Dragon's Dogma 2 Vocations

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Vocations (All Vocations Listed)

Capcom’s next big title, Dragon’s Dogma 2, is slowly approaching its release date. With all the marketing it’s been getting along with the reveal of its various Vocations, keeping track of all that information can be difficult. So here’s a list of all Dragon’s Dogma 2 Vocations revealed thus far. I’ll update this article if & when new Vocations are revealed so it doesn’t get outdated. Though at this point, it’s highly unlikely a new class will be announced until post-launch content.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Vocations

In Dragon’s Dogma, traditional classes are known as “Vocations.” These are split into three categories: Starting, Advanced, and Hybrid. Each category has multiple options that offer variety, with ten currently confirmed by the developers. Some classes from the prequel may be missing, but newcomers such as the Trickster & Warfarer add a new spin on things.

Dragon's Dogma 2 Vocations
Dragon’s Dogma 2 Vocations

Vocations define your entire gameplay pattern. Each offers distinct weapons, skills, and even stat growth. As the Arisen, you have access to all options that not only freshen up the experience but it also adds replayability value. The Pawns, however, have a more limited set of options to choose from.

Here’s a list of all Dragon’s Dogma 2 Vocations known at the moment.

Starting Vocations

These four Dragon’s Dogma 2 Vocations will be available to you at the start of the game. You’ll be able to assign them to your Arisen and the Pawns as well.


This classic choice is your shield-touting companion and is similar to the Tank classes you find in MMOs. Think about unbreakable defense instead of flashy attacks—like a great wall of protection for you and your team. It soaks up enemy hits, taking the brunt of it all to keep the rest safe.

Leveling up the Fighter further strengthens your shield, allowing you to be better equipped for the task at hand. Similar to how it was in the first game, the Vocation might even learn taunts to draw enemies away, like what you usually expect from Tank roles in video games. By extension of that logic, it might also get some hard-hitting skills later on, making it a force to be reckoned with among the various Dragon’s Dogma 2 Vocations.


If you’re someone who loves to deal damage and see big numbers instead of tanking hits, this Vocation is for you. The Thief is proficient at dealing fast damage as befits a typical DPS (damage per second) class. As a tradeoff, you won’t be able to take a lot of hits. You go in, deal damage, and try your best to dodge when you see the enemy getting ready for an attack.

Investing in the Thief Vocation means more speed which translates to easier evasion and critical strikes. If you prefer to deal damage while getting up close and personal, consider picking this one from the many Dragon’s Dogma 2 Vocations.


Don’t like getting too close to the enemy? Kick back, relax, and shoot arrows like the Archer. As a fellow of the bow, you’ll maneuver around the battlefield, avoiding enemy attacks and finding the perfect spot and moment to unleash a barrage of all kinds of arrows.

In the same vein as the Thief, Archers drop the hard-hitting, single blows for rapid-fire tactics. You’ll also be able to augment your arrows with specific elements along with having a specific utility move in your arsenal.

Consider this one if you want to start things off with a bit of ease.


Out of the four initial Dragon’s Dogma 2 Vocations, the Mage is your go-to option if you favor a ranged and magic-based playstyle along with having the utility to heal and offer support. While you won’t have the tanky-ness of a Fighter or the agility of an Archer, as a Mage you’ll have your unique arsenal to rain terror on your foes while lifting the squad.

If you’re into magical nuking and support, this one’s for you. The Vocation can also be assigned to Pawns.

Advanced Dragon’s Dogma 2 Vocations

In Dragon’s Dogma 2, two advanced Vocations are available for your Arisen and Pawns: Warrior and Sorcerer. Unlike the starting classes, unlocking and mastering these two requires the completion of specific quests. The goal is to focus on exploring and uncovering the Vocation Guild instead of simply fussing over grinding levels. It’s at the guild that you’ll be able to set forth on the path towards unlocking the Warrior and Sorcerer Vocations.

Each advanced class requires a specific weapon. Warriors crave giant armaments while Sorcerers wield powerful archstaffs.


Remember how they’ve always said, The best defense is a good offense?” That’s the Warrior Vocation. You drop the Fighter’s shield in favor of a giant sword (or hammer) and steamroll things. You might not be the toughest wall, but when you’re packing some serious power, there’s no need for barriers.

Warriors wield massive two-handed weapons, charging up attacks to land earth-shattering blows. They cleave through entire groups of enemies with a single swing or leave bosses shaken with stunning blows. It’s all about pure power with these guys.

Got a knack for ferocity and carnage? Be sure to keep this Dragon’s Dogma 2 Vocation in your mind.


Ready to wreak havoc on the battlefield with the elements by your side? If yes, the Sorcerer Vocation deserves to be looked at. We’re talking powerful ranged spells channeled through massive staves, dealing damage to entire battalions of varying sizes. There’s a chance you’re wondering if it’s the same thing as Mages. Sure, Mages cast spells too but Sorcerers pack a far bigger punch—with a slightly slower casting time.

The Sorcerer in Dragon's Dogma 2
The Sorcerer in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Remember, with great power comes great responsibility (sorry, Uncle Ben). With the Sorcerer, positioning is key. This is mainly because you’re supposed to cast your spell and you can’t do that with enemies breathing down your neck. Instant casting is a different story but that’s an exception to the rule, not the norm.

If magic tickles your fancy, the Sorcerer is where it’s at.

Hybrid Vocations

Dragon’s Dogma 2 brings four exciting hybrid vocations into the mix, Vocations that can only be assigned to your Arisen. These are the Magick Archer, Mystic Spearhand, Trickster, and Warfarer. All four of these unique classes blend different fighting styles, offering a plethora of variety in terms of combat.

Mystic Spearhand

This class in Dragon’s Dogma 2 blends magic and melee into a deadly combination. Whether you want to poke enemies with a dual-blade polearm, impale them, or just stand back and rain magic, it’s all on you.

Mystic Spearhand in Dragon's Dogma 2
Mystic Spearhand in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Mystic Spearhand’s unique Duospear lets you pierce several enemies in a single instance, while its magic repertoire has solid crowd control potential.

From this list of Dragon’s Dogma 2 Vocations, the Mystic Spearhand is all about versatility and tactical options.

Magick Archer

With this class, it’s pretty much self-explanatory. The name might imply a connection to Mystic Spearhand, however, this class is all about ranged magical domination. There’s zero melee here, only powerful magics and ranged attacks.

Magick Archer in Dragon's Dogma 2
Magick Archer in Dragon’s Dogma 2

The gist of it is, that you take traditional archery and swap it out with magic. Instead of physical arrows, you’re shooting ethereal projectiles.


This is a brand-new hybrid class in Dragon’s Dogma 2, that specializes in deception and manipulation. Its weapon of choice is a Censer that’s capable of using smoke to conjure illusions that turn the battlefield into your magic show.

Trickster in Dragon's Dogma 2
Trickster in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Beyond its traditional gameplay loop, The Trickster can also temporarily overload your Pawns, pushing them beyond their limits. Taking that into account, perhaps this Vocation is packing even more support buffs.

If you’re looking for a class that requires strategy and tactics, check this one out.


Out of all the Dragon’s Dogma 2 Vocations, the Warfare is what gives off the impression of a “final boss.” It allows you to wield any combination of three weapons, essentially switching between each fighting style on the fly. Think about playing Devil May Cry and swapping through each style as Dante whenever you like.

Warfarer in Dragon's Dogma 2
Warfarer in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Now then, the tradeoff for this versatility happens to be the inability to master them as deeply as a focused class. Nevertheless, everything has its pros & cons and flexibility sure has a lot of the former. Adapt your playstyle in real-time, exploit enemy weaknesses with the perfect weapon combo, and dominate the battlefield.

It won’t be easy to master all the weapons and think on the fly with its uses but if it’s a challenge you seek then it’s a challenge you will get with this Vocation.

Thank you for reading this Dragon’s Dogma 2 Vocations guide. Capcom’s latest entry launches on March 22, 2024, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Visit the official website of Dragon’s Dogma 2 for more.

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