Bitterblack Gear Lv.2 is an item available in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen.


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

These cursed items can be purified by Olra for a fee of 1,000 Rift Crystals and give either a ring raising certain Stats, or a ring or band that provides upgrades to vocation specific skills when worn.


Bitterblack Isle - monster drop or chest loot.

May be found pre-Daimon in chests in the Vault of Defiled Truth, the Gutter of Misery, the Fortress of RemembranceThe Black AbbeyThe Pilgrim's Gauntlet, Tower of Treasons RepaidForsaken Cathedral, and The Forgotten Hall.

Post-Daimon it may be found in chests in the Duskmoon Tower, Rotunda of Dread, Forsaken Cathedral, Corridor of Emptiness, Rotwood Depository, and The Forgotten Hall.

Dropped by Gorecyclops (Condemned), Cursed Dragons (those that weren't lured by a Rancid Bait Meat), Thunderwyvern, Firedrakes, Frostwyrms.

May be stolen from Elder Ogres using Master Thief.

Purification results

For an overview, see Purification.
Red Yellow Blue
Preceptor Ring or Master Ring (rare)


  • The cursed item can be gifted, but not the purified item.
  • Forgery is impossible.
  • Bitterblack Gear Lv.2 Skill Rings and Bands upgrade vocation specific skills as opposed to weapon specific skills. They do not give items that enhance Magick Shield Skills or Magick Bow Skills - those skills can be upgraded from Bitterblack Gear Lv.1 and Bitterblack Gear Lv.3.
  • The type of Preceptor or Master ring obtained will typically remain the same independent of the vocation of the Arisen and main Pawn at the time of purification.
  • Sometimes a Preceptor or Master ring can be obtained when purification under another color class would give a skill ring or band.
  • All Bands are also obtainable from Bitterblack Gear Lv.3.

See also

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