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The Dark Priests
Adv-darkpriests
Rumour has it that a couple of dark priests are performing dark rituals. Very dark rituals. There have even been several cats reported missing recently. Understandably, your citizens are more than a little concerned about this. They have turned to you for help and are willing to give what they have in order to compensate you for your efforts.
General Information
Type: Experience
Players: Icon settler 2
Difficulty: Icon skull 3
Duration: Icon clock 2 days
XP: Icon xp 5,975
VED

Description

A fairly easy map that requires moving your camps right from the start to give direct attack routes to the Leaders Camp and avoid a lot of costly battles.

Along with Witch of The Swamp it should be a staple XP farming map for any player. You will find this map rather often when you do short adventure searches and is fairly cheap to purchase from the trade system. 

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Requirements

General Type Requirements
TroopsCSS TroopsCSS TroopsCSS TroopsCSS TroopsCSS TroopsCSS TroopsCSS Total

TroopsCSSNormal General (200 troops)

525 - 11 194 176 173 - 1,079
TroopsCSSMaster of Martial Arts (220 troops) 303 30 - 219 - 203 145 900
TroopsCSSVeteran General (250 troops) 388 - - 232 40 183 120 963

Achievements

Name Requirements Trophies Reward
Fast Ritual Complete "The Dark Priests" in less than 8 hours 40
Hex of Speed Complete "The Dark Priests" in less than 2 hours 100 ResCSS150
Incorruptible Minds Complete "The Dark Priests" while only losing Recruits 100
Close-Up Blessings Complete "The Dark Priests" without using any ranged units 80


Guide

Sector Enemy Attack With Average Losses
Sector 1 Move immediately to the entrance of Sector 3.  You can take out both Sector 1 Leader and start the assault on Sector 3 from here (see map).
DPG1

Block

Dark1
TroopsCSS 20 TroopsCSS 10
(Can be blocked)
TroopsCSS 18 TroopsCSS 40 TroopsCSS 15
TroopsCSS 20 TroopsCSS 200 TroopsCSS 15
TroopsCSS 90 TroopsCSS 160 TroopsCSS 15
TroopsCSS Skunk
TroopsCSS 20 TroopsCSS 20 TroopsCSS 20
TroopsCSS 40 TroopsCSS 160 TroopsCSS 33
TroopsCSS 20 TroopsCSS 200 TroopsCSS 20
TroopsCSS 90 TroopsCSS 160 TroopsCSS 32
Sector 3
(Optional)
TroopsCSS 60 TroopsCSS 20 TroopsCSS 16 TroopsCSS 1 TroopsCSS 183 TroopsCSS 15
TroopsCSS 7 TroopsCSS 1 TroopsCSS 212 TroopsCSS 7
TroopsCSS 12 TroopsCSS 18 TroopsCSS 220 TroopsCSS 11
Sector 2 Move as far NWW as possible so your general is near the entrance to Sector 2.

Note: You can skip the second camp (30 Priest + 30 Shadowsneaker) and just send 60 Recruits + 140 Soldiers against the third camp (30 Cultists + 20 Shadowsneaker + 10 Firedancer). This will take out both camps, saving you a few minutes for no extra loss.

Dark2
TroopsCSS 30 TroopsCSS 40 TroopsCSS 5 TroopsCSS 1 TroopsCSS 194 TroopsCSS 4
TroopsCSS 1 TroopsCSS 219 0
TroopsCSS 1 TroopsCSS 249 0
TroopsCSS 30 TroopsCSS 30 TroopsCSS 32 TroopsCSS 168 TroopsCSS 32
TroopsCSS 17 TroopsCSS 203 TroopsCSS 17
TroopsCSS 32 TroopsCSS 168 TroopsCSS 32
TroopsCSS 30 TroopsCSS 20 TroopsCSS 10 TroopsCSS 27 TroopsCSS 173 TroopsCSS 26
TroopsCSS 17 TroopsCSS 203 TroopsCSS 17
TroopsCSS 27 TroopsCSS 173 TroopsCSS 26
Church
TroopsCSS Witch
TroopsCSS 40 TroopsCSS 30 TroopsCSS 20
TroopsCSS 80 TroopsCSS 11 TroopsCSS 1 TroopsCSS 58TroopsCSS 50 TroopsCSS 80 TroopsCSS 6 TroopsCSS 14
TroopsCSS 65 TroopsCSS 10 TroopsCSS 145 TroopsCSS 58 TroopsCSS 6
W1: TroopsCSS 92
W2: TroopsCSS 44 TroopsCSS 176
W1: TroopsCSS 92
W2: TroopsCSS 44
TroopsCSS 50 TroopsCSS 100 TroopsCSS 40 TroopsCSS 60 TroopsCSS 45 TroopsCSS 12
W1: TroopsCSS 92
W2: TroopsCSS 121 TroopsCSS 129
W1: TroopsCSS 92
W2: TroopsCSS 121
Sector 3
(Optional)
Defeating the two leader camps to the left and right of the dark castle is not required to complete the adventure. But defeat them for maximum XP reward.
Dark3
TroopsCSS 25 TroopsCSS 25
TroopsCSS 10 TroopsCSS 30
545 xp
TroopsCSS 55 TroopsCSS 145 TroopsCSS 52
TroopsCSS 39 TroopsCSS 181 TroopsCSS 39
TroopsCSS 70 TroopsCSS 180 TroopsCSS 52
TroopsCSS 30 TroopsCSS 10 TroopsCSS 50
620 xp
TroopsCSS 80 TroopsCSS 120 TroopsCSS 57
TroopsCSS 47 TroopsCSS 173 TroopsCSS 47
TroopsCSS 90 TroopsCSS 160 TroopsCSS 57
TroopsCSS 30 TroopsCSS 40
500 xp
TroopsCSS 5 TroopsCSS 1 TroopsCSS 194 TroopsCSS 4
TroopsCSS 1 TroopsCSS 219 0
TroopsCSS 1 TroopsCSS 249 0
Dark Castle TroopsCSS Dark High Priest
TroopsCSS 40 TroopsCSS 40 TroopsCSS 40
W1: TroopsCSS 134
W2: TroopsCSS 23 TroopsCSS 1 TroopsCSS 176
W1: TroopsCSS 134
W2: TroopsCSS 23
TroopsCSS 71 TroopsCSS 20 TroopsCSS 1 TroopsCSS 128 TroopsCSS 71 TroopsCSS 17
TroopsCSS 110 TroopsCSS 20 TroopsCSS 120 TroopsCSS 83 TroopsCSS 11
Total Expected Losses TroopsCSS 475 TroopsCSS 6 TroopsCSS 14
TroopsCSS 291 TroopsCSS 23
TroopsCSS 353 TroopsCSS 11 TroopsCSS 12

Video Guides

The Dark Priest lvl36+, 1 BH General, 2 Blocks 

The Dark Priest lvl36 , 1 BH General, 2 Blocks06:48

The Dark Priest lvl36 , 1 BH General, 2 Blocks

Blocks

  • Note: A player can use the blocking technique on the first camp (either type A or B) to allow second general to kill leader camp. By doing so, you will save between 14R-15R (using block A and B respectively):

Block A) - You will need to place your generals as can be seen in the picture. Once both generals are ready to attack (units assigned: general A with 1R and general B with 40R+160S or 200R), attack camp A (20thug and 10 Dogs) with general A. Wait for 5 - 7 seconds and then immediately send general B to attack camp B (Skunk, 20 Thug, 20 Ranger, 20 Dog).

DP block placement

Block B) - Use the same placement as block A, but you MUST' use a normal general as general A, 'and veteran general as general B. Unit assignments are:

General A: 18R 40S -> camp A 20 Thug, 10 Dog

General B: 90R 160S -> Skunk, 20 Thug, 20 Ranger, 20 Dog

Send general A to camp A, wait 5- 7 seconds and then immediately send general B. What should happen is that your general A will battle camp A before general B get intercepted. This will allow general B (your veteran general) to attack directly to leader camp, and destroy the camp before general A kills camp A. The result would be both camps will be destroyed and sector 1 cleared, with general A and his units left untouched. (No unit lost nor injured general).

Other Guides

Minion79's Crossbow Map
Minion79 has created a great map which shows troop numbers to use for each camp when using a Veteran with Crossbows.
Dark Priests Map Crossbow

Bandits

Bbox thug

Bbox dog

Bbox ranger

Bbox cultist

Bbox shadowsneaker

Bbox dark priest

Bbox fanatic

Bbox firedancer

Bbox skunk

Bbox swamp witch

Bbox dark high priest

Rewards

Dp loot

Dark priests rewards
Adventures
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