Dragon's Dogma 2 greatsword and archistaff
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Dragon’s Dogma 2 Where to find Archistaff and Greatsword

Unlock two new powerful vocations after finding a few weapons

In Dragon’s Dogma 2, after arriving in Vernworth during the main story, you’ll speak to the Vocation Guild and learn about the Sorcerer and Warrior vocations, leading into the Vocation Frustration quest. Here’s how to find an Archistaff and Greatsword for the Vocation Frustration quest in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

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How to find a Greatsword in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Dragon's Dogma 2 Trevo Mine map
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To find a Greatsword and unlock the warrior vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2, you’ll have to find it in chests around the map, or purchase one from a weapons vendor. The first place you can find a Greatsword is Trevo Mine, west of Vernworth. After arriving in Vernworth, you’ll venture along the northwestern main road to deal with a group of goblins. Follow the main road and head west at the first fork to make your way to Trevo Mine.

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Once you arrive at Trevo Mine, enter the cave and travel down its linear path. You’ll encounter multiple goblin hordes throughout this mine, so be prepared for combat. Head left and continue into the large cavern at the first fork before going northeast.

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Shortly after venturing north, you’ll find a room with goblins and a decorative chest containing the Two-Hander Greatsword. Make sure not to sell this item, as you’ll need to keep it to finish the Vocation Frustration quest, and finding another later will take a lot of time and money.

How to find an Archistaff in Dragon’s Dogma 2

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To find an Archistaff and unlock the Sorcerer vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2, you’ll have to search the world for chests or buy one. Trevo Mine also houses an Archistaff shortly after finding your Greatsword. Starting from the Greatsword location, continue directly north until you spot a large cavern with more goblins and a wooden bridge. Descend to the bottom layer of the room to find a secret alcove under the wooden bridge, with a chest at the end containing the Grievous Horns Archistaff.

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Once you have both weapons, return to Vernworth and present them to the Vocation Guildmaster to unlock your Warrior and Sorcerer vocations and complete the Vocation Frustration quest.

What happens if you sell the Archistaff or Greatsword in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

If you previously visited Trevo Mine and sold one of these items, you’ll have to find another Archistaff or Greatsword. Fortunately, although it’ll take some time, you can purchase these weapons at vendors in regions such as Checkpoint Rest Town. However, it is expensive, and I recommend using the two free weapons above. Nonetheless, this is an alternative option if you need it.

Where to buy a Greatsword in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Here’s where you can buy a Greatsword in Dragon’s Dogma 2:

ArchistaffStore LocationPrice
LifetakerCheckpoint Rest Town – Celeste’s Smithy17,000 G
FlambergeCheckpoint Rest Town – Celeste’s Smithy24,800 G
War BladeBakbattahl – Awaran’s Arms15,400 G
Gryphic VictoryBakbattahl – Awaran’s Arms36,600 G

While there are others you can find later in the game, these are solid options for the early and mid-game to let you unlock the Warrior Vocation sooner. That way, you won’t have to wait until your playthrough is almost over to complete the Vocation Frustration quest.

Where to buy an Archistaff in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Similarly, here’s where you can buy an Archistaff in Dragon’s Dogma 2:

ArchistaffStore LocationPrice
MeniscusCheckpoint Rest Town – Celeste’s Smithy9,600 G
Plucked HeartCheckpoint Rest Town – Celeste’s Smithy24,500 G
Solar ProvidenceBakbattahl – Awaran’s Arms36,200 G

Like the Greatsword list, you’ll unlock more vendors and purchase options as you progress into Dragon’s Dogma 2. However, these three weapons are your best options if you want to complete Vocation Frustration early on.


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