Vocations Dragon’s Dogma 2’s version of a class system has ten vocations you can use to create a party of four characters, one player-controlled and three NPCs called “pawns”. The vocations offer various gameplay styles, ranging from melee classes such as warrior and thief to ranged options such as an archer or a mage. There are four vocations you can choose right from the character creation screen:

  • Fighter
  • Mage
  • Thief
  • Archer
First Visit to the Vocation Guild!

Don’t worry if you decide that you aren’t jiving with your initial pick, as you can change your Vocation by visiting a Vocation Guild inside inns throughout the game. You will pay a small fee in Dcp (Discipline), a currency obtained by defeating monsters and completing quests. When you hit level 10, you will be able to unlock two additional Vocations once you also complete the “Vocation Frustration” quest from the second major town, Vernworth.

  • Warrior
  • Sorcerer

Hybrid Vocations

Further into the game, you will gain the ability to choose from four Vocations that are a mixture of the starting vocations:

  • Mystic Spearhand
  • Magick Archer
  • Trickster
  • Warfarer

The hybrid vocations can only be used by your main pawn, unlike the six previously mentioned vocations.

Vocation Skills

Each vocation has a set of skills with which you can equip a maximum of four to each party member. These skills are unlocked by increasing your vocation’s rank through combat. Vocation skills are active abilities that come in two categories, “Weapon” and “Core.” Weapon skills are tied to your weapon, while core skills are specific to your chosen Vocation.

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As you max out a Vocation, take on quests by Maisters, who will give you a final “Ultimate” skill.

Augments

Acquiring skills by spending Discipline points and retrieving tomes isn’t the only way to obtain skills. There are also general skills called augments that any vocation can use. These bonus skills add passive abilities that add to your base stats. For example, “Mettle” increases your defense by 44 percent.

The Sorcerer Vocation!

Free Equipment!

The last thing you need to know about Vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2 is that you will obtain new equipment for every skill you unlock, so you don’t have to spend gold on gear initially.

There is a decent variety of vocations and dozens of skills at your disposal during your trek through Dragon Dogma’s world. Which ones do you plan on using for your Party? Dragon’s Dogma 2 is available now on PS5, Steam, and Xbox Series X|S.

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