3. Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Additional Trophies

ADDITIONAL TROPHIES

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This page will account for the miscellaneous trophies of the game that you can't receive via the main story. Most gamers will collect them on their own time or on a different playthrough, so it's not necessary to actively seek them out. Instead, you should keep them in mind before each chapter and decide when it's best to take them on. The trophies on the list will have at least one of these traits:

  1. They cannot be gained at a specific time and are accumulative.
  2. They are easiest to complete during post-game or at higher levels.
  3. They can be done through any playthrough, but can be missed.

Each trophy on the list will have a short description, tips to speed up attempts, and a time frame on when it's a good idea to try them. Note that all trophies on this list can be done during any playthrough or mode and progress is saved across them. The list will start from the relatively easiest, then go up. Be sure to pay attention to any specific requirements to unlocking them. They will also be mentioned in the main story walkthrough, so don't worry about memorizing this list.

Local Recruit

Directly enlisted a pawn to your party.

Local Recruit
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Foreign Recruit

Enlisted a pawn to your party from beyond the rift.

Foreign Recruit
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Both of these can be collected as soon as you reach the Encampment, so it's an easy grab. Once you've completed the trial (via the riftstone), you can collect new pawns. The first (local recruit) can be gained by speaking to a pawn that is not from the rift. In other words, they'll be wandering the camp. Speak to them, then enlist (you may need to find one that is the correct level). You can also do this at Gran Soren at any time.

Second, you need to access the rift stone inside the tent. This will summon numerous pawns from which you can pick through for whatever you're seeking. Approaching the stone once you're inside will also give you extra options to narrow the search. Speak to one, recruit them, and the trophy will pop. There are riftstones scattered through Gransys, so there's plenty of opportunities.

The Artisan

Combined two materials to make an item.

The Artisan
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Crafting is done through your inventory by selecting a material, then selecting combine. You can only create something if you have both materials. An easy way to get this trophy is to just buy a few materials from Cassardis and combine them, such as food and containers. However, there's no reason you shouldn't be able to collect things on your own. If you haven't crafted something by the time you reach Gran Soren, try it then. Any combination will unlock the trophy.

Human Resources

Changed your vocation.

Human Resources
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Inhuman Resources

Changed your main pawn's vocation.

Inhuman Resources
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This can only be achieved by going to Gran Soren or Bitterblack Isle. Changing your vocation requires speaking to the innkeeper (or Olra) and selecting the vocations prompt. Note that you'll need some experience first, you can't switch without discipline. You can earn this by just killing monsters. By the time you reach Gran Soren, you should definitely have enough. Just change your character, then hit the bumper to switch to your pawn and do the same. The trophies will pop soon after.

A Queen's Regalia

Dressed a male party member in women's clothing.

A Queen's Regalia
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This is an easy trophy to collect, which can also correlate with a quest. Once you reach Gran Soren, find the Black Cat. You'll find an item labeled Set of Lady's Garbs. Equip this on any male in the party to collect the trophy. If you have a permanent male in your party (for example, if either you or your pawn is male) you'll also need this item for the future quest As Thick as Thieves, so keep it. You'll need a set for every male.

The Knave

Obtained a forgery.

The Knave
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Once you reach Gran Soren, you can head to the Black Cat to duplicate items. You can use really anything, but it's wise to do this during the Idol Worship quest. Just speak to him, then pick an item to forge. Note that any magical items won't have the same effect when forged, so you should pick something you need for a quest instead of something you need to actually use. Once you collect it, you'll get the trophy. It takes a day to do. Once again, you can do this in the main story.

The Escort

Acted as a reliable travel companion.

The Escort
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This can be collected once you've reached Gran Soren. You activate it by heading to the inn and then approaching the notice board. Note that there's plenty of Escort Quests available in the game. They continue to grow as you head through the story, and there's no reason not to do them since you'll need the trophy for notice board quests as well. Select one, then save. You'll need to keep them alive to finish the quest. Then head to the destination you need. It's wise to bring a portcrystal with you if you have one since many locations are those you'll be going to at least one other time in the game. Once it's complete, meaning the person makes it to the destination, the trophy will pop.

Affinity and Beyond

Raised a person's affinity to the maximum.

Affinity and Beyond
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You can easily get this by following the story. Aelinore is a good option because doing her quests immediately raises her affinity to the max. So don't bother trying to seek this one out if you follow the guide. If not, know that there are two easy ways to raise your affinity with someone. One, to give gifts and two, to finish their quests. By the end of the game, you should have at least one person with max affinity.

The Philanthropist

Gave 50 presents.

The Philanthropist
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This goes well with the Affinity and Beyond trophy because you can give one person as many gifts as you'd like. Just be sure you have enough items to do it. I personally finished a notice board quest to get this trophy done. By doing Bone of Contention, you earn 60 skulls as a reward, which can be given as a gift. Then, just find someone to give them to.

The Tourist

Visited 50 locations.

The Tourist
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The Vagabond

Visited 100 locations.

The Vagabond
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It takes a while to collect all the locations, but following the story to the end should collect them. Be sure to do any side quests as well. Areas like Witchwood and the Abby can be passed up if you don't work towards them. If, for whatever reason, you don't unlock these trophies by the final mission, explore the map and Bitterblack Isle.

The Specialist

Learned all the skills of a single vocation.

The Specialist
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Some vocations are easier to complete than others. For example, the Sorcerer vocation requires you to upgrade skills to unlock further advancements. Meaning you have to buy so many skills before more skills are available. This makes it a bit tedious, but some classes have fewer requirements than others. Furthermore, it's easier to advance your pawn's class instead of your own, since you'll have extra skills you could spend towards other augments.

No matter what you choose, you just have to stick with a class long enough to buy all the skills within it. Head to any innkeeper to update them, but remember you won't be able to change your vocation at every chance. The trophy will pop after either you or your pawn have a finished vocation.

The Laborer

Completed 50 notice board quests.

The Laborer
Online/OfflineSingle PlayerCumulative +

It's definitely possible to complete this under one playthrough. All notice board quests count towards this, including fetch quests or escort quests. Just be sure to check the board in each settlement. Even the Encampment has one. Gran Soren has two. The more you take on at once, the faster you'll complete them. Escort quests are best to do once you have portcrystals down.

The Captain

Enlisted a large number of pawns.

The Captain
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The total number of pawns that are needed to get this trophy is 75. You can do this online or offline, but being offline means you don't have to gift anything and it will load significantly faster. You can check how many pawns you've collected from history as well. Local or through the rift does not matter.

Serpents' Bane

Defeated a drake, wyrm, and wyvern.

Serpents' Bane
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Headshunter

Defeated a hydra or archydra.

Headshunter
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Both of these should be completed during Post-Game. There are specific locations where each spawn which allows you to collect the kills. Some enemies will obviously be harder than others, so it's wise to kill a Hydra over an Archydra if you're at a significantly low level. You should also note that the trophies are different. You only need to kill one of the Hydras, but you need to kill all three types of dragons. It's easy to get confused and kill the wrong enemy.

Hydra and Archyrda locations

  • Chamber of Hesitation, Everfall
  • Frontier Caverns, after accepting the notice board contract
  • Can occasionally be found wandering Gransys

Drake, Wyrm, and Wyvern locations

  • Drake - Devilfire Grove (this is the only location that does not require post-game status)
  • Drake - Estan Plains
  • Drake - Chamber of Fate, Everfall
  • Wyrm - Watergod's Alter
  • Wyrm - Chamber of Distress, Everfall
  • Wyvern - Estan Plains
  • Wyvern - Conquest Road
  • Wyvern - Bluemoon Tower

There's also Dragonkin available in Bitterblack Isle, in the Rotunda of Dread. However, they're much more difficult to kill. Furthermore, each creature has their own tactics. Wyverns are known to take flight more often than their kin, whereas the Wyrm uses magic and spells. Each enemy will respawn in so many in-game days, usually around seven. The trophies will pop after the kills.

The Veteran

Defeated 3,000 enemies.

The Veteran
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There's no trick to this. Kill as many enemies as possible as you go through the game. In other words, you shouldn't run from every fight you get into, even if they get annoying. You're likely to collect it on your second playthrough, if not the first. To check on your progress, hit start and look under your history, then enemies. A good idea is farming specific locations like the Miner's Hut outside Gran Soren where the enemies always respawn.

The Coin Collector

Earned a total of 10,000,000G.

The Coin Collector
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I personally had to get this over three full playthroughs. 10,000,000 gold is required to collect it. First off, it's good to know that all the gold you collect will count across playthroughs. You can see this in your history, then head to the last page to see the total. Second, you should always sell back the items you don't need or equipment that's no longer worth the weight. Items such as Pilgrim Charms can fetch for high prices, which is an easy way to collect gold. Third, playing on Hard will increase the gold drop of enemies. And lastly, if you attempt a speedrun, know that nothing you collect or gain will be kept afterward. So it makes sense to just sell your entire stock before finishing the run. These items will be there when you return, so there's no reason not to just clear your storage for the coin.

Well Equipped

Obtained 350 pieces total of weapons and armor.

Well Equipped
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Although you can hold onto every piece of armor you find in the game, it's not necessary to get by, especially if you have a good memory. You'll find armor on your own, but usually not enough to complete the trophy. Buying through a merchant's stock works as well.

For example, you can give the Blacksmith a gold idol (forge it so you have one for yourself to get a discount) to increase his inventory. This is required for a full playthrough to begin with, so taking the time with the idol shouldn't cause any trouble. Then, once his inventory has updated and you've collected anywhere between 6,000,000 to 10,000,000 gold, just clear his stock of everything he has, putting the new items in storage. It's wise to save first. If you run out of gold after selling everything, sell it all back to him, then buy again. If you run out of things to buy, head to Madeline's or to the Black Cat. The trophy will pop once you have 350 pieces, whether it be armor or weapons.

Note that this works best on a Speedrun. This allows you to sell literally everything you own in exchange for weapons and armor, so it's an easy solution. Once you hit 350, the trophy will pop.

The Messiah

Defeated the Ur-Dragon.

The Messiah
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The Ur-Dragon is essentially a post-game boss for those still looking for a challenge, but whether or not you play online or offline can make a huge difference on the combat.

When online, the Ur-Dragon is a multi-stage, cooperative event. The enemy will have as many health bars as possible and you will only be able to do damage a bit at a time before it leaves. However, you fight the same Ur-Dragon as everyone else playing online. So if enough people fight, then eventually it will be slain. You'll need to carry your weight for it too though, since the experience and rewards go to those who do the most damage overall. Furthermore, you will only receive the trophy by killing the Ur-Dragon, not just contributing.

When offline, there will be significantly less health, but you'll be alone to do it. I recommend this if you're going for completion, since it's still the faster path rather than waiting for players to pick up the pace. You can set yourself to offline/online by going to options from the start menu. This is also the best way to farm that players have found so far.

Both of these attempts will need to be done anywhere between 8-12 minutes or the dragon leaves. Another thing to note about the Ur-Dragon is that damage is accumulative. If you couldn't slay it the first time, come back in seven days in-game to finish it off. So even if you're significantly low in levels, your attacks won't be in vain. That being said, I recommend you be somewhere between 60-100 at the least. The Ur-Dragon is more difficult than Grigori, and attacking anything but the weak spots will do nothing. You can tell where the weak point is by the purple-blue glow on the dragon. There's multiple ones all around the body, so having someone to climb the legs and attack is wise. Otherwise, the Ur-Dragon is weak to Holy attacks, so equip yourself accordingly.

  1. You should try to use bow-wielding classes for the fight. Mages do less damage and warriors will have a hard time reaching the hearts. If you use a sorcerer, be sure to outfit them with holy magic. The Ur-Dragon is immune to dark elemental damage.
  2. Avoid the fire. You can tell when it's about to spit. Don't stand in the line of its attacks (especially when it whips its tail) because the dragon can deal massive damage. These are obvious hints, but it's still important to know.
  3. Again, always attack the hearts, not anywhere else. No damage will be dealt if you miss. The hearts are all over the body, so if the dragon still has health, it's because there is still a heart somewhere on the body that hasn't been damaged.
  4. When it perches on the tower, try to use Maelstrom or any archer skills to get it to land. The longer it stays on the tower, the more time that will be wasted for the fight.
  5. You can either strike the legs first, since it will cause the dragon to tumble. Or, you can attack the hearts at the wings and move downwards. This is easier because the lower the health bar gets, the more dangerous the Ur-Dragon gets.

The trophy will pop soon after. If you were not able to slay the dragon within the timeframe, wait seven days in-game and he will reappear.

Cheat Death

Defeated Death in Bitterblack Isle.

Cheat Death
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This is the only Bitterblack Isle trophy that won't be unlocked by going through the motions. Death will appear periodically throughout the isle, meaning you are required to chip away his health every time he appears. There are a few things to know to make this easier, and there are certain times and locations that can be of value. To start, understand that Death has special abilities from his weapons. One, is his scythe which will insta-kill anything it touches. And two, his lantern which will put enemies to sleep. This is a very dangerous combination for obvious reasons. So even if the lantern isn't fatal, avoid it or he'll cut both you and your pawns down as you sleep. Pawns who are killed by Death cannot be revived. You will need to find them at the next Riftstone. That being said, there's three ways to handle this:

PRE-DAIMON: On your first run through Bitterblack Isle, Death will always have select locations: the Garden of Ignominy, the Fortress of Remembrance, and the Bloodless Stockade. If you have the skills to take him down early, then all you need to do is enter the location, shoot 'em up as much as possible, and when he disappears just leave and return. This is a good solution for those who are trying to fit all the trophies in with the shortest amount of time.

POST-DAIMON: This is the solution I used, and it's most likely what people will recommend to you if you search online. Death is a necrophage, meaning he is attracted to the remains of other creatures. Using rancid bait meat will work just as well, and can be bought from Barroch at the entrance. To get Death to spawn, grab the bait, head to the Garden of Ignominy (the first location you get to) and slay all the beasts inside. Afterward, save, then godsbane (or save and quit if you don't have the option) and reload. Lay down the bait and Death will spawn. Note that this will only work if there are Saurians inside. If there are goblins, then placing the bait will attract Garms instead.

NORMAL ASSAULT: Just take the time to deal some damage to him as you go. You can run into Death while grinding through the area at any time, so if you're patient and not out for the trophies, it won't be too hard. If this is your plan, know that light (holding the lanterns) will increase his appearances. This works for Pre-Daimon and Post-Daimon.

Note that Death also has no debilitation weaknesses, but he can be staggered or stunned. You also cannot grapple him, so there's really no way to keep him on the ground. Knocking him into the water will also not work (with other enemies, you can toss them into the ocean and the brine will take it from there) so your only option is to fight fair. There is no direct location for stun-locking him, so just fire away.

100

Reached LV 100.

100
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200

Reached LV 200.

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This will be the most time-consuming of the list. As noted previously, there are many things that contribute to the amount of experience you earn: the number of pawns, the level of pawns, the difficulty of the game, and more. Be sure that you take advantage of this as you play. Farm the Ur-Dragon and other high-level monsters in the Everfall. Furthermore, Bitterblack Isle provides the best challenge for those in need of different foes.

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The remaining trophies will either be earned by doing the Hero trophy or by completing the playthrough itself, so don't worry about any vague or non-descriptive trophies that aren't on the list. Just be sure to remember those that were mentioned before you finish the game. And with that out of the way, all you need to do is start the game.

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