In the latest in a long line of video games based on the seminal Tabletop RPG, Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance lets players choose from one of four characters. As with most games, each character has different stories, abilities, and backgrounds. To help you decide which to choose, we are going to take a look at all of the Dark Alliance characters.
All D&D: Dark Alliance Characters
There are a total of four characters you can choose from in Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance: Drizzt Do’Urden, Catti-brie, Bruenor Battlehammer, and Wulfgar.
The titular Drizzt is classified as the ranger, though he functions more like a rogue. This means you’ll be spending a lot of time getting behind your target and stabbing them in the back.
If you pick Catti-brie you’ll see her listed as a fighter, but she plays more like a ranger. Of the Dark Alliance characters, she’s the only one who can do significant ranged damage. Mind you, she can still manage close combat, which is a must for this game.
Bruenor is also labeled as a fighter, but in this case, is a bit more accurate. He’ll be a good choice if you prefer a character with a decent amount of crowd control available to him.
Of the characters you pick, Wulfgar is the most straightforward. He’s a barbarian, and he likes to do barbarian things. This usually means eviscerating anything standing directly in front of him, and as a matter of fact usually includes the two people standing behind it as well.
While Dark Alliance allows you to swap between characters in the single-player mode, it’s generally meant for you to play with a group. While not impossible to get through by yourself, you’ll notice how hard a turn the difficulty curve takes as you go on.
The four Dark Alliance characters are based on the long-running novel series, The Legend of Drizzt. Author R.A. Salvatore said that if you were a fan of the novels, you’re likely to get “a more satisfying experience” from the game’s story in an interview with Gizmodo. The game takes place after the novel The Crystal Shard, the first book in the Icewind Dale Trilogy.
If your a longtime fan of these characters, Dark Alliance gives you a chance to take the reigns on one of them. As for people who are fans of Regis the Halfling, sorry but you’re out of luck.