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What is already Dead Cannot Die in Darkest Dungeon

What is already Dead Cannot Die34 (15)

Have a character survive 5 attacks at Death's Door in a single combat

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Achievement Guide for What is already Dead Cannot Die

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LLAMAP0CALYPSE
173,538 (109,996)
LLAMAP0CALYPSE
Achievement won on 06 Apr 18
TA Score for this game: 554
Posted on 09 April 18 at 02:32, Edited on 09 April 18 at 22:38
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This achievement seems hard to create the right conditions to boost in any way. As far as I can tell it’s random and luck just has to be on your side. So while this solution lacks a “solution”, I will add a video of what it looks like happening. You’ll need to have a character be at “deaths door” and then receive 5 more blows, but not die. Achievement will pop once this has happened. Good luck on this one.

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Moldy Tacos5000
145,268 (50,345)
Moldy Tacos5000
Achievement won on 27 Apr 18
TA Score for this game: 4,620
Posted on 13 April 18 at 17:19, Edited on 07 September 18 at 19:14
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When a character is at zero hp(Death's Door) any incoming damage from attacks or even a bleed/blight will trigger a death blow check. The base death blow resist for each character is 67%, with the exception of the Flagellant class which is 73%.

Therefore the odds of getting this achievement with 5 resists in a fight for a normal character is only 13.5% so you may need to lose a lot of people if you want it to happen on its own. A Flagellant increases the odds to 20.7%, which isn't much better. So in order to increase your odds of success without sacrificing lots of characters there are several trinkets(all can be purchased from the Nomad Wagon) and a quirk that can increase your death blow resistance.

Tenacity Ring - Uncommon - A random drop from the Ruins +10%
Marty's Seal - Very Rare +12%
Holy Orders - Very Rare - Crusader only +10%
Eternity's Collar - Very Rare - Flagellant only +10%
Dark Tambourine - Very Rare - Jester Only +10%

Stay away from trinkets that decrease DB resist: Gambler's Charm and Book of Holiness are both -10%. Keep an eye out for the Unyielding quirk, which adds 10% and and lock it on to your characters in the Sanitarium. Also try to get rid of the Weak Grip on Life quirk which subtracts 10%.

Your best bet for this achievement is clearly the Flagellant not only because of the higher odds of success but because he becomes significantly stronger while at Death's Door(+5 ACC, +20% DMG, +2 SPD, +20% Stun, Blight, Bleed, Debuff resist) whereas other characters receive a debuff(-10 ACC, -25% DMG, -5 SPD, +33% Stress). If you heal them off of death's door they receive a mortality debuff for the remainder of the quest whereas the Flagellant goes right back to normal.

A Flagellant with Marty's Seal(+12%, but also provides +75% DMG and +9% CRT at 0hp) is at 85% resist, increasing odds of success to 44.4%. This is still a gamble and an Eternity's Collar can help, but unfortunately death blow resist is capped at a maximum of 87% so the best you can do is 49.8% odds of success. Happy hunting!
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