Best Mage Vocation Build In Dragons Dogma 2
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Best Mage Vocation build in Dragon’s Dogma 2: Skills, Augments, and gear

Healer and spellcaster.

The Mage Vocation can have an incredible build if you carefully craft it. You have powerful spells in your arsenal and the ability to heal your party. Here’s the best Mage Vocation build including the best Skills, Augments, and gear in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

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Dragon’s Dogma 2: Best Mage spells and skills

The best thing that the Mage has to offer is wicked spells. All Mages have Anodyne, which is your healing spell that not only recovers your health but your party’s health as well. But what about your main spells? You can only equip four spells at a time, so here are the best spells to choose:

  • High Flagration
  • High Levin
  • High Frigor
  • High Palladium
Best Mage Vocation Build In Dragons Dogma 2 Spells
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As a Mage, you need to make sure you can cover all the elements. This is why it’s wise to have High Flagration, Levin, and Frigor on hand for fire, lightning, and ice damage, respectively. You’ll first start with the basic versions of those spells, but as you level up your Vocation you can perform advanced forms of those spells.

Flagration and Frigor are good for up-close enemies, while Levin can be cast from a far distance. You can also keep spitting out jets of lightning with Levin as follow-up attacks, which makes High Levin the best spell for a Mage.

Finally, High Palladium is the advanced form of Palladium, which summons clusters of magickal energy to block up to three attacks from targets. You can grant clusters to nearby allies with the advanced version as well.

Best Mage Augments

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Since you can only hold six Augments at a time, picking which ones are right for you is tough. Luckily, if you change your Vocation and upgrade its levels, you can use those Augments as other Vocations! This list will include the best Augments for your Mage that aren’t just from the Mage Vocation.

  • Beatitude (Mage)
  • Exaltation (Mage)
  • Mettle (Fighter)
  • Subtlety (Thief)
  • Catalysis (Sorcerer)
  • Sagacity (Sorcerer)

The two Mage Augments you should pick for your Mage build are Beatitude and Exaltation. While Beatitude will increase the amount of HP recovered through curatives and your Anodyne spell, Exaltation augments your Stamina recovery speed. Casting spells cost you Stamina, so you’ll need to recover that quickly.

Then there’s Mettle from the Fighter Vocation, which augments your physical defense. Since Mages are pretty susceptible to physical attacks, this will make you a little more protected. I also really like Subtlety from the Thief Vocation for a Mage since it decreases your likelihood of being targeted by enemies. Even though my Mage character was in the backlines, I always seemed to be the target of enemy attacks.

Then there’s Catalysis and Sagacity from the Sorcerer Vocation. Catalysis increases the damage dealt when exploiting an enemy’s elemental weakness, which is crucial in this game since you must know about enemy weaknesses to win fights. Sagacity simply augments your magick, which can aid any spellcasting Vocation.

Best Mage gear in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Best Mage Vocation Build In Dragons Dogma 2 Gear
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Mages use staves to cast spells and typically wear long robes. As a note, practically all gear in Dragon’s Dogma 2 is acquired through weapon and armor shops in big cities. Otherwise, you can find them throughout chests in the open world. Here is some Mage gear that I recommend you purchase or find.

Early game gear

  • Ironclad Staff
  • Serpentine Circlet
  • Magician’s Coat
  • Napped-Leather Boots
  • Expeditioner’s Cloak

Mid-game gear

  • Goblin’s Bane
  • Bishop’s Crown
  • Enchanter’s Quilted Crown
  • Euphoric Hosen
  • Saurianscale Cape

Hopefully, this was able to help you in your search for the best Mage Vocation build in Dragon’s Dogma 2. If you’re still stuck with the starting Vocations and want to unlock the Warrior and Sorcerer Advanced Vocations, they’ll require a quest to complete first.


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