Darkest Dungeon: How to beat Swine? Darkest Dungeon Guide
Last update: Thursday, April 20, 2023
Swine is the second boss which dwells in the Warrens. It is a big, hideous and undead swine with a rusty crown on its head and the massive cleaver in its hand. The swine is based on an interesting system of Marking. Its little companion Wilbur (who always stands behind the boss) is equipped with a skill of marking your party members. Two out of three boss's attacks can be activated only when its target is marked whilst the last one has a little chance of hitting the target. This mechanics will tell you which one of your teammates will be attacked next turn, thus it will make it easier for you to prepare for the attack. It is worth mentioning that the attempt of killing Wilbur before the main boss may not be the best idea. After his death, the boss goes on a rampage through which he unlocks another attack - Enraged Destruction. This skill attacks the whole party at once and also it may Stun them. This is the main reason to leave the Wilbur alive and to focus the main boss instead.
Recommended Formation: Vestal/Occultist, Highwayman/Grave Robber, Bounty Hunter, Leper
Powerful attack that comes with high damage to the whole party. It comes with a great chance of Stun. Available after the Wilbur's death.
Deals hefty amount of damage to two targets with the Mark. A big chance of dealing critical damage (CRIT). Can be used only on the Marked targets.
Deals hefty amount of damage to one target with the Mark. A big chance of dealing critical damage (CRIT). Can be used only on the Marked target.
Deals fair damage to one target. It comes with a high chance of Missing.
Mark This One! [Wilbur]
Inflicts low damage and impairs one target with Mark.
Mark These Two! [Wilbur]
Inflicts low damage and impairs two targets with Mark.
Deals low damage to the whole party but comes with the chance of Stun.
The Swine is probably the easiest boss to deal with in the game. Just leave the Wilbur alone and focus the main enemy. Fortunately he stands in the front, thus it enables your party to attack him independently of their class. Keep up with your heroes' status and watch out on the marked ones. If these are low on Hps, heal them. Order the Bounty Hunter or Occultist to Mark the Swine and then focus all of your attacks on him. After his death you can deal with Wilbur which also has a quite irritating skill which deals a small amount of damage but it as a quite a big chance of Stun. Usually though it will be resisted. Finish the Wilbur to end the mission.