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Dragon's Dogma 2: How to use tokens

In this Dragon's Dogma 2 guide we will talk to you about how to best use the pawns, the faithful companions who will accompany you throughout the journey

Dragon's Dogma 2 is a truly unique title and one of its main peculiarities is the pawn system. The tokens are details NPC created with the sole purpose of serving your protagonist. At the beginning of the game you will be able to create the main pawn who will accompany you throughout the journey, but throughout the adventure you can also recruit others.

These traveling companions, however, are not ordinary NPCs and have various particularities which is good to know before starting the adventure. To help you understand how to best use the tokens we have therefore decided to write this new one guide dedicata a Dragon’s Dogma 2.

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The right personality | Dragon's Dogma 2: How to use tokens

During the creation of the main pawn you will have the possibility to choose which one personality entrust them. This characteristic will determine the items you can select for your partner, but above all it will influence their behavior. They are present in the game four different personalities and each being has its own particularities:

  • Gentile
    • Pawns with a kind personality put the safety of their companions and the Arisen first. In battle these characters will mainly focus on using healing skills and buffs, and in case of danger they will always try to save their allies. Gentle pawns are particularly suited to the support role and are therefore perfect for the wizard role.
  • Detached
    • Detached pawns have a strategic mind and remain calm even during the most complicated situations. These characters excel at defense and aim to overwhelm their enemies using well thought out strategies. Additionally, detached pawns are very careful not to carry too many useful items and will often throw them away on their own initiative. The warrior is certainly the best vocation to associate with this personality, given that in this way the PC will make the most of all his defensive abilities.
  • Spontaneous
    • Spontaneous tokens are really very curious and represent the perfect companion for those who don't want to miss anything during exploration. In fact, characters of this type will end up collecting a large number of objects on your behalf and may also inform you of the location of treasures and other points of interest. The spontaneous pawns are also very generous and will often give some consumables to the other characters traveling with you.
  • Shoot
    • Outspoken checkers represent a double-edged sword. These characters excel in combat and are very good at spotting threats from far away, but they are also impulsive. In fact, pawns of this type will always rush into battle with their heads down, making it difficult to avoid clashes. The outspoken characters lend themselves quite well to all classes, but in particular they excel in the role of archers or destroyers.

The personality of your main pawn is selectable during character creation, but fortunately it is also possible to change it later very easily and quickly. In fact, to do this you just need to go to the Vernworth Pawns Guild and talk to the merchant located next to the fault stone. For alone 2000 crystals this NPC will sell you items capable of replace your partner's personality with the one you prefer.

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Classes and specializations | Dragon's Dogma 2: How to use tokens

Just like your Arisen, the token will also have its own vocation (class). During character creation you can freely choose between the four basic classes but, once you reach a large enough settlement, you can easily choose another. Plus the tokens they can also use the destroyer and sorcerer vocations which you will unlock later in the game. Unfortunately, however, your companions they will not be able to take advantage of the more advanced classes reserved only for the Arisen.

In addition to class, tokens can also be assigned a specialization. Specializations are nothing more than Unique pawn abilities which allow them to perform certain actions. For example, is there a specialization that allows your companion to use healing items freely on allies, while another allows him to understand the elven language and to act as an interpreter for you. To assign these unique abilities to the pawns, however, you first need to do so find the right tome by completing some missions or exploring the game world.

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Fault Stones | Dragon's Dogma 2: How to use tokens

The fault stones I'm sort of bring them that allow pawns of other players to enter your world. Around the game world it is possible to find many stones of this type and by interacting with them you will have the possibility to recruit new pawns. In addition to your main pawn you can always bring two other companions with youso to have an efficient group you will have to visit these places often.

Recruiting pawns of a level equal to or lower than yours will freebut for the stronger ones instead you will have to spend some crystals. Pawns recruited via rifts they won't level up with you and consequently you will have to replace them cyclically to avoid finding yourself with a party that is too weak. The tokens can be dismissed by speaking to them or simply by replacing them with a new one and when you send them away you can give them a rating and a parting gift to be delivered to their master.

By interacting with the fault stone you can also set a mission for your pawn. The quests can be of various types, such as defeat certain enemies or camp in certain areas, and can only be completed by your pawn while he is in another player's world. Completing these missions will allow your pawn to improve even while you are not playing and accordingly it is important to incentivize other players to complete them. To do so is possible manually assign a reward taken directly from your inventory that other players will receive after reaching the set goal.

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Forgotten fault stones | Dragon's Dogma 2: How to use tokens

In addition to the normal rift stones usually found in settlements, it is possible to find some by exploring the game world forgotten fault stones. These shattered rocks can be recomposed interacting with us and doing so will allow you to earn crystals. Once the stone is rebuilt you can use it normally to recruit new tokens while you are out and about, but it is also possible to unleash a very useful rare event. In fact, sometimes the rock will not be able to recompose and will appear in its place a pawn of a higher level than yours that you can recruit completely for freethus significantly improving the strength of your party.

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A balanced group | Dragon's Dogma 2: How to use tokens

If you want to excel in every fight it is essential to have a well-balanced group of pieces. Obviously you can play with a group made up of only warriors, but you will certainly end up having difficulties in many situations.

In general to always be ready for anything all you need is a group made up of different pieces with at least one ranged fighter but, if you want to be sure that you are always safe, then we suggest you always have a dry with you. In fact, magicians have one basis healing magic which allows you to recover HP without consuming items and moreover they can apply many magic buffs to you and your allies. Not to mention the many magie offensive which they can use to devastate enemies from a distance.

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The perfect team!

This concludes our guide dedicated to how to use the pawns in Dragon's Dogma 2. Now all you have to do is create a perfect group made up of the best possible companions. Our article is over but, if you are interested in learning more about Capcom's latest effort, we invite you to take a look at the other dedicated guides here on the site:

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