If you've played Darkest Dungeon 2, you already know that in order to advance through the game, you must collect and spend Candles of Hope, the game's currency. Although it might appear challenging, we know the easiest ways to get Candles of Hope in Darkest Dungeon 2.
Candles of Hope are the currency used on the Altar of Hope. On your Expeditions, you will collect Candles of Hope by completing quests, killing enemies, and progressing through locations. You can later use them to unlock the Altar where you can obtain different items, hero upgrades, and buffs that will make your future expeditions easier.
How to get Candles of Hope in Darkest Dungeon 2
You can earn Candles of Hope in Darkest Dungeon 2 in the following ways:
- From locations marked with candles when traveling on the stagecoach
- Hero and Region Goals
- By progressing to further regions
- You will get an extra amount of Candles traveling through The Sluice route. However, this is a challenging task since it must be navigated without a map
- Given for reaching the last location, The Mountain, as well as defeating the Final Boss
Candles of Hope are an interesting currency, since some of them are stored in your inventory, and some are simply given as you progress through locations. If you get defeated before taking down Oblivion's Rampart and traveling to the final site, you can lose some of the candles.
What are the easiest ways to collect Candles of Hope?
There are four different ways to retrieve a decent amount of candles in Darkest Dungeon 2.
Once the game begins, you must take part in expeditions. Each expedition grants you Candles of Hope, regardless of whether you succeed in it or all your heroes get slain.
Paths with candles
As you progress through the game, you will find locations marked with candle icons on the map. Visit these paths to collect as many Candles of Hope as you can. There will be enemies, but you should get many Candles of Hope by following these paths.
Wanderer Hero Path
You should follow the Traveler hero path for all four of your heroes. You will receive one Candle of Hope when you reach the second Inn for each surviving hero. Although four candles is not a lot, it will be a nice bonus.
Hero Goals and Region Goals
Hero Goals are tasks that are assigned randomly to a hero at the start of the expedition, while Region Goals are assigned at the end of every expedition. You will receive a different Region Goal in each Region, and completing all these Goals will earn you a decent amount of Candles of Hope.
And that's all for now! We hope this article will help you earn a lot of candles in your playthrough and make it easier to beat Darkest Dungeon 2.
If you need more help with this game, feel free to read our guide, where we discuss the best team composition in Darkest Dungeon 2. Also, here we have some Darkest Dungeon 2 beginner tips to help you learn the basics of the gameplay.
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