How to find the Sorcerer Maister in Dragon’s Dogma 2 – Sorcerer’s Appraisal quest

How to find the Sorcerer Maister in Dragon’s Dogma 2 – Sorcerer’s Appraisal quest
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Dragon’s Dogma 2 holds many secrets and if you want to discover them all, you need to locate specific NPCs and locations. This may be leaving you wondering how to find the Sorcerer Maister in Dragon’s Dogma 2. After all, if you want to be a powerful magick user, he is the one to go to.

As part of the meeting with the Sorcerer Maister, you must complete the Sorcerer’s Appraisal quest, which involves tracking down a set of Grimoires. Here’s how to find the Sorcerer Maister in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Where is the Sorcerer Maister in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

Myrddin, the Sorcerer Maister, is found in the Checkpoint Rest Town that borders Battahl and Vermund. You’ll naturally reach the settlement when you’re getting ready to cross the border during the main story. For that, you’ll need to know how to get into Battahl.

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When you get into town, head to the east and you will see an area on your map marked Myrddin’s Home. Unfortunately, you’re likely to get turned away the first time you visit. To get inside, you must be dressed appropriately. Players, including us, have found success by wearing the Courtly Clothing worn for the Masquerade quest. Hopefully, you still have a pair lying around.

Now that you are inside, Myrddin won’t offer any of his teachings until you find all of the Grimoires he seeks. These Grimoires start the Sorcerer’s Appraisal quest.

How to complete the Sorcerer’s Appraisal in Dragon’s Dogma 2

To complete the Sorcerer’s Appraisal quest in Dragon’s Dogma 2, you must bring Myrddin five different books. Luckily, only three are required to complete the quest. After you deliver three of the books, he’ll teach you the Maelstrom Sorcerer Skill.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Grimoire locations

Each of the Grimoires is hidden somewhere in the world and you must track them all down. Luckily, they aren’t in the most difficult areas. Below are the areas where you can find each of these texts.

Two quests with one set of books

The books needed for this quest are also needed for the Spellbound quest. If you want to complete both quests, you can go to Ibrahim’s Scrap Store in the Checkpoint Rest Town and get forgeries made.

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Nation’s Death Knell location

Nation’s Death Knell is located in the Ancient Battleground in northwestern Vermund. This area is actually rather close to the Checkpoint Rest Town so it shouldn’t take you long to reach if this is your first stop. This is also the area where you can find the Sphinx for her first set of riddles. This area also is where you’ll find the Tolled to Rest escort quest and where you can go for a walk with Glyndwr.

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Towering Earth location

You might have already collected the Towering Earth book because it can be obtained during the Caged Magistrate quest. This book is located in the Gracious Hand’s Vault in Vernworth. If you have not completed this quest yet, go to Captain Brant to start it.

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Fulminous Shield location

Fulminous Shield if the easiest of the Grimoires to obtain because it can be bought from the travelling merchant in Melve. The merchant in question is near where the Oxcart enters the town and can be identified by the massive bag he is carrying.

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Howling Blizzard

Howling Blizzard can be found on the second floor of the Waterfall Cave in the northeastern part of Vermund. If you are traveling to Melve then you can make a quick stop here to grab the book. Make sure you have a warrior or fighter with you as the fighting can get brutal if you aren’t prepared.

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Let There Be Light

The final book, Let There Be Light, is located in Myrddin’s House. All you need to do is pick up this tome and your collection will be complete if you have obtained all the others.

That is everything you need to know to complete this quest. Whether you are a mage aspiring to be a sorcerer or another class like Mystic Spearhand, you will want to complete this quest because it takes you all over Vermund and allows you to explore a massive area. Be sure to also check out our Dragon’s Dogma 2 Shadowed Prayers quest walkthrough. You can also check out the Nameless Village quest walkthrough for Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Sorcerer Maister – FAQ

Do you need all five books to complete the Sorcerer Maister’s quest in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

No. You only need three of the five books but having all five is a nice bonus.

Can you give the Sorcerer Maister forgeries in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

Yes. You can have forgeries made of each of the books. This allows you to also complete the Spellbound quest.