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

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

We have created the best Dragon's Dogma 2 Warrior build for those players who like to jump headlong into battle, gigantic sword in hand.

the warrior in dragons dogma 2 holding a big sword

What are the best skills for the Dragon’s Dogma 2 Warrior? Slow but powerful, the Warrior has an impressive kit of high-damaging weapon skills that take a surprising amount of nuance to master. As missing a foe leaves your Arisen open to counterattack, it’s important to have a good handle on how each enemy plays and which types of massive sword swings it’s weak to. Luckily for you, we’ve spent a lot of time with the Warrior to know which of its weapon skills make the best use of the vocation.

Enjoy melee, but would rather have a little bit of magical flair as you play Dragon’s Dogma 2? This guide with all Dragon’s Dogma 2 Mystic Spearhand skills might be more up your alley than a Warrior. Or maybe you’d rather combine the melee prowess of Warrior with something more unique like the Trickster – if that’s the case, you’ll have to adopt the Warfarer vocation to combine the power of both. Thankfully, we also have all you need to know about the best Dragon’s Dogma 2 Warfarer skills as well.

a warrior with a big sword running with 2 pawns in dragons dogma 2

Best Dragon’s Dogma 2 Warrior skills

The vast majority of the Warrior’s skills are incredibly slow but powerful, meaning choosing the most versatile swings to take with you out into the dangerous wilds is key. Luckily, all the Warrior skills fall into certain categories that make them great for taking down different sizes of beasts. Mountain Breaker and Arc of Might make short work of massive enemies, for example, while Razing Sweep can cut down hordes of wolves and goblins like they’re nothing. As a result, we’ve put together the four best Warrior skills to make for the best possible build.

The best Dragon’s Dogma 2 Warrior skills are:

  • Ravening Lunge
  • Razing Sweep
  • Mountain Breaker
  • Windstorm Slash

dragons dogma 2 warrior stabbing goblin with ravening lunge

Ravening Lunge

Ravening Lunge, and its predecessor skill Goring Lunge, may only be effective against smaller enemies, but it’s great at taking out pesky ranged foes. This skill will see your Arisen charging forward to impale the foe it connects with, dragging them along with you until you activate the skill again or pin them to a wall. It deals a massive amount of damage that will outright kill weaker targets, and if it doesn’t, you can follow up with the Stonesplitter basic skill to ensure they’re fully dead.

dragons dogma 2 warrior knocking goblins away with razing sweep

Razing Sweep

Razing and Rending Sweep are some of the best ways to clear out hordes of enemies in the game. When fully charged, your Arisen Warrior will spin in two circles, swinging your massive sword in a wide arc. As you’re less likely to flinch or stagger while charging this skill, it’s great to use when hopping into the middle of a pack of saurians before slicing them and all their tails off. Furthermore, since most Warrior skills are hard to aim, this Razing Sweep works amazingly when trying to stagger fast, hard-to-hit foes. It’s a tool you shouldn’t leave town without.

dragons dogma 2 stabbing a minotaur with mountain breaker

Mountain Breaker

Cyclops and ogres have nothing on a Warrior equipped with Knoll Breaker or its upgraded form, Mountain Breaker. Using this skill, you’ll thrust your sword high above your head. Charging it fully will add a leap and more power to it. What makes this skill special, however, is its sheer power to stagger big foes. A fully charged Mountain Breaker will stagger a cyclops, making it quite easy to knock over into a vulnerable state.

dragons dogma 2 windstorm slash hitting asps

Windstorm Slash

Once that cyclops or drake is toppled, you’ll want to have Windstorm Slash or its weaker version Gale Slash in your arsenal. When timed correctly, the Warrior using Windstorm Slash will continue swinging their sword left and right, concluding in a powerful final blow. It’s amazing at finishing off enemies or taking advantage of vulnerable ones. While the Warrior has other high-powered skills such as Arc of Might, Windstorm Slash can be canceled mid-use to save on stamina.

dragons dogma 2 warrior swinging a big sword

All Dragon’s Dogma 2 Warrior weapon skills

Other than Inspirit, Roar, and Catapult Launch, the Warrior pretty much comes equipped with over a dozen skills of raw, heavy power. While the previously mentioned four skills come highly recommended, it’s a good idea to play around with each of them to see which feels most effective to you. And if you’re not traveling with a Fighter and want to draw attention away from your squishy Pawn Mages and Archers, you’ll want to swap out the likes of Windstorm Slash for Roar.

Warrior Weapon Skills Dcp (Cost)
Skyward Sunder Free
Heavenward Sunder 1000
Rending Sweep 200
Razing Sweep 1000
Bellow 200
Roar 1300
Goring Lunge 300
Ravening Lunge 1300
Ladder Launch 300
Catapult Launch 1600
Surging Strike 450
Diluvian Strike 2000
Revivify 450
Inspirit 1600
Savage Lash 700
Indomitable Lash 2000
Knoll Breaker 1100
Mountain Breaker 2500
Tidal Fury 1800
Tidal Wrath 2500
Gale Slash 2500
Windstorm Slash 3000
Arc of Might Maister Skill

dragons dogma 2 warrior ready to strike an enemy
All Dragon’s Dogma 2 Warrior core skills

The Warrior’s core skills primarily help the vocation tank damage when charging blows or help upgrade its base attacks.

Warrior Core Skills Cost (Dcp)
Bulwark 150
Breakneck Strike 250
Chain of Blows 400
Repulse 600

With all this information under your belt, you’re now ready to put together a team of three Pawns to complement your Warrior. We wholeheartedly recommend bringing a Mage a long to both heal and cure status afflictions, unless you plan to waste a weapon skill slot on Revivify. Otherwise, a Fighter compliments a Warrior well as the Warrior doesn’t want too much enemy aggression drawn to it. The last slot should go to a high-damage dealing Pawn, such as a Thief or Sorcerer, to help take down bigger foes quickly.

And that’s it for our guide on the Warrior vocation. We hope you found it helpful, and when you’re finished with Dragon’s Dogma 2, we have more than a few other helpful guides you should check out. Foremost among these is our best RPG games, as you’re likely a big RPG fan if you’re playing Dragon’s Dogma 2. If you prefer complete freedom over traditional RPGs, we’ve got you covered there too with the best open-world games on PC.