Discipline Points or DCP are used as skill points in Dragon's Dogma. As players complete tasks, quests and hunt monsters in the fields or survive the horrors of the Night, they'll gain a set of experience that is meant for use to advance in any selected Vocations. Discipline Points aren't tied to any of specific vocation but instead to the character itself and can also be used to unlock access to vocations.
Discipline Points FormulaEdit
Discipline Points have a direct correlation to the amount of Experience points earned from a kill or quest.
The following formula is the current speculation:
|When the Arisen is with the Main Pawn|
|Anything higher than 1,000 in Exp. gain||7.5% in Discipline Points|
|Anything between 101-1,000 in Exp. gain||15% in Discipline Points|
|Anything below 100 or less Exp. gain||37.5% in Discipline Points|
|When the Arisen is without the Main Pawn|
|Anything below 100 or less Exp. gain||67.5% in Discipline Points|
The easiest way to know calculate how much Discipline Points received from an Experience gain is to multiply by 0.075 for anything over 1,000 Exp, 0.15 for anything between 101 and 1,000, and 0.375 for anything under 100.
- For example, if the Arisen kills a beast that gives exactly 100 Experience, the amount of Discipline Points earned will be approximately 37-38(the equation would look like this 100 x 0.375 = 37.5) and so forth.
Total Number of Discipline Points RequiredEdit
|Basic vocations||Warrior||Ranger||Sorcerer||Mystic Knight||Assassin||Magick Archer|
Farming Discipline PointsEdit
|This farming method is only accessible during Post-Game, after the quest; A Warm Welcome. Due to the aftermath of the quest, guards will infinitely spawn to defeat the Arisen, however the guards will completely ignore the player's pawns. This can be easily abused by heading towards the wall adjacent to the Gran Soren Cathedral in the Noble's Quarter and climb on top. This method allows players to effectively farm DCP without any real work as the player's pawns will dispatch the guards and no guards will be able to climb up to hit the Arisen. This is a very effective way to gain DCP and increase Vocation ranks without receiving too much Experience, in case players are following a specific stat build for their Arisen, as each guard gives below 100 Exp.
Notes regarding this method:
- Please note that this math is not confirmed 100%, but seems fairly close by all accounts of players who have attempted to find out the formula.
- DCP gain is 'capped' at approximately 1,000 DCP per experience point gain.
- With the release of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, players have access to the DLC armor, Asura Armor. This armor increases damage taken and stamina consumption but, doubles Discipline Points earned in combat.
- It has been confirmed using items such as Pilgrim's Charm or Veteran's Periapt affect Discipline gain. The multiplier is also applied to Discipline Point gain. This means that the Discipline gain is not based off the amount of Exp. earned after items are applied but rather is factored off of the based Exp. gain then multiplied by the coefficient.
- It is also completely possible that DCP is a base amount for each creature and each quest. For example, while travelling alone players will gain more experience from slaying an enemy than when travelling with a party. In these instances, it has not been thoroughly tested if players will gain higher DCP with the higher Exp.