Plague Doctor

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Plague Doctor
Plague Doctor.png
Base Stats
Resolve 1 2 3 4 5
MAX HP 22 26 30 34 38
DODGE 5 10 15 20 25
PROT 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
SPD 7 7 8 8 9
ACC MOD +0 +0 +0 +0 +0
CRIT 2.5% 3% 3.5% 4% 4.5%
DMG 4-7 5-8 6-10 6-11 7-13
Resistances
Poptext stun.png Stun 20% Poptext move.png Move 20%
Poptext poison.png Blight 60% Poptext bleed.png Bleed 20%
Poptext disease.png Disease 50% Poptext debuff.png Debuff 50%
Deathsdoor.png Death Blow 67% Tray trap disarm.png Trap 20%
Other information
Movement 1 forwards, 1 backwards.
Religious No
Provisions Antivenom


What better laboratory than the blood-soaked battlefield?

The Plague Doctor is one of the playable Characters in Darkest Dungeon. She used to be the only class who could cure bleed and blight on other heroes.

Combat Skills[edit | edit source]

A doctor, researcher and alchemist who prefers to hang back, eating away at her foes with stacking damage-over-time abilities like toxic clouds & plague-filled grenades. She is equally effective in a support role, blinding and confusing foes while enhancing a party's survival with damage-increasing tonics, and remedies for bleed and blight effects.
~ The Guild
Noxious Blast
Noxious Blast.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.png
Red dot.pngRed dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
-80% 95 2% Blight (100% base)
4 pts/rd for 3 rds
Further levels
Level 2 -80% 100 2% Blight (110% base)
4 pts/rd for 3 rds
Level 3 -80% 105 3% Blight (119% base)
5 pts/rd for 3 rds
Level 4 -80% 110 4% Blight (129% base)
5 pts/rd for 3 rds
Level 5 -80% 115 4% Blight (139% base)
6 pts/rd for 3 rds
Plague Grenade
Plague Grenade.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
-90% 95 0% Blight (100% base)
4 pts/rd for 3 rds
Further levels
Level 2 -90% 100 0% Blight (110% base)
4 pts/rd for 3 rds
Level 3 -90% 105 1% Blight (119% base)
5 pts/rd for 3 rds
Level 4 -90% 110 2% Blight (129% base)
5 pts/rd for 3 rds
Level 5 -90% 115 2% Blight (139% base)
6 pts/rd for 3 rds
Blinding Gas
Blinding Gas.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
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Grey dot.pngGrey dot.pngRed dotr.pngRed dotl.png
-100% 95 Stun (100% base)
Further levels
Level 2 -100% 100 Stun (110% base)
Level 3 -100% 105 Stun (119% base)
Level 4 -100% 110 Stun (129% base)
Level 5 -100% 115 Stun (139% base)
Incision
Incision.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
+0% 85 5% Bleed (100% base)
1 pt/rd for 3 rds
Further levels
Level 2 +0% 90 6% Bleed (110% base)
1 pt/rd for 3 rds
Level 3 +0% 95 6% Bleed (119% base)
2 pt/rd for 3 rds
Level 4 +0% 100 6% Bleed (129% base)
2 pt/rd for 3 rds
Level 5 +0% 105 7% Bleed (139% base)
3 pt/rd for 3 rds
Battlefield Medicine
Battlefield Medicine.png Rank Target Heal Crit mod Effect Self
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
1-1 Cure Blight/Bleed Cure Blight/Bleed
Further levels
Level 2 1-2 Cure Blight/Bleed Cure Blight/Bleed
Level 3 2-2 Cure Blight/Bleed Cure Blight/Bleed
Level 4 2-3 Cure Blight/Bleed Cure Blight/Bleed
Level 5 3-3 Cure Blight/Bleed Cure Blight/Bleed
Emboldening Vapours
Emboldening Vapours.png Rank Target Effect Self
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+25% DMG,
+3 SPD
Further levels
Level 2 +27% DMG,
+4 SPD
Level 3 +29% DMG,
+5 SPD
Level 4 +31% DMG,
+6 SPD
Level 5 +33% DMG,
+7 SPD
Disorienting Blast
Disorienting Blast.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
-100% 95 0% Shuffle Single
Clear corpses
Stun (100% base)
Further levels
Level 2 -100% 100 0% Shuffle Single
Clear corpses
Stun (110% base)
Level 3 -100% 105 1% Shuffle Single
Clear corpses
Stun (119% base)
Level 4 -100% 110 2% Shuffle Single
Clear corpses
Stun (129% base)
Level 5 -100% 115 2% Shuffle Single
Clear corpses
Stun (139% base)


Camping Skills[edit | edit source]

The Plague Doctor makes use of experimental remedies and risky healing practices to cure her companions' ailments, and restore their vigor. Eager to prove the effectiveness of her latest untested concotion, she will inject herself - blindly faithful in its beneficial results.

~ 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.

The Plague Doctor practices and experiments during camp, and her tonics yield health benefits for the party and herself. She can cure disease, buff and heal.

Encourage
Encourage.png
Time Cost Target Description
2 One
Companion
Reduce stress by 15
Bark "Here...quaff this tonic. It restores the humors."
"Apply this unguent. It strengthens the will."
"Smoke this leaf. It will restore your confidence."
Wound Care
Wound Care.png
Time Cost Target Description
2 One
Companion
Heal 15%
Removes target bleeding
Removes target blight
Bark "Let me drain the fluids. They could be useful."
"Change that dressing twice daily and you may yet live."
"An impressive wound! Let me make a quick sketch."
Pep Talk
Pep Talk.png
Time Cost Target Description
2 One
Companion
-15% Stress (4 combats)
Bark "We can cure this place's ills. We are its medicine."
"Like a vaccine, we shall inoculate this land against evil!"
"Fear wears off in time, much like a mild poison."

Experimental Vapours
Experimental Vapours.png
Time Cost Target Description
4 One Companion +50% heal on target
+33% healing received on target
Bark "Inhale this. It *should* make you feel much better."
The Cure
The Cure.png
Time Cost Target Description
1 Self Remove disease
+20% disease resistance
Bark "This injection shall fortify against any internal assault on my flesh."
Leeches
Leeches.png
Time Cost Target Description
2 One Companion Heal 15%
Remove target blight
Remove target disease
Bark "The leeches shall purify your blood."
Self-Medicate
Self-Medicate.png
Time Cost Target Description
3 Self -10 stress on self
+20% heal on self
Remove blight on self
Remove bleed on self
+10 ACC on self
Bark "This needle is for me. Finally."


Tactical Analysis[edit | edit source]

The Plague Doctor is an effective support character who specialises in Blight Damage. She also has the unique ability to reliably cure both Bleed and Blight on allies, while providing a small heal.

Many players like to take full advantage of her ability to hit multiple backline targets with both stuns and blight, rather than individual enemies in the front rank - as the damage output per target is almost the same. However, you should tailor your use of skills to the enemies you're likely to face in the given area.

She is most useful in the Ruins and Cove, where almost all enemies are vulnerable to Blight skills, and strong against Bleed.

She is much weaker in the Weald and Warrens, where the opposite is true. However, she can still stun and remove bleed/blight and at camp she can purge diseases. She can still inflict damage if you want by giving her the Bloody Herb to boost the DMG/ACC of her incision skill.

She has good synergy with the Occultist, with their combination allowing significant (and less risky) heals, as well as the ability to swiftly defeat enemy backlines.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

The Plague Doctor wears only light cloth - intent on remaining as far from melee combat as possible. From a distance she lobs toxic sachets that can blind, disorient, and eat away at her foes.

~ Blacksmith

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

Grenades
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Eqp weapon 0doc (1).png Crude Sachets Eqp weapon 0doc (2).png Crafted Sachets Eqp weapon 0doc (3).png Diseased Sachets Eqp weapon 0doc (4).png Toxic Grenades Eqp weapon 0doc (5).png The Bubonic Herald
DMG base: 4-7 DMG base: 5-8 DMG base: 6-10 DMG base: 6-11 DMG base: 7-13
CRT base: 2.5% CRT base: 3.0% CRT base: 3.5% CRT base: 4.0% CRT base: 4.5%
SPD base: 7 SPD base: 7 SPD base: 8 SPD base: 8 SPD base: 9
Doctor's Robes
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Eqp armour 0doc.png Attendant's Robes Eqp armour 1doc.png Intern's Robes Eqp armour 2doc.png Doctor's Robes Eqp armour 3doc.png Surgeon's Robes Eqp armour 4doc.png The Malignant Mantle
DODGE base: 5 DODGE base: 10 DODGE base: 15 DODGE base: 20 DODGE base: 25
HP base: 22 HP base: 26 HP base: 30 HP base: 34 HP base: 38


Each Hero has trinkets unique to them that only they can equip. The Plague Doctor has eight; 3 common, 2 Crimson Court and 1 uncommon, rare and very rare. In the base game, her trinkets are herbs, vials and a censer. The Crimson Court DLC adds a subject notes and dissection tools.

Trinket Image Trinket Name Rarity Class Restriction Origin Dungeon Effect Additional Notes
Inv trinket-diseased herb.png
Diseased Herb Common Plague Doctor
  • +40% Disease Resist


Inv trinket-rotgut censer.png
Rotgut Censer Common Plague Doctor
  • +8 ACC
  • -5% MAX HP


Inv trinket-witchs vial.png
Witch's Vial Common Plague Doctor
  • +20% Stun Skill Chance


Inv trinket-bloody herb.png
Bloody Herb Uncommon Plague Doctor
  • +10 ACC Melee skills
  • +30% Bleed Skill Chance
  • +20% DMG Melee Skills


Inv trinket-poisoned herb.png
Poisoned Herb Rare Plague Doctor
  • +40% Blight Skill Chance
  • -15% MAX HP


Inv trinket-blasphemous vial.png
Blasphemous Vial Very Rare Plague Doctor
  • +15 ACC Ranged Skills
  • +40% Stun Skill Chance
  • +20% Blight Skill Chance
  • +25% Stress



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 pd codex of plagues.png Subject #40 Notes Plague Doctor
  • +15% MAX HP
  • +35% Disease Resist
  • +15% Blight Skill Chance
  • +15% Stun Skill Chance
"Those fools at the University..."
Inv trinket-cc set pd dissection kit.png Dissection Kit
  • +35% Bleed Skill Chance
  • +25% DMG

District Bonus[edit | edit source]

The Crimson Court DLC adds Districts to the Hamlet, some of which confer passive buffs 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
Athenaeum
District Library.png
Antiquarian, Occultist and Plague Doctor receive:
  • +15% Blight Skill Chance
  • +15% Debuff Skill Chance
  • Interacting with Knowledge Curios heals 15 Stress.

(Stack of Books, Bookshelf, Pile of Scrolls and Eerie Coral)

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2500 (1000)
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110
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1

Customization[edit | edit source]

As for every hero, the Plague Doctor has four different colour palettes to choose from: black, white, green and red.

Barks[edit | edit source]

One more cadaver for the cart.
~ Plague Doctor on landing a Critical Hit.
Excise the tumor!
~ Plague Doctor on landing a Critical Hit.
This needle is for me. Finally.
~ Plague Doctor on using the self only Self-Medicate.
Fear wears off in time, much like a mild poison.
~ Plague Doctor on using the camping skill Pep Talk.
Here...quaff this tonic. It restores the humors.
~ Plague Doctor on using the camping skill Encourage.
Smoke this leaf. It will restore your confidence.
~ Plague Doctor on using the camping skill Encourage.
Inhale this. It *should* make you feel much better
~ Plague Doctor on using the camping skill Experimental Vapors.
The leeches shall purify your blood.
~ Plague Doctor on using the camping skill Leeches.
I will heal this afflicted land.
~ Plague Doctor on becoming Powerful after a successful resolve check.
Mmm... Deformed at birth or merely hideous?
~ Plague Doctor on accruing the party stress while being Abusive.
Butcher! No precision at all!
~ Plague Doctor on stressing a teammate after performing an action while Abusive.
You make a better patient than a surgeon.
~ Plague Doctor on stressing a teammate after performing an action while Abusive.
Your wounds aid my studies immensely
~ Plague Doctor on stressing the whole party before a round while Abusive.
Pah! Your rank odors suggest a fungating wound!
~ Plague Doctor on stressing the whole party before a round while Abusive.
Mewling lambs - all of you!
~ Plague Doctor on venting her stress at the town while being Abusive.
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Not me! I am a learned scholar!
~ The Plague Doctor on being executed by the Heart of Darkness.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • One of the Plague Doctor's pregenerated names is "Paracelsus," who is credited as the founder of toxicology.
  • The predetermined name of the Plague Doctor is Badu.
  • While most characters have seven trinkets, The Crusader, Highwayman, Plague Doctor and Vestal all have the most at eight.


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