Best Pawn Vocation In Dragon's Dogma 2
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Best Pawn Vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2, ranked

What ought I be, Arisen?

The best Vocations for your Pawns in Dragon’s Dogma 2 are much different than the best Vocation for you, the Arisen. Let the vanguard be mine as I help you decide what the best Pawn Vocation is for your party.

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What are the best Pawn Vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

How To Pick Best Pawn Vocation In Dragon's Dogma 2
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After creating your Pawn, you’ll need to pick a Vocation. You and your Pawn’s Vocations can be changed later, but regardless, it’s good to know what the best Vocations are for Pawns.

Pawns can’t be any of the Advanced Vocations. This limits them to Fighter, Thief, Archer, Mage, Warrior, or Sorcerer. In my experience, here are the Vocations that work best for Pawns:

  1. Mage
  2. Warrior
  3. Fighter
  4. Sorcerer
  5. Archer
  6. Thief

Mage is the best Vocation for Pawns simply because of the Heal spell, Anodyne. Healing is a constant worry in Dragon’s Dogma 2 and the Mage’s golden bubble healing spell allows you and all your party members to recover health fast. Mages will also give your weapons elemental damage which is necessary to defeat some enemies.

The second best Vocation for Pawns is Warrior. In my opinion, Warrior is hard to play because it’s slow. However, Warriors can deal extremely high damage. That’s why Pawns make great Warriors — it’s a Vocation you likely won’t want to play but a Vocation you absolutely want since it is the best tank class.

Fighter and Sorcerer are the next best options for Pawns. Fighters embrace some of Mage’s support capabilities and Sorcerers embrace some of Warrior’s high damage capabilities. They are both exceptional; I recommend having a Fighter or Sorcerer in your fourth Pawn slot.

Archer and Thief are the worst classes for Pawns to be because they aren’t as useful as Mages, Warriors, Fighters, and Sorcerers. Archer and Thief are great classes that have the potential to deal a lot of damage, but they’re both weak and too situational. These two Vocations make for better Arisen Vocations than Pawn Vocations.

Best Vocation party composition in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Best Vocation Party Composition Dragon's Dogma 2
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When it comes to party compositions, it hinges on your Vocation. As a general rule, I like my party to consist of two melee users and two ranged users. With that in mind, here are some of the best party compositions to grind XP, DCP, RC, and Gold fast in Dragon’s Dogma 2:

  • Swords and spells
    • Arisen – Fighter
    • Your Pawn – Mage
    • Pawn 3 – Warrior
    • Pawn 4 – Sorcerer
  • Mystic madness
    • Arisen – Mystic Spearhand
    • Your Pawn – Warrior
    • Pawn 3 – Mage
    • Pawn 4 – Sorcerer
  • Ranged romp
    • Arisen – Archer
    • Your Pawn – Sorcerer
    • Pawn 3 – Mage
    • Pawn 4 – Warrior
  • Assassins
    • Arisen – Trickster
    • Your Pawn – Thief
    • Pawn 3 – Archer
    • Pawn 4 – Warrior

As you can see, any combination that includes a Mage, Sorcerer, Warrior, and Fighter is going to be your best option when it comes to the best Vocations for party compositions in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Just make sure you’ve unlocked the Warrior and Sorcerer Vocations or else you’re out of luck.

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.