Dragon’s Dogma 2 – Claw Them Into Shape Quest Guide

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You’ll meet many NPCs in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Some of them provide quests and, as you’ll find out later, additional bonuses. One, in particular, is encountered quite early in the campaign. Here’s our guide on how to complete Beren’s quest chain, Claw Them Into Shape, in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

How to complete Beren’s quest in Dragon’s Dogma 2 – Claw Them Into Shape

Beren is a veteran Warrior who’s training recruits in the Borderwatch Outpost, a small settlement that you visit within the first hour of starting the campaign. While there’s no prompt for it at all, you might want to tackle a certain objective as soon as you’re able to.

Quest: Claw Them Into Shape

Where to find Beren

You’ll find Beren in an area called Moonglow Garden. To get there, follow the western road from Borderwatch Outpost, then turn north at the campsite near the bridge. A few meters past that, you should see a path that leads to a grassy area to the east.

Note that Beren only appears in this area at night. As such, you should rest at the campsite to pass the time.

In any case, speak with Beren and agree to help him with the Claw Them Into Shape quest in Dragon’s Dogma 2. This mission has several objectives:

  • Gather three swords.
  • Find a recruit.
  • Defeat Beren by pushing him out of bounds.

A map showing Beren’s location

Where to find swords

You need to give three swords to Beren to complete this step. Any one-handed sword will do, including relatively cheap ones that are purchased from vendors.

Where to find the recruit

You should meet a boy named Humphrey once you reach the capital of Vernworth. If you walk near the inn or Vocation Guild, he should approach you. Tell him about Beren, and he’ll be off to train with him.

Give the one-handed swords to Beren (left), and find him a willing recruit (right).

How to defeat Beren in a duel

Once you’ve completed the first two objectives, Beren will challenge you to a duel and you’ll automatically get teleported to the training area in the Borderwatch Outpost. Here’s what you need to do:

  • You have to push or throw Beren out of bounds. Try to avoid his attacks and wait for an opening. Once he’s been staggered, you can lift him up and throw him out of the circle.
  • If you get pushed outside, you’ll lose the fight, though the quest will still proceed to the next step.
  • If you just keep whacking Beren with attacks (i.e. just senselessly depleting his HP), he’ll get angry since you’re beating him senseless.

Once the duel is over, you’re told that Goblins are attacking the vicinity. Follow Beren and his recruit and take out the hostiles. Upon reaching the end of the pathway, a soldier tells you that a Cyclops has wounded some troops. This mishap causes Beren’s dismissal from the outpost, but that’s not the end of this arc.

Avoid Beren’s devastating two-handed blows, and wait for an opening to strike.

Quest: Beren’s Final Lesson

Wait or sleep to let time pass, then return to Moonglow Garden at night. Beren will be there waiting for you. He wants to get revenge on the Cyclops that injured his troops. The task now is to head to the marked location to defeat this monstrous creature.

If you’ve advanced further into the campaign, then there’s really nothing to worry about since the Cyclops is the weakest among all elite monsters. However, if you feel underleveled or undergeared, your best bet is to switch to the Archer vocation. This allows you to shoot its eye, its weak spot, from further away.

Once the boss has been defeated, return to Beren in Moonglow Garden (let time pass by as usual). He’ll leave the region for good, but he’ll relocate to another area.

Finish off the Cyclops–it’s an eye for an eye.

Beren’s new location: Checkpoint Rest Town

Now that you’ve finished Beren’s quests in Dragon’s Dogma 2, all that’s left is to visit him in his childhood home, which is located past the large gate in Checkpoint Rest Town. Here’s how you can get there:

  • Complete the main quest objectives in Vernworth–i.e. Caged Magistrate, Masquerade/Stolen Throne, and others–until such time that Commander Brant tells you to head to Bakbattahl. Brant will give you a permit for safe passage.
  • Ride the Oxcart in the western part of Vernworth, which takes you to Checkpoint Rest Town.
  • At Checkpoint Rest Town, the guard at the main gate won’t let you pass (as a human character) since the permit is for Beastren only. As such, you have to purchase a Beastren Mask from vendors.
  • Wear the Beastren Mask and go through the gate. Just a short distance from the inn, you’ll find Beren’s childhood home, where he now resides.

If you’re a human character, you need the Beastren Mask to pass through the Checkpoint Rest Town gate.

With all the help you’ve provided, Beren will be glad to reward you with the ultimate technique for Warriors. In any case, that’s all you need to know about Claw Them Into Shape and Beren’s quests in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Fierce foes and loyal companions await you as you journey onward in Dragon’s Dogma 2. For other tips and strategies, you can visit our guides hub.