Dragon’s Dogma 2: Magick Archer Vocation and How to Play the Class Guide

Get a sweeping guide on playing as a Magick Archer Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2, including their class abilities and skills.

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Magick Archer Vocation (Class) Overview

The Magik Archer is an enhanced Hybrid Vocation that uses magic bows. It relies on its proficiency in ranged combat, spellcasting, and support abilities to deal damage and excel on the battlefield. This unique class combines potent offensive and defensive spellcasting capabilities with arrows.

Magick Archer Vocation - Dragon’s Dogma 2

Magick Archer Vocation (Class) Features in Dragon’s Dogma 2:

  • Vocation: Hybrid Vocation
  • Weapons: Magick Bows
  • Primary Statistic: Unknown
  • Available for Pawns: No
  • Playstyle: Magic and Ranged
  • Advantages: High Damage, Mobility, Support

The vocation you choose in Dragon’s Dogma 2 defines the skills, playstyle, and weapons you or your pawns (companions) can use in combat. Additionally, as you level up, you will improve statistics and unlock Augments, which are passive boosts. Both will help you increase your combat efficiency, including survivability and damage output.

It’s important to know that you can change your actively equipped skills at any campfire if you have a camping kit. You can obtain a camping kit by purchasing it from merchants, or, if you are lucky, you may find one in the world. However, it’s worth noting that you cannot unlock new skills or change your vocation at campfires.

Should you play Magick Archer Vocation (Class) in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

Magick Archer is an excellent choice for players who want to play a mix between an archer and a mage. You will stay in the backlines and deal significant damage while keeping the essential crowd-control tools. Thanks to the archer class similarities, this vocation makes it easy to move around the battlefield and even reach flying enemies.

The advantage of using arrows is a lower emphasis on long animation cast time compared to mage or sorcerer, thus giving you the option to do damage on the move with Magick Archer Vocation. However, its exceptional spellcasting skills can come at the cost of raw damage output.

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It’s worth noting that playing from afar doesn’t mean you will stand in one place and never have to worry about incoming damage. Also, one of the class’s weaknesses is low resistance to enemy attacks. You don’t have the survivability of a warrior. As a result, you will most likely need to change your position often.

Additionally, You can’t use the Magick Archer class for your Pawn. If you want your Pawn to learn an advanced vocation, consider Warrior or Sorcerer.

How to Play Magick Archer Vocation – Class Gameplay

In Dragon’s Dogma 2, when playing Magick Archer class, you can expect the vocation to deliver powerful blows with magical arrows and spells while supporting the team from the back lines.

Area Damage and Single-Target Damage: The Magick Archer excels in both area damage and single-target damage, offering versatility in combat situations. With attacks like Engulfing Homing Arrows and AoE Blast Attack, the Magick Archer can effectively control crowds and simultaneously damage multiple enemies. Spells like Fire Blast Arrow and Shock Arrows also provide potent single-target damage, inflicting additional status effects such as Burn and Shock to further debilitate foes.

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Healing and Support: Besides its offensive capabilities, the Magick Archer possesses healing spells that can restore health to allies in need. This versatile support ability allows the Magick Archer to assist teammates during combat, enhancing their survivability and bolstering the party’s overall effectiveness.

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Mobility and Range: The Magick Archer’s gameplay revolves around maintaining distance from enemies to effectively leverage its ranged attacks. With its mobility tied to keeping foes at a distance, the Magick Archer controls the battlefield from afar, utilizing precision bow attacks and magical projectiles to deal potent ranged damage. Spells like Sporadic Arrow AoE also provide further crowd control capabilities, allowing the Magick Archer to dominate the battlefield.

Defenses and survival tips: While the Magick Archer has impressive offensive capabilities, its lower base stats and weaker-than-archer or thief vocations mobility leave it vulnerable to close-quarters attacks. To mitigate this vulnerability, players should prioritize maintaining distance from enemies and utilizing crowd control abilities to keep foes at bay. To enhance the Magick Archer’s survivability in combat, it’s important to effectively use healing spells and master defensive maneuvers. This will ensure that the Magick Archer remains effective on the battlefield.

How to Unlock Magick Archer Vocation and Maister Teachings

To unlock the Magick Archer vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2, you must go to Agamen Volcanic Island and find the Magick Archer Vocation Maister, Cliodhna. This is the third continent you will visit in the game, and you’ll eventually get there by following the map quest storyline.

Magick Archer is one of six vocations you must unlock before playing it.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 How to Unlock Magick Archer Vocation

Here is how to unlock Magick Archer Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2:

  1. Purchase the Beastren Mask for 8,700 gold from Ibrahim’s Scrap Shop to Enter Battahl with a permit or Jump down into the river bed from the bridge outside the Checkpoint Rest Town to the north. Follow the river west into a mountain pass.
  2. Locate Drabnir’s Grotto along the south coast of Battahl. Ensure you have healing items, camping gear, and a Wakestone.
  3. Exit the Grotto and follow the straight path forward. You’ll see Gautstafr, a dwarf. Speak to him and accept the “Put a Spring in Thy Step” quest.
  4. Pick three different kinds of flowers. These can be herbs such as Syrupwort Leaf or Greenwarish. Return them to Gautstafr.
  5. Visit him at his home. North to Windwalker’s Home. Speak to his wife, Cliodhna, and then Gaustafr again.
  6. Agree to help Gaustafr reach the Hot Springs. Camp before you start out, and make sure to stay with the slow-moving Gaustafr, or you can carry him.
  7. Successfully reach the Volcanic Island Camp. Follow the dwarf to the Hot Springs.
  8. Cliodhna will appear and reward you with access to the Magick Archer vocation. She’ll also give you a Martyr’s Bolt scroll to learn.
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How to Unlock More Skills

You can change and unlock more skills and vocations in Vocation Guilds and some Inns. Here are some Locations where you can change your vocation and unlock more:

  • Inn in Melve (in the north)
  • Inn in Vernaorth (center of the map)
  • Guild Hall in Bakbattahl (northeast part of the map)
  • Guild Hall in Vernworth (south)

Magick Archer Skills and Augments

Just like all vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2, Archer has access to three types of skills:

  • Weapon Skills: Vocation-dependent weapon skills refer to specialized weapon techniques that may differ among various vocations, even if they share the same weapons. ( As such, it is crucial to understand the weapon skills available to your vocation to optimize your combat abilities.) These skills can be executed by pressing the related weapon skill button.
  • Core Skills: Skills that are dependent on a specific weapon can be used by any vocation that has access to it. These skills are performed by pressing the light and heavy attack buttons in a specific order.
  • Augments: Passive trait buffs are earned when leveling a specific vocation. Once unlocked, the augment can be used regardless of the character’s vocation.

As you can see, some of those skills are passive boosts, and some are active abilities you will use in combat to deal damage and sometimes control the battlefield.

In Dragon’s Dogma 2, you can simultaneously have only a few skills per category active. With ranks, you unlock more of them by using specific vocations in combat as you level up. Some of the abilities listed below might not be available to you from the start.

Below, you can find all Magick Archer class Weapon Skills, Core Skills, and Augmentations in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Magick Archer Weapon Skills

Irradiant Orb

  • Rank: 1
  • Cost: 200
  • Description: Fires an orb of searing flame that illuminates the area and may cause targets within to catch fire. Orb adheres to walls and hostile targets on contact. Effect duration depends on charge time.

Candescent Orb

  • Rank: 4
  • Cost: 1000
  • Description: An advanced form of Irradiant Orb that extends the effect’s duration.

Frostseeker Bolt

  • Rank: 1
  • Cost: 0
  • Description: Fires a bolt of magickal ice that pursues hostile targets of its own accord and can inflict frostbite.

Frosthunter Bolt

  • Rank: 4
  • Cost: 1000
  • Description: An advanced form of Frostseeker Bolt that extends the effect’s duration.

Remedy Arrow

  • Rank: 1
  • Cost: 200
  • Description: Looses an arrow blessed with magick that revives fallen pawns when fully charged. If loosed too early, the arrow will instead restore the Health of any allies it strikes.

Recovery Arrow

  • Rank: 5
  • Cost: 1300
  • Description: An advanced form of Remedy Arrow that requires less time to charge.

Ricochet Seeker

  • Rank: 2
  • Cost: 300
  • Description: Looses a magickal arrow that flies wildly about, increasing in power as it ricochets off walls. Effective in cramped quarters.

Ricochet Hunter

  • Rank: 5
  • Cost: 1300
  • Description: An advanced form of Ricochet Seeker that extends the duration of the magickal arrow’s effect.

Sedative Bolt

  • Rank: 2
  • Cost: 300
  • Description: Fires a magickal bolt that adds to target’s sleep value on impact. Amount added increases the longer the bolt is charged, but as the sleep value is variable, firing multiple bolts is most effective.

Soporific Bolt

  • Rank: 6
  • Cost: 1600
  • Description: An advanced form of Sedative Bolt that requires less time to charge.

Flamefang Arrow

  • Rank: 3
  • Cost: 450
  • Description: Fires an arrow of magickal flame that explodes on impact. Can control the arrow’s trajectory after it is loosed.

Blazefang Arrow

  • Rank: 7
  • Cost: 2000
  • Description: An advanced form of Flamefang Arrow with an extended effective range.

Vimtaking Arrow

  • Rank: 3
  • Cost: 450
  • Description: Looses an arrow hexed with magick that saps the Health of hostile targets in the line of fire and grants it to allied pawns. The more targets the arrow hits, the more Health will be recovered.

Lifetaking Arrow

  • Rank: 6
  • Cost: 1600
  • Description: An advanced form of Vimtaking Arrow that extends the effective range when absorbing Health from hostile targets.

Hailstone Bolt

  • Rank: 4
  • Cost: 700
  • Description: Fires a clump of ice that grows in size the longer it is charged and delivers a solid blow to foes it strikes.

Arctic Bolt

  • Rank: 7
  • Cost: 2000
  • Description: An advanced form of Hailstone Bolt that inflicts greater harm when fully charged.

Sparkchain Stake

  • Rank: 5
  • Cost: 1100
  • Description: Looses a stake imbued with magickal lightning, piercing a hostile target or the ground. If stakes land near to each other, crackling bolts spark between them, dealing damage to foes.

Boltchain Stake

  • Rank: 8
  • Cost: 2500
  • Description: An advanced form of Sparkchain Stake that extends the effect’s duration.


  • Rank: 6
  • Cost: 1800
  • Description: Erects a barrier around an ally, blocking incoming attacks and dealing damage to the attacker. The stronger the attack received, the more powerful the counterattack unleashed.


  • Rank: 8
  • Cost: 2500
  • Description: An advanced form of Bartizan that extends the barrier’s duration.

Sagittate Downpour

  • Rank: 7
  • Cost: 2500
  • Description: Conjures and fires a multitude of magickal arrows. Arrows can be concentrated on a single target or on a single point on a target.

Sagittate Avalanche

  • Rank: 9
  • Cost: 3000
  • Description: An advanced form of Sagittate Downpour that increases the number of conjurable arrows.

Martyr’s Bolt

  • Rank: Spellbow’s Paradox
  • Cost: Spellbow’s Paradox
  • Description: Fires the ultimate magickal bolt in exchange for a temporary decrease to the user’s maximum Health. Reduced amount determines the bolt’s potency. The loss gauge accumulates while charging.

Magick Archer Core Skills


  • Rank: 0
  • Cost: 0
  • Description: Alters ability of user’s magickal arrows. Choose: Pinpoint Volley that strikes multiple targets or multiple points on a target—OR Rivet Shot that attacks a single target or one point on a target.

Pinpoint Volley

  • Rank: 0
  • Cost: 0
  • Description: Takes aim at multiple targets or multiple points on a target before firing with precision. Can be employed while moving.

Rivet Shot

  • Rank: 0
  • Cost: 0
  • Description: Takes aim at a single target or a single point on a target before firing with precision. Can be employed while moving.

Climactic Arrow

  • Rank: 1
  • Cost: 150
  • Description: Increases harm inflicted with Pinpoint Volley and Rivet Shot if loosed the instant the bow is fully drawn.

Scopic Sight

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  • Cost: 2
  • Description: Extends lock-on range when using Pinpoint Volley or Rivet Shot.

Tracker’s Sight

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  • Cost: 3
  • Description: Increases the maximum number of lock-on targets when using Pinpoint Volley or Rivet Shot.

Protracting Arrow

  • Rank: skill-26-dragons-dogma-wiki-guide.png
  • Cost: 4
  • Description: After the user employs a fire, ice, or lightning weapon skill, that element is conferred to arrows loosed with Quickfire, Pinpoint Volley, and Rivet Shot. The effect persists for a short time.


  • Rank: 0
  • Cost: 0
  • Description: Fires a trio of magickal arrows that disperse in a forward direction. Can be employed while moving. Pierces target with arrow directly if employed while clinging to or pinning down a target.

Magick Archer Augments


  • Rank: 2
  • Cost: 300
  • Description: Augments the physical Defense and Magick Defense of pawns in your party.


  • Rank: 4
  • Cost: 900
  • Description: Recovers a small amount of Stamina when you deliver the killing blow to a target.


  • Rank: 6
  • Cost: 1800
  • Description: Increases the likelihood that smaller targets will drop items.


  • Rank: 8
  • Cost: 3000
  • Description: Augments the Strength and Magick of pawns in your party.


  • Rank: 9
  • Cost: 5000
  • Description: Reduces the amount of time taken for fallen pawns to revive.

The Best Magick Archer skills are:

Ensure you use skills matching your playstyle and exploit enemy weaknesses for the best results. Here are the best Magic Archer skills in Dragon’s Dogma 2 worth considering to use.

  • Boltchain Stake: Mgickal lightning that deals damage in area effect. Great against big groups of enemies.
  • Candescent Orb: Another area attack, this time dealing fire damage.
  • Frosthunter Bolt: Ice bolt that freezes enemies, sometimes slowing them down.
  • Recovery Arrow: Heals and revives fallen pawns. Fantastic, must-have support skill.

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