Halls of the Duergar is a Mission in Dark AllianceHalls of the Duergar is the second act of Companions of Icewind Dale. Missions in Dark Alliance need to be completed in order to progress the story forward. You can obtain more and better loot as you complete more Missions. Below you will find a complete Halls of the Duergar Walkthrough.


General Information


Video Walkthrough

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Preferred Gear Set Drop




Full Halls of the Duergar Walkthrough


Difficulty Settings


Recommended Combat Score 1,000

item_rank_range_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxItem Rank Range: 1 - 2
guaranteed_loot_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxGuaranteed Loot: 2
coin_icon_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxGold: 1,500
common_crystal_materials_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxMaterial: 120
xp_experience_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxExperience: 50


Recommended Combat Score 1,250

item_rank_range_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxItem Rank Range: 1 - 2
guaranteed_loot_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxGuaranteed Loot: 2
coin_icon_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxGold: 2,000
common_crystal_materials_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxMaterial: 280
xp_experience_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxExperience: 120


Recommended Combat Score 1,500

item_rank_range_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxItem Rank Range: 2 - 3
guaranteed_loot_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxGuaranteed Loot: 2
coin_icon_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxGold: 2,700
uncommon_crystal_materials_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxMaterial: 60
xp_experience_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxExperience: 220


Recommended Combat Score 1,000

item_rank_range_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxItem Rank Range: 3 - 4
guaranteed_loot_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxGuaranteed Loot: 2
coin_icon_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxGold: 3,300
rare_crystal_materials_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxMaterial: 20
xp_experience_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxExperience: 375


Recommended Combat Score 2,300

item_rank_range_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxItem Rank Range: 3 - 4
guaranteed_loot_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxGuaranteed Loot: 2
coin_icon_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxGold: 4,000
rare_crystal_materials_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxMaterial: 40
xp_experience_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxExperience: 600


Recommended Combat Score 2,800

item_rank_range_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxItem Rank Range: 4 - 5
guaranteed_loot_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxGuaranteed Loot: 2
coin_icon_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxGold: 5,000
epic_crystal_materials_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxMaterial: 18
xp_experience_icons_dark_alliance_wiki_guide_25pxExperience: 920


It was not Goblins that drove the Battlehammers from their halls. It was Duergar. They came from the Underdark and had penetrated the lower Halls, exposing the dwarved to attack.

With the dwarven warriors off fighting Kessell, those dwarves who remained behind were no match for the invading duergar.

Before the Battlehammer Halls could be secured, we would have to seal the duergar breaching tunnels.

Main Objectives

♦ Reach the Portal.
♦ Progress into the Halls
♦ Find the elevator's control lever
♦ Locate the duergar breaching tunnel at the bridge
♦ Clear the Duergar forces at the bridge
♦ Seal the duergar breaching tunnel at the bridge
♦ Locate the mining shaft entrance
♦ Clear the duergar forces at mining shaft entrance
♦ Locate the dwarven foundry
♦ Retrieve the explosive barrel
♦ Locate the mushroom cave
♦ Get to the main gate of Bangor's Span
♦ Defeat Stonegrinder


♦ Defeat the Gray Stalkers
♦ Destroy duergar supplies 0/10


Progress Into The Halls

Once you regain control of your character, head down the stairs. Break the crystals on your left. You will find the evelator's control lever in front of you, but something's missing. Head to the right, through the clear painfree path along the spikes. You will reach a a structure that contains a Dwarven Runestone and a gold sack.

Now take the left path, jump over the spikes to break another crystal and you can destroy the first duergar supplies. Turn back and return to the place where you find the lever, go past it and turn left, climb the small wall. You will face a Duergar and you can find the Lever Handle.Turn back to collect a gold sack over the table.

Return to the down floor and insert the Dwarven runeward, in the missing space. Doing so will unlock the door. Head forward to face two Duergar and a Troll. There is a breakable crystal to your right. Once all the Enemies are defeated, you can loot a chest.

Return to insert the lever handle and activate the elevator. Your objective will be updated, once you activate the elevator and  again once you reach the ground level. Head down to face more Duergar. There are some traps on the ground, once the pattern appears, move aside to evade being damaged. You can loot an explosive barrel from the last Duergar. Once the fight is over, a Short Rest becomes available.

Seal the Duergar breaching tunnel at the bridge

Near the Short Rest, you may find a covered tunnel that you can interect with. Doing so will complete the current objective and task you to find the mining shaft entrance. Destroy both red barrels on your right to be able to reach chests, a Tablet and gold sacks safely.

Now, go all the way straight from the Short Rest and jump across the gaps to reach the final platform. There you will face Gray Stalkers, to complete the optional objective. Go all the way until the end to find another chest.

Return to where you fought the Grey Stalkers and turn right. Before jumping you will find a cart of duergar supplies that can be destroyed. Jump across the gap and you will find a Tablet, a breakable crystal and a chest. Turn back, and now take what would be the left path, a portal will take you to the other side.

Face more Enemies and be mindful of the ground traps. Break the stones in the middle of the doorway, and head on. You will face more Duergar and Trolls. There is another lever missing. Once you defeat all the Enemies, a Short Rest will become available, make your decision.

Head all the way to the right and use the beam to cross to the other side, there is a Tablet behind some breakable barrels, a chest and another cart of duergar supplies. Mind the red barrel, return from where you came using the beam.

Jump across the gap from where the lava is flowing like a waterfall, to destroy a crystal. Turn back and head to the left, you will see a makeshift wooden wall., destroy it and a red barrel will begin to heat up immediately. Dodge back to prevent being damaged.

There is an easy spike puzzle, just read the pattern and move slowly. On the other side there is another cart of duergar supplies. Destroy the next makeshift wall, loot the golden sacks and collect another lever handle.

Return to the missing handle and insert the new-found one, use it to lower the chest on the wooden platform, jump to it to loot it. Now turn back to where the portal just left you. and go the other way

Turn left and start jumping across the gaps. You can use a ranged attack to destroy a breakable crystal hanging from a wall. On the left, after jumping the first gap, you can find another cart of Duergar supplies 

Keep jumping, until the last platform, on your right you will find another Crystal, break it. On the left you will see red barrels surrounded by common ones, use a ranged attack to blow it up, and take the passage created by the explotion to reach a chest.

Clear the duergar forces at mining shaft entrance

Turn back and keep going up, jump the small wall and climb it. You will be given another objective, to clear the Duergar forces at mining shaft entrance. You will find two Trolls and some Duergar. Once defeated, a Short Rest will become available, and the last Troll will drop a lever handle. There is a chest hidden between some crates, and a Tome on a table. You can also find the covered tunnel. You have to insert the handle lever to use it in order to lower a wooden platform with the explosive barrel. Use it in the covered tunnel to complete the objective.

Now you have to locate the dwarven foundry. Go to where the lowered platform is and climb the small wall. Turn left, to see a giant dwarf statue. There are spikes all over it, read the pattern and move patiently through it to avoid receving damage.  Use a ranged attack to destroy the red barrel just in front of you. Head inside that small room in front of you, andactivate the lever to lower another platform. This one contains a Tome and gold sacks. Move to the fall to face some Duergar.

Once defeated, at the left of the lever, you can find a chest, and to the right there is a cart of duergar supplies. Now turn back, and head to the hole on the wall. Destroy the stones, jump across the lava gap, and destroy the red barrels. You will arrive at a strange sculpture, interact with it to receive an Attribute Point. There is also a chest behind it and a gold sack. Return to the hall where you had your last fight.

Use the elevator to go down one floor, you will update the Quest. You will now have to retrieve the explosive barrel. Turn left and jump accross the gap. You can climb that strange pole to reach the upper platform. Turn left and destroy the cart with duergar supplies, among the barrels. Turn back and continue through the catwalk and jump at the end to the other platform. You will reach the explosive barrel.

Fall down to the lower level, and head to the covered tunnel to insert the explosive barrel. You have to locate the mushroom cave now, take the elevator back up.

This time go all the way to the right, to the green room. You will find gold sacks immediately past the doorway.Turn right, destroy the crystal and head to the Duergar. Beware of the poison stains on the ground. Turn left and keep going, you will complete the objective and unlock the next objective. Clear the Duergar forces at the Mushroom cave.

You will face at least three Trolls and many Duergar. After defeating them a Short Rest will become available and you will receive an explosive barrel. Use it in the covered tunnel, to detonate it. You will update the quest and receive a new objective.

Take the platform that leads up on the left, destroy the makeshift wall to obtain a chest and a few gold sacks. now turn all the way to the right and keep going. You will reach a small camp with tents, there is a chest behind some barrels there. Prepare to face a small group of Duergar. You will find a lever handle on a wall. There is a ladder nearby, if will lead you to the last cart of Duergar supplies.

Defeat Stonegrinder

Keep going to find Stonegrinder, he uses lightning-based attacks and hits hard. Use the red barrels in the battlefield to your advantage. Once defeated you will complete the act.



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