We may earn a commission when you buy through links in our articles. Learn more.

All Dragon’s Dogma 2 Magick Archer skills and which to unlock

The Magick Archer returns from the original Dragon’s Dogma. Take a look at all the best skills for this fan favorite vocation.

dragons dogma 2 mystick archer pulling back bow

Which Dragon’s Dogma 2 Magick Archer skills should you use? Both able to dish out elemental damage and support allies, the Magick Archer is perhaps the best class for your Arisen to take on as it can handle just about any situation. Massive ogre in your way? Knock it down with giant ice arrow blocks. Pawn need reviving amid a swarm of goblins? Shoot a reviving arrow its way. Truly, no other class is as versatile as the Magick Archer.

If the Magick Archer in Dragon’s Dogma 2 doesn’t suit your playstyle, consider taking a deeper look at all Dragon’s Dogma 2 vocations in the game. As it’s quite difficult to find out how to unlock the advanced vocations, getting a good lay of the Dragon’s Dogma 2 map will stop you from getting lost as you explore the vast, monster-filled wilds. Otherwise, read on to learn the best Magick Archer build.

dragons dogma 2 magick archer aiming bow

Best Dragon’s Dogma 2 Magick Archer skills

To ensure your Magick Archer is as versatile as possible, we recommend taking the weapon skill of each elemental ability along with a supportive healing skill. This allows you to tackle any monsters you come across, big or small, as you explore while keeping your Pawns alive and well. That said, the Martyr’s Bolt Maister skill is one of the most powerful skills in the game with a massive drawback – it permanently saps your health until you rest. On the plus side, it eviscerates all regular foes and can delete multiple health bars from bosses.

The best Dragon’s Dogma 2 Magick Archer skills are:

  • Frosthunter Bolt
  • Candescent Orb
  • Boltchain Stake
  • Recovery Arrow

dragons dogma 2 arctic bolt skill being shot at a dragon

Arctic Bolt

This is, believe it or not, the bread-and-butter of a Magick Archer’s kit when going up against big foes and an upgrade over Hailstone Bolt. By holding down the attack button longer, you will summon a bigger and bigger block of ice to fire at a foe. Aiming can be rather unwieldy, but it’s one of the best skills in the game to interrupt powerful attacks and trip up enemies – especially if you smack them with it in the head or feet.

dragons dogma 2 candescent orb skill lighting up the night

Candescent Orb

This upgrade to Irradiant Orb, much like Frosthunter Bolt, is a bit unwieldy to aim; however, shooting it in the general area of a mob of enemies will set them alight and brighten up the area. This makes Candescent Orb a great skill to fight against enemies weak to fire and to help with exploring in the dark. Firing more than one of these onto the ground will create a barrier of sorts that does damage and sets foes alight, making for amazing crowd control.

casting boltchain stake in dragons dogma 2 chaining through orcs

Boltchain Stake

This upgrade to Sparkchain Stake combines with the regular Pinpoint Volley attack to spread electric chains between many enemies or just a single foe, resulting in damage over time. Beginning a fight by firing off a Boltchain Stake will ensure you maximize your damage as you switch to recovering allies or exploiting other weaknesses. Speaking of weaknesses, we found enemies to be most often susceptible to lightning strikes through most of the game, especially when it begins to rain, adding even more utility to this skill.

dragons dogma 2 recovery arrow skill

Recovery Arrow

Recovery Arrow is one of the best healing spells in the game. As an upgrade to Remedy Arrow, charging it up and shooting allies (don’t worry – the Magick Archer’s arrows lock on) will restore a ton of health. Furthermore, one of the most dangerous times in a Dragon’s Dogma 2 battle is when you need to revive multiple Pawns. Charge Recovery Arrow all the way up, which takes only a few seconds, and you can bring them back into the fight from afar.

dragons dogma 2 magick archer martyr's arrow

All Dragon’s Dogma 2 Magick Archer weapon skills

While the above four skills we wholeheartedly recommend, switching up your Magick Archer’s kit at a campfire or an inn before taking on as specific boss is definitely the way to go. This is particularly helpful when the boss is resistant to one of the three elemental types you’ll bring along with you. Also, once again, Martyr’s Bolt is insane.

Magick Archer Weapon Skills Rank Cost (Dcp)
Frostseeker Bolt 1 Free
Frosthunter Bolt 4 1,000
Irradiant Orb 1 200
Candescent Orb 4 1,000
Ricochet Seeker 2 300
Ricochet Hunter 5 1,300
Sedative Bolt 2 300
Soporific Bolt 6 1,000
Flamefang Arrow 3 450
Blazefang Arrow 7 2,000
Hailstone Bolt 4 700
Arctic Bolt 7 2,000
Sparkchain Stake 5 1,100
Boltchain Stake 8 2,500
Sagittate Downpour 7 1,600
Sagittate Avalanche 9 3,000
Remedy Arrow 1 200
Recovery Arrow 5 1,300
Vimtaking Arrow 3 450
Lifetaking Arrow 6 1,600
Bartizan 6 1,800
Fortalice 8 2,500
Martyr’s Bolt 10 Maister Skill

dragons dogma 2 magick archer core skills hailstone

All Dragon’s Dogma 2 Magick Archer core skills

The Magick Archer’s core skills center around making her arrows far more powerful while also giving her a bit more utility when helping allies.

Magick Archer Core Skills Rank Cost (Dcp)
Quickfire 1 Free
Conversion 1 Free
Pinpoint Volley 1 Free
Rivet Shot 1 0
Climatic Arrow 1 150
Scopic Sight 2 250
Tracker’s Sight 3 400
Protracting Arrow 4 600

All Dragon’s Dogma 2 Magick Archer augments

Augments are stat buffs for your characters that relate to the vocation you’ve chosen. For example, the Magick Archer has a number of magic-related buffs to improve the damage dealt with specific arrows.

Here are all the Dragon’s Dogma 2 Magick Archer augments:

Magick Archer Augments Rank Cost (Dcp)
Sustainment 2 300
Voracity 4 900
Prolificity 6 1,800
Ascendancy 8 3,000
Amelioration 9 5,000


Improves the physical defense and magick defense of the Pawns in your party. A bit of extra defense never hurt anyone (quite literally in this case), and you don’t even have to cast a spell to get this buff, so it’s even more helpful than you might think.


Upon dealing the killing blow to a target, you receive a small amount of stamina. Given the speed of your arrows, you might find yourself being the one who lands all the kills, no matter where you are on the battlefield. This small bonus is helpful as it gives you another opportunity to fire off even more arrows.


Increases the likelihood of smaller targets dropping items. Okay, not every augment is going to be fantastic, and Prolificity is probably the worst of the bunch. We aren’t going to turn down free items, but there are definitely better augments out there.


Improves the strength and magick of the Pawns in your party. There aren’t many party compositions that wouldn’t benefit from this augment, particularly if you like to roll with magical Pawns like Mages and Sorcerers.


No matter how good you think you are, your Pawns can always do something stupid to put themselves in danger, potentially causing their death. Amelioration is incredibly useful as an augment as it makes it easy to revive your teammates when they’ve been knocked down. An essential pick for the Magick Archer.

Best Dragon’s Dogma 2 Magick Archer party

Now that you’ve put together a powerful Magick Archer build, be sure to pair it with a Fighter to keep the enemies off him/her. A Mage Pawn also works well as the Magick Archer has trouble healing itself; as a result, you’ll likely have an incredibly robust party.

That’s all you need to build the best Magick Archer in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Would you rather play a similar class, the Mystic Spearhand? You should check out how to unlock the Dragon’s Dogma 2 Mystic Spearhand vocation. Otherwise, head on over to the best RPG games to find another stellar adventure to play.