How to Heal in Dragon’s Dogma 2

A big part of Dragon’s Dogma 2 revolves around travel and the adventures you discover while out in the open world. You could walk down a dirt path and come under ambush by a small horde of goblins or wolves, and what then? How do you heal after the fight? Here’s how to heal in Dragon’s Dogma 2!

How Healing Works in Dragon’s Dogma 2

As you take damage in Dragon’s Dogma 2, and as your health slowly begins to drop with each attack, you’ll want to heal yourself by using raw or cooked food and various healing potions, like the Salubrious Draught. It’s one of the earliest crafting recipes you unlock in the game and is made from various raw ingredients found throughout the world, like plants and fruit.

By default, your options are saved to your favorites via a hotkey. On a controller, you’ll hold down ‘Left Bumper‘ to activate ‘Switch Weapon Skill.’ From here, it’s up on the D-Pad for potions or down on the D-Pad for food items. Either one will heal you but for varying amounts. Your best bet is to use potions, which heal faster and for more health with each use. Food regenerates health slowly but is usually more abundant.

Where to Find Healing Items in Dragon’s Dogma 2

You can find healing items in Dragon’s Dogma 2 all over the game world. Raw crafting items can be found in the underbrush and growing on fruit trees. Alternatively, you can purchase the items you require from the various vendors in each settlement. There’s typically a dedicated potion seller, though expect to fork over a few hundred gold.

Your best option, especially in the early game when the purse strings are tight, is to craft the healing items you require.

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