The Black Abbey is a location in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen.


The Black Abbey is a location in the labyrinth of Bitterblack Isle. It can be accessed from the Fortress of Remembrance, Second Level Underground. It shares its arena style with the Rotunda of Dread and has the same function as an arena for Arisen and Pawns to fight different groups of foes. The Black Abbey may be immediately re-entered repeatedly, a different combination of enemies will spawn.


Dangerous foes Smaller foes
Pre-Daimon Pyre Saurians + 4 Geo Saurians
Gorecyclops 3 Goblin Shamans + 5 Greater Goblins
Three Chimeras 3 Sirens
Gorecyclops and a Wight Wight can summon 6 Stout Undead at a time
Wyrm and Wyvern
Lich 4 Banshees + Lich can summon 4 Wargs at a time
1 Giant Undead + 5 Skeleton Brutes + 3 Poisoned Undead
Lich 2 Gargoyles + Lich who can summon 6 Skeleton Sorcerers at a time
2 Sirens + 6 Greater Goblins + 1 Grimgoblin
Cockatrice 4 Vile Eyes + 3 Gargoyles
Post-Daimon Three Silver Knights 3 Banshees + 3 Poisoned Undead
Eliminators 4 Banshees
Three Gorecyclopes 6 Corrupted Pawns
Gorecyclops (Condemned),
and an armored Cyclops
3 Sirens
Four Living Armors 4 Specters
Two Golden Knight / Silver Knight pairs 5 Skeleton Sorcerers
Lich 5 Corrupted Pawns + 3 Wraiths
3 Strigoi + 3 Sirens + 3 Gargoyles
Firedrake 4 Pyre Saurians
Frostwyrm 5 Giant Saurian Sages
Whilst carrying a
Fiend-luring Incense
Five Garm Hellhounds + 2 Wargs
Two Cursed Dragons 6 Sirens
Wight, Lich and 7 Living Armors


The Black Abbey is also a good location to obtain useful items - in breakables can be found Foreign Knife, Harspud Sauce, Dreamwing Nostrum, Rubicite or Diamond. Additionally, Nightfall Cresset and Pyrepipe grow here. The ore deposits in this area may yield Diamond, Hunk of Platinum, Moonstone, Unremarkable Ore, or Rubicite. Weapon Piles here may yield Rift Bicrystal, Throwblast or Cleansing Earring

One Macabre Sculpture can be found here.

For chest locations and their contents see the map and table below.
Map The Black Abbey


Chest Loot
1 Auspicious Incense, Lordly Tonic, Wakestone (rare)
2 Bitterblack Novelty Lv.2, Herald's Helix, Unfettered Claw

Pre-Daimon : Wakestone, Cyclops Sigil

Post-Daimon : Bitterblack Novelty Lv.3 (rare)

3 Auspicious Incense, Balmy Perfume, Cockatrice Liquor, Surging Light Tome

Pre-Daimon : Wakestone, Lordly Tonic

4 Godly Analeptic, Tagilus's Miracle, Cockatrice Liquor

Pre-Daimon: Liftstone, Drop of Deliverance

Post-Daimon: Balmy Perfume

5 Martyr's Talisman, Balmy Perfume, Cockatrice Liquor, Nostalgia Dust, Frozen Holy Water

Pre-Daimon : Surging Light Tome, Winter's Path Tome

6 Tagilus's Miracle, Cockatrice Liquor, Godly Analeptic, Liftstone, Drop of Deliverance

Post-Daimon: Frozen Holy Water, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.3 (rare), Bitterblack Novelty Lv.2

7 Surging Light Tome, Frozen Holy Water, Nostalgia Dust, Martyr's Talisman, Cockatrice Liquor

Pre-Daimon: Balmy Perfume, Winter's Path Tome

8 Rift Bicrystal, Liftstone, Rift Polycrystal
9 Pre-Daimon : Bitterblack Weapon Lv.2 (rare), Bitterblack Gear Lv.2

Post-Daimon : Rift Bicrystal, Rift Polycrystal (uncommon), Bitterblack Armor Lv.2 (uncommon), Bitterblack Gear Lv.2 (rare?), Dragonblood (rare)

10 Crimson Armet, Crimson Plate, Golden Lion Helm, Golden Lion Padding, Philosopher's Robe, Royal Mantle
Except where noted, items can be assumed to be obtainable at any time.

Pawn Chatter

"We know not what's be prepared for anything."
" 'Tis not defeat to flee from battle, Master. 'Tis survival."


  • With the Incense in the inventory normal foe spawns in the Abbey 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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