Dragon’s Dogma Online Beginner’s Guide

A quick guide to the vocations available in the alpha and their attack/defence ratings:


Attack: ★★★★☆
Defence: ★★★☆☆

Perfect balance between offence and defence in close quarter combat. Versatile play style. The front-line attacker in a party.


Attack: ★★★☆☆
Defence: ★★★☆☆

Long-range attacker. Always maintain distance from enemy when engaging; keep an eye on the yellow bar when aiming to maintain optimum distance for best damage. Make use of special arrows like Blast Arrows effectively when in a party.


Attack: ★★★☆☆
Defence: ★★☆☆☆

The only vocation with healing and recovery spells. Make use of ‘Guard Bits’, as the spell will protect yourself from enemy attacks yet at the same time will let you cast other magic freely. When in a party, keep an eye on your party members’ health and status, cast recovery and support spells, at the same time staying away from close quarter combat.

Shield Sage

Attack: ★★ ☆☆☆
Defence: ★★★★★

The high defence and ability to ‘attract’ (taunt) enemies makes this vocation the ideal party tank. The energy obtained when using ‘attract’ and guarding from enemies can be released and utilised in your skills. Use enchantments appropriate for the enemy’s weaknesses.