The Pilgrim's Gauntlet is a location in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen.


The Pilgrim's Gauntlet is an area in the labyrinth of Bitterblack Isle. A constant fire burns amongst ruins long forgotten. The layout of the area will be familiar to locations previously explored, being similar in architecture and design to other areas such as the Garden of Ignominy.

It can be accessed through the Fortress of Remembrance.


Cursed Dragon in the Pilgrim's Gauntlet

Cursed Dragon in the Pilgrim's Gauntlet

Players can use the scripted appearance of the Cursed Dragon to Dragonforge their equipment. Cursed Dragons offer a 40% chance to upgrade any zero star enhanced equipment, and a whopping 75% chance to Dragonforge any three star enhanced equipment.

A Maneater will hide in a chest in the entrance to the alcove that leads to the "Recollections of another Arisen" tablet.


The area is home to several Pyre Saurians, a number of Spiders, Giant Bats; Corrupted Pawns will allay the party in the first floor courtyard. On the first visit to the area, after picking up the Void Key, a Cursed Dragon will spawn in the first floor courtyard.

On subsequent visits, the party may encounter Giant Geo Saurians, a family of Cyclopes (one regular, one armored, one miniature), as well as further Corrupted Pawns, and a chance to battle yet another Cursed Dragon.


Post-Daimon, either Pyre Saurians, Hellhounds, Wraiths and a Firedrake or Pyre Saurians, Banshees, two Golems, and Sirens can be encountered. Additionally, Death may randomly appear.


A Void Key and two Macabre Sculptures are found here.

Useful items that can found include Bitterblack Gear Lv.1, and periapts from gather spots; and Large Coin Pouches, Harspud Sauce, and Demon's Periapts from breakable containers. Ore deposits often yield Hunk of Platinum.

For chests and their contents see the map and table below
Map The Pilgrim's Gauntlet


Chest Loot
1 Cloudwine, Pretty Stone, Sour Ambrosial Meat, Oak Leaf Oil
2 Foreign Medicament, Decoction of Bandlily, Staminal Drench
3 Wakestone Shard, Platinum Ring, Rift Bicrystal, Rift Cluster, Smother Sap, Balmy Perfume, Crimson Robe, Bitterblack Gear Lv.1

Post-Daimon: Auspicious Incense

4 Jewel of Vicissitude, Winter's Path Tome, Rancid Bait Meat

Post-Daimon: Jewel of Summoning

5 Wakestone Shard, Balmy Perfume, Rift Cluster, Platinum Ring, Smother Sap, Bitterblack Gear Lv.1, Crimson Robe
6 Stone-Moss Poultice, Balmy Incense, Giant Coin Pouch

Pre-Daimon : Bitterblack Gear Lv.2

7 Rift Polycrystal

Pre-Daimon : Bitterblack Weapon Lv.1 , Bitterblack Gear Lv.2

Post-Daimon : Bitterblack Gear Lv.3

8 Platinum Ring, Crimson Robe, Rift Cluster, Smother Sap, Balmy Perfume, Wakestone Shard, Rift Bicrystal

Pre-Daimon : Bitterblack Gear Lv.1

9 Staminal Drench, Decoction of Bandlily, Foreign Medicament
10 Oak Leaf Oil, Cloudwine, Pretty Stone, Sour Ambrosial Meat
11 Crimson Robe, Platinum Ring, Smother Sap, Rift Cluster, Balmy Perfume, Wakestone Shard

Pre-Daimon : Bitterblack Gear Lv.1

Post-Daimon: Fiendish Essence

12 Jewel of Summoning, Winter's Path Tome, Jewel of Vicissitude, Rancid Bait Meat, Monk's Periapt
13 Maneater (100% chance)
14 Bitterblack Gear Lv.2, Rift Polycrystal

Pre-Daimon : Bitterblack Weapon Lv.1

Post-Daimon : Bitterblack Gear Lv.3

Except where noted, items can be expected to be obtained at any time.


  • Rancid Bait Meat will summon a Cursed Dragon if placed in the courtyard in the middle of the first floor. If the Cursed Dragon does not immediately spawn, it will spawn upon leaving and reentering.