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Dragon's Dogma 2

Fighter Overview: Skills, Augments & More

Craig Robinson

The "Fighter" iconFighter is a basic class in Dragon’s Dogma 2 that new characters and pawns can be. The Fighter offers a mixture of support capabilities, with it able to pin enemies down, tank for you, or go offensive with its fast attacks. It’s the type of class that offers fluid gameplay, hitting foes fast, reactive gameplay with parrying, and more. Here’s a closer look at the Fighter in "Dragon" iconDragon’s Dogma 2, featuring all skills, augments, and more.

Here is everything you need to know about Fighters in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Image via Capcom.

Fighter Overview in Dragon’s Dogma 2

As mentioned, the Fighter is a very defensive class, capable of playing a mixture of tanking or offensive damage dealing roles. While the fighter is not the strongest of the bunch for damage, it does offer unique opportunities for pinning enemies down, with its fast attacks, unique parry feature, and ease for newer players to the series to take a beating and not feel as threatened. If you’re looking for that knightly type playstyle, then the Fighter is a great vocation to play as.

When it comes to more in-depth builds, the Fighter can go for builds that use air slashes, AoE attacks, and pinning down and repeatedly stabbing poor souls. If you’re more of a defensive player, then the shield themed skills that have you taunting and enemies is another fantastic playstyle.

Fighters have hazardous roles in the game, capable of taking beatings, with unique grappling, tanking, and fighting. They also have very fast attacks with their one-handed blades, and have solid features for skill-based gameplay with learning parrying and other mechanics.

Pros Cons
Very safe to play Can be slow
Solid crowd control Parry timings are skill-dependent
Unique tanking Damage builds are weaker than other damage focus classes
Strong pinning gameplay Exposed to air attacks most of the time.

All Fighter Skills in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Fighters have various skills in Dragon’s Dogma 2, including damage skills, tanking skills, and other abilities. Image via Capcom.

Fighter Skills contain a mixture of skills designed for players who want to be more of a Fighter tank build, with another case of skills designed for more damage-focused builds. The Shield skills often involve tanking, mitigating damage, taunting enemies, and launching allies into the air.

Meanwhile, the damage skills end up being types of AoE (Area of Effect) clear tracks, air thrust attacks to catch air opponents, gripping, pinning, and repeatedly stabbing enemies in tussles, and other more scrappy types of gameplay.

So, if you’re looking to make a Fighter Build, then you have a few types of skills for optimal situations, tanking, or going all in as a controlling and damage fighter. Feel free to mouse hover over the skills to get an idea of the skill descriptions, with mobile users able to tap the relevant skills for closer looks.

The Fighter has a lot of unique skills, but the best depends on your playstyle. The standout skills are typically Shield Drum, Righteous Fury, Perfect Defense or Gutting Skewer, but again, it depends on your preference and playstyle.

All Fighter Core Skills in Dragon’s Dogma 2

The Core Skills of a fighter add some crowd control to enemies, alongside ways to mitigate health loss, and get some interaction with weapon enchants. You’ll find weapon enchants built into late-game items, and you can get lots of enchants from "Mage" iconMages. So, there’s a lot to work with Fighter Core Skills.

True "Deflect" iconDeflect: The skill operates like a parry skill, as it allows you to reflect a target’s attack back onto them. Watch for a target’s attack and then instantly parry with the shield as it arrives to counterattack.

Tusk Toss: This core skill enables the Fighter to essentially uppercut with their weapon, swinging lightweight creatures into the air as a form of crowd control. It’s very good against "Goblin" iconGoblins, for example.

Steeled Foundation: Allows a Fighter to brace using their shield to protect themselves from large falls. Using their shield skill while falling can break the fall, potentially saving them from dangerous moments when they get knocked off cliffs or ledges, such as fighting "Ogre" iconOgres or falling from height via "Harpy" iconHarpys or Griffons. It is also very handy for jumping off ledges for shortcuts that would otherwise kill you.

Enchanted Counter: Applies elemental damage to the enemy whenever you defend. Defending is done by simply using your shield to block attacks. Depending on the strength of the enchant, and the resistance to debilitations, each enemy will slowly develop the debilitation from your defends till they eventually are under its effect. Handy for spreading cold or burns to enemies. You’ll need an enchant from a Mage or a weapon with an enchant for it to take effect.

All Fighter Augments in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Like with every Vocation in DD2, each class gets five unique augments to unlock by leveling it up. These are the five you get from the Fighter vocation rank ups:

  • "Mettle" iconMettle - Increases Physical Defense.
  • "Provocation" iconProvocation - Increases the likelihood of you drawing enemy attention in combat.
  • "Thew" iconThew - Increases carry weight
  • "Dominion" iconDominion - Allows you to lift up and pin down foes for an extended duration.
  • "Diligence" iconDiligence - Hastens recovery when downed or crawling.

Here is a list of Fighter Augments and what to expect from them in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

The augments are largely therefore either fulfilling your role as a tank, generally good defense, or increasing your offensive support capabilities with the bonus to pinning enemies down. Pick and choose what you need for the type of Fighter you want, as there’s always good something in this tree for the Fighter and "Warrior" iconWarrior playstyles.

The Fighter has plenty of Augments that further improve the tanking or DPS playstyle. The Mettle augment is great for classes needing bonus armor, while Provocation is excellent for tanking. Damage-themed Fighters will love the Dominion augment for the bonus to grappling, important for landing your shorter-range attacks.

This concludes everything you need to know about the Fighter in Dragon’s Dogma 2. You should have a better idea of the Fighter skills, augments, and playstyles that come with the class.

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  • Guide Release
    28 February 2024
  • Last Updated
    22 May 2024
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