Bitterblack Gear Lv.1 is an item available in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen.


"A curious bobble, beset with a similarly peculiar curse."

Can be purified by Olra for 500 Rift Crystals.


Bitterblack Isle - random monster drop or chest loot.

May be found mostly pre-Daimon in chests in the Garden of Ignominy, Duskmoon Tower, Ward of Regret, Midnight Helix, Rotunda of Dread, Vault of Defiled TruthGutter of MiseryThe Warriors' Respite and The Pilgrim's Gauntlet.

May be dropped by a Maneater or Leapworm and by Cursed Dragons, Firedrakes, Thunderwyverns and Frostwyrms.

Purification results

For each class of vocation types there are specific results, and if an item is purified as different vocation colors there is a correspondence between the two possible results.

For an explantion of how purification works, see Purification.
Red Yellow Blue
Magick Shieldsman's Band Magick Bowman's Band Shield Enchanter's Band
Magick Shieldsman's Ring Magick Bowman's Ring Shield Enchanter's Ring or

Staff Enchanter's Band (rare)

Shieldsman's Ring Bowman's Ring Staff Enchanter's Ring or

Staff Enchanter's Band (rare)

Swordsman's Band Daggerist's Band Staff-Bearer's Band or

Staff Enchanter's Ring (rare)

Swordsman's Ring Daggerist's Ring Staff-Bearer's Ring or

Staff-Bearer's Band (rare)

Virtuoso Ring or

Preceptor Ring (rare)


  • Cursed items can be gifted, but the purified items cannot.
  • Bitterblack Gear Lv.1 upgrades weapon specific skills as opposed to vocation specific skills.
  • So far, no Bowman's Bands or Shieldman's Bands have surfaced.
  • All Bands can also be purified from Bitterblack Gear Lv.3.

See also

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