Dragon’s Dogma 2: How To Romance & Increase Affinity

Make love to your favorite NPCs to increase affinity and get several rewards!

Dragon’s Dogma 2 allows players to romance and increase their bond with NPCs. The romance options are unlocked through quests and can influence the narrative. You will be able to romance any interactable NPCs, and the NPC with the most affinity will eventually become the love interest.

Key Takeaways
  • Romance is a mechanism in Dragon’s Dogma 2 that allows you to increase your affinity with NPCs.
  • Currently, there are only two love interests in Dragon’s Dogma 2, Ulrika and Wilhelmina.
  • Players can build relationships with almost everyone, including merchants and vendors, to get rewards, including discounted prices.

How To Romance In Dragon’s Dogma 2

The best way you can increase affinity and develop romance with NPCs is by giving them gifts.

While you will be able to gift all NPCs certain items, only a few will become your romantic partners.

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Talk to NPCs and give them gifts (Image Captured by Us)

Other than that, you will have to complete certain quests to increase your affinity.

  • Giving Gifts: To give any NPC a gift, you will have to press and hold the circle button to talk to them.
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    The gift menu can be accessed via inventory (Image Captured by eXputer)

    After that, press the square button while talking to them to open the inventory screen, where you can choose specific items to give them. The more valuable an item is, the more your affinity will increase.

  • Checking Preferences: I will recommend checking the preferences of an NPC before giving them gifts. To do that, you can go to the History Tab in the menu and open NPC Logbook. Under the likes section you can find their preferences and give them presents accordingly. These items include gemstones and beautiful flowers.

All Romance Options

While you will be able to build relationships with all intractable NPCs, you can only have a proper romance with only two, namely Wilhelmina and Ulrika.

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Talk and romance with NPCs (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)

You can also build and increase affinity with vendors and merchants to get store discounts.

  • Romancing Ulrika: To romance Ulrika, you will have to complete the quest Home Is Where The Hearth Is located in Melve.
  • Romancing Wilhelmina: To make Wilhelmina your love interest, you will have to complete Every Rose Has Its Thorn quest located in the Rose Chateau Bordelrie.

Other Ways To Increase Affinity

Besides gifting items to NPCs, there are a lot of other ways to improve relationships and increase affinity in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Romance In Dragon's Dogma 2 using gifts
Preferences can be checked in the NPC Logbook (Screenshot Grab: eXputer)

This includes using an augment or buying items like Eternal Bond using Seekers Tokens.

  • Using Eternal Bond: By spending 120 seekers tokens, you will be able to obtain the Eternal Bond ring. This ring, when given to a character, can greatly boost your affinity with them.
  • Using the Allure augment: if you have chosen the Trickster vocation, then you will be able to make use of an augment called Allure. This augment can greatly boost your relationship level with NPCs.

Rewards For Increasing Affinity

Romance mechanisms can actually provide players with a lot of rewards. Outside your home, you will see a note that you can read. These notes will appear when you romance with NPCs, and by reading them, you can get items like Wakestones or Ferrystones. Furthermore, if you increase your relationship with vendors and merchants, you will get discounts on items.

With this, I conclude my detailed guide on how to increase affinity and build romance with NPCs in Dragon’s Dogma 2. While you are at it, I would recommend checking out Obaid’s guide on the best vocation to choose from in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

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