How to Beat Stonegrinder | Boss Fight Guide | Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance

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This is a strategy guide for beating Stonegrinder, a boss in Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance. Learn about Stonegrinder's attack patterns, weaknesses, and tips and strategies for defeating them.

Stonegrinder Battle Overview

Dark Alliance - Stonegrinder
Quest Companions of Icewind Dale
Act Halls of Duergar

Stonegrinder is a Troll who wears electrically charged armor. This lets him blast out waves of electric attacks from any distance and deal heavy damage.

Stonegrinder Attacks and Abilities

Zone of Thunder

Dark Alliance Stonegrinder Zone of Thunder
Stonegrinder will cast thunder in the area around him, randomly striking anyone inside the zone. He'll start doing this when he's outlined red. He'll stand straight and stretch his arms out. Dodge away from the area and wait until it's over. He will sometimes get Exhausted after this.

Electric Shot

Dark Alliance Stonegrinder Electric Shot
Stonegrinder shoots waves of electricity at you that pop up from the ground. He casts this if you're far from him. He'll be winding his arm back before starting this move. You'll have a short grace period as the electricity travels to you, so anticipate it and keep on dodging to the side until he stops casting. You can also use block this if you have Lightning Resistance.

Ground Slam

Dark Alliance Stonegrinder Ground Slam
Stonegrinder slams the ground three times, with electric blasts coming up each time. You can get Blinded if hit by this. He'll be raises his arms up together before casting this. Dodge backwards each time he's about to slam as he will be moving forward while using this move.

Ground Slash

Dark Alliance Stonegrinder Ground Slash
Stonegrinder claws at the ground and slashes at the area in front of him, with electric blasts coming up. This is similar to Ground Slam, except he only slashes once. Just dodge backwards.

Rock Throw

Dark Alliance Rock Throw
Stonegrinder picks up a rock from the ground and throws it at you if you're far away. You'll see him grab it from the ground so just dodge to the side to avoid this.

Tips & Strategies for Beating Stonegrinder

Strategy Checklist
CheckmarkStay On the Move

CheckmarkWait Until He's Exhausted

CheckmarkUse Explosive Barrels

Stay On the Move

Dark Alliance Stonegrinder Stay on the Move
Stonegrinder has a variety of moves for both close and long range, so be ready to use Evade a lot and dodge away from his attacks. Fighting him up close and stationary will be a death sentence since he can use moves like Ground Slam to punish you. Get a couple hits in then back out, then repeat that strategy.

Wait Until He's Exhausted

Dark Alliance Stonegrinder Exhausted
After he uses Zone of Thunder or does a lot of abilities, he will be outlined yellow, a sign that he's Exhausted. At this point, attack him from behind since this ensures an automatic critical hit.

Use Explosive Barrels

Dark Alliance Stonegrinder Explosive Barrel
There are explosive barrels scattered around the combat area you can use to your advantage. Try to bait him to go near them and you can deal decent damage.

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Act 2 Stonegrinder
Act 3 Garnn and Murdunn
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Act 2 Vrogulb Frostgrip, Icebiter, and Nelgland The Slurper
Act 3 Emperor Hamboog
Verbeeg Jamboree
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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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