Dragon’s Dogma 2: All Pawn Specializations, Explained

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Just as you choose Pawn Inclinations in Dragon’s Dogma 2, you’ll also need to consider their Specializations. Here’s everything you need to know about this new feature, including its function and and available options.

The Pawn system has received some handy upgrades in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Capcom has implemented advanced AI to allow your Main Pawn and others to learn as your journey goes on. While Pawn Inclinations serve as the basis for your companion’s personality and primary behaviors in the game, Pawn Specializations add some nuance by allowing them to perform specific actions. Some skills are more helpful than others, though, so you’ll want to access as many as you can. Let’s take a look at how these skills function in Dragon’s Dogma 2 and all known Specializations so far.

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What Do Pawn Specializations Do in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

Pawn Specializations are a brand-new addition in Dragon’s Dogma 2. In essence, these are skills that allows your Pawn and others to perform a variety of tasks and actions on their own. These are distinct from Pawn Inclinations in that they are learned via tomes on your playthrough. In this way, you can teach your Main Pawn unique skills or recruit specialized Support Pawns to fill in the gaps.

All Pawn Specializations in Dragon’s Dogma 2

At the time of writing, it looks like there’s a total of six Pawn Specializations available in Dragon’s Dogma 2. It’s possible that more may be discovered or patched in later on, but for now, here’s a look at which known skills your Pawns can wield.

AphoniteThe Pawn remains silent at all times, except under special circumstances.
ChirurgeonThe Pawn takes the initiative to use curatives on the Arisen and other allies as needed.
ForagerThe Pawn creates markers for enhancement material locations on the map.
HawkerThe Pawn offers to purchase items from your inventory for Gold.
LogisticianThe Pawn takes the initiative to combine materials in your inventory and move items between allies.
Woodland WordsmithThe Pawn is able to translate Elvish for the Arisen.

How to Get Pawn Tomes in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Pawn Tomes are found on your travels in Dragon’s Dogma 2. You can also earn tomes as rewards for completing quests, so you’ll want to devote some time to helping those in need when you can. It may take some time to score a specific tome you’re looking for, but you’ll find that some are certainly more helpful than others and you’ll want to get them ASAP. It’s generally agreed upon that the Woodland Wordsmith and Chirurgeon Specializations are among the best to have.

How Many Specializations Can a Pawn Have in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

In Dragon’s Dogma 2, Pawns can only have one Specialization at a time. While this is likely a bummer to those in search of highly skilled companions, you can can make up for the fact by hiring several Support Pawns at once through the Rift. There, you’ll have your pick of the lot, including characters made by other players as well as those created by celebrities and influencers. These Official Pawns differ from their standard counterparts in a handful of ways, though, so weigh your options to choose your recruits wisely.

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