Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance Best Builds Guide

Here are the best solo and co-op builds for each cless in Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance.

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance offers players multiple choices on how to build their characters. You have access to a huge number of stats and feats, as well as, armor sets and abilities. This guide will provide you with only the best builds for each class in Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance.

Here you will find two builds for each class that focus on solo and co-op gameplay. Each build corresponds to various playstyles and makes the most out of all character attributes.

Dark Alliance Drizzt Do'Urden Best Builds

Solo: Critical Damage

Drizzt is a highly skilled ranger and assassin that can be built to deal unstoppable critical damage.

For solo damage build invest your attribute points into the following three stats:

  • Intelligence
  • Strength
  • Dexterity

The two best armor sets for high critical damage and elemental penetrations are:

  • Dragonsbane Set
  • Remorhaz Brotherhood Set

The main feats that you need to focus on in this build can be found in the Hunter feat tree:

  • Improved Critical Hit
  • Precision Attack
  • Drow Drop
  • Dual Wielder
  • Opportunist
  • Lightning Reflexes

The two best abilities that will complement the solo damage build are:

  • Battle Trance
  • Cloud of Daggers

Co-Op: Ranger Support

Drizzt has plenty of tools and feats that can help you manipulate enemies into traps or other similar situations, which your allies can use for the benefit of the party.

In order to preserve Drizzt's survivability you need to focus on the following stats:

  • Dexterity
  • Constitution
  • Wisdom

As for the armor sets, you can either go for the Life Steal effect or increase the duration of your Blink effect:

  • Do'urden Prince Set
  • Sorcere's Sentinel Set

Combine the feats from both Expertise and Ranger feat trees to achieve the maximum effect:

  • Keen Mind
  • Athletic
  • Healer
  • Resilient
  • Medium Armor Master

The two best abilities that will go well with this support build are:

  • Blink
  • Faerie Fire

Dark Alliance Bruenor Battlehammer Best Builds

Solo: Increased Damage

Although Bruenor is primarily a tank character that is designed to taunt enemies, you can build him as a powerful solo character with potential for high damage.

First you need to focus on his physical attributes, so put your points into the following stats:

  • Strength
  • Intelligence
  • Constitution

His armor should significantly increase his physical and elemental damag, as well as armor penetration. The two best sets for this purpose are:

  • Keeper of Secrets Set
  • Duergar Infiltrator Set

For an even higher amounts of damage, feel free to invest your feat points into an entire Hammer tree:

  • Dungeon Delver
  • Battle Master
  • Inspiring Leader
  • Charger
  • Grudge Bearer

The two best abilities that will complement the increased damage build are:

  • Whirlwind
  • Anvil of Clangeddin

Co-Op: Physical Tank

Taunting and tanking are the two main roles of Bruenor in the game. That's why he is a perfect companion for your party in this regard.

Keeping him alive for as long as possible is the main point of the strategy, so put your points into these stats:

  • Constitution
  • Wisdom
  • Dexterity

You can reduce the damage of all taunted enemies and reflect both physical and elemental damage with the help of the two armor sets:

  • Goblin Bane Set
  • Battlerager Set

Both Froge and Anvil feat trees will play a significant role in keeping your tank alive:

  • Endurance
  • Keen Mind
  • Shield Master
  • Defender
  • Heavy Armor Master
  • Indomitable

The two best abilities that will work the best with this tanky build are:

  • Taunt
  • Battlehammer Brew

Dark Alliance Cattie-Brie Best Builds

Solo: Critical Damage

Cattie-Brie is an archer that can hit enemies just as hard as Bruenor, but at a distance with bow and arrows.

This build focuses on her ability to deal high physical damage and critical hits. In order to make her precision and damage high, go for these stats first:

  • Intelligence
  • Dexterity
  • Strength

In order to increase her critical hit chance and push her physical damage bonus, it is advisable to utilize the following armor:

  • Tundra Explorer Set
  • Goblin Reaper Set

In this case the Archer build and its feat tree has all the elements for bringing Cattie-Brie's damage to some truly remarkable levels:

  • Sharpshooter
  • Quick Draw
  • Precision Shot
  • Piercing Arrow

The two best abilities that will go well with this critical damage build are:

  • Heartseeker Volley
  • Ensnaring Strike

Co-Op: Healer Support

In the cooperative session Cattie-Brie can play the role of a healer due to her abilities that revive and heal allies.

Since she will be focused on keeping up other players alive, she herself needs to stay up for a long time. This means that you need to focus on her:

  • Strength
  • Constitution
  • Wisdom

In order to make her highly useful abilities last longer and consume less usables, go for these two armor sets:

  • Battlehammer Princess Set
  • Alustriel's Gift Set

Keeping in with the same tactics use the Cunning and Longstrider feat trees for further survival:

  • Healer
  • Keen Mind
  • Mobile
  • Tough

The two best abilities that are simply required for this build are:

  • Healing Spirit
  • Resurrection

Dark Alliance Wulfgar Best Builds

Solo: Physical Damage

Wulfgar is your typical DPS character that can do only one thing right and that's smashing heads with his big hammer.

Since he doesn't have the protection of Bruenor or mobility of Drizzt and Cattie-Brie, you need to make him both strong and resilient using these stats:

  • Strength
  • Intelligence
  • Constitution

You can also increase his combo damage and physical damage to Elites with the help of special armor, such as:

  • Tempus Champion Set
  • Corsair's Panache Set

His hammer can be improved with some nice feats that can be found in the Wolf tree:

  • Brutal Strike
  • Great Weapon Master
  • Charger
  • Fury of Tempus

The two best abilities that can be well utilized within this build are:

  • Hammer Throw
  • Shockwave

Co-Op: Light Tank

Wulfgar is not Bruenor, but he can still take on some damage in a well built tanky set-up with such improved stats like:

  • Constitution
  • Wisdom
  • Dexterity

You can reduce some of the physical damage directed at him and increase his resistances with the help of the following armor:

  • Captive of the Abyss Set
  • Blacksmith's Apprentice Set

Wulfgar can become a real menace enemies with elemental damage using such feats like:

  • Blessings of Tempu
  • Resilient
  • Endurance
  • Keen Mind

The two best abilities that are must-have for this build are:

  • Primal Instinct
  • Endurance of the Elk

Those are the best character builds for each class in D&D Dark Alliance. Check out our other Dark Alliance guides here on GameSkinny.


Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published Jul. 1st 2021

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