how to knock down ladders

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Critical thinking.

Many areas in Dragon’s Dogma 2 require you to think a little outside the box to access. That includes various locations that are only accessible by knocking down ladders, which isn’t always as obvious as it sounds. Finding a ladder that you’ve already gone past or can’t access might seem impossible at first, but there are a few ways to handle them. Here’s how to knock down ladders in Dragon’s Dogma 2 if you’re unsure.

Knock Down Rope Ladders in Dragon’s Dogma 2

First things first, the actual mechanic of lowering a ladder: to lower a ladder for your pawns, simply approach it and hold ‘B’ on Xbox or ‘Circle’ on PlayStation.

However, if the ladder is yet to be reached, and you find yourself stumped trying to close the distance, there are a couple ways to do so:

  • Try a running jump to grasp the ledge, using R2/RT for an extra midair boost if necessary.
  • Magick users can double-tap ‘A’ on Xbox or ‘X’ on PlayStation activates Levitate, allowing them to float across.
  • For those using in the Mystic Spearhand vocation, Dragoun’s Foin offers an instant aerial traverse to cover long distances.

How to Get Pawns to Lower Rope Ladders in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Ok, now this might seem a little crazy, but hear us out. You can throw pawns! If you’re separated from a ladder by a chasm, all you need to do is pick up a pawn and throw them across:

Just walk up to a pawn, press ‘R2’ or ‘RT’ to grab them, then hold ‘R1’ or ‘RB’ to aim and throw them across the gap.

It’s worth noting, though, that if the pawn you decide to use for this acrobatic feat is borrowed from the rift, a generous gift might be in order as a token of appreciation for their, shall we say, unexpected flight.

On the other hand, using your own pawn for this task can strengthen your bond, potentially aiding in later challenges such as solving the enigmatic sphinx riddle.

Like we said, knocking down ladders in Dragon’s Dogma 2 sometimes requires a bit of outside-the-box thinking!