How to change your appearance in Dragon's Dogma 2, including Pawns

How to change your appearance in Dragon's Dogma 2, including Pawns
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Written by 

Harry Boulton


22nd Mar 2024 07:00

While we all certainly spent far too long in Dragon's Dogma 2's character creator, you don't always get the result you're happy with - so finding out how to change the appearance of both your character and your Pawn can cover some costly mistakes.

There is thankfully a way to do this plenty of times in-game, but it does come at a cost - leaving you to decide whether a fancy new makeover is worth more than a fancy new weapon for your Vocation.

How to customise your appearance

You can change the appearance of your character or your Pawn by using an Art of Metamorphosis tome or heading to a Barberie in one of the main cities on your travels.

Image of the Art of Metamorphosis tome in Dragon's Dogma 2
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The Art of Metamorphosis tome can be picked up from the vendor inside any Pawn's Guild and will set you back 500 RC - the currency tied to Pawns in-game.

Image of the Barberbie prices in Dragon's Dogma 2
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Furthermore, Barberies allow you to change your hairstyle, makeup, or any markings on your characters - with each of them costing 10,000 Gold individually or 25,000 Gold if you're doing multiple at the same time.

Map image of the Pawn's Guild and Barberie in Vernworth in Dragon's Dogma 2
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You will need to take an Art of Metamorphosis tome to a Barberie to use it though, but as far as I'm aware it won't cost you any more than the initial RC that you laid down to purchase it.

Unfortunately, this tome is single-use and the shop in the Pawn's Guild does only have a limited supply - so make sure you're happy with your changes as you only get a limited number of tries.

Make sure to check out our Dragon's Dogma 2 homepage before you spend another five hours in the character creator perfecting your Pawn's teeth, as there's so much you can learn that'll help you on your travels like the best Thief build, how to revive anyone, and how to increase your carry weight.

Harry Boulton
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Harry Boulton
Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.
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