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Plague Doctor (Butcher's Circus)

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Disambig.png This article is about the Butcher's Circus version of the Plague Doctor. For the regular character, see Plague Doctor.
Disambig.png This article is about a hero in the Butcher's Circus. For the DLC, see The Butcher's Circus.
Plague Doctor
Plaguedoctorportrait butcher.png
Base Stats & Resistences
MAX HP 31 Poptext stun.png Stun 20%
DODGE 5 Poptext move.png Move 5%
PROT 0% Poptext poison.png Blight 70%
ACC MOD +0 Poptext bleed.png Bleed 10%
CRIT 6.0% Poptext debuff.png Debuff 35%
DMG 6-11 Deathsdoor.png Death Blow 75%
Other information
Movement 1 forwards, 1 backwards.
Crit Buff Bonus +20% Blight Skill Chance
Religious No


Combat Skills[edit | edit source]

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

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 9% Blight (100% base)
6 pts/rd for 3 rds
Stress Stress +20
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
Sound
None
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 4% Blight (100% base)
5 pts/rd for 3 rds
Stress Stress +8
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
Sound
None
Blinding Gas
Blinding Gas.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
-100% 95
Stress Stress +25

-20 ACC (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
Sound
None
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 9% Bleed (100% base)
4 pts/rd for 3 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
Sound
None
Battlefield Medicine
Battlefield Medicine.png Rank Target Heal Effect Self
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
3-3 Cure Blight/Bleed Cure Blight/Bleed
Further levels
Level 2 0 None None
Level 3 0 None None
Level 4 0 None None
Level 5 0 None None
Sound
None
Emboldening Vapours
Emboldening Vapours.png Rank Target Effect Self
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
+25% DMG (1 Battle)
+10 ACC (1 Battle)
Further levels
Level 2 None None
Level 3 None None
Level 4 None None
Level 5 None None
Sound
None
Limit: 2 Uses per Battle
Disorienting Blast
Disorienting Blast.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.png
Grey dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.png
-100% 95
Stress Stress +30

Shuffle Single (100% base)
Daze (100% base) (1 rds)
Clear enemy Corpses
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
Sound
None

Tactical Analysis[edit | edit source]

Using a Plague Doctor[edit | edit source]

The Plague Doctor retains her role as the best Blight specialist in the game, but due to how DoTs can't deliver Deathblows in this game, her value instead lies in her ability to inflict Stress. Blinding Gas is especially potent, inflicting at least 25 Stress to the enemy backrow and reducing their ACC to make landing hits much more of a pain. Her Noxious Blast is similarly Stressful and tags frontal enemies with a strong 6-point Blight. Disorienting Blast is by far her most Stressful attack at a base of 30 Stress, on top of inducing Shuffle, Daze and corpse clearing to wreak havoc on enemy lines. Battlefield Medicine can provide a moment of reprieve to ailed allies at Death's Door. Incision sometimes gets included as an emergency skill should the Plague Doctor find herself pulled to the front of the formation.

Because the Plague Doctor operates almost exclusively in the back but has no way to compensate getting pulled forward, ensure the rest of your team has movement skills of their own to help reposition the Plague Doctor. Trinkets to use with the Plague Doctor include the Carnival Masque or Rotting Trophy to raise her Stress output, to be replaced with the Acrid Vial once unlocked.

Fighting a Plague Doctor[edit | edit source]

First and foremost: Pull her forward if you can. She's got very low Move resist which exposes her to skills like Come Hither or Daemon's Pull. Once the Plague Doctor is in position 2 she loses access to Blinding Gas and can't apply AoE stress to your party, giving you a reprieve against her while you work on everyone else. Ideally, bring her all the way up to position 1 so that she can only fight using Incision.

Her raw damage output is poor, and she works mainly through the spread of Blight. The Blight ticks for so much that that you cannot reasonably counter them with Restoration skills and have to cure them yourself. If you lack the ability to cure it, the best you can do is wait for your heroes to hit Death's Door before healing them.

DLC Exclusive Trinkets[edit | edit source]

Trinket Image Trinket Name Rarity Class
Restriction
Prestige Level Unlocked Effect Additional Notes
Inv trinket volatile concoction.png
Volatile Concoction Ringmaster Plague Doctor Prestige Level 4
  • +20% Blight Skill Chance
  • +15 ACC


Inv trinket hazard mask.png
Hazard Mask Ringmaster Plague Doctor Prestige Level 40
  • +8 ACC
  • +15% MAX HP
  • +15% Healing Received
  • +20% Blight Resist


Inv trinket acrid vial.png
Acrid Vial Ringmaster Plague Doctor Prestige Level 51
  • +20% Stress Dealt
  • +20% Debuff Skill Chance
  • +30% Move Skill Chance


Inv trinket amputation saw.png
Amputation Saw Ringmaster Plague Doctor Prestige Level 60
  • +30% DMG Melee Skills
  • +30% Bleed Skill Chance
  • +10 ACC vs Bleeding



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