Stage Coach

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Women and men; soldiers and outlaws; fools and corpses. All will find their way to us now that the road is clear.
~ The Narrator
Stage Coach
The Stage Coach is the location in the Town where you can recruit new Heroes. New heroes are the only thing in The Hamlet that is free.

By upgrading the Stagecoach you can increase the available heroes for hire each week, increase your roster size to hire more heroes, or increase the level that fresh recruits start at.

NPC Image Building Upgrade Progression
Stage Coach.png Stage Coach progression.png


Tips[edit | edit source]

The Stagecoach is your hero lifeblood. You'll need to recruit additional heroes to fill out a party of four. Drag and drop them into your roster. While you're here, spend some of your starting resources on UPGRADING the Stage Coach network. This will increase the number of heroes available here in the future. To upgrade, click the + symbol on the left and then click the upgrade.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

The Stage Coach has three parts to upgrade: the Stage Coach Network, the Hero Barracks and Experienced Recruits.

Stage Coach Network[edit | edit source]

Upgrading the Stage Coach increases the available heroes for hire each week. The change will take effect after you return from your next quest. Note that regardless of the upgrade level, there will always be enough recruits to go on an expedition; for example if you only have a single adventurer in your roster, you'll have 3 recruits available even if this upgrade hasn't been purchased.

Hero Barracks[edit | edit source]

Upgrading the Barracks increases the number of the heroes you may keep at a time. In Darkest and Stygian Mode the highest number you can hire is 28. In Radiant Mode the highest number is 30.

The Shieldbreaker DLC adds 1 more to the roster, now allowing for a maximum of 29, or 31 in Radiant Mode.

Experienced Recruits[edit | edit source]

Upgrading this provides a chance of higher level recruits appearing in the stage coach. Recruits at higher levels will have their weapons, armor and skills upgraded to the max. While Heroes at Level 0 have can have between 1-2 Negative and Positive Quirk each, for each Resolve Level the hero's minimum and maximum number of Quirks is Increased by 1. For example, a hero at resolve level 2 can have 3-4 Positive Quirks and 3-4 Negative Quirks, and will not have more or less than that.

New heroes will also have additional skills unlocked. Starting at resolve level 1, new recruits will have all their combat skills unlocked and an extra camping skill unlocked.

Costs[edit | edit source]

In Radiant mode the Hero Barracks gets two additional heroes to the roster. The differences in Radiant mode will be shown in parenthesis.

Stage Coach Upgrades
Stage Coach
Network
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Increases number of
available heroes to 3.
Increases number of
available heroes to 4.
Increases number of
available heroes to 5.
Increases number of
available heroes to 6.
Increases number of
available heroes to 7.
Stage coach.numrecruits.icon.png 3 Icon Deed.png 4 Icon Crest.png 8 Icon Deed.png 10 Icon Crest.png 16 Icon Deed.png 15 Icon Crest.png 20 Icon Deed.png 20 Icon Crest.png 25 Icon Deed.png 26 Icon Crest.png
Hero Barracks Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Increases roster
size to 12* heroes.
Increases roster
size to 16* heroes.
Increases roster
size to 20* (21) heroes.
Increases roster
size to 24* (25) heroes.
Increases roster
size to 28* (29) heroes.
Stage coach.rostersize.icon.png 3 Icon Deed.png 4 Icon Crest.png 8 Icon Deed.png 10 Icon Crest.png 16 Icon Deed.png 15 Icon Crest.png 20 Icon Deed.png 20 Icon Crest.png 25 Icon Deed.png 26 Icon Crest.png
Experienced
Recruits
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4*
Gives 18.75% chance of
level 1 recruits.
Gives 12.5% chance of
level 2 recruits.
Gives 6.25% chance of
level 3 recruits.
Gives 3.12% chance of
level 4 recruits.
Stage coach.upgraded recruits.icon.png 9 Icon Bust.png 12 Icon Crest.png 12 Icon Bust.png 16 Icon Crest.png 15 Icon Bust.png 20 Icon Crest.png 18 Icon Bust.png 24 Icon Crest.png
Requires:
Instructor Master 2
Weaponsmithing 2
Armorsmithing 2
Requires:
Instructor Master 3
Weaponsmithing 3
Armorsmithing 3
Requires:
Instructor Master 4
Weaponsmithing 4
Armorsmithing 4
Requires:
Instructor Master 5
Weaponsmithing 5
Armorsmithing 5
  • Experienced Heroes Level 4 is exclusive to Radiant Mode.

* the Shieldbreaker DLC allows for 1 additional roster slot, making the game now range from 13 to 29.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievements associated with the Stage Coach
Image Name Description
Achievement59.jpg A veritable crowd... Have one of each class on your roster
Achievement50.jpg Restored to its former glory... Fully upgrade the Town


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Heroes Abomination MiniScrollpip.png Antiquarian MiniScrollpip.png Arbalest MiniScrollpip.png Bounty Hunter MiniScrollpip.png Crusader 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 Occultist MiniScrollpip.png Plague Doctor MiniScrollpip.png Vestal
DLC FlagellantExclusive to the Crimson Court DLC MiniScrollpip.png ShieldbreakerExclusive to The Shieldbreaker DLC MiniScrollpip.png Musketeer


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Buildings  Abbey MiniScrollpip.png Blacksmith MiniScrollpip.png Guild MiniScrollpip.png Nomad Wagon MiniScrollpip.png Sanitarium MiniScrollpip.png Stage Coach MiniScrollpip.png Survivalist MiniScrollpip.png Tavern
Special  Ancestor's Memoirs MiniScrollpip.png Graveyard MiniScrollpip.png Town Events MiniScrollpip.png DistrictsExclusive to the Crimson Court DLC