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Dragon’s Dogma 2: All Vocations Guide

Dragon’s Dogma 2 features over 10 unique vocations for players to choose from, including everything from a Fighter to a Trickster. Here is the full list.

Vocations are different classes for players to be in Dragon’s Dogma 2. They each have their own specialties, ranging from brute force to healing the team, as well as their own strengths and weaknesses. While there aren’t as many as, say, Elden Ring, each one drastically changes how you’ll experience the game. So, it’s important you get the right one for you. Below, we’ve listed every vocation, their strengths, weaknesses, and weapon-types, as well as linked to our comprehensive guides.

How Many Vocations Are in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

There are 10 different vocations for players to become in Dragon’s Dogma 2: 4 starting Vocations, 2 Advanced, and 4 Hybrid Vocations. Players can choose between any of them, so long as they reach their requirements. However, to start with, they must pick one of the four beginning vocations.

Starter Vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Players choose from one of four starter Vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2: Fighter, Thief, Mage, or Archer. They are not locked to this class for the entire game and can change by going to any Inn and choosing to change their Vocation.


The Fighter is a melee-based class that prioritizes up-close and personal combat techniques. They can use their shield to parry attacks, as well as a weapon in its own right. However, they’re much slower than the other classes, and their need to be in the heat of the action makes them susceptible to damage if they’ve not got the right equipment.

  • How to Unlock – Automatically unlocked at the start of the game
  • Strengths – Very powerful physical attacks, good defensive capabilities, easy-to-understand
  • Weakness – Slower than most classes, not much support capabilities, must get up close with the enemy
  • Weapon types – Shields, Swords, Maces

You can check out our full Fighter guide here.

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Fighter Vocation Screenshot


Archers are incredibly powerful from afar, utilizing unique arrows to target enemy weaknesses. Additionally, their evasive moves, such as Leaping Punt, allow them to escape challenging encounters. However, they can become an easy target as their need for distance can keep them isolated from the rest of the party. They also shouldn’t be relied upon as your main form of damage, as their bows are not nearly as powerful as a sword.

  • How to Unlock – Automatically unlocked at the start of the game
  • Strengths – Powerful long-range attacks, evasive moves, utilize elemental arrows
  • Weakness – Weaker than the Fighter, easy target if not defended
  • Weapon types – Bows

You can check out our full Archer guide here.

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Archer Vocation Screenshot


Mages are both an offensive and support class, capable of dishing out powerful elemental attacks as well as healing their team and removing any debuffs. However, they’re very weak, and their lack of mobility, coupled with the fact that they need to charge up spells on the spot, makes them vulnerable to attacks.

  • How to Unlock – Automatically unlocked at the start of the game
  • Strengths – Powerful elemental magic, useful support spells such as healing
  • Weakness – Very weak, need to charge up their spells, easily preyed upon
  • Weapon types – Staves

You can check out our full Mage guide here.

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Mage Vocation Screenshot


The Thief is a quick and nimble Vocation for players who want to take down their enemies through fast-paced attacks rather than slow and powerful strikes. Thieves use daggers rather than swords, but their quick reflexes allow them to be strong contenders in battle.

  • How to Unlock – Automatically unlocked at the start of the game
  • Strengths – Incredibly fast and nimble, useful evasive abilities, deal a lot of damage to a single target
  • Weakness – Use up a lot of stamina, very weak to physical attacks, not effective against flying enemies
  • Weapon types – Daggers

You can check out our full Thief guide here.

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Thief Vocation Screenshot

Advanced Vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2

There are 2 Advanced Vocations that players will unlock after completing specific quests within Dragon’s Dogma 2. They are the Warrior and Sorcerer. These vocations can be used by both the Arisen and your Pawns.


The Warrior vocation is a more powerful version of the Fighter and must be unlocked by completing a specific side quest. Its strengths lie in its brute force, capable of using its massive greatsword or hammer to wipe out multiple enemies at once. However, its lack of defensive options and slow attack speed make it vulnerable to attacks.

  • How to Unlock – Complete the side quest Vocation Frustration.
  • Strengths – Very powerful melee attacks, capable of taking on multiple enemies at once, good range for a melee-focused class
  • Weakness – Slow attack speed, no real counterattack options, reliant on good positioning
  • Weapon types – Greatswords, Hammers

You can check out our full Warrior guide here.

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Warrior Vocation Screenshot


The Sorcerer vocation, much like the Mage, is great at casting powerful elemental spells that excel in open spaces. They also specialize in inflicting debilitations on your foes, making them far more vulnerable to your Warrior and Fighter classes. However, they are still very weak, and the long charge time for their spells makes them vulnerable to attacks.

  • How to Unlock – Complete the side quest Vocation Frustration.
  • Strengths – Powerful elemental magic, focus on inflicting debilitations, quicker casting times when paired with another Sorceror
  • Weakness – Vulnerable to most attacks, still need to charge up their spells
  • Weapon types – Archistaves
Sorceror lineup
Sorcerer Vocation Screenshot

Hybrid Vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Hybrid Vocations are a Hybrid of two or more of the base Vocations, aimed at giving players more versatile classes to experiment with. These include Magick Archer, Mystic Spearhand, Trickster, and Warfarer. Only the Arisen can use Hybrid Vocations, as Pawns are limited to the Starter and Advanced Vocations.

Magick Archer

The Magick Archer is a specialty class for players wanting a mix of both Mage and Archer. It allows for combat through the use of magical arrows fired from your bow. As a bonus, it gives you the ability to stay out of the heat of battle and still deal good damage.

  • How to Unlock – Complete the Put a Spring in Thy Step
  • Strengths – Powerful long-range attacks, elemental attacks, good support capabilities, can target multiple enemies at once
  • Weakness – Vulnerable to attacks if left unguarded, only effective at long-range
  • Weapon types – Magickal Bows
Magick Archer
Magick Archer Screenshot

Mystic Spearhand

The Mystic Spearhand Vocation is a versatile class that’s capable of mastering both melee and magickal attacks. Its long-range weapon allows it to hit foes from afar, while its magickal abilities allow it to also attack from a distance. However, its powerful melee abilities ensure that even up close, it remains an effective class.

  • How to Unlock – Speak to Sigurd after defending Melve from a Dragon attack
  • Strengths – Powerful melee attacks, good at both close and long-range engagements
  • Weakness – Hard to master
  • Weapon types – Duospears

You can check out our full Mystic Spearhand guide here.

Mystic Spearhand
Mystic Spearhand Vocation Screenshot


The Trickster Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2 is all about supporting your allies. It can cast illusions to confuse foes, forcing them to attack each other or distracting them with clones of yourself. However, its powerful illusion abilities don’t deal any direct damage, making it a weaker class overall and one that’s hard to master.

  • How to Unlock – Talk to Luz in the Reverent Shrine.
  • Strengths – Illusion abilities can confuse foes, great support capabilities, can buff your allies
  • Weakness – Doesn’t deal direct damage, quite weak, vulnerable to attacks without support
  • Weapon types – Censers
Trickster class lineup
Trickster Vocation Screenshot


The last class, the Warfarer, is for players who want to experience a bit of each class in Dragon’s Dogma 2. The class also features the ability to wield double greatswords for players wanting to become the ultimate form of power in the realm.

  • How to Unlock – Complete the side quest The Sotted Sage
  • Strengths – Can use any weapon, capable of using skills from other vocations, very versatile in combat
  • Weakness – Much lower stats than the other Advanced Vocations, hard to master
  • Weapon types – All Weapons
Warfarer classs
Warfarer Vocation Screenshot

That is all of the Vocations players can be in Dragon’s Dogma 2. If you like this guide and want to see more, be sure to visit our Guide Hub here.


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