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The Dark Priests
The Dark Priests Img.png
Rumour has it that a couple of dark priests are performing dark rituals. Very dark rituals. There have even been several cats reported missing recently. Understandably, your citizens are more than a little concerned about this. They have turned to you for help and are willing to give what they have in order to compensate you for your efforts.
General Information
Type: Experience
Players: Players 2
Difficulty: Skulls 3
Duration: Duration 2 days
XP: XP 5975
VED

Description

A fairly easy map that requires moving your camps right from the start to give direct attack routes to the Leaders Camp and avoid a lot of costly battles.

Along with Witch of The Swamp it should be a staple XP farming map for any player. You will find this map rather often when you do short adventure searches and is fairly cheap to purchase from the trade system.


Availability

Level: 26
Merchant: N/A
Adventure Search: Short (?.??%), Medium (?.??%)
Trade: ~ ResCSS.png 80-90

Maps

Map of The Dark Priests

Camp Sequence Guide

Requirements

General Type Requirements
TroopsCSS.png TroopsCSS.png TroopsCSS.png TroopsCSS.png TroopsCSS.png TroopsCSS.png TroopsCSS.png TroopsCSS.png Total
TroopsCSS.png Normal General (200 troops) 299-879 0-18 0-11 199-258 0-140 100 0-48 0-50 598-1504
TroopsCSS.png Lord Dracul (200 troops) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
TroopsCSS.png Master of Martial Arts (220 troops) 257-420 0-28 - 212 - 170-176 0-195 - 639-981
TroopsCSS.png Veteran General (250 troops) 291-594 0-37 - 249-269 0-90 195 0-138 - 735-1323
TroopsCSS.png Major General (270 troops) 286-563 0-37 - 260-302 0-90 195 0-138 - 741-1325

Achievements

Name Requirements Trophies Reward
Fast Ritual Complete "The Dark Priests" in less than 8 hours 40
Hex of Speed Complete "The Dark Priests" in less than 2 hours 100 ResCSS.png150
Incorruptible Minds Complete "The Dark Priests" while only losing Recruits 100
Close-Up Blessings Complete "The Dark Priests" without using any ranged units 80

Guide

Refer to the Combat page for more information.
Generally, the lowest quantity/cost troop combination is listed but higher cost/value troops can be substituted to boost the odds toward losing 1-2 less troops. So use of elite soldiers, longbowman and crossbowman is at your discretion but most likely will not change the outcome very much depending for any particular battle. Likewise, more troops than listed can be sent if capacity of the general permits but in most cases will not affect the outcome.
Additional guides for The Dark Priests available here.

Sector Enemy Attack With Average Losses Map Area
Sector 1 Move immediately to the entrance of Sector 3. You can take out both Sector 1 Leader and start the assault on Sector 3 from here (see map).

Block

Dark1.jpg
TroopsCSS.png 10 TroopsCSS.png 20
(Can be blocked)
TroopsCSS.png 18 TroopsCSS.png 40 TroopsCSS.png 15
TroopsCSS.png 12 TroopsCSS.png 28 TroopsCSS.png 11
No additional advantage, use basic general option(s) above
No additional advantage, use basic general option(s) above
TroopsCSS.png Skunk
TroopsCSS.png 10 TroopsCSS.png 20 TroopsCSS.png 20
TroopsCSS.png 40 TroopsCSS.png 100 TroopsCSS.png 33
TroopsCSS.png 37 TroopsCSS.png 163 TroopsCSS.png 30
TroopsCSS.png 20 TroopsCSS.png 170 TroopsCSS.png 16
TroopsCSS.png 40 TroopsCSS.png 195 TroopsCSS.png 32
No additional advantage, use veteran general option(s) above
Sector 2 Move as far NWW as possible so your general is near the entrance to Sector 2.
Note: You can skip the second camp (30 Priest + 30 Shadowsneaker) and just send 60 Recruits + 140 Soldiers against the third camp (30 Cultists + 20 Shadowsneaker + 10 Firedancer). This will take out both camps, saving you a few minutes for no extra loss.
Dark2.jpg
TroopsCSS.png 30 TroopsCSS.png 40 TroopsCSS.png 5 TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 194 TroopsCSS.png 4
TroopsCSS.png 3 TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 196 TroopsCSS.png 3
TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 194 0
TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 249 0
No additional advantage, use veteran general option(s) above
TroopsCSS.png 30 TroopsCSS.png 30 TroopsCSS.png 32 TroopsCSS.png 30 TroopsCSS.png 32
Alternate: TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 109 TroopsCSS.png 18
TroopsCSS.png 17 TroopsCSS.png 8 TroopsCSS.png 16
No additional advantage, use basic general option(s) above
No additional advantage, use basic general option(s) above
TroopsCSS.png 30 TroopsCSS.png 20 TroopsCSS.png 10 TroopsCSS.png 27 TroopsCSS.png 63 TroopsCSS.png 26
Alternate: TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 199 TroopsCSS.png 12
TroopsCSS.png 17 TroopsCSS.png 33 TroopsCSS.png 15
TroopsCSS.png 27 TroopsCSS.png 63 TroopsCSS.png 26
No additional advantage, use veteran general option(s) above
Church
TroopsCSS.png Swamp Witch
TroopsCSS.png 40 TroopsCSS.png 20 TroopsCSS.png 30
TroopsCSS.png 80 TroopsCSS.png 11 TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 50 TroopsCSS.png 58 TroopsCSS.png 80 TroopsCSS.png 6 TroopsCSS.png 14
Achievement:
W1: TroopsCSS.png 92
W2: TroopsCSS.png 200
W3: TroopsCSS.png 110 TroopsCSS.png 90

W1: TroopsCSS.png 92
W2: TroopsCSS.png 200
W3: TroopsCSS.png 107
W1: TroopsCSS.png 92
W2: TroopsCSS.png 44 TroopsCSS.png 176
W1: TroopsCSS.png 92
W2: TroopsCSS.png 44
Alternate:
TroopsCSS.png 65 TroopsCSS.png 10 TroopsCSS.png 145

TroopsCSS.png 58 TroopsCSS.png 6
TroopsCSS.png 65 TroopsCSS.png 95 TroopsCSS.png 90 TroopsCSS.png 61 TroopsCSS.png 12
Alternate:
TroopsCSS.png 50 TroopsCSS.png 100 TroopsCSS.png 40 TroopsCSS.png 60

TroopsCSS.png 45 TroopsCSS.png 12
Alternate:
TroopsCSS.png 108 TroopsCSS.png 20 TroopsCSS.png 102

TroopsCSS.png 106 TroopsCSS.png 13
Alternate:
W1: TroopsCSS.png 92
W2: TroopsCSS.png 45 TroopsCSS.png 95 TroopsCSS.png 100

W1: TroopsCSS.png 92
W2: TroopsCSS.png 42 TroopsCSS.png 12
Achievement:
W1: TroopsCSS.png 92
W2: TroopsCSS.png 121 TroopsCSS.png 129

W1: TroopsCSS.png 92
W2: TroopsCSS.png 106
TroopsCSS.png 62 TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 90 TroopsCSS.png 117 TroopsCSS.png 58 TroopsCSS.png 12
Alternate:
TroopsCSS.png 47 TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 40 TroopsCSS.png 60 TroopsCSS.png 122

TroopsCSS.png 44 TroopsCSS.png 12
Alternate:
TroopsCSS.png 108 TroopsCSS.png 20 TroopsCSS.png 102

TroopsCSS.png 106 TroopsCSS.png 13
Achievement:
W1: TroopsCSS.png 92
W2: TroopsCSS.png 92 TroopsCSS.png 178

W1: TroopsCSS.png 92
W2: TroopsCSS.png 90
Sector 3
(Optional)
Defeating the two leader camps to the left and right of the dark castle is not required to complete the adventure. But defeat them for maximum XP reward.
Dark3.jpg
TroopsCSS.png 60 TroopsCSS.png 20 TroopsCSS.png 16 TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 183 TroopsCSS.png 15
TroopsCSS.png 14 TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 185 TroopsCSS.png 13
TroopsCSS.png 7 TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 212 TroopsCSS.png 6
TroopsCSS.png 11 TroopsCSS.png 239 TroopsCSS.png 9
TroopsCSS.png 9 TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 260 TroopsCSS.png 7
TroopsCSS.png 25 TroopsCSS.png 25 TroopsCSS.png 10 TroopsCSS.png 30
545 xp
TroopsCSS.png 55 TroopsCSS.png 70 TroopsCSS.png 52
Alternate:
TroopsCSS.png 7 TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 192

TroopsCSS.png 6 TroopsCSS.png 15
TroopsCSS.png 39 TroopsCSS.png 41 TroopsCSS.png 35
Alternate: TroopsCSS.png 210 TroopsCSS.png 15
TroopsCSS.png 55 TroopsCSS.png 70 TroopsCSS.png 52
Alternate:
TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 249

TroopsCSS.png 15
No additional advantage, use veteran general option(s) above
TroopsCSS.png 30 TroopsCSS.png 10 TroopsCSS.png 50
620 xp
TroopsCSS.png 62 TroopsCSS.png 48 TroopsCSS.png 58
Alternate:
TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 199

TroopsCSS.png 18
TroopsCSS.png 48 TroopsCSS.png 17 TroopsCSS.png 42
No additional advantage, use basic general option(s) above
No additional advantage, use basic general option(s) above
Dark Castle TroopsCSS.png Dark High Priest
TroopsCSS.png 40 TroopsCSS.png 40 TroopsCSS.png 40
W1: TroopsCSS.png 134
W2: TroopsCSS.png 23 TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 140
W1: TroopsCSS.png 134
W2: TroopsCSS.png 23
Alternate:
TroopsCSS.png 133 TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 18 TroopsCSS.png 48

TroopsCSS.png 130 TroopsCSS.png 12
Alternate:
TroopsCSS.png 136 TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 50

TroopsCSS.png 133
Achievement:
W1: TroopsCSS.png 108
W2: TroopsCSS.png 114 TroopsCSS.png 86

W1: TroopsCSS.png 108
W2: TroopsCSS.png 111
TroopsCSS.png 71 TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 18 TroopsCSS.png 110 TroopsCSS.png 69 TroopsCSS.png 12
Achievement:
TroopsCSS.png 124 TroopsCSS.png 86

TroopsCSS.png 119
TroopsCSS.png 83 TroopsCSS.png 1 TroopsCSS.png 17 TroopsCSS.png 138 TroopsCSS.png 83 TroopsCSS.png 12
Achievement:
TroopsCSS.png 136 TroopsCSS.png 99

TroopsCSS.png 133
No additional advantage, use veteran general option(s) above
Total Average Losses TroopsCSS.png 283-853
TroopsCSS.png 0-12 TroopsCSS.png 0-6 TroopsCSS.png 0-77
TroopsCSS.png 233-396
TroopsCSS.png 0-18 TroopsCSS.png 0-15
TroopsCSS.png 268-555
TroopsCSS.png 0-25 TroopsCSS.png 0-57
TroopsCSS.png 265-537
TroopsCSS.png 0-25 TroopsCSS.png 0-57

Video Guides

The Dark Priest lvl36+, 1 BH General, 2 Blocks

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The Dark Priest lvl36 , 1 BH General, 2 Blocks

Blocks

  • Note: A player can use the blocking technique on the first camp (either type A or B) to allow second general to kill leader camp. By doing so, you will save between 14R-15R (using block A and B respectively):

Block A) - You will need to place your generals as can be seen in the picture. Once both generals are ready to attack (units assigned: general A with 1R and general B with 40R+160S or 200R), attack camp A (20thug and 10 Dogs) with general A. Wait for 5 - 7 seconds and then immediately send general B to attack camp B (Skunk, 20 Thug, 20 Ranger, 20 Dog).

DP block placement.png

Block B) - Use the same placement as block A, but you 'MUST use a normal general as general A, 'and veteran general as general B. Unit assignments are:

General A: 18R 40S -> camp A 20 Thug, 10 Dog

General B: 90R 160S -> Skunk, 20 Thug, 20 Ranger, 20 Dog

Send general A to camp A, wait 5- 7 seconds and then immediately send general B. What should happen is that your general A will battle camp A before general B get intercepted. This will allow general B (your veteran general) to attack directly to leader camp, and destroy the camp before general A kills camp A. The result would be both camps will be destroyed and sector 1 cleared, with general A and his units left untouched. (No unit lost nor injured general).

Other Guides

Minion79's Crossbow Map
Minion79 has created a great map which shows troop numbers to use for each camp when using a Veteran with Crossbows.
Dark Priests Map Crossbow.jpg

Enemies

The following enemies are found in the The Dark Priests adventure:

Guard Dog

Thug

Ranger

Cultist

Shadowsneaker

Dark Priest

Fanatic

Firedancer

Skunk

Swamp Witch

Dark High Priest

Rewards

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Dark Priests Loot


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