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All Dragon’s Dogma 2 Mage skills and which to unlock

Check out all the Dragon's Dogma 2 Mage skills to see what spells you can use to heal, protect, and empower your teammates during combat.

What are the best Dragon’s Dogma 2 Mage skills? Like the ultimate partner, the Mage can protect, but they can also attack. The Mage is the perfect class if you want to micromanage your party members, supplying your Pawns with a range of buffs to let them handle all the work for you. When your party seems to have everything under control, that’s your window to rain down lightning on the battlefield.

The Mage is a great class if you want to sit back and watch your party do all your dirty work for you in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Of course, you can be involved as much as you want, but it’s nice to have the option to relax if you want to. As long as you keep some aggressive Dragon’s Dogma 2 Pawns in your party, you won’t have any issues tearing Dragon’s Dogma 2 enemies apart. Here’s what you need to build the strongest Mage possible in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Best Dragon’s Dogma 2 Mage skills

We’ve picked the best Mage skills that give us the flexibility to match the battle situation, regardless of how easy or difficult it is. The Mage’s biggest strength is its ability to do almost anything, so we’ve picked a range of spells to provide our party with buffs, and we’ve equipped damage spells in case we need to go on the offensive.

The best Dragon’s Dogma 2 Mage skills are:

  • High Flagration
  • High Levin
  • High Palladium
  • Argent Tonic
  • High Frigor

High Flagration

High Flagration gives you access to a flamethrower, allowing you to send a powerful jet of flame toward your enemies. Every enemy has an elemental weakness, and a lot of enemies in the first half of the game are weak to fire, making this spell incredibly useful. Anything with a furry coat is going to be burnt to a crisp, no matter how tall they stand.

High Levin

This is an advanced version of Levin which means it summons even more lightning bolts than usual. Once your party has distracted your enemies, High Levin is perfect for dealing random bursts of damage to your foes on the battlefield. High Levin summons lightning bolts from the sky, striking anyone caught in its range. You should primarily use this attack when you reach Battahl as the enemies here are weak to lightning.

High Palladium

High Palladium is the second-best protection spell in the game, allowing you and your party to absorb any three attacks from enemies. When you’re fighting a large enemy, this is extremely helpful as you can avoid taking massive amounts of damage. If you alternate between this spell and regular heals using Argent Tonic, your party should be able to survive the toughest of battles.

Argent Tonic

Save your party members from the brink of death using Argent Tonic, a spell designed to fully heal one of your allies in an instant. You need to pay close attention to each of your Pawns, especially when fighting against bosses as it’s possible to get killed in a single hit if your equipment isn’t good enough. This spell when cast at the correct time is capable of turning the tide of a losing battle, making it one of the most important skills in your arsenal.

High Frigor

This spell has the highest cast time out of our four picks, but the amount of cold damage it deals to targets is well worth the effort. High Frigor sends a large wave of ice toward your enemies, capable of hurting multiple targets along the way. Due to the high cast time, we recommend swapping to this spell instead of High Palladium when primarily confronting enemies that are weak to Cold attacks.

All Dragon’s Dogma 2 Mage weapon skills

As we touched on earlier, the Mage’s ability to be built in several ways makes it so powerful. Just looking at the arsenal of spells on offer using weapon skills, you can customize your Mage to become a glass cannon if you want to focus on dealing damage. Likewise, there are many healing and protection spells at your disposal to stop your teammates from ever taking damage in combat, it’s up to you to decide how you want to approach each battle.

Here are all the Dragon’s Dogma 2 Mage weapon skills:

Mage Weapon Skills Rank Cost
Flagration 1 Free
High Flagration 4 1,000
Levin 1 150
High Levin 4 1,000
Frigor 3 450
High Frigor 6 1,600
Empyrean 4 700
High Empyrean 7 2,000
Solemnity 6 1,800
High Solemnity 8 2,500
Palladium 1 200
High Palladium 4 1,000
Fire Boon 1 200
Ice Boon 2 300
Lightning Boon 2 300
Halidom 3 450
Argent Tonic 5 1,100
Argent Succor 8 2,500
Celerity 4 700
High Celerity 7 2,000
Spellhold 7 2,500
High Spellhold 9 3,000
Celestial Palan Maister Skill Free

All Dragon’s Dogma 2 Mage core skills

Each vocation comes with an unlockable list of core skills to help differentiate them from each other. The Mage’s core skills aren’t vital to the vocation, but if you have the money you may as well pick them up.

Here are all the Dragon’s Dogma 2 Mage core skills:

Mage Core Skills Rank Cost
Magick Bolt 0 0
Focused Bolt 1 100
Levitate 3 400
Quickspell 2 250
Anodyze 0 0

Focused Bolt

Depending on what enchantment you’re using, the Mage can fire a condensed magical burst that doesn’t cost any stamina. That said, this attack isn’t very powerful and if your enchantment isn’t that good, you may want to avoid using this attack.

Magick Bolt

Magick Bolt is similar to Focused Bolt in that it works the same way, except the bolts are much smaller instead of being condensed into a single charge. This can be performed while moving, which can be useful if your target is very close to dying.


A surprisingly useful core skill at times, the Levitate ability allows you to hover in a midair for a few seconds before falling to the ground. This can give you just the right amount of time needed to cross certain gaps that would otherwise cause your death. The ability doesn’t last too long, however, so be careful when you’re about to jump.


If you think you might be hit before you finish casting a spell, this core skill allows you to hold RB to speed up the process. Do keep in mind that this uses up some of your stamina, but it’s worth the trade-off


The most useful core skill of all, Anodyne lets you cast a magical sigil on the ground to heal anyone in your party standing in the area. While incredibly helpful, it doesn’t quite replace the need for Argent Tonic, but it comes close!

All Dragon’s Dogma 2 Mage augments

Augments are additional stat buffs each class unlocks as they progress through the ten ranks. These augments can be mixed and matched to create synergies across classes, for example, the Thief’s strength buffs augments work well alongside most of the Magic Spearhand’s augments.

Here are all the Dragon’s Dogma 2 Mage augments:

Mage Augments Rank Cost
Apotropaism 2 300
Beatitude 4 900
Intervention 6 1800
Perpetuation 8 3000
Exaltation 9 5000


Increases the strength of your magick defense, stopping you from taking as much damage against elemental magic.


Any health recovered using curatives and curative magicks is enhanced when this augment is active.


Decreases the amount of time your character is affected by any debilitations. This can be really helpful in dangerous situations where you need to heal the rest of your party.


Extends the length of any invigoration (buffs) deployed to both your character and your party members.


Increases your stamina recovery speed — perfect for Mages as you’re able to cast more spells with this augment.

Best Dragon’s Dogma 2 Mage party

The main party member you need to pair up with a Mage is a Fighter or a Thief to take all the aggression from you. The Mage requires someone to be the center of attention while you keep everyone healed and protected. As long as you have someone in the tank role, it doesn’t matter what Pawns you use in your party.

And with that, you’re ready to create the ultimate Dragon’s Dogma 2 Mage. If you enjoy playing as the Mage, give our Dragon’s Dogma 2 vocations guide a read to see if the Sorcerer might also be something you want to try. Taking a short break from the game? Check out our Dragon’s Dogma 2 review to see our verdict on the game.