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Dragon’s Dogma 2 Trickster Build Guide

In this Dragon’s Dogma 2 Trickster Build Guide, we’ll be talking about the advance vocation Trickster in Dragon’s Dogma 2. We’ll be talking about the Trickster vocation, from how to unlock it, its playstyle, skills to use, its basics, and the equipment and augments to use. This article will contain everything you need to know about the Trickster Build in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Unlocking the Trickster Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2

To be able to unlock the Trickster vocation, you will need to get to Checkpoint Rest Town. You’ll need to talk to Luz in the temple on the east side of the town. If you speak with Luz, she will give you the Trickster vocation. This is one of the fastest advanced vocations to unlock, so don’t forget to do this if you’re in the area.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Trickster Build – A Trickster’s Role

Trickster Builds in Dragon’s Dogma 2 will be the tank of the group. If you have a tank as your main pawn, you might want to change the skills they have as they will be redundant to have as a trickster. Tricksters attract enemies to their Simulacrum, basically taunting the enemies to hit them. Tricksters can also support their party as one of their skills provide an attack boost for the group.

You will be a pure support as a trickster, as you will have no damage-dealing skills. You’ll essentially be distracting enemies with your Simulacrum and buffing your teammates with your spells. Even though you will be a tank for the group, you should not be directly receiving damage from your enemies because the Simulacrum should do that for you. If you do want to deal damage to enemies, you can pick up items which you can throw towards enemies.

A good main pawn pairing for tricksters will be a mage. A mage will be able to heal you, since you will eventually be taking damage as a tank. Other vocations will also work well with a trickster, but having a mage as a main pawn will be more beneficial for you.

Basic Trickster Combat Mechanics in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Trickster Build basic attacka are called Beveiling Fumes. It does almost no damage, but it taunts the enemies towards them. If you have a Simulacrum summoned, the enemy will attack the illusion instead. Once you have other skills unlocked, Beveiling Fumes will be pretty much useless on a trickster.

Effigial Incense is a skill that creates a simulacrum, or an illusion of your character. The simulacrum draws attention away from your party. You would want to use this skill when you’re far away from your party, so they’ll be able to attack freely while your simulacrum gets the enemies’ attention.

Invoking Essence teleports your simulacrum directly to where you are. This will be a good spell to reposition your simulacrum, as re-summoning it as there is a significant cast time to do that. You might get attacked by enemies while you use Effigial Incense, so this skill will be what you will use for repositioning your simulacrum. By holding the R1 button, your simulacrum will keep following you.

Mending Vapor heals your simulacrum when you use it. You’ll have to use this periodically as your simulacrum always takes damage, and resummoning it takes a long time to cast.

Enthralling Aroma lets you attach your simulacrum on enemies, which’ll make other enemies attack it. It’s hard to pull off as you have to walk right up to an enemy, which a trickster shouldn’t be doing. Generally, you will use this on huge enemies if there are other small ones around to attack it. Otherwise, if you’re only facing one monster, this skill will do nothing at all.

Stamina Management as a Trickster in DD2

Stamina management can be a bit tricky for a Dragon’s Dogma 2 Trickster Build. You won’t be attacking enemies, but you’ll often have stamina problems as a trickster. Since you don’t really attack enemies, you tend to spam your skills to make sure you generate threat. This uses up stamina every time you use your spells. Also, you’ll find that most of your stamina consumption will be from sprinting in combat because you’re always moving in the battlefield to avoid enemies or reposition your simulacrum. Make sure to have a light equipment weight to not consume more stamina. Also, don’t forget to use consumables that replenish stamina if you’re in a bad spot.

Useful Skills as a Trickster in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Sweeping Shroud | Suffocating Shroud

Suffocating Shroud is the default skill, so you’ll be starting out with this one. It is an AOE spell that generates threat towards you or your simulacrum. When you first summon your simulacrum, you should use this skill to draw attention to it. Once Suffocating Shroud attracts the enemies, you’ll be dragging your simulacrum alongside with you to keep aggro away from your party.

Aromatic Rally | Aromatic Resurgence

Aromatic Resurgence buffs your party’s damage. You won’t be attacking enemies as a trickster, so this will help your party with the lack of damage your vocation has. This skill will deplete health from your allies, so it is important to have a mage in your party. You’ll most likely be using this skill in long fights.

Latching Effigy | Binding Effigy

What Latching Effigy does is you’ll launch a simulacrum towards a distant enemy, which possesses it. If the simulacrum hits a target, it will latch onto it for enemies to attack. However, if it it misses, you will have to resummon your simulacrum. This is better than Enthralling Aroma, as you can do this from a safe range. You’ll only want to use this skill if there are multiple enemies.

Espial Incense | Visitant Aura

Espial Incense is more of an exploration skill than a combat skill. This allows you to detach from your physical body as a spirit, floating around the landscape to scout or look at areas that are hard to reach.

Suggested Equipment and Augments as a Trickster

A Tickster has an augment called Detection, which alerts you of Seeker’s Tokens or Wakestone shards that are in your vicinity. You’ll be hearing an audio cue, which gets louder when you get closer to the item. This augment comes in handy for exploration. You’ll want to have augments that will buff your team, since they do the heavy lifting in fights. Threat generation augments will also be good, since you’ll want to direct enemies towards you.

Equipment-wise, you’ll want to wear armor that gives you the most protection since you’ll be getting hit periodically. Upgrading weapons as a trickster wouldn’t matter, as you aren’t going to deal damage. However, you’ll want to upgrade your armor since you don’t have a way of avoiding attacks as a trickster.

That concludes our Dragon’s Dogma 2 Trickster Build Guide, and we have many others as well for you to check out. You can use the Dragon’s Dogma 2 Wiki as well if you have further questions.

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