Bruenor Battlehammer Best Builds | Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance

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This is a guide on creating the best build for Bruenor Battlehammer, a character in the game Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance. To know more about how you can make the most out of Bruenor Battlehammer, read on!

Character Builds
Dark Alliance Drizzt 01.pngDrizzt Dark Alliance Wulfgar 01.pngWulfgar Dark Alliance Catti-Brie 01.pngCatti-brie Dark Alliance Bruenor 01.pngBruenor

Bruenor Battlehammer Overview

Character Info
Bruenor
Dark Alliance Bruenor Battlehammer Build.png
Preferred Weapon Axe and Shield

Stat Build

Priority Attribute
1st Strength
2nd Intelligence
3rd Constitution
4th Wisdom
5th Dexterity
6th Charisma

Bruenor's Whirlwind ability is one of his better offensive abilities. You'll want to amplify the Strength of that attack as much as possible while also lowering down it's cooldown with a high Intelligence attribute. As a tank, Bruenor also needs high HP so max out on Contstitution if you can.

Best Armor Set

Coldstone Guardian
Battlehammer King
Duergar Infiltrator
Coldstone Guardian Set
Coldstone Guardian Shield ImageColdstone Guardian Shield Coldstone Guardian Axe ImageColdstone Guardian Axe
Coldstone Guardian Helm ImageColdstone Guardian Helm Coldstone Guardian Bracers ImageColdstone Guardian Bracers
Coldstone Guardian Chestguard ImageColdstone Guardian Chestguard Coldstone Guardian Leg Guards ImageColdstone Guardian Leg Guards
Coldstone Guardian Necklace ImageColdstone Guardian Necklace Coldstone Guardian Ring ImageColdstone Guardian Ring
No. of Pieces Set Bonus
3 +10% Incoming Physical Damage Reduction
5 +15% Incoming Physical Damage Reduction
8 Whirlwind lasts twice as long and Bruenor is Invulnerable for its duration
Coldstone Guardian Set Overview and Bonuses
Battlehammer King Set
Battlehammer King Shield ImageBattlehammer King Shield Battlehammer King Axe ImageBattlehammer King Axe
Battlehammer King Helm ImageBattlehammer King Helm Battlehammer King Bracers ImageBattlehammer King Bracers
Battlehammer King Chestguard ImageBattlehammer King Chestguard Battlehammer King Leg Guards ImageBattlehammer King Leg Guards
Battlehammer King Necklace ImageBattlehammer King Necklace Battlehammer King Ring ImageBattlehammer King Ring
No. of Pieces Set Bonus
3 +15% Reduced Stamina cost to Blocking
5 25% Reduced Stamina cost to Blocking
8 Gain Precision Strikes after a successful Block
Battlehammer King Set Overview and Bonuses

Best Feats

The Forge
The Hammer
The Anvil
Feat Desc Min. Level
Dark Alliance Athletic
Athletic
15% Stamina cost Reduction from Evades and Dodges 5
Dark Alliance Endurance
Endurance
10% Max Stamina Bonus 5
Dark Alliance Keen Mind
Keen Mind
15% Cooldown Reduction 10
Feat Desc Min. Level
Dark Alliance Dungeon Delver
Dungeon Delver
15% Damage Bonus versus Elites 1
Dark Alliance Battle Master
Battle Master
15% Physical Damage Bonus for 5 seconds after Blocking an attack 5
Dark Alliance Inspiring Leader
Inspiring Leader
5% Physical Damage Bonus to self and all nearby allies. 10
Feat Desc Min. Level
Dark Alliance Shield Master
Shield Master
-15% Stamina Cost Bonus 1
Dark Alliance Heavy Armor Master
Heavy Armor Master
25% Armor Bonus 5
Dark Alliance Indomitable
Indomitable
30% Armor Bonus when below 40% HP 10

Best Moves

Move Description
Frostwave Grind
Multi-Strike Attack
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.
Rising Axe
Melee Attack
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.
Steel Launcher
Melee Attack
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.
Crescent Slash
Melee Attack
Hold R1
A wide crescent slash that stuns monsters.
Can grant Cleaving and has a 75% chance to inflict Sapped.
Warsong
AoE Attack
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.

Best Abilities

Whirlwind

Move Description
Whirlwind
Attack
Spinning attack that deals damage and applies Sapped and Slowed to all hit monsters.

This spinning attack when paired with a complete Coldstone Guardian set allows Bruenor to a walking invincible tornado.

Anvil of Clangeddin

Move Description
Anvil of Clangeddin
Attack
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.

This ability can not only deal damage over time to monsters within the range of its AoE, but also grant allies who step inside the AoE an Elemental Fire weapon buff.

Combat Tips

Warsong

If you are playing co-op, much like Catti-brie's Resurrection, use Bruenor's Warsong to boost the morale of your allies while getting a 75% chance to gain Vampiric and Thorns.

Stomping Quake

Bruenor may not as fast as Drizzt or as damage-dealing as Wulfgar, but he can certainly take a hit. This doesn't mean you should let him get surrounded by enemies.
Use Stomping Quake to break enemy groups and deal with them one by one. Using this also gives you a 25% chance to be Unstoppable.

Blocking Crusher

This is Bruenor's most basic move. Even though it's not as flashy as his other moves, mastering this basic could mean the difference between taking damage or not while attacking.

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