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Best Dragon’s Dogma 2 Pawn Specializations

While Pawns might not be the brightest, you’re able to equip them with a number of different helpful specializations by using Pawn Tomes.

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What are Pawn Specializations in Dragon’s Dogma 2? Pawn Specializations are, first and foremost, a way to give your Pawn more utility outside of combat, though some specializations do prove useful while battling a swarm of goblins. They’re difficult to obtain, however, and it’s not always entirely clear which specialization is right for your Pawn, or which specializations you want on the Pawns you hire from the rift. We’ll do our best to answer those questions below.

Want to know more about Pawns in Dragon’s Dogma 2? You’re in luck, as we’ve gone ahead and explained all you need to know about Dragon’s Dogma 2 Pawns. Do be warned, however, that Pawns cannot become every class in the game – you’d better brush up on the 10 Dragon’s Dogma 2 vocations before getting too ahead of yourself with specializations.

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All Pawn Specializations in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Here are the six Pawn Specializations in Dragon’s Dogma 2:

  • Aphonite: The pawn who acquires this skill will not speak a word, except under very select circumstances.
  • Chirurgeon: The pawn who acquires this skill gains the initiative to use curatives on the Arisen and other allies.
  • Forager: The pawn who acquires this skill will mark the locations of enhancement materials on the map.
  • Hawker: The pawn who acquires this skill can offer to purchase a selection of items from the inventory for a fair sum of gold.
  • Logistician: The pawn who acquires this skill gains the intuitive to combine materials and move items between allies’ packs
  • Woodland Wordsmith: The pawn who acquires this skill can interpret Elvish for the Arisen

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Best Pawn Specialization in Dragon’s Dogma 2

The best Pawn Specialization is entirely left up to your play style and what you need at the moment. That said, two specializations stand out as more useful than others:

  • Chirurgeon lessens the need to bring a Mage with healing spells with you, while also providing great support during tough encounters.
  • Hawker is great for managing your inventory weight when you plan on exploring for a long time.

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How to get Dragon’s Dogma 2 Pawn Tomes

Currently, we’ve found only one way of obtaining Pawn Tomes in Dragon’s Dogma 2. You must interact with the various NPCs of Vermund and Battahl, completing quests for them, gifting them items such as flowers and precious stones, and using their services often. The first Pawn Tome you’re likely to obtain should come from Flora, a young girl who you help purchase Fruit Roborant in the town of Melve. Speaking with her and her father in Vernworth nets you a Chirurgeon Pawn Tome.

We received the Logistician Pawn Tome from Glenna at the Stardrop Inn after selecting ‘Pass the Time’ at her bar and gifting her flowers.

If you need a specific specialization but do not have the proper tome, consider hiring a Pawn with the specialization you want from a Riftstone. You can check the specialization of each Pawn before hiring them.

At the moment, these are the best Pawn Specializations in Dragon’s Dogma 2. While it doesn’t have a Pawn system, Capcom’s other fantasy series Monster Hunter shares a lot of similarities – consider checking out the best games like Monster Hunter World. The original Dragon’s Dogma makes the cut. A great piece to read is our best RPG games as well, as many share similar party-adventuring tropes with Capcom’s latest adventure.