Best Pawn Composition in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Player and Pawns set out on a trail in Dragon's Dogma 2

On your Dragon’s Dogma 2 playthrough, you’ll want to put together the best Pawn composition for ease of travel. We’ve broken down the top build for your character vocation. Read on for all the details.

At the start of Dragon’s Dogma 2, you’re tasked with building your Arisen and your Pawn companion. If you designed both characters with the character creation demo ahead of launch, you can import both to the full game now. However, those who have just begun their playthrough will need to work out which vocations and pawn inclinations pair best. Generally speaking, what works for one player may not be the most beneficial pawn build for another, as it depends entirely on which class you’ve chosen. Let’s break down which pawn compositions most complement your Arisen in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 – XBX
  • A Grand Adventure – Dragon’s Dogma 2 begins in a subterranean jail, where the Dragon’s voice echoes in the fog of lost memories.
  • Single-Player Cooperation – Up to three mysterious otherworldly beings, known as Pawns, accompany the Arisen throughout their journey.
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Best Pawn Comps in Dragon’s Dogma 2

When building your Pawn in Dragon’s Dogma 2, there are a few aspects you’ll want to consider for a practical build. This includes their vocation, inclination, and specialization.

First and foremost, your companion’s vocation should complement your own. This means those who opted for a melee combatant that performs well at close range will want to choose a pawn vocation that utilizes ranged skills, such as an Archer, Mage, or Sorcerer. However, the opposite is true for players who have taken on the role of a ranged fighter themselves, pairing best with melee-focused vocations like Fighters and Warriors.

In the same vein, your pawn’s chosen inclination should work well with your personal aims. In a big way, this essentially determines your companion’s personality, but it also points to unique strengths or skills. Pawns can be kindhearted, calm, simple, or straightforward, each with their own perks. For example, kindhearted pawns are quick to lend a helping hand to their allies while simple pawns are curious, always searching for nearby hidden treasures. This one is mostly up to personal preference, but I’d go with an inclination that makes up for your own weaknesses.

Finally, pawn specializations are just as important a factor during your playthrough. However, you won’t be able to decide on a specific skill at the beginning. Instead, you’ll have to teach your pawn specializations as you collect tomes. The most highly regarded are Chirurgeon and Woodland Wordsmith, the former allowing your pan to heal themselves and their allies while the latter grants your pawn the ability to translate Elvish. Again, personal preference definitely plays a role here, so you’ll want to pick a skill that will prove helpful throughout the game.

Best Pawn Builds

We’ve detailed two easy-to-use support pawn builds to work together with melee and ranged fighters. You can opt for similar vocations, but we’ve gone with the most beginner-friendly to start.

Mage Pawn (for the melee-focused Arisen)

  • Weapon Skills: High Celerity, High Halidom, High Flagration/Leven/Frigor/Empyrean
  • Augments: Exaltation, Perpetuation, Intervention

Fighter Pawn (for the ranged Arisen)

  • Weapon Skills: Burst Strike, Launchboard, Shield Drum, Divine Defense
  • Augments: Provocation, Mettle

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