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How to Defeat Dormammu

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Walkthrough and Guide by Dennis (Sanzano)
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How to Defeat Dormammu in Marvel Alliance 3: The Black Order

In Marvel Alliance 3: The Black Order Doctor Strange's arch enemy the Dread Dormammu is the final boss of Chapter 6: Dark Dimension. He is also one of the most difficult bosses in the game to defeat due to his stagger meter which constantly replenishes and normal attacks not being enough to bring it down. The only way you can beat this boss is by using stones infused with dark magical energy. Check out our How to Defeat Dormammu page to find out how this is accomplished.

There is only one way to deplete Dormammu's stagger meter and that is by using crystals, these are a special mechanic that can only be found in the Chapter 6: Dark Dimension boss battle and are dropped when you defeat the Mindless Ones with crystal growths on their backs. Whenever you collect one of these crystals a sphere shield will appear around your character which will grow bigger the you absorb projectile attacks. This sphere shield will only protect you against projectiles, if you get hit during a physical attack you will lose the crystal and will have to get another one.

Although you can absorb attacks from Mindless Ones and Dormammu while holding a crystal you will find that you will move a lot more slower. The best strategy to get around this is to collect a crystal between Dormammu's physical attacks as you will not be able to dodge them while holding a crystal which will only result in you losing it. Try to steer clear of respawning Mindless Ones as they will try to hit you with physical attacks if you get too close to them.

You will not be able to absorb the attacks from Dormammu's arms or giant rocks buy you will be able to run underneath fireballs. You can however absorb fireballs and lightning, or any projectile and doing so will make the shield sphere around you increase in size. When this happens you will be able to throw the crystal which will be full of energy and it will drain at least 50% of Dormammu's stagger meter. You can however keep hold of the crystal while it is growing to do more damage but this is not advised as the longer you carry it the more likely you are of losing it. Once you have hit Dormammu with two charged crystals you will be able to damage him with your attacks. During this stage you should refrain from using your Alliance Extreme Attacks as you wil need them for the final sequence. Between the rounds Dormammu will erect unbreakable shields which you will be able to destroy by hitting them with two charged crystals.

When you enter the final phase of this boss battle Dormammu will not use any projectile attacks and it is at this point that you should use your Alliance Extreme Attacks to take down the remnant of his health. If you do not have any Alliance Extreme Attacks you will still be able to get the job done using normal attacks.

Check out our How to Use Alliance Extreme Attacks to quickly take down bosses.

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