Bitterblack Armor Lv.3 is an item available in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen.
"Armor bearing no maker's mark, blighted by some infernal device."
Bitterblack Isle - dropped from large monsters, or an unusual find in chests.
- Bitterblack Armor Lv.3 are found exclusively Post-Daimon, except for chests #13 and 19 in the Fallen City :
- Midnight Helix
- The Forgotten Hall
- The Fallen City
- On the north-eastern end in a drop down between two buildings - Chest #19 The Fallen City (Pre-Daimon only, rare).
- On the rooftop of the central house with wooden planks at the corner - Chest #13 The Fallen City. (Pre and Post-Daimon, very rare, ~4.7% chance)
- The ornate chest situated on the rock ledge near the sea, below the roof top at the westernmost point of the city - Chest #10 The Fallen City Map. (Post-Daimon, uncommon, ~23% chance)
- Bitterblack Sanctum
- Chest #3 - After defeating Daimon, the westernmost chest in the treasure room (the chest nearest to the exit), common (~66% chance).
- Droppable by:
- Betrayer's Greaves
- Blasphemer's Cloak
- Boots of Oblivion
- Boots of Shadow
- Carrion Claws
- Carrion Greaves
- Carrion Mantle
- Carrion Veil
- Coat of Oblivion
- Coat of Shadow
- Gauntlets of Oblivion
- Gauntlets of Shadow
- Grave Claws
- Grave Greaves
- Grave Mantle
- Grave Veil
- Hellfire Helm
- Hellfire Armor
- Hellfire Cloak
- Hellfire Gauntlets
- Hellfire Greaves
- Hood of Oblivion
- Hood of Shadow
- Nether Helm
- Sinner's Gauntlets
- Traitor's Armor
Bitterblack Armor Lv.3 has an easily understood formula for what purification will result in. The part of the body the armor is meant for is consistent regardless of the vocation it is intended for, as are the two tiers. The more common results of purification will be pieces of the 13 Fabled Bitterblack Armanents (e.g., the lower tier, which are comprised of the Grave, Shadow and the Sinner's sets), but you can occasionally get pieces from the higher tier which are the Hellfire, Oblivion and Carrion sets of armor.
When purifying you will receive a piece of armor from one of the Vocations. Which vocation the game chooses is determined by the current Vocation of Arisen and Main Pawn. What item you get from that vocation in terms of tier/body location is determined by an in-game counter. If you discard or give that cursed armor away, the next time you purify it will be the exactly the same.
By creating a very recent save and using the Godsbane after purifying, it is possible to go back and change the vocations of Arisen and main pawn to receive armor for another vocation. This essentially gives you a chance to choose one of three pieces of armor. This means, for example, if you were to purify a Nether Helm, you could receive a Hood of Shadow or a Grave Veil if you were to return to the last save, change Vocations of Arisen and Pawn accordingly and purify that same cursed item again. However, that Nether Helm will never be Greaves, Gauntlets or chest armor, nor will it ever be Carrion, Hellfire or Oblivion.
|BBI Armor Lv.3||Red|
|Head Armor||Nether Helm||Hood of Shadow||Grave Veil|
|Torso Armor||Traitor's Armor||Coat of Shadow||Grave Mantle|
|Arms Armor||Sinner's Gauntlets||Gauntlets of Shadow||Grave Claws|
|Leg Armor||Betrayer's Greaves||Boots of Shadow||Grave Greaves|
|Head Armor||Hellfire Helm||Hood of Oblivion||Carrion Veil|
|Torso Armor||Hellfire Armor||Coat of Oblivion||Carrion Mantle|
|Arms Armor||Hellfire Gauntlets||Gauntlets of Oblivion||Carrion Claws|
|Leg Armor||Hellfire Greaves||Boots of Oblivion||Carrion Greaves|
- Hybrid vocations are considered to be two colours asimultaneously, which injects a random element into purification since the process can choose either of the two vocations.
Additionally, all Level 3 Armors have a chance to include a passive bonus. Different types of pieces have different bonuses, and whilst the effect is often consistent between Heavy, Medium and Light armor, it will sometimes change to reflect the vocations for which the armor pieces are reserved.
Check Bonus Enhancements page for more details.
- Extends duration of equipped Skills (increases the length that magickal sigils remain on the field)
- Boosts Strength when you've been noticed by a large group of enemies
- Slightly reduce damage from arrows.
- Reduces damage from arrows.
- Your debilitations naturally heal themselves more quickly than normal.
- Has a slight restorative effect on pawns near you. (When worn by a Pawn, it will heal the Arisen)
- Gradually restores small amounts of Health.
- Gradually restores Health.
- Extends duration of equipped Skills
- Slightly restores Stamina when you deliver the killing blow to the enemy.
- Restores Stamina when you deliver the killing blow to the enemy. (Will negate the immobilisation of Great Gamble, if the shot kills the target)
- Extends duration of attribute boosts applied to you. ('Such as weapon enchantments and stat boosts)
- Boosts the power of normal and magick shields.
- Extends duration of enemy holds.
- Slightly increases maximum item-carrying capacity.(Adds 10kg, stacks with the Fighter augment Sinew)
- Increases maximum item-carrying capacity.(Adds 20kg, identical to the Fighter augment Sinew and stacks with Sinew as well)
- Boosts movement speed while casting spells. (Does not affect Magick Bow skills, or skills such as Spellscreen, Blearing or Mystic Knight Sigils)
- Prevents wind from affecting mobility. (Identical to the Ranger augment Stability )
- In normal play, there seems to be no luck involved with the results of purification; only the class of the Arisen and Main Pawn at the time of purification will affect the outcome the purified item.
- Pure Blue classes (Sorcerer/Mage) will yield items that can be used by classes that have a blue component (Sorcerer/Mage/Magick Archer/Mystic Knight).
- Pure Yellow classes (Strider/Ranger) will yield items that can be used by classes that have a yellow component (Strider/Ranger/Magick Archer/Assassin).
- Pure Red classes (Fighter/Warrior) will yield items that can be used by classes that have a red component (Fighter /Warrior /Mystic Knight/Assassin).
- If the Arisen is currently a Hybrid Class, then it opens up the possibility that the item produced will be usable by any of the classes associated with either color of the current class. This can affect the outcome of the item that is purified when the Arisen is playing as one of these classes when purification is requested by adding a random choice between the two Arisen's classes. For example:
- Assassin (Arisen: Red/Yellow) and Mage (Main Pawn: Blue) could result in a purified item from any class, as all the colors are represented at the time of purification.
- Assassin (Arisen: Red/Yellow) and Strider (Main Pawn: Yellow) could result in an item usable by any of the Red or Yellow classes (Strider/Ranger/Fighter/Warrior/Mystic Knight/Magick Archer).
- Mystic Knight is red dominant (i.e., Fighter with a smaller scale of mage in it); Assassin is yellow dominant (i.e., Strider with a little bit of Fighter in it); and, last but not least, Magick Archer is blue dominant (i.e., Mage with a little bit of Strider in it).
- If players save a Checkpoint by resting at the Bench near Olra before seeking Purification, then they can choose to "Restart from last Checkpoint" if they do not like the outcome of the purification. They can then change their class and the class of their Main Pawn before requesting another Purification. Godsbane can also be used to reload from a previous save. Video example.
- Gifting cursed items to pawns is the only way to share Bitterblack weapons and armor. All rules above apply to the recipient. The purified item is determined by the vocation of the Arisen and main pawn who request the purification; the item will be 're-rolled' ONCE when gifted or traded, so there is no guarantee that the item will have the same purification results when gifted/traded away. If that item returns to the first player (last in, first out), it will not have changed.
- Bonus Enhancements can differ from one vocation group to another:
- A Grave Mantle, for example, can give a slight restorative effect on pawns while Traitor's Armor purified from the same item may provide health recovery for the one who wears it.
- The "blue" (Sorcerer/Mage) armors seem more likely to carry a different bonus enhancement than armor purified with the other vocations.