In Dragon's Dogma, there are large monsters that roam the lands, guard dungeons and pose a great threat to the people of Gransys. They often have several health bars, unleash powerful attacks and yield great rewards when slain. A common and unique weakness of these monsters is the ability for characters to grab hold and climb on them, being able to attack their bodies and avoid direct damage, as well as weigh them down and distract them so allies can make a concerted attack. Of course, some Monsters will react to this tactic by trying to shake you off, grab you or crush you against the ground. Battles with these dangerous enemies often take the form of encounters in the wild, or as Boss Fights in dungeons.