Lowered Defense is a debilitation in Dragon's Dogma.


Inlficting this debilitation causes the inflicted to receive more physical damage from enemies.

Caused by Gorechimeras, Geo Saurians, Leapworms, and the Dark Bishop.

Can be self inflicted as a side effect of consuming Vigor Extract or using the Assassin skill Staredown/Showdown.

Inflicted upon enemies by Sapfire Daggers - the higher the enhancement, the higher the chance of debilitating with each successive strike.

Wears off after 90 seconds, or can be cured by Dose of Courage, Font of Constitution, Isometricine, PanaceaVoidspell and any object or spell that grants Impervious.


For creature resistances, see List of Creature Debilitation Resistances.


Ring  %
Dragonblood 25
Stalwart Earring 60


  • Contrary to the name this debilitation does not reduce the numerical defense value, instead it causes increased damage, as if defenses had been reduced.
    • When inflicted on foes the effect is to multiply incoming attack power by 1.25x (+25%)
    • For the Arisen and Pawns the effect is to multiply damage by 1.3x (+30%)
    • In both cases the effect can stack up to four times, for a maximum of 2.44x attack power for foes, and ~2.86 damage for the Arisen
    • For more details see Damage Calculation
  • The effect is not show in defense stats.
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