Dragon's Dogma 2 Full Sorcerer Vocation Guide

Dragon’s Dogma 2: Full Sorcerer Vocation Guide

The Sorcerer Vocation is an advanced version of the Mage in Dragon’s Dogma 2, with more emphasis on dealing devastating AoE offensive spells.

The Sorcerer is one of the first Advanced Vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2 and the perfect next step for those looking to hone their spellcasting abilities further. It focuses less on support than its Mage counterpart but more than makes up for it by granting you access to huge damage-dealing spells. Magic users will want to get their hands on the Sorcerer as soon as possible, as well as know the best Skills, Augments, and Armor to choose from. Fortunately, we go over all of that below.

How to Unlock Sorcerer Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2

To unlock the Sorcerer Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2, you must give an archistaff to Klaus in the Vernworth Vocation Guild. The most striaghtforward way to do this is to complete the Vocation Frustration quest given by Klaus.

To start this quest, you must first speak to Klaus and then head over to Roderick’s Smithy to get the location of Trevo Mine. Then, make your way to the Mine and kill any Goblins you come across. After entering the mine, continue down the path and then head down the path on the right. Climb the rocks and make your way to the lower section of the next room. You will see an entrance to a small room where you will find the archistaff in a chest. To streamline the process, we’ve broken it all down below:

  • Speak to Klaus at Vernworth Vocation Guild to start the quest Vocation Frustration
  • Head to Roderick’s Smithy
  • Speak to the owner to get the location of Trevo Mine on your map
  • Head to Trevo Mine
  • Enter the Mine and follow the path until you see rock steps on your right
  • Climb the rock steps and continue along
  • In the next area, head down to the lower section after defeating the Goblins here
  • Go to the small opening in the right corner of the room and head through it
  • Open the chest to obtain the archistaff
  • Head back to Vernworth Vocation Guild and talk to Klaus
  • Pay 150 DCP to switch to the Sorcerer Vocation
Archistaff location in Vocation Frustration quest in Dragon's Dogma 2
Location of the archistaff.
Image Credit – Polygon

It’s important to note that the main quest, Monster Culling, will also take you to Trevo Mine. So, it’s worth activating this quest by talking to Brant in Vernworth before tackling the Vocation Frustration quest. That way you’ll kill two birds with one stone and get them completed simultaneously. You’ll get the following starter gear when switching to the Sorcerer Vocation:

  • Weapon: Grievous Horns – Favored Branches
  • Head Armor: Scale Band
  • Body Armor: Magician’s Coat – Incanter’s Coat
  • Leg Armor: Pilgrim’s Tights – Nightfall Greaves

All Sorcerer Weapon Skills

There are 14 unique Weapon Skills for the Sorcerer Vocation to unlock in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Weapon SkillRankDCP Cost
High Salamander51300
High Thundermine51300
High Hagol61600
Prescient Flare61800
High Decanter72000
High Seism72000
Augural Flare82500
MaelstromN/AMyrddin’s Chronicle
MeteoronN/AConjurer’s Jottings

Best Sorcerer Weapon Skills

The best Weapon Skills to get for the Sorcerer Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2 are High Salamander, High Thundermine, High Seism, and High Hagol. These are all relatively easy to obtain, as you simply need to rank up your Vocation and spend the necessary Disciple Points to purchase them. These spells are upgraded variants of Salamander, Thundermine, Seism, and Hagol. It’s also important to note that these spells can be supplemented with their lesser elemental counterparts to which both Mages and Sorcerers have access.

High Salamander is a powerful fire spell that conjures a giant flame that engulfs the ground before you, setting your foes ablaze and dealing massive damage in the process. It’s a great enemy-clearing option if you can line it up properly and pairs great with the Flagtration spell. Just in case there wasn’t enough fire to spew at your enemies.

For the lightning-inclined, High Thundermine is your best bet as the Sorcerer. It projects a crackling ball of lightning that shoots bolts of electricity at anyone nearby. It’s a great set-it-anf-forget-it damage dealer that can even knock down smaller foes. Bring along the High Levin spell to target any stragglers and to deal even more lightning-based devastation.

Sorcerer casting Salamander against Ogre in Dragon's Dogma 2

High Seism is a particularly useful spell against those who are resistant to magic damage. It conjures a series of devastating rock eruptions into the air and does a great deal of physical damage.

Lastly, High Hagol allows you to materialize an entire blizzard at your fingertips, causing frostbite on enemies, which is superb for crowd control. It’s great for dealing with lots of smaller enemies, but it also works equally as well to slow down larger targets.

All Sorcerer Core Skills

The Sorcerer Vocation has 5 Core Skills to unlock in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Players will start with the Magick Bolt and Galvanize skills already unlocked. Mighty Sweep is your basic spell attack, while Galvanize allows you to regain your Stamina quickly – perfect for a spellcaster.

AugmentRankDCP Cost
Magick Bolt0Free
Bursting Bolt1150

All Sorcerer Augments

There are 5 Augments that players can unlock for the Sorcerer Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2. You must purchase all of them with Discipline Points, as none are unlocked automatically.

AugmentRankDCP Cost

Best Sorcerer Core Skills and Augments

The best Sorcerer Core Skills in Dragon’s Dogma 2 are Galvanize, Quickspell, and Levitate. The best Augments are Catalysis and Sagacity. You’ll be able to unlock the augments very early, and will improve your spellcasting frequency and maneuverability. The Augments will take longer to obtain but vastly improve your offensive capabilities.

Galvanize and Quickspell will allow you to cast spells more frequently in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Galvanize allows you to focus to quickly regain Stamina, while activating Quickspell will use Stamina to reduce casting time significantly. Used in conjunction with each other, you’ll be casting big, powerful spells like it’s nothing! Additinally, the Levitate Core Skill is extremely useful to have while exploring. It allows you to float in the air for a period of time, allowing you to reach high, difficult places easily. Great for Seeker Token hunters.

Sorcerer casting ice spell in battle in Dragon's Dogma 2

Regarding the best Augments for the Sorcerer, you can’t go wrong with Catalysis and Sagacity. Catalysis buffs your damage while exploiting a target’s elemental weakness, while Sagaicty gives a nice flat buff to all Magick damage. These take a while to unlock but are no-brainers for magic users wanting to increase their power in the field.

Best Sorcerer Weapons and Armor

The best weapons and armor for the Sorcerer Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2 are the Bishop’s Crown, Enchanter’s Quilted Gown, Euphoric Hose, and Plucked Heart archistaff. Do note that these are the best-in-slot gear items for Dragon’s Dogma 2’s early game. You can get them all from Celeste’s Smithy in Checkpoint Rest Town. Here are all the items and how much they each cost:

  • Bishop’s Crown
    • Costs – 19,800 gold
    • Location – Celeste’s Smithy
  • Enchanter’s Quilted Gown
    • Costs – 18,200
    • Location – Celeste’s Smithy
  • Euphoric Hose
    • Costs – 13,700
    • Location – Celeste’s Smithy
  • Plucked Heart
    • Costs – 24,500
    • Location – Celeste’s Smithy

That’s all there is to know about the Sorcerer Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2. For more, check out our full Vocation guide to get the rundown on the game’s other classes. For everything else on the game, head over to our Guide Hub here.