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The Gazer is an Enemy in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen.


The Gazer is a distorted version of an Evil Eye, found in the Shrine of Futile Truths on Bitterblack Isle. It employs various spells and Debilitations in battle (including Torpor, Blind and Petrification). The Gazer also summons Tentacles from the ground which can each independently cast fireballs, ice shards or an electrical attack against the party.

The Gazer chants spells using its eyelids like a mouth.

Unlike Vile Eyes and the Evil Eye, the Gazer does not have a magical barrier to protect itself when it is not attacking. However, the exterior ocular cavity is extremely resistant to physical attacks, except for the eye itself.

Eyes / Boss
Base Experience of 72,000

Can be more or less depending on a few factors such as:



Stats Health Attack Defense Magick
100,000 1600 360 1200 580 ??
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100% 60% 30% 30% 30% 100% 10%
Sources: Dragon's Dogma - ドラゴンズドグマ & Dark Arisen ( and in-game testing.


Attack Type Description
Crippling Gaze Magick Casts a powerful debilitating beam/gaze from its eye that can cause Torpor, Petrification, Poison, Silence, Tarring and Blindness.
Miasmic Haze Spec Fills the bottom floor with poisonous gas which will continuously damage any exposed party members standing there.
Spin Attack Phys Spins itself around to knock anyone near it away. Knocks characters off of it as well.
Slam Phys Slams with its mouth open onto the target on floor of the chamber.
Summon Spire Tentacles Phys Summons both regular and large tentacles which strike with a single upward thrust that deals damage from the strike itself plus additional fall damage.
Evil Cannon Mag Uses four summoned tentacles in a square formation to support an orb that will act as a very powerful Great Cannon sigil when the tentacles complete charging it. If the summoning completes any party members caught within the Great Cannon's blast radius will sustain heavy damage.
Summon Tentacles Spec Summons tentacles that attack independently.
Regenerate Spec After it has lost all its Tentacles on the main body, it will lift off and adopt a regenerating stance.
Tentacle Magick Mag Tentacles cast basic spells, such as Ingle, icicle spears and Levin. Each one casts quickly and can also stagger or knockdown characters.
Tentacle Attack Phys Tentacles will lash out at nearby targets, knocking them backwards.
Tentacle Grab Phys A tentacle grabs a character and throws them away, which can inflict Fall Damage if one gets thrown high enough.
Tentacle Spit Debil Tentacles attached to the body may spit at the party, causing drenched, and sometimes Lowered Magick Defense.



Fighter with low level weapons vs Gazer. One on one duel. No damage.

Solo Fighter with a White Hawk's Talon sword and Scorched Pelta.

  • The Gazer has 11 health bars - a Maker's Finger will not kill the creature outright, but it will deplete a single health bar.


  • The Gazer's eye is the weakpoint.
  • Resistant to fire, ice, and lightning based attacks
  • Highly resistant to dark based attacks.
  • Slashing attacks are more effective than Blunt.
  • Holy based spells and weapons are effective.
  • Invulnerable to all debilitations.
  • After destroying all of its tentacles it enters brief regeneration phase, then starts casting Evil Cannon spell using the four summoned tentacles.
    • Destroying summoned tentacles causes the Gazer's eye to stick out of its mouth and hover quite close to the ground.
    • Also a sigil similar to Great Cannon appears and can be used against the eye for a massive damage.
  • Standing under the Gazer to bait the thrusting tentacles will have the Gazer stab itself which leaves it vulnerable for a few seconds. The location of the summoned thrusting tentacles is indicated by a red-orange sigil on the ground.
  • It is possible to crawl into the inside of the Gazer's mouth and and attack its eye directly.



Dragon's Dogma DA 2016 - Gazer - 2 minutes - level 46 strider-0

  • The debilitating gaze may be avoided by hiding behind cover, by turning away, or blocking it with a shield.
    • Halidom or Voidspell should be useful in this battle as the Gazer causes many debilitations with its eye beam.
  • Green gas around the creature's eye/mouth indicates it is beginning to generate the poison cloud attack - head for higher ground.
    • The poison gas attack can be also be blocked with a shield without taking damage or being debilitated. However, until the cloud dissipates, the character will be trapped in a repeated blocking state. This is not advised, as pawns will likely remain by the Arisen's side and be killed by the gas. In addition, the Arisen's immobility while blocking the gas will make one vulnerable to any surrounding summoned Tentacles.
    • Well aimed Holy Focused Bolt may interrupt the gas release.
  • Columns and roots at the base of the Shrine of Futile Truths may be used as a cover from both Crippling Gaze and Evil Cannon's discharge as well as poison gas.
  • Pawns climbing the Gazer distract it for a time.

Pawn Bestiary Knowledge

For full information, refer to the Bestiary page.

Enemy specific :

  • Destroy the 4 tentacles that are casting Great Cannon
  • Be under the Gazer when it casts a Spire Tentacle to stun it
  • Get debilitated by its gaze
  • Get damaged or debilited by the poison cloud
  • Attack the eye directly
  • Witness a full petrification

In addition to witnessing these techniques, it is necessary for Pawns to participate in killing 30 Gazers either with their own Arisen or while travelling with others.

Pawn Chatter

"'Tis absolutely enormous!"
"Let's have these tentacles off!"
"Beware its tendrils!"
"Watch for those tentacles!"
"Waugh! Its tentacles...!"
"Its skin is tough as steel!"
"I am bound!"
"We must strike at its eye!"
"Strike the tentacles that store up magick!"
"Perhaps we can use the magickal energy it produces!"
"'Tis our chance -- destroy the eye!"


  • When entered directly from the Corridor of Emptiness, the abundant curatives within make this a good farming location.
  • After the first time it is killed, the Gazer will not respawn until Daimon is defeated for the first time.


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