Vestal

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Vestal
Vestal.png
Base Stats
Resolve 1 2 3 4 5
MAX HP 24 29 34 39 44
DODGE 0 5 10 15 20
PROT 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
SPD 4 4 5 5 6
ACC MOD +0 +0 +0 +0 +0
CRIT 2.5% 3% 3.5% 4% 4.5%
DMG 4-9 5-11 6-13 6-14 7-16
Resistances
Poptext stun.png Stun 30% Poptext move.png Move 30%
Poptext poison.png Blight 30% Poptext bleed.png Bleed 30%
Poptext disease.png Disease 30% Poptext debuff.png Debuff 30%
Deathsdoor.png Death Blow 67% Tray trap disarm.png Trap 10%
Other information
Movement 1 forwards, 1 backwards.
Religious Yes
Provisions None


A sister of battle. Pious and unrelenting.

The Vestal is one of the playable Characters in Darkest Dungeon.

Like the Leper, Crusader, and the Flagellant, she will not embark on missions if an Abomination is part of the party.

Description[edit | edit source]

The warrior nun channels her zeal for battle into healing abilities, holy judgements, and dazzling explosions of light. A strong backbone to any party, the Vestal can also hold her own on the front line with a powerful mace bash and close-quarters condemnations.

Combat Skills[edit | edit source]

Mace Bash
Mace Bash.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Melee
Grey dot.pngGrey dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
Red dot.pngRed dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
+0% 80 +15% DMG vs Unholy
Further levels
Level 2 +0% 85 +20% DMG vs Unholy
Level 3 +0% 90 1% +25% DMG vs Unholy
Level 4 +0% 95 2% +30% DMG vs Unholy
Level 5 +0% 100 2% +35% DMG vs Unholy


Judgement
Judgement.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
Red dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.png
-20% 80 5% Heal 3
Further levels
Level 2 -20% 85 6% Heal 3
Level 3 -20% 90 6% Heal 4
Level 4 -20% 95 6% Heal 4
Level 5 -20% 100 7% Heal 5
Dazzling Light
Dazzling Light.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
Red dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.pngGrey dot.png
-75% 80 Stun (100% base),
Torch +6
Further levels
Level 2 -75% 85 Stun (110% base),
Torch +6
Level 3 -75% 90 1% Stun (119% base),
Torch +6
Level 4 -75% 95 2% Stun (129% base),
Torch +6
Level 5 -75% 100 2% Stun (139% base),
Torch +6
Divine Grace
Divine Grace.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
3-5
Further levels
Level 2 4-6
Level 3 5-7
Level 4 6-8
Level 5 7-9
Divine Comfort
Divine Comfort.png Rank Target Heal Crit mod Effect Self
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.png
Yellow dotr.pngYellow dotlr.pngYellow dotlr.pngYellow dotl.png
1-2
Further levels
Level 2 1-3
Level 3 2-3
Level 4 2-4
Level 5 3-4
Illumination
Illumination.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Melee
Grey dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
Red dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.png
-50% 80 -20 DODGE (100% base),
Torch +5
Further levels
Level 2 -50% 85 -23 DODGE (110% base),
Torch +6
Level 3 -50% 90 1% -25 DODGE (119% base),
Torch +7
Level 4 -50% 95 2% -27 DODGE (129% base),
Torch +8
Level 5 -50% 100 2% -30 DODGE (139% base),
Torch +10
Hand of Light
Hand of Light.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Grey dot.pngGrey dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
Red dot.pngRed dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
-50% 80 -7 ACC (100% base),
-20% DMG
+15% DMG vs Unholy
Further levels
Level 2 -50% 85 -8 ACC (110% base),
-22% DMG
+20% DMG vs Unholy
Level 3 -50% 90 1% -9 ACC (119% base),
-25% DMG
+25% DMG vs Unholy
Level 4 -50% 95 2% -10 ACC (129% base),
-27% DMG
+30% DMG vs Unholy
Level 5 -50% 100 3% -10 ACC (139% base),
-30% DMG
+35% DMG vs Unholy

Camping Skills[edit | edit source]

Prayers, chants, and blessings bring peace and solace to the Vestal and her party. She can improve a companion's combat prowess, or instead focus on reducing the group's stress, and making the campsite a safe place for a good night's rest.

~ 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 Vestal is an ecclesiastical and evangalisitc woman, spending her camping time comforting her allies with her religion. She sing hymns, chants and prays for her companions by the power of the Light. While effective on all heroes, those who are also religious or who have nearly experienced death will receive the most benefit and comfort from her pious rituals.

Encourage
Encourage.png
Time Cost Target Description
2 One
Companion
Reduce stress by 15
Bark "Breathe from this censer and recite the Verses. Now!"
"Verse XXXVI: the Light shines brightest in darkness."
"I anoint you with oil warmed by the holy Flame. All is well."
Wound Care
Wound Care.png
Time Cost Target Description
2 One
Companion
Heal 15%
Removes target bleeding
Removes target blight
Bark "The ashes of this incense will consecrate the wound."
"You very nearly entered the Light. Be more careful."
"I will petition the Light for your quick recovery."
Pep Talk
Pep Talk.png
Time Cost Target Description
2 One
Companion
-15% Stress (4 combats)
Bark "The Light touches us even here."
"I see victory in your eyes, though you are blind to it."
"Verse LVI: The Light e'er rises."

Bless
Bless.png
Time Cost Target Description
3 One Companion +10 ACC
+10 Dodge
Bark "My friend, the Light shines upon you!"
Chant
Chant.png
Time Cost Target Description
3 One Companion If religious: -20% Stress Dmg
If not religious: -10 Stress Dmg%
If religious: reduce stress by 15
If not religious: reduce stress by 5
Bark "...Divine Light...Purest Grace...be with us now."
Pray
Pray.png
Time Cost Target Description
4 All Companions If religious: reduce stress by 15
If not religious: reduce stress by 5
If religious: +15% PROT
If not religious: +5% PROT
Bark "Let us all bow our heads in prayer..."
Sanctuary
Sanctuary.png
Time Cost Target Description
4 Self/All Companions If religious: Prevents nighttime ambush
All Companions
If has mortality debuffs: heal 50%/reduce stress by 25
Bark "Let safety be upon us...let us be veiled in holy Light."


Equipment[edit | edit source]

Blessed plate mail encases the Vestal as she delivers terrible violence and healing comfort in equal measure. A mace in one hand, and holy book in the other - a study in contrast and all the more effective for it!

~ Blacksmith

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

Mace
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Eqp weapon 1ves (5).png Rusted Mace Eqp weapon 1ves (1).png Steady Mace Eqp weapon 1ves (2).png Stalwart Mace Eqp weapon 1ves (3).png Gilded Mace Eqp weapon 1ves (4).png The Hand of Light
DMG base: 4-9 DMG base: 5-11 DMG base: 6-13 DMG base: 6-14 DMG base: 7-16
CRT base: 2.5% CRT base: 3.0% CRT base: 3.5% CRT base: 4.0% CRT base: 4.5%
SPD base: 4 SPD base: 4 SPD base: 5 SPD base: 5 SPD base: 6
Silk and Plate
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Eqp armour 0ves.png Worn Cloth and Plate Eqp armour 1ves.png Light Cloth and Plate Eqp armour 2ves.png Fine Cloth, Hammered Plate Eqp armour 3ves.png Silk Robes, Hardened Plate Eqp armour 4ves.png The Blessed Bulwark
DODGE base: 0 DODGE base: 5 DODGE base: 10 DODGE base: 15 DODGE base: 20
HP base: 24 HP base: 29 HP base: 34 HP base: 39 HP base: 44


Each Hero has trinkets unique to them that only they can equip. The Vestal has eight; 2 uncommon, 2 rare, 2 Crimson Court and 1 common and very rare. In the base game, her lower level trinkets are chalices and her high level trinkets are scrolls and a tome. The Crimson Court DLC adds a diary and beads.

Trinket Image Trinket Name Rarity Class Restriction Origin Dungeon Effect Additional Notes
Inv trinket-recovery chalice.png
Virtuous Chalice Common Vestal
  • +10% Virtue Chance
  • -5% MAX HP


Inv trinket-haste chalice.png
Haste Chalice Uncommon Vestal
  • +8 SPD on First Round
  • +2 SPD after First Round
  • -25% Stun Skill Chance


Inv trinket-youth chalice.png
Youth Chalice Uncommon Vestal Ruins
  • +10% MAX HP
  • -10% DMG


Inv trinket-profane scroll.png
Profane Scroll Rare Vestal Ruins
  • +15% DMG
  • +30% Debuff Skill Chance
  • +10% PROT if in position 2
  • +33% Healing Skills if in position 2
  • +15% Stress


Inv trinket-book of holy healing.png
Tome of Holy Healing Rare Vestal
  • +25% Healing Skills
  • -20% MAX HP


Inv trinket-sacred scroll.png
Sacred Scroll Very Rare Vestal
  • -10% Stress
  • +33% Healing Skills
  • -30% Stun Skill Chance
  • -3 SPD
  • -33% DMG



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 vest atonement beads.png Atonement Beads Vestal
  • +20% DMG Melee Skills
  • +3% CRT Melee Skills
  • -15% Virtue Chance
  • +35% Debuff Skill Chance
  • +35% Stun Skill Chance
"I fear the whispers of my mind!"
Inv trinket-cc set vest salacious diary.png Salacious Diary
  • +33% Stress Healed while Camping
  • +25% Healing Skills
  • -2 SPD

District Bonus[edit | edit source]

The Crimson Court DLC adds Districts to the Hamlet, some of which confer passive benefits 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
Altar of Light
District Altar of Light.png
Crusader, Vestal and Flagellant receive:
  • +10% Stun Resist
  • +10% Healing Skills
Currency.gold.large icon.png
5000 (100)
Currency.deed.icon.png
200
Currency.blueprint.icon.png
1

Customisation[edit | edit source]

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

Barks[edit | edit source]

My friend, the Light shines upon you!
~ Vestal on using the single target camping skill Bless.
By the holy Flame, I shall persevere!
~ Vestal on becoming Focused after a successful resolve check.
What grace has given me, let it pass to you, hero.
~ Vestal on giving a virtuous buff to a party member while being Focused.
Worry not, friends. We are protected from above!
~ Vestal on becoming Courageous after a successful resolve check.
"Mother, Father!- Too late, the convent has taken me.."
~ Vestal on on becoming irrational.
Hah! Even the pigs of St. Martha's can carry that tune!
~ Vestal on on becoming irrational.
But I am only a child. How can you ask that of me.. How...
~ Vestal on on becoming irrational.
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I-it's too horrible! Noooo!
~ The Vestal on being executed by the Heart of Darkness.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Both the Vestal's and Man-at-Arms' weapon are called "Mace," despite both the artwork and stats of the weapons being entirely different.
  • The Vestal's quote on applying a virtuous buff while Focused, "What grace has given me, let it pass to you, hero", is a reference to a similar quote from Arwen Undómiel of The Lord of the Rings: "What grace is given me, let it pass to him. Let him be spared. Save him."
  • While most characters have seven trinkets, The Crusader, Highwayman, Plague Doctor and Vestal all have the most at eight. The Vestal is also the only character to have two rare trinkets
  • Fifth level weapon has the same name as one of her attacks.

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