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Yakuza: Like a Dragon Jobs Guide
Jobs in Yakuza: Like a Dragon refers occupations available for each playable character have in the game. Each character can sign-up from a growing list of available jobs as the player progresses through the game. In addition, each profession offers a set of stat bonuses and unique skills that the player can capitalize when engaging battles.
Choose a job that suits your character
When deciding for the next job your character will take, make sure that it complements the nature of your character in battle. For example, if you’re picking out a new job for Ichiban Kasuga, choose a job that will boost his physical fighter capabilities.
Leveling up jobs
Each job has a level that you need to develop. In order to maximize the job’s benefits, you need to gain experience from battles. As you raise your job level, you also obtain new skills.
To increase the gains of job experience, make sure to wear accessories
During Chapter 5, you can visit the Hello Work office in order to job change. Keep in mind that you need to reach the required personality stats and base level in order change a job.
|Job Change Guide||List of Jobs|
Some techniques are locked to a job but if you rank up the job level of your previous job to the max, you will be able to carry over extreme skills.
Job Recommendations for Beginners
Below are our recommendations of jobs for certain playable characters in the game. For an in-depth list of best jobs for all characters, read our list best jobs below:
Recommended Early Game Jobs
|Job Conditions (Kasuga)||
Once available, send Ichiban Kasuga to this open job. He can acquire a skill “Development Crash” that can be used during your adventure phase. You can acquire a skill called “Pioneer Crash” by continually destroying walls. In addition, you can access the Dark Merchant store where you can buy rare items.
2) Idol (Female only)
|Job Conditions (Saeko)||
|Job Conditions (Eri)||
The Idol job serves as the healer of your party. Not only this job can recover lost HP but also cure status effects of a single ally or the whole party. When mid game arrives, party members will leave temporarily and there will be a shortage of a healer. Make sure that your assigned party member already unlocked this job as early as possible.
Only female characters can change jobs to idols namely Saeko and Eri.
Recommended Mid Game Jobs
|Ichiban Kasuga||Koichi Adachi|
Enforcer jobs can learn high-powered lightning attacks such as “Hang-Up” and “Extreme Electromagnetic Storm”. This job can handle both physical and magical attributes and can exploit enemies with weakness to lightning.
This job recommended to Ichiban Kasuga to complement his high HP pool. Also, to Koichi Adachi in order to attach him with attribute attacks.
2) Host and Hostess
|Ichiban Kasuga||Saeko Mukuoda|
Taking the Hostess job can equip the character with water extreme skills and magic. Since the later bosses will become resistant to physical attacks, sign-up your party members with jobs that can access elemental attributes like this one.
Ichiban Kasuga can career change to a Host since he is a very flexible party member. You can also sign-up your two female party members for this job. We suggest signing-up only one a female party member that didn’t change job yet to an Idol.
A character’s overall battle performance is not only determined by their base level but by their job status and job level also. If you keep on changing jobs while you progress the game, you may not be able to unlock extreme skills that can help you in defeating stronger enemies.
While doing the main story, keep at most two accessible jobs together with your main job. Aim to develop a job where you can learn the character-specific extreme skills. Then, make sure that the new job can complement your previous job’s extreme skills.
Other Strategy Guides
|Game Editions||Game Controls||Game Difficulty|
|Permanent Events||Beginner's Guide||Personality Stats|
|Job System||Substories||Part-time Hero|
|Battle System||Status Effects||-|
|Passion Guide||Confidence Guide||Charisma Guide|
|Kindness Guide||Intellect Guide||Style Guide|
|All Honk-Honk Locations||All Sujimon Locations||All Girlfriend Events|
Yakuza: Like a Dragon Recommended Article List
|▼Yakuza: Like a Dragon Guide|
|Main Story Walkthroughs||Substory Walkthroughs||Part-Time Hero Side Quests|
|Boss Guides||Character Guides||Character Jobs|
|Strategy Guides||Mini Game Guides||Game Database|
I think that the one piece that is lacking from this article is the fact that levelling “secondary” jobs between chapters is a great way to smooth out the difficulty curve if people are having difficulties. This is especially true once the dungeons become available. I try to keep all my players’ jobs trained up to at least half the level of my main jobs. One full run through of the Yokohama sewers is enough to level almost any job up to level 15.
This is important as the character skills as well as the levelling bonuses are a huge help. For example, I had some major issues getting my team past some end game bosses, and it was taking a long time levelling my main jobs. Instead of grinding 2 hours for a couple of job levels, one 30 to 45 minute run through of the Yokohama dungeon got me at least one new character skill and three stats boosts taking a job from level 1 to 15. Using job EXP items as well as Kiwami drinks when encountering Invested Vagabonds made this a breeze.