Two Mages in Dragon's Dogma 2

Dragon’s Dogma 2: Full Mage Vocation Guide

The Mage Vocation specializes in both offensive and support magic, proving to be a formidable class in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

The Mage Vocation may be a bit difficult to master, but it will likely entice a lot of players with its mix of offensive and supportive abilities. It’s a great class for those looking for a challenge, as its long casting times and lower defense make it vulnerable to attacks. Fortunately, we’ve got everything you need to make it the most formidable Vocaiton on the battlefield, including which Weapon skills to unlock, the best Augmets to equip, and more.

How to Unlock Mage Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2

The Mage Vocation is automatically unlocked at the start of Dragon’s Dogma 2. You will not have to do anything in order to get it. Both the Arisen and Pawns can use the Mage class. If you wish to switch to the Mage Vocation at any time, you can do so from any of the Inns. The Mage Vocation starts with the following equipment:

  • Weapon – Wooden Staff – Unfettered Claw
  • Head Armor – Beseecher’s Hood
  • Body Armor – Missionary’s Robe – Verger’s Gown
  • Leg Armor – Pilgrim’s Tights – Miner’s Hosen
The Mage Vocation in Dragon's Dogma 2

All Mage Weapon Skills

There are 27 Weapon Skills for the Mage Vocation to unlock in Dragon’s Dogma 2. The Flagration skill is unlocked from the start.

Weapon SkillRankCost
Fire Boon1200
Ice Boon2300
Lightning Boon2300
High Flagration41000
High Levin41000
Fire Affinity51300
Ice Affinity51300
Lightning Affinity51300
Argent Tonic51100
High Frigor61600
High Halidom61600
High Empyrean72000
High Celerity72000
Argent Succor82500
High Solemnity82500
High Spellhold93000
Celestial PaeanN/AEnchanter’s Almanac Implement

Best Mage Weapon Skills

The best Mage Weapon Skills in Dragon’s Dogma 2 are Levin, Fire Boon, Halidom, and Argent Tonic. These can all be obtained relatively early on and can then be further upgraded into the following more powerful Weapon Skills: High Levin, Fire Affinity, High Halidom, and Argent Succor.

Levin allows you to cast down a powerful lightning strike, hitting everything in its path. It’s a deadly magical attack, one that will knock down smaller foes and keep larger ones at a distance. There are also very few enemies that are resistant to lightning, and it’s also very effective against flying enemies.

Fire Boon is a brilliant buff that enchants all of your allies’ weapons with fire damage. This allows Fighters, for example, to attack enemies that are resistant to physical attacks, such as Slime. Additionally, it also makes all of their attacks far more effective, making your team more powerful as a result.

A Mage casting a spell in Dragon's Dogma 2

Halidom is a great Weapon Skill to have, as it allows you to remove the following debilitations: caught fire, frostbite, unconscious, sleep, silence, drenched, and tarred from allies in range. It essentially ensures that if you’re the only one not affected by this, you’re not left vulnerable while your Pawns fall asleep.

Finally, Argent Tonic is a very powerful healing spell that fully recovers the health of both you and one other ally. It’s also instantaneous once cast, meaning you won’t have to wait for your health bar to slowly rise as you’re being attacked. It’s incredibly helpful in a pinch and will absolutely save you from death.

All Mage Core Skills

There are 5 Core Skills for the Mage Vocation to unlock in Dragon’s Dogma 2. The Magick Bolt and Anodyne skills are already unlocked when you choose this class. Magick Bolt is your basic attack, while Anodyne allows you to put down a healing circle that’ll heal anyone within it.

Core SkillRankCost
Magick Bolt0Free
Focused Bolt1100

All Mage Augments

There are 5 Augments that you can unlock for the Mage Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2. You won’t have any automatically unlocked, meaning you’ll need to purchase them individually.


Best Mage Core Skills and Augments

The best Mage Core Skills you should use in Dragon’s Dogma 2 are Quickspell and Levitate. The best Augments you should use are Apotropaism and Beatitude. You will be able to unlock all of these at a relatively low rank and for a low cost.

The Quickspell Core Skill drastically decreases the time it takes to cast spells, making it a priority unlock. Additionally, Levitate is a handy Core Skill to have, as it allows you to float to otherwise inaccessible areas. Apotropaism is worth getting, simply due to its low cost as well as its buff to your Magick Defense. Finally, Beatitude is a necessary Augment, as it increases the amount of health you and your allies will recover when you use healing items and healing spells.

A mage fighting a cyclops in Dragon's Dogma 2

Best Mage Weapons and Armor

The best weapons and armor for the Mage Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2 are the Serpentine Circlet, Verger’s Gown, Savant’s Boots, Expeditioner’s Cloak, and Anchor to Heaven staff. These can mostly be obtained from Bjorn’s Armory and Roderick’s Smithy in Vernworth. The only exception is the cloak, which is found in a chest. It’s worth noting that these are the best weapons and armor for the early game. Here is a breakdown of each item and how much they cost:

  • Serpentine Circlet 
    • Costs – 6,300 gold
    • Location – Bjorn’s Armory
  • Verger’s Gown
    • Costs – 10,200 gold
    • Location – Bjorn’s Armory
  • Savant’s Boots
    • Costs – 6,770 gold
    • Location – Bjorn’s Armory
  • Expeditioner’s Cloak
    • Costs – N/A
    • Location – In a chest in a well near Vernworth Castle Gaol Tower 
  • Anchor to Heaven
    • Costs – 6,200 gold
    • Location – Roderick’s Smithy

That’s everything you need to know about the Mage Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2. If you want to try out a different Vocation or are just intrigued by them, make sure to check out our full Vocation guide. Additionally, for everything else Dragon’s Dogma 2, head to our Guide Hub.

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