Goffin's Door Act Guide and Walkthrough | Dwarven Mug Locations | Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance

Dark Alliance Goffin

This is a walkthrough for Goffin's Door, Act 2 of The Goblin's Shard in Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance. Learn more about the objectives of this quest, available rewards, tips for completion, locations of attribute shrines, as well as boss fight strategies!

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Goffin's Door Basic Information

Quest Information

Quest The Goblin's Shard
Mission
A goblin named Hamboog claims to have found the Shard and has taken over a part of the Dwarven Valley where his horde is building him a 'Crystal Tower'.

Act Information

Act No. 2
Type Mission
Preferred Gear Set Drop Tempus Champion (Wulfgar)
Warden of Mielikki (Drizzt)
Goblin Reaper (Catti-brie)
Goblin Bane (Bruenor)
Bosses Vrogulb Frostgrip, Icebiter, Nelgand the Slurper
Optional Bosses Yuuk Ratbane
Unlock Requirement Complete The Goblin Valley
Description
Emperor Hamboog, he called himself. This goblin claimed to have found the Shard, but what his goblin horde was constructing was no Crystal Tower. There was only one way into the canyon where Hamboog was building this tower. Its entry was held by Goffin's Door, but the door's runestone locks were scattered across Rugrib's Quarter. And so before we stormed the twoer, we would recover the runestones, engage those locks on Goffin's Door, and seal Hamboog in.

Goffin's Door Main Objectives

Enter Rugrib's Quarter

Objectives
1 Dark Alliance Goffin
Go to Rugrib's Quarter.
Go forward and cross the bridge. Continue on the path on the bridge then turn right, heading towards a hole. Fight the enemies there. Continue on the path, following the objective marker until you reach Rugrib's Quarter.

Reach the goblin guard post. Retrieve the runestone from the goblin guard post

Objectives
2 Dark Alliance Goffin
Find the goblin guard post to get the 1st runestone.
Continue following the objective marker until you get to a ledge. Drop down and to find the runestone's location. To get it, defeat the mage with a blue aura to remove the bluish fog around the runestone.

Reach the cracked halls. Retrieve the runestone at the cracked halls

Objectives
3 Dark Alliance Goffin
Find the cracked halls and get the runestone.
Follow the objective marker until you get to a T-junction. Head left and defeat all enemies. Go up the steps to battle more enemies. Head left once you reach the ledge and then climb to the top of the structure and drop down to reach the cracked halls. Defeat the enemies and get the runestone.

Reach the broken bridge. Retrieve the runestone on the broken bridge

Objectives
4 Dark Alliance Goffin
Find the next area to get the 3rd runestone.
Keep following the marker until you hit another T-junction. Head left and defeat the enemies there. Turn right at the next junciton to reach the broken bridge. Defeat the enemies there to get the runestone.

Reach the goblin prison camp. Retrieve the runestone at the goblin prison camp

Objectives
5 Dark Alliance Goffin
Cross the wooden bridge and go further to reach a crossroad. North and left will lead to treasure while the right path takes you to the goblin prison camp. Defeat all enemies to get the fourth runestone.

Enter the fort guarding Goffin's Door. Seal Goffin's Door

Objectives
6 Dark Alliance Goffin
Climb the nearby stairs and defeat the last wave of goblins at the top. Enter the fort and use the runestones to seal the door. The locks are on either side of the gate.

Defeat Vrogulb Frostgrip and his minions

Objectives
7 Dark Alliance Goffin
As soon as the door is sealed, the bosses of this mission will appear. Defeat them to finish the mission.

Goffin's Door Optional Objectives

Retreieve the Dwarven Mugs

Objectives
1
The first mug is at the starting area located at the left side, near a target practice.
2
After crossing the broken bridge, climb up the ledge on the left. The mug is hidden between two barrels near the edge.
3
At the entrance of Rugrib's Quarters, located on the floor near a torch.
4
Climb up the ledge from where you got the first Dwarven Runestone. Head over to the right path to get the mug.
5
Follow the left path, destroy the debris then jump down. Jump across a gap and there will be a mug besides some barrels.
6
Follow the right path once you exit Rugrib's Quaters. Run across a field of poisonous flowers then climb up the ladder and you should be able to spot the mug on the left side.
7
After ascending a flight of stairs, stick to the right till you see a barricade. Destroy it then follow the path. It will lead you to the mug's location.
8
Just before arriving at the Cracked Halls, there is a path on the right you can take. Destoy the barricade to reveal it and there will be a mug placed on a table you can take.
9
In the Cracked Halls just before the bridge, there is a barricade you can destroy. Inside are barrels and a tablet. Destroy the barrels to reveal the mug.
10
There is a platform on the right side of the Broken Bridge you can drop down into. The mug is located near a dwarven corpse next to the bridge.
11
After crossing the Broken Bridge, follow the path to the left until you see a ladder. Climb up then drop down on the other side. There will be a mug inside the mineshaft.
12
The mug is located beyond the barricade, across a bridge. Disable the spike traps first by retreiving the lever then destroy the barricade. Follow the path then climb the ledge and the mug will be on top of a rock to the right.
13
From the bridge, keep heading forward. Destroy the barricade and head to the right. Climb up the ledge and the mug should be to your right near a structure. Be sure you're ready for a fight as Yuuk Ratbane guards this area.
14
Before heading inside the boss area, head to the right until you see a floor painted with red across the ice spikes. Use a projectile to break it then follow the path. In the end, there will be a mug besides a barrel.
15
The final mug is located inside the boss room to your left on one of the boulders. Make sure you haven't sealed Goffin's Door yet so you can safely retrieve the mug.

Eliminate Yuuk Ratbane

Objectives
1
Yuuk Ratbane is located just north of the Broken Bridge. Destroy the barricade then head inside and defeat Yuuk Ratbane.

Tips and Strategies

Watch Enemy Swarms

Dark Alliance Goffin
Many areas here will be filled with enemies in no time. Watch your back and make sure they down swarm you. While goblins and archers don't do much damage, it's a different story when they team up with verbeegs. Use crowd control techniques to help you out.

Boss Strategy: Vrogulb Frostgrip, Icebiter, Nelgand the Slurper

Vrogulb Frostgrip

Dark Alliance Goffin
He basically is just a magic user hiding behind his bulkier minions. Leave him last as Icebiter and Nelgand are more threats than he is. Once his two bodyguards are done, combo him up to prevent him from using any of his skills.

Icebiter

Dark Alliance Goffin
Icebiter is the faster of the bodyguards and hence needs to be disposed off first. He has lunging attacks similar to trolls. He heals pretty quickly too so make sure don't leave him alone for too long.

Nelgand the Slurper

Dark Alliance Goffin
Like most verbeegs, he is pretty slow though his attacks do pack a serious punch. Dodge and attack. For Wulfgar users, if you have a strong enough weapon (125 power and up) at this point, you can pretty much kill Nelgand off with one use of his ultimate and Spin of Fury.

Goffin's Door Attribute Shrine Locations

Goffin's Door Puzzle

Location
1
The Attribute Shrine is located just north of the Broken Bridge. Destroy the barricade to head inside.
2
Once inside, You will have to defeat Yuuk Ratbane and solve a puzzle in-order to get to the Attribute Shrine. You can do this by matching the runes on the floor with the symbol scattered in the area.
3
Once you have defeated Yuuk Ratbane and have solved the puzzle, simply walk towards the Attribute Shrine.

All Puzzle Locations and Solutions

Goffin's Door Chest Locations

Map Location Directions
1 After crossing the broken bridge, climb up the ledge on the left and you'll be able to spot the chest from there.
2 Right at the start of Rugrib's Quarters, there is a chest hiding behind a barricade. Destroy it to get the chest.
3 Climb up the ledge from where you got the first Dwarven Runestone. Follow the left path, destroy the debris then jump down. Disable the thing creating the poisonous floor by hitting it then climb up the ladder. Defeat the enemies in the area then claim your chest.
4 Follow the right path once you exit Rugrib's Quaters. Run across a field of poisonous flowers then climb up the ladder. From there head to the right and you'll be able to see the chest.
5 After ascending a flight of stairs, stick to the right side of the wall till you see a barricade. Destroy it then follow the path. It will lead you towards the chest's location.
6 After defeating a Verbeeg in the Cracked Halls, there is a path blocked by a bunch of barricade to the right. Destroy it and inside will be a chest.
7 There is a platform on the right side of the Broken Bridge you can drop down into. Jump across another platform to get to the chest.
8 After crossing the Broken Bridge, follow the path to the left until you see a ladder. Climb up then jump across to the other side to get the chest.
9+10 Disable the spike traps by retreiving the lever then destroy the barricade. Follow the path and you will be rewarded with two treasure chests.
11+12 From the bridge, keep heading forward. Destroy the barricade and from there, you will need to solve the puzzle. Once you do, you will be rewarded with two treasure chests. Make sure you're ready to fight Yuuk Ratbane as he guards this area.
13 There is a chest to the right just inside the entrance of the Goblin Prison Camp
14 Before heading up the stairs to the boss area, there's a path to the right you can take. Hop across each platform to retrieve your chest.
15 Before heading inside the boss area, head to the right until you see a floor painted with red across the ice spikes. Use a projectile to break it then follow the path. In the end, there will be a mug besides a barrel.

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