Dragon’s Dogma 2: Best Vocations Tier List

Mystic Spearhands hold fighting stance in Dragon's Dogma 2

On your Dragon’s Dogma 2 playthrough, you’ll want to unlock the best vocations to get the upper hand in combat. We’ve ranked all 10 character classes from best to worst to help you make the right call.

In Dragon’s Dogma 2, you’ll start off the game by creating your Arisen. If you built your character and your Pawn with the help of the character creation demo ahead of launch, you can transfer those characters to the full game now or seek to change your vocation if you’d rather go a different route. In any case, you’ll have your pick of 10 vocations, some of which include unlockable Advanced Vocations. Once you have access to the whole set, you’ll want to shoot for the best build possible. Let’s break down the best vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

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Best and Worst Vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2

S-TierWarfarer, Mystic Spearhand, Warrior
A-TierSorcerer, Magick Archer, Fighter
B-TierMage, Archer, Thief

Warfarer (S-Tier)

While there’s some debate regarding ease of the Warfarer’s gameplay, there’s no denying this vocation’s obvious strengths. Warfarers aren’t very beginner-friendly, but they’re easily the most versatile of all the vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2. This comes at the cost of weakened base stats, making this class best suited for seasoned players who are deeply familiar with the game’s combat mechanics. If you can master the Warfarer’s abilities, you’ll skillfully wield all manner of weapons and have the freedom to personalize your overall build.

Mystic Spearhand (S-Tier)

Often referred to as a Hybrid Vocation, the Mystic Spearhand delivers the best of both worlds when it comes to offensive and defensive capabilities. This class is highly versatile in combat, performing well in close quarters or from a distance. Able to take out a variety of foes no matter the circumstances, the Mystic Spearhand truly shines with the ability to crowd control, wiping out groups of enemies with area-of-affect abilities and wide-range attacks.

Warrior (S-Tier)

Warriors are probably the hardest hitters in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Wielding two-handed weapons with great strength and skill, this class is the melee fanatic’s best bet. While Fighters are comparable in terms of combat style, Warriors deal significantly more damage at the cost of some defense. Under most circumstances, they’re consistent and reliable with DPS-based builds. Just watch out for enemies with physical resistance.

Sorcerer (A-Tier)

For all intents and purposes, Sorcerers are essentially more powerful Mages. While they’re a bit lacking in terms of healing abilities, these masters of Arcane Magick can deal a significant amount of damage with a single attack. These attacks take a good bit of time to charge, though, so they perform best from a distance. With the proper support and access to spells like High Levin and Quickspell, Sorcerers can easily turn the tides in their favor.

Magick Archer (A-Tier)

As someone who tends to gravitate toward Archer classes of any kind, I’d say the Magick Archer is an excellent choice for players who prefer ranged fighters. Double points for combining this skill with magic, to boot. In terms of damage, this vocation actually outperforms the Sorcerer. On top of that, they have access to diverse spells, which can target either single or grouped opponents. While they’re also able to revive Pawns, some of the Magick Archer’s attacks come at the cost of their own HP.

Fighter (A-Tier)

Depending on your personal preferences, you might favor the Fighter over the Warrior class. Both excel in melee combat, serving well on the frontlines. However, the Fighter vocation boasts exceptional defenses, wielding a sword and shield rather than a weapon entirely focused on dealing damage. Overall, the Fighter is easier to master, as they’re able to absorb attacks well. That said, they don’t deal as much damage as the Warrior.

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