Instantly send extra items to your bank
If you become overburdened, you can send items instantly back to your bank without needing an innkeeper or traveler camp. Just give one of your support pawns any items you want to send away and then dismiss the pawn. You can send as much as they can carry and keep yourself from being overencumbered and slowed down in a dangerous place.
When you reach Gran Soren, purchase 100 empty flasks. Then, go north from Grab Soren, and look for a glowing rock pillar. It is a wellspring, and the water has healing properties. Fill your flasks with the water from the spring, and give them to your team. These potions will restore more health than any remedy or herb in the game and are easy to refill when you are running low.
Complete the outlined tasks, and earn the Trophies.
The True Arisen (Platinum) - Collect all other Dragon's Dogma trophies.
The Laborer (Bronze) - Complete 50 notice board quests.
The Hero (Silver) - Complete all pre-planned, non-notice board quests.
Human Resources (Bronze) - Change your vocation.
The Specialist (Silver) - Learn all the skills of a single vocation.
The Veteran (Bronze) - Defeat 3,000 enemies.
Local Recruit (Bronze) - Directly enlist a pawn to your party.
Foreign Recruit (Bronze) - Enlist a pawn to your party from beyond the rift.
The Captain (Bronze) - Enlist a large number of pawns.
Inhuman Resources (Bronze) - Change your main pawn's vocation.
The Savior (Bronze) - Use a Wakestone to restore the dead to life.
The Knave (Bronze) - Obtain a forgery.
The Craftsman (Bronze) - Combine two materials to make an item.
Well Equipped (Bronze) - Obtain 350 pieces total of weapons and armor.
A Queen's Regalia (Bronze) - Dress a male party member in women's clothing.
The Philanthropist (Bronze) - Give 50 presents.
The Escort (Bronze) - Act as a reliable travel companion.
Affinity and Beyond (Bronze) - Raise a person's affinity to the maximum.
Into Dripstone Cave (Bronze) - Enter the azure caverns.
The Patron (Bronze) - Help Madeleine open her shop.
Into the Ancient Quarry (Bronze) - Enter the ancient quarry.
Into Soulflayer Canyon (Bronze) - Enter the Soulflayer Canyon.
Into the Manse (Bronze) - Enter the duke's manse.
Into the Frontier Caverns (Bronze) - Enter the southwestern caves.
The Tourist (Bronze) - Visit 50 locations.
The Vagabond (Bronze) - Visit 100 locations.
The Explorer (Silver) - Visit 150 locations.
The Ever-Turning Wheel (Gold) - Complete the adventure a second time.
The Coin Collector (Silver) - Earned a total of 10,000,000G.
Fighter's shield bash allows You to knock over large foes outright when it hits. He also has the ability to parry any physical attack and doing so will instantly knock down any enemy including big foes.
Strider class has some flashy and effective melee abilities especially when enchanted with fire. He also has a move which allows You to sprint forward in a chain of blitz strikes. Mashing the button will give more strikes and this is useful as it hits multiple enemies.
In Dragon's Dogma there is a grab button that allows You to climb on enemies to attack weak points as well as throw / hold enemies and pawns.
It's always good to have a balanced party with warriors, rogues, and mages. First of all a healing mage is a must in every party which, in case of Dragon's Dogma, will likely take the role of a pawn becuse it's not the most active nor it is the wisest role for the player. The second party member should be aclass that can take the attention and the heat when needed so either a fighter or a mage with focus on long-range firepower.
Your weight affects not only the walking speed of Your character but it also You're movement when reaching enemies and aiding pawns who are down. So keep weight as low as possible.
The cost of getting one additional strength or defense point by enhancement is much cheaper than buying equipment with better stats. Also keep in mind that once you gain access to the next tier of equipment, the price for weapons and armor jumps exponentially.
Save Your game often. While the auto-save may trigger frequently during quest points it will tend to leave You while You're exploring the world on your own.