A Beastren Fighter in Dragon's Dogma 2

Dragon’s Dogma 2: Full Fighter Vocation Guide

The Fighter Vocation is a powerful melee-focused starter class in Dragon’s Dogma 2. If you choose it, here’s everything you need to know about it.

The Fighter Vocation will likely be most players’ first choice, as it boasts both strong offensive and defensive capabilities. It’s a perfect starting class, especially for those unfamiliar with Dragon’s Dogma 2’s style of combat. However, if you have picked this class, then you’ll need to know exactly which Weapon Skills you should unlock, the best armor, and so much more. Fortunately, it’s all listed below.

How to Unlock Fighter Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2

The Fighter Vocation is automatically unlocked at the start of Dragon’s Dogma 2. You don’t have to do anything to unlock it. The Fighter class can be used by both the Arisen and their Pawns. You can switch to the Fighter Vocation at any time from any of the Inns across Dragon’s Dogma 2. The Fighter Vocation starts with the following equipment:

  • Weapon = Trusty Sword and Round Shield 
  • Head Armor – Wanderer’s Hood
  • Body Armor – Foot Soldier Armor 
  • Leg Armor – Worker’s Greaves
A lineup of Fighters in Dragon's Dogma 2

All Fighter Weapon Skills

There are 23 Weapon Skills for the Fighter Vocation to unlock in Dragon’s Dogma 2. The Blink Strike skill is automatically unlocked.

Weapon SkillRankCost
Blink Strike1Free
Airward Slash1200
Shield Bash1200
Shield Summons2300
Compass Slash3450
Springboard 3450
Burst Strike41000
Shield Pummel41000
Gouging Skewer4700
Impeccable Guard4700
Cloudward Slash51300
Shield Drum51300
Hindsight Slash51100
Full Moon Slash61300
Counter Slash61800
Gutting Skewer72000
Flawless Guard72000
Perfect Defense72500
Hindsight Sweep82500
Vengeful Slash82500
Divine Defense93000
Riotous FuryN/ASoldier’s Code Implement

Best Fighter Weapon Skills

The best Weapon Skills for the Fighter Vocation to use are Blink Strike, Airward Slash, Shield Bash, and Compass Slash. These are all easily obtainable and can then be upgraded into their more powerful versions: Burst Strike, Cloudward Strike, Shield Pummel, and Full Moon Slash.

The Blink Strike Weapon Skill allows you to travel a huge distance, easily closing the gap between you and any long-range enemies. Additionally, it deals a lot of damage and can stagger enemies if they’re caught off-guard. It’s especially useful as a traversal ability and also doubles up as a powerful attack.

The Airward Slash Weapon Skill is absolutely necessary, as it ensures that you can actually contribute towards defeating flying enemies. It shoots you up into the air before slashing down with your sword, hitting anything in your path. It can take flying enemies down in one hit, pinning them to the ground and making them vulnerable to your regular attacks.

Fighter killing a goblin in Dragon's Dogma 2

Shield Bash is a helpful Weapon Skill as it can break an enemy’s guard and send them flying. It’s also a good defensive move that can get you out of trouble, as it pushes you forward, away from any enemies that may be attacking from behind.

Finally, the Compass Slash Weapon Skill sees you spin in a circle, much like Link, hitting anything nearby. This essentially allows you to deal damage to multiple enemies at once and also potentially stagger them all. It’s especially useful if you’re surrounded, as it’ll knock them back, giving you some breathing room.

All Fighter Core Skills

There are 8 Core Skills for the Fighter Vocation to unlock in Dragon’s Dogma 2. The Onslaught, Defend, Empale, and Deflect skills are automatically unlocked. Onslaught and Impale are your two attacks, Defend is your ability to block, and Deflect is your ability to parry.

Core SkillRankCost
True Deflect1150
Tusk Toss2250
Steeled Foundation3400
Enchanted Counter4600

All Fighter Augments

There are 5 Augments that players can unlock for the Fighter Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2. None are automatically unlocked, and all must be purchased.

Diligence 95000

Best Fighter Core Skills and Augments

The best Core Skills for the Fighter Vocation to use in Dragon’s Dogma 2 are Tusk Toss and True Deflect. The best Augments for the Fighter Vocation to use are Mettle, Provocation, and Thew. These are largely easy to obtain, as they don’t require you to be a high rank in order to unlock them.

Tusk Toss is an incredibly powerful attack that will send most enemies flying into the air. It is best used after a combo, as it’s easy to charge up when your enemy is staggered. Additionally, True Deflect is a more powerful parry, giving you a more effective counterattack and greater defensive capabilities.

The player outside of a castle in Dragon's Dogma 2

Best Fighter Weapons and Armor

The best weapons and armor for the Fighter Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2 are the Iron Helm, Guardian Plate Armor, Guardian Leg Plates, Vermundian Brand Sword, and Feather-Light Pelta Shield. These can all be purchased from Bjorn’s Armory and Roderick’s Smithy in Vernworth. Here is a breakdown of each item and how much they cost:

  • Iron Helm 
    • Costs – 4,400 gold
    • Location – Bjorn’s Armory
  • Guardian Plate Armor
    • Costs 12,800 gold
    • Location – Bjorn’s Armory
  • Guardian Leg Plates 
    • Costs – 11,550 gold
    • Location – Bjorn’s Armory
  • Vermundian Brand
    • Costs – 13,800 gold
    • Location – Roderick’s Smithy
  • Feather-Light Pelta
    • Costs – 3,800 gold
    • Location – Roderick’s Smithy

That’s everything you need to know about the Fighter Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2. If you decide to pick another Vocation or are just interested in the other classes available to you, make sure to check out our full Vocation guide. Additionally, for everything else Dragon’s Dogma 2, be sure to check out our Guide Hub.

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