The Black Legion

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The Black Legion are the imperium's elite, Death's Bannermen sent forth to act out the emperor's will with  extreme prejudice. Legends of their valor intermingle with equally common tales of their cruelty and violence.

Regardless of whether they are respected or feared, the Black Legion was the only imperial regiment to to escape the fallen capital following the Grim Dawn and may now represent the only hope humanity has left of ever fighting back.

The Black Legion are one of the allied Factions in Grim Dawn. Although some faction quests and a Faction vendor are available in Act 3, Bounties are not available until Act 4.

Headquarters: Fort Ikon

Reputation gained from:

Lore[edit | edit source]

Founded over four centuries ago by decree of the emperor, the Black Legion was to be a resolution for the empire's increasingly overcrowded prisons. Hundreds of convicted criminals were given two options: the executioner's axe or service in the emperor's army. This group formed the backbone of a new imperial legion deployed to the forefront of some of the empire's most brutal conflicts.

Many of the hardened criminals met a gruesome death at the vanguard, but those that survived battle after battle became some of the empire's most effective soldiers. Over generations, the Black Legion was tempered through the fires of war into a force few would even dare meet in open combat.

Most famous of such events was the rebellion in the City of Venmar, 215 years before the Grim Dawn, where, upon hearing of the Black Legion's imminent arrival at the gates, the rebels laid down their arms and begged for mercy before their deposed magistrate. Ironically, the insurgents were then sentenced to serve in the Legion, where most perished under the harsh conditions the troops were often exposed to during campaigns.

The Black Legion quickly became one of the deadliest weapons at the command of the emperor, earning them the moniker “Death's Bannermen”, but it also began to serve a more sinister purpose. Though the Legion originally conscripted new members from the criminal population, many officials close to the emperor began to use the Legion as a way to dispose of undesirable political rivals and outspoken public figures. Many practitioners of the arcane and the occult arts thus found themselves unwittingly in the service of the very empire that shunned their powers. To decline meant certain death.

Many of the facts surrounding the Legion's dark history have become muddled by time, even amongst some of the Legion's own. The fact remains though that the Black Legion is a force to be reckoned with, and their fiercely trained loyalty to the emperor ensures that they will go down to the last man before giving in to the invading Aetherial and Chthonian forces.

Quests[edit | edit source]

The following quests provide Reputation with the Black Legion.

Act 3[edit | edit source]

Side Quests

Main Quests

Act 4[edit | edit source]

Side Quests

Main Quests

Bounties[edit | edit source]

  1. Fleshwarped Commanders
  2. Doomsayers
  3. Devourers
  4. Ol' Bloodbriar
  5. The Tainted Vizier
  6. Bane'Gargoth
  7. The Prime Matriarch
  8. Gluttrius'Maw
  9. Sicrix
  10. Emberjaw
  11. Chthonic Seal
  12. Blood of Ch'thon
  13. Aether Shard
  14. Aether Cluster
  15. Tainted Brain
  16. Shattered Soul
  17. Harrath, Returned
  18. Padmanestia
  19. Corprus
  20. Luthus'Balok
  21. The Ravener
  22. Blood Rites
  23. Herald of Flame
  24. Eternal Ilgorr
  25. The Bloodlord

Faction Equipment[edit | edit source]

All items sold by Faction Quartermasters are Soulbound, and cannot be traded or used by other characters.

Friendly
Heartseeker Oil Icon.png Heartseeker Oil 30 Second Duration
+33% Pierce Damage
+50 Offensive Ability
Blade-Ward Tincture Icon.png Blade-ward Tincture 120 Second Skill Recharge
30 Second Duration
225 Piercing Retaliation
+100% Piercing Retaliation
Respected
Legion Warhammer Icon.png Legion Warhammer
Legion Carver Icon.png Legion Carver
Legion Warblade Icon.png Legion Warblade
Legion Hand Cannon Icon.png Legion Hand Cannon
Legion Firestarter Icon.png Legion Firestarter
Legion Aetherspark Icon.png Legion Aetherspark
Legion Voidcutter Icon.png Legion Voidcutter
Legion Casque Icon.png Legion Casque
Legion Headguard Icon.png Legion Headguard
Legion Spellbearer Icon.png Legion Spellbearer
Legion Pauldrons Icon.png Legion Pauldrons
Legion Spaulders Icon.png Legion Spaulders
Legion Mantle Icon.png Legion Mantle
Legion Chestguard Icon.png Legion Chestguard
Legion Cuirass Icon.png Legion Cuirass
Legion Vestments Icon.png Legion Vestments
Legion Greaves Icon.png Legion Greaves
Blueprint 2 rare.tex.png Blueprint: Legion Belt
Blueprint 2 rare.tex.png Blueprint: Legion Waistguard
Blueprint 2 rare.tex.png Blueprint: Legion Girdle
Blueprint 1 magical.tex.png

Blueprint: Relic - Bladesworn Talisman

Blueprint: Legion Slicer

Blueprint: Crest of the Black Legion

Honored
Manticore Venom Icon.png Manticore Venom 40 poison damage over 5 seconds

+25% poison damage

+5% damage to Chtholnics

Potent Manticore Venom Icon.png Potent Manticore Venom 90 poison damage over 5 seconds

+60% poison damage

+10% damage to Chtholnics

Voidbeast Powder Icon.png Voidbeast Powder +25% Vitality damage

+25% chaos damage

+18 offensive ability

Potent Voidbeast Powder Icon.png Potent Voidbeast Powder +60% Vitality damage

+60% chaos damage

+40 offensive ability

Blacksteel Powder Icon.png Blacksteel Powder +25% physical damage

+25% fire damage

+18 offensive ability

Potent Blacksteel Powder Icon.png Potent Blacksteel Powder +60% physical damage

+60% fire damage

+40 offensive ability

Aether Dust Icon.png Aether Dust 8 aether damage

+25% aether damage

+5% damage to Aetherials

+5% damage to Aetherials Corruptions

Potent Aether Dust Icon.png Potent Aether Dust 18 aether damage

+60% aether damage

+10% damage to Aetherials

+10% damage to Aetherials Corruptions

Witch's Powder Icon.png Witch's Powder Bonus to all pets

+3% offensive ability

+6% attack speed

Potent Witch's Powder Icon.png Potent Witch's Powder Bonus to all pets

+6% offensive ability

+12% attack speed

Legion War Seal Icon.png Legion War Seal
Legion Conjuration Seal Icon.png Legion Conjuration Seal
Legion Mark of the Spellweaver Icon.png Legion Mark of the Spellweaver
Legion Mark of the Void Icon.png Legion Mark of the Void
Legion Mark of Blades Icon.png Legion Mark of Blades
Revered
Ulgrim's Guile Icon.png Ulgrim's Guile 8 piercing damage

+25% pierce damage

+35% cold damage

+22 offensive ability

Potent Ulgrim's Guile Icon.png Potent Ulgrim's Guile 18 piercing damage

+60% pierce damage

+80% cold damage

+45 offensive ability

Creed's Cunning Icon.png Creed's Cunning +35% elemental damage

+200 Health

+22 offensive ability

+1 energy regen

Potent Creed's Cunning Icon.png Potent Creed's Cunning +80% elemental damage

+440 Health

+45 offensive ability

+2 energy regen

Oleron's Fervor Icon.png Oleron's Fervor 10% chance of +200% damage to All damage

+35% physical damage

+35% bleeding damage

10% pierce resistance

Potent Oleron's Fervor Icon.png Potent Oleron's Fervor 10% chance of +500% damage to All damage

+80% physical damage

+80% bleeding damage

20% pierce resistance

Aetherstorm Powder Icon.png Aetherstorm Powder +35% lightning damage

+35% aether damage

10% elemental resistance

12 less damage from aetherials

12 less damage from aether corruptions

Potent Aetherstorm Powder Icon.png Potent Aetherstorm Powder +80% lightning damage

+80% aether damage

20% elemental resistance

24 less damage from aetherials

24 less damage from aether corruptions

Essence of Chthon Icon.png Essence of Ch'thon +35% Vitality damage

+35% Chaos damage

15% chance of 15% reduced taget's resistances for 5 seconds

8% Chaos resistance

Potent Essence of Chthon Icon.png Potent Essence of Ch'thon +80% Vitality damage

+80% Chaos damage

30% chance of 15% reduced taget's resistances for 5 seconds

16% Chaos resistance

Writ of the Black Legion Reputation gain increased by 50% with Black Legion
Mandate of the Black Legion Reputation gain increased by 100% with Black Legion

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Constellations
Tier 1
Ascendant AnvilEmpty ThroneFalconHammerHarpyOwlShepherd's CrookToadWolverine
Chaos FiendGhoulJackalRatViperVultureWretch
Eldritch Akeron's ScorpionBatEye of the GuardianFoxHawkQuillRavenScholar's LightSpider
Order Assassin's BladeCraneDryadLionPantherStagTortoise
Primordial BullEelGallowsHoundImpLizardSailor's GuideTsunamiWraith
Tier 2
AfflictionAlladrah's PhoenixAmatok the Spirit of WinterAssassinAutumn BoarBard's HarpBehemothBerserkerBlades of NadaanBysmiel's BondsChariot of the DeadCrabDire BearHarvestman's ScytheHuntressHydraKrakenMagiManticoreMessenger of WarMurmur, Mistress of RumorsOklaine's LanternRevenantRhowan's CrownRhowan's ScepterScales of UlcamaShieldmaidenSolael's WitchbladeSolemn WatcherStaff of RattoshTargo the BuilderTempestTyphos, the Jailor of SoulsUlo the Keeper of the WatersWendigoWidow
Tier 3
AbominationAeon's HourglassAttak Seru, the MirageBlind SageCrossroadsDevotionDying GodIshtak, the Spring MaidenLeviathanLight of EmpyrionMogdrogen the WolfObelisk of MenhirOleronRattosh, the VeilwardenSpear of the HeavensTree of LifeUlzuin's TorchUltos, Shepherd of StormsUnknown SoldierVire, the Stone Matron