The Stagecoach in Darkest Dungeon 2 is the lifeblood of your efforts in this game. You will need to rely on it for a variety of tasks. You will have to use it to recruit and augment new heroes, so it’s very important. With the new sequel, folks will find that the overworld is much more open. The previous game was all about crypts, and the new version of the in-game map is expanded. So now, the Stagecoach in Darkest Dungeon 2 is much more important and useful.
You can use the coach to traverse the overworld via the mini-map, so get used to checking that and planning your route. Your goal is to go from the starting area to the inn at the end of the route. You cannot travel back, so make your decisions carefully. Try and make good decisions that powerup your team when you can. It’s also important to keep the coach in tip-top shape.
The core element of the Stagecoach outside of travel and recruiting is the light, or Flame Value. As you traverse the combat encounters, the darkness grows thicker. Players will find that without a solid light source, the enemies get tougher, while the party gets weaker. You will need to keep on top of that to stay alive. Also, be aware that the game can alter this value. Decisions during the adventure can increase or decrease the Flame value.
The Inn is the best place for your teammates to heal, provided you have food or other healing items for them. You can get here by traversing the map, but it won’t be easy. Inn items also have a chance to boost your party’s Affinity, giving you a positive or negative relationship impact.
Upgrading the Stage Coach increases the available heroes for hire each week. That becomes vital when you lose a hero and need to replace them. Upgrading the Barracks increases the number of heroes you may keep on hand. Also, having certain upgrades can help with scouting nodes and finding hidden stuff.
Upgrades are Important
The way to get the most out of the Stagecoach in Darkest Dungeon 2 is to augment its abilities. You will need to scout out new locales, or maybe heal your party. You need resources to do most of these tasks. Players will want to buy Stagecoach upgrades like the ones down below. These upgrades are very helpful for finish you journey.
- Crow’s Nest – +15% scout chance in a node.
- Food Barrels – Increases stacking for food.
- Griddle – Produces Flapjacks for healing.
- Shrine Map – +100% scout chance for Forgotten Shrines.
- Storage Trunk – +4 inventory size.
- Strongbox – Increases stacking for relics.
- Tracker’s Map – +100% scout chance for Lairs.