Viscount

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Viscount
Viscount.png
Enemy Class Bloodsucker
Size Average
Actions per round Turnticker.png Turnticker.png Turnticker.png
Stats
HP 127
HP (Stygian/Bloodmoon) 153
Dodge 23
Protection 0%
Speed 5
Tray stealth.png Stealth No
Resistances
Poptext stun.png Stun 55%
Poptext poison.png Blight 95%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed 70%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff 70%
Poptext move.png Move 95%


The Viscount is the Bloodsucker boss fought in the The Courtyard during the "Served Cold" (LVL 5 Epic) quest.

Reaching the Boss[edit | edit source]

Equipment needed is typical for the Courtyard. Bring torches to clear mist and use on nests, shovels to clear blockages and dig up potted plants, food to sustain your party, bandages aplenty both for bleed and bone piles, and a stack of The Blood to feed your Vampiric party.

As always you will be facing massive amounts of Bloodsuckers, roaming beasts and undead and the Crimson Curse for every hero you bring will become a Vampire, if they aren't already.

Unlike the previous area which was more of a gauntlet with three separate areas, this quest takes the form of a maze with a single, long winding route twisting and turning with many other side paths looping in back on themselves, and often disorienting the unwary or careless.

To begin with, move to the right to the first room. Once there, head straight up and keep following the path up through the many combat encounters as it curves to the right.

Continue moving forwards, not deviating from this path until you find the blue key. At this point, you techically have two options. heading back the way you came to unlock the blue gate is something the cautions might try, but in truth the massive stress build makes it unwise. The safest route (oddly enough) is to push onwards to the right, then heading down at the threeway junction.

Continue to head downwards until the path branches to the right and left. Going right is a waste of time without the yellow key, as you will need it to progress, so head left.

Moving left keep to the bottom, heading down whenever possible to eventually discover the yellow key. Once this is done, head back the way you came until you are back at the three way junction, this time heading right. This time keep heading up past the yellow gate and to another three way junction with paths heading to the right and left. Head right keeping to the left hand wall until you find the red key, once this is done, go back the way you came heading up whenever possible, to open the red key.

The room immediately after the red lock contains the Viscount.

A map of the area can be found here.

Fighting The Viscount[edit | edit source]

The fight consists of the Viscount himself plus three bodies which occupy the other ranks.

The Viscount as his first action will always eat one of the bodies, healing, buffing, and/or debuffing himself. Eating the biggest body will use 2 of his actions, and has a 3-turn cooldown, while eating the smallest body will use 1 of his actions.

Because of this, the player should focus on killing the bodies first, so that the Viscount, unable to buff himself, will be weaker. However, with 3 actions, high damage potential and a riposte ability, the boss can quickly bring the heroes to low health while they are still killing the bodies. In this case, Vestal can be a good choice to manage the Viscount's damage.

Another strategy can be to burst the Viscount down and try to kill him quickly, doing more damage to him than he heals. Using high-damage heroes, such as Hellion, Leper, Abomination or Jester with Finale, especially buffed by Plague Doctor's Emboldening Vapours, can end the fight in a matter of 1-2 rounds, given the boss' low health and lack of protection.

When the Viscount eats any of the bodies that have bleed or blight, it will transfer onto the Viscount, making killing two of the bodies and injecting the last with lots of bleed and blight damage another viable, though risky way of killing him.

With 3 attacks per turn and most attack targeting multiple positions, bleed and stress will be the biggest problem. Increase bleed resistance through trinkets and holy water. Bring heroes that can stress heal.

One viable Riposte party for Bloodmoon Viscount is Vestal / Man at Arms / Highwayman / Highwayman. You should camp before the boss fight. Man at arm's Weapons Practice and Tactics are essential. After the fight starts, Highwayman should develop Riposte by killing the bodies and then use Tracking Shot. While Man at Arms uses Bolster, Retribution and then Guard Vestal. Vestal should mainly focus on healing and thus healing trinkets are recommended. In this way, your damage is mainly from your own Riposte without triggering the boss's and by the time you clear all 3 bodies, the boss is almost dead.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Champion Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Miserly Morsel Support 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 (allies). CurePoptext poison.png Blight and Poptext bleed.png Bleed
Gain Poptext poison.png Blight and/or Poptext bleed.png Bleed equal to inflicted rate on the Emaciated Body

Skill attribute heal.png Heal 10
Poptext buff.png Buff: +5% CRIT
Poptext debuff.png Debuff: -25% DMG Turnticker.pngConsumes 1 extra turn

Square Meal Support 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 (allies). CurePoptext poison.png Blight and Poptext bleed.png Bleed
Gain Poptext poison.png Blight and/or Poptext bleed.png Bleed equal to inflicted rate on the Body
Skill attribute heal.png Heal 35
Poptext buff.png Buff: +25 DODGE, +20 ACC, +6 SPD
Ravenous Feast Support 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 (allies). CurePoptext poison.png Blight and Poptext bleed.png Bleed
Gain Poptext poison.png Blight and/or Poptext bleed.png Bleed equal to inflicted rate on the Bloodstuffed Body
Skill attribute heal.png Heal 50
Poptext buff.png Buff: +50% DMG
Poptext debuff.png Debuff: -25 DODGE, -20 ACC, -4 SPD
Turnticker.pngTurnticker.pngConsumes 2 extra turns
Hungry Eyes Ranged 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4, 40% +2 Targets 97.5% 5% 3-5 Tray afflicted.png 95% Stress +15 Poptext riposte.png Riposte: -15% DMG, +2% CRIT
Poptext buff.png Buff: +20 ACC
Poptext move.png Shuffle
Riposte attack Melee 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 102.5% 7% 6-15 Tray afflicted.png 90% Stress +5
Refined Pairing Melee 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4, 60% +1 Target 97.5% 17% 6-15 Poptext bleed.png 140% Bleed 3
Tray afflicted.png 90% Stress +8
Served Rare Melee 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2 102.5% 3% 7-13 Poptext move.png Push 3
Tray afflicted.png 90% Stress +10


Bloodbags[edit | edit source]

Bloodbags are fleshy cocoon-like sacks that hang from the ceiling of the Viscount’s Banquet Hall, and within them are the still living and half-eaten "guests" that were invited by the Viscount to join him for dinner.

Emaciated Body
Bodybag1.png
Enemy Class Bloodbag
Size Average
Actions per round None
Viscount Skill Miserly Morsel
Base Stats
HP 31
HP (Bloodmoon mode)
Dodge 0
Protection 0%
Speed 2
Resistances
Poptext stun.png Stun 90%
Poptext poison.png Blight 50%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed 110%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff 245%
Poptext move.png Move 50%
Body
Bodybag2.png
Enemy Class Bloodbag
Size Average
Actions per round None
Viscount Skill Square Meal
Base Stats
HP 55
HP (Bloodmoon mode)
Dodge 0
Protection 0%
Speed 2
Resistances
Poptext stun.png Stun 90%
Poptext poison.png Blight 70%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed 80%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff 245%
Poptext move.png Move 80%
Bloodstuffed Body
Bodybag3.png
Enemy Class Bloodbag
Size Average
Actions per round None
Viscount Skill Ravenous Feast
Base Stats
HP 72
HP (Bloodmoon mode)
Dodge 0
Protection 0%
Speed 2
Resistances
Poptext stun.png Stun 90%
Poptext poison.png Blight 90%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed 60%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff 245%
Poptext move.png Move 120%

Related Enemies[edit | edit source]

All Areas[edit | edit source]

The Courtyard[edit | edit source]

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Unlike the Baron and the Countess, the Viscount is the only central boss that lacks a "the thirst" attack, preferring to feed from his hanging bodies than from heroes.
  • In contrast to the Emaciated Body and Body, which appear to be normal humans, the Bloodstuffed Body appears to be one of the Viscount's fellow Bloodsuckers (an Esquire, judging by the wig and general placement of the limbs along with his shoes).
  • The Viscount is voiced by Youtuber/Streamer BaerTaffy.


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