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How to stop Griffins from flying away in Dragon’s Dogma 2

I am so tired of these beasts ruining my day!

I enjoy almost every aspect of Dragon’s Dogma 2, except that one point where a Griffin kept flying away as I tried to kill it because my strikes were too slow. I did manage to bring the creature down, eventually. Along the way, I learned a better way to prevent Griffins from flying away in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

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Dragon’s Dogma 2: How to stop Griffins from flying away

Every time my party would do devastating damage, it would flee. Sometimes the Griffin would come back healed up, other times it would appear with the same health but angrier. After that, I became its rag doll. 

To avoid all that, you can’t face the Griffin head-on, or at least that’s what I felt I couldn’t do. But I think I found a consistent way to keep this creature from leaving. First, I would suggest you either find a stronger weapon based on your class or buy from any major city or town. Next, employ a Mage Pawn. If you already have one, then don’t worry about this step. 

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Lastly, make sure you’ve got potions to keep your health and stamina up. You’ll be dashing and getting hit often. The longer you last in a fight, the better.

Keeping the Griffin down

Once you have all that plus a Mage, head out and find the creature. When you find one that’s about to attack, go after the wings first. When the Griffin is close by, your Mage should start attacking it. To help the Mage be more effective, you and the other party members should land heavy blows till it crashes into a wall allowing the Mage to burn off like its wings. When the wings are gone, the Griffin can’t fly away

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While the creature is grounded, the fight doesn’t get any easier. My advice here would be to throw large boulders at it as well as hit it with any heavy attacks. Your Pawns should follow your lead on this part. Mixing these two mechanics can take the Griffin’s health down in chucks. 

If all goes well, the Griffin should go down with ease. 

While a strong weapon is best suited against a Griffin, it’s easier to buy them than to find one. This guide should help you locate all the weapon vendors in Dragon’s Dogma 2. 


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