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

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

Emperor Hamboog Battle Overview

Emperor Hamboog
Dark Alliance - Emperor Hamboog
Quest The Goblin's Shard
Act The Goblin Tower
This goblin, Hamboog, claimed he recovered the shard and declared himself the goblin emperor. It was all a sham but for some booyahg magic.

Emperor Hamboog is a Goblin Booyahg who can cast strong spells from any range. For the first phase of the fight, he will be protected by a force field. You'll have to kill his four generals - Gorn the Disheveled, Kroolpee the Putrid, Burchazz the Nimble, Knox the Pain Lover - to break it. You will then fight Emperor Hamboog in the second phase.

Emperor Hamboog Attacks and Abilities

Force Field

Dark Alliance Hamboog Force field
Once you enter the combat area, Emperor Hamboog casts a force field that you can't penetrate until you kill his four generals. They can each be found at one of the four pole structures there. They'll have high health but won't possess any special moves. Kill all of them to break the shield.

Spell Blast

Dark Alliance Spell Blast Hamboog

Flames AoE Spell Blast

Emperor Hamboog creates an AoE blast of different Elements if you're near him. Dodge backwards to avoid this.

Spell Bolts

Dark Alliance Hamboog Spell Bolts

Electricity Spell Bolt

Emperor Hamboog fires off three spell bolts at once if you're far from him. The spell's Element will differ each time. The three three shots will cover an arc so dodge to the side to avoid this.

Tips & Strategies for Beating Emperor Hamboog

Strategy Checklist
CheckmarkKill The Generals

CheckmarkKeep On Hitting

CheckmarkEvade Constantly

Kill The Generals

Dark Alliance Kill The Generals Hamboog
Aside from the generals, there will also be other Goblin minions in the area. You can just ignore these minions since defeating the Generals will also automatically kill the minions. If there are still some left when you're to fight Emperor Hamboog, prioritize them so that there won't be any interruptions during combat.

Keep On Hitting

Dark Alliance Hamboog Endless Combo.jpg
Emperor Hamboog won't have any real way to defend himself from combos once he's isolated. Just constantly attack him and you'll be able to keep him from using his spells for majority of the fight. Use Fierce Attacks to knock him down and get a couple free hits too.

Evade Constantly

Dark Alliance Hamboog Evade Constantly
Blocking won't be much help here since spells like Poison can still damage you over time. He takes a while to cast his spells so just be prepared to dodge and you'll win this battle.

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