Cove Curios and Provisions - Darkest Dungeon
Darkest Dungeon

Cove Curios and Provisions - Darkest Dungeon

A guide to help you survive the Cove in Darkest Dungeon. List of cove curios as well as provisions suggestions.

The Cove, a dungeon that can hurt pretty bad. Here, the monsters that await you are from the depth. Amphibians, giant crabs, flying jellyfish and other atrocities.

You’ll see, it’s rather funny the first time a giant crab with a ton of protection attacks your hero with it’s Arterial Pinch ability.

The hero only receives a few points of damage.

“No problem.”

Then, the following turns, it becomes a gazillion bleeding damage!

Table of contents

Cove curios

Ancient Artifact curio

Ancient Artifact

Use the skeleton key.

You find collector trinkets or puzzling trapezohedron (3500 gold value each) x3!

The collector trinkets are rather powerful and can be…

  • Dismas’ Head (DPS)
  • Barristan’s Head (tank)
  • Junia’s Head (healer)

Otherwise…

You find gold or gems x3.

Bas-Relief curio

Bas-relief curio

Skip!

If you use the shovel…

Things go sour and your hero gets +100 stress.

Use only if your strategy is to accumulate stress by using items that maximise the impact of virtue!

Brackish tide pool curio

Brackish Tide Pool

Use the antivenom.

Your recover 5 health or 5 stress from the brackish tide pool!

Otherwise…

  • -33% resists to everything until next camp (75%)
  • The hero catches a disease (25%)

Eerie coral curio

Eerie coral curio

Use the medicinal herbs.

The coral helps your hero get rid of a negative quirk!

Otherwise…

  • -10 stress (50%)
  • +50 stress (25%)
  • Nothing (25%)

Eldritch Altar curio

Eldritch Altar

Use the holy water.

The altar rids a hero of a negative quirk!

Otherwise…

  • +25 stress (40%)
  • Negative quirk (10%)
  • Nothing (50%)

Fish carcass curio

Fish carcass curio

Use the medicinal herbs.

You find gold, gems or trinkets (x3) inside the fish carcass!

Otherwise…

  • 16.7% Gold, gems or trinkets (x2)
  • 16.7% Disease
  • 11.1% Blight
  • 5.6% Bleed
  • 50% Nothing

Giant oyster curio

Huître géante

Use the shovel.

You find gold or trinkets (x3) inside the giant oyster!

Otherwise…

  • 40% Bleed
  • 40% Gold or trinkets (x2)
  • 20% Nothing

Heirloom chest curio

Heirloom chest

Use the skeleton key.

You find heirlooms x4 in the chest!

Otherwise…

  • Heirlooms x2 (75%)
  • Bleed (13%)
  • Blight (13%)

Ship’s Figurehead curio

Ship figurehead

Nothing to use.

  • -25 stress (67%)
  • +20% DMG and +4 SPD buff (33%)

Stack of Books curio

Stack of Books

Nothing to use.

You find…

  • Stress +25 (22%)
  • Positive quirk (22%)
  • Journal entry (17%)
  • Nothing (17%)
  • Negative quirk (11%)
  • Diminished light (11%)

Unlocked strongbox curio

Unlocked strongbox

Nothing to use.

  • Any loot x2 (75%)
  • Blight (25%)

Cove provisions

Short expedition

  • 8 food
  • 8 torches
  • 0-1 holy waters
  • 1-2 skeleton keys
  • 3-4 shovels
  • 2 medicinal herbs
  • 2 bandages
  • 0-1 antivenoms

Medium expedition

  • 12 food
  • 10-13 torches
  • 0-2 holy waters
  • 2-3 skeleton keys
  • 4-5 shovels
  • 3-4 medicinal herbs
  • 3-4 bandages
  • 0-2 antivenoms

Long expedition

  • 16 food
  • 14-16 torches
  • 0-2 holy waters
  • 2-4 skeleton keys
  • 4-6 shovels
  • 3-5 medicinal herbs
  • 4-6 bandages
  • 0-3 antivenoms