Capcom's Dragon's Dogma originally launched for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2012. An enhanced version with more content called Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen debuted the following year, adding PC to the license's range of formats. The game has since been ported to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, allowing even more players to enjoy it.
The franchise went on to have an Online MMO launched in Japan and Netflix has announced that it will be making an animated series based on the game. If it's anything like the effect The WitcherTV series by Netflix had, the game franchise is sure to see a boom in fans. While players wait for any news of the franchise, be it the TV series or a sequel, fans can keep their gameplay experience fresh by checking out these awesome PC mods.
Updated November 10, 2021 by Mark Sammut: Capcom's RPG did not experience the same mainstream success as Skyrim or The Witcher 3, but Dragon's Dogma was one of the genre's better releases during the early 2010s. Dark Arisen took the game to the next level and, more importantly, opened up the RPG to mods. The existence of this version greatly extended the game's longevity, as players found exciting ways to tweak the formula and, by extension, provide incentives to jump back into Gransys. To illustrate this, the article has been expanded to include a few more of the best Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen mods.
How To Install Mods For Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
Mods for Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen are simple enough to install. Here is the standard process:
- Download the mod.
- Extract the mod's files. 7-zip can get the job done.
- Open Dragon's Dogma's directory. For Steam users, this will be found under steamapps\common\DDDA\nativePC\rom\.
- Find the file with the same name as the mod. Back up the original file.
- Replace the existing file with the mod.
As always, if a mod comes with different installation instructions, please follow those.
17 Greater Rewards
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen's combat system is deep and satisfying, although it would be nice if some of the game's quests resulted in better rewards. Greater Rewards is a convenient download for those looking to earn riches quickly in Capcom's game.
The Dragon's Dogma mod comes with three levels of rewards amplification: x2, x5, and x10. Now, there are reports of this mod not working with some of the later versions of the game, so it is recommended to stick to an earlier patched version of Dragon's Dogma.
16 Adjusted Stats From Leveling Up
For players wanting to create a beast of a character, there's a mod that will help them reap the best of all the stats. The Adjusted Stats from Leveling Up Mod has a variety of different builds, allowing players to really build their character up to the max, or just improve their stats a little, it's their choice.
The mod takes the best stats from across the classes and adds them to the player's character when they level up, so regardless of which class is chosen, they'll be a powerhouse. For anyone worrying that their pawns will be negatively affected, the Hybrid version of the mod ensures that's pawns will not be altered.
15 Power Leveling
Leveling up in any game can be a grind, it's a chore that takes more and more time with each level that players gain, as they require more and more experience to hit the next level. Dragon's Dogma is no different, and with a level cap of 200, it can be a very long journey in getting there.
The Power-Leveling Mod helps players burn to level 200 a little quicker by reducing the number of experience points that are required. The mod has multiple options, with players being able to reduce the required amount by 75%, 50%, or 25%.
14 Pawn Stars
For players looking to have a few more strong, fierce women in their game, the Pawn Stars Mod does just the job. The mod changes all of the offline pawn models to female characters who have been overhauled to look a lot better than the standard NPCs, including making them rather fashionable.
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This mod is great because it doesn't negatively affect your save files in any way, and it is highly compatible with other Dragon's Dogma mods as it doesn't affect the main data file.
13 Seraph FX- Clear Days Dark Nights
The Seraph FX- Clear Days Dark Nights Mod gives Gransys a much-needed makeover by making the days brighter, the nights darker, and all with a crystal clear and crisp texture. Players are able to immerse themselves in the world a lot more with this stunning mod.
This mod adds a lot of ambiance and it keeps it natural by not using lights that are too warm or too cool. It also affects the weather effects in the game, so bad weather has a moodier atmosphere while clear days are more vibrant.
12 Remove Screenshot Watermark
With most games, players enjoy taking screenshots of their adventures, but this is especially true of games that feature wide expansive areas to explore, such as Dragon's Dogma. The annoying thing is when those screenshots immediately have copyright text across them, and while this can be cropped out, it means losing part of the image.
The Remove Screenshot Watermark Mod kindly removes this issue for players, as well as offering another option that just keeps the game's logo, if players want to keep it that is.
11 Spell Mod Pack
Signette has created their fair share of mods that update some of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen's magic spells. These vary in scope; some re-balance the spells to make them viable in the late game, while others focus on eliminating bugs.
The Spell Mod Pack compiles Signette's seven spell mods: Accurate Bolide, Extended Necromancy, Improved Exequy, Revised Comestion, Durable Frigor, Dense Seism, Prolonged Enchantments, Inflection Augment Fix. These mods work well and are simple to install, so they are a good addition to most playthroughs of Capcom's action RPG.
10 All Items Save File
This mod is essentially a cheat, so it's not recommended for new players as you can only have one save file at a time and the game should be experienced as it was truly intended first of all.
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However, if you've already explored Gransys to your heart's content and want to play around a bit, the All Items Save File mod will give you a save file with 100 of every base item in your storage, that’s over 1900 items in total.
9 Remove The Arisen Chest Scar
Players take on the role of the “Arisen”, the one chosen by the dragon at the beginning of the game to have their heart ripped out, yet they survive due to their link with the beast. This means that throughout the rest of the game, the protagonist is sporting a rather hefty chest scar.
If players want a cosmetic change to get rid of the scar, they can simply mod it away with the Remove The Arisen Chest Scar mod.
8 Easy Clothing Inventory ID
The Easy Clothing Inventory ID mod offers players the extra convenience of being able to more readily differentiate between the clothing in their inventory without having to manually hover over them, saving plenty of time and effort.
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There are two different versions available, one that offers a more subtle blue glow, and the other with a stronger glow, depending on player choice. This mod is ideal for new players but is also suited to long-term players just for convenience purposes.
7 DDDA Japanese VoiceOver Project
Many current games will give players the option to switch between their local language and Japanese if they wish to. Regrettably, Dragon's Dogma doesn't offer this, likely due to its age, but players can manually add in the voices themselves with the DDDA Japanese VoiceOver Project mod.
Installing this mod will give the characters and NPCs their Japanese voice actors, as well as lipsyncing. There are a couple of lines that remain in English, in particular for the female voice 4 option, but this mod is still a great addition overall.
One of the greatest aspects of the Dragon's Dogma gameplay is being able to jump onto some of the larger enemies, holding onto them while your stamina allows, and stabbing them as you do so. There are some great moments within the game where this mechanic works with flying beasts, leaving players holding on for dear life, and hoping their stamina doesn't deplete.
However, to maximize your jump range you can install the Jump mod, which increases your jump height by 1.6 times. This is particularly helpful when exploring, as well as for attacking those larger-than-life foes.
5 Don't Blind Me
A pet peeve for many gamers is when magic use or other bright lights within the game impede your actual gameplay because of their blinding effects. This is especially annoying during boss fights when you don't see an AOE attack because of it. The Don't Blind Me mod aims to resolve this issue by offering different levels of light reduction.
This mod affects spells and skills, as well as weapon enchantments and lanterns carried by characters, allowing players to adventure without missing out on anything because of blinding lights.
4 No Carry Limit And/Or Sprint Stamina adjustments
Though inventory/carry limits are common within RPGs, it doesn't make them any more likable to players. The same can be said of stamina gauges, limiting how long you can sprint for due to your stamina levels.
If players want to remove these annoyances from their gameplay, they can install the No Carry Limit and/or Sprint Stamina adjustments. This mod gives the option of cutting the stamina cost by half or removing it entirely. Additionally, players can increase their weight limit to 10,000.
3 Dinput8.dll Hooks
Dinput8.dll Hooks can be a touch overwhelming for those new to the modding scene, but it is a great option for anyone looking to tweak or enhance their Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen experience. Created by Jaryn123, this mod contains a lot of different features, including the possibility to backup save files, the creation of hotkeys to streamline the process to access menu items, and the introduction of an in-game clock.
This mod is vast, ambitious, and impressive. While this install is best left for those who are experienced with Dragon's Dogma and mods in general, Dinput8.dll Hooks provides more than enough benefits to be worth a download.
2 Gransys Texture Improvement Project
If players want to add a fresh touch to their journey in Gransys, the Gransys Texture Improvement Project mod is a perfect choice. The mod aims to improve most of the landscape and architectural textures within the game, presenting a more detailed experience for players.
Regrettably, this mod is no longer in development and will not be finished, but as it stands it is still a worthy addition to your game. Originally, the creator planned to overhaul many more textures.
1 Resonant ENB
As Dragon's Dogma isn't the youngest game out there, it's not surprising that it could do with a little polish. Fortunately for players, the Resonant ENB mod gives the game that extra special finish they've been looking for.
The mod adds in filmic tone mapping and high-quality ambient occlusion to give a more immersive feel for players, as well as adding in subtle bloom and lens effects too. There is also additional dithering added to fix banding issues on darker objects. All features other than the dithering are optional, so players can customize what they want.
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is available on PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
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What is the max level in Dragons Dogma? ›
The amount of Experience Points required to reach the next level increases with level and is capped at level 200. Once the level cap has been reached, an infinity sign ( ∞ ) is shown instead of a numerical value.
You can acquire RC as small purple crystals that drop from defeated enemies (only if playing on normal or easy difficulty). These drops are often worth very small amounts and are uncommon in the Gransys (where the base came takes place).How do you get eternal Ferrystone in Dragon's Dogma? ›
This item is included in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen and placed in the Arisen's storage, accessible after reaching Gran Soren. Bonus item given to those that transfer a save from Dragon's Dogma to Dark Arisen. Can be found in the item storage.When should I enter Bitterblack Isle? ›
SHRINE OF FUTILE TRUTHS
- Avoid the blinding light. ...
- Attack the eye every time. ...
- Use the stairs as an advantage.
Location. As chest loot Bitterblack Armor Lv. 3 is very rare Pre-Daimon, only being found in The Fallen City. Post-Daimon it may be found in chests in the Midnight Helix, The Forgotten Hall, The Fallen City, or Bitterblack Sanctum.What is the most OP class in dragons dogma? ›
- 1 Sorcerer. What the fighter is to defense, the sorcerer is to all-out offense.
- 2 Fighter. Simple, strong, and to the point, the fighter may be a starting class, but it's arguably the best tank in the game. ...
- 3 Mystic Knight. ...
- 4 Ranger. ...
- 5 Assasin. ...
- 6 Magick Archer. ...
- 7 Strider. ...
- 8 Warrior. ...
By the numbers, the Devil's Nail does the most physical damage of any weapon in the game, with a whopping 2100 strength when fully upgraded.Is Dragon's Dogma 2 confirmed? ›
The answer is yes! Capcom has officially announced Dragon's Dogma 2 and the sequel is confirmed to have entered development, following a leak last year. During the game's 10th-anniversary stream, director Hideaki Itsuno – who led the original game – confirmed that a sequel is currently in development.How do I level up fast in Dragon's Dogma? ›
- Optimize Hard Mode To Maximize Gains. ...
- Less Is More, At Least With Pawns. ...
- Kill Everything That Won't Get Jail Time. ...
- Farm Colossal Creatures For Optimal EXP. ...
- Quest Boards Give An Extra EXP Source. ...
- The Wraith Exploit (Pre-Grigori, Level 10+) ...
- Spamming Ur-Dragon (Post-Grigori, Level 80+)
How to Fast Travel in Dragon's Dogma. The key to teleporting around the world of Dragon's Dogma are Ferrystones and these one-use items can be both found and purchased. Those looking for these items can most reliably find them at The Black Cat in Gran Soren, in the Chamber of Estrangement, and in the Chamber of Remorse ...
How do you get rift crystals fast? ›
A good way to get Rift Crystals, is completing the From a Different Sky quests. There are 100 badges to find, and each one nets at least 1,600 RC.What is Godsbane Ddda? ›
The Godsbane serves as a faster means to "Quit game without saving", generally used as an exploit when obtaining random rewards from chests/monsters etc. Using the Godsbane hastens reloading times by bypassing the main menu screen.Does Bitterblack Isle count as night? ›
On Bitterblack Isle, it often appears to be night, as lit by moonlight, though the normal day-night cycle continues in the background.Are Ferrystones permanent? ›
If the Arisen dies during the quest A Challenge and doesn't return to the chamber to finish the fight, Ferrystones may permanently stop working until the Hydra is defeated.What level should I be to beat Daimon? ›
Daimon is defeated by a solo Level 75 Ranger while only using Dire Arrow or Deathly Arrow on Hard Mode.What is Daimon weak to? ›
Daimon is vulnerable to stagger and being interrupted. explosive arrows for physical ranged types do wonders. just burst his head over and over will stunlock him into oblivion rapidly.What level should I be Grigori? ›
42 is enough, especially if you have a good stock of curatives and the damage boosting items.What is the best armor in Dragon's Dogma? ›
Sets such as the Iron Armor Set (Fighter), Leather Armor Set (Strider) and Scholar's Set (Mage) are as good as most other people in Gransys have, and if continually upgraded, should serve well in most situations.What are the strongest daggers in Dragon's Dogma? ›
Framae Blades are the most powerful raw damage dealing daggers in the game, maxing out at 1429. Dragon's Pain and Dragon's Vein are both dagger sets, roughly comparable with each other, with Pain coming in higher when enhanced to 3 stars but Vein passing it in damage once dragonforged.What is the point of Bitterblack Isle? ›
Bitterblack Isle Harbor is the landing point at which Arisen from Gransys alight on the Bitterblack Isle. It is the start point for the mysterious quest given by Olra to any Arisen who will aid her; Olra can be found on the pier in Cassardis at night after completing Call of the Arisen.
Is strider better than assassin? ›
In combat abilities, Assassin is better. In mobility, the Strider wins. Strikers can get around faster than anyone, allowing them to take out Rangers and Sorcerers before they can harm your team.How long does it take to beat Dragon's Dogma? ›
According to How Long To Beat, the main story in Dragon's Dogma will last most players at least 38 hours. However, The Dark Arisen content includes the Bitterblack Isle post-game content can extend the main game to 55 hours. Completists can expect Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen to last approximately 118 hours.What vocation should my pawn be? ›
Fighter is the best vocation for a pawn. Why? Here are the reasons: *1 - Having a shield will allow him/her to deflect fatal blows and avoid damage in general, resulting in not dying or needing to use too much curative.What weapon should I use as a Templar? ›
Dual Wielding: Axes, Swords, Maces, Daggers
Templars excel at all three traditional roles in an MMO, but it tends towards Tanking more than others. The Dual Wielding Skill Tree should theoretically be a perfect fit for its mix of damaging abilities, crowd control, and self-sustain.
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It is accurate, fires quickly, and deals good damage. Its burst shot functionality makes headshots a little less reliable than something like the M-96 Mattock but it more than makes up for it in hard-hitting bursts of damage.
Arisen who fall before facing the Seneschal are thought to be transformed into lesser Dragons such as Drakes, Wyrms, or Wyverns.Is Dragons Dogma better than Skyrim? ›
Dragon's Dogma Is A Much Better Dragon Game Than Skyrim Will Ever Be. Skyrim is a brilliant game, but if you haven't played Dragon's Dogma, you're missing out. Look, I love Skyrim. I've poured over 1,000 hours into it over the last decade and have done every quest in the game about 17 times.Where can I farm XP in Dragon's Dogma? ›
- For the Ur-Dragon rapid kills are easily obtained offline.
- With Death it can be lured and killed by falling into an abyss at the Gutter of Misery.
- 5) Fighter. The fighter is one of the most versatile vocations in this game. ...
- 4) Ranger. The ranger picks its opponents from afar and is well versed with the bow and daggers. ...
- 3) Magick Archer. ...
- 2) Mystic Knight. ...
- 1) Sorcerer.
Offical game recommendation is level 70. Some people go in there and still have trouble, but if you have skill, and are comfortable with what you're playing, you can go in later.
How do you roll Ddda? ›
How to Use the Forward Roll? In order to use a Forward Roll, players must first hold down their dagger button skill. This should bring up the player's Dagger Skills in the skill display and clarify what button will cause the character to roll.What happens if you use Salomet's grimoire? ›
Salomet's Grimoire is a magickal book, written by the sorcerer Salomet. If used by the Arisen, the Grimoire will cast Bolide like meteors instantly, but only once. The mage in training, Steffen, seeks the book. The grimoire, or a forgery (Salomet's Grimoire Forgery) is required to complete the quest A Troublesome Tome.Are there mounts in Dragon's Dogma? ›
No there are no mounts or boats. You have a small house in the first town but you can't sleep or really interact with it.What should I do first in Dragon's Dogma? ›
- Don't Travel Too Far At Night. ...
- Command Your Pawns. ...
- Create A Good Team Composition. ...
- Stock Up On Curatives (And Make Pawns Carry Them) ...
- Target Weak Points By Climbing.
The Rift lasts for 70 Days and generally opens the day after the release of a Mid-Chapter Patch (odd numbers).What happens if you sacrifice your beloved in dragons dogma? ›
If the Beloved is sacrificed to the Dragon, the game will end with the Arisen as lord of Gransys - this unlocks the Solitude Achievement/Trophy.Is NG+ harder Ddda? ›
Doesn't increase difficulty, making it essentially you curb stomping everything you come across. Ok, good to know. Go to Hard Mode instead.Is fournival guilty Dragon's Dogma? ›
"Word of Fournival's verdict has come. He was judged guilty.What is the max level in Dark Arisen? ›
Experience points (commonly abbreviated as Exp. or XP) are stat units used to progress the level of the Arisen and Main pawn. Each successive level gained makes the character more powerful. The Character Level starts at one, and can rise as high as 200 (∞).Who is the hardest boss in Dragon Dogma Dark Arisen? ›
1. Death if you're not prepared to fight him is definitely the most difficult. 2. BBI's Boss second form becomes terrifyingly hard the more you fight him.
Is Dragon's Dogma grindy? ›
Dragon's Dogma isn't an easy ride to victory as the monsters littered around its open world are ruthless. However, the game never forces players to grind for levels or better gear as the combat here is centered around skill, timing attacks and dodges than out-leveling the monsters.Can you duplicate a Portcrystal? ›
A Portcrystal Forgery can only be obtained from having Montebank at the Black Cat duplicate a Portcrystal for 300,000 G or another Portcrystal Forgery for 75,000 G. Like all forgeries of magickal items, a Portcrystal Forgery does not work as the authentic item - the option "Use" is greyed out, it cannot be used.Will there be another Dragon's Dogma game? ›
Dragon's Dogma 2 release date
However, we got a full trailer then, so if we had to guess, we probably won't see Dragon's Dogma 2 until 2024 or 2025. Dragon's Dogma 2 will likely launch on PS5, Xbox Series X and PC. The original saw a Nintendo Switch release, so that might be in the cards as well.
Portcrystals are items that can be placed in the world and teleported to with a Ferrystone. Portcrystals can be picked up and set down whenever one wishes to relocate it - there are also permanent portcrystal rings - notably the one outside the Pawn Guild in Gran Soren.How do I install dicey dungeon mods? ›
Open your Dicey Dungeons folder and go in mods. If there is no mods folder, create it. In the folder create a new folder with the name of your mod. Create 2 more folders in the mod's folder with the names _append and _merge, these will be used to add to CSV spreadsheets and modify particular rows in them respectively.How do I manually install DAO mods? ›
If, after downloading, you get a 'zip' or 'rar' file that needs to be opened, as the . daimod file is inside of it, use your file opening method of choice to do so (like 7-Zip or WinRAR). Once that's open, you'll want to drag and drop the mod file itself into your 'DAI Mods' folder.
Download Unity Mod Manager, extract the folder within the archive somewhere. Open up unitymodmanager.exe, set game to Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, and set folder to your WotR install location. (Note that at least for me, said directory is actually called 'Pathfinder Second Adventure'.) Click 'install'.How do you unlock the Joker Dicey Dungeons? ›
Unlocking the Jester
To unlock the Jester as a playable character, you must defeat them on every floor; after defeating them on all 5 floors, you will fight them as a boss. After defeating them as a boss, they join the other dice as a playable character.
For the price of 4.99 Dicey Dungeons is well worth the price of admission. The game's content gives you thirty-six different episodes which makes each run unique with new rules. Dicey Dungeons has so much variability because of this.Is righteous wrath hard? ›
There's no doubt Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is a tough game. Even on Normal or lower difficulty levels, it can still blindside series veterans either through its wild balancing or trademark learning curve.
How many hours is Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous? ›
|PlayStation 4||3||41h 15m|
|Xbox Series X/S||1||--|
The player's first opportunity to unlock it is in the Shield Maze in Kenabres. Hosilla will summon a Demon the party must fight, and there is a demonic dialogue option that will launch the player onto the Demon Mythic Path.Does Dao need mods? ›
If it's been a while since you dove into Dragon Age's rich lore or loveable characters, you probably missed out on the game's mod scene. Luckily, in the last five years the game's the community has coalesced around a dozen-or-so stellar mods that everyone absolutely must add to their playthroughs.How do I use Nexus mods? ›
To activate and install a mod simply select the mod within the Mods tab and click the "Activate" button. To deactivate and uninstall a mod simply click the "Deactivate" button. You can also double-click the mod in the list to activate or deactivate mods.Can you add mods to existing game? ›
It's also possible to add mods to existing saved games (enable additional mods for a saved game). Warning: Because some mods modify game resources in a critical way, doing this can lead to unexpected behavior or even game crashes. Nevertheless, adding mods to existing save games is needed in some cases.Is Wrath of the Righteous worth it? ›
A staggering amount of content makes Pathfinder: Wrath Of The Righteous an easy choice to recommend for those who have a lot of time to invest. An interesting narrative and player choices that define the outcome, this is a tale that is well worth experiencing.How do you mod sins? ›
Open Rebellion and go to Options, Mods, and there should be a mod on the right hand list- your mod, Overpowered Advent. Enable it and then click Apply Changes. The game will load again (it is checking whether you have any files or folders in your mod) and then you will be back to the title screen.