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Sentimental relics from our forefathers... in Darkest Dungeon

Sentimental relics from our forefathers...207 (30)

Acquire all your Ancestor's Trinkets

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Achievement Guide for Sentimental relics from our forefathers...

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Achievement won on 29 Mar 18
TA Score for this game: 2,937
Posted on 22 March 18 at 15:08, Edited on 07 April 18 at 01:47
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There are 14 Ancestor Trinkets in the game. Nine of the trinkets are given as rewards for completing a dungeon mission, so far I have only ever had them offered to me as a reward for completing Lv.5 Long missions. These can be quite difficult and I find aiming for 90% room clears is much more manageable than doing 100% of room battles.

These trinkets are -

Ancestor's Coat
Ancestor's Handkercheif
Ancestor's Lantern
Ancestor's Mustache Cream
Ancestor's Musket Ball
Ancestor's Pen
Ancestor's Pistol
Ancestor's Portrait
Ancestor's Signet Ring

The other five trinkets are obtained by defeating a mini-boss enemy called The Shambler.

Ancestor's Scroll
Ancestor's Tentacle Idol
Ancestor's Map
Ancestor's Candle
Ancestor's Bottle

The Shambler can be encountered by location a Shambler Alter curio piece which randomly spawns in any of the games dungeons. To fight the Shambler you need to use a torch on the altar and the fight will begin immediately.

If you are specifically going hunting for The Shambler I would recommend taking a party with the ability to reach both the front and back ranks with ease, I personally find Man-at-Arms, Bounty Hunter, Occultist & Arbalest to be a great combination for this as all of them can hit The Shambler wherever it sits. An alternative party would be Man-at-Arms, Abomination, Jester/Plague Doctor and an Occultist.

Depending on the dungeon difficulty The Shambler will have 77/116/158HP. During the fight it will summon two minions to fight with it that can deal high amounts of stress damage while The Shambler can cause heavy bleed or blight on your party so the relevant healing items should be brought along.

If you use the first party build just focus on raw damage. Man-at-Arms should refresh his Riposte status as soon as it wears off and your Arbalest should alternate between marking The Shambler and attacking to get the most damage out of your Bounty Hunter while your Occultist heals as needed.

If you take the second party you want to use Man-at-Arms the exact same way and have your Abomination in it's transformed state using either Rake to deal with the minions or hit both a minion and the boss if possible. Plague Doctor/Jester should focus on stacking bleed and blight as much as possible as Shambler has reasonably low resistances to both (85% at the highest level) the Plague Doctor could also try stunning it if you need some breathing room and the Jester can buff your party/heal stress if needed.

Once The Shambler and it's minions are defeated you will be given one of the five possible item trinkets. You can only have one of each so you will never get a duplicate and once all five have been obtained you won't need to fight it any more.

Once all 14 items are in your inventory you will unlock the achievement.

CONFIRMED - Ancestor's Vintage is not required. Purposefully avoided getting this during my playthrough and the achievement popped once I had all 14 original items.

EDIT: The Shambler also has a chance to spawn in any area if you walk around with your torchlight at 0 (why you would though I don't know, I always keep mine at 75+).

You are also guaranteed to get one of the Ancestor items from the Shuffling Horror boss that you face on your first trip into the Darkest Dungeon so if you want you can limit your Shambler fights to four instead of five. - Credit to Moldy Tacos5000

Good luck.
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