Dragon's Dogma 2 Heal Spell
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Best ways to heal in Dragon’s Dogma 2: Spells, items, and rest

Healer!

Healing in Dragon’s Dogma 2 is important and not explained. To help you stay alive through your numerous adventures in Dragon’s Dogma 2, here are the best ways to heal.

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How to heal in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Something that can be as confusing as locking-on in Dragon’s Dogma 2 is healing. The three main ways to heal in Dragon’s Dogma 2 are resting, using spells, and consuming items.

If you find yourself unable to heal, it is most likely because you have a Loss Gauge. The Loss Gauge keeps you from healing up to your maximum health until you rest which makes resting the best way to heal in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Dragon's Dogma 2 Heal Rest
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From best to worst, here are the best ways to heal in Dragon’s Dogma 2:

  1. Rest at an Inn or camp
  2. Anodyne Mage spell
  3. Emergent Vitality book
  4. Roborant
  5. Salubrious Draught
  6. Dried Fruit or Meat

As stated, resting at an Inn or campsite is the best way to heal in Dragon’s Dogma 2 because it removes your Loss Gauge and gives you full health. The only downside to resting is it’s relatively expensive at an Inn and acquiring and carrying a Camping Kit is difficult, not to mention finding a firepit which is required to make camp.

For on-the-go healing, Anodyne, the Mage spell, is the best. Anodyne is an AoE healing spell that creates a golden bubble that heals any ally inside. I always have a Mage Pawn because Anodyne is such a useful way to heal your party quickly. You can change Vocations and become a Mage yourself to cast Anodyne, but I have fun playing a different class and letting my Mage Pawn play support.

You’ll come across Emergent Vitality which is a spell book any Vocation can use. Emergent Vitality is a green book that, after digging through your items menu and selecting “Use” casts Anodyne. Again, any Vocation can use this, but Emergent Vitality is rare. If you don’t have a Mage in your party, it’s good to have one or two Emergent Vitality in your items menu when exploring.

Dragon's Dogma 2 Heal Fruit Roborant
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Whether it’s Mighty, Exquisite, Fine, Mincemeat, Fruit, Roe, or whatever else, Roborants are the best healing item you can use on yourself to heal fast. One-off items like Roborant are automatically slotted to your quick-select menu in the bottom left corner below the map. Hold down the “Switch Weapon Skill” button to see the item quick-select menu to use Roborant quickly in battle.

While it’s not as effective as Roborant, Salubrious Draughts are easy to make and are useful healing items. Go to your items menu, select the “Combine” option, and go to “Use Recipe.” You’ll see plenty of easy ways to make Salubrious Draughts, as well as Roborants and Dried Meat and Fruits.

The worst way to heal in Dragon’s Dogma 2 is to use Dried Fruit or Dried Meat. While consuming these items will heal you, I think these items are better served to create Roborants which are much better healing items. Regardless of how you heal, you’ll need to know the best starting Vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2.


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