Dvalin is the boss monster you will have to defeat in the Confront Stormterror domain. It is one of the weekly Trounce Domain battles in the game that you can fight anytime you want.
This domain will only be accessible after completing Archon Quests Prologue, Act III: Calm Before the Storm.
Stormterror Dvalin is the first boss you will encounter while still in the early adventure ranks, so he’s pretty difficult to defeat. This boss domain has several mechanics that you need to know in order to defeat it.
Also take note that this domain comes in different difficulty levels, and each level will only be available once you meet the level requirement.
Below Dvalin’s HP bar is a white bar that represents the strength of his shield. Breaking this will cause him to fall on the platform stunned, giving you several seconds to deal damage to his HP.
You then have to strike the crystal on his back by climbing up to it and hitting it with melee attacks or using aimed shots with your archer character.
At some point in the battle, the platform you’re standing on will crack, and you’ll need to glide to other platforms. Standing on a cracked platform steadily drains your HP.
Dvalin will do several moves repeatedly, and the moves will change as his HP drops.
One of Dvalin’s common moves is a sweeping attack where he flies back, then swoops towards you. Quickly sprint to the side to avoid getting hit.
Dvalin will also do a bite attack where he jerks his head back and then lunges forward suddenly. When he’s hovering at close range, keep an eye on his head to anticipate the attack and dodge it.
After attempting a bite attack, his claws will be briefly lodged in the platform, giving you a few seconds to attack and reduce his shield’s strength.
Another move is the wind breath attack. Dvalin will fly a little higher than normal before slamming into the platform and gripping it with his claws.
Dvalin will produce a cyclone from his mouth that moves from one side to the other. Look where his head is positioned and run to the opposite side to avoid getting hit. Attack the claw on the safe side to break his shield.
Dvalin has two types of projectile attacks. In the first type, Dvalin shoots two small orbs twice in a row. These are easy to dodge.
Before firing the orbs, he flies up into the air slightly and sways side to side. He releases one pair from each direction just as he flies off the screen. If you pay attention to this motion, it’s not hard to predict where the orbs are going to hit and dodge them.
Sometimes, he’ll fly farther back to shoot a bigger and more powerful orb.
You can dodge this by moving to the far end of the platform and picking up an Anemograna to trigger a wind current that will carry you up and out of harm’s way.
This dragon boss can also summon meteors to fall down on you. You’ll know this is coming when you see Dvalin flying around, and eruptions of light will appear on the horizon. Circles will show up on the platform to indicate where the meteors will soon hit. You only have a few seconds to get out of the way, so think fast!
The trickiest mechanic of this Trounce Domain is when Stormterror roars and the platform cracks. As we already noted, standing on a cracked platform will slowly damage your active character.
All you have to do is run to one side, collect the Anemograna to trigger a wind current, and glide to the next platform.
When two platforms break at the same time, glide through these to get to a safe platform. Make sure to defeat Dvalin before he cracks all the platforms. The battle will become much harder because your HP will gradually drain no matter where you’re standing.