Rotunda of Dread is a location in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen.


Rotunda of Dread is an area in the labyrinth of Bitterblack Isle.

It is accessed from the third floor of the Duskmoon Tower, and does not connect to other dungeons.  

It shares its arena style with The Black Abbey and has the same function as an arena for Arisen and Pawns to fight enemies. Each time the Rotunda of Dread is visited, different enemy combinations will spawn. The Rotunda may be immediately re-entered repeatedly with fresh enemies to fight ad infinitum, making it a great farming location.

If a Fiend-luring Incense is carried, a different set of monsters will appear.


Dangerous foes Smaller foes
Pre-Daimon Cockatrice 6 Harpies + 6 Snow Harpies
Evil Eye 5 Vile Eyes
Drake 4 Saurians + 4 Sulfur Saurians
Wyrm and Wight Wight summons 7 Skeletons
Hydra 8 Wargs
Two Chimeras 3 Direwolves + 3 Wargs
Gorecyclops 6 Grimgoblins + 2 Skeleton Sorcerers
Two Cyclopes 6 Grimgoblins
Three Cyclopes and a Golem
Lich 3 Phantoms + Lich summons 4 Hellhounds
Three Skeleton Lords 3 Phantasms + 3 Skeleton Sorcerers
Post-Daimon Archydra 5 Sirens
Evil Eye + Lich Lich summons Hellhounds
Wyrm + Lich Lich summons Hellhounds
Metal Golem 5 Skeleton Sorcerers
Metal Golem and three Liches
Wyvern 4 Succubi + 4 Sirens
Two Wyrms 3 Specters + 3 Phantasms
Two Golems 6 Gargoyles
Three Gorechimeras 2 Wights
Four Gorecyclopes 5 Goblin Shamans
Three Ogres and a Cockatrice 5 Goblin Shamans
Lich and Skeleton Brutes Lich summons Skeleton Lords
With a Fiend-luring Incense Two Prisoner Gorecyclops 5 Corrupted Pawns
Three Elder Ogres and 3 Eliminators 3 Sirens
Drake + WyrmWyvern


A Macabre Sculpture can be found here. Native plants include Kingwarish and Cragshadow Morel. There are several armor piles from which useful items may be gathered, including Cleansing Earring, Liquid Vim, Blast Arrow, or Poison Flasks.

Ore deposits here may yield: Alluvial Yore-Ore, Hunk of Platinum, Lava Rock, Sand-Layer Ore, Gold Ore, Silver Ore, or Copper Ore. There are also a number of Explosive Barrels.

Breakables here may give Harspud Sauce, Harspud Juice, Liquid Vim or Dose of Strength.

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Refer to map for chest locations


No. Loot
1 Pre-Daimon : Golden Ring, Rift Bicrystal, Bitterblack Gear Lv.1, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1, Ring of Pearl

Post-Daimon : Bitterblack Novelty Lv.2 , Rift Polycrystal , Platinum Ring

2 Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1 (common), Bitterblack Gear Lv.1 (uncommon), Bitterblack Armor Lv.1 (verify) (very rare)

Post-Daimon : Bitterblack Armor Lv.2 , Bitterblack Gear Lv.2 , Bitterblack Armor Lv.1

3 Rift Cluster or Rift Bicrystal, Rousing Perfume, Detoxicating Powder, Lordly Tonic , Tattered Mantle

Pre-Daimon: Rift Crystal

4 Conqueror's Periapt (v. common), Vigilite, Large Coin Pouch, Wakestone Shard, Tattered Mantle, (common), Wakestone
5 Rift Bicrystal, Salubrious Brew, Balmy Perfume

Pre-Daimon: Stone-Moss Poultice

6 Balmy Perfume, Detoxicating Powder, Rift Crystal, Rift Bicrystal

Pre-Daimon: Lordly Tonic

7 Ring of Pearl, Golden Ring, Rift Bicrystal, Bitterblack Gear Lv.1, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1

Post-Daimon : Rift Polycrystal , Platinum Ring , Bitterblack Novelty Lv.2 

8 Stone-Moss Poultice, Salubrious Brew

Post-Daimon: Balmy Perfume

9 Rift Cluster

Pre-Daimon: Lordly Tonic

Post-Daimon: Detoxicating Powder

10 Giant Coin Pouch, Conqueror's Periapt, Tattered Mantle, Wakestone Shard, Wakestone

Pre-Daimon: Wakestone, Vigilite

11 Stone-Moss Poultice, Wakestone Shard, Large Coin Pouch

Pre-Daimon: Large Coin Pouch, Vigilite

Except where noted, items can be expected to be obtained at any time.

Pawn chatter

" 'Tis not defeat to flee from battle, Master. ' Tis survival."
"Where do these trees find sunlight, I wonder."


  • With the Incense in the inventory normal foe spawns in the Rotunda cease and only those lured by the item appear - once all three sets of foes have been defeated no more enemies will appear until four days have passed.
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