Darkest Dungeon 2 Grave Robber Guide - Best Skills and Shrine Battle Tips

The character profile of the Grave Robber in Darkest Dungeon 2

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Darkest Dungeon 2 Grave Robber Guide - Best Skills and Shrine Battle Tips

November 3, 2021

By: Tyler Chancey

More Info About This Game
Developer
Red Hook Studios
Publisher
Red Hook Studios
Platforms
PC
Release Date
October 26, 2021 (Calendar)
Genre
RPG, Strategy
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Audrey the Grave Robber is another returning character in Darkest Dungeon 2. She is one of the first characters you have access to from the very start. But if you want to get the most out of her, here is our Darkest Dungeon 2 Grave Robber guide to help you unlock her best skills and overcome her shrine battles.

Audrey the Grave Robber Skills | Darkest Dungeon 2

Skill  Name Effect Unlock Method
Pick to the Face

A melee attack that can be performed in the front ranks as well as the centermost back rank. It can only target enemies in the front rank. The damage is okay (4-7) the crit chance is decent (10%) and it ignores Block.

 

Available by Default
Thrown Dagger A ranged attack that can be performed from the back rank as well as the centermost front rank. It can target the back rank as well as the centermost front rank. The damage is low (3-5), the crit chance is good (15%), and it ignores Block+. In addition, it ignores Dodge while in Stealth. Available by Default
Flashing Daggers A ranged attack that can be performed from the back rank as well as the center most front rank. It strikes two targets in the centermost ranks. The damage is poor (2-3) and the crit chance is low (5%). Available by Default
Poison Dart A ranged attack that can be performed from the back rank as well as the centermost front rank. It can target any rank. The damage is poor (2-3) and the crit chance is low (5%). It also has a chance to inflict Blight. Available by Default
Absinthe A buff ability that only targets the self. It can be used anywhere. If you're health is 25% or lower, it heals 33%. In addition, it grants three stacks of Dodge and a stack of Speed. Available by Default
Dead of Night An environmental ability that targets a corpse. It can be used anywhere. It instantly clears the corpse and heals 33%. First visit to a Shrine (narration) - Luxury's Lap
Repartee A buff ability that only targets self. It requires you to be in Stealth. It grants three stacks of Dodge as well as two stacks of Taunt. It also removes Stealth. Second visit to Shrine (battle) - Night Cap
Lunge An attack that can be performed from the back ranks and attacks the front rank as well as the centermost back rank. The damage is solid (4-8), the crit chance is great (20%), and it ignores Block. It also ignores Dodge while in Stealth. It also moves Grave Robber forward two ranks. Third visit to Shrine (narration) - Embarrassment of Riches
Shadow Fade A buff ability that only targets self. It can only be used in the front rank. It moves Grave Robber back two ranks as well as grant Stealth. Fourth visit to Shrine (battle) - Filthy Rich
Pirouette An attack that can be performed from the front ranks and only targets enemies in the front rank. The damage is low (4-7), has a decent crit chance (10%) and has a 2 turn cooldown. Once performed, the Grave Robber is moved back three slots as well as grants Dodge and Daze. Fifth visit to Shrine (narration) - The Afterparty
Glint in the Dark An attack that can be performed from the front ranks as well as the centermost back rank. It can target enemies in the back ranks as well as the centermost front rank. The damage is low (3-5) the crit chance is low (5%), but it ignores stealth, removes the stealth status on the target, and it ignores 20% Death Resistance. Fifth visit to Shrine (narration) - The Afterparty

 

The Grave Robber in a state of reflection in Darkest Dungeon 2
She was cursed with domestic abuse from a wealthy spouse. Her escape was murder and prying the very gold from his dead fingers...

Shrine Battle: Night Cap - How to Successfully Murder Your Husband

So this battle is deceptively tricky. Your go-to skills will be Poison His Drink and Take A Deep Breath. On the very first turn, do Poison His Drink and take the Stress damage from your husband's attack. From here, the liquor cabinet will be Guarded by the Husband and he'll have a stack of Riposte on him. When this happens, play Take a Deep Breath to recover the Stress damage you've taken. The minute the liquor cabinet is unguarded, play Poison His Drink one more time. He should be taking 10 poison damage every turn. After that, play Stay Out of Reach and keep playing Take A Deep Breath to keep your Stress down until your husband dies. Congratulations, you've now unlocked the Dead of Night ability.

The Grave Robber sneaking up on a night watchman on Darkest Dungeon 2
This is arguably the closest thing to a stealth battle this game has.

Shrine Battle: Filthy Rich - Digging Up Your Husband's Corpse

The best way to describe this is that it is a stealth battle. You'll need to move from column to column while the guard isn't watching until you're all the way to the front rank.  The trick is to not be in any location marked by the Watched icon by the guard. If you're spotted, you'll take Stress damage and be pushed back. Once you're at the front, once the guard doesn't have Block on him, use the Pickaxe attack to instantly kill him. Once that is done, keep randomly searching the coffins in front of you. If your Stress gets over 7 or so, take a drink of Absinthe to recover. Eventually, either you'll spot a slightly different coffin. This should be your husband's. Plunder it and the battle is complete.

 
 

If a second guard appears, don't be afraid to step back and wait for the Guard buff to vanish so you can kill him as well. Try not to spam the Absinthe, it is on a one-turn cooldown. Enjoy your Lunge ability you criminal.

The Grave Robber's full skill list
Decisions decisions.

The Best Grave Robber Skills | Darkest Dungeon 2

The Grave Robber can best be described as a support assault character. She seems to work best in the centermost back rank with her ranged dagger weapons and poison darts. Ranks of Blight add up after all. She's also very persistent with her stacking Dodge and Stealth abilities granted by things like Shadow Fade and Repartee. In addition, she can clear out corpses with her Dead of Night ability, which can make a world of difference for your more dedicated melee characters like the Hellion or Man-at-Arms. The saving grace to this damage is the high crit chance she has, which can be even more effective with the right trinkets, but just know it'll be tricky to get that consistently from run to run.

Her only real downside is a lot of her support abilities are mostly drawing aggro and only affect her. As good as multiple stacks of Dodge are, it doesn't guarantee the enemy will whiff. Finally, while attacks like her Lunge and Pirouette are good, it is ultimately more trouble than it's worth compared to what other party members can do. Glint in the Dark suffers a similar issue. It's a great ace in the hole for enemies in stealth, but outside of that context it's a wasted slot.

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Born in 1990, Tyler Chancey's earliest memories were of an NES controller in his hands, and with it a passion that continued into his adulthood. He's written for multiple sites, has podcasted, and has continued to shape and encourage new talent to greater heights.

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