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