Ward of Regret is a location in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen.


The Ward of Regret is an area located on Bitterblack Isle. It connects the Midnight Helix and Duskmoon Tower.

There is a broken Riftstone in the southern area behind some gates which may be restored for 3,500 Rift Crystals.

Initially the area around the Riftstone with a quarter circle ground plan is inhabited by Giant Undead, with Skeleton Lords within the locked chambers, as well as a pair of Skeleton Sorcerers. Further in the path along wooden boards over the underground water reservoir has a chest that has become the permanent residence of a Maneater.

A broken wall and rough tunnel leads further into the area, with an alternative shortcut that is initially locked via a lever operated barred gate (marked on the in-game map with an "!"). The short tunnel is infested with Giant Bats, and the room leading to the shortcut by Spiders.

Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen Screenshot

Entry to the shortcut, high on the far wall via wooden scaffolding, with stacked barrels allowing even a fighter to access it.

The shortcut must be unlocked from the far side, and requires a high leap. Climbing tall creatures, levitate, Double Vault, or Barrel stacking may all help.

The further part of the ward is home to a troop of Skeletons led by a Skeleton Brute, and two further groups of Giant Undead and Skeleton Lords.

The exit room leading to the Midnight Helix contains several Hanging Bodies, and usually a few undead and spellcasting skeletons.

Furthermore, an Elder Ogre may occasionally appear in the passages here if the remains of other creatures attract it.

Post-Daimon the area becomes home to: several Skeleton Brutes, Poisoned Undead and a Golden Knight / Silver Knight pair with the possibility of an Elder Ogre appearance, or Banshees, Specters, Wraith, Poisoned Undead and a Living Armor with Death appearing randomly.


For chest locations and contents see the map and table below.

A Macabre Sculpture can be found here.

Gatherable items include Bitterblack Weapon Lv.1, Bitterblack Gear Lv.2, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.3, as well as a Dalmatica, or a Laurel Circlet from a Weapon/Armor Pile 03 and Noble Earring from 02. Items found lying around include Airtight Flask, and Staminal Drench; whilst items found in breakable items such as crates include Demon's Periapt, Interventive, Coin Purse of Charity, Moldy Carrot, and Rusted Daggers.

Crimplecap grow here, and minable ore deposits may yield Lava Rock, Hunk of Platinum, Alluvial Yore-Ore, and Copper Ore.

Map Ward of Regret


no. Loot Maneater chance
1 Sight Earring, Shackle, Rift Bicrystal, Rift Cluster, Fulgurous Lord Tome no
2 † Pre-Daimon : Feral Cape, Triple Tooth, Rift Crystal

Post-Daimon : Bitterblack Weapon Lv.1, Bitterblack Weapon Lv.2, Rift Bicrystal

3 † Pre-Daimon : Bitterblack Gear Lv.1, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1, Ogre Bone, Rift Bicrystal

Post-Daimon : Bitterblack Gear Lv.3, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.3

4 † Pre-Daimon : Auspicious Incense, Bardiche Daggers, Oak Leaf Oil, Ogre Bone, Red Leather Glove, Giant Coin Pouch

Post-Daimon : Rift Bicrystal, Bitterblack Gear Lv.1

5 † Bitterblack Gear Lv.1, Wizard's Helm, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.2, Dalmatica

Pre-Daimon : Balmy Perfume

Post-Daimon : Balmy Incense

6 † Sight Earring, Shackle, Rift Bicrystal, Rift Cluster, Fulgurous Lord Tome
7 Pre-Daimon : Skeleton Key, Giant Coin Pouch (after Skeleton Key has been acquired)(verify)

Pre-Daimon : Oak Leaf Oil, Brigandine Jerkin, Ogre Bone, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1

Post-Daimon : Goddess Cameo

9 Secret Softener, Fulgurous Lord Tome, Rift Crystal, Panacea

Post-Daimon : Rift Cluster, Bitterblack Gear Lv.3 (uncommon)

10 Rift Bicrystal

Pre-Daimon : Bitterblack Gear Lv.1, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1

Post-Daimon : Bitterblack Novelty Lv.3, Bitterblack Gear Lv.3

11 Liftstone

Pre-Daimon : Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1, Fluted Bow, Orilux Shield

Post-Daimon : Bitterblack Novelty Lv.2

12 Fulgurous Lord Tome, Rift Crystal, Secret Softener

Pre-Daimon : Panacea

Post-Daimon : Rift Cluster

13 Pauldron, Seeker Tights, Goddess Cameo, Balmy Incense

Pre-Daimon : Balmy Perfume, Bitterblack Gear Lv.1

14 Pre-Daimon : Trooper Outfit, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1

Post-Daimon : Auspicious Incense, Rift Bicrystal

15 Pre-Daimon : Foreign Waistguard, Ring of Amethyst, Sight Earring, Liftstone

Post-Daimon : Barbarian Chief's Helm, Platinum Ring, Rift Polycrystal, Rift Bicrystal, Extrinsic Waistguard

16 Liftstone, Foreign Medicament, Surging Light Tome

Pre-Daimon : Bitterblack Gear Lv.1, Panacea

17 Pre-Daimon : Foreign Waistguard, Liftstone, Ring of Amethyst, Sight Earring

Post-Daimon : Rift Bicrystal, Barbarian Chief's Helm, Platinum Ring, Extrinsic Waistguard

18 Pre-Daimon : Ogre Bone, Oak Leaf Oil, Red Leather Glove, Bardiche Daggers, Giant Coin Pouch

Post-Daimon : Burnished Bracers, Gleaming Bangles, Dignified Earring, Lordly Tonic, Rift Bicrystal

19 Pre-Daimon : Feral Cape, Triple Tooth, Rift Crystal

Post-Daimon : Rift Cluster, Bitterblack Weapon Lv.1, Bitterblack Weapon Lv.2, Rift Bicrystal

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

† Requires a Skeleton Key to open

Pawn Chatter

"Our foes are fearsome strong. Best we made a point of treating any wounds immediately."
"Even the same path can offer different views 'tween coming and going."
"Let us be doubly sure to collect any spoils left after the fight."


  • The voice of a Dead Arisen can be heard in a location here.
  • (Glitch) Post-Daimon, when encountering the group of Specters and Wraiths, some of the apparations may seemingly disappear mid-fight. This occurs as a result of their ability to move "out of bounds" of the playable area, losing aggro as they do so. To fight these enemies again, exit and re-enter the Ward to reset their position.
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