FULL Yakuza Like a Dragon Gangster Job Guide

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

If you’re playing Yakuza Like a Dragon, you’ll eventually recruit the quiet and infectiously cool gang leader, Tianyou Zhao. If you’re planning on using Zhao in your party, you’re going to want to learn all about his unique Gangster job.

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

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

Overview & Review- Yakuza Like a Dragon Gangster Job

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Zhao’s unique Yakuza Like a Dragon Gangster job is very strong at every point in the game. In the mid-game, it excels with powerful attacks that can also inflict stun, and in the late game it gets a ton of utility out of both its powerful target-all physical attacks and its fire/bladed single target saber attack.

In terms of classic RPG archetypes, Hitman is most similar to a Fighter/Rogue.

Gangster is a strong, fast job that has access to both great bladed attacks and exceptional blunt attacks. It gains a fair amount of Attack bonuses as it levels, and it’s capable of inflicting useful status effects, most notably stun.

There’s not too much to be said about Gangster. It’s purely a damage-dealing class and provides almost no utility whatsoever. However, in terms of dealing damage, it does its job and it does it well. You can expect Zhao to pull his weight from the moment you get him right through to the end of the game with the Gangster job assigned.

Yakuza Like a Dragon Gangster Best Weapon

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The best weapon for the Yakuza Like a Dragon Hitman job is called the Curved Crystal Saber 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 Master’s Saber, which you can buy at the Kai Xin Specialty Store in Chinatown in Ijincho for 230,000.

To finish upgrading the weapon, you need a Liu Chinese Saber, which you can win from the 5th Floor of the Sotenbori Battle Arena or you can buy at Le Marche in Kamurocho for 10 million yen.

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Yakuza Like a Dragon Gangster Accessory

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The Job Experience accessory for the Yakuza Like a Dragon Gangster Job is pretty easy to obtain. It’s called the Worldly Cigar. You can get one from Substory 24 and you can buy as many as you’d like from the secret shop in the far Southwest corner in Ijincho’s Commercial District (Demolition skill required).

Since you can obtain multiple Worldly Cigars, Gangster is able to equip two at once to boost its job experience by 2x.

Character Skills – Yakuza Like a Dragon Gangster 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 Gangster job, the character skills are:

Shell Shatter: Damage an enemy with a palm heel strike that could shatter a turtle god’s shell. May lower the enemy’s Defense.

Drunken Tiger Fist: Damage an enemy with a strike that resembles a drunken tiger. The drunker Zhao is, the more likely he’ll land a critical hit.

Neither one of the Gangster job’s Character Skills are very compelling. Shell Shatter is a decent attack for mid-game, and Drunken Tiger Fist is powerful, but situational.

The only times you’re going to find yourself drunk are immediately after drinking at a restaurant and very rarely as a consequence of enemy attacks. Neither situation is common, so you won’t get too much use out of Drunken Tiger Fist.

Yakuza Like a Dragon Gangster Skills

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

Job LevelSkill NameDescription
1Falling FangDamage an enemy with acrobatic saber slashing. May leave the enemy bleeding.
1Dragon’s VortexRepeatedly damage an enemy with spinkicks performed close to the ground.
1Binding ViperDamage an enemy with a punch that emulates a viper striking from the shadows. May lower the enemy’s Accuracy.
2Attack +5Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
4Whirling Blade DanceDamage an enemy with a rushing saber attack. Also deals collateral damage to enemies caught in between. May cause bleeding.
6Dragon’s AscensionRepeatedly damage an enemy with stylish spinkicks. May leave the enemy stunned.
8MP +10Permanently boosts MP by 10.
10Shell Shatter(Character Skill) Damage an enemy with a palm heel strike that could shatter a turtle god’s shell. May lower the enemy’s Defense.
12Rapid Crane KickDamage an enemy by jumping into the air like a crane and kicking. May leave the enemy stunned.
14Attack +5Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
16Sanguine Blade DanceRepeatedly damage an enemy with a graceful saber attack. May leave the enemy bleeding.
18Seismic ShockwaveZhao builds up power after targeting an enemy, then on the next turn, unleashes a devastating attack. Hits the surrounding enemies as well.
20MP +10Permanently boosts MP by 10.
22Drunken Tiger Fist(Character Skill) Damage an enemy with a strike that resembles a drunken tiger. The drunker Zhao is, the more likely he’ll land a critical hit.
24Essence of the Phoenix BladeDamage an enemy with a brilliant display of fire and steel. May leave the enemy burned.
26Attack +10Permanently boosts Attack by 10.
28Essence of Ladder AcrobaticsElegantly swing a ladder to damage all enemies. May knock out the last enemy hit.
30MP +10Permanently boosts MP by 10.
35Attack +5Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
40MP +10Permanently boosts MP by 10.
45Attack +5Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
50MP +10Permanently boosts MP by 10.
55Attack +5Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
60MP +10Permanently boosts MP by 10.
65Attack +5Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
70MP +10Permanently boosts MP by 10.
75Attack +10Permanently boosts Attack by 10.
80MP +20Permanently boosts MP by 20.
85Attack +10Permanently boosts Attack by 10.
90MP +20Permanently boosts MP by 20.
95Attack +10Permanently boosts Attack by 10.
99MP +20Permanently boosts MP by 20.

That about covers it for the Yakuza Like a Dragon Gangster 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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