all dragon's dogma 2 riddles and solutions

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Head scratcher.

If you’re a veteran of the franchise then you’ll remember the Sphinx well! She’s been redesigned in Dragon’s Dogma 2, and with all-new riddles to solve. As you’d expect, they aren’t especially easy, so we’ve compiled a list of solutions to all the riddles if you’re struggling to work them out.

Before journeying to the Sphinx, it’s advisable to be approximately level 20 and have a mage in your party. To reach the Sphinx, start by taking an Oxcart on the West side of Vernworth to the Checkpoint Rest Town. Once there, follow the outlined yellow path to encounter an NPC and accept their escort quest. Proceed through a wrecked castle, defeat a Cyclops, and navigate through caves until reaching an open area where a Golem must be defeated. Ascend a flight of stairs to find the Sphinx and the chests behind it. You can use our interactive map page to help you locate the Sphnix.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Sphinx Riddle Solutions

Ok, let’s break down how to solve the Dragon’s Dogma 2 riddles, and get your hands on the sweet loot that will come from doing so.

1. Riddle of Eyes

Solution: Our eyes are our allies, yet oft do they betray, for eyes tell lies, so I advise, and then do lead astray.

Yet how will your eyes advise you? Venture through yonder door, and retrieve that which is of greatest value.

Answer: Sealing Phial
Reward: Full Wakestone

2. Riddle of Madness

Solution: Love is as twin to madness, they say. They are bound fast, as night is to day.

So bring forth your most beloved to me, that I might gauge the depths of your insanity.

Answer: Place your Main Pawn (or all 3) on the pedestal (Pick them up) and Answer Yes
Reward: Portcrystal

3. Riddle of Wisdom

Solution: The parent knows the child, yet the reverse is far from true. The child knows the parent: such is the parent’s due.

I am a lost child; for kinship do I yearn.

So bring to me my “Parent,” that I might better learn.

Answer: SphinxMother and SphinxFather
Reward: 1200 RC

4. Riddle of Conviction

Solution: Life is an enigma-a lender of mortal debt. Yet lighter pack makes fleeter foot and challenge nibly met.

So grant to me what you most prize, and thence elude your ponderous demise.

Answer: Portcrystal (Or high tier item)
Reward: Portcrystal (Or whatever you choose to give)

5. Riddle of Rumination

Solution: Seeker’s Tokens are treasures indeed: keepsakes of a fondly remembered journey.

Yet where was it that you found your first? Retrace your steps, if you can – you might make a new discovery.

Answer: Finder’s Token
Reward: Ferrystone x3

Riddle of Reunion

Solution: It flies southwest, to the Frontier Shrine location. While you can go there manually, we’d recommend climbing onto her back.

Climbing on will take you directly to the Frontier Shrine — just make sure to let go occasionally while standing on top of Sphinx to regain Stamina.

Answer: Simply arriving at the Frontier Shrine is enough to complete this riddle.
Reward: 100,000 Gold

Sphinx Riddles Part 2

After completing the 5 Riddles above, the Sphinx will offer you a new challenge, the Riddle of Reunion. She’ll fly off, and you’ve got a new set of riddles to solve.

Riddle of Differentiation

Solution: The Sphinx will show you an NPC, and ask you to find this person out in the world. Despite her instructions, she specifically wants you to bring them to her, rather than just find them.

Answer: NPC named Dante
Reward: Whimsical Daydream (Trickster weapon)

Riddle of Recollection

Solution: For this one, you must place down statues onto the pedestal, based on how many riddles you’ve successfully completed.

Answer: Place statues based on how many riddles you’ve completed
Reward: Unmaking Arrow (instantly kills almost anything)

Riddle of Futility

Solution: You must take a fragile pot all the way to Battahl and give it to an NPC named Maurits.

Answer: Take Maurits to the pot
Reward: Eternal Bond (ring that makes NPC gain friendship more quickly)

Riddle of Contest

Solution: You’re tasked with fighting a single soldier. However, you’re also given a ring that causes all of your attacks to do nearly no damage (though the rest of your stats are fine).

Answer: Throw the guard off the cliff
Reward: Ring of Ambition (slight experience gain)

After completing this second set of riddles, 10 riddles in all, the Sphinx will then attempt to fly away during your next interaction. However, you can quickly defeat her to claim the key needed for the large gold chest.

Killing the Sphinx in Dragon’s Dogma 2 isn’t an easy task, as it will usually leave if you attack it normally. However, you do have a brief chance to slay it and obtain the reward from the large golden chest.

You can beat the Sphinx, but the result is still the same, she flies away. For this, you’ll need to be an Archer (even Vocation Level 1 is fine) and equip the Unmaking Arrow you get during the riddles. Quickly Equip the Arrow after the dialogue, and switch to steady shot and point towards the area behind you – as the Sphinx attempts to fly away after completing the second set of riddles, shoot her with the arrow.

She’ll congratulate you, before perishing and leaving behind lots of Gold sacks.

That wraps up everything you should need to solve the Dragon’s Dogma 2 riddles.