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Gargoyle is a Enemy in Dragon's Dogma


Gargoyles are winged creatures that inhabit the more dangerous areas of Gransys. Their bodies are stone or rock like in nature and are most resistant to physical attacks.

They attack by grabbing and stabbing their prey with their tail, which has a chance to cause Petrification and death if not immediately treated.



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2 Gargoyles spawn just outside of Gran Soren's south gate every 10 days.


Attack Type Description
Dive[1] Phys Dives at you from the sky.
Grab and Impale Phys/Status

Will grab you and then stab you with its tail, which causes petrification if not cured.

  1. The Dive attack will kill the Arisen instantly if he/she does not have 100 total in armor. Adventurers with equipment below this value should use caution when confronting a Gargoyle.


Gargoyles are weak to both Lightning and Holy.

  • Strong against Dark element spells. High Maelstrom will inflict limited damage.
  • Use a ranged attack to knock one out of the sky.
  • Blunt weapons seem to be the most effective physical means of inflicting damage -once grounded they can be grappled.
  • Be very careful when fighting multiple Gargoyles at once, since they can work in tandem and can effectively juggle anyone they strike if they attack one after the other, each knocking the unfortunate player or pawn up a little bit higher.

Vocation-specific tactics

Pawn Bestiary Knowledge

For full information, refer to the Pawn Bestiary Knowledge page or the according section on the Harpy page.

Enemy specific:

In addition to witnessing these techniques, it is necessary for Pawns to participate in killing 50 Gargoyles either with their own Arisen or while travelling with others.

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