Basics of The Swine Prince
The Swine Prince is one of the games most simplest and easiest bosses if you know how to play and what to use. He is a gigantic pig human hybrid. On his body you can notice rotting flesh and bones sticking out of his body, he carries a gigantic cleaver that he tries to hit you with through the fight. And has a golden crown without shine that has his brain sticking in the middle and has no eyes but can still be blinded from the Plague Doctors blinding gas.
Put he can’t hit you without Wilbur commanding him or without you hitting Wilbur. But if you choose to go to the route of killing Wilbur first, be wary Swine Prince will hit all of your heroes with a single strike that will be slow and heavy with devastating damage and with a high probability he will stun all your small insufficient heroes. The attack will called Enraged Destruction and he will use it every turn he gets, it can really dangerous and scary to your heroes if you play against the Swine God variation, or even Swine King variation. Swine Prince has 4 different attacks
Swine Prince has three variation that you can defeat. Swine Prince, Swine King and Swine God. Each variation is stronger then the other one that can resist more and attack faster with higher speed stat.
As you can see the resist counter rises and so does the dodge stat and hp. Which makes him one of the tankiest bosses in the whole game.
Swine Prince is a huge boss with a small dodge count that has small dot resist. And that puny resist weakness that he has can be exploited with different characters including but not limited to, The Plague Doctor, Flagellant or The Hellion. Three of them can easily deal dot damage over and time and weaken the pig to a hp count that can be killed with basic attacks. You can also use 1 or more occultists to use Weakening Curse to make Swine Prince look like a small boi. And when he is killed the fight is considered done by the games rules as it states. “Kill 1 Swine Prince”. But you still have to kill Wilbur or retreat. This fight is often cheesed because it can turn the tides very quickly and kill your whole suicide squad.
Once you have completed the whole dungeon and except the last room where the boss is. You should set up camp if you already haven’t and use the camp skills that boost dmg or any other stats that your character has. I will tell you what to use in the next section of the guide.
Attacks and Strategies
Firstly Wilburs skills Bit’o Squeal which he can’t use if the battle is at apprentice difficulty. But if he can it is really dangerous and can stun one of your squad mates in the midst of a battle.
End this one is marking skill that will help the Swine Prince decide who to kill but it can be removed with Rallying Flare or Skeet Shot. Forcing Swine Prince to use a different attack against you.
End these two that will target 2 of your fighters and can also be removed with Rallying Flare or Musketeers Skeet Shot.
Squeal is the last attack that Wilbur will use and it is often used when he is in the first position or when Swine Prince has died. it will usually stun your apprentice and move him back 3 positions if the Swine Prince is alive.
But speaking of the pigs attacks we have to take in to count what attacks he can use in combat with his cleaver. I made a chart that shows his attacks which he uses and and the effects that will be left on the hero/heroes.
Obliterate Body is the most common of the four that he uses over the match and it has one of the biggest damages of the four, with a crit chance of 17% But he cannot use that attack if Wilbur doesn’t use End this one it has 100% damage against a marked hero. You can clear the marked status with The Arbalests rallying flare or The Musketeers Skeet Shot.
Obliterate Ma*ses is the basically the same as Obliterate Body, but instead he hits two of your heroes and can only be used when Wilbur marks your heroes with End these two. But like End this one you can clear the mark with The Arbalests Rallying Flare
or The Musketeers Skeet Shot
Then he will do the normal damage without the +mark damage which can range from 5-9 to 9-19 it depends on the difficulty of the dungeon.
Enraged Destruction is the third attack that he will use, Swine Prince will use this attack if the Wilbur is damaged in the fight or killed and it has a high stun chance which can range from 100%-140% And will hit all of your 4 heroes in a single strike and it can deal 5-9 to 9-19.
Wild Flailing is melee attack that Swine Prince uses if there are no marked targets in his line of sight and it can only hit 1 target from the 4 it has the same crit chance like the first and the second attack that he uses.
Camping Skills what to use and what to definitely avoid. And i will be rating them from 1/10 at the end of the sentence. I will not mention skills that will heal or scout the area or minus stress from a hero because they will not benefit your fight at all.
Psych Up is definitely worth the stress that it brings to other heroes of your squad. It has a good potential with the +25% DMG (4 Battles) Obviously 8/10
The Quickening is mediocre one that will boost his speed by 4 points and will not have a big impact because you are usually faster than the Swine Prince, there is no point being faster than Wilbur. I give it a 3/10
Eldritch Blood is just horrible. All the resists will not help you because Swine Prince or Wilbur do not have dot damage. And you will just take more stress damage by 20% 1/10
Restring Crossbow is one the most desirable camping skills to use. As it will boost your ACC by 10, DMG by 20% and CRT by 8% but you will have -2 SPD that will not be important. 9/10
Marching plan is a ok skill that will boost SPD by +2 that will not be really useful. 3/10
This is How We Do It. This skill will boost your ACC by +10 and CRT by +8% which can be somewhat useful against the higher level Swine Prince who has a higher dodge count. 5/10
Planned Takedown. One of the best skills you can use, it has +25% DMG against size 2 enemies and +15 ACC against size 2 enemies. Which can make the boss fight a lot quicker and swifter by executing him easily. 9/10
Sharpen Spear. The +10% CRT can boost your damage but it is give or take. If you want the potential extra damage it can be useful but investing in something else can be a lot more useful. 5/10
Unparalleled Finesse. Really useful that can boost +10 Dodge, +2SPD, +20% DMG Melee Skill and +10 ACC Melee Skill. A terrific skill to use which can be really useful in the right hands, absolutely worth it. 8/10
Clean Guns. Clean Guns Boosts your ACC by +10 Ranged Skill. And Ranged DMG +20% and finally Ranged CRT +8% really good skill with potential if correctly used. 8/10
He has only one perk that boosts stats
Tiger’s Eye +10 ACC and +8% CRT which can be some what of useful if you want to kill Wilbur without missing a lot. Or getting those crazy CRTS. 6/10
Bloody Shroud. Not worth against Swine Prince or Wilbur. I wouldn’t use it personally. 2/10
Reflection. which can boost ACC by +10 and raise CRT +8% really mediocre perk too to get 5/10
Man At Arms
Maintain Equipment. Maintain Equipment which is a really useful perk that boosts your PROT and DMG by +15% both. Good pick if you don’t know what else to take on your journey. 7/10
Tactics. Can be a good pick if your heroes have a small DODGE stat. or CRT. Dodge gets +10
and CRT by +5% 7/10
Instruction. Good perk for a ACC build and the SPD isn’t really important. +10ACC and +3 SPD which can be somewhat good for a weird build. 6/10
Weapons Practice. Good skill that boosts you with +10% DMG and has a 75% chance of getting +8% CRT. 7/10
Dark Strength. Skill that gives the Occultist +15 Stress and gives one companion +20% DMG. Which can be really god tier for your hero. 9/10
The Plague Doctor
Self-Medicate. A lower tier skill for the fight that removes stress by -10 heals PD by +20% HP Removes Blight and Bleed. And gives +10 ACC. Bad perk if you want to kill the boss 2/10
Bless. Definitely a good perk to pic in the camping phase. Bless boosts +10 DODGE and +10 ACC
Pray. Stress heal but it has some good side things if your crew is religious otherwise it is useless.
-15 Stress if r
Heroes to bring and use
The best heroes to bring on this quest are the ones dealing damge over time (DOT)
The best ones to bring
The Plague Doctor
as she can use her Noxious Blast which will deal 5-7 Blight DMG per round. And Plague Doctors incision that will deal 2-4 Bleed DMG over time.
She can use Bleed Out 3-5 or Barbaric YAWP! which can stun or bleed the Swine Prince.
He has the best kit to kill the Swine Prince. Punish is a good skill that deals 4-6 Bleed damage over time. And if you are low enough you can use Exsanguinate to heal yourself and Bleed with 5-9DMG per round.
Shieldbreaker is best girl because she can easily Blight the Swine Prince and by using Serpent Sway she can easily get 2 blocks, Captivate and Adder’s Kiss can easilly deal Dot DMG. Very good pick.
A good hero that can Blight the Swine Prince and heal himself with Absolution or by Turning into a beast.
Harvest can be really useful that will deal 2-4 Bleed DMG or the Slice Off that will deal 3-5 per round. A good choice for your roster.
Man At Arms
Bolster which is a good skill that can make you dodge the attacks and be really useful. But do not pick Retribution as it will give you riposte which accidentally you can hit Wilbur and enrage Swine Prince.
A really good and useful hero that can kill the Swine Prince with Blight DMG and can use her stealth skill to dodge the marking.
Questionable heroes to bring
Hound’s Rush is a terrible skill for the boss that will deal 1-2 Bleed DMG over time and 100+ DMG if the target is marked, There is no point marking the big unless you have The Bounty Hunter and a Highwayman on your team. But the guard skill can be really useful to evade the attacks.
He can be the executioner with his high DMG count and marking skills. The Caltrops can be useful with the bleed 2-4 DMG and the +10% DMG taken.
Mediocre pick because he has Open Vein and Point Blank Shot. Open Vein deals Bleed DMG 2-4 and Point Blank Shot which has +50 DMG but it will knock you back.
A tanky hero like Crusader that can deal ton of damage and tank a ton of damage. But usually not really worth it. But if you want him bring Chop and Solemnity.
Antiquarian is not worth to pick even with the Blight DMG. She is just too weak and can’t help her team much. Bad pick overall.
Bad pick for the boss fight as he doesn’t bring anything useful to the table. Only some minor melee DMG and stun that will not be useful as the swine prince can resist it.
Arbalest and Musketeer
Both bad choices for the boss fight as they have to mark to get any good DMG against the combo. Not worth to pick.
Always bring execpt for some runs
Vestal is a good pick as he can heal the whole party or a single person which is always useful.
He has a crazy good healing skill that can heal from 0 HP to 20 HP which can be very beneficial but it also gives bleed to your character. And has a Weakening Curse which makes the boss seem like a weakling. And than he has some marking skills which can help the Bounty Hunter for example.
The rewards that you will get from killing Swine Prince and Wilbur will be random 0-2 trinkets 0-500 gold or 0-2 Gems. Or even random items like the holy water anything is possible to get even Family Heirlooms example:
This has been a interesting writing session. But it was fun because this boss is my favorite in the whole game, I love the combat, I love the whole art style of the Swine Prince and even Wilbur. Thank you for reading my guide it can be a little complicated for people. Once again thanks 🙂
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