Darktide Grimoires
Darktide Grimoires
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In Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, players can pick up a Grimoire, a cursed book, for extra rewards. Carrying a Grimoire inflicts negative effects to the whole team but can be worth it if you’re after better results in missions. Get to know the effects of Grimoires, tips on how to find them, how to use them, and more using this guide.

Darktide Grimoire Guide – Tips

How To Find Grimoires In Darktide

Spawns At The Same Location

Darktide Grimoire Location

Grimoires spawn at several fixed locations in missions. To get the hang of where a Grimoire might spawn, you may need to completely explore the mission map to get a good understanding of these fixed locations.


Grimoire Locations Per Map

Click on the map for details about its Grimoire Locations.

  1. Relay Station TRS-150
  2. Power Matrix HL-17-36
  3. Smelter Complex HL-17-36
  4. Silo Cluster 18-66/a
  5. Consignment Yard HL-17-36
  6. Chasm Logistratum
  7. Chasm Station HL-16-11
  8. Migistrati Oubliette TM8-707
  9. Hab Dreyko
  10. Vigil Station Oblivium
  11. Refinery Delta-17
  12. Enclavum Baross
  13. Excise Vault Spireside-13

Look For The Green Glow

A tell-tale sign of a Grimoire is its green glow. You can immediately notice it especially in dark or drab areas in the game map. Keep your eyes peeled for this green lighting when you are on a mission to search for a Grimoire.

Darktide Grimoire Effects

Inflicts Damage To The Whole Team

Grimoire Corruption

Picking up a Grimoire immediately inflicts corruption to not just the carrier but to also the whole team. On top of that, it also slowly saps out all of your HP by adding more corruption over time. Be mindful of this damage as it can be incredibly crippling in higher difficulties as your team can lose wounds and can be easily downed.

One important thing to note is that the corruption effect by Grimoires stack. This means that the more Grimoires you have as a team, the more corruption you get and HP drain is faster.

On the other hand, picking up a Scripture does not have any negative consequences to both you and the team.

Damage Can Be Healed Up To A Certain Point

Seizing a Grimoire inflicts you with immediate damage and damage over time. However, the accumulated corruption can be removed up to a certain point by using a Medicae Station.

Disappears When You Die

When you get killed while holding a Grimoire, the Grimoire gets dropped, disappears, and cannot be retrieved. Take important note of this if you want to take home two Grimoires as the damage can be substantial and just one down can get you or your allies killed.

Extra Rewards

Secondary Objective Reward

For your troubles, you do get a couple of rewards for getting a Grimoire or two. You get extra mission rewards once you complete a mission. Although not substantial, it certainly helps in the long run. In low difficulty missions, you can easily level up faster and gain more money (Ordo Dockets) as you can beef up the rewards for taking home Grimoires. You can also complete achievements and some penances by taking home Grimoires.

Darktide Grimoire – How To Use

Grimoires Can Be Destroyed

Destroy a Grimoire In Darktide

When carrying a Grimoire, you can marvel at its beauty by selecting it using your item button (“4” on PC). You can only do two actions while carrying the Grimoire – push or discard it. Push is similar to what you would do if you press push in melee. It just gives you space between yourself and the enemies in front of you. Discard is pretty straightforward. This annihilates the Grimoire, removing the corruption plaguing your team. This also removes any progress in achievement or penance, and also additional rewards at the end of the mission. Discarding a Grimoire is permanent and only do so with the complete consent of your team.

Occupies An Item Slot

Medical Crate

Picking up a Grimoire occupies your sole item slot. This means that you cannot carry either a Medical Crate or an Ammo Crate if you have a Grimoire. You cannot drop a Grimoire by swapping it with any Crate.

Other Darktide Guides

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