmaster Hellion
Dysfunctional Family Occultist Grave Robber Jester Leper
The Fallen Occultist Highwayman Bounty Hunter Hellion
Darkness Within Occultist Highwayman Bounty Hunter Leper
Bruiser Brigade Occultist Highwayman Crusader Leper Bruiser can mean:tough,hired gun,killer,murderer,myrmidom,bandit,goon etc that greatly represents characters from this party
Cleaving Time Occultist Highwayman Hellion Hellion
Merry Men Occultist Highwayman Jester Bounty Hunter Possibly a reference to Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men.
Brothers in Arms Occultist Highwayman Leper Crusader Possibly a reference to a song by Dire Straits.
Monster Within Occultist Houndmaster Abomination Hellion All of these characters have a characteristic that may be described as a monster.
Blood for the Blood God Occultist Houndmaster Flagellant Hellion This is a reference to the Chaos God Khorne from Warhammer 40k.
Cirque des Damnés Occultist Jester Abomination Hellion Cirque des Damnés means Circus of the Damned in French. It was also an album by We Are The Fallen. Both the album & band name align with the character's personas.
We of Little Faith Occultist Jester Abomination Man-at-Arms The phrase originally comes from the book of Matthew Jesus says to Peter "Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?"
Metal Before Madness Occultist Jester Bounty Hunter Crusader Right to left, the first two both are adorned with pieces of metal, the last two are considered mad.
The Mad Gamble Occultist Jester Bounty Hunter Hellion
Inglorious Bastards Occultist Jester Bounty Hunter Man-at-Arms Reference to the movie of the same name.
Who's Laughing Now? Occultist Jester Grave Robber Highwayman All of those heroes are passively in a positive mood.
Cast Out Occultist Jester Grave Robber Leper out casts of society
The Oddballs Occultist Jester Highwayman Hellion All heroes are bizarre and uncommon.
A Bloody Banquet Occultist Jester Highwayman Flagellant
Blood Drive Occultist Jester Houndmaster Hellion All heroes have abilities that cause enemies to bleed.
Nightshift Occultist Jester Vestal Crusader
Fire With Fire Occultist Occultist Abomination Abomination Reference to the saying "To fight fire with fire". In this case, fight eldritch horrors with people who summon, and become, eldritch horrors.
Bloody Hell Occultist Occultist Flagellant Hellion All those heroes are known for causing Bleeding and also related to the damned,hellion and occultist are heretics and the flagellant is presumably in the process of redeeming himself
Eldritch Slayers Occultist Occultist Hellion Crusader
Make it Bleed Occultist Occultist Hellion Hellion
R'yleh R'yleh Ole! Occultist Occultist Occultist Occultist R'lyeh is a fictional lost city that first appeared in the H. P. Lovecraft short story "The Call of Cthulhu".
Unspoken Horror Occultist Plague Doctor Abomination Bounty Hunter all members harbors horrible secrets that people would be horrified of the members of this group
Heathen Yell Occultist Plague Doctor Abomination Hellion all party members are heathens(occultist is a Eldritch worshipper,abomination is considered “unholy” by the church,hellion believes in pagan gods and plague doctor is a atheist and the first 2 party members yell in some skills
Grindhouse Occultist Plague Doctor Abomination Man-at-Arms
Forefront Occultist Plague Doctor Bounty Hunter Crusader
Tip of the Spear Occultist Plague Doctor Bounty Hunter Hellion all members can hit the fourth position enemy
Status Mayhem Occultist Plague Doctor Bounty Hunter Leper
The Trench Occultist Plague Doctor Bounty Hunter Man-at-Arms
Geysers of Blood Occultist Plague Doctor Crusader Leper
Of Blight And Blood Occultist Plague Doctor Grave Robber Hellion A combination of heroes that can blight and bleed enemies equally effectively.
Plague Bearers Occultist Plague Doctor Grave Robber Leper All of these heroes can either cause Bleeding,Blight or are diseased themselves.
The Pagan Warrior Occultist Plague Doctor Hellion Hellion all party members are atheists or heretics
Uncultured Filth Occultist Plague Doctor Hellion Highwayman
The Godless Occultist Plague Doctor Hellion Leper
Mixed Bag Occultist Plague Doctor Highwayman Crusader all party members are part of different groups of society
Merciless Occultist Plague Doctor Highwayman Hellion
Rack and Ruin * Occultist Plague Doctor Highwayman Leper
Devil's Playthings Occultist Plague Doctor Jester Highwayman
Traveling Circus Occultist Plague Doctor Jester Leper
The Dark Brigade Occultist Plague Doctor Leper Hellion
Accursed Ones Occultist Plague Doctor Leper Jester all members are accursed because they were born with disease or did something heinous themselves
The Cleaning Crew Occultist Plague Doctor Vestal Leper The Occultist, Plague Doctor, and Leper all have the ability to clear corpses.
Inferno Paradise Occultist Vestal Crusader Hellion Possible reference to Dante's 14th century epic poem "Divine Comedy", which consists of three parts: Inferno, Pugatorio (which could be seen as the Estate itself), and Paradiso.
Tank N' Spank Occultist Vestal Crusader Leper high damage and high protection
Hell's Angels Occultist Vestal Hellion Crusader Possible reference to the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club, one of the most infamous motor clubs.
Insurmountable Four Occultist Vestal Hellion Leper Possibly a reference to Marvel's superhero team The Fantastic Four.
Holy Quaternity Occultist Vestal Highwayman Crusader Possibly a reference to the Christian Holy Trinity.
The Unlikely Tetret Occultist Vestal Highwayman Leper
Hemogoblins Plague Doctor Abomination Flagellant Leper Play on the word "hemoglobin", the main protein in red blood cells.
Unhallowed Hand Plague Doctor Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter Jester all characters are wicked.
The Veterans Plague Doctor Bounty Hunter Crusader Hellion All heroes would have seen vast battles, making them veterans.
Scavengers Plague Doctor Bounty Hunter Grave Robber Highwayman
The Damned Company Plague Doctor Bounty Hunter Highwayman Leper Reference to Warhammer 40k “Damned company” chaos warband that share similarities with the party.
Shock and Awe Plague Doctor Bounty Hunter Occultist Hellion This hero combination is capable of stunning the entire enemy formation.
Toxic Teammates Plague Doctor Grave Robber Abomination Antiquarian All of these heroes are capable of causing blight.
The Dancing Sisters Plague Doctor Grave Robber Grave Robber Vestal The strategy with this party is to have the Grave Robbers use Lunge and Shadow Fade continuously, "dancing" around the Vestal.
The Shunned Plague Doctor Grave Robber Hellion Leper All heroes were shunned in some way in the past: Plague Doctor was expelled from university for dissecting a professor, Grave Robber lost her high-class status due to running out of money, Hellion was exiled from her tribe for cowardice, and Leper was outcast from society due to his disease.
Bloodbourne Plague Doctor Grave Robber Highwayman Abomination Reference to the FromSoftware game Bloodborne, in which some characters and enemies resemble the characters of the team.
Death Dealers Plague Doctor Grave Robber Highwayman Highwayman
Danse Macabre Plague Doctor Grave Robber Leper Jester A reference to an medieval culture dance and art reminding that everybody is balanced in the death's eyes.
The Breakers Plague Doctor Grave Robber Vestal Crusader
Valkyries Plague Doctor Grave Robber Vestal Hellion Like the fabled riders of Odin, this team is all female.
Dangerous Lonesome Plague Doctor Highwayman Leper Crusader
Tricky Glory Plague Doctor Highwayman Vestal Crusader there are individuals who are crafty/skillful and glory seeking individuals on the team
The Faces of Stress Plague Doctor Jester Bounty Hunter Hellion
Shrouded Ones Plague Doctor Jester Grave Robber Leper all characters use a mask or hat to conceal themselves
Commedia dell'arte Plague Doctor Jester Jester Jester Commedia is a form of theatre characterized by masked "types" which began in Italy in the 16th century and was responsible for the advent of actresses and improvised performances based on sketches or scenarios.
Medieval Spirits Plague Doctor Jester Leper Crusader common figures from the medieval era
Black Death Plague Doctor Leper Occultist Grave Robber A reference to a real life deceased disease that wiped out 75 million humans.
The Forsaken * Plague Doctor Occultist Abomination Hellion All of these characters are loners and outcasts.
Pragmatic Plague Doctor Occultist Bounty Hunter Crusader All of these heroes take a straightforward approach to killing their opponents.
Blight's Out Plague Doctor Occultist Bounty Hunter Leper
Outsiders Plague Doctor Occultist Grave Robber Leper
Bloody Stunners Plague Doctor Occultist Hellion Hellion All the heroes in this team can inflict Bleed and Stun (albeit the Occultist can only do one or the other, and can only bleed other heroes by accident).
Blood and Blight Plague Doctor Occultist Hellion Highwayman A strong composition for bleed and blight skills.
Trial and Conviction Plague Doctor Occultist Houndmaster Bounty Hunter
Walking Death Plague Doctor Occultist Jester Leper Possible reference to The Walking Dead series.
The Scorned Plague Doctor Occultist Leper Hellion all heroes were worthless or despicable.
Doctor and Patient Plague Doctor Occultist Vestal Leper Leper is has leprosy hence patient and the rest have healing skills hence doctor.
The Plague Robbers Plague Doctor Plague Doctor Grave Robber Grave Robber Blights out the ass and stuns full of sass.
Plague Party Plague Doctor Plague Doctor Grave Robber Leper leper is diseased with you guessed it leprosy,pd and gr causes blight and can cure diseases
The Black Plague Plague Doctor Plague Doctor Leper Leper Plague Doctors and those affected with the plague (Lepers).
Critical Condition Plague Doctor Plague Doctor Plague Doctor Leper Generally, when three doctors are attempting to treat one case of Leprosy, things are already dire.
Plague Cart Plague Doctor Plague Doctor Plague Doctor Plague Doctor Refers to the Black Plague, where corpses would be taken away on carts driven by Plague Doctors.
The Stalwart Plague Doctor Vestal Bounty Hunter Crusader
Eldritch Angels Plague Doctor Vestal Hellion Hellion
Red Hook Plague Doctor Vestal Highwayman Crusader Red Hook is the name of the developer team that created Darkest Dungeon. This is always one of the first party combinations that can be made.Also a reference to “the horror at red hook” story from the Cthulhu mythos(that the dev team might be inspired by).
The Hard Way Plague Doctor Vestal Man-at-Arms Crusader
Rival Collector Vestal Antiquarian Man-at-Arms Highwayman When first introduced, this team had the same name as "The Collection." It was changed in an update.
Circle of Light Vestal Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter Crusader
Hook Line and YAWP! Vestal Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter Hellion A play on the saying "hook, line, and sinker".Bh hooks with a line hook and hellion can use YAMP! Skill.
Dented Steel Vestal Bounty Hunter Crusader Leper
The Vanguard Vestal Bounty Hunter Hellion Crusader The vanguard is the foremost/frontmost part of an advancing military force.
Hunting Party Vestal Bounty Hunter Highwayman Crusader
The Fierce Vestal Bounty Hunter Highwayman Leper
Holier Than Thou Vestal Crusader Crusader Crusader All follow a faith of some sort, making them holier than others. 'Thou' is a word frequently used in the Bible and replaces the word 'you'. Also possibly a reference to the Metallica song of the same name.
Burden of Faith Vestal Crusader Flagellant Leper All heroes are religious and thus have faith.
Glorious Gold Vestal Grave Robber Bounty Hunter Crusader
Scalion's Hunters Vestal Grave Robber Bounty Hunter Hellion
Vengeance Dire Vestal Grave Robber Crusader Hellion
Stun Smash Parade Vestal Grave Robber Hellion Leper Two strong stuns, two strong smashes.
Gatling Gun Vestal Grave Robber Highwayman Highwayman Two Highwaymen in the front slots are able to spam Point Blank Shot, moving back and forth and doing massive ranged damage, not unlike the Gatling gun's rotating barrels.
Composition Equilibre Vestal Grave Robber Houndmaster Man-at-Arms Equilibre is French for balance; this party has a healthy amount of everything.
The Forgotten Ones Vestal Grave Robber Leper Jester
Jack of All Trades Vestal Highwayman Bounty Hunter Crusader Each of these characters are all-rounders.
The Bloodletters Vestal Highwayman Bounty Hunter Hellion
Old Faithful Vestal Highwayman Crusader Crusader Old Faithful is a geyser in US Yellowstone National Park famous for reliably erupting many times each day. Presumably whoever named this party found it to be a very reliable composition.
The Crimson Hand Vestal Highwayman Crusader Hellion
Good Bad and Ugly Vestal Highwayman Crusader Leper Reference to the movie:The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Merry Go Round Vestal Highwayman Grave Robber Bounty Hunter The Highwayman and Grave Robber both have combat skills that allow them to move forward and backward in the party. The Bounty Hunter moves the opposing party forward and backward as well, with his "Uppercut" and "Come Hither" combat skills, respectively.

(Note: The Vestal is most likely among this party because this party would be all the more impractical without a healer.)

Gun and Roses Vestal Highwayman Grave Robber Hellion Reference to the band Guns 'n Roses...or simply the fact that there is a gun slinger and three females.
The Hellhounds Vestal Highwayman Hellion Crusader
World of Tanks Vestal Hellion Crusader Leper "World of Tanks" is the name of an action MMO where players battle other players in tanks.
Headhunters Vestal Houndmaster Bounty Hunter Man-at-Arms
Law and Order Vestal Houndmaster Crusader Man-at-Arms Reference to the series of the same name.
For All that is Good Vestal Houndmaster Flagellant Crusader
A Feast of Blood Vestal Houndmaster Flagellant Leper
The Hunting Hounds of Hell Vestal Houndmaster Man-at-Arms Hellion
Attrition Disposition Vestal Jester Abomination Man-at-Arms
Single Ray of Humor Vestal Jester Bounty Hunter Crusader| The Jester is the comic relief among this team.
King's Court * Vestal Jester Crusader Leper| The party members may be personalized as: Priest, Jester, Guard and the King.
Wine, Women, Song Vestal Jester Grave Robber Highwayman| "Wine, women, and song" is a hendiatris (turn of phrase) that endorses hedonistic lifestyles or behaviors.
Unlikely Lively Vestal Jester Grave Robber Leper
Delvers in the Dark Vestal Jester Hellion Crusader
Charging Madness Vestal Jester Hellion Hellion
Ghost Busters Vestal Jester Hellion Leper| Ghostbusters is a 1984 American Supernatural comedy film.
Vox Machina Vestal Jester Highwayman Hellion| Vox Machina is the protagonist party of the Critical Role web series.
Blood and Guts Vestal Jester Houndmaster Hellion
The Lost Band Vestal Jester Leper Crusader
Sacred and Profane Vestal Occultist Bounty Hunter Crusader
Lords of Position Vestal Occultist Bounty Hunter Leper| Play on the dominance of each of these classes skills in the shown positions and strength against all other positions on enemy team.
Heaven and Hell Vestal Occultist Crusader Hellion| Half of these classes would go to Heaven, the Vestal and the Crusader. the others would go to Hell, the Occultist and the Hellion. Also a song by Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio.
Saints and Sinners Vestal Occultist Grave Robber Crusader| In Christianity, the Occultist and Grave Robber would be considered sinners, whilst the Crusader and Vestal would be considered saints.
Heroes and Heretics Vestal Occultist Hellion Crusader| Crusader and Vestal would be considered heroes; the Occultist and Hellion would be considered heretics.
Faith and Fury Vestal Occultist Hellion Hellion
The Black Shield Vestal Occultist Jester Leper
The Wardens Vestal Plague Doctor Bounty Hunter Crusader This team could be compared to jobs within a prison: Vestal as the chaplain, Plague Doctor as the doctor, and Bounty Hunter and Crusader as guards.
The Inquisition Vestal Plague Doctor Crusader Crusader| Reference to the Spanish Inquisition.
Good Cop Bad Cop Vestal Plague Doctor Crusader Highwayman| Reference to a cliche often associated with police interrogations.
Witch Hunt Vestal Plague Doctor Crusader Leper
The Femme Fatales Vestal Plague Doctor Grave Robber Hellion| An all women party
The Strays Vestal Plague Doctor Grave Robber Leper
The Copper Faithful Vestal Plague Doctor Hellion Bounty Hunter| Possibly a reference to brown being the main featured color, if "default" or first color palettes are used.
Stunrise Stunset Vestal Plague Doctor Hellion Crusader| This is a reference to the song "Sunrise, Sunset" from "Fiddler on the Roof", and the high amount of stun that the party may apply.
The Cautious Vestal Plague Doctor Hellion Jester
Witch Hunters Vestal Plague Doctor Highwayman Hellion
Soultrain Vestal Plague Doctor Highwayman Leper
King's Court * Vestal Plague Doctor Jester Crusader| These archetypes would be found in a medieval king's court. Vestal as a priest, Plague Doctor as a doctor. Jester as the jester and Crusader as the knight.
The Masquerade Vestal Plague Doctor Jester Leper
The Greater Good Vestal Plague Doctor Leper Crusader
The Holy Flame Vestal Vestal Crusader Crusader| All heroes involved use holy powers, with bonuses against Unholy.
Holy Rollers Vestal Vestal Crusader Leper
Holy Shooter Vestal Vestal Highwayman Crusader| Vestal and Crusader both use holy powers, while Highwayman shoots.
Safe Shot Vestal Vestal Highwayman Highwayman| Highwayman uses a gun, while Vestal is a healer who can keep others "safe".
Nuns With Puns Vestal Vestal Jester Vestal| Vestals are nuns and the Jester would make the puns.
Leper Colony Vestal Vestal Leper Abomination| Leper colonies were historically places where people with leprosy (sometimes other contagious diseases) were quarantined, such as Leper and Abomination. Vestal fills the role of the religious orders which often run such colonies.
White Light Fever Vestal Vestal Vestal Flagellant|
Undying Light Vestal Vestal Vestal Vestal| A play on the skills of this class to be able to constantly add +7 torch light per team member per round through use of skills, meaning the torch should never die.
Red Riding Hood Abomination Antiquarian Bounty Hunter Grave Robber Reference to the classical fairy tale. From Right to Left, they represent Red Riding Hood, The Woodcutter, Grandma, and The Wolf.
The Dregs Abomination Bounty Hunter Highwayman Occultist
The Beasts Abomination Houndmaster Hellion Leper
Spice and Wolf Antiquarian Abomination Antiquarian Abomination Possibly a reference to the Japanese light novel series.
Antiques Roadshow Antiquarian Antiquarian Antiquarian Antiquarian A reference to the British TV show of the same name and of course the preponderance of Antiquarians.
Bloody Retribution Antiquarian Antiquarian Hellion Hellion
Critters and Glitters Antiquarian Antiquarian Houndmaster Abomination Two beastly heroes and two money-making heroes.
Old Dog, New Trick Antiquarian Antiquarian Houndmaster Houndmaster
Pilfering Pillagers Antiquarian Arbalest Grave Robber Bounty Hunter A money-making party with a rogueish, mercenarial theme.
The Logisticians Antiquarian Arbalest Houndmaster Man-at-Arms Logisticians manage supply chains in a business or military outfit.
The Murine Clique Antiquarian Bounty Hunter Houndmaster Jester 'Murine' means having to do with rodents, specifically rats or mice - and thus may reference this party's scrounging (money-making) and scuttling (party shuffling) nature.
The Relentless Tide Antiquarian Grave Robber Abomination Man-at-Arms A party that focuses on shuffling forward, often with disastrous and damaging results to enemies.
Penny Pinchers Antiquarian Grave Robber Highwayman Man-at-Arms
Dreadlings Antiquarian Grave Robber Houndmaster Man-at-Arms
The Wicked Antiquarian Highwayman Grave Robber Jester
Misfortune Antiquarian Highwayman Grave Robber Leper
The Reflex Antiquarian Houndmaster Highwayman Man-at-Arms A party capable of a high amount of dodge and riposte, relying on reflexes rather than strength.
Civil Forfeiture Antiquarian Houndmaster Houndmaster Leper Civil forfeiture is a legal process in which law enforcement officers take assets from persons suspected of crimes without necessarily charging them (specific processes vary around the world). In this case Leper and Houndmaster are the officers, while Antiquarian is there to appraise the assets.
The Profiteers Antiquarian Jester Highwayman Bounty Hunter
Curiosity Circus Antiquarian Jester Occultist Abomination All characters would not look out of place in a travelling circus with a dark, mysterious theme.
Dead Man's Party Antiquarian Occultist Grave Robber Bounty Hunter
Tomb Raiders * Antiquarian Occultist Grave Robber Man-at-Arms
Eldritch Combatants Antiquarian Occultist Hellion Abomination
The Lost and the Damned * Antiquarian Occultist Houndmaster Abomination
The Abyssal Vanguard Arbalest Abomination Houndmaster Man-at-Arms
Protective Howl Arbalest Antiquarian Houndmaster Man-at-Arms Two characters with defensive moves themed after shouting and howling protecting their charges.
Motley Crew Arbalest Antiquarian Abomination Man-at-Arms Motley Crew is a term used for a group of individuals working together who hold origins of high contrast in relation to each other, as well as a band from the 1980s.
Missile Command Arbalest Arbalest Crusader Man-at-Arms A reference to a classic Arcade/Atari game of the same name - the Crusader and Man-at-Arms are the commanders and shields for the missile launcher Arbalests.
Head Hunters Arbalest Bounty Hunter Houndmaster Man-at-Arms
Artema's Dance Arbalest Crusader Highwayman Grave Robber "Artema" is possibly Artemis, a Greek Goddess known as a hunter with a bow, thus referencing the series of three party-shifting fighters, and a character shooting a bow.
Beauties and the Beast Arbalest Grave Robber Hellion Abomination 3 women and the beast - Abomination.
Rebel Yell Arbalest Grave Robber Highwayman Hellion Possible reference to 1983 Billy Idol song Rebel Yell.
Deadly Mercenaries Arbalest Grave Robber Jester Highwayman Damage dealers that have higher-than-average crit chance.
Theory of Relativity Arbalest Grave Robber Jester Man-at-Arms
Dark Deeds Arbalest Houndmaster Abomination Bounty Hunter
On Your Mark Arbalest Houndmaster Highwayman Bounty Hunter This team has marking synergy.
Soldier On Arbalest Houndmaster Man-at-Arms Crusader All of the heroes in this squad are from military.
Let there be blood Arbalest Jester Houndmaster Hellion
Armored Core Arbalest Man-at-Arms Crusader Leper All of these travelers have an above average health pool. Also possibly a reference to the FromSoftware video game series, Armored Core.
Hit Squad Arbalest Occultist Houndmaster Highwayman A hit squad is a team of hired assassins.
Jericho Arbalest Occultist Leper Man-at-Arms Named after the city that, in the Bible, was supposedly besieged until the sounding of trumpets brought its walls down.
Quarantine Specialist Arbalest Plague Doctor Houndmaster Man-at-Arms
K-9 Unit Arbalest Vestal Houndmaster Crusader K-9 is a common designation for police dogs, and K-9 units are police units that include them.
Battlefield Squad Arbalest Vestal Man-at-Arms Houndmaster Refers to the popular game franchise 'Battlefield'. The game has 4 classes; Sniper (Arbalest), Support (Vestal), Enforcer (Man at Arms) and Assault (Houndmaster).
Wall of Steel Arbalest Vestal Man-at-Arms Man-at-Arms All members wear metal armor and have above average health.
Movers and Shakers Grave Robber Crusader Highwayman Jester All of these party members, in these positions, have ways of moving around their positions.
The Dance of Death Grave Robber Jester Highwayman Abomination All of these characters are very good in surrounding positions, have the biggest amounts of movement, and can rotate using offensive abilities that allow them to move forward, "dancing."
Backlash Grave Robber Vestal Highwayman Man-at-Arms
Highway to Hellion Highwayman Highwayman Hellion Hellion Reference to the song "Highway to Hell", and the character titles Highwayman and Hellion.
Master of the Hounds Houndmaster Abomination Abomination Abomination A man and his four hounds.
Manhunt Houndmaster Arbalest Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter The selected characters are hunters and can mark the enemy.
Meat Grinder Houndmaster Bounty Hunter Abomination Hellion Characters that exemplify high damage and a certain level of brutality.
The Messy Four Houndmaster Grave Robber Crusader Jester
The Untouchables Houndmaster Grave Robber Houndmaster Man-at-Arms All heroes in this team can greatly buff their dodge, making themselves untouchable. Also a possible reference to the 1987 film.
Bloody Murder Houndmaster Jester Highwayman Hellion All party members can inflict Bleed and are quite deadly.
Squad on Patrol Houndmaster Man-at-Arms Houndmaster Man-at-Arms Both characters worked for law enforcement or military organizations.
Mark and Bark Houndmaster Occultist Man-at-Arms Bounty Hunter This entire party utilizes the mark mechanic.

Also, there's a dog.

The Travelling Fools Jester Antiquarian Highwayman Abomination
We Die Like Heroes Jester Bounty Hunter Highwayman Man-at-Arms No heals, only heroes.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Jester Grave Robber Abomination Crusader Reference to the novel by Victor Hugo.
The Bloody Mummers Jester Grave Robber Highwayman Leper The Bloody Mummers are a sellsword company in the Song Of Ice And Fire books known for their brutish and outlandish appearance.
The Jilted Jester Occultist Abomination Leper To 'jilt' is to suddenly abandon.
Bodyguards Man-at-Arms Antiquarian Grave Robber Man-at-Arms The Men-At-Arms serve as bodyguards to the wealthy Antiquarian and the wealth-rooted Grave Robber
Left For Dead Man-at-Arms Arbalest Leper Bounty Hunter Possible reference to a video game series Left 4 Dead.
Rats In The Walls Man-at-Arms Grave Robber Highwayman Man-at-Arms Reference to H.P Lovecraft's story "Rats In The Walls."
Command and Conquer Man-at-Arms Occultist Houndmaster Highwayman A reference to a video game series Command & Conquer.
Belle and the Beasts Man-at-Arms Vestal Leper Crusader A woman, surrounded by 3 strong men.
Lost and Damned * Occultist Antiquarian Abomination Leper
Black Gold Occultist Antiquarian Bounty Hunter Abomination
Lullaby Occultist Antiquarian Hellion Jester Themed after putting the enemies to bed - Jester plays a song, Hellion sings, Antiquarian applies sleeping vapors and Occultist dims the lights.
Bite the Bullet Occultist Arbalest Bounty Hunter Highwayman
Black Monday Murder Occultist Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter Grave Robber
Gallows Walk Occultist Grave Robber Crusader Bounty Hunter
Bard and Guard Occultist Highwayman Man-at-Arms Jester Two heroes capable of guarding, paired with a bard (Jester). The Jester and Occultist are also strong stress and physical healers to patch up the guards.
The Last Resort Occultist Houndmaster Bounty Hunter Abomination Possible reference to the band Papa Roach, with each character representing one of the four members of the band. One of their most famous songs is "Last Resort".
Highway to Hell Occultist Houndmaster Highwayman Abomination A reference to the classic AC/DC song of the same name.
The Hounds of Hell Occultist Houndmaster Houndmaster Hellion Reference to mythological hellhounds. Houndmaster has a hound, Hellion has hell in the name and Occultist uses dark/hellish powers.
Cruel Fates Occultist Houndmaster Jester Abomination Reference to the Backstories of the characters.
The Wolf Parade Occultist Jester Abomination Abomination
Freak Show Occultist Jester Abomination Grave Robber
Singer For The Stained Occultist Jester Abomination Leper Jester is a musician, the other three have done dark deeds or have some kind of malady.
Cirque du Slay Occultist Jester Houndmaster Abomination A pun on Cirque de Soleil, an entertainment company.
Darkest Humour Occultist Jester Jester Abomination
League of the Damned Occultist Plague Doctor Grave Robber Abomination
Killing Joke Occultist Vestal Jester Hellion Possibly a reference to the Batman comic one-shot, The Killing Joke. Could also be a reference to the English Rock Band of the same name.
Chain the Beast Plague Doctor Bounty Hunter Abomination Man-at-Arms Abomination is a beast and wears chains, while the other three have a skill that can Stun.
The Blighters Plague Doctor Grave Robber Antiquarian Abomination Every character has a blight attack.
Damned and Forgotten Plague Doctor Grave Robber Highwayman Crusader
Meddling Kids Plague Doctor Grave Robber Houndmaster Crusader This name is a reference to Scooby Doo. At the end of each episode, when the villain is revealed, they often call the main characters "meddling kids." From right to left, the heroes represent Fred, Shaggy and Scooby, Daphne, and Velma.
Riot Control Plague Doctor Highwayman Vestal Man-at-Arms
Containment Plague Doctor Jester Abomination Man-at-Arms
Masked Avengers Plague Doctor Jester Bounty Hunter Leper All characters are masked.
Eldritch Plague Plague Doctor Occultist Abomination Abomination These characters all have eldritch connections, blight attacks, or both.
Rack and Ruin * Plague Doctor Occultist Abomination Hellion
Observational Study Plague Doctor Occultist Antiquarian Abomination Three scholars and the object of observation - The Abomination.
Slow Advance Plague Doctor Occultist Crusader Hellion All characters have below average base speed.
Cloak and Dagger Plague Doctor Occultist Highwayman Antiquarian All of the characters are lightly armored and utilize daggers.
Protect The Weak Vestal Antiquarian Houndmaster Man-at-Arms Two low-health characters, the Vestal and Antiquarian, partnered with two characters that can guard, the Houndmaster and Man-at-Arms.
The Caged Beast Vestal Arbalest Abomination Man-at-Arms
The Relentless Crusade Vestal Arbalest Crusader Leper
Greed is Need Vestal Grave Robber Antiquarian Bounty Hunter Every character in this party has greed of some form, for something.
Gold in the Grave Vestal Grave Robber Highwayman Antiquarian
Raiders of the Oft Dark Vestal Highwayman Antiquarian Jester This party is well suited to looting in darkness. The name is a pun on the Indiana Jones film "Raiders of the Lost Ark".
Contingency Plan Vestal Houndmaster Crusader Hellion All of these characters have ways to heal themselves, making them all able to independently recover from death's door. This roster has a contingency plan because all of them are capable of living to see their futures.
Fool's Congregation Vestal