On this page of the guide you will find the Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance beginner's guide. We have prepared various tips and tricks that are primarily for beginner players.
- Try to explore the entire location
- Complete additional challenges
- Beware of various environmental hazards
- Break red crystals
- Use dodges, blocks and parry blows
- Estimate the character's power correctly
- Develop the hero on an ongoing basis
- Watch your health and stamina levels
- Fast rest and increasing the rarity of loot
Try to explore the entire location
In each location of Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance many chests, resources, bags of gold, as well as story items (tomes, tablets, mosaics) were hidden. In the course of exploration, it is recommended to look around for hidden passages to develop your character faster. It should be noted here that some boxes and objects can be hidden behind wooden barrels or covered with rocks, which can be destroyed with one accurate blow.
Places where you can climb higher were marked with a piece of red material.
Complete additional challenges
After starting an act in D&D Dark Alliance, the mission guidelines will appear in the upper right corner. If it is a short mission, you will have to complete only one objective. However, some of the longer missions may have secondary objectives.
Secondary objectives can vary, e.g. you may have to kill a specific monster (mini boss) or collect a specific number of items like Dwarves Mugs, which are hidden in different locations across the location. Note that the mission can have up to two secondary objectives.
Defeating the optional mini boss rewards players with extra armor. Collecting finds or destroying specific items translates to gaining more XP after completing the mission.
Beware of various environmental hazards
Locations in D&D Dark Alliance contain additional obstacles in the form of environmental hazards. When your character stands on such an area, you will begin to receive continuous damage. Therefore, it is worth knowing how to deal with them.
More detailed information about the environmental hazards in Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance can be found on the Environmental hazards - how to eliminate them?.
Break red crystals
In each location of D&D Dark Alliance you'll come across red crystals that need to be broken, because it enables you to get valuable resources (various types of crystal shards) that you can use to upgrade your equipment.
Use dodges, blocks and parry blows
The enemies you encounter on your way deal a lot of damage, especially at higher difficulty levels, so it is recommended to practice dodges, blocks and parrying blows from the very beginning. Defensive techniques reduce the amount of damage received, and thus increase the survivability of the character.
Estimate the character's power correctly
Before embarking on a mission, pay attention to the party combat power to select a suitable level of difficulty. In D&D Dark Alliance there are several levels of difficulty and you'll feel a huge difference with each change. The harder the challenge, the better items you can pick up, but keep in mind that you will receive rewards only after successful completion of the mission.
Develop the hero on an ongoing basis
Each time you advance to a higher level of experience, take a moment to develop your character, including attribute points, features and additional moves.
When developing the character in D&D Dark Alliance, be guided by character characteristics and your own play style. For example, Drizzt Do'urden benefits enormously from a well-developed dexterity attribute.
Watch your health and stamina levels
During combat, especially with more opponents, pay attention to the level of health and stamina of your hero. HP points determine how much life your character has left and when they drop to 0, you will have to return to the checkpoint. Stamina is used to performing attacks and is not infinite.
- Health: HP in D&D Dark Alliance can be replenished e.g. by using a consumable item, using abilities with health theft or by resting in a camp;
- Stamina: the character's stamina regenerates by itself when you are temporarily not performing any actions, but it will be restored only to a certain level (indicated by a symbol). Stamina can also be renewed by using consumable items, activating the ultimate skill or by resting in a camp.
Fast rest and increasing the rarity of loot
While going through subsequent parts of a mission, you will be able to use the campsite to regenerate HP, stamina and all consumable items or to increase the quality of the found loot.
In most cases, it is recommended to opt for improving the quality of the equipment found. Use fast rest when you have lost a lot of health points and used up all consumable items. Each rest reduces the loot buff level by 1 point.