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Dragon’s Dogma 2 Tips and Tricks | Beginner’s Guide

  • from PLITCH
  • 16.04.2024

Twelve years after the first installment, Capcom has finally released the sequel to its acclaimed action RPG. Our Dragon’s Dogma 2 Tips and Tricks show you how to manage your vocation, inventory, and pawns. We also provide useful information about the game world and gameplay mechanics.

1) Fast travel tips

Unlike other open-world RPGs, Dragon’s Dogma 2’s fast travel system isn’t really fast. However, if you immerse yourself in the game world, it provides a high degree of realism and immersion. There are so-called Ferrystones and Portcrystals in the game, with which you can teleport yourself and your pawns to another location. However, these are relatively rare and expensive.

Our recommendation is to use the Oxcart. Admittedly, it takes some time to get on and off, and the cart moves very slowly across the landscape. But if you sleep during the trip, you’ll still reach your destination quickly.

At least most of the time. Monsters can attack you at any time during the journey. You can only continue your journey if you stop the attack. Positive side effect: You gain experience points.

2) How to escape jail (gaol)

If you’re caught committing a crime in Dragon’s Dogma 2, the town guards will throw you in jail. The question now is: what are the consequences and how do you get out? At first, the shock may be great and you may consider loading a previous save game. After all, not only have you been imprisoned, but your equipment has also been stolen.

However, you can escape with the help of a Makeshift Gaol Key or Gaol Key. If you manage to escape, your items will be returned to you. You can get the necessary key in the Caged Magistrate main quest. When you receive it from Captain Brant, you should duplicate it before using it in the quest. That way, it will still be available to you after the mission.

You don’t even need a key in the Vernworth jail. All you have to do here is give the back wall of your cell a strong attack and then get out via the sewers.

3) Always have a healer with you

When choosing your active pawns in Dragon’s Dogma 2, we recommend that you always have a healer with you before major battles. You can either use a mage to support you with magic, or you can use an NPC with a different vocation who has the Chirurgeon specialization.

Without medical support, battles can be frustrating, especially against dragons. However, if your HP is replenished regularly, you can focus on the weak points and take down larger enemies more quickly.

4) The lantern is important

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is also more realistic than other RPGs when it comes to day/night changes. When it gets dark, your range of vision is greatly reduced. Also, the night is much more dangerous than the day.

The game may not offer a difficulty change in the main menu. But if you think about it, night is the hardcore mode. In this mode, you should never wander around without a lantern. This item is also indispensable in caves.

5) Listen to your pawns

Most of what your pawns say is small talk or not relevant to the quest. Sometimes, however, they will give you strategy tips and how to proceed with a mission. Of course, it’s sometimes difficult to distinguish between useful and less useful information. However, you can tell when your pawns are giving you useful advice by the fact that you can agree with them using the communication system.

In addition to Help, Wait, and To Me, if you have the opportunity to respond to one of your fellow pawns’ plans, you should do so. They tend to have very practical ideas.

6) How can you change your vocation?

Your character’s vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2 isn’t final and can be changed throughout the game. Simply go to the Vocation Guild in Bakbattahl or Vernworth and click on “Change Vocation”. You don’t need to have the proper equipment for your specialization. The guild will provide you with clothing and a weapon.

Some inns also allow you to change your profession. For example, the one in Melve. As you progress through the game, you’ll unlock additional specializations in addition to the four initial vocations you can choose from. Whenever you make a change, you can also change the vocation of your main minion. However, this isn’t possible for your secondary pawns.

Below are all the vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2, including the ones you must unlock first:

  • Warrior
  • Fighter
  • Warfarer
  • Archer
  • Magick Archer
  • Mage
  • Sorcerer
  • Thief
  • Mystic Spearhand
  • Trickster

7) Avoid going out at night if possible

In our Dragon’s Dogma 2 Tips and Tricks, we already explained that the night works like a kind of hardcore mode. Not only is your vision limited, but stronger monsters appear. One of them is the Dullahan (Headless Horseman). At a low level, you can’t do anything against him and your death is practically pre-programmed.

It’s better to spend your nights in inns or buy your own accommodation in Vernworth or Bakbattahl. More on this in our next tip.

8) Dragon’s Dogma 2 tips: Buy a house

Staying in guesthouses is very expensive. In the long run, you’ll save a lot of money by staying in your own home for free. Although the initial investment is very high, your house will pay for itself from the fourth night you stay in Bakbattahl.

You’ll find your first home in Vernworth as part of the “A Place to Call Home” sidequest. Once you’ve completed the mission, you can buy the building for 20,000 gold. In Bakbattahl, you’ll need to talk to Adrea to get a purchase offer. You can find the Biestren near the residential area.

dragon's dogma 2 tips: Buy a house

If you manage to save up at least 200,000 gold in Dragon’s Dogma 2, you’ll be able to purchase a larger villa in Vernworth. The mansion is both beautiful and extremely spacious. You can buy it from Salvatore. Just talk to him if you want it.

Having your own house is especially useful if you have to wait a few days before you can continue your quests. The fees required for this in inns are quite painful for your wallet.

9) Combine your items

Your inventory in Dragon’s Dogma 2 has a limited carrying capacity. You can save weight by combining items. The biggest advantage is that you can preserve food by processing it. If it’s in raw form in your inventory, it will spoil very quickly and become inedible. Therefore, it’s best to combine your items as often as possible.

10) Camping tips

Campsites can be found in many places in the world of Dragon’s Dogma 2. You can recognize them by the campfire symbol on the map. They are usually located by a main road or other traffic points. Once you arrive at one, you can stay there until the evening or all night.

Use this time to cook food to feed your character and your allies. To enjoy the benefits of a camp, however, you’ll first need Camping Kits. These come in three different levels of quality.

The cheapest is the Modest Camping Kit, which costs 1,000 gold pieces. However, at seven kilograms, it’s relatively heavy and takes up a lot of your load. Better is the Grass-Patterned Camping Kit, which you can get for 3,000 gold pieces. It weighs only six kilograms.

The Elite Camping Kit weighs least at four kilograms. However, you can only unlock it through the Hunt for the Jadeite Orb quest. To accept it, you must talk to the Male Breastren NPC Offulve in Rest Town and help him find his treasure.

11) What you should always carry with you

Smart inventory management is important in Dragon’s Dogma 2 to avoid being slowed down by exceeding your carrying capacity. For example, you should always pack crafting materials in your storage and not carry them around with you. You can also pack items that you don’t need at the moment but want to keep in your pawn’s inventory.

What you should always carry with you are Ferrystones and Wakestones. The former will allow you to travel quickly and the latter will resurrect you if you die. After all, death lurks around every corner, and it’s annoying to have to load an older save game just because you forgot to pack a Wakestone.

By the way, you can increase your total loadout throughout the game with Golden Trove Beetles, which will allow you to carry more and heavier items. More on this in the next tip.

12) Collect Golden Trove Beetles

Each Golden Trove Beetle in Dragon’s Dogma 2 adds 150 grams to the weight you can carry. This may not sound like much, but it’s the quantity that counts. Seven of them will give you an extra kilogram. You can recognize them by their shimmering glow. To make them easier to spot, it’s best to look for them at night. That is, of course, if you can keep up with the monsters in the dark.

A total of 82 beetles can be found, which means an inventory increase of 12.3 kilograms.

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