Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Walkthrough


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New adventure awaits in Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, and here on the walkthrough the monster hunters at Game Front are prepared to explore new dungeons, get new weapons, and see everything this expansion has to offer.

A mysterious island has appeared off the coast, and it’s up to you to delve into these underground dungeons. Here on the walkthrough you’ll find monster fighting strategies and pawn tips to better survive these new challenges. It’s a long trek to the evil heart at the center of Dark Arisen — let Game Front be your guide.

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14 Comments on Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Walkthrough

dart

On December 3, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Great walkthrough… the guy has never played it before and has no idea what hes doing.

Kevin Thielenhaus

On December 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm

@dart,

Have you considered, perhaps, that you’re having trouble in Dark Arisen? It’s starting to look likely to me. If you need help, drop a comment and ask a question. I promise we don’t bite.

For the record, you can’t write a 10k+ word walkthrough or make a video guide without playing the game first. Maybe they can get away with that nonsense where you come from, but it doesn’t happen here.

ben

On December 12, 2013 at 4:53 pm

I’m having trouble with the dark mage, and dragon. Nothing I seem to do works. How do I get passed this?

Kevin Thielenhaus

On December 12, 2013 at 8:56 pm

@ben; This is one of the harder fights in Dark Arisen. Basically, you need to kill the dragon. The dark mage will possess the dragon and revive it — that’s when you’ll need to kill it yet again. Killing the possessed dragon will stun the Dark Mage and leave him vulnerable, allowing you and your pawns to beat him down. If you’re well-leveled, it should only take 2-3 instances to defeat the mage.

What kind of party are you taking into the fight? Are the huge tornadoes the problem? Don’t forget to go in with some revive stones. The dark mage can wipe your hero out so quickly, it isn’t worth losing the entire fight if you die and the boss only has a little health left.

ben

On December 12, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I watched the video. I’ve got 2 fighters, and 2 mages with holy affenity, and high heal aaffenity. The tornados are not the problem. I’ve been at this boss for 9 hrs now. The dragon turns my ppl to stone. They have secret soft. They don’t use it. The mages don’t use any magic at all. I’ve gotten lucky once. Had the mage down to 3 dots with half a bar left. The other problem is the dragon is always hovering. No combo of ppl I take in helps. The dude in the video made it look easy. My pawns don’t use anything to help. Their like dead weight, and I can’t beat the thing alone.

ben

On December 12, 2013 at 10:28 pm

I watched the video. I’ve got 2 fighters, and 2 mages with holy affenity, and high heal aaffenity. The tornados are not the problem. I’ve been at this boss for 9 hrs now. The dragon turns my ppl to stone. They have secret soft. They don’t use it. The mages don’t use any magic at all. I’ve gotten lucky once. Had the mage down to 3 dots with half a bar left. The other problem is the dragon is always hovering. No combo of ppl I take in helps. The dude in the video made it look easy. My pawns don’t use anything to help. Their like dead weight, and I can’t beat the thing alone. And anytime I get close to the dragon it jumps around. Literally two hits and it kills me.

ben

On December 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm

I’m sorry man, but I’m not seeing how you beat this boss with some kind of mod or something. It gets even harder when you put it on the easiest setting. I’ve been gaming for a very log time, and this is the first game that’s harder on the easy setting. When I walk into the room im dead from the start. Its the same pattern every time. Unbeatable without some kind of help. I’ve uped it to 3 spell casters, and the same result. The guy in the video, im presuming its you Kevin, has 500hp less than I do, and if I even get touched by the dragon I lose 80% health. Not to mention that when my pawns die, it stands right on top of them. If im wrong then I’ll apologize, but something is very fishy with the game play on the video. For one the dragon stays across the map from him. It doesn’t do that in my game. Its on me like white on rice. No breathing room what so ever. The walkthrough to this point has been golden. Not this part though.

ben

On December 13, 2013 at 7:24 pm

The game play in the video isn’t even the same as my game play. For one, you kill the dragon way to fast, and it stays down way longer. Second, where’s all of the bishops magic attacks? He’s constantly using them in my game play. Third, why aren’t your pawns dying? These are the things that lead me to believe that you are using some form of a mod here. Once again, if I’m wrong, then I’ll apologize right here for the world to see. Why doesn’t the dragon fly more in the video? Is it edited or something?

Fang

On January 17, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Big problem number one with the guy having a huge issue with the Dark Bishop and dragon. DON’T USE HOLY. He is very resistant to holy attacks, just stick with straight up physical attacks and preferably capable of ranged attacks to hit the bishop or dragon from afar. If you are at a reasonable level (level 90) you shouldnt have any serious issues. TBH i hace harder times with the garms and hellhounds compared to this guy because i basically blasted him with tenfold arrows and watched out for the death circles. If you hurt him a lot fast enough he wont be casting the big spells and instead goes straight to the dragon. After that you just wallop the dragon then wallop the bishop when he gets tossed out. when i was first able to beat the gazer i ripped through him like paper on the first go. I got badly wrecked though and barely managed to pull out in the bloodless stocked with all my pawns using a lifestone. Been stacking levels and improving gear to prepare for the next try. ALSO MAKE SURE YOU GOT 100% ON POISON, CURSES, DARKNESS, AND PETRIFYING along with as much resistance as you can get everywhere else. If they can’t cripple you then they won’t stand much of a problem.

Jonathan

On January 21, 2014 at 1:27 am

I think I need to leave Bitterblack Isle cause I’m only level 32. Haha what am I doing here?

Jonathan

On January 21, 2014 at 1:28 am

I think I need to leave Bitterblack Isle cause I’m only level 32. Haha what am I doing here????

Name*

On January 22, 2014 at 3:26 pm

I have dark arisen, but that option has not come up for me.
I am on NG+ I’ve already beaten the hydra……
She’s not showing up no matter how many times I travel to cassardis at night…..

Is something wrong with my game

exc441937

On April 13, 2014 at 6:28 pm

@Ben try takeing high level pawns in with you. Im useing 2 infinite level pawns and im barely swinging my blade. I have destroyed everyone in my path and im only level 47.

@Name* you need to beat the dragon first before the isle appears

exc441937

On April 14, 2014 at 4:15 pm

After beating the dragon and bishop i got all the treasure you mentioned, but after continuing on the merchent was not where you said he was and i was wondering why he hadnt moved there?