Bruenor Guide: Combat, Feat, and Moves (Abilities) | Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance

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This is a guide on Bruenor, one of the playable characters in D&D: Dark Alliance. Read on to know more about his combat style, feats, moves, and how to use him in the game!

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Bruenor Basic Information

Character Info
Bruenor
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Preferred Weapon Axe and Shield
Voice Actor Andrew Morgado
Having lost his throne to the invasion of monsters seeking the Crystal Shard, Bruenor now uses his axe and shield to plow through his enemies with ease (but that won't stop him from grumbling about it).

Base Stats

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
9 5 10 7 7 4

Which Attributes to Prioritize

You will need a lot of Constitution to really live up to the title of being "tough as nails" according to the developers. Prioritizing Bruenor's Charisma is also a good idea if you plan on playing the tank role in a party. Lastly, Strength will determine if you can dish out the same damage you can take.

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Bruenor Combat Moves & Abilities

Melee Attacks

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Close-ranged, heavy hits are Bruenor's forte, using his axe and shield to its full capacity.

Moves Description
Backhand Spinner
Backward L stick Tap + R1
A quick backhanded spinning attack.
Can grant Frenzy and has a 50% chance to inflict Sapped.
Cost: 2,500
Minimum Level: 1
Blocking Crusher
Press R2 while Blocking
A crushing attack that knocks down monsters.
Has a 50% chance to inflict Charmed.
Cost: 2,500
Minimum Level: 1
Backstep Launcher
Press R1 while walking backward
A backstep launching attack to disengage from close range.
The last hit has a 50% chance to inflict Sapped and Slowed.
Cost: 4,000
Minimum Level: 7
Steel Launcher
Tap L stick Backward + R2 after Shield Slam
A powerful shield launcher that devastates monsters.
Shortens Bruenor's active ability cooldowns by 3% on each hit.
Also has a 50% chance of inflicting Sapped.
Cost: 4,000
Minimum Level: 7
Crescent Slash
Hold R1
A wide crescent slash that stuns monsters.
Can grant Cleaving and has a 75% chance to inflict Sapped.
Cost: 4,000
Minimum Level: 7
Rising Axe
Tap L stick Forward + R1 while Hurt OR Blocking
A powerful spinning and rising axe thrust
Inflicts stamina destruction, has a 50% chance to grant Physical Resistance, and a 50% chance to inflict Slowed.
Cost: 9,000
Minimum Level: 15

AoE Attacks

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These are Bruenor's area-of-effect techniques that allow him to thin out crowds or support his teammates.

Moves Description
Stomping Quake
Press X button + Square button
Unblockable footstomp shockwave that can launch monsters into the air.
Has a 25% chance to grant Unstoppable, a 50% chance to grant the Cold Damage buff, and a 75% chance to inflict Slowed.
Cost: 2,500
Minimum Level: 1
Warsong
Press X button + Square button while Blocking
Hammers on shield to heal all allies and boost their stamina.
Inflicts strong stamina destruction with a 75% chance to gain Vampiric and Thorns.
Cost: 2,500
Minimum Level: 1

Multi-Strike Attacks

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These are attacks that hit multiple enemies, allowing Bruenor to maximize his power potential.

Moves Description
Rolling Boulder
Tap L stick Forward + R1
Forward axe roll that staggers monsters with multiple hits.
Inflictss stamina destruction and has 25% chance to inflict Bleeding on the last hit.
Cost: 2,500
Minimum Level: 1
Frostwave Grind
Hold R2
A powerful 2-hit attack that summons an unblockable ice vortex
The first hit fills Ultimate by 3% with a 75% chance to grant Vampiric. Also inflicts stamina destruction and a 50% chance to inflict Slowed and Sapped.
Cost: 9,000
Minimum Level: 15

Ranged Attacks

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Using these abilities, these allow Bruenor to extend his range, letting him hit enemies from afar.

Moves Description
Lunging Axe
Tap L stick Forward + R2
A tremor-inducing lunge attack.
Inflicts stamina destruction and has a 75% chance to grant Cleaving, the second hit inflicts Sapped.
Cost: 2,500
Minimum Level: 1
Shield Slam
Tap L stick Backward + R2
A leaping shield slam to flatten monsters that breaks guard.
Inflicts stamina destruction and has a 50% chance to inflict Weakened.
Cost: 4,000
Minimum Level: 7

Abilities

Moves Description
Taunt
Taunts nearby monsters, increasing Bruenor's aggro and reducing incoming damage. Bruenor also gains Stalward and Thorns.
Cost: N/A
Minimum Level: 1
Anvil of Clangeddin
A magical Anvil drops in front of Bruenor. On impact, it damage and guard breaks monsters, also dealing physical and fire damage over time.For the duration of the effect, allies that enter the area gain an Elemental Fire weapon buff.
Cost: N/A
Minimum Level: 1
Whirlwind
Spinning attack that deals damage and applies Sapped and Slowed to all hit monsters.
Cost: 6,000
Minimum Level: 7
Battlehammer Brew
Applies Regeneration and Cleansing to all nearby allies.
Cost: 6,000
Minimum Level: 7

Bruenor Feats

The Forge
The Hammer
The Anvil
Feat Desc Min. Level
Dark Alliance Healer
Healer
Increases HP when getting raised to 100% 1
Dark Alliance Scavenger
Scavenger
Increase Useable drops by 1 1
Dark Alliance Athletic
Athletic
15% Stamina cost Reduction from Evades and Dodges 5
Dark Alliance Endurance
Endurance
10% Max Stamina Bonus 5
Dark Alliance Persuasive
Persuasive
10% Reduction in Merchant prices in the Basecamp 5
Dark Alliance Lucky
Lucky
7% Gold Drop Bonus 5
Dark Alliance Keen Mind
Keen Mind
15% Cooldown Reduction 10
Dark Alliance Pack Rat
Pack Rat
Increase Useable capacity by 1 10
Feat Desc Min. Level
Dark Alliance Dungeon Delver
Dungeon Delver
15% Damage Bonus versus Elites 1
Dark Alliance Grudge Bearer
Grudge Bearer
20% Physical Damage Bonus for 5 seconds after Parrying 5
Dark Alliance Battle Master
Battle Master
15% Physical Damage Bonus for 5 seconds after Blocking an attack 5
Dark Alliance Charger
Charger
10% Physical Damage Bonus for 3 seconds after Sprinting 5
Dark Alliance Inspiring Leader
Inspiring Leader
5% Physical Damage Bonus to self and all nearby allies. 10
Feat Desc Min. Level
Dark Alliance Tough
Tough
10% Max HP Bonus 1
Dark Alliance Shield Master
Shield Master
-15% Stamina Cost Bonus 1
Dark Alliance Defender
Defender
15% Armor Bonus 1
Dark Alliance Dwarven Fortitude
Dwarven Fortitude
20% Condition Resistance Bonus 5
Dark Alliance Resilient
Resilient
15% Elemental Resistance Bonus 5
Dark Alliance Heavy Armor Master
Heavy Armor Master
25% Armor Bonus 5
Dark Alliance Indomitable
Indomitable
30% Armor Bonus when below 40% HP 10
Dark Alliance Blessing of the All Father
Blessing of the All Father
Converts 150% of Consitution into Elemental Resistance 10

Bruenor Feats and Moves

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