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Dragon’s Dogma 2 Sorcerer Build Guide

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Dragon’s Dogma 2 Sorcerer Build Guide

In our Dragon’s Dogma 2 Sorcerer build guide, I’ll be attempting to explain what is and what isn’t good and ultimately showing you what I believe are the best skills to be taking with you on your journey. The vocation also does surprisingly more damage than you might think!

The sheer damage this class can put outputs it high up there on most OP vocations. Due to the quality of life changes that were made since the first game, the vocation also feels a lot better to play, as it can now cast faster through the use of its core skill Quickspell, and can regenerate its stamina at an increased rate through Galvanize, this leads to a more fluid playstyle – Levitate is also incredibly addicting to use and other vocations make you feel like a lesser being for not having it.

See where the Sorcerer ranks in our Dragon’s Dogma 2 vocation tier list.

The Build

There’s a lot of nuance with the Sorcerer; nearly every spell has a place in some situation—if not most—which is why you can’t technically go too wrong with the Sorcerer. However, this can sometimes lead to the vocation feeling weak in specific scenarios.

The Sorcerer’s design also encourages and reinforces this, but personally, I want a build that can go up against everything relatively easily. With that in mind, I set out to find Spells that work in most scenarios, and Augural Flare fits this role perfectly.

Augural Flare is an ungodly skill, so any setup you choose should contain this spell, at the very least. There’s a good variety around that, but here’s what I’ve chosen to go with.

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Weapon Skills

Augural Flare (Prescient Flare) – Nonreplaceable.

First up is Agural or Prescient Flare. I’d say this is your actual Bread and Butter spell. what makes this incredibly strong is that you and your pawns can utilize this ability. I’ve seen this thing strip 2-3 Health Bars off of a Dragon pretty consistently, and I won’t lie, it can trivialize some encounters. I’ve also noticed that Pawns gravitate toward attacking it. I could be hallucinating, but this appears to be the case.

High Thundermine (Thundermine) – Replaceable

I think this is a somewhat underrated spell. I don’t think any other skill allows for concrete zone control. Once placed, any creature that can jump, run, or even fly in your direction will just get zapped backward. This allows you, in most cases, to freely cast spells uninterrupted. It won’t work on an Ogre, but typically, you’re consciously trying to avoid Ogres, and it’s usually the pesky Goblin that stabs you in the back.

High Levin/Flagration/Frigo – Take at least one.

It’s just a simple method of dealing damage that is reliable and quick to cast. Whatever you choose is somewhat preference, but I will make a case for Levin as it’s long-range and can be continually cast- allowing for continuous damage when needed; this works incredibly well with Thundermine, as you’ll not fear being knocked out of your cast.

Meteoron – Replaceable

It’s powerful and looks crazy; ideally, you’ll want to use this when you can due to its ability to one-shot a lot of things when the Meteors hit just right. It does randomly “miss,” which can be a letdown, but it will generally hit larger foes multiple times due to it striking the ground a few times. You can fit something else here if you don’t like the cast time or don’t have the spell yet but I’d recommend using it.


I’ll get straight into Augments, as Core Skills are relatively straightforward. Quickspell and Levitate are essentially all you need.

Now, starting off and even into the mid-game, the list of Augments you’ll have access to won’t be massive, and chances are you’ll only have access to the vocation you specialized into first; thus, generally, you take what you can get, but in an ideal scenario you’ll want.

  • Sagacity (Sorcerer)
  • Zeal (Wayfarer)
  • Exaltation (Mage)
  • Endurance (Archer)
  • Constancy (Sorcerer) (Replacements: Catalysis, Apotropaism, Subtlety)
  • Lethality (Archer) (Replace if you feel it doesn’t work)

I believe this to be ideal. Sagacity is self-explanatory, and Zeal, Exaltation, and Endurance are here to manage and support the casting of spells by reducing costs and regenerating Stamina.

Lethality could be an oopsie. I can’t say with certainty that it works with spells, but it seems to work with spells from my testing—as small as that is. Also, considering that most Augmentations are designed to be used by all vocations, I don’t see why it shouldn’t be for Lethalty.


It’s probably helpful to review how I play with this setup and things to watch out for while playing, as it’s not precisely “Throw out spells until enemy dead.” Typically, you’ll start most engagements with Thundermine; you’ll have things running at you- your Pawns aren’t always going to grab everything after I’d just start throwing out Levin or Seism (or equivalent) in trash mob engagements.

For more giant monsters, you want to apply Augural Flare to weak spots, then Magically Bolt/Auto Attack the spot. I’ve found that Pawns typically aim for these locations as well.

It’s not always possible to aim for weak spots; you’ll figure it out the more you play, but sometimes it’s not always optimal to aim for weak spots. I found that against Ogres and Cyclops, just aiming for legs due to their ease of access worked well enough, but for Dragons, the chest weak spot is the best.

When you’ve gotten your Legendary Skills, you’ll primarily want to use Meteoron in the end game; Maelstrom is good but not as powerful as Meteoron. It’s hard to find the right moment to cast sometimes, but if you can’t do so, set up Augural Flare where you can.

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Weapon Skills

The Sorcerer has many spells, and depending on the situation and what you’re fighting, you can customize it a lot; for example, Seism is incredibly effective against Golems, with the bonus of being great vs packs and quick to cast. Also, considering how overturned Augural Flare is, I’ll likely praise spells that work in conjunction with it favorably.

Salamander (High Salamander)

I’ve tried this a few times and concluded that it’s likely the worst skill the Sorcerer has granted; that’s a good thing, as it’s the only one. It essentially just leaves some fire on the ground, but I’ve seen a Goblin walk out of this, so the damage isn’t there, even if you threw it onto a downed enemy.

Thundermine – (High Thundermine)

I love Thundermine. Its ability to control space is superb. Most things tend to run at the player, especially if you aren’t using Subtlety, and this just stops almost everything in its tracks. I’m referring to things that aren’t large—Goblins, humans, lizards—anything small that will smack you out of casting; this spell will zap away, giving you a zone to cast in.

Hagol – (High Hagol)

Hagol is a decent spell; it builds up a freeze debilitation that can freeze enemies for much longer than expected and deals with groups of trash mobs relatively well. It’s not easy to keep foes inside of it, though, which can be a problem; it also tags Augural Flare, which is excellent. I ran this in place of a Legendary for quite a while.

Decanter – (High Decanter)

I usually ran with a healing Pawn, so I didn’t find myself using this as much as I could; that doesn’t mean it’s terrible; it’s an overall solid spell, continually damages as well as heals the player, cast this inside of a Thundermine and you’re good to drain.

Seism – (High Seism)

I like this spell; it’s not particularly strong vs one target, but similarly, it’s like a mini Meteoron and hits a wide area for alright amounts of damage; it can also knock larger foes off balance. The first time I encountered a golem, I had Seism. Seism hit all of the golem’s weak points as far as I could tell, ripping through the golem relatively quickly and giving me no issues. I’d honestly recommend this over a Legendary Spell in some scenarios.

Prescient Flare – (Augural Flare)

I feel like this spell could get nerfed- It’s better than both Legendary Spells, which isn’t good, but that’s mainly because the Legendary Spells aren’t impressive. You slap this on a weak spot, spam it with Magick Bolts, and then watch it explode half the creature’s health; I’ve killed a Griffon outright with this, and it’s that insane.


As I mentioned, it’s insanely powerful, making it 100% worth the slot. Honestly, it’s hard to pull off, and similarly to Maelstrom, it has a long cast time that the Meteors can miss, but none of that realistically matters when it has the potential just to destroy a foe outright.


I like Maelstrom. It’s big and flashy. It has downsides, though, the big one being that larger foes can walk out of it. It does decent damage, but not as much as Meteoron, and the damage is low against the output of other vocations. It can still tag Augural Flare, so I would typically attempt to follow one up with Maelstrom.


  • Asperity: Increases the likelihood of inflicting debilitations with yourattacks.
    • I don’t think this is needed; usually, debilitations are a tiny part of play, and the overall goal is “making stuff dead.”
  • Stasis: Reduces the rate at which items deteriorate.
    • Things like Medusa’s head can turn enemies to stone, but Medusa’s head deteriorates. Using Stasis for these occasions is viable, but it is less outside of this.
  • Constancy: Augments your Knockdown Resistance.
    • It’s somewhat situational and huge in specific scenarios where you’re hit and want to avoid being knocked down, but the argument of not being hit in the first place is always there; I use it.
  • Catalysis: Increases damage dealt when exploiting a hostile target’s elemental weakness.
    • It’s hard to know just how much this helps. It’s situational, as you’re not always carrying the element required to exploit the weakness; thus, Lethality will pull ahead of it, assuming Lethality works.
  • Sagacity: Augments your Magick.
    • Straight forward damage boost, worth using.

Ending Tips

I’d like to mention something; although I’ve attempted to keep this guide spoiler-free, there are two quests that I think are worth commenting on: “Spellbound” and “The Sorcerer’s Appraisal.”

Completing these gives you access to Meteoron and Maelstrom, but both quests require the same books. Thus, you can lock yourself out of either spell if you don’t make forgeries. I gave the actual books to Trysha and the forgeries to Myrddin, giving me access to both spells.

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In Conclusion

We hope you found our Dragon’s Dogma 2 Sorcerer guide helpful! In general, Sorcerer is a neat vocation overall in Dragon’s Dogma 2, and I think they did a great job compared to the first game; it feels fantastic to play, and I think sometimes that’s all that matters. Getting a fully charged Augural Flare off and watching Dragons just keel will never gets old.