The original Capcom Dragon’s Dogma was a smash-hit RPG with a deep story and impressive gameplay systems. Now, Dragon’s Dogma 2 looks to revive the series with many new and returning class options called vocations. In this guide, we review every possible Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2.
What are Vocations?
Vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2 function as your character’s class and ultimately determine your character’s abilities and playstyle. Both the player character, known as the Arisen, and your companions, known as Pawns, have a Vocation.
How Many Vocations are there in Dragon’s Dogma 2?
There are currently 10 confirmed vocations that players can choose from in Dragon’s Dogma 2.
Dragon’s Dogma 2 Vocations List
The 10 possible vocations for the Arisen in Dragon’s Dogma 2 are:
- Magick Archer
- Mystic Spearhand
Pawn Vocations vs. Arisen Vocations
Pawns in Dragon’s Dogma 2 can only use the following Vocations:
All Dragon’s Dogma 2 Vocations
The classes available in Dragon’s Dogma 2 fall into three categories: starting vocations, advanced vocations, and hybrid vocations.
The fighter vocation excels in melee combat, wielding a one-handed sword and shield. Fighters can slice through enemy ranks and deliver powerful blows, while also using their shields to protect themselves and their party.
The fighter is one of four starting vocations available in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Both Pawns and Arisen can use the Fighter vocation. Review our complete Fighter Vocation Guide here.
The Archer vocation specializes in long-range attacks dealing massive damage using a bow and arrow. They perform their attacks from afar and can target enemies in high positions. In addition, they are essential in supporting the frontline. For example, by targeting enemy weaknesses, they can create opportunities for your allies to strike.
Both Pawns and Arisen can use the Archer vocation. Review our Archer Vocation Guide here.
The Thief vocation attacks with deadly speed, dealing rapid and consecutive strikes with daggers in both hands while exhibiting outstanding mobility. They quickly step away after striking, exploit openings to cling onto enemies, and inflict heavy damage. They may also steal items from NPCs and enemies.
Both Pawns and Arisen can use the Thief vocation. Review our complete Thief Vocation Guide for more details!
Wielding a staff, the Mage vocation offers support to their party in various ways: from launching magick attacks, offering enchantments that bolster their party members’ weapons, to casting healing spells. The more advanced and powerful the magick is, the longer the incantation time will be. As a Mage, you will experience the strategic excitement of deftly executing your magick abilities.
Both Pawns and Arisen can use the Mage vocation. Be sure to check out the full Mage Vocation Guide for more information.
The Warrior is an advanced vocation that boasts a robust physique specializing in direct combat, with the strength to endure enemy counterattacks. Warriors are masters of two-handed weapons such as the greatsword and the hammer. The strike that is unleashed after charging power and identifying an opening, is among the most powerful attacks of all vocations.
Both the Arisen and Pawns can use the Warrior Vocation. See more details in our Warrior Vocation Guide.
The Sorcerer is an advanced vocation completely specialized in various magick attacks. Their magick is conjured with both hands through a large staff, and can change the tide of battle at any given opportunity. As their magick spells take longer to cast, it is key for the Sorcerer to find a safe place and determine the correct moment to strike.
Both the Arisen and Pawns can use the Sorcerer Vocation. See more details in our Sorcerer Vocation Guide.
7. Magick Archer
The Magick Archer vocation excels in long-range combat with their magickal arrows. Multiple arrows can be used in combat, but Magick Archers are also adept at supporting their allies. They can learn a custom skill that unleashes a devastating attack over a wide area, in exchange for reducing their own maximum HP.
Only the player character can access the Magick Archer vocation. See more details in our complete Magick Archer Vocation guide.
8. Mystic Spearhand
The Mystic Spearhand, a vocation available only to the Arisen character, combines melee and magick, making them a well-balanced vocation that is effective from any range. The Mystic Spearhand is a master of their unique weapon, the Duospear. Using magick, they can paralyze enemies or hurl multiple objects at them.
Review our complete Mystic Spearhand Vocation guide.
A vocation exclusive to the Arisen, the Trickster can conjure illusions through the smoke created by its unique weapon, the Censer. Tricksters can use illusions to deceive enemies into fighting against their own. They also have the ability to temporarily increase the power of Pawns beyond their limits. A brand new vocation Dragon’s Dogma series, the Trickster is a Hybrid vocation that focuses on support spells and looks like a blast to play!
Review our complete Trickster Vocation Guide for all the details.
The Warfarer is a new vocation exclusive to the Arisen that can use every weapon, and learn different skills from each vocation. By using diverse weapons, the Warfarer can respond to any situation and create combos that cross vocational boundaries.
The Warfarer’s lower base stats require them to utilize the situational strengths of different weapon types to be on par with other vocations with specialized strengths.
Review our complete Warfarer Vocation Guide for all the details.
How to change your Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2
On your travels, you will encounter vocation maisters who have mastered their chosen vocation to the fullest. By deepening your relationship with a vocation maister and gaining their approval, you can gain access to their vocation, or they may grant you special tomes that teach skills of the highest order, known as the maister’s teachings.
Missing Vocations from Dragon’s Dogma
You may have noticed an iconic vocation from the original Dragon’s Dogma game missing from this list: the Mystic Knight. While the Mystic Knight vocation is not yet confirmed to be in Dragon’s Dogma 2 it’s not impossible that this job will be revealed later on.