The Color of Madness DLC expansion set for Darkest Dungeon continues and further develops the concept from the previous expansion, The Crimson Curse, and introduces four new district buildings to the game. Although there are only just a few of them, they offer much more powerful bonuses for characters than in the aforementioned expansion pack.
Available district buildings
As mentioned in the introduction, the expansion pack introduces four new district buildings to the game. These are the following:
- The Mill - makes the characters no longer need any food during the mission. This applies only to feeding during the exploration of dungeons, which will still be required for the camp. The building costs 10 Memories.
- Geological Studyhall - increases the amount of jewels (stones that are automatically sold after completing the mission) that can be "stuffed" into a single pile by 1. The building significantly increases the amount of gold that can be obtained from the mission, it is worth to construct it. The cost of the building is 125 Crystal Shards.
- Tainted Well - makes Holy Water offer higher bonuses for resistance, and Laudanum gives the hero a bonus for resistance to stress. The least useful of the new district buildings, it is worth leaving it to yourself at the end when the rest of the buildings were already built. The cost of construction of this building is 99 Crystal Shards.
- Miasmal Orchard - Medicinal Herbs gives you an extra resistance bonus for disease, and antivenom gives you a resistance bonus for blight. A useful enhancement to protect your heroes from persistent diseases and the high cost of curing them.
How to get Crystal Shards and Memories
To build new district buildings, you don't need to collect schemes like The Crimson Curse expansion set. Here, there are two raw materials required to gather, Crystal Shards and Memories. Crystals are also used to buy jewels implemented in the expansion (objects of the Crystaline rank), as well as a new kind of provisions, the Shard Dust, and Memories used only to erect the Mill.
Both of these items can be found during The Endless Harvest's mission at Farmstead, a new location introduced in The Color of Madness expansion pack. To gain access to this mission, you must first complete the two short missions preceding it. Crystals are obtained after surviving each successive wave, while Memories "fall out" as a loot from the bosses.