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Unleashing of the Kraken - New Enemy for the Cove
General: Monsters
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Unleashing of the Kraken - New Enemy for the Cove

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Unleashing of the Kraken - New Enemy for the Cove

Monstrous Tales from the Forbidden Dark - Chapter III

“The damp carven is filled with corruption. You wonder how any wholesome marine life could exit in this foul place. Just as you are getting use to the sight of walking fishes, you were assaulted by unnaturally large tentacles. It crawls out from everywhere, and beyond, you could only make out of a giant, bulbous body.”


This mod adds several monsters into the Cove dungeon. (5 common enemies, and 1 boss). They offer differnt encounters, and some require differnt strategies to best them.

Still trying out for balance and such, let me know how it plays. Also so far I only tried on start of a new game, but I think the quest should appear if added to a exisiting game too.

Monstrous Tales from the Forbidden Dark


-Boss Strategy-

- When first encounter the Kraken, its tentacles have a strong protection buff. You need to hit the body first, which will give all a protection debuff. Hit back and forth between the two.
-The Kraken also have some strong move when reach rank 1 or 4. Should try to keep it at rank 2 and 3 if possible.
- The Kraken only heal at spot 4, avoid this if get it on low hp.
- One strategy is to hit the body to weaken the tentcale's prot, weaken the 3 tentcale (but don't kill it yet). Once set up, kill 2, and hit the main body, and after that, try keep it at spot 2,3.

Monstrous Tales from the Forbidden Dark - Chapter III
(Will there be chapter 4?!?)


Design Note:
Being at this for while now (few months). Was keeping having bug issue, and didn't have much time to work too hard on it.
But Finally finshed (I think). Still missing few things, hopefully to add on to it later.


Moded by: Actionjack

Thank you for your support, and playing.




<Unleashing of the Kraken> is not an official Red Hook Studios product or product modification, and Red Hook Studios Inc. is not responsible in any way for changes or damages that may result from using the mod. Furthermore, Darkest Dungeon and the Darkest Dungeon logo are trademarks of Red Hook Studios Inc. All content in the game is Copyright Red Hook Studios Inc. All rights reserved.
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Nov 21, 2017 @ 5:48pm
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Fuedrakia Sep 7 @ 6:10am 
I think I have found a new bug. It seems that if you abandon the quest, the assets for the abandon quest screen freak out.
I wanna try this mod out, but my game crashes every time I try to go into the first quest. I don't know where else to get help. Here's the error it gives me:

Assert Failed:

(mash_entries_index < mashEntries.size())

MashGuide::GetMashEntryResultByTypeIndex in mash_guide.cpp line 293

Couldn't find mash entry index 225 in eMashType 1

That's exactly how it's worded. Any help is appreciated, because I can't access my main save anymore until I can get this working. It just crashes to the desktop every time I try loading it.
davidb11 Aug 29 @ 5:44pm 
Ah. Okay. That would explain a few things for certain! I wondered.
Navy Seagull Aug 29 @ 5:14pm 
I think everyone arguing about the Kraken's diffuclty right now should be aware that it is no longer working as intended. I don't know exactly which patch broke the fight, but based on the timing of the angry comments and the significance of the patch itself my guess would be CoM. I thoroughly enjoyed this mod in the past, but would advise not downloading it until AJ is able to restore the prot debuff which the Kraken is SUPPOSED to get whenever you kill a tentacle to it's previous condition, or at least skipping the boss mission if you do download it.
LukeTheSpook Aug 29 @ 12:36pm 
Is this compatible with CoM?
davidb11 Aug 29 @ 10:50am 
That's a bit harsh, but I don't blame you at the same time, Major Tom. Yeah, blight works well against the Kraken.
MajorTom Aug 29 @ 12:07am 
Curious about AJ's mods? Just subscribe and install. Ignore the silly complaints below. The "unbeatable" boss is not AT ALL hard with the right party composition and/or strategy -- even with a 1st or 2nd level party. One super easy solution for those who do not want to micromanage the Kraken's prot buffs described below /above by players and AJ himself is BLIGHT. The Plague Doctor and Grave Robber's blights make it a Krakenwalk.

AJ is among the best modders of DD. His monster mods are damn near masterpiece level. Insulting him makes you look foolish and ignorant. Thanks, AJ, respect.
davidb11 Aug 17 @ 6:23pm 
Yeah, because the healing on the Drowned Crew on Champion is totally easy to deal with. No, it's not. That's not even up for debate. You want to kill that guy before the Crew heals a ton? Better bring every damage output ever.

Look, the Kraken literally is not that difficult.
Do I really have to put links to Youtube videos of people handling the Kraken?
Because it's not the most OP monster of any game ever.
And it most certain does not heal spam compared to the Drowned Crew. Healing 40 a turn makes the Crew far stronger than the damn Kraken by a massive amount.
123nick Aug 17 @ 6:00pm 
i fail to see how the pathetic crews healing potential even comes near to that of the kraken. just kill the 1 monster on the enemy team that has little protection or debuff buffs, or is hard to hit, and the crew's healing is just cut short.

with the kraken, the kraken just heals itself.
davidb11 Aug 14 @ 2:22pm 
Ubersoldier, please do not overexaggerate the Kraken.
There are three different ranks. Normal through Champion.
Each of them are capable of being dealt with by a party.

I've seen plenty of playthroughs on Youtube beat the Kraken on each level.

Once you figure out the trick, which is even spoiled on this page here, in spoiler text, the Kraken is not difficult.
He's not even as OP as the Drowned Crew in Champion and the fact they heal 4 times a round. :)

Kill the Tentacles while his defense is up and it drops like a bad habit.
Attack him when the tentacles have defenses up, and they lose their defense.
Alternate this, and you beat him.

Please, it's not a difficult fight once you get the mechanic down.
People just need to be patient and learn the ups and downs.

Besides, he really doesn't heal as much as the damn Drowned Crew does.