Dragon's Dogma 2 Pawns at camp
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Dragon’s Dogma 2 Best Pawn Vocations

King me.

Pawns are a very weird central mechanic in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Not only are they your party members, but other players pick them up to join on their adventures. It’s an exchange very unique to the series.

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As such, when you make your Pawn, you not only want to fill a role in your overall party, but you also want to make them attractive to other characters. I mean that both in a literal, physical sense, but also vocation and specialization.

If you’re making your main Pawn initially and are wondering what you should choose, it doesn’t really matter. I’d recommend something of a different vocation from what you’re playing. Regardless, you can easily change your Pawn’s vocation later to suit your needs. They level up their vocation in the same way that you do.

However, if you want to make your Pawn desirable for other players, there are ways.

Dragon's Dogma Zoey's Pawn
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Best main pawn vocation

If you’re looking for a main pawn that both supports you and brings home the bacon (Rift Crystals), then that’s also difficult to answer.

The best suggestion I have is that, if your playstyle requires a specific kind of pawn at all times, then other players will need it, as well. Everyone has a different playstyle, and everyone is going to prefer different pawns. A mage, warrior, or fighter might be the most sought after, but I don’t think it will make a major difference. If you look at the standings for most popular pawns, there’s a vast assortment of vocations.

In my opinion, specialization and appearance of pawns are what matters most. For example, I try to always have a Woodland Wordsmith in my party in case we run into elves. Even if you don’t have access to a certain specialization, having one set makes your pawn more likely to stand out, as is having a weird or (weirdly enough) attractive pawn.

But again, everyone has different preferences, but hopefully I’ve given you some idea on how to best suit as many as possible.


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