Grim Dawn features a Faction system, which allows the player to take advantage of the reputation (and infamy) gained with the various npc groups of Cairn. A player can aid a faction by slaying their enemies or undertaking quests given out by the various NPCs of that faction. However, a player will only begin earning reputation with a faction from slaying monsters once they have completed an inital quest for that faction. Once a player has earned enough favor with a faction they will begin to unlock unique rewards such as discounts at vendors, access to previously inaccessible quests, and faction-only items.
Similarly, increasing reputation with enemy factions will see them become increasingly hostile, causing more powerful monsters to spawn.
Factions[edit | edit source]
There are a total of 11 Factions, with 7 friendly and 4 hostile. However, the player must eventually choose between the order of Death's Vigil and Kymon's Chosen, and the rejected group then also becomes an enemy faction.
|The Black Legion||Aetherials|
|Order of Death's Vigil|
Reputation Tiers[edit | edit source]
There are 9 tiers of reputation, starting off at the Tolerated tier and progressing thereafter towards either a stronger alliance or deeper hostility. A player's alignment with the various factions is indicated in the Faction window.
- Tolerated (+)(1-1500)
- Friendly (+)(1-3500)
- Respected (+)(1-5000)
- Honored (+)(1-20000)
- Revered (+)
- Hostile (-)(1-5000)
- Despised (-)(1-8500)
- Hated (-)(1-20000)
- Nemesis (-)
Reaching Despised Status will introduce additional champion spawns, sometimes with monsters that do not normally spawn in an area appearing to bolster their forces.
Upon reaching Hated Status, an increased rate of Hero Monster spawns for that faction wherever their forces are found. In the case of Kymon’s Chosen and the Order of Death’s Vigil, this will be the first time their heroes are encountered.
On reaching Nemesis Status, Nemesis spawns can be found. Each hostile faction has a Nemesis that can spawn in that faction's territory. These are rare ultra-tough bosses with powerful abilities, along with larger loot drops and a higher chance of rare Blueprints.
Faction Equipment[edit | edit source]
Each friendly faction offers its own specific equipment for purchase, available from the Faction Quartermasters as rewards for gaining reputation.
Bounties[edit | edit source]
Factions offer Bounties via their respective Bounty Tables. These are small quests where the player can earn additional rewards and reputation. There are a total of 145 Bounty Missions across the 7 friendly factions.
Writs and Mandates[edit | edit source]
You can use these items, purchased from Quartermasters, to boost reputation gain on the next difficulty and with your alternate characters.
Warrants[edit | edit source]
Nemesis bosses have a chance to drop Warrants, which boost Infamy gained with the respective faction by 50% across all difficulties. Warrants can be freely traded between players.
|Blade Arc (Clean Sweep - Laceration) • Blitz (Blindside) • Cadence (Discord - Fighting Form - Deadly Momentum) • Forcewave (Tremor - Rending Force - Internal Trauma) • Overguard • War Cry (Terrify - Break Morale)|
|Decorated Soldier • Fighting Spirit • Markovian's Advantage • Menhir's Will • Military Conditioning • Scars of Battle • Shield Training • Veterancy • Zolhan's Technique|
|Counter Strike • Field Command (Squad Tactics) • Menhir's Bulwark • Oleron's Rage|
|Blackwater Cocktail (High Potency - Demon Fire - Agonizing Flames) • Canister Bomb (Concussive Bomb - Improved Casing) • Fire Strike (Explosive Strike - Searing Might - Searing Strike - Static Strike - Brimstone) • Flashbang (Searing Light) • Gernado (High Impact - Skyfire Gernado) • Mortar Trap (Heavy Ordinance - "The Big One") • Stun Jacks (Quick Jacks - Full Spread) • Thermite Mine (Hellfire Mine)|
|Blast Shield • Ulzuin's Chosen|
|Flamed Touched (Temper) • Vindicative Flame (Ulzuin's Wrath)|
|Blood of Dreeg (Aspect of the Guardian) • Blood Pox (Fevered Rage - Wasting - Black Death) • Curse of Frailty (Vulnerability) • Doom Bolt • Dreeg's Evil Eye (Blood Burst - Focused Gaze - Terrifying Gaze - Vile Eruption) • Sigil of Consumption (Destruction)|
|Bonds of Bysmiel (Manipulation) • Possession • Solael's Witchfire (Consecrated Blade - Second Rite)|
|Summon Familiar (Mend Flesh - Storm Spirit - Lightning Strike) • Summon Hellhound (Ember Claw - Hellfire - Infernal Breath)|
|Amarasta's Blade Burst (Lethal Assault) • Blade Barrier • Blade Trap (Devouring Blades) • Phantasmal Blades (Frenetic Throw - Heart Seeker - Nether Edge) • Pneumatic Burst (Breath of Belgothian - Shadow Dance - Elemental Awakening) • Ring of Steel (Ring of Frost - Circle of Slaughter) • Shadow Strike (Nidalla's Justifiable Ends - Nightfall)|
|Anatomy of Murder • Dual Blades (Belgothian's Shears - Hidden Hands - Amarasta's Quick Cut - Whirling Death - Execution) • Merciless Repertoire • Phantasmal Armor|
|Veil of Shadow (Night's Chill)|
|Albrecht's Aether Ray (Tainted Power - Disintegration) • Callidor's Tempest (Wrath of Agrivix - Inferno) • Devastation • Maiven's Sphere of Protection (Conversion) • Mirror of Ereoctes • Nullification • Olexra's Flash Freeze (Absolute Zero) • Panetti's Replicating Missile (Distortion - Supercharged - Proliferation) • Trozan's Sky Shard (Frozen Core - Shattered Star)|
|Arcane Will • Fabric of Reality • Inner Focus • Mental Alacrity|
|Iskandra's Elemental Exchange (Manifestation - Overload - Elemental Balance) • Reckless Poweer Star Pact|
|Brute Force (Feral Hunger - Upheaval) • Devouring Swarm • Grasping Vines (Entangling Vines) • Primal Strike (Thunderous Strike - Torrent - Storm Surge) • Savagery (Might of the Bear - Tenacity of the Boar - Storm Touched)|
|Mogdrogen's Pact (Heart of the Wild - Oak Skin) • Primal Bond • Stormcaller's Pact|
|Conjure Primal Spirit • Storm Totem (Corrupted Storm) • Summon Briarthorn (Ground Slam - Emboldening Roar) • Wendigo Totem (Blood Pact) • Wind Devil (Raging Tempest - Maelstrom)|
| Weapons • Armor • Shields • Off-Hands • Accessories • Unique Items • Sets • Monster Infrequents|
Relics • Components • Augments • Blueprints • Recipes • Materials • Consumables
| Aetherial • Aether Corruption • Arachnid • Beast • Beastkin • Chthonic • Eldritch|
Human • Insectoid • Riftspawn • Undead • Heroes • Bosses • Pets
|Factions • Bounties|
| The Black Legion • Devil's Crossing • Homestead • Rovers • The Outcast|
Kymon's Chosen • Order of Death's Vigil • Aetherials • Chthonians • Cronley's Gang • Undead