Difficulty

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The difficulty setting affects various mechanics and rewards in DemonCrawl. When you begin the game, you can play Quest I on casual or normal.

Casual

Unlock

Casual.png Quest I of Casual is available by default. Quests II-V are unlocked by beating each subsequent quest.

Gameplay

Casual mode has the smallest stage boards. You start with 5/5 Lives.

Casual mode has special options:

  • No stage timer
  • Fewer monsters
  • Monster positions are solvable without guessing
  • Omens do not appear in chests
  • No Stage mods

These options can be turned off individually. Turning them all off is essentially a Normal difficulty quest with slightly smaller boards.

Normal

Unlock

Normal.png Quest I of Normal is available by default. Quests II-V are unlocked by purchasing the next quest in the Token.png Token Shop after beating each subsequent quest.

Gameplay

Normal introduces fully random boards that may not be solvable and require guessing. Normal has difficulty increasing Stage Mods and Omens. You start with 5/5 Lives.

On normal, the final stage of Quest V has a Boss.

Rewards

Many Mastery unlock conditions require at least normal difficulty.

Hard

Unlock

Hard.png Quest I of Hard is unlocked by beating Quest V on normal. Quests II-V are unlocked by purchasing the next quest in the Token.png Token Shop after beating each subsequent quest.

Gameplay

On hard you start with 3/3 lives. Stages are larger, have more monsters and more stage mods. Every quest has a Boss at the end.

Item Shops in hard have coin prices increased by 25% from the codex prices, on top of the usual varying price range.

Rewards

On hard mode, drops for Crafting and Beyond mode begin to appear. Chests contain Blueprints. Artifacts and Beyond Emblems are found as loot.

Other game modes

Most further game modes in DemonCrawl use the hard mode rules, including Beyond, Hero Trials and Endless Multiverse. They count as hard difficulty for achievements and rewards.


Casual.png Game Modes Beyond.png
CasualNormalHard
ClassicBeyondEndless MultiverseHero Trials
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