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Grand Scension is a holy based skill available in Dragon's Dogma.


"An advanced form of Scension that sends forth a powerful magickal shockwave with a significant range. Saps foes' Health with holy power."

An advanced version of Scension.


On release, a holy orb of bright light moves forward from the caster - inflicting damage periodically as its area of effect passes through enemies until the spell expires.

Skill Orb
Scension 1m ~2.1s
Grand Scension 1.5m ~3.5s
  • There is an initial physical 'explosion' that may inflict the daggers' debilitation and detonate Explosive Rivet.
  • The moving magick field of the spell does not inflict debilitations. As with other holy based attacks, it may occasionally heal the Arisen.
  • Will not strike enemies standing behind physical obstacles such as pillars, walls, crates or chests.
  • Charge time is around 3 seconds. Before releasing, point the Arisen [L-stick] in an intended direction.


The spell is cast through the primary weapon - the daggers - damage from the moving holy field is purely magickal and scales with the caster's total primary Magick.

  • Inflicts Holy magick damage on enemies within range.
  • Damage scales with 7/8ths of total magick, and hits multiple times as it moves forwards.
  • Magick boosts from temporary weapon enchantments do not increase the power of the spell

The initial 'explosion' is a physical attack and takes its power mostly from the casters total strength, with some additional magick damage from the weapon only.


  • Although the skill is blockable, the spell orb will eventually pass through a block and then strike from behind.
  • Highly effective against all Undead enemies - multiple successive hits will repeatedly stagger foes, may cause them to "juggle" in mid-air and eventually knocking them backward off their feet.
  • On larger enemies such as Cyclopes and Dragons, Scension will damage every appendage it passes through - try to aim so that it travels through the longest part of an enemy's body; it is most effective when the foe is downed.
  • It is possible to recover health from large fallen enemy corpses, such as Ogres or Griffins just before they begin to decompose.