Should You Help Isaac With His Ritual in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

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Dragon's Dogma 2 Screenshot featuring Isaac, the main NPC of the 'Short-Sighted Ambition' side quest.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 (DD2) presents you with numerous choices and dilemmas as The Arisen, where each decision can significantly impact the fate of characters you encounter. One such dilemma arises during the ‘Short-Sighted Ambition’ side quest in Bakbattahl, where Isaac seeks your assistance to complete his ritual. This guide explores the choices available to you and the outcomes associated with each, helping you decide whether to aid Isaac or sabotage his ritual.

(Spoilers ahead!)

DD2: Help Isaac or Sabotage His Ritual in Short-Sighted Ambition?

You have two ways to approach this side quest in Dragon’s Dogma 2:

  1. Purchase the authentic ‘On the Transference of Souls 2’ grimoire from Ibrahim’s Scrap Store and deliver it to Isaac as requested.
  2. After buying the original article, request Ibrahim to forge a fake copy (On the Transit of Souls 2) and give it to Isaac, preventing him from completing his ritual.
Screenshot pointing out the fake and genuine copies of the 'On the Transit of Souls 2' grimoire.

Choosing the first option results in what could be considered the “bad” ending for the side quest. Isaac’s wife and daughter are tragically transformed into sand, leaving him unable to cope with the consequences of his actions. Regardless of the outcome, however, assisting Isaac rewards you with 3,000 XP and the Ring of Disfavor, which may prove useful in certain situations.

Opting for the second option leads to a considerably more pleasant outcome. No lives are lost, and Isaac abandons his perilous ambitions. By honoring Isaac’s family’s wishes and sabotaging the ritual, receive 3,000 XP and 16,000 Gold, marking the completion of the quest. Later, returning to Isaac’s store the next day, the first volume of the ‘On the Transference of Souls’ becomes available for purchase. Buying this volume completes the set, allowing you to combine the two volumes in your inventory to create a grimoire that unlocks the ‘Celestial Paean’ Mage spell.

That’s everything you need to know to make an informed decision in the ‘Short-Sighted Ambition’ quest in Dragon’s Dogma 2!

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