How to Beat Greags the Ear-lopper and Ploobo Bonesucker | Boss Fight Guide | Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance

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This is a strategy guide for beating Greags the Ear-lopper and Ploobo Bonesucker, bosses in Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance. Learn about Greags the Ear-lopper and Ploobo Bonesucker's attack patterns, weaknesses, and tips and strategies for defeating them.

Greags the Ear-lopper and Ploobo Bonesucker Battle Overview

Greags the Ear-lopper
Dark Alliance - Greags the Ear-lopper
Quest Companions of Icewind Dale
Act Goblins at the Gates
Ploobo Bonesucker
Quest Companions of Icewind Dale
Act Goblins at the Gates

You will fight these two bosses at the same time. They are like Goblins and Verbeegs but have more health and damage.

Greags the Ear-lopper, the goblin, will be the quicker of the two but won't deal too much damage in comparison to Ploobo.

Ploobo Bonesucker has slower movements but has a variety of attacks that deal high damage. His attacks are based around being up close to you.

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Greags the Ear-lopper Attacks and Abilities

Spear Thrust

Dark Alliance Greags Spear Thrust
Greags will thrust his spear in your direction. This can be easily dodged or parried.

Heavy Spear Attack

Dark Alliance Greags Heavy Spear Attack
Greags will lift his spear up and bring it down on you. This can be easily telegraphed since he'll be outlined red. Dodge to the side or backwards to avoid it.

Ploobo Bonesucker Attacks and Abilities

Spear Hook

Dark Alliance Ploobo Spear Hook
Ploobo will throw his spear at you if you're far away from him. If caught, you'll get dragged back to him. You can telegraph when he'll do this since he'll be outlined red. Dodge to the side to avoid this.

3 Hit Combo

Dark Alliance Ploobo 3 Hit Combo
Ploobo will swing his spear in the area in front of him twice, then will thrust it in your direction. He'll wind up his arm when he's preparing to do this. Dodge backwards to get out of range.

Ground Pound

Dark Alliance Ploobo Ground Pound.jpg
Ploobo will lift his arm up then push it down to the ground, causing AoE damage. Dodge in any direction away from him.

Tips & Strategies for Beating Greags the Ear-lopper and Ploobo Bonesucker

Strategy Checklist
CheckmarkKill the Minions First.

CheckmarkFocus on Greags the Earlopper.

CheckmarkDon't Lose Sight of Ploobo Bonesucker.

CheckmarkStay on the Move.

Kill the Minions First

Dark Alliance Greags Ploobo Kill Minions
Take out the minions first so you can focus on the bosses. They will be an issue during combat since they can interrupt your combos and deal damage if they surround you. Their healthpool is low so a few basic attacks will be enough. Isolate them from the two bosses. Once you clear the first wave, a second wave will spawn after some time.

Focus on Greags the Earlopper

Dark Alliance Focus on Greags
Once you've killed the minions, prioritize finishing Greags off. He's easier to deal with since you can perma-lock him with a combo and constantly knock him down. Try to pin him into a corner and slash away and he won't be able to defend himself..

Don't Lose Sight of Ploobo Bonesucker

Dark Alliance Ploobo Sight
When doing the first two Tips, make sure you still have vision of Ploobo. Even if you keep your distance from him, he can still drag you back with his spear so be aware when he's preparing to do so. You need to know where he is at all times since he'll deal heavy damage once near you.

Stay on the Move

Dark Alliance Ploobo Stay on Move
Once Ploobo is the only one left, your strategy will be to quicky go in and out of his attack range. When you're within attack range, hit him as many times as possible. But when you see he's winding up an attack or is outlined red, immediately dodge away from him.

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List of Boss Battles

Companions of Icewind Dale
Act 1 Greags the Ear-lopper and Ploobo Bonesucker
Act 2 Stonegrinder
Act 3 Garnn and Murdunn
The Goblin's Shard
Act 1 Slugvogg
Act 2 Vrogulb Frostgrip, Icebiter, and Nelgland The Slurper
Act 3 Emperor Hamboog
Verbeeg Jamboree
Act 1 Gutnir Widebelly
Act 2 Thurn Dreamreader
Act 3 The Chef
The Order of the Light
Act 1 Skornn Soulreaver
Act 2 Kronus Seven Scars
Act 3 Akar Kessell
The Mask of Kelvin
Act 1 The Husk of Torult Dragonbane
Act 2 Kvorn the Gatekeeper
Act 3 Kelvin
Crystalline Dreams
Act 1 Arim the Bonescribe
Act 2 Fenji Coldeye
Act 3 Hagedorn
The Fury of Icewind
Act 1 Narf Twelvefingers
Act 2 Bjorn, The Hewer of the Judged
Act 3 Icewind

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