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Trading and Gifting

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Trading and Gifting is the concept of trading or giving desired Items, Weapons, and Armor from one player to another player by use of Pawns in the pawn community. Using this process allows one to acquire common items, rare loot, Ur-Dragon drops, etc.

  • Please note: Not all items are tradable. Please refer to the below section for more details.

Trading/Gifting Process Walkthrough

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Step 1 ~ Send a Friend Request

  • This is recommended. In the case the user’s pawn is a higher level than the player, this eliminates having to purchase the player’s pawn with Rift Crystals. Being friends can also be beneficial to the player and the new friend as forms of communication to complete the trade.

Step 2 ~ Locate the Pawn

  • Locating the pawn is done using the Rift Stone inside the Rift. Using the search feature, the player can locate the pawn in which they want to trade with. Using the "Friend List" search to locate pawns is a common way, or searching by other categories.

Trading and Gifting (Items)

Step 1 ~ Enlist the Pawn

  • In order to gift the item, the player must enlist the pawn to their party.

Step 2 ~ Release the Pawn

  • Releasing the pawn will allow the player to choose a gift for their master during departure. Usually, it is possible to enlist and release the pawn in the same visit inside the Rift. If it does not pull up the gift window, simply leave the rift and re-enter.

Step 3 ~ Gift the Pawn

  • Choose which item to give to the pawn. Upon gifting, the system will release them from the party.

Step 4 ~ Rest at the Inn

  • This will allow the server to refresh and update the trade.

Trading and Gifting (Armor and Weapons)

Step 1 ~ Identify the Pawn’s Vocation

  • This is an important step when trading Armor and Weapons. Some Weapons and Armor are only equippable by certain vocations. If the player is about to trade, be sure the item is usable by the pawn being recruited before enlisting them. Vocations can be determined in the search function of the Rift using the Rift Stone.
  • Note: Any equipment that only Hybrid Vocations can equip cannot be traded or gifted. An example would be trying to trade a Lustrous Greatshield that only a Mystic Knight can use.

Step 2 ~ Enlist the Pawn

  • In order to equip items to pawns, they must be enlisted to the player's party.

Step 3 ~ Leave the Rift

  • Exit the Rift to begin the equipping process.

Step 4 ~ Equip the Pawn

In order to send armor and weapons as a trade or gift. It has to be physically equipped to the pawn.

(1) Choose to give the desired equipment to the pawn.


(2) Choose to equip the pawn with the equipment that is going to be traded/gifted.


(3) Once equipped, a message warning will pop up. Choose Yes to proceed or No to cancel the trade.


Step 4 ~ Release the Pawn

  • Go back into the Rift and release the pawn. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP! This step is often missed and a common problem that hangs up a lot trades.

Step 5 ~ Rest at the Inn

  • This will allow the server to refresh and update the trade.

Item Trading Restrictions

The following items cannot be traded:

  • Weapons specific to Hybrid vocations as Pawns can't equip them.
  • Purified Bitterblack Weapons and Armors. (Cursed items can still be traded, however the outcome of the purification is random to each player)
  • Items that have been Rarified.
  • All Rings from Dark Arisen with the exception of the Savior Ring.
  • Some relatively strong items (second and third strongest items in their respective category):
  • All the weapons that were formerly the strongest of their category in the original Dragon's Dogma (for example, Savage Fang).


  • Gifting Quest Items incur no penalty to the sender as they will reappear in the Black Cat's inventory.
  • Using the gifting system in this game for a trading situation relies on an honor system. Unfortunately, the game does not provide a secure trading system. It’s easy for the person trading with to scam the player and uphold their end of the bargain. Be sure to be prepared to lose sent equipment.
  • Backing up saves, trading, and restoring the backup file, after the trade, to prevent losing equipment will get players banned. Capcom’s server will pick-up on this. Once banned, all attempted gifts will turn into rocks. Ban length can last from 24 to 72 hours; it can be permanent. A banned GT/PSN will also earn no RC.
  • There have been instances of equipment and items failing and turning into rocks when sent. Again, be sure to be prepared to lose sent equipment.
  • Delivering more than 10 items at one time will exceed the server capacity for stored rents resulting in items lost (for both players), no Rift Crystal gain and a 3/3/3 review.

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