Darkest Dungeon 2 Best Team Comps

Best heroes for the team? Those who remain alive!

Darkest Dungeon 2 is famous for being a punishing roguelike RPG that takes careful planning and team building to make any kind of progress. I admit, the first time I entered the game, I gleefully rushed headfirst into my first combat, only to get gloriously stomped. I quickly discovered that the key to winning fights is to have a functional team that synergizes with each other. Here are the best team compositions in Darkest Dungeon 2.

5 best team compositions in Darkest Dungeon 2

5. Early game team build in Darkest Dungeon 2

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4. Plague Doctor3. Grave Robber2. Highwayman1. Man-at-Arms
Noxious BlastPick to the FaceWicked SliceCrush
Blinding GasFlashing DaggersPistol ShotRampart
IncisionThrown DaggerDuelist's AdvanceDefender
Battlefield MedicinePoison DartTracking ShotBolster
Ounce of PreventionAbsintheTake AimHold the Line!

Early game team build in Darkest Dungeon 2 includes the heroes you get from the beginning: Man-at-Arms, Highwayman, Graverobber, and Plague Doctor. This composition even has a name in DD2 - The Unusual Suspects! We set up a solid battle formation that can hold its own, listing all the basic skills you will need initially, or at least until you get some new characters or unlock additional abilities.

4. Versatile mix team build in Darkest Dungeon 2

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4. Jester 3. Plague Doctor2. Man-at-Arms1. Hellion
Battle BalladIncisionCrushWicked Hack
Inspiring TuneBattlefield MedicineRampartIron Swan
FinalePlague GrenadeBolsterToe to Toe
SoloIndiscriminate ScienceRetributionAdrenaline Rush
EncoreMagnesium RainStrategic WithdrawalHowling End

There are many different enemy types in Darkest Dungeon 2, and this composition is great as a jack of all trades. It works okay for encountering just about any threat without any glaring weaknesses. Ravager Hellion provides a solid damage output with Vanguard Man-at-Arms by her side, while Plague Doctor provides the much-needed healing. Jester is a joker card in the team, able to switch positions when needed.

Related: All characters in Darkest Dungeon 2

3. Stationary team build for Darkest Dungeon 2

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4. Occultist3. Highwayman2. Flagellant1. Leper
Abyssal ArtilleryPistol ShotPunishChop
Daemon's PullTracking ShotEndureHew
Vulnerability HexGrapeshot BlastAcid RainRuin
The Burning StarsHighway RobberySufferBreak
Wyrd ReconstructionTake AimMore! MORE!Bash

This team composition relies on holding their ground firmly during combat. Leper and Flagellant should be able to hold the frontline together firmly while the Highwayman supports them with damage buffs. This list relies on the hero's positioning, so no movement skills are included, but the upside is a firm frontline and ease of use.

2. Dynamic team build in Darkest Dungeon 2

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4. Plague Doctor3. Runaway2. Jester1. Highwayman
Noxious BlastRansackHarvestPoint Blank Shot
Battlefield MedicineRun and HideRazor's WitDuelist's Advance
Ounce of PreventionCauterizeFade to BlackHighway Robbery
Indiscriminate ScienceControlled BurnInspiring TuneWicked Slice
Magnesium RainSearing StrikeFinaleOpen Vein

Unlike the stationary build for Darkest Dungeon 2, this dynamic build relies on frequent changes in allied ranks. Utilizing skills that move heroes around, it can rotate damaged individuals further back while adjusting the attack strategy depending on the situation and enemies you face.

Related: All Darkest Dungeon 2 Hero Classes, Ranked

1. Late-game team build in Darkest Dungeon 2

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4. Grave Robber3. Plague Doctor2. Highwayman1. Man-at-Arms
Poison DartNoxious BlastWicked SliceCrush
AbsintheBattlefield MedicineDuelist's AdvanceBolster
LungePlague GrenadeTake AimHold the Line
PirouetteIndiscriminate SciencePoint Blank ShotBellow
Shadow FadeMagnesium RainHighway RobberyRetribution

I used this late-game build to defeat the final boss in Darkest Dungeon 2. It consists of all the basic characters you get from the start of the game (Grave Robber, Plague Doctor, Highwayman, Man-at-Arms) but with upgraded skills to maximize their synergy and effectiveness.

Looking for more Darkest Dungeon 2 guides? You're in the right place; check out How to unlock all Flagellant Skills in Darkest Dungeon 2 and Should you hit the rubble in the road in Darkest Dungeon 2.

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Luka Rakocevic works as a full-time staff writer at Pro Game Guides and is a new-generation gamer. Backed with old-school gaming knowledge, his oldest gaming memories are on SNES, trying to beat Super Mario. Games are his big inspiration, and he frequently draws from that well to create new art. He prefers narrative-driven games like God of War, Killzone, Half-life, Uncharted and similar. Luka mainly writes science fiction in his free time. When he's not home banging away at his computer keyboard, you will most likely find him at a local pub or a metal concert in the middle of a mosh pit.
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