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Shrine of Futile Truths is a location in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen.


The Shrine of Futile Truths is first entered from the Gutter of Misery's second floor and exits into the Corridor of Emptiness on the first floor. The Shrine is a large circular open arena bordered with a spiral staircase that descends to its lower floor. It is illuminated by moonlight shining through the oculus at its zenith.

Pre-Daimon: once the Arisen reaches the first arch on the staircase, the Gazer will descend from the ceiling and engage the party. The Arisen has to kill the Gazer in order to unlock the door to the Corridor of Emptiness, leading to a shortcut to Bitterblack Isle Harbor and to the deeper parts of Bitterblack Isle.

Post-Daimon: the Arisen may just run past the Gazer to unlock the shortcut, defeating it is not required anymore. If the Arisen does slay the Gazer, it will respawn after 5 - 7 days.



Plants and fungi found here include Kingwarish, Lunanise, Cragshadow Morels, and Crimplecaps; whilst the lode obtainable from ore deposits include Hunk of Platinum, Sand-Layer Ore, Lava Rock, and Gold Ore.

Additionally useful items can be found lying around and in containers, including Balmy Incense, Cockatrice Liquor, Harspud Sauce, Goddess Cameo, Vigilite, Balmy Perfume, Secret Softener, Oak Leaf Oil, Drop of Deliverance and Monk's Periapt.

Demon's Periapt, Blast Arrows, Rusted Sword, Salubrious Brew and Giant Coin Pouches may be gathered from Weapon Piles here as well.

A Macabre Sculpture is located on the bottom floor in the center of the shrine.

Shrine futile full

Key : + Weapon Pile ; ! Macabre Sculpture

Chest Pre-Daimon loot Post-Daimon loot
1 Liquid Vim, Surging Light Tome, Goddess Cameo, Rift Bicrystal, Monk's Periapt (rare)
2 Wakestone Shard, Goddess Cameo, Cockatrice Liquor, Wakestone (rare), Bitterblack Novelty Lv.2 (rare) Auspicious Incense, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1, Wakestone Shard, Fiendish Essence
3 Vigilite, Cockatrice Liquor, Liquid Vim, Goddess Cameo, Sobering Wine, Shattered Earth Tome
4 Month-Dried Harspud (common), Light-Cure, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1 (uncommon)
5 Monk's Periapt, Shattered Earth Tome Auspicious Incense, Vigilite, Light-Cure, Tagilus's Miracle
6 Vigilite, Light-Cure, Auspicious Incense, Tagilus's Miracle
7 Goddess Cameo, Wakestone Shard, Cockatrice Liquor, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.2 (rare), Wakestone (rare) Wakestone Shard, Auspicious Incense, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1, Fiendish Essence
8 Panacea, Rousing Perfume, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1, Sobering Wine
9 Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1, Sobering Wine, Rousing Perfume, Panacea


  • The voice of a Dead Arisen can be heard in a location here.
  • When entered from the Corridor of Emptiness, the abundant curatives within make this a good farming location.
  • (BUG) Pawns have location specific lines for this place, in the vicinity of the exit. They have no audio whatsoever.