A very large dungeon featuring many known regions from Nydiamar. Use your own high level characters from the main campaign to play through it or instead play one of six already fully built characters included in the download.
Another Very Long Description
All of the dungeons you find yourself in are restructured versions of existing regions from Nydiamar. Even regions that were previously not considered to be a Rogue-Like Dungeon are now one, for example the Nehada Desert or Above the Waste. Overall there are 22 small to large scale dungeons included, all connected through the Nydiamar Arx.
Each one underwent a balance and content pass. Odul Aela’s Dungeon for example has a much higher chance to spawn a boss encounter than before, or Overrun Fields is now packed full of Suspicious Scarecrows, which are a bit more dangerous than they were before. Some now have more enemies and bosses to slay, others more chests to loot or secrets to discover.
The enemy density is increased drastically, maybe even a bit too much. The enemy level scaling can go beyond level 120, and increases the further you get. You can not use your Personal Riftgate in any of the dungeons, and entering one locks the entrance for the current game session — dying means you have to start over.
The Nydiamar Arx is divided into several levels, with each level featuring a new bunch of dungeons. If you want to advance deeper down you first need to acquire a certain amount of Casthel Keys to unlock the next level.
Completing a dungeon for the first time always awards you 50 Casthel Keys. Afterwards you can farm between 3 to 14 Casthel Keys per completion, depending on the length and difficulty of the dungeon you are doing.
They can also be exchanged for several rewards, such as Beutekugeln or Divine Crystals, which grant you temporary buffs.
While exploring each region, you might occasionally encounter well hidden and suspicious looking scarecrows. They do drop legendary loot if you pop them.
But oftentimes they might also summon a bunch of bosses or even something more dangerous. You can pop them very easily, actually as easy as one could imagine. So be a bit more careful when blindly lighting up enemies.
The Level Cap is increased to 200. Each level above 100 grants you two additional Skill Points, as well as one Attribute Point. All enemies scale with you — this makes sure that the longer you go, the harder it gets. You no longer lose experience when dying.
The Devotion Cap is increased to 100. In addition to the drops of Attribute and Skill Points from Beutekugeln or other loot sources you now also drop Devotion Points occasionally. All Divine Spheres will reward you 8 Devotion Points upon popping them.
Without such changes and rewards there would be nothing left to get excited about, since most characters are already min-maxed. Now dropping a legendary Beutekugel or reaching a new level should get you excited to potentially further improve your character.
New Location — Edge of Eternity
New Location — Escalation
New Location — Where the Time Goes
New Location — Shady Fields
Changes to Existing Content
- All relevant improvements from the previous two Nydiamar updates
- Fully reworked the ending with improved visuals and dialog
- Reworked the visuals of Nydiamar Arx (III)
- Changed the drop effect of Casthel Keys to differentiate them from Beutekugeln
- Enemies now scale with +CharacterLevel / 7 levels instead of flat +15 levels (You can change this on your own)
- Increased Run Speed Cap from 140% to 150%
- A few other minor fixes and changes, nothing noteworthy
In Nydiamar Dungeons you can explore the following regions and dungeons:
- Hoolth Fortress
- Siegmar’s Landing & Challenge
- Sedaah Ruins
- Nydiamar Arx
- Adventurous Dungeon
- A Nightmare
- Hawton Mine
- A Strange Well
- Sacred Halls
- Weerhoalt Cemetery & Tomb
- Overrun Fields
- Shady Fields
- Odul Aela’s Dungeon
- Nehada Desert & Miniature Nehada Desert
- Ancient Ruins
- Mystic River
- Passage I & II
- Where the Time Goes
- Snowy Landscape
- Ice Cave
- Depraved Ruins
- Cold Ruins
- Above the Waste
- Scorched Grounds
A simple batch file is included in the download. Use it to copy one or multiple characters over to the custom games save game location (Do it manually if it is not working). You do need to use GD Stash afterwards to add the ‘In Mod’ flag for the character. Tool is also included in the download (I hope this is not a problem, many of you probably already have it).
There are already several characters included in the download you can freely use and get killed. They are lots of fun, although some are a bit too competent.
The currently included builds are:
- Lightning Albrecht’s Aether Ray Mage Hunter — by Nery
- Carpet Bomber Sorcerer (Rain of Fire) — by Adam_Bomb
- Rimetongue Horn of Gandarr Infiltrator (Trap, Slap, and Toot) — by Snazzblaster
- Vortex of Souls Primal Strike Druid (The Light Show) — by eardianm
- Aether Oblivion Bonemonger Apostate — by tqFan
- Pet Cabalist (Will O Wisp) — by Maya
- Retaliation Warlord AKA “You just won’t fucking die” Warlord (Drunken Fwuffy) (Used the provided download) — by Maya
I’m not very good when it comes to builds, so I hope the build authors won’t mind me having built them almost 1:1. These builds and especially the build guides are very well done!
The download below is from Nydiamar — Download the full version but only install “NydiamarDungeons” from it.
The Diablo 3 version makes sure that you also have the challenging Diablo 3 bosses to fight.
Please check the Nydiamar page for all recent changes and credits.
After installing Nydiamar Dungeons you need to apply the patch listed below.
Hardcore versions of the characters are also included — Try it as a challenge to play through this mod with only the six characters available in the download.
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Extract the folder to your ’mods’ folder in your installation directory, execute the included batch file afterwards.
You do not play a new character in this mod. Play Nydiamar instead if you want to start anew.
Only use characters capable of playing on Ultimate. Don’t use characters from other mods - you will mess them up.
The expansions Ashes of Malmouth and Forgotten Gods are required.
Multiplayer is not supported for now and won’t work at all.
Feel free to message me directly on Discord to report bugs, suggest changes or discuss the mod:
Feedback or suggestions are always appreciated.
I will gift you some games from the list below if you manage to complete the mod on Ultimate with a character played on Hardcore. Send the character to me here or on Discord after reaching the end (meeting the goat).
Dead Space 1
Dead Space 2
Dead Space 3
Company of Heroes & All Expansions
Dragon Age: Origins
Empire: Total War
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
LOST PLANET 3
Mass Effect 2
Monster Loves You!
Plague Inc: Evolved
Resident Evil 4 (Low Violence)
Rock of Ages 2
One Piece Pirate Warriors 3
Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You
Sudden Strike 4
Wargame: Red Dragon
Vocal soundtrack used in Nydiamar Dungeons is by Yusuke Tsutsumi. It is licensed under the Creative Commons License.
Also used are tracks by Kai Engel, as well as a few by Dexter Britain. Private Message me for specific tracks.
- Dark Alleys (Strange Well)
- Great Expectations (Depraved Ruins)
- The Last Descendants Of Earth (Sanctuary)
- The Wrongful Life of Michel Bollinger (Tomb)
- Harvest (Enya’s Vision)
- Plague (Ancient Ruins)
- Machinery (Illusionary Dungeon)
- Minute by Minute (Odul Aela’s Dungeon)
- Lamentation for Those Rootless (Passage I)
A small selection of locations to showcase the mod — check the Nydiamar page for more
Nydiamar Arx (Level II)
Nydiamar Arx (Level III)
Above the Waste