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Discipline Points (or DCP) are stats in Dragon's Dogma. Discipline points are used to learn new Augments, Skills, and Vocations; and must be acquired to increase in Rank.

General stats

Lvl.34 character with 9,909 Discipline points


Discipline Points
as a percentage
of Experience Points
up to 100 40% to 30% up to 30
100 - 250 30% to 25% 30 - 60
250 - 750 25% to 10% 60 - 75
750 - 1,000 10% to 8% 75 - 80
1,000 or more 8% to 1% 80 or more †
† There's a limit of 1,000

As players complete tasks, quests and hunt monsters in the fields, they gain Experience Points. A fraction of this gain is also given in Discipline Points - - the relative amount is much higher for small increments of experience.

Whilst experience points are automatically used when levelling, discipline points are manually spent on new skills, upgrades to skills, and new augments, as well as unlocking new vocations - they aren't tied to the vocation they were obtained as, and can carry across to be used to when developing as another class.

The degree of experience in a given vocation is given by the vocation's Rank (or discipline level). A newly learnt vocation starts at a discipline level of 1. The maximum level for each vocation is 9.

Gaining Rank quickly[]

Item Bonus
Asura Armor 2x
Ring of Perseverance 1.5x
† Also increases Stamina use
‡ Two can be worn

Both the Asura Armor and Dark Arisen item Ring of Perseverance can be worn to increase Discipline Point gain - wearing multiple items stacks the effect multiplicatively (up to 2x1.5x1.5 = 4.5x gain)

Futhermore the doubled Experience Point gain from Weal (or Hard Mode) will also increase the Discipline point gain - however unlike Experience which is given twice, discipline gain is not doubled, but given at the rate expected of twice the experience gain.


  • The Main Pawn's Discipline Points gain are based on their Experience Point award - thus if the Arisen and pawn are of unequal level, and therefore receiving a different Experience Point award, the amount of Discipline Points gained will also be different for the same action.
  • In order to maximise Rank growth and minimise Character Level growth the focus should be on defeating small enemies with modest experience awards.
  • (Exploit) See the Farming Exploits § Discipline Points page for an exploit which allows easy Discipline Point farming during the Post-Game.