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Dragon’s Dogma 2 Specializations Guide

Customizing your Pawn with powerful Specializations comes with many benefits. This Dragon’s Dogma 2 Specializations Guide covers everything you need to know, including where to find hidden specializations, how to equip them to Pawns, and what each specialization does.

What Are Specializations

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Specializations are unique abilities that you can assign to your Pawn, the ally you create at the beginning of the game that follows you on your adventure. The Specialization feature takes up one of the two slots in the Traits section.

The first trait, Inclination, is the Pawns personality. The other section, Specialization, is where it impacts the behavior of the Pawn. For example, the Forager Specialization will give your Pawn the ability to mark enhancement materials on your map.

How To Equip Specializations

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Once you obtain a Specialization, small scroll-like items, you can find them under the Implements section of the inventory. You then simply select the Tome you want to use and then select your Pawn.

It’s worth noting that in order to teach your Pawn a Specialization, the Pawn must be within range of your main character.

List Of All Specializations


This Specialization allows your Pawn to highlight enhancement materials on the map


Chirurgeon unlocks a Pawns ability to use curatives and healing items on both other Pawns and the main character on their own initiative.


This Specialization gives your Pawn the ability to move items between allies packs, as they see fit, and combine materials to make items.

Woodland Wordsmith

This Specialization allows Pawns to understand and translate the Elvish language. If you have a Pawn in your party with Woodland Wordsmith, all Elf speech and text will be visible as if it were in English.


This Specialization makes a Pawn almost entirely mute. They will nearly never say any dialogue or chatter at all.

Where To Find Specializations

Most Specializations can be found more than once, and the vast majority are rewards for side content. Be sure to check out our Dragon’s Dogma 2 Side Quest guide for a detailed walkthrough on all side quests.


  • Complete the Side Quest Medicament Predicament in Melve


  • Complete the side quest The Heel Of History in Vernworth


  • Complete the side quest The Heel Of History in Vernworth

Woodland Wordsmith

  • Give the NPC at the Inn in Sacred Arbor Flowers two days in a row and she will give you the scroll.

We are still working on discovering the location of other Specializations. If you have any tips to share, please post a comment below.

Specializations FAQ

What Are Specializations In Dragon’s Dogma 2

Specializations are unique behavioral perks that are applied to your Pawns. They can have many different effects including allowing Pawns to use healing items, craft from your inventory, or gather materials while you are exploring.

How Do You Unlock Specializations In Dragon’s Dogma 2?

There are multiple different ways to unlock Specializations. Most commonly, they are rewards for completing side quests and other activities. If you’re very lucky, you may also find Pawn Quests that offer the scrolls that teach specializations as rewards, but this is rare.

For more tips, tricks, and hidden secrets, be sure to check out our Dragon’s Dogma 2 Walkthrough Guide collection. We hope you are enjoying the game, be sure to check out our Dragon’s Dogma 2 Review and find out why we called it “The First Proper RPG In Years”

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