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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Beginners Guide – Nintendo Switch Tips & Tricks

Tips for new players, if you want to put your hands on the game then read this first.

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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen beginners guide for Nintendo Switch will help you to understand a lot about the game if you are entering into the fantasy world for the first time. There are many tips we had added in this guide that will tell you about customization, vocations, combat, pawn, etc. If you had never played Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen before, then you must know the game features adventurer who can be assisted by AI Pawns to slay down monsters and dragons. In this Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen beginners guide we had added an all-important aspect of the game you must know before you start.

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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Beginners Guide For Switch Players

How Character Customization Affects The Gameplay?

In Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen customizing your character will have some impact on your gameplay. For example, if your character is small then your stamina recovery is faster, and you can easily pass through tiny passages. They are weak on the basis of running, due to smaller size they cannot run fast and can be an easy target. Also due to smaller size their melee range is also reduced and the same impacts the inventory storage. If you focus on creating a bigger character then you have more strength so try to get a mix of best character customization, this will impact your survival in the game.

What Is Rift Stones?

They are the portals that take you into the Rift. You can interact with Rift Stones to summon new pawns in Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen.

What Is Pawn?

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As the main player, you will be in charge of Pawn, a group of magical beings who look like a human. They lack human emotions and will follow you till death. After learning about Riftsones you can create Pawns. Once created the Pawn will be with you till the end of the game, you can modify its level and character attributes like the body, gender, etc. You can also modify your and your pawns vocation. There are two types of Pawn, Main Pawn that will be with you always and Support Pawn. You can summon Support Pawn through Rift Stones. When the Main Pawn is fighting let it follow its own way of attacks. If you keep issuing commands then it might affect its capability later in the game.

What Is Vocation?

Character classes in Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is called a Vocations, it is a way you can alter your gameplay style with weapons. The game allows to switch vocation between your character and pawn, you will need enough Discipline Points to do this. The same is used to unlock Vocations. You can increase Vocation ranks by using augments, it is best to max vocation rank. There are nine different sets of vocations, and each has its own strength, weakness and skill sets. You are free to choose any vocation while your main Pawn is limited to Basic and Advance Vocations. Swap Vocation frequently to boost stats. Try testing different one, don’t rely on a single one. Remember your Pawn’s vocation matters more than yours.

What Is are Basic, Advance and Hybrid Vocations?

Fighter, Mage, and Strider are Basic Vocations. Warrior, Sorcerer, and Ranger are Advance Vocations and Mystic Knight, Magic Archer and Assassin are Hybrid Vocations.

How To Craft?

You can combine two items to build a new one, for example, Rock and Clean Cloth will give you Absorbent Rag. Beech Branch and Throwblast will give you 15 blast arrows. Sconce and rock will give you Dragons spit. So you have to gather items and use them to craft necessary items.

Is Exploration Necessary?

Exploration will unlock rewards for you, there are tons of places to search. You have to check the settlements, corners, pillars, if possible don’t leave anything. There are many rewards you will miss if you just pass on without looking around properly. Try to search on high points, top of roofs and mountains or pillars.

Avoid Enemies In Night?

Well, this might sound very basic but avoid attacking monsters in the night, they are more powerful. It is better to stay back and wait for the morning, you will have enough light to spot monsters and higher visibility will also boost your attacks.

What Are Enhancement?

You can upgrade weapons and armor using Enhancements, there are three levels for each. You can upgrade them to the max to get stat boosts. Visit the Blacksmith and select Enhance to upgrade weapons and armors.

Are There Any Merchants?

Yes, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen has merchants in the game they are located in Everfall. You can purchase weapons, armors, materials, etc.

Play Limited Side-Quest from Mission boards?

You will see different mission boards in the game and they will unlock side-quests. Well, it is not really necessary to play each of them. Some of them are not carrying good rewards, read the requirements and avoid that consume times. Focus more on the Main Quest.

Along with all the basic tips also remember that you have to replace your weapons if you see your damage are low. Focus on upgrading them with time, it will help you to counter attack enemies defense and earn higher damage. It will reduce your struggle to kill them.

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