Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain – How to raise bond with D-Dog
D-Dog is your go to buddy whenever you need help finding prisoners, animals, plants, vehicles and much more. By raising his bond, you make DD even more effective. When you first meet him he can spot items that are 60 meters away. If you raise his bond to 100 %, his radius gets raised to 120 meters. This is extremely useful and can make your life on the battlefield a lot easier.
Here are some of the most effective ways to raise bond with D-Dog.
- Develop equipment for him
- Take him on missions
- Leave a mission with DD in the helicopter
- Watch a cutscene involving D-Dog
- Watch DD in the ACC for 5 seconds in first person mode (once per flight)
- Give him orders (works 5 times each mission for each order)
- Pick up a plant DD has marked for you
- Pet him (works 5 times each mission)
These actions only increase the bond slightly, but by performing a couple of the repeatable actions each mission, it won’t take very long until you have 100 % bond.
If he gets badly injured in combat the bond will decrease a bit. Avoid it at all cost to hurt him yourself, this can set you back quite a bit. But why would you do that, it’s DD.
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Completed “PROLOGUE: AWAKENING” mission.
Completed “PHANTOM LIMBS” mission.
Completed “WHERE DO THE BEES SLEEP?” mission.
Completed “HELLBOUND” mission.
Completed “TRAITORS’ CARAVAN” mission.
Completed “VOICES” mission.
Completed “METALLIC ARCHAEA” mission.
Completed “SAHELANTHROPUS” mission.
Completed “CLOAKED IN SILENCE” mission.
Completed “TRUTH: THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD” mission.
Completed a mission using a Combat Unit staff member.
Completed all missions.
Completed all mission tasks.
Completed all missions with an S rank.
Completed a SIDE OP.
Completed all “Mine Clearing” SIDE OPS.
Completed all SIDE OPS.
Captured an outpost or guard post.
Captured all outposts and guard posts in Northern Kabul, Afghanistan.
Captured all outposts and guard posts in the Angola-Zaire Border Region.
Completed all key Dispatch Missions.
Played an “Infiltration” FOB mission.
Made D-Dog available for deployment.
Made Quiet available for deployment.
Raised bond with D-Horse to the maximum.
Man’s Best Friend
Raised bond with D-Dog to the maximum.
Raised bond with Quiet to the maximum.
Fulton extracted an enemy soldier.
Interrogated an enemy soldier.
To The Rescue
Extracted a female prisoner.
Increased Mother Base staff to 50 or more personnel.
Increased Mother Base staff to 250 or more personnel.
Raised all Teams/Units to level 99.
Developed 50 or more development items.
Developed 100 or more development items.
Locked and Loaded
Developed 300 or more development items.
Constructed all available platforms for Mother Base.
Developed a nuclear weapon.
Disposed of a nuclear weapon.
Earned a total of 10,000,000 GMP or more.
Extracted all wild animal species.
Obtained all blueprints and key items.
Obtained all memento photos.
Obtained the codename “Hero.”