Dragon’s Dogma 2: Best Vocation To Choose [My Picks]

Having spent over 35 hours in Dragon's Dogma 2 the following is my take on the best Vocations and which ones to unlock later.

At the very start of Dragon’s Dogma 2, there are four vocations that players can choose from. Players can choose any they would like to, as they can simply change it afterward. However, it is better to select the best vocation early on in Dragon’s Dogma 2 to have a better experience. 

Key Takeaways
  • There are a total of 10 Vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2, and I have ranked among them the best.
  • The best Vocation to choose at the start is the Fighter or Mage due to good balance and high DPS.
  • Later in Dragon’s Dogma 2, players can unlock Warrior and Sorcerer, which are great for the late game. 
  • Author’s Note: I have spent over 35 hours in Dragon’s Dogma 2 to figure out which Vocation is the best one.

Best Vocations In Dragon’s Dogma 2

The following is an overview of the best vocations that are available in-game:

VocationAugmentsBest For
FighterMettle, Provocation, Thew, Dominion, and Diligence.The Best Well-Balanced Starting Vocation In Dragon's Dogma 2
MageApotropaism, Beatitude, Intervention , Perpetuation, and Exaltation.The Best Ranged Starting Vocation In Dragon's Dogma 2
ArcherAmbuscade, Endurance, Radiance, Lethality, and Avidity.The Best Alternative For Mage Vocation In Dragon's Dogma 2
ThiefSubtlety, Gratification, Poise, Vigor, and Verve.The Best Fast-Paced Starting Vocation In Dragon's Dogma 2

1. Fighter

The Best Well-Balanced Starting Vocation In Dragon's Dogma 2.
The Fighter Vocation Showcase In Dragon’s Dogma 2 (Image taken By Me)
  • Why I Chose Fighter: Fighter is a well-balanced class that features a shield along with a sword, which allows you to deal with and tank some damage.  

Fighter is the best vocation in-game due to its well-balanced stats. If you prefer using a shield in a close-ranged balanced battle, then I recommend you go with the Fighter Vocation. The Fighter Vocation has some good follow-up attacks that can deal great damage, and its weapon skill is extremely strong, too. So, you can tank some of the hits from the enemy and deal good amounts of damage, too.

If you are choosing fighter as your vocation, then I suggest you choose archer or mage as your main pawn. This will help you in battle, as your main pawn is meant to cover your weaknesses. Another reason I recommend using Fighter is that it is a beginner-friendly class, so if you are new to such games, you won’t have any trouble. 

  • High base damage.
  • Can tank some hits.
  • Performs well in close-range combat.
  • Ideal for beginners.
  • Lacks the attack speed. 

2. Mage

The Best Ranged Starting Vocation In Dragon's Dogma 2.
Showcase of The Mage Vocation In-Game (Image Copyright Credits: eXputer)
  • Why I Recommend Mage: I personally don’t prefer mage classes, but in Dragon’s Dogma 2, my views have been changed due to the great execution and the effect it leaves on the battle.

The Mage Vocation in Dragons Dogma 2 is best for ranged combat. It deals massive damage, and the execution is extremely satisfying. Usually, I don’t like Mage class at all, but in Dragon’s Dogma 2, things are a little different. While the spells are limited in the early game, they still deal some massive damage and can carry you throughout the early game. You will unlock some more skills as you level up your vocation.

While you progress, you will also unlock some advanced Vocation, so make sure to get the Sorcerer one, as it deals an insane amount of damage. Also, if you select Mage as your vocation, then you should go with Knight or Thief as your main pawn. Other than that, the Mage vocation can also apply some elemental abilities to your pawn’s weapons, which can help them beat enemies like the undead.

  • Deals high damage.
  • Allows you to avoid getting hit.
  • Ideal for long-range battles in the early game. 
  • Not a difficult class to use. 
  • Has healing capabilities.
  • Can buff the pawns.
  • Health pool is low. 

3. Archer

The Best Alternative For Mage Vocation In Dragon's Dogma 2.
Selecting The Archer Vocation At The Start (Image Taken By Us)
  • Why I Suggest Archer: Archer is not a well-balanced Vocation like Fighter, but it is fast and can deal some decent damage from a long range, making it a good choice for those who prefer attacking from a distance.     

If you like long-ranged classes in-game, then you are going to like Archer more than the Mage. While the bows are not that fun to use in such games, that is not the case with Dragon’s Dogma 2. Archer offers a fast-paced playstyle from a long-range that can allow you to deal with massive damage without even getting hit. 

While the archer vocation is good and beginner-friendly, there is an advanced vacation known as Magick Archer. This is the one that I would highly recommend players to try out, as this class has some of the best effects while shooting magic arrows. Overall, Archer is a good starting vocation to choose, but make sure you have a Fighter or Thief as your main pawn.  

  • Deals damage from a long range.
  • High damage potential. 
  • Is fast in nature.
  • Lacks health. 
  • Damage output in the early game is a little low.

4. Thief

The Best Fast-Paced Starting Vocation In Dragon's Dogma 2.
Showcase of The Thief Vocation In-Game (Screenshot Grab By eXputer)
  • Why I Recommend Thief: While the Thief Vocation is extremely squishy, it deals a good amount of damage and has some great combos due to its fast nature.     

The first Vocation I used in Dragon’s Dogma 2 was thief due to dual-wielding at the start. Thief vocation is extremely fast, but it lacks the health pool to survive hits. I remember getting one shot by many enemies, which was frustrating, but the gameplay and play style make up for that. Dual-wielding daggers are extremely fun, and the damage you can deal with is also high. 

The first unique skill is also good, but controlling it can get hard. Using it on a single target opponent might not be ideal, but when there are a bunch of enemies, make sure to utilize it. Also, make sure you select a mage or fighter as your main pawn

  • Extremely fast.
  • Deals high damage.
  • Can dash to avoid hits.
  • Not ideal for beginners.
  • Can’t take many hits.

Vocations To Unlock Later

Not all vocations are available from the start, as to unlock, you will need to reach a certain level or do some quests. This could take a while, and to unlock them, you would need a reliable vocation.

I have already ranked the starting Vocations, so these are the ones you should unlock later:   

  • Warrior: Unlocking this vocation can be hard, but it is worth it. Warrior is not just tanky, but it can deal with some massive AoE attacks. This vocation is extremely good and can help you a lot in the end game. 
  • Sorcerer: For the early game, Mage is a good choice, but you should unlock the Sorcerer Vocation later. This will let you take the magic spells to the next level, dealing extremely high damage.
  • Magick Archer: While the normal Archer is good, it is ideal to unlock the Magick Archer later on as it imbues the attacks with magic, which deals massive amounts of damage to the enemies.
  • Mystic Spearhand: Mystic Spearhand is the most fun to play with as it is the fastest Vocation in Dragons’s Dogma 2. Also, it lacks damage output but its unique abilities makes up for that. 

My Take On The Best Vocation

Among the starting Vocations, I think the best Vocation is Fighter as it is perfectly balanced, but later on, there are many better options available. 

The fighter is a great choice for beginners to choose, but for those who prefer long-range combat, mage and archer are available. While the starting Vocations are great, there are some, like Warrior and Sorcerer, that can unlocked later. These vocations are extremely good but can take some time to unlock so make sure to get them. 

That is almost everything you would want to know about the best Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Do remember that you can change your vocation again, even if you select the one you are not enjoying. However, the level resets, so you will have to grind again. However, getting a better Vocation will boost the overall process. 

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