The Broken City Act Guide and Walkthrough | Noxious Troll Sacs Locations | Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance

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This is a walkthrough for The Broken City, Act 2 of The Mask of Kelvin 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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The Broken City Basic Information

Quest Information

Quest The Mask of Kelvin
Mission
A frost giant named Utaar is attempting to break into Kelvin's Tomb and recover an artifiact that he believes will help him find and claim the Crystal Shard.

Act Information

Act No. 2
Type Dungeon
Preferred Gear Set Drop Flag Bearer (Wulfgar)
Remorhaz Brotherhood (Drizzt)
Barbarian Diplomat (Catti-brie)
Battlehammer King (Bruenor)
Bosses Kvorn the Gatekeeper
Optional Bosses Wrigglin' Wrolly
Unlock Requirement Complete The Mask of Kelvin
Description
Utaar sought the Mask of Kelvin, believing that the artifact of his forefather would help him recover the Crystal Shard. To catch up with Utaar, we would have to pass through the shattered remnants of the Broken City. But, navigating to Kelvin's Tomb would be a challenge. We would need to recover the Netherese Keystones to activate the portal that would take us there.

The Broken City Main Objectives

Reach the entrance to the Broken City

Objectives
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Go to the entrance of the city
Gi through the opening area and reach the portal to the entrance.

Defeat the monsters at the entrance to the Broken City

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Defeat the monsters
Simply defeat all enemies here.

Retrieve the Netherese Keystone at the entrance to the Broken City

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Acquire the first keystone
One of the enemies you will defeat will drop the first keystone.

Reach the fallen arena

Objectives
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After getting the keystone, follow the objective marker to a portal and head to the fallen arena.

Defeat the monsters protecting the Netherese Keystone at the fallen arena

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Defeat the trolls
While not extremely hard, you will be battling six trolls in this area with two of them being of the frost variant. They're pretty tough so watch out. Dodge and attack as necessary.

Retrieve the Netherese Keystone at the fallen arena

Objectives
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Acquire the second Netherese Keystone
Once the last of the trolls fall, the barrier surrounding the platform in the middle of the area will cease. Get the keystone inside.

Reach Kelvin's Courtyard

Objectives
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Find the next area
After getting the keystone, go to the portal nearby and follow the objective marker to your next area.

Defeat the frost giant at Kelvin's Courtyard

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Battle the giant
As you get the courtyard, the giant will wake to battle you. Take advantage of the explosive barrels nearby. They can deal good damage to these giants, making your life easier.

Pick up the Netherese Keystone on the frost giant at Kevlin's Courtyard

Objectives
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Get the third keystone
Once the giant falls, get the third keystone from him.

Reach the floating tower

Objectives
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Get to the third area of the level
Simply follow the objective marker to get to the floating tower. Defeat any enemy you come across

Defeat the enemy forces at the floating tower

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Defeat all enemies
As soon as you get here, battle the verbeeg in the area.

Pick up the Netherese Keystone at the floating tower

Objectives
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Get the fourth and last keystone
Once defeated, one of the creatures here will drop the fourth and final keystone.

Reach the central island Netherese Gate

Objectives
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Travel to the final area of the level
Head towards the objective marker to find a portal that leads to the central island.

Place the Netherese Keystones to activate the Netherese Gate

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Place all keystones in their proper slots to open the gate
After checking for loot around the area, you will notice four pillars flanking the gate. Put one keystone in each of them.

Defeat Kvorn the Gatekeeper

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Defeat the boss
After placing all keystones, the gate will open to reveal another frost giant. Defeat him to end the mission.

The Broken City Optional Objectives

Defeat Wrigglin' Wolly

Objectives
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To get to Wrigglin' Wolly, take the path forward before entering Kelvin's Courtyard. From there you will see the verbeeg, Wrigglin' Wolly. He has a lot of AoE attacks so keep your distance when fighting against him.

Destroy the Noxious Troll Sacs

Objectives
1
Located just after the starting area across a field of ice spikes.
2
Located near a giant skeleton, on the way to entrance of the Broken City
3
Located at the entrance of the Broken City, besides a pillar near the cliff.
4
Located inside a sunken building, behind a barricade in the Fallen Arena.
5
Located near the cliff in the Fallen Arena.
6
Located in the path towards the second level of the sunken building in Fallen Arena.
7
Located in the second level of the sunken building in the Fallen Arena, near the glowing mushrooms.
8
Located just after taking the portal to Kelvin's Courtyard, behind some barricades on the left path.
9
Located behind a pillar, before the fight with Wrigglin' Wolly.
10
Located in the corner right of the Frost Giant in Kelvin's Courtyard.
11
Located near a skeleton just left of the Frost Giant in Kelvin's Courtyard.
12
Located at the right giant statue in Kelvin's Courtyard.
13
Located at the right path right after Kelvin's Courtyard.
14
Located inside the fortress, where the Attribute Shrine is located.
15
Located at the right in the icy field, just after the portal ride to the Floating Tower.
16
Located just besides the Netherese Keystone in the Floating Tower.
17
Located besides the pillar near the Netherese Keystone in the Floating Tower.
18
Located at the edge of the cliff, in the Floating Tower near the underground entrance.
19
Located down a staircase in the Floating Tower.
20
Located behind a bunch of barrels in the underground section of the Floating Tower.

Tips and Strategies

Prioritize Hard Hitting Moves

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In this level, you will encounter waves of trolls which are not that easy to kill. Focusing your attack power and making sure you them with hard hitting moves will be key here. Do not be stingy on using your abilities and your Ultimate as well.

Boss Strategy: Kvorn the Gatekeeper

A Slow Giant

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Like many of the giants you've faced so far, Kvorn is painfully slow which works to your advantage no matter which character to use. Combo him up up close or ranged and just dodge his foot slams or rushing attack.

The Broken City Attribute Shrines Locations

Directions
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The Attribute Shrine is located just after taking the portal from Kelvin's Courtyard, towards the left path, inside a fortress. It's blocked by two debris that you can easily destroy.
2
Before you can access the Attribute Shrine, you need to activate the runes on the floor blocked by a flamethrower. You need two levers to disable it. The first lever is just located inside the Attribute Shrine, near a corpse.
3
The second lever is located on the roof of the fortress. After getting two of the levers, head back inside and insert the levers in the mechanism to disable it.
4
Finally, step on the runes to deactivate the force field, you will now be able to access the Attribute Shrine.

The Broken City Chest Locations

Location Directions
1 Located at the starting area, just behind from where you start.
2 Located across path of icy spikes on path to entrance of the Broken City
3 Take the path to the left just before heading down to the Broken City. Disable the poison mechanism to get to the chest.
4 There is a chest near the cliff just after the entrance to the Broken City.
5 Located inside a sunken building, behind a barricade in the Fallen Arena.
6 Located on the other side of a cliff in the Fallen Arena.
7 Located in the second level of the sunken building in the Fallen Arena, near the edge.
8 Located after the fight with Wrigglin' Wolly. Disable the poison traps then head inside a cavern filled with glowing mushroom, near a skeleton.
9 There is another chest deep inside the Mushroom Cave.
10 Located near the edge of the broken bridge in Kelvin's Courtyard.
11 Located left of the Frost Giant in Kelvin's Courtyard, behind the barricade. Watch out for the lighting traps.
12 Located behind the left statue in Kelvin's Courtyard, near a tree.
13 Located at the path behind the right statue in Kelvin's Courtyard.
14 Located near the entrance to the Attribute Shrine, behind a pillar.
15 Located on top of the roof of the Attribute Shrine.
16 Located across an icy field, just after the portal ride to the Floating Tower.
17 Located near the edge of the cliff in the Floating Tower.
18 Located above the underground entrance of the Floating Tower.

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