Ward of Regret
Ward of Regret is a location in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen.
The Ward of Regret is an area located on
Bitterblack Isle. It connects the Midnight Helix and Duskmoon Tower.
There is a broken
Riftstone in the southern area behind some gates which may be restored for 3,500 Rift Crystals.
Initially the area around the Riftstone with a quarter circle ground plan is inhabited by
Giant Undead, with Skeleton Lords within the locked chambers, as well as a pair of Skeleton Sorcerers. Further in the path along wooden boards over the underground water reservoir has a chest that has become the permanent residence of a Maneater.
A broken wall and rough tunnel leads further into the area, with an alternative shortcut that is initially locked via a lever operated barred gate (marked on the in-game map with an "!"). The short tunnel is infested with
Giant Bats, and the room leading to the shortcut by Spiders.
Entry to the shortcut, high on the far wall via wooden scaffolding, with stacked barrels allowing even a fighter to access it.
The shortcut must be unlocked from the far side, and requires a high leap.
Climbing tall creatures, levitate, Double Vault, or Barrel stacking may all help.
The further part of the ward is home to a troop of
Skeletons led by a Skeleton Brute, and two further groups of Giant Undead and Skeleton Lords.
The exit room leading to the
Midnight Helix contains several Hanging Bodies, and usually a few undead and spellcasting skeletons.
Elder Ogre may occasionally appear in the passages here if the remains of other creatures attract it.
Post-Daimon the area becomes home to: several
Skeleton Brutes, Poisoned Undead and a Golden Knight / Silver Knight pair or Banshees, Specters, Wraith, Poisoned Undead and Living Armor. Death may also appear.
For chest locations and contents see the map and table below.
Macabre Sculpture can be found here.
Gatherable items include
Bitterblack Weapon Lv.1, Bitterblack Gear Lv.2, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.3, as well as a Dalmatica, or a Laurel Circlet from a Weapon/Armor Pile. Items found lying around include Airtight Flask, and Staminal Drench; whilst items found in breakable items such as crates include Demon's Periapt, Interventive, Coin Purse of Charity, Moldy Carrot, and Rusted Daggers.
Crimplecaps grow here, and minable ore deposits may yield Lava Rock, Hunk of Platinum, Alluvial Yore-Ore, and Copper Ore.
Rift Cluster, Sight Earring, Fulgurous Lord Tome
Pre-Daimon : Feral Cape, Triple Tooth
Bitterblack Weapon Lv.1, Bitterblack Weapon Lv.2, Rift Bicrystal
Pre-Daimon : Bitterblack Gear Lv.1, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1, Ogre Bone, Rift Bicrystal
Bitterblack Gear Lv.3, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.3
Pre-Daimon : Auspicious Incense, Bardiche Daggers, Oak Leaf Oil, Ogre Bone, Red Leather Glove, Giant Coin Pouch
Rift Bicrystal, Bitterblack Gear Lv.1
Bitterblack Gear Lv.1, Wizard's Helm, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.2, Dalmatica
Sight Earring, Shackle, Rift Bicrystal, Rift Cluster, Fulgurous Lord Tome
Pre-Daimon : Skeleton Key, Giant Coin Pouch (after Skeleton Key has been acquired)
Oak Leaf Oil, Brigandine Jerkin, Ogre Bone, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1
Secret Softener, Fulgurous Lord Tome, Rift Crystal, Panacea
Rift Cluster, Bitterblack Gear Lv.3 (uncommon)
Rift Bicrystal Pre-Daimon : Bitterblack Gear Lv.1, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1
Bitterblack Novelty Lv.3, Bitterblack Gear Lv.3
Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1, Fluted Bow, Orilux Shield
Bitterblack Novelty Lv.2
Rift Crystal, Secret Softener
Fulgurous Lord Tome, Rift Cluster
Pauldron, Seeker Tights, Goddess Cameo, Balmy Incense
Balmy Perfume, Bitterblack Gear Lv.1
Pre-Daimon : Trooper Outfit, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1
Auspicious Incense, Rift Bicrystal
Pre-Daimon : Foreign Waistguard, Ring of Amethyst, Sight Earring, Liftstone
Barbarian Chief's Helm, Platinum Ring, Rift Polycrystal, Rift Bicrystal, Extrinsic Waistguard
Liftstone, Foreign Medicament, Surging Light Tome
Bitterblack Gear Lv.1, Panacea
Pre-Daimon : Foreign Waistguard, Liftstone, Ring of Amethyst, Sight Earring
Rift Bicrystal, Barbarian Chief's Helm, Platinum Ring, Extrinsic Waistguard
Pre-Daimon : Ogre Bone, Oak Leaf Oil, Red Leather Glove, Bardiche Daggers, Giant Coin Pouch
Burnished Bracers, Gleaming Bangles, Dignified Earring, Lordly Tonic, Rift Bicrystal
Pre-Daimon : Feral Cape, Triple Tooth, Rift Crystal
Rift Cluster, Bitterblack Weapon Lv.1, Bitterblack Weapon Lv.2, Rift Bicrystal
Except where noted, items can be expected to be obtained at any time.
† Requires a
Skeleton Key to open