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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
Chimeras 3 Sirens
Gorecyclops + Wight Wight can summon 6 Stout Undead at a time
Wyrm + Wyvern
Lich 4 Banshees + Lich can summon 4 Wargs at a time
Giant Undead + 5 Skeleton Brutes + 3 Poisoned Undead
Lich 2 Gargoyles + Lich can summon 6 Skeleton Sorcerers at a time
2 Sirens + 6 Greater Goblins + Grimgoblin
Cockatrice 4 Vile Eyes + 3 Gargoyles
Post-Daimon 3 Silver Knights 3 Banshees + 3 Poisoned Undead
Eliminators 4 Banshees
3 Gorecyclopes 6 Corrupted Pawns
Prisoner Gorecyclops + Gorecyclops + armored Cyclops 3 Sirens
4 Living Armors 4 Specters
2 Golden Knight / Silver Knight pairs 5 Skeleton Sorcerers
Lich 5 Corrupted Pawns + 3 Wraiths
3 Strigoi + 3 Sirens + 3 Gargoyles
Dire Drake 4 Pyre Saurians
Dire Wyrm 5 Giant Saurian Sages
Whilst carrying a
Fiend-luring Incense
5 Garm Hellhounds + 2 Wargs
2 Cursed Dragons 6 Sirens
Wight + Lich + 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, Fiendish Essence, Month-Dried Harspud, 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.


Black abbey

Key : Macabre Sculpture '! ; Weapon Pile +

Chest Pre-Daimon loot Post-Daimon loot
1 Auspicious Incense, Lordly Tonic, Wakestone (uncommon)
2 Bitterblack Novelty Lv.2 (common), Herald's Helix, Unfettered Claw, Cyclops Sigil Bitterblack Novelty Lv.2, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.3 (rare)
3 Auspicious Incense, Wakestone, Lordly Tonic
4 Godly Analeptic, Cockatrice Liquor, Tagilus's Miracle, Drop of Deliverance, Liftstone (rare) Balmy Perfume, Cockatrice Liquor, Surging Light Tome, Nostalgia Dust, Frozen Holy Water, "Winter's Path" Tome, Martyr's Talisman
5 Nostalgia Dust, Frozen Holy Water, Balmy Perfume, Winter's Path Tome, Surging Light Tome, Cockatrice Liquor, Martyr's Talisman
6 Tagilus's Miracle, Cockatrice Liquor, Godly Analeptic, Drop of Deliverance, Liftstone Bitterblack Novelty Lv.2, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.3 (rare)
7 Nostalgia Dust, Frozen Holy Water, Balmy Perfume, Winter's Path Tome, Surging Light Tome, Cockatrice Liquor, Martyr's Talisman
8 Rift Bicrystal (common), Liftstone, Rift Polycrystal (very rare)
9 Bitterblack Gear Lv.2 (very common), Bitterblack Weapon Lv.2 (rare) Rift Bicrystal, Rift Polycrystal, Bitterblack Armor Lv.2, Dragonblood (very rare)
10 Crimson Armet, Crimson Plate, Golden Lion Helm, Golden Lion Padding, Philosopher's Robe, Royal Mantle

Pawn Chatter[]

"We know not what's inside...best 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.