FULL Yakuza Like a Dragon Detective Job Guide

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This Yakuza Like a Dragon Detective Job guide will teach you the class overview & review, best weapon, all skills and the unique accessory for the Detective job.

If you’re playing Yakuza Like a Dragon, you’ll quickly grow attached to the extremely likable ex-Detective, Koichi Adachi. If you’re planning on using Adachi in your party, you’re going to want to learn all about his unique Detective job.

This Yakuza Like a Dragon Detective Job Guide will give you an overview of the job itself, a review of how well the Yakuza Like a Dragon Detective job stacks up against the other jobs in the game, the locations for the unique Yakuza Like a Dragon Detective job equipment, and a list of all skills the Detective job gains access to.

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So, without further ado, here is the Yakuza Like a Dragon Detective job guide.

Overview & Review- Yakuza Like a Dragon Detective Job

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In Yakuza Like a Dragon Detective definitely isn’t the best job in the world. It’s alright, but Adachi is one of the few characters who really benefits from switching out of his base job.

In terms of classic RPG archetypes, Detective is most similar to a Warrior.

Detective doesn’t have any target-all attacks. Its entire arsenal is single target or small area of effect blunt attacks. Blunt is the most common attack type in Like a Dragon. Pretty much every class has access to single target blunt physical attacks, so there’s really nothing special that the Detective job learns.

Detective gets a number of support skills, but none of them are particularly useful.

The main useful thing about Detective is actually the passive HP and Defense bonuses that it learns at higher levels, which are significant and, when combined with Adachi’s natural stats, give him the highest HP and Defense totals in the game.

Yakuza Like a Dragon Detective Best Weapon

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The best weapon for the Yakuza Like a Dragon Detective job is called the Chromium Alloy Club EX EX. Like all the best weapons, it’s obtained by upgrading a low level base weapon at the Romance Workshop in the Commercial District in Ijincho.

The base weapon you need is the Carbon Police Baton, which can be found in a silver safe in an alley in the Eastern part of the Ijincho Red Light District. It can also be found randomly in silver safes in the Yokohama Underground Dungeon. Finally, when Kamurocho reopens, you can buy them from the Maruhan prize shop for 250 points.

To finish upgrading the weapon, you need a Club of Holy Might, which can be won from Floor 20 of the Sotenbori Battle Arena or bought in Le Marche in Kamurocho for 10 million yen.

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Yakuza Like a Dragon Detective Accessory

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The Job Experience accessory for the Yakuza Like a Dragon Detective Job is pretty easy to obtain. It’s called the Vintage Notebook. You get one early on from Substory 11, and they can also be purchased from the secret shop in Southwest Ijincho (at the absolute most Southwest point of the map, Demolition skill required).

Since you can obtain multiple Vintage Notebooks, Detective is able to equip two at once to boost its job experience by 2x.

Character Skills – Yakuza Like a Dragon Detective Job

Every job in Yakuza Like a Dragon has two specific Character Skills, which, once learned, can be used by that character no matter which job class they’ve been assigned.

For the Detective job, the character skills are:

Slick Tongue: Adachi uses his commanding tone as a former detective to provoke all enemies, which may leave them enraged.

Grand Helmsplitter: Heavily damage an enemy by striking them squarely on the head, which may leave them stunned. This skill is more likely to stun when Adachi has high remaining HP.

Detective’s character skills aren’t horrible, but they’re not amazing either. Slick Tongue is gained automatically, so no leveling is required. Enrage is of questionable utility and Enforcer has a lot better ways to apply it.

Grand Helmsplitter is a pretty good attack that has a decently high chance of inflicting stun. It’s a decent attack, but Yakuza Like a Dragon has no shortage of decent attacks, so there’s not too much incentive to go out of your way to get it.

Yakuza Like a Dragon Detective Skills

Here are all the skills that the Yakuza Like a Dragon Detective job gains access to, as well as the levels learned and the effects:

Job LevelSkill NameDescription
1BeatdownDamage an enemy with furious strikes and kicks. Chance of enraging the enemy.
1Slick Tongue(Character Skill) Adachi uses his commanding tone as a former detective to provoke all enemies, which may leave them enraged.
2HP +10Permanently boosts HP by 10.
3On GuardUntil Adachi’s next turn, any close-range attacks from enemies will be met with a harsh counterattack.
4Heavy BeatdownDamage an enemy with a series of blows.
6Detective’s DeterminationAdachi strikes fear into the enemy by letting them know he’s serious. This skill has a higher chance to succeed as Adachi’s level increases.
8HP +10Permanently boosts HP by 10.
10True GritAdachi’s fortitude recovers HP and allows him to survive a hit that would otherwise knock him out.
12HelmsplitterDamage an enemy by striking them squarely on the head, which may leave them stunned. This skill is more likely to stun when Adachi has high remaining HP.
14Defense +5Permanently boosts Defense by 5.
16Detective’s EyeAdachi greatly boosts his Accuracy by carefully observing the enemy.
18ArrestAdachi does what it takes to restrain an enemy by whatever means necessary. If successful, this skill will knock the enemy out.
20HP +10Permanently boosts HP by 10.
22Grand Helmsplitter(Character Skill) Heavily damage an enemy by striking them squarely on the head, which may leave them stunned. This skill is more likely to stun when Adachi has high remaining HP.
24Essence of Bulldozing ThrowA powerful skill where Adachi throws an enemy over his back after dealing a vital blow. The higher Adachi’s remaining HP is, the greater the damage becomes.
26Defense +10Permanently boosts Defense by 10.
28Essence of Body StackingA powerful skill that damages two enemies through a combination of strength and pure aggressive art.
30HP +20Permanently boosts HP by 20.
35HP +10Permanently boosts HP by 10.
40Defense +5Permanently boosts Defense by 5.
45HP +10Permanently boosts HP by 10.
50Defense +5Permanently boosts Defense by 5.
55HP +10Permanently boosts HP by 10.
60Defense +5Permanently boosts Defense by 5.
65HP +10Permanently boosts HP by 10.
70Defense +5Permanently boosts Defense by 5.
75HP +20Permanently boosts HP by 20.
80Defense +5Permanently boosts Defense by 5.
85HP +20Permanently boosts HP by 20.
90Defense +5Permanently boosts Defense by 5.
95HP +20Permanently boosts HP by 20.
99Defense +5Permanently boosts Defense by 5.

That about covers it for the Yakuza Like a Dragon Detective Job Guide. Be sure to check the Yakuza Like a Dragon section for more Yakuza guides, check out the main page for more guides for a variety of games, and feel free to check out my Yakuza Like a Dragon review on YouTube.

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