In the unforgiving world of Dark and Darker, a hardcore first-person fantasy dungeon adventure, players must rely on their wits, courage, and cunning to survive the treacherous depths of an ancient citadel. Amid the gruesome monsters and relentless danger that lurk around every corner, one mysterious figure stands out as an invaluable ally: the enigmatic Goblin Merchant.
This peculiar character not only adds a unique element to the game’s rich lore but also provides players with essential resources to aid in their perilous journey. In this article, we will delve into the role of the Goblin Merchant in Dark and Darker, exploring his significance in the game and the intriguing services he offers to brave adventurers.
How Does The Dark And Darker Goblin Merchant Work?
As you would expect, the Goblin Merchant is yet another Traveler/Merchant that has been added to Dark and Darker as the playtests have continued.
Their first appearance required you to locate and extract with a pendant before you could trade but now it has a twist, and if you’re a fan of gambling, they are going to be your best friend. This is because with the Dark and Darker Goblin Merchant, you’ll be tossing them your hard-earned Gold for some random items.
The way this works is through providing the Goblin Merchant with a whopping 75 Gold Coins and then choosing one of his ‘unidentified’ wares. This changes reset to reset but the gamble is all the same – the rarity is completely random, so you could receive a common dud or a legendary piece of gear. Stats are also randomized, so you could end up again with a poor selection or a highly sought-after item.
If you do end up with less than desirable weapons and armor, while it’ll be a little disappointing at first considering you’ve just thrown 75 Gold down the drain, you can recoup some of the cost by selling them at the Trading Post.
All in all, we think the Goblin Merchant is a nice addition to Dark and Darker as while it may be a gamble, if you do perform a bunch of successful extracts in the game, you’re probably sitting on a lot of Gold Coins anyway, so why not make some entertainment?
If you’re looking for more Dark and Darker explainers check out our articles on Silver Coins, Ancient Scrolls, and Soul Hearts.