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Advanced Trigger is a fire based skill available in Dragon's Dogma.


"An advanced form of Toss and Trigger with a stronger upward slash that sends foes aloft. Additional button presses throw and detonate a larger store of powder."

An advanced version of Toss and Trigger.


  • The powder blast will only be thrown and detonated if the first strike connects.
    • The blast can inflict the Burning status.
    • The explosion is thought to be blunt damage, with an additional fire element component if enchanted daggers are used.
  • The explosions hit up to three times in quick succession.
    • Only the first hit can benefit from inflicting Burning to Tarred foes.
    • The final hit sometimes will do 1.5x the expected damage (compared to a Damage Calculation), at other times it may not connect at all.
    • Explosion damage is irrespective of whether the creature was lifted into the air or not.
  • Because this skill throws up to middle sized creatures in the air, it is very handy to interrupt mobile or dangerous enemies, like Hellhounds or Corrupted Pawns.
  • The blast will usually miss smaller Torpored foes, as their different motion in the air upsets the timing of the throw.


  • This group of skills is considered fire based by the Pawns' AI and will be used excessively against enemies weak to fire.