How to increase health in Dragon’s Dogma 2

How to increase health in Dragon’s Dogma 2
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Want to know how to increase health in Dragon’s Dogma 2? Roaming the wilds, taking on goblins, and felling gryphons takes its toll on your Arisen, but you can mitigate some of the damage by increasing your health. The way this is done is a bit more circuitous than most games where you’d traditionally sink skill points into vitality or HP.

We’ll walk you through how to increase health in Dragon’s Dogma 2. For more DD2 help, check out how to get Eternal Wakestone, our A Beggar’s Tale walkthrough, and our Dragon’s Dogma 2 tips and tricks beginner’s guide packed with handy pointers to kick off your journey the right way.

How to increase health in DD2

To increase health in Dragon’s Dogma 2, you need to either level up your character, equip rings that boost your health, or equip Vocation Augments that increase your health.

Levelling up

Every time you level up, your Arisen gains health points. Levels are earned by gaining experience, which is handed out for exploring the world, completing quests, and defeating enemies. Your overall health also depends on your vocation’s starting stats, with vocations like fighter and warrior having the highest.

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Certain rings have buffs and bonuses that boost your health. Rings are bought from vendors throughout the world, but also as rewards for completing certain quests. For example, the Ring of Exultation is a reward for wrapping up the Medicament Predicament side quest, but can also be bought from the Armory in Vernworth for 1000 gold.

  • Ring of Exultation – increases maximum health by 100 points when equipped. 
  • Ring of Acclamation – increase maximum health by 200 points when equipped.
  • Ring of Triumph – increase maximum health by 100 points, stamina by 100 points, and carry capacity by 5kg.
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Finally, the Vitality Augment increases your maximum health. It’s a Warrior Augment but can be used by all classes. It unlocks at Warrior Rank 4 and costs 900 DCP.

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How to equip Augments

You can equip Augments at the Vocation Guilds in Vernworth and Battahl along with Inns throughout the world, settlements, and cities. Select Acquire/Equip skills after interacting with the NPC.

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