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DAIMON

"Slave to a broken order... dare you look upon the truth?"  

-Daimon's Awakened Form

Daimon is the final boss in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen. He is located in the deepest level of the Bitterblack Isle dungeon. 

The Daimon is an Arisen from an age long past, who refused the choice given to him by the Dragon. In return, the Dragon transformed him into this foul creature gone mad with despair at the loss of his pawn lover.   

It is believed this evil entity was born out of the past Arisen's hatred towards the destiny imposed to him. This monster nurtured from these ill thoughts for centuries, feeding itself from its host as well as the unfortunate Arisens who met their doom in this dungeon. The only thing he needed to be free was someone powerful enough to separate him from Daimon, allowing it to become an independent being. It is the reason why Bitterblack island is still covered in an ominous shroud and the stench of death continues to loom all over the place.

Its true strength is unknown.

Given the amount of corrupted thoughts it has consumed, it could be depicted as the embodiment of mankind's chaos; human's desire to end the infinite cycle.


DescriptionEdit

Despite its size and bulk, Daimon is a powerful and agile fighter with potent spell casting and brute force. He will use tactics to lure the party into disarray, which makes him a tough opponent. He is resilient to physical and magical attacks; his head is his weakest spot. Halfway through battle, Daimon will begin to alter his rhythm, casting deadly combinations of magic that may deal serious damage to the Arisen and Pawns. He performs his special move more than once during battle which can drastically change the course of the battle.

Information and StatsEdit

General InfoEdit

Type Monster / Boss
Experience gained

Total Base Exp of 360,000 (Easy/Normal Mode)

  • Base Exp for First Form of 160,000
  • Base Exp for Awakened Form of 200,000


Total Base Exp of 720,000 (Hard Mode)

  • Base Exp for First Form of 320,000
  • Base Exp for Awakened Form of 400,000


Can be more or less depending on a few factors such as:

Location


Daimon's First FormEdit

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Daimon in his First Form.

When first approached, The Fallen City carries an eerie quietness within its inner limits. As the Arisen travels through it, there's little danger of enemy attack. At the end of the City is a large door, behind which Daimon waits. Once the door is opened, Arisens are prohibited from leaving and cannot use a Liftstone to exit. Daimon must be defeated in order to leave or choose to return to the player's last checkpoint save. Once Daimon is defeated, many significant changes are made throughout Bitterblack Isle, including enemy spawn locations and loot from chests.

Note: Entering Daimon's chamber and then exiting after the initial story-line defeat will cause enemies to spawn in the City, including Corrupted Pawns and Strigoi. Bloodred Crystals and Strigoi Barb crafting components can be found here.

Daimon's Awakened/Second FormEdit

Entering the Sanctum after unlocking the whole of Bitterblack Isle, the voice of Daimon appears to be more ominous. As the battle continues for a second time, it appears as though the fight is identical to that of the first encounter, or so it would seem... Once Daimon's hit points are depleted instead of a victory, a second form is created within Daimon.

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Daimon in his Awakened Form.

Daimon's second form shows up after resonating with the Arisen's heart.
A head sprouts and takes form out of Daimon's main body. Its new head resembles that of The Dragon but deformation has given it an eerily human shape. Barroch defines it as something grievous and dark which bears a stink worse than the dragon itself. In this Awakened Form, the battle becomes more profound. He is very resilient to and uses various magical attacks of greater potency. The difficulty of Daimon's second form can abated as the Arisen and Pawns become higher leveled with powerful skills and are better equipped.


AttacksEdit

Attack Type Description
First Form
Fist of the Abyss Phys Lunges forth at targets, followed by a forceful punch.
Roundhouse Kick Phys Quickly kicks the target.
Charge Phys Charges at a target.
Death Grab Phys Charges forth at a target at frightening speed, grabs the foe and slams them down.
Dive Bomb Phys Quickly launches into the air and comes crashing down on targets, launching foes into the air. Usually follows Bolide.
Dodge Roll Spec Quickly dodge rolls behind the target, usually followed up with a Demon Punch.
Hate Cannon Mag Attacks with powerful magickal blasts that fire several projectiles of magick in a fountain formation at targets. This attack is capable of traveling across a large distance to strike a target.
Immolation Mag Quickly envelopes the caster's body in flames, knocking clinging targets off. Can cause Burning.
Rift Vortex Spec Quickly charges and slams the ground creating a vortex, slowly drawing in nearby targets. If the attack is fully completed, targets caught in it will be instantly killed or sent back to the Rift. Interrupting the attack prematurely will cause Daimon to be stunned for about 20 seconds and take increased damage. This attack specifically targets player and pawn Stamina.
Levin Mag Smites targets from above with a tongue of lightning. Causes Thundershock.
Grand Frigor Mag Generates many giant spires of ice from the ground at targets.
Ice Spikes Mag Fires Ice Spikes at targets in a broad sweep. Can be fired from either one hand or both hands.
Bolide Mag Calls forth meteors down from the heavens to land around the caster. Usually casts in conjunction with Dive Bomb.
High Seism Mag Shakes the earth, sending eruptions of stone high into the air, stunning and damaging foes over a wide area.
Awakened Form
Sweeping Claw Phys Extends claws at a frightening reach, attacking targets with a broad sweep capable of destroying nearby structures with ease. Uses one hand or both hands.
Bite Phys Charge one member of the party to bite and chew him with the dragon head on his torso. Will most likely kill the party member as damage output is very high.
Immolation Mag Quickly envelopes the caster's body in flames, knocking clinging targets off. Can cause Burning and Possession.
Abyssal Vortex Spec Daimon heads to the center of the room and slams into the ground, creating a massive vortex engulfing most of room for 15 seconds. This attack will quickly draw in unwary targets. Those who were unfortunate enough to be caught in the attack will be instantly killed or sent back to the Rift. This attack specifically affects the stamina of Arisen and pawns.
Grand Ingle Mag Looses multiple balls of fire that explode upon contact, engulfing both the target and surrounding foes. Can inflict Burning.
Grand Levin Mag Smites targets from above with a series of tongues of lightning. Causes Thundershock.
Grand Comestion Mag Rapidly casts a towering wall of flame. Can cause Burning. Known to quickly cast three in rapid succession.

Notes Edit

  • The Rotwood Depository entrance from Bitterblack Isle is the shortest way to Daimon, assuming the Arisen has already beaten Daimon's first form once and opened the shortcut from the Corridor of the Hallowed for the second time.
  • Daimon can be "farmed" indefinitely without the use of a bed or a resting bench, but a Portcrystal CANNOT be placed near the entrance of the fight.

Tactics (Offensive) Edit

  • Immune to Silence, Blindness and Torpor (second form only).
  • Vulnerable to Lowered Defense, Torpor (first form only), and Poison, and Tarred in oil.
  • At the start of the fight, a Goldforged Rusted Bow or Rusted Longbow is VERY effective against the first Daimon form to slow him down (Torpor) and poison him. You can then switch to another bow or climb him easily. The higher the enhancement of the bow, the greater the chance of inflicting Torpor and Poison.
  • Daimon's second form, however can be poisoned but NOT slowed down (Torpor) by a Rusted weapon.
  • Mystic Knights : Utilize the Great Cannon skill to deal considerable damage against his second form.
  • Mages and Sorcerers can find a bit of refuge on Daimon's "throne" or the broken pillar (the one which is broken at the start of the fight and won't disappear). Some physical attacks and attacks requiring a "clear line of fire" will be rendered ineffective at times allowing for slightly safer casting. The Miasma spell is handy for this situation.
  • Sorcerers: Use Focused Bolt along with the Ferocity Augment to deal massive damage when buffed with Demon's Periapts. Holy Affinity will also help tremendously.
  • Group stat boosters (such as Salomet's Secrets and Tagilus's Miracles) if used instead of Periapts, will multiply the entire party's attack and magick stats. Pawn damage will be increased accordingly in addition to the Arisen's, making the entire party more effective. These boosters also stack up to a maximum of 4x.

Tactics (Defensive) Edit

  • The safest to be in this fight is actually on the Daimon's back (both forms) ! Read the climbing tips above.
  • STAMINA is a crucial stat to watch in this fight, which will likely be a marathon. Skill spamming and climbing will quickly deplete the stamina bar and leave the Arisen vulnerable to Daimon's onslaught, particularly the Rift Vortex.
  • Bring Stamina curatives like Staminal Drench, Kept Sour Ambrosial Meat, Kept Giant Rank Fish, Kept Golden Eggs, Liquid Vims, Mushroom Potage, or Large Mushrooms to avoid falling off the Daimon's back from exhaustion.
  • Use the Athleticism (for evasive running), Arm-Strength (for climbing), Proficiency (for skill spamming), Endurance (+100 stamina) and Potential (+100 stamina) augments if the Arisen has a low stamina character build.
  • Daimon's signature ability, the Rift Vortex, will continuously draw the Arisen and the party towards it. Getting caught in the vortex will cause either death for the Arisen or send pawns back to the Rift (with no chance for revival). Luckily this attack can easily be interrupted by staggering him with focused attacks to the head. This will cause him to curl up into fetal position and hover mid-air close to the ground, momentarily vulnerable. Continuous attacks while he is in this state will stun him for about 20 seconds during which the party receives a damage bonus.
    • The Rift Vortex attack seems to be triggered by Daimon absorbing specific amounts of health loss, and not by losing a lot of health in a short amount of time. It generally triggers twice - first around when he has lost 3 dots (bars) of Health, and the second when he has 2 dots (3 bars) of Health left. If he is cut down to 3 dots of Health during the "stagger" period from being staggered during the first Vortex, then it triggers randomly.
    • The Awakened (second) Form version, the Abyssal Vortex, is incredibility deadly and usually spells defeat for pawns unless it is interrupted. It has a very large area of effect and will quickly deplete stamina as the party tries to run away from its epicenter.
  • Players can interrupt the Rift Vortex prematurely by striking the head as he initiates it.** Ranged Vocations, such as Striders and Assassins, can use a well placed Fracture Dart or Terrible Bend to end Daimon's Rift Vortex, respectively.
    • Melee Vocations can climb and cling on to the head when the Rift Vortex starts. Attacking will interrupt the attack, if enough damage is done.
      Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen Screenshot Vortex
  • If Daimon is very close to a wall before he is about to use his Rift Vortex then it is possible for him to phase through the walls and glitch with the attack. If this happens the suction effect will not occur. Only if the Arisen or pawns enter the circular field of the attack will they be damaged. It is an easy way to avoid letting the pawns die or using stamina curatives.
  • Also NOTE: Strider or Ranger Pawns will use Dodge Roll to smartly move away from the Rift Vortex attack, not depleting any stamina.
  • Daimon's hand will glow blue before he charges. His Death Grab is always made with his right hand and can be dodged by running towards his left arm. While not very damaging, avoiding it can help to conserve curatives. In Hard mode, this grab can be quite lethal like his other attacks.
  • The shots generated by Hate Cannon can be avoided by hiding behind the various pillars (not guaranteed), the rubble of them if they've been destroyed, by standing behind the rubble Daimon uses as a throne, or by standing directly beneath Daimon. Be forewarned that he can damage players upon landing.
  • Daimon is capable of casting Bolide and then perform the Dive Bomb attack at a target. This can cause targets to be launched into the air and then be continuously struck by the meteors.
  • Daimon is also capable of using an explosive version of Immolation for a brief moment so as to blast away any players climbing it. Shield-welding Vocations can avoid this by jumping straight into the air just before his arms are completely folded and holding the "Block" button. Once the Arisen "bounces" from blocking the impact, simply tap the "Grab" button to reattach to him.
  • Daimon's Awakened (second) Form is capable of rapidly casting a series of three Grand Comestions which can easily juggle, stagger players and/or apply the Burning debilitation.
  • A number of curatives can be found throughout the battlefield. A Wakestone and a Godly Analeptic can be found near the throne in case the situation demands it.

Tactics (Pawn-specific) Edit

  • Pawns can lend tremendous offensive contributions against Daimon's first form, but can be frustratingly useless against his second Awakened form (offensively), regardless of their inclination.
  • Against the second (Awakened) form, pawns may be more useful for support roles: healing, buffing, carrying supplies, and distracting the Daimon. A Mage pawn equipped with a Legion's Might staff can do all of the above without the Arisen needing to resurrect them when they die (the staff will auto-revive the equipped pawn). Unless they get sucked into the Rift Vortex, the pawn will reliably continue to support the Arisen throughout this epic battle, who can thus focus on offense against the Daimon.

RewardsEdit

Enemy Drops (Upon Defeat of Daimon)Edit

Treasure Chest Room (Upon Defeat of Daimon)Edit


DAIMONCHESTS

Chest #1

Chest #2

Chest #3

Chest #4

Note: Aside from Chest #2, all of the chests can contain Rift Crystals instead of what's listed above.

Quotes Edit

First Form

  • "I have raged, and wrought destruction."
  • "Naught shall remain."
  • "No paths lead hence."
  • "Repent the folly of ascribing meaning to the void."
  • "Fall, molder, and begone."
  • "Be cast into nothingness."
  • "With my every breath I cursed the eternal chain and all who would perpetuate it."
  • "But more than this, I have waited..."
  • "Waited for one with a will to outmatch my own, that they may break the bonds that hold me here."
  • "In hate's demise...freedom..."

Awakened Form

  • "Slave to a broken order...dare you look upon the truth?"
  • "I have seen the scattering of countless myriad souls...they gather and flow to become as the river of time, expanding to fill the firmament."
  • "What a base and trifling creature is man....yet at once he is the master of this empyreal flow, grand as all the heavens."
  • "I bid you, hone your spirit. Refine it. I shall await you in the crucible of souls."

Unique pawn quotes during Awakened Form

  • "A nightmare...tis a nightmare made real."
  • "Tis overwhelming...tis overwhelming!"
  • "Tis not the same creature...I sense the dragon!"

GalleryEdit

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