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Curio Guide
By Layn
This guide provides detailed information on which items cleanse which curios, what rewards are given, what quirks will forcefully interact with which curios, and what the non-cleansing curio interaction chances are.
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Introduction
Something often overlooked by new players is that interating with a curio will quite frequently prompt you for an item to use with it, rather than simply operating the curio.

Failing to use an item when prompted will typically yield negative results, with some curios having much more dire consequences than others.

It's been reported that certain classes have different interactions with certain curios than other classes. Just because a curio in this guide may have a listed (or unknown) function, please don't be afraid to continue to experiment to see if you can discover anything new!

Also, a huge shout out to nepomucq and everyone over on this thread for getting the ball rolling with this. I'm just here to add the pretty pictures :P

Percentages are calculated based upon the value of the values reported in curios\curio_type_library.csv in your Darkest Dungeon folder. Values are up to date as of Build 10850

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2016-01-19 - Release day! :D Curiously, it seems that only one new curio has been added to the game - The Ancestor's Knapsack. For those of you already making your way through the Darkest Dungeon, let me know what the story is (I'm just about to get started on a new save file so it'll be a while before I get there).

There was also a change to the Fish Idol, which has now changed its non-cleansing effects.

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2015-09-30 - It's been a while! Build 10850 changes were incorporated. A couple of existing curio modifications, plus The Cove region curios were added.
  • Dinner Cart
    • Overall non-cleansing loot percentages changed
    • Disease is now no longer random. 100% chance of Black Plague
  • Makeshift Dining Table
    • Disease is now no longer random. 100% chance of Tapeworm
  • The Cove
    • Curios for this region have now been added

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2015-05-28 - Build 8855 changes were incorporated. Existing curio modifications:
  • Eldritch Altar
    • Now found in all regions, not just Warrens
    • Can no longer be cleansed via torch
    • Holy water cleansing now removes a negative quirk instead of stress
    • Percentages to non-cleansing rewards have been modified
  • Sacrificial Stone
    • Can no longer be cleansed via firewood
In addition, a new curio was added:
  • Shambler's Altar
    • Uses the same artwork as the curio previously known as 'Old One Statue'
    • Appears to be quest related. Cleansing looks as though it summons some kind of monster.
All Regions
Unless stated otherwise, all Curios have a chance to reward gold / gems / heirlooms upon cleansing.

Crate
Tags: Scrounging
Cleanse With: No cleansing required
Reward: Food
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 75% Loot, 25% Nothing





Discarded Pack
Tags: Scrounging
Cleanse With: No cleansing possible.
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 60% Loot, 20% Nothing, 20% Map






Eldritch Altar
Tags: Haunted, Unholy
Cleanse With: Holy Water
Reward: Purge negative trait
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 50% Nothing, 40% Moderate (30) Stress, 10% Purge Negative Quirk








Heirloom Chest
Tags: Treasure
Cleanse With: Skeleton Key, Antivenom
Note: Cleansing with Antivenom will not always be succesful.
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 75% Loot, 12.5% Blight, 12.5% Bleed






Locked Strongbox
Tags: Treasure
Cleanse With: Skeleton Key, Shovel
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 50% Loot, 25% Blight, 25% Bleed
Note: Using a shovel will partially destroy the contents





Sack
Tags: Scrounging
Cleanse With: No cleansing required
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 75% Loot, 25% Nothing






Sconce
Tags: Scrounging
Cleanse With: No cleansing required
Reward: Torch
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 100% Loot












Shambler's Altar
Tags: None
Cleanse With: Torch
Reward: Torch Extinguished. Summon Miniboss with adds (Difficult Fight - Thanks N4Mazter)
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 100% Nothing







Stack of Books
Tags: Knowledge
Cleanse With: ?
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 26.66% High Stress, 26.66% Positive Quirk, 20% Nothing, 13.33% Negative Quirk, 13.33% Darkness
Note: Do NOT use a torch! Instant +100 Stress!







Unlocked Strongbox
Tags: Treasure
Cleanse With: Nothing. (Thanks yajiu)
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 75% Loot, 25% Blight





Cove
Unless stated otherwise, all Curios have a chance to reward gold / gems / heirlooms upon cleansing.

Barnacle Crusted Chest
Tags: Treasure
Cleanse With: Shovel
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 25% Nothing, 50% Loot, 25% Weak Bleed




Bas Relief
Tags: Knowledge, Worship
Cleanse With: Shovel (Don't do this)
Reward: 100 Stress (You were warned)
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 66% Positive Quirk, 33% Negative Quirk




Brackish Tidepool
Tags: Fountain, Drink
Cleanse With: Antivenom
Reward: 50% Strong Heal, 50% Strong Stress Heal
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 75% Blight/Bleed/Debuff/Diseases Resist, 25% Random Disease


Eerie Coral
Tags: Knowledge
Cleanse With: Medicinal Herbs
Reward: Purge Negative Quirk
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 50% Heal Stress, 25% Gain Stress, 25% Nothing







Fish Idol
Tags: Worship, Unholy
Cleanse With: Holy Water
Reward: Damage Buff
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 50% Defense Debuff, 50% Attack Debuff







Giant Fish Carcass
Tags: Food
Cleanse With: Medicinal Herbs
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 50% Nothing, 16.67% Loot, 16.67% Weak Bleed, 16.67% Disease (The Red Plague)



Giant Oyster
Tags: Scrounging, Treasure
Cleanse With: Shovel, Dog Treats
Reward (Shovel): Loot
Reward (Dog Treats): +25 Def
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 40% Loot, 40% Weak Bleed, 20% Nothing






Ship's Figurehead
Tags: Reflective
Cleanse With: (Nothing)
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 33% Figurehead Buff (+SPD, +DMG), 66% Figurehead Heal Stress (30)




Darkest Dungeon
Unless stated otherwise, all Curios have a chance to reward gold / gems / heirlooms upon cleansing.

Ancestor's Knapsack
Tags: Treasure
Cleanse With: No cleansing possible
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 100% Ancestral Trinket + Loot








Ruins
Unless stated otherwise, all Curios have a chance to reward gold / gems / heirlooms upon cleansing.

Alchemy Table
Tags: Knowledge
Cleanse With: Medicinal Herbs, Torch
Reward: 100% Light if you use a Torch instead of Herbs
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 50% Blight, 25% Nothing, 25% Loot





Altar of Light
Tags: Worship
Cleanse With: Holy Water
Reward: Strong Damage Buff (+30% DMG)
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 100% Normal Damage Buff (+20% DMG)








Bookshelf
Tags: Knowledge
Cleanse With: No cleansing possible.
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 25% Nothing, 25% Increased Stress, 25% Map, 16.66% Positive Quirk, 8.33% Negative Quirk










Confession Booth
Tags: Worship, Reflective
Cleanse With: Holy Water
Reward: Stress Relief
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 50% High Stress, 25% Loot, 25% Remove Negative Quirk





Decorative Urn
Tags: Scrounging, Haunted
Cleanse With: Holy Water
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 44.44% Loot, 22.22% Nothing, 22.22% Blight, 7.4% Random Disease, 3.7% Creeping Cough Quirk
Note: Do NOT use a shovel on this. High stress (Thanks Dr. Jekyll)





Holy Fountain
Tags: Fountain, Worship
Cleanse With: Holy Water, although no cleanse is required to gain benefit.
Reward: Super Holy Fountain Effects (Cure Self, Heal Self 12, Heal Self Stress 20)
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 50% Loot, 50% Normal Holy Fountain Effects (Cure Self, Heal Self 5, Heal Self Stress 10)








Iron Maiden
Tags: Torture, Haunted
Cleanse With: Medicinal Herbs
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 40% Loot, 20% Nothing, 20% Claustrophobia Quirk, 13.33% Tetanus Quirk, 6.66% Random Disease










Locked Display Cabinet
Tags: Scrounging, Treasure
Cleanse With: Skeleton Key, Shovel
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 50% Blight, 50% Bleed
Note: You can use a shovel, but you'll destroy some of the contents (Thanks Yajiu)











Locked Sarcophagus
Tags: Haunted, Reflective
Cleanse With: Skeleton Key, Shovel
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 50% Blight, 50% Bleed
Note: Can be opened with the shovel, but will damage contents



Sarcophagus
Tags: Haunted, Reflective, Body
Cleanse With: Cannot be cleansed.
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 60% Loot, 20% Thanatophobia Quirk, 20% Nothing





Suit of Armor
Tags: Haunting, Reflective
Cleanse With: Cannot be cleansed
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 75% Buff (+10% PROT, +10 DOD), 12.5% Ruins Adventurer Quirk, 12.5% Ruins Tactician Quirk




Warrens
Unless stated otherwise, all Curios have a chance to reward gold / gems / heirlooms upon cleansing.

Bone Altar
Tags: Unholy, Worship
Cleanse With: Cannot be cleansed.
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 100% Buff (+15% DMG, +10 ACC, +5% CRT)
Note: Also has a chance to remove Blight / Bleed (Unknown %)









Dinner Cart
Tags: Food, Drink, Body
Cleanse With: Medicinal Herbs
Reward: Food
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 37.5% Loot, 25% Nothing, 25% Blight, 12.5% Black Plague






Makeshift Dining Table
Tags: Food, Drink
Cleanse With: Medicinal Herbs (Thanks aurelien.moliere)
Reward: Food
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 25% Nothing, 25% Loot, 25% Blight, 25% Tapeworm






Moonshine Barrel
Tags: Drink, Scrounging
Cleanse With: Medicinal Herbs
Reward: Self DMG Buff (+30% DMG)
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 33.33% Loot, 33.33% Blight, 22.22% Nothing, 11.11% Alcoholism Quirk








Occult Scrawlings
Tags: Unholy, Knowledge
Note: This Curio will 100% give you a debuff (-20 DOD) if you cleanse it.
Cleanse With: Holy Water
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 33.33% Positive Quirk, 25% Nothing, 25% High Stress, 16.66% Negative Quirk





Pile of Bones
Tags: Haunted, Unholy
Cleanse With: Holy Water
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 25% Loot, 25% Bloodthirsty Quirk, 25% Nothing, 25% Random Disease






Pile of Scrolls
Tags: Knowledge
Cleanse With: Torch (Thanks aurelien.moliere)
Reward: Remove random negative quirk(Thanks anonynamja)
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 33.33% Nothing, 33.33% Map, 16.67% Medium Stress, 11.11% Positive Quirk, 5.56% Negative Quirk



Rack of Blades
Tags: Scrounging
Cleanse With: Bandages
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 40% Loot, 40% Bleed, 20% Nothing









Sacrificial Stone
Tags: Unholy, Worship
Cleanse With: Unknown
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 50% Very High Stress, 25% Remove Negative Quirk, 12.5% Warrens Explorer Quirk, 12.5% Warrens Scrounger Quirk









Weald
Unless stated otherwise, all Curios have a chance to reward gold / gems / heirlooms upon cleansing.

Ancient Coffin
Tags: Haunted, Body
Cleanse With: No cleansing possible
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 50% Loot, 33.33% Nothing, 8.33% Weald Explorer Quirk, 8.33% Weald Adventurer Quirk



Beast Carcass
Tags: Food, Body
Cleanse With: Medicinal Herbs
Reward: Food
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 42.86% Loot, 19.046% Random Disease, 14.29% Nothing, 14.29% Zoophobia Quirk, 9.523% Rabies Quirk


Eerie Spiderweb
Tags: None
Cleanse With: Bandage (Thanks Sykes)
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 40% Nothing, 40% Loot, 10% Slow Reflexes Quirk, 10% Slow Draw Quirk






Left Luggage
Tags: Treasure, Scrounging
Cleanse With: Skeleton Key, Antivenom
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 50% Loot, 50% Blight



Mummified Remains
Tags: Haunted, Unholy, Body
Cleanse With: Bandage (Thanks Sykes)
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 40% Loot, 40% Blight, 20% Nothing


Old Tree
Tags: Scrounging
Cleanse With: Antivenom
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 50% Loot, 25% Nothing, 25% Blight






Pristine Fountain
Tags: Fountain
Cleanse With: Holy Water
Reward: Strong Stress Heal
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 100% Normal Stress Heal









Shallow Grave
Tags: Scrounging, Haunted, Body
Cleanse With: Shovel
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 50% Blight, 50% Random Disease






Traveller's Tent
Tags: Scrounging
Cleanse With: Cannot be cleansed.
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 37.5% Loot, 37.5% Map, 12.5% Nothing, 12.5% Medium Stress




Troubling Effigy
Tags: Unholy, Worship
Cleanse With: Holy Water (Thanks Wyvern Rada)
Reward: Positive quirk
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: 25% Nothing, 18.75% Positive Quirk, 18.75% Negative Quirk, 18.75% Bleed, 9.36% Stress, 9.36% Blight








Courtyard
Quest
Chirurgeon's Satchel
Cleanse With: No cleansing required







Corrupted Altar
Cleanse With: Quest Item (Thanks xaker89)








Unknown / Not Yet Implemented
Aged Cask
Tags: None
Cleanse With: Unknown. May not yet be implemented.
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: NYI






Arcane Lectern
Tags: None
Cleanse With: Unknown. May not yet be implemented.
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: NYI






Musty Tome
Cleanse With: Unknown. May not yet be implemented.
Non-Cleansing Interaction Chances: NYI








Forced Interaction Quirks
Certain quirks will force interaction with certain Curios based upon the Curio tag. This list contains all known quirks that may force interaction with certain Curios, and the percentage chance to do so.

All data is current as of Build 7537

Ablutomania
Forced Interaction With: Fountain
Forced % Chance: 40%

Bloodthirsty
Forced Interaction With: Torture
Forced % Chance: 35%

Compulsive
Forced Interaction With: Everything!
Forced % Chance: 20%

Curious
Forced Interaction With: Everything!
Forced % Chance: 20%

Dacnomania
Forced Interaction With: Torture
Forced % Chance: 40%

Dark Temptation
Forced Interaction With: Unholy
Forced % Chance: 40%

Demonomania
Forced Interaction With: Unholy
Forced % Chance: 40%

Dipsomania
Forced Interaction With: Drink
Forced % Chance: 40%

Egomania
Forced Interaction With: Reflective
Forced % Chance: 40%
Other: Character will keep loot for themselves

Guilty Conscience
Forced Interaction With: Worship
Forced % Chance: 35%

Hagiomania
Forced Interaction With: Worship
Forced % Chance: 40%

Hieromania
Forced Interaction With: Worship
Forced % Chance: 35%

Hylomania
Forced Interaction With: Treasure
Forced % Chance: 40%

Kleptomaniac
Forced Interaction With: Treasure
Forced % Chance: 35%
Other: Character will keep loot for themselves

Necromania
Forced Interaction With: Body
Forced % Chance: 40%

Paranormania
Forced Interaction With: Haunted
Forced % Chance: 40%

Plutomania
Forced Interaction With: Treasure
Forced % Chance: 40%

Sitiomania
Forced Interaction With: Food
Forced % Chance: 40%
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427 Comments
OSASK Nov 30 @ 6:52am 
nice
Jorquay Nov 3 @ 4:01am 
Excellent guide. Any plans to add the Sunward Isles?
thanks
芦苇 Oct 5 @ 4:03am 
thanks!:gymBOSS:
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