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Darkest Dungeon 2: How to Defeat the Librarian

Darkest Dungeon 2 How to Defeat the Librarian

One of the first bosses players will face in Darkest Dungeon 2 will be the Librarian. This crazy fanatic will climb up a stack of books and will try to burn you alive, along with the Library. Though you might not think this is a dangerous battle, since it is easy to reach, you might actually face a much harder challenge than you would like. Luckily, if you have enough ways to defend yourself from his burning debuffs, then you can easily bring this boss down. Here is where you can find the Librarian boss in Darkest Dungeon 2, and how exactly to defeat him with ease.

Where to Find the Librarian in Darkest Dungeon 2

The Librarian is a side boss that many players can actually miss out on. To find and fight the Librarian in Darkest Dungeon 2, you will need to head into the Sprawl region.

As you travel through the world of DD2, you will have the occasional choice at an Inn to choose the next region. If you head into the Sprawl region, you will just have to plan your journey accordingly to reach one of the Lairs on the map. The Librarian’s Lair is called the Great Library.

Once you reach the Great Library, just make sure to advance all the way to the end of the Lair to find the Librarian in DD2.

How to Defeat the Librarian in Darkest Dungeon 2

The Librarian will attack often, will stress out most of your fighters, and will burn all of you alive. Though he won’t deal a lot of damage to a single adventurer, he will deal a lot of AOE attacks that will burn everyone.

The goal of the battle is to finish as quickly as possible. Though the battle will seem slow at the start, it will end in seconds once there are no more books to burn. When all the book stacks disappear, the Librarian will Ignite, which will give him an extra turn and 24 HP.

Usually, your strategy should be to finish the Librarian before he destroys all the books. This means that you should also avoid hitting them. If you can’t reach him since he might be too far back, you can use attacks that change positions to make him come forward.

Once he Ignites, he will start using the Burning Bright attack. This move will deal around 5 damage to everyone and deal 2 Burn damage. To avoid this scenario, try to Poison him using either the Plague Doctor or the Grave Robber to trickle down that huge HP bar.

When it comes to what types of heroes you should use in the battle, everyone will generally work well. The only class you should avoid is the Runaway, as they specialize in dealing Burn damage, which the Librarian is almost immune to.

The Hellion can also be a relatively bad choice, as her only position 3 and 4 attacks deal low amounts of damage and will only work in special positions. To defeat the Librarian in Darkest Dungeon 2, you will need classes that can properly damage backrow enemies.


And that is all you need to know about how to find and defeat the Librarian in Darkest Dungeon 2. Check out other interesting guides and articles:

Based in Munich, Germany, Adrian Oprea is the Founder of Raider King. He is a writer with a passion for storytelling and a love for all things RPG. When not wielding a keyboard, he can be found exploring fantastical worlds, one quest at a time.
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