Skills in Dragon's Dogma 2 are various passive and active abilities that the player can assign to the Arisen and their Pawns for use during combat. Some Skills are only able to be equipped based on the Vocation of the character, while other Skills are dependent on the Weapon the character is using. Skills had to be bought using Discipline Points and couldn't be refunded in Dragon's Dogma, but once a Skill was bought, it would be unlocked for every Vocation that is able to use the Skill. This, along with the game giving Discipline Points away generously, encouraged players to try out different Vocations and playstyles without much inconvenience.
In Dragon's Dogma, Skills were split into 3 main categories:
- Weapon Skills: Skills that are vocation-dependent - though some vocations share the same weapons, they might not have access to the same weapon skills. Executed by pressing the corresponding weapon skill button.
- Core Skills: Skills that are weapon-dependent - any vocation that has access to the weapon can use these skills. Executed by pressing the light and heavy attack buttons in a certain order.
- Augments: Passive trait boosts earned when leveling a specific vocation. Once an augment is unlocked, it can be used regardless of the vocation the character switches to.
What are the Skills in Dragon's Dogma 2?
Dragon's Dogma 2's current available content shows the return of similar combat and Vocations, and along with them similar Skills. The gameplay trailer shows a Warrior executing a Spark Slash or a Corona Slash, as well as a Mage or Sorcerer casting Bolide. The footage seems to also suggest new Vocations, and along with them new Skills, or just new skills to go with the already-existing Vocations. Examples of these are abilities that create what seem to be bridges made of wind, and abilities that use gravity or force to force enemies afloat only to blast them away the next moment.
This page will be updated as more information about Skills is revealed. In the meantime, view our reveal impressions on the trailer for a sneak peek at the Skills in Dragon's Dogma 2.
DD2 Gameplay Reveal Impressions