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For the assassin named Phantom, see Nameless Terror.
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Phantom is a Ghostly enemy in Dragon's Dogma.

Overview

Phantoms are Ghosts commonly found in Gransys. They appear during the night and in ominous places like underground dungeons. Phantoms will cling onto their victims, affect their movement and drain their health rapidly. Pawns slain by Phantoms in this manner cannot be revived by the Arisen, become forfeit and must be re-hired from a Riftstone.

Type
Ghost
Experience
gained
Base Experience of 380

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

Location

Gransys


Bitterblack Isle

Items
Quests

Stats

Stats Health Attack Defense Magick
Attack
Magick
Defense
Weight
1,000 1 100 200 150 incorporeal
Relative
Damage
Taken
Slash Bash FIRE BASED
Fire
ICE BASED
Ice
LIGHTNING BASED
Thunder
HOLY BASED
Holy
DARK BASED
Dark
resistant § resistant § 100% 100% 100% 350% 50%
Sources: Dragon's Dogma - ドラゴンズドグマ & Dark Arisen (www10.atwiki.jp), the 'Dragon's Dogma Signature Series Guide' and in-game testing.
  • § Except when possessing a victim

Attacks

Attack Type Description
Light Possession Spec Grabs onto a target's head, and drains small amounts of health for around half a minute afore leaving its host. Whilst possessing an ally, the ghost is vulnerable to physical attacks.

Whilst in possession of a host, the ghost restores its health.

Heavy Possession Spec Grabs onto the head and upper body of a target, and drains large amounts of health every few seconds until its host dies. Whilst possessing a host, the ghost is vulnerable to physical attacks.

The amount of damage done appears related to the host's core stats of strength, magick, and or defense, and is not mitigated by elemental or possession resistances, or by magick defense.

Fade Spec The Phantom will fade out of this plane to avoid damage for a time. When it reappears, it will be where it was before.
Floating Charge Spec This is the primary mode of moving. It will rush at targets, staggering and potentially causing Silence.
Ghostly Discharge Spec Starts pulsating, increases in size and eventually discharges, causing stagger and may inflict Silence to anyone near it.

Tactics

  • Pawns whose health is reduced to zero by the possession attacks are returned to the Rift immediately and cannot be revived.
    • The Legion's Might staff can't revive pawns slain by ghosts in this manner.
  • Whilst under the influence of ghosts, Pawns will not use healing curatives.
  • Vulnerable to magick attacks. 
  • Weak against Holy magick, and holy weapon enchantments.
  • Vulnerable to physical attacks when they possess allies.
  • A Phantom's hold on a pawn can also be ended by grabbing and carrying the pawn.
  • When adventuring solo, a ghost's possession attack may sometimes be broken physically by throwing an item, or by throwing an explosive against a nearby wall.
  • Resistant to Great Sacrifice if directly hit.

Pawn Bestiary Knowledge

  • Weak to Holy
  • Witness a possession and free the possessed

Enemy specific:

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

More information can be found on the Bestiary page.

Pawn Chatter

"Swords are useless!"
"An ally's blow will dislodge the ghost!"
"A forsaken soul floats in the air!"
"It grows with the life it steals!"
"Phantoms release their hosts when attacked!"
"Call for help if a phantom takes hold."
"It grew!?"

Notes

  • The amount of damage done by their heavy possession attack seems roughly equivalent to either the core strength or defense of the host - usually a little more.
  • Melee attacks are ineffective - unenchanted weapons may inflict a very small amount of damage, less than 10hp.
  • Usually appear in groups of three or more.

Other ghost creatures