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Weald

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Corruption has soaked the soil, sapping all good life from these groves. Let us burn out this evil.

~ The Narrator on entering a Skirmish expedition in the Weald

The Weald is the second dungeon that can be explored. The only roads to the Hamlet pass through these woods, making it an important area to cleanse.

The Weald plays host to a widespread and unnatural fungal infestation, and the fruits and victims of this spreading corruption are the primary dangers faced when exploring here. In addition, the Brigands make their home here, with a powerful cannon that protects them from their enemies.

Weald Music[edit]

The music that plays during combat in the Weald is Mournweald Encounter.

Weald Strategy[edit]

The Weald can be challenging without proper preparation. It presents a unique combination of threats that will often seek to overwhelm you in one particular way. The large creatures pack immense amounts of hit points and damage, the small creatures come in swarming numbers and sometimes with overwhelming speed and the everpresent fungal infected make Blight a continual threat.

Blight resistances are expectedly high here, with a low Bleed resistance being the only consistent weakness.

As in other locations, back line creatures such as Fungal Artillery, Blighted Crones and the universal Cultist Witches are generally a priority, as they will apply stress, debuffs, and marks to your party. While not as prone to disease as the Warrens, Gnashers, Scratchers and Artillery all have a chance to infect your party - Gnashers in particular are a common source of Rabies. Ectoplasms and Gnashers are weak individually, but often appear in great numbers - Gnashers in particular are very fast, have a high dodge, and a high chance to inflict bleed, making them highly effective nuisances. Ectoplasms can duplicate themselves and coalesce into larger ectoplasms, potentially making for an endless fight if the player does not focus damage correctly. Unclean Giants deal tremendous amounts of damage while being very difficult to kill quickly due to their high HP - they can be managed effectively with high PROT or -DMG% debuffs, as they have a low Debuff resistance.

Fungal Scratchers are, comparitively, less threatening despite their high PROT and chance to Blight at higher levels, especially when they do not have allies to mark members of your party for extra damage.

Provisions[edit]

  • Bandages are useful for interacting with Mummified Remains and Eerie Spiderwebs for extra loot, as well as for curing Bleed effects that are inflicted by the numerous Rabid Gnashers that are encountered in the area.
  • Antivenom protects heroes from Old Trees and disarms the poison traps of Left Luggage for extra loot. Furthermore, many enemies inflict Blight here. This includes the Fungal Artillery, Unclean Giant, Crone, and higher level Fungal Scratchers.
  • Extra shovels are very useful since blockages are encountered more often and can be used on Shallow Graves to provide loot.
  • Holy Water is useful for the Troubling Effigy and Pristine Fountain in order to obtain a Positive Quirk or Stress relief, respectively.
  • Medicinal Herbs can be used on Beast Carcasses to harvest food safely, and become invaluable at veteran level and above for removing Witch debuffs.
  • Food is less important here as a lot of it can be procured through using Medicinal Herbs on curios here.

Party Composition[edit]

Bleed, debuff, and move skills are all very effective here due to low enemy resistances, with blight being much less effective due to high resistances, though the Plague Doctor remains valuable here due to Battlefield Medicine's ability to cure both Blight and Bleed, both of which are common. The Unclean Giant deals a lot of damage with Treebranch Smackdown, so it is helpful to have an Occultist or Leper to lower his damage. The Hound Master can make good use of Target Whistle to deal with fungi.

The Weald has the most diverse enemy typing, with Unholy only being found in the occasional Bone Rabble and Ghoul. In apprentice level missions the most common enemy type is Eldritch, however veteran and champion missions add the Unclean Giant and Crone enemies, making Human the most common. The bosses of the Weald are also Human. Traps appear as a bed of mushrooms that deals Blight damage.

Things to watch out for[edit]

  • Crones and Fungal Artillery are threats in any position - in the front, they mass blight your front two rows, and in the back they apply marks, blight and debuffs.
  • Ectoplasm, particularly threatening when other Ectoplasm or Ectoplasm corpses are present, as these present opportunities for them to multiply, or to coalesce into larger ectoplasms via Ectoplasmic Profusion.
  • Unclean Giant's Treebranch Smackdown - one of the most singly high damage attacks in the game performed by a non-boss enemy.
  • Like all other Champion-level creatures, the Hateful Virago is always dangerous.

List of Weald Monsters[edit]

Enemies found within the Weald
Enemy HP DODGE PROT SPD Type Resistances Abilities
Slime.png
Ectoplasm
8 0% 0% 1 Eldritch

Poptext stun.png Stun - 50%
Poptext poison.png Blight - 60%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 60%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 40%
Poptext move.png Move - 25%

"Slime"
"Cytokinesis"Summon 1 Ectoplasm
"Ectoplasmic Profusion"Merge 2 Ectoplasms into 1 Large EctoplasmStress +10

Big Slime.png
Large Ectoplasm
35 0% 20% 1 Eldritch

Poptext stun.png Stun - 75%
Poptext poison.png Blight - 60%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 60%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 40%
Poptext move.png Move - 50%

"Big Slime"
"Slimesmack"Stun
"Cytokinesis"Summon 1 Ectoplasm

Rabid Gnasher.png
Rabid Gnasher
10 15% 0% 8 Beast

Poptext stun.png Stun - 10%
Poptext poison.png Blight - 60%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 20%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 10%
Poptext move.png Move - 10%

"Rabid Rush"Disease: RabiesBleed 1

Fungal Bloat.png
Fungal Scratcher
19 0% 33% 0 Human
Eldritch

Poptext stun.png Stun - 25%
Poptext poison.png Blight - 60%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 20%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 15%
Poptext move.png Move - 25%

"Groping Swipe"
"Rend the Marked"+50% DMG vs Mark
"Harmless Swipe"

Fungal Artillery.png
Fungal Artillery
14 5% 15% 2 Human
Eldritch

Poptext stun.png Stun - 25%
Poptext poison.png Blight - 60%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 20%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 15%
Poptext move.png Move - 25%

"Mark Prey"Poptext tagged.pngDebuff: -5 DODGE
"Rain of Blight"Blight 2Disease: Any
"Escape Cloud"Blight 1

Crone.png
Crone
19 28.75% 0% 9 Human

Poptext stun.png Stun - 30%
Poptext poison.png Blight - 60%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 40%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 60%
Poptext move.png Move - 30%

"Curse of Vulnerability"Debuff: -7 ACC, -15 DODGEMark
"Fetid Censer"Stress +10Blight 3Disease: Any
"Embrace the Dark"Stress +10Torch -10

Unclean Giant.png
Unclean Giant
102 8.75% 0% 1 Human
Beast

Poptext stun.png Stun - 70%
Poptext poison.png Blight - 80%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 40%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 60%
Poptext move.png Move - 95%

"Treebranch Smackdown"Knockback 1
"Confusion Spores"ShuffleDebuff: -7 ACC
"Poison Spores"Blight 3

Hateful Virago.png
Hateful Virago
57 48% 7% 10 Human

Poptext stun.png Stun - 245%
Poptext poison.png Blight - 145%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 85%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 115%
Poptext move.png Move - 75%

"Ruinous Hex"Debuff: -10 ACC, -20 DODGEMark
"Putrid Breath"Blight 3Knockback 1
"From Death Comes Life" Used at the end of the round if there is a corpseConsumes a corpse to summon 1 "Necrotic Fungus"

Necrotic Fungus.png
Necrotic Fungus
33 0% 0% 3 Eldritch

Poptext stun.png Stun - 245%
Poptext poison.png Blight - 85%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 85%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 145%
Poptext move.png Move - 120%

None

Passive: While the Necrotic Fungus is alive, heroes cannot use healing skills.

Hag Sprite.png
Hag
66 5% 0% 5 Human

Poptext stun.png Stun - 100%
Poptext poison.png Blight - 60%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 20%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 40%
Poptext move.png Move - 200%

"Into The Pot"Throws hero into the cauldron.
"Meat Tenderizer"
"Season to Perfection"Debuff: -10 ACC, -25% DMGStress +10
"Taste The Stew"Stress +10Self: Heal 6

Cauldron Full.png
Cauldron
100 (Empty)

14 (Full)
0% 100% (Empty)

0% (Full)
0 Crockery

Poptext stun.png Stun - 200%
Poptext poison.png Blight - 200%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 200%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 200%
Poptext move.png Move - 200%

None. Passive (while full): Hero in Cauldron takes damage every turn.

Brigand Pounder SP.png
Brigand Pounder
50 0% 70% 0 Ironwork

Poptext stun.png Stun - 200%
Poptext poison.png Blight - 200%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 200%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 200%
Poptext move.png Move - 100%

"BOOOOOOOM!"Stress +15
"MISFIRE!"Stress -10
"Reinforcements" Used at the start of every round if there is an empty spot for an new monsterSummon 1 Brigand MatchmanSummon 1 "Brigand"
Initiates Brigand Matchman's Fire In The Hole

Brigand Fuseman.png
Brigand Matchman
8 12.5% 0% -20 Human

Poptext stun.png Stun - 25%
Poptext poison.png Blight - 10%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 10%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 15%
Poptext move.png Move - 25%

"Fire In The Hole"Gives the Brigand Pounder a turn
"Hot Shot"


Curios[edit]

Curios found within the Weald
Curio & type Description Cleansing Without cleansing
Ancient Coffin.png
Ancient Coffin
Haunted; Body.
An old coffin. It is slightly ajar.

(This curio can only appear inside rooms.)

Pass.png


Currency.portrait.icon.png
50% Gold/Heirloom x2The coffin contains hidden treasures.
Quirk pos.curio tracker.png
8.3% Positive Quirk: Weald AdventurerFindings in the coffin give the hero insight into the nature of this world.
Quirk pos.curio tracker.png
8.3% Positive Quirk: Weald ExplorerFindings in the coffin give the hero insight into the nature of this world.
Nothing.curio tracker.png
33.3% NothingThere is nothing of value inside.


Beast Carcass.png
Beast Carcass
Body; Food.
Something has recently mutilated this creature...

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Medicinal Herbs.png
Medicinal HerbsThe medicinal herbs rid the carcass of any diseases.
Loot.curio tracker.png
Food x2
Loot.curio tracker.png
42.9% Food x1There is still some meat on these bones.
Poptext disease.png
9.5% Disease: RabiesExploring the carcass was not without risk of disease...
Poptext disease.png
19% Random DiseaseExploring the carcass was not without risk of disease...
Quirk neg.curio tracker.png
14.3% Negative Quirk: ZoophobiaThe hero is distraught by the sight of the carcass.
Nothing.curio tracker.png
14.3% NothingThe beast has nothing left to offer.
Eerie Spiderweb.png
Eerie Spiderweb
None.
A spiderweb with a strange glow to it. There might be something behind it.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Bandage.png
BandageThe bandages protect the hero's hands during the search.
Loot.curio tracker.png
Gold/Gems x2 + Gems/Trinket x1
Loot.curio tracker.png
40% Gold/Gems x1 + Gems/Trinket x1
Quirk neg.curio tracker.png
10% Negative Quirk: Slow ReflexesThe hero is covered in a sticky goo.
Quirk neg.curio tracker.png
10% Negative Quirk: SlowdrawThe hero is covered in a sticky goo.
Nothing.curio tracker.png
40% Nothing


Left Luggage.png
Left Luggage
Treasure; Scrounging.
Someone dropped this recently. Probably on the run. It has a lock on it.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Skeleton Key.png
Skeleton KeyThe Skeleton Key unlocks a hidden compartment.
Antivenom.png
AntivenomThe antivenom neutralizes a poison trap in a hidden compartment!
Loot.curio tracker.png
Any Loot x3
Loot.curio tracker.png
Any Loot x3
Loot.curio tracker.png
50% Any Loot x4 + Journal EntryThe luggage clearly shouldn't have been abandoned. Valuables inside!
Poptext poison.png
50% BlightIt's trapped!



Mummified Remains.png
Mummified Remains
Body; Haunted; Unholy.
Ancient remains. The body looks well preserved.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Bandage.png
BandageA bandage provides protection for a thorough search!
Loot.curio tracker.png
Gold/Trinkets x2
Loot.curio tracker.png
40% Gold/Trinkets x1Treasures are encased within the remains.
Poptext poison.png
40% Blight
Nothing.curio tracker.png
20% Nothing


Old Tree.png
Old Tree
Scrounging.
This tree has a huge hole in the trunk. Perhaps there's something inside...

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Antivenom.png
AntivenomThe antivenom protects against the poisonous sap, allowing a thorough search...
Loot.curio tracker.png
Any Loot x3
Loot.curio tracker.png
50% Any Loot x2Someone couldn't resist stashing treasures inside.
Poptext poison.png
25% BlightThe hero is covered in poisonous sap.
Nothing.curio tracker.png
25% NothingSometimes a tree is just a tree.


Pristine Fountain.png
Pristine Fountain
Fountain.
A beautiful fountain. It looks unaffected by the surrounding chaos.

(This curio can only appear inside rooms.)

Holy Water.png
Holy Water
Heal stress.curio tracker.png
Stress Heal 30
Heal stress.curio tracker.png
100% Stress Heal 20The fountain reinvigorates the hero.



Shallow Grave.png
Shallow Grave
Body; Haunted; Scrounging.
A grave, dug in haste.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Shovel.png
ShovelLooks like grave robbing pays off sometimes!
Currency.portrait.icon.png
Gems/Heirlooms x3
Poptext poison.png
50% BlightGravedigging is not the healthiest of professions...
Poptext disease.png
50% Random DiseaseGrave digging is not the healthiest of professions...



Traveler's Tent.png
Traveler's Tent
Scrounging.
Someone has camped here recently.

(This curio can only appear inside rooms.)

Pass.png


Currency.portrait.icon.png
37.5% Gold/Supplies x4 + Gold/Heirlooms x4 + Journal EntrySomeone left valuables inside the tent.
Scout Ahead.png
37.5% ScoutingA map of the area is found inside the tent.
Stress.curio tracker.png
12.5% Stress +25The fate of the tent's occupant is found inside...
Nothing.curio tracker.png
12.5% NothingNothing is left inside the tent.


Troubling Effigy.png
Troubling Effigy
Unholy; Worship.
An unsettling effigy erected in service to a mysterious god.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Holy Water.png
Holy WaterThe holy water has a powerful effect!
Quirk pos.curio tracker.png
Random Positive Quirk
Quirk pos.curio tracker.png
18.8% Random Positive QuirkThe effigy imbues the hero with energy...
Quirk neg.curio tracker.png
18.8% Random Negative QuirkThe effigy imbues the hero with energy...
Poptext bleed.png
18.8% BleedThe effigy lashes out, rejecting the hero!
Poptext poison.png
9.4% BlightThe effigy lashes out, rejecting the hero!
Stress.curio tracker.png
9.4% Stress +15The effigy lashes out, rejecting the hero!
Nothing.curio tracker.png
25% NothingAny power the effigy once had is now lost.


Curios found within all dungeons
Curio & type Description Cleansing Without cleansing
Crate.png
Crate
Treasure.
No description.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Pass.png


Currency.portrait.icon.png
75% HeirloomThe crate contains stashed heirlooms!
Nothing.curio tracker.png
25% NothingThe crate is empty.



Discarded Pack.png
Discarded Pack
Scrounging; Treasure.
No description.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Pass.png


Loot.curio tracker.png
60% Supplies x1 + Gold/Gems x2 + Journal EntryThe pack contains loot!
Scout Ahead.png
20% ScoutingThe pack has a map inside it!
Nothing.curio tracker.png
20% NothingThe pack has already been looted.


Eldritch Altar.png
Eldritch Altar
Haunted; Unholy.
An altar dedicated to unholy abominations. Perhaps a great power lies within.

(This curio can only appear inside rooms.)

Holy Water.png
Holy WaterThe holy water purifies the altar!
Purge neg.curio tracker.png
Purge Negative Quirk
Stress.curio tracker.png
40% Stress +25A terrifying presence is felt nearby!
Quirk neg.curio tracker.png
10% Negative Quirk
Nothing.curio tracker.png
50% NothingThe altar's purpose is purely decorative.


Heirloom Chest.png
Heirloom Chest
Treasure.
A chest with your family's sigil.

(This curio can only appear inside rooms.)

Skeleton Key.png
Skeleton KeyThe key unlocks a hidden compartment!
Currency.portrait.icon.png
Heirloom x4
Currency.portrait.icon.png
75% Heirloom x2The contents are yours!
Poptext bleed.png
12.5% BleedIt's trapped!
Poptext poison.png
12.5% BlightIt's trapped!


Sack.png
Sack
Scrounging.
No description.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Pass.png


Loot.curio tracker.png
75% GoldThe sack's contents are yours...
Nothing.curio tracker.png
25% NothingThe sack is empty.



Sconce.png
Sconce
Scrounging
No description.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Pass.png


Torch.png
100% Torch x1You salvage the unburned torch.



Shambler's Altar.png
Shambler's Altar
None.
It says: "The sacrifice of fire is the gate to ruin! Place a torch if you crave the void!"

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Torch.png
TorchA terrifying figure emerges from the darkness!
Summon.curio tracker.png
Summon Shambler
Nothing.curio tracker.png
100% NothingTouching the altar has no effect.



Stack of Books.png
Stack of Books
Knowledge.
A stack of literary treasures in an unlikely location

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Torch.png
TorchThe hero destroyed knowledge, and now must bear the guilt of it!
Stress.curio tracker.png
Stress +100
Stress.curio tracker.png
22.2% Stress +25The hero reads a most unsettling passage.
Quirk pos.curio tracker.png
22.2% Random Positive Quirk (66.67%)Reading a few pages has a lasting effect on the hero...
Quirk neg.curio tracker.png
11.1% Random Negative Quirk (33.33%)Reading a few pages has a lasting effect on the hero...
Abandon Hope.png
11.1% Decrease Light Meter by 25The hero reads a most unsettling passage.
Inv journal page.png
16.7% Journal Entry
Nothing.curio tracker.png
16.7% NothingThe volumes are desiccated and unremarkable.
Unlocked Strongbox.png
Unlocked Strongbox
Treasure.
A long-forgotten strongbox sits on the cold stone floor, its contents unknown.

(This curio can only appear inside rooms.)

Pass.png


Loot.curio tracker.png
75% Any Loot x2The contents are yours!
Poptext poison.png
25% BlightIt's trapped!




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