Dragon's Dogma 2 - Pawns Guide

Pawns Guide for Dragon's Dogma 2 (Dragon's Dogma II), including an overview of the Pawns,  features and mechanics related to Pawns, how to hire or recruit Pawns, and how to control Pawns in the game.

Dragon's Dogma 2 - Pawns Guide

Pawns Guide for Dragon’s Dogma 2

What are Pawns?

Dragon's Dogma 2 - Pawns

Pawns are subordinates that will accompany you throughout your journey as the Arisen. They are devoted to serving the Arisen, and they will be your aid in your battles. Players can customize and command the Pawns according to their needs.

Official Pawns (Official Guest Pawns)

Official Pawns are pawns that can be hired from the Official Pawns Menu in the Rift. They are also owned or created by other players in the game. Check the link below to view the Official Guest Pawns currently available in the game.

Official Pawns features and differences from normal Pawns:
  • Official Pawns’ name is displayed in a different colour.
  • There is no Rift Crystal cost when hiring Official Pawns up to level 10.
  • Once an Official Pawn is hired, their equipment cannot be changed.
  • Official Pawns do not appear in certain features such as daily and overall rankings.
  • Some may have a limited availability period.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Official Guest Pawns List

Pawns Features and Mechanics

Assists the Arisen in battle.

Pawns will serve the Arisen in every way possible, including in battle. They have different abilities depending on their vocations and have the ability to get stronger as they gain experience from battles.

Pawns have their own inventory.

Pawns have an inventory of their own, which you can access and put items into as well. They can also loot items on the ground or items from the monsters that your party has defeated.

Pawns can use Lanterns to light up the dark.

Pawns can also use Lanterns to help you light up the dark during the night. The night is home to ferocious monsters, and illuminating the dark is a must to avoid getting ambushed or caught off guard by these deadly monsters.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Day and Night Cycle Guide

Serves as guides during quests or exploration.

Aside from assisting you in battle, the Pawns will also serve as guides in quests and exploration, and maybe in some other aspects of the game as well. Because Dragon’s Dogma 2 does not provide quest indicators or markers, the Pawns will be your guide to locate and determine the quest-related objectives or other important tasks in the game.

Share Pawns with other players.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 also features a borrow and share mechanic, which allows players to hire Pawns owned by other players. Once someone hires your Pawn, they will gain experience and knowledge about the quest that the borrowing player has completed. This also applies to you whenever you borrow a Pawn from other players.

Can you bring more than 1 Pawn in your party?

Yes, in fact, you can have a total of three Pawns in your party. Your party can be composed of your very own Main Pawn, and two more hired or borrowed Pawns from other players in the game.

What happens if your Pawn gets defeated in battle?

If your Pawn gets defeated during a battle, he or she will be in an immobilized state and won’t be able to move. Approach and touch your Pawn to bring him or her back up, but if you leave your Pawn immobilized or downed for a long time, you will need to revive or summon your Pawn through a Rift Stone.

Pawn Specializations

Dragon's Dogma 2 - Pawn Specializations

Pawn Specializations is a new feature in Dragon’s Dogma 2. It allows the Pawns to acquire abilities, such as translating Elvish into your understanding. Because of this new feature, players will be able to utilize their Pawns not just for battle but also in other important aspects of the game.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Pawn Specializations List and Guide


Dragon's Dogma 2 - Dragonsplague

Dragonsplague is a contagious disease that infects the Pawns when they travel between worlds. However, unlike most diseases where the infected get weak, Dragonsplague somehow strengthens and enhances the performance of the Pawns.

Despite the unlikely positive effects of the Dragonsplague, it still comes with a negative effect, such as a sudden change in their speech and more aggressive behavior. As of now, we are unsure of how grave the Dragonsplague can be, but we are sure that the players will soon unfold the mystery behind this disease.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Dragonsplague Guide

How to Control and Command Pawns

Pawn Controls and Commands

Players can command their Pawns by pressing the buttons listed below.

Buttons Commands
Help – commands your Pawn to help you in battle or with some task.

Go! – commands your Pawn to charge forward or go to a certain location.

To me! – commands your Pawn to go back to your side.
Wait! – commands your Pawn to standby.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Game Controls

How to Hire Pawns

Collect Rift Crystals (RC).

Rift Crystals are the currency used for hiring Pawns in the Rift. With that being said, you must first collect and accumulate enough Rift Crystals to hire a Pawn suitable for your party. Check out the link below to learn about the various ways to get Rift Crystals.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 How to Get Rift Crystals

Enter the Rift.

Dragon's Dogma 2 - Rift Stones

Once you’ve gathered enough Rift Crystals, look for a Rift Stone, which will allow you to enter and access the Rift. Rift Stones are usually found near camps and villages, and they stand out due to their distinctive structure and glowing light.

Choose a Pawn to hire.

Inside the Rift, you can see other players’ Pawns, as well as their stats, equipment, vocations, and skills. Choose a Pawn that meets your party’s needs and pay the amount of Rift Crystals required.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 How to Hire Online Pawns

Dragon's Dogma 2 Recommended Article List

Dragon's Dogma 2 Main Quest Walkthroughs

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▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Main Quest Walkthroughs
Main Quest 1: A Gaoled Awakening Main Quest 2: Tale's Beginning
Main Quest 3: In Dragon's Wake Main Quest 4: Seat of the Sovran
Main Quest 5: Monster Culling Main Quest 6: Disa's Plot
Main Quest 7: The Caged Magistrate Main Quest 8: The Stolen Throne
Main Quest 9: An Unsettling Encounter Main Quest 10: Feast of Deception
Main Quest 11: Nation of the Lambent Flame Main Quest 12: Flickering Shadows
Main Quest 13: Convergence Main Quest 14: A New Godsway
Main Quest 15: The Guardian Gigantus Main Quest 16 (Final): Legacy
Dragon's Dogma 2 Main Quests List

Dragon's Dogma 2 Side Quest Walkthroughs

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Borderwatch Outpost Side Quests

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Borderwatch Outpost Side Quests
The Provisioner's Plight Ordeals of a New Recruit

Melve Side Quests

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Melve Side Quests
Medicament Predicament Brothers Brave and Timid
Nesting Troubles Readvent of Calamity
Home is Where the Hearth Is

Vernworth Side Quests

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Vernworth Side Quests
Oxcart Courier Vocation Frustration
A Place to Call Home The Heel of History
A Case of Sculptor’s Block The Gift of Giving
The Nameless Village The Arisen’s Shadow
Saint of the Slums The Phantom Oxcart
Tensions on the Highroad Masked Correspondence
Gift Of The Bow A Trial Of Archery
A Beggar’s Tale The Ornate Box
A Magisterial Amenity House Of The Blue Sunbright
Dulled Steel, Cold Forge A Veil Of Gossamer Clouds

Harve Village Side Quests

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Harve Village Side Quests
Scaly Invaders Trouble on the Cape

Sacred Arbor Side Quests

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The Ailing Arborheart

Checkpoint Rest Town Side Quests

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Checkpoint Rest Town Side Quests
The Sorcerer’s Appraisal Hunt for the Jadeite Orb
Prey for the Pack Mercy among Thieves

Vermund Side Quests

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Vermund Side Quests
Claw Them Into Shape Beren's Final Lesson
Spellbound Tolled to Rest

Mountain Shrine Side Quests

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Mountain Shrine Side Quests
A Game of Wits

Bakbattahl Side Quests

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Bakbattahl Side Quests
Shadowed Prayers A Poisonous Proposal
Steeled Resolve, Blazing Forge Out Of The Forest, Into The Forge
Short-Sighted Ambition

Agamen Volcanic Island Side Quests

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Agamen Volcanic Island Side Quests
Put A Spring In Thy Step

Volcanic Island Camp Side Quests

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Volcanic Island Camp Side Quests
A Candle In The Storm The Sotted Sage
Dragon's Dogma 2 Side Quests List and Guides

Dragon's Dogma 2 Best Builds

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▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Basic Vocations
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Fighter ClassBest Fighter Build Dragon's Dogma 2 - Archer ClassBest Archer Build
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Thief ClassBest Thief Build Dragon's Dogma 2 - Mage ClassBest Mage Build
▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Advanced Vocations
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Warrior ClassBest Warrior Build Dragon's Dogma 2 - Sorcerer ClassBest Sorcerer Build
▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Hybrid Vocations
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Magick Archer ClassBest Magick Archer Build Dragon's Dogma 2 - Mystic Spearhand ClassBest Mystic Spearhand Build
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Trickster ClassBest Trickster Build Dragon's Dogma 2 - Warfarer ClassBest Warfarer Build
Dragon's Dogma 2 Best Builds for Each Vocation (Class)

Dragon's Dogma 2 Character Creation Guides

General Character Creator Guides

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Character Creator (from Video Games)
How to Make a Beautiful Female Character How to Change Appearance
All Character Creator Recipes List All Male Character Creator Recipes List
All Female Character Creator Recipes List

Popular Video Game Character Recipes

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Character Creator (from Video Games)
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Geralt (Character Creator)Geralt (The Witcher) Dragon's Dogma 2 - Ciri (Character Creator)Ciri (The Witcher 3)
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Kratos (Character Creator)Kratos (God of War) Dragon's Dogma 2 - Rook (Character Creator)Rook (Dragon's Dogma)
Dragon's Dogma 2 - 2B (Character Creator)2B (Nier: Automata) Dragon's Dogma 2 - Leon S. Kennedy (Character Creator)Leon S. Kennedy (Resident Evil)
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Jill Valentine (Character Creator)Jill Valentine (Resident Evil) Dragon's Dogma 2 - Ada Wong (Character Creator)Ada Wong (Resident Evil)
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Bela Dimitrescu (Character Creator)Bela Dimitrescu (Resident Evil Village) Dragon's Dogma 2 - Cammy (Character Creator)Cammy (Street Fighter)
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Tifa Lockhart (Character Creator)Tifa Lockhart (Final Fantasy 7) Dragon's Dogma 2 - Dante (Character Creator)Dante (Devil May Cry)
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Vergil (Character Creator)Vergil (Devil May Cry) Dragon's Dogma 2 - Nero (Character Creator)Nero (Devil May Cry)
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Ekko (Character Creator)Ekko (League of Legends) Dragon's Dogma 2 - Melina (Character Creator)Melina (Elden Ring)

Popular Anime Character Recipes

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Character Creator (from Anime)
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Frieren (Character Creator)Frieren (Frieren: Beyond Journey's End) Dragon's Dogma 2 - Guts (Character Creator)Guts (Berserk)
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Makima (Character Creator)Makima (Chainsaw Man) Dragon's Dogma 2 - Yoru (Character Creator)Yoru (Chainsaw Man)
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Shanks (Character Creator)Shanks (One Piece) Dragon's Dogma 2 - Lucyna Kushinada (Character Creator)Lucyna Kushinada (Cyberpunk: Edgerunners)
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Thorfinn (Character Creator)Thorfinn (Vinland Saga)

Popular Film and TV Character and Celebrity Recipes

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Character Creator (from Film and TV)
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Daenerys Targaryen (Character Creator)Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones) Dragon's Dogma 2 - Darth Maul (Character Creator)Darth Maul (Star Wars)
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Aragorn (Character Creator)Aragorn (The Lord of the Rings) Dragon's Dogma 2 - Anya Taylor-Joy (Character Creator)Anya Taylor-Joy

Original Character Recipes

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Character Creator (Original)
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Beautiful Beastren (Character Creator)Beautiful Beastren Dragon's Dogma 2 - Anime Beastren (Character Creator)Anime Beastren

Dragon's Dogma 2 Strategy Guides

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Beginner Guides

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Beginner Guides
How to Claim Pre-Order Bonuses Characters List
Game Controls All Vocations (Classes) List and Guide
Which Starting Vocation Should You Choose? Beginner's Guide: Things to Do First
Character Creation Guide All Playable Races List and Guide
Can You Change the Difficulty? Does the Game Have Permadeath?
Stats Overview and Guide Tips for Combat
Can You Respec Stats? Can You Get Mounts?
Can You Play as the Elf Race? Does the Game Have Hard Mode?
Is there a Hide Helmet Option? How to Use Cloud Storage (PS5)
Can You Swim? What is The Brine?

Useful Guides

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Useful Guides
Trophies and Achievements How to Unlock All Vocations
How to Unlock Warfarer Vocation Best Builds for Each Vocation (Class)
Vocation (Class) Strengths and Weaknesses Permanent Events and Missables
Best Pawn Vocations and Traits Best Equipment for Each Vocation (Class)
Best Weapons for Each Vocation (Class) Best Armor
Best Weapon Skills for Each Vocation (Class) Best Core Skills for Each Vocation (Class)
Best Augment Skills for Each Vocation (Class) Best Vocation Progression Routes
All Starting Vocation Base Stats List Dialogue Choices and Consequences Guide
Post-Game Unlockables New Game Plus (NG+) Guide
All Endings Guide How to Get the True Ending
Side Quest List and Guides EXP Farming Guide
Dcp Farming Guide How to Recruit Rook
How to Change Vocations (Classes) How to Unlock Advanced Vocations (Classes)
Gold Farming Guide How to Increase Stats
Pawns Guide How to Hire Online Pawns
Pawn Inclinations List and Guide Pawn Specializations List and Guide
Specialization Tomes List Equipment Enhancement Guide
How to Cure Dragonsplague Loss Gauge Guide
How to Translate Elvish How to Find Elves
How to Get a House Grilled Meat List and Effects
How to Get Rift Crystals How to Fast Travel
How to Ride Oxcart How to Get Portcrystals
How to Get Ferrystone Gender Differences and Effects Guide
Race and Body Type Effects Dragonsplague Guide
Day and Night Cycle Guide How to Get Camping Kits
Things to Do at Camp How to Increase Affection
Official Guest Pawns List Map Location List and Guides
How to Change Appearance How to Revive NPCs
How to Change Pawn Inclination How to Change Pawn Specialization
How to Unlock Augment Skills How to Get All Maister's Teachings
How to Revive Pawns How to Get Art of Metamorphosis
How to Get Pawn Badges How to Get Ambivalent Rift Incense
Loss Gauge Guide

Romance and Affinity Guides

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Romance Guides
Romance and Affinity Guide Ulrika Romance and Affinity Guide
Wilhelmina Romance and Affinity Guide NPC Affinity Gift Guide

Dragon's Dogma 2 Vocation (Class) Guides

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Basic Vocations

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Basic Vocations
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Fighter Class (Icon)Fighter Dragon's Dogma 2 - Archer Class (Icon)Archer
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Mage Class (Icon)Mage Dragon's Dogma 2 - Thief Class (Icon)Thief

Advanced Vocations

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Advanced Vocations
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Warrior Class (Icon)Warrior Dragon's Dogma 2 - Sorcerer Class (Icon)Sorcerer

Hybrid Vocations (Arisen-Exclusive Classes)

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Hybrid Vocations
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Warfarer Class (Icon)Warfarer Dragon's Dogma 2 - Trickster Class (Icon)Trickster
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Mystic Spearhand Class (Icon)Mystic Spearhand Dragon's Dogma 2 - Magick Archer Class (Icon)Magick Archer
Dragon's Dogma 2 All Vocations (Classes) List and Guide

Dragon's Dogma 2 Characters

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Human Characters
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Ulrika (Icon)Ulrika Dragon's Dogma 2 - Nadina (Icon)Nadina
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Brant (Icon)Brant Dragon's Dogma 2 - Disa (Icon)Disa
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Menella (Icon)Menella Dragon's Dogma 2 - Wilhelmina (Icon)Wilhelmina
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Sven (Icon)Sven Dragon's Dogma 2 - Glyndwr (Icon)Glyndwr
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Doireann (Icon)Doireann Dragon's Dogma 2 - Lennart (Icon)Lennart
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Sigurd (Icon)Sigurd Dragon's Dogma 2 - Luz (Icon)Luz
Dragon's Dogma 2 - The Dragon (Icon)The Dragon
Dragon's Dogma 2 Characters List

Dragon's Dogma 2 Game Database

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▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Weapons Database
Weapons Swords
Shields Staves
Daggers Bows
Greatswords Hammers
Maces Archstaves
Magickal Bows Duospears
Armor and Accessories
▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Armor and Clothing Database
Armor Sets Head Armor
Body Armor Leg Armor
Cloaks Rings
▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Items Database
Materials Valuables

Skills and Magic

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Skills and Magic Database
Vocation Skills Core Skills
Augment Skills Magic Spells

Enhancements and Upgrades

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Enhancements and Upgrades Database

Pawn Traits

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Pawn Traits Database
Pawn Inclinations Pawn Specializations

Enemies (Bestiary)

▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Other Databases
Human Enemies Monster Enemies
Regular Enemies Large Enemies
Dragon's Dogma 2 Enemies List (Bestiary)

Dragon's Dogma 2 Game Forum

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▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Game Forum
Chat Board Question Board
Bug Report Board

Dragon's Dogma 2 Pre-Release Information

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▼Dragon's Dogma 2 Pre-Release Information
Pre-Order Bonuses and Game Editions How Long to Beat the Game
PC System Requirements Game File Size: PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S
Platform Differences: PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S How to Preload the Game
Is the Game Coming to PS4 and Xbox One? Is a There a Demo?
Is the Game Coming to Game Pass? Does the Game Have Co-op?
Does the Game Have PvP? New Vocations (Classes)
New Features How to Download Character Creator
Voice Actors List

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