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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is the next exciting chapter in the Dragon's Dogma franchise delivering a huge brand new area, missions, enemies and more, plus all of the content from the original game. Those brave enough to travel to the cursed Bitterback Isle will discover an underground realm, complete with new terrifying foes to face and incredible treasure to find as they embark on an all new quest. For those that missed Dragon's Dogma the first time around, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen provides the opportunity to start their journey from the very beginning before tackling the all new content.
Owners of the original Dragon's Dogma will be able to export their existing characters and all other saved data, to continue their journey as the Arisen and face this new threat that has emerged from the cavernous depths. Players will be able to take their characters to new heights, with brand new high-level skills and augments as well as all new weapons and armor sets.
Hybrid Vocation: Masters of sword and sorcery, the Mystic Knight deals devastating damage to foes on the battlefield with their enchanted weapons, while also defending against the most ferocious attacks with their magickal shields.
Primary Weapon: Sword/Mace
Secondary Weapon: Magick Shield
Strengths and Role
Hybrid Vocation: Equipped with magick bows, the Magick Archer is a class that weaves sorcery into every shot from their bow, ensuring that they always hit their mark. Magick Archers also blend sorcery into their daggers as well, making them a deadly class up close or from afar.
Primary Weapon: Daggers/Staff
Secondary Weapon: Magick Bow
Hybrid Vocation: A shadowy master of covert attacks, the assassin wields all manner of weapons to get the job done. From a near-surgical level of precision with bladed weapons, to a mastery of explosives and poisons, Assassins are truly an enemy to fear.
Primary Weapon: Sword/Daggers
Secondary Weapon: Shield/Bow
Advanced Vocation: Schooled in the arcane arts, Sorcerers deploy the deadliest of magicks in battle. From meteor showers, massive ice spikes, and deadly necromancy, Sorcerers are truly an awesome force to behold and should never be underestimated.
Primary Weapon: Archistaves
Advanced Vocation: Favoring brute force over subtlety, Warriors charge into combat head on. Equipped with massive two-handed weapons, Warriors fearlessly take on all foes, crushing enemies with incredible power and soaking up damage on the front lines so their ranged party members can punish enemies from afar.
Primary Weapon: Two Handed Weapons
Starting Vocation: Masters of elemental magicks, Mages rain down fire on their enemies while keeping their party alive with their restorative magickal abilities.
Primary Weapon: Staff
Advanced Vocation: No class is deadlier from afar than the Ranger. Equipped with a massive longbow, Rangers deliver punishing arrows from a distance, taking out enemies before they're able to come near. And thanks to their dual daggers, Rangers also make capable opponents up close.
Primary Weapon: Daggers
Secondary Weapon: Longbow
Starting Vocation: Equipped with a sword and shield, Fighters offer a good balance of offense and defense and serve on the party's front lines.
Primary Weapon: One handed Sword
Secondary Weapon: Shield
Combat Utility: Fighters are able to launch characters into the air to grab flying enemies with their Shield Toss skill, making them invaluable allies when fighting winged enemies.
Starting Vocation: Wielding dual daggers and a shortbow, Striders deal damage with quick speed and deadly accuracy. Striders also have trap abilities and trick arrows that allow them to confuse and disorient enemies.
Secondary Weapon: Bow
Rated 8.5 out of 10 by Game Informer.