How Resistance Works in Darkest Dungeon 2

Resistance is a very cool and important mechanic in many games. In Darkest Dungeon 2, it will be encountered in every battle, and each character has individual resistance rate. If you understand how it works, you can be much more effective in battle and win more often. To help you with this, we will try to explain how resistance works in Darkest Dungeon 2.

Sometimes it’s hard to understand how game mechanics work, especially when the game is new and there is little information and not enough hints in the game to fully understand everything. But we will help you to avoid unpleasant game situations associated with little experience in the game.

Resistance Mechanics Guide in Darkest Dungeon 2

Each character has its specific resistance values. They can be increased by consuming Inn items with resistance bonuses, equipping Trinkets, having positive Quirks, and using combat items. You need to take into account certain factors to use skills effectively and not face the blocks of your attacks.

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If the opponent does not have a combo token on him, your piercing will not be taken into account. Also, you should understand how the game displays the chances of resistance. For example, you want to attack with Noxious Blast with 30% Blight RES Piercing. You aim at the enemy and see 10% resistance. You might think that he has -20% resistance, but in fact, the game automatically calculates the percentages. This means that if you do not choose Noxious Blast and target the enemy, you will see 40% resistance.

Information feedback is one of the biggest problems in this game. Activated skills change and adjust, inactive skills do not, and modifiers, such as path and trinkets, are not even visible during combat, which makes it very difficult to understand what is happening and how resistance is calculated.

We hope we explained why opponents can sometimes block a shot when you don’t expect it.

Darkest Dungeons 2 is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows.

Artur Novichenko

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