The Deep Dark World Stats

Where are they hidden? Allow me to shed some light on the situation!

The world of EOS as we knew it has been turned on its head and sent to the Dark Side. What does this mean for us? What stats matter? In this dark new world, players need to focus on Dark Stats.

Some areas are easy to see, such as in the new Research Trees. Other are hidden in older gems or gear. Keep in mind that the stats are now small. You’re not looking at the millions upon millions of stats anymore. Let’s take a look at where to find stats in the Dark World.

Research

There are many research trees currently in which Dark Stats can be found;

Battlemarks

This new tree gives Offensive stats against players that are marked with a Battlemark. This only works offensively, you can’t Battlemark someone hitting you and have it add to your stats.

Dark Multipliers

These use different types of Tomes; Infused Dark Multiplier Tomes, Dark Multiplier Research Tomes and Dark Loyalty Reward Points. They effectively multiply the stat (for example Dark Warrior Attack) by a set amount, making them applicable even as the stats change in the game.

Dark Elemental

This tree is necessary both to unlock Dark Elementals and to strengthen them.

Mirror Hero

This is where you unlock Mirror Heroes, research their specific attributes, and research additional Mirrors to include in both solo and rally marches

Dark Enchantments

This tree must be researched to use the new Dark Enchantments

Dark Mercenaries

Research this tree to both unlock the Dark Mercenary Troop types and to strengthen them. There is also regular combat stats in this tree such as Dark Troop Attack and Health

Dark Advanced Mercenaries

This tree houses the research for Tier 7 and 8 Mercenary troops, as well as additional Merc Combat nodes.

Dark Advanced Combat

This tree has standard combat boosts, as well as solo and rally march size increases.

Dark Combat

This tree consists mainly of unlocks for the different Troop types and combat skills. There are some nodes for Training Speed, March Speed, and Upkeep Reduction. The troop type unlocks require Unlock Dark World Troop Tomes, but the other researches only require Dark RSS. The researches in this tree are sped with Dark World Speed Ups.

Research Rewards

The Research Rewards tree operates similarly to the Adventurer Tree. The different types of researches require different Tomes, which can be obtained in the Moogle Market. These use different speedups (just like the Adventurer Tree).

Dark Economics

This tree primarily has research for economics, but it also has some combat stats. The researches require Dark World Speed Ups and Dark RSS.

Astral

At the bottom of the Astral Tree, there is Dark World research that is fairly cheap. However, it requires a good chunk of the Astral Tree to be completed first. That shouldn’t be much of an issue with the current packs, in fact, I was able to complete them all with diamonds and move through it relatively quickly to get to that section.

Monster Troops

At the very bottom of this tree is research for Dark Troop Attack and HP.

Guild Research

This tree is not housed in the University, but rather in the Alliance section. The nodes in this tree apply to the entire Alliance and everyone needs to get involved! This tree also unlocks the Elite troops, which can be trained to ride into battle with you!

Heroes

Currently, this is the list of Heroes with Dark World stats;

Power of the Kings and Queens

There is a new skill tree on some of the Heroes. These have additional Dark World combat stats, as well as focus on the new Vaults, with skilling for those. There is now skilling for both male and female Heroes.

Astrals

Current available Dark Astrals are Titan, Bahamut, and Ramuh. They have skills for Dark Combat, as well as normal troop combat and march size. However, all the old Astrals now have Dark power as well (Shiva, Levi, and Ifrit).

Gear

There are currently multiple Gear sets specifically for the Dark World (although some are broken into multiple sets like Ramuh), as well as some older sets that have some small stat bonuses. Dark Gear can also be Set Gear Leveled, which is different than just Powering Up.

Crimson Bahamut Gear Set

Dark World Bahamut Set

This set is specifically made for the Dark World. Just like Ramuh, there are different classes of the set. It can be leveled up and has set bonus increases.

  • Balanced Bahamut: Dark Troop Attack, Health, and Armor
  • Defender Bahamut: Dark Troop Attack, Health, and Armor, plus Dark Warrior, Mage and Cavalry Armor
  • Commanding BahamutDark Troop Attack, Health, and Armor, plus Dark Solo March Size and Dark Rally Size
  • Ravaging Bahamut: Dark Troop Attack, Health, and Armor, plus Dark Warrior Attack, Health and Armor
  • Mystical BahamutDark Troop Attack, Health, and Armor, plus Dark Mage Attack, Health, and Armor
  • Charging BahamutDark Troop Attack, Health, and Armor, plus Dark Cavalry Attack, Health and Armor
  • Crystal Bahamut: Dark Troop Crystal Attack, Holding Attack, Health, and Holding Health

Ultimate Grandmaster Archaean Gear Set

  • Full Balanced Archaean: Dark Troop Attack, Health, and Armor
  • Full Invasion Archaean: Dark Troop Attack, HP, Armor, Cripple HP, and Armor Piercing
  • Full Attacker Archaean: Dark Troop Attack, Health, and Armor
  • Full Defender Archaean: Dark Troop Attack, Health, Armor and Enemy Attack Resistance
  • Full Crystal Archaean: Dark Troop Crystal Assault Rally Attack, Holding Attack,  Assault Rally HP, and Defense HP
  • Full Commanding Archaean: Dark Troop Attack, Health, and Armor, plus Dark Solo March Size and Dark Rally Size

Champion Infernian’s Set

This set isn’t broken out into multiple options like the others, but rather just three grades.

Second Anniversary Gear

This gear set claims to remain effective as stats climb in the Dark World. It is the most recent set, and as with Infernian, doesn’t have multiple options but does have multiple grades. It can be powered up to Level 20.

Additionally, Ramuh has very small amounts of Dark Troop stats (but not much).

Avatar Sets

Gamers who played GOW will recognize this concept. Collecting Avatar sets give Dark World boosts. For example, collecting all of the Independent Gentleman Avatars will give;

  • 40M% Dark Lightning Attack
  • 10M% Dark Lightning Health
  • 30M% Dark Lighting Defense

VIP

VIP levels 131 plus now have Dark Stats, adding Dark Troop Combat Stats, March and Rally Size and King Noctis Presets. New VIP levels require Dark VIP. The current maximum VIP level is 230.

Gems

There are entirely new gems for the Dark World; however, the old Aeon Gems do have Dark stats (you’ll see them in packs currently). You can also purchase these in the Moogle Market and win them in events. The new gems have “Dark World” in front of the name. See the new gems and stats here!

Buildings

Starting at level 91, there are stat boosts in some of the buildings, just as before;

  • Bank: Level 100 Maximum 1% Dark Troop Armor Bonus
  • Ward: Level 100 Maximum 1% Dark Troop HP Bonus
  • Barracks: Level 100 Maximum 1% Dark Troop Attack Bonus

The Auxillary Buildings now can be upgraded for larger Dark Combat Stats using Dark Auxillary Building Blueprints. The current maximum Citadel Level is 170.

Dark Expansions

Multiple Expansions now have a purpose in the Dark World.

  • Monument: March Size and Rally Capacity
  • Garrison: Can now be reinforced with Dark Troops starting at level 11
  • Jewel Mine: Radiant Gems, Dark Troop Attack/HP/Armor and March Size
  • Mercenary Enclave: T1 & T2 Armaments, Dark Merc Attack/HP/Armor and Merc march size
  • Elemental Wells: Elemental Troop Attack/HP/Armor and Elemental march size

Cores

There are all new Cores for the Dark World. Just as with Gems, they can be purchased, obtained in the Moogle Market, or won in events. They have “Dark World” in the name and Dark stats. You can see these Core and their stats in the Crystal Nexus, and they are combinable in the Armory.

Oracle

There are new Oracle boosts for both Combat and Economics. These require Dark Oracle Dust.

Dark Monsters

There are several Monsters specifically for the Dark World with more to come.

Dark Havoc Fang

He boosts maximum stats at Level 100:

  • Dark Crystal Holding Attack: 200%
  • Troop Attack Bonus: 300,000,000% (*Note: This stat applies to OLD troops. This isn’t a Dark World stat, as old troops should still have some degree of consequence in battle.)
  • Dark Troop HP: 200%
  • Dark Cavalry Attack: 150%
  • Dark Warrior Attack: 150%
  • Dark Rally Attack: 200%
  • Dark Troop Attack: 150%

Chaos Havoc Fang

At Level 100 it boasts the following stats:

  • Troop Attack Bonus: 1,500,000%
  • Dark Troop HP: 200%
  • Dark City Defense HP: 150%
  • Dark City Defense Attack: 75%

Umbral Tonberry King

At Level 100 it boasts the following stats:

  • Dark Mercenary Attack: 10,000%
  • Dark Mercenary HP: 4,500%
  • Dark Mercenary Armor: 13,500%
  • Dark Enemy Attack Resistance: 12,000%
  • Dark Cripple HP: 12,000%
  • Dark Armor Piercing: 12,000%
  • Dark Troop Attack: 20,000%
  • Dark Troop Defense: 18,000%
  • Dark Troop HP: 6,000%

Stormfeather Griffon

Level 100 gives:

  • Dark Mercenary Attack Resistance: 750,000%
  • Dark Enemy Attack Resistance: 1,000,000%
  • Dark Mercenary HP: 250,000%
  • Dark City Defense Attack: 15M%
  • Dark Mercenary Armor: 750,000%
  • Dark City Defense Armor: 3M%
  • Dark Mercenary Attack: 7M%

Nightwing Wyvern

At Level 100:

  • Dark Mercenary Attack: 7M%
  • Dark Mercenary Cripple HP: 100,000%
  • Dark Mercenary HP: 250,000%
  • Dark Elemental Armor: 450,000%
  • Dark Mercenary Armor: 750,000%
  • Dark Elemental HP: 150,000%
  • Dark Mercenary Armor Piercing: 300,000%

Ignis’ Diner

The Diner boasts new Meals and Ingredients specifically for Dark World stats. They are denoted by 3* and 4*.

Dark Orders

There are new Orders that pertain only to the Dark World.

Dark Elementals

The new Dark Elementals come in 5 levels, and 4 varieties. There is no longer a separate Elemental for Mage, Cav, etc. Level 1 Elemental Troops and Level 2 Elemental Troops are designated as Dark Lightning, Dark Earth, Dark Ice or Dark Fire Elementals.

Dark Mercenaries

Dark Mercs are slightly different currently then the old Mercenaries. There are eight levels (Tier 1-Tier 8), but only four types of Mercenaries;

  • Dark Guardian: Strong against Dark Troops and Dark Juggs. Weak against Airships.
  • Dark Juggernaut: Strong against Dark Troops and Dark Airships. Weak against Dark Guards.
  • Dark Airship: Strong against Dark Guards and weak against Dark Juggs.
  • Dark Mech: Strong in Crystal Combat, weak outside of the Crystal.

Dark Mounts

There are two dark Mounts; War-Trained Chocobo and Ebony Chocobo.  They can both defend or attack, but only the active Mount will engage in battle. There is no passive skill.

Stats in the new Dark World look much different than before, which makes even small gains important. Be sure to find all the ways to boost your stats, and take advantage of the events that are running, as they give decent rewards to be used to build up your account. Do you have any questions or comments about the Dark World stats? Let us know in the comments below!


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14 Comments
  1. David says

    How do we see what are Max dark mercenary troop capacity is?

  2. Delirius1 says

    How do I start training dark world troops? It just says ” Dark World Troops Unlock 0/333000″

    1. DncingRetsuko
      DncingRetsuko says

      Hi Delirius! You need to unlock the troops in your dark combat tree before you can start training them.

      Check out the Dark World beginning research guide here: https://www.ffxvanehub.com/guides/combat/research/intro-to-dark-research/

  3. MrsRx says

    You missed defence ministry at level 11

  4. ChiTownXRing
    ChiTownXRing says

    The mistake pack now allows you to unlock T4 Dark Troops but what else does one need to train them material wise? Or anything else to train then?:

  5. Kelly_Wells
    Kelly_Wells says

    Is there any way for the non-paying player to weather this dark world switch? We estimate it requires a $400 min investment to open all the troops and get your cit level where you need to be. Now there is a new hero…already!! We have barely digested the other new stuff. Any advice for the non- to medium-spender?

    1. Naztyboyz says

      99.99 to unlock all t4 dark troop

  6. mike says

    it mean that you need invest more money for this game,

  7. GL_Pe
    GL_Pe says

    exactly what is going to happen to our kingdoms when the switch happens? it has taken me 17 months to get to the lv i am now and a lot of real money besides hundreds of hours of game play, there are a lot of different stories about the switch to the deep dark world some of them saying that everything we have now will be worthless and we have to start all over at lv 1 and the only hero that will work for this new world will be hero king noctis. Im just trying to figure out exactly what is going on , to see if the game will be worth playing after the switch over,

    1. PrincessKat
      PrincessKat says

      No worries! Although King Noctis will be specific to Dark World, all heroes will have Dark World bonus’ in their mastery skill tree. Your Destiny and Ramuh gear will have dark world stats on them, and the transition will be pretty smooth. The game will take a new challenging turn!

      1. GL_Pe
        GL_Pe says

        Thank you kat, everybody that plays the game on the same sever as me is just worried , there are so many rumors going around, and there are also some private blogs going around telling players that everything thing we have done for the past year or more means nothing at all. for the entire weekend the RC was a blaze talking about the new world all doom and gloom

    2. PrincessKat
      PrincessKat says

      Also, your previous research trees such as Astral research and monster troops will also have dark world components in them. The monster ranch troops improve the quality of your hits, as well as your stronger troops, thanks to a recent update. As the older realms are discovering issues, the development team seems to be countering any major issues that are popping up to help with the transition into the dark world.

      1. Kitty_Galore
        Kitty_Galore says

        What is happening with elemental troops t7/8
        And regular t8/9/10 are they any good in dark world hun

    3. mike says

      it mean that you need invest more money in this game,

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