FULL Yakuza Like a Dragon Bodyguard Job Guide

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

If you’re playing Yakuza Like a Dragon, one of the first jobs you’ll be able to unlock is the katana wielding attacker job, Bodyguard. This job is one of the coolest looking jobs available, so you’re going to want to know everything you can about the Yakuza Like a Dragon Bodyguard job.

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

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

Overview & Review- Yakuza Like a Dragon Bodyguard Job

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The Yakuza Like a Dragon Bodyguard job focuses on dealing immense single target damage at the expense of its own HP, much like the Final Fantasy series’ Dark Knight class archetype.

In terms of classic RPG archetypes, Bodyguard is most similar to a Dark Knight.

Despite being one of the coolest looking jobs available, Bodyguard is somewhat lacking as you get further into the game. It does boast high attack power, but most of its attacks come with conditions that other high-attack power jobs (like Foreman, for example) don’t have to deal with.

It also completely lacks any area or target-all attacks, making it difficult for the Bodyguard to keep up in terms of usefulness during the later stages of the game where many other jobs can just delete entire enemy teams in one shot.

Where the Bodyguard does shine, however, is in its bladed damage type and its useful Attack and Dexterity bonuses. Outside of the Bodyguard, bladed attacks for male jobs are only found on the Chef job (which lacks the high attack power of the Bodyguard), Zhao’s Gangster job, the DLC Devil Rocker job and a handful of mediocre bladed attacks Joon-gi Han learns while leveling.

Bodyguard feels like it’s at its strongest at the very start of the game, when high attack power on normal physical attacks is at its most useful.

Yakuza Like a Dragon Bodyguard Best Weapon

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The best weapon for the Yakuza Like a Dragon Bodyguard job is called the Demon Blade Muramasa 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 Nameless Katana, which you can buy from the Shogi Prize Shop for 500 points.

To finish upgrading the weapon, you need a Sakura Storm, which you can buy from Kamulop at the Grand Blu Marino Hotel in Northeast Ijincho for 50 Tojo Clan Crests, or (much more easily) from Le Marche in Kamurocho for 10,000,000 yen.

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Yakuza Like a Dragon Bodyguard Accessory

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The Job Experience accessory for the Yakuza Like a Dragon Bodyguard Job is pretty easy to obtain. It’s called the Swordman’s Sash. You can get one from Substory 34. Unfortunately there’s only one Swordman’s Sash available in the game, so the Bodyguard can only achieve a 1.5x Job Experience bonus.

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

Berserker Spirit: Pump yourself up by putting your life on the line. Greatly boosts your Attack on the next turn.

Diehard Skewer: Unleash a powerful attack on a single foe that also damages the user. The lower the user’s remaining HP, the higher the damage is.

Bodyguard’s Character Skills are decent enough. Berserker Spirit seems to be Like a Dragon’s answer to the iconic Charge skill from the Persona series, but it doesn’t feel nearly as impactful. Once your Passion is high enough, a single cast of Kasuga’s Fearless Command skill overshadows Berserker Spirit, especially since it affects the whole party.

Diehard Skewer is a nice way to get a bladed attack type on characters who otherwise don’t have easy access to a diversity of attack types, like Kasuga and Adachi. It’s not the best attack, but it’s not terrible either.

Yakuza Like a Dragon Bodyguard Skills

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

Job LevelSkill NameDescription
1Fiendish SlashDamage an enemy with enough force to slice a demon in half. May leave the enemy bleeding.
1Thoughtless SkewerUnleash a powerful attack on a single target that also damages the user. The lower the user’s remaining MP, the higher the damage is.
2Dexterity +5Permanently boosts Dexterity by 5.
4Berserker Spirit(Character Skill) Pump yourself up by putting your life on the line. Greatly boosts your Attack on the next turn.
6Haywire HavocTake aim at an enemy and let your momentum take care of the rest. If this attack lands, it’s always a critical hit.
8Attack +5Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
10Smack TalkTaunt an enemy, which may leave them enraged.
12Nightmare GlareStare an enemy down with enough hatred to give them nightmares for weeks. May leave the enemy afraid.
14Dexterity +5Permanently boosts Dexterity by 5.
16Diehard Skewer(Character Skill) Unleash a powerful attack on a single foe that also damages the user. The lower the user’s remaining HP, the higher the damage is.
18Devilish SlashHeavily damage an enemy with enough force to slay a powerful devil. May leave the enemy bleeding.
20Attack +5Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
22Dexterity +5Permanently boosts Dexterity by 5.
24Essence of Lightning RodA powerful skill that deals heavy damage to an enemy. Damages the user as well. The lower the user’s remaining HP and MP, the higher the damage.
26Attack +5Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
28Essence of Diabolic SlashSlash the enemy with enough force to tear the underworld apart. Deals heavy damage and may leave the enemy bleeding.
30Dexterity +5Permanently boosts Dexterity by 5.
35Attack +5Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
40Dexterity +5Permanently boosts Dexterity by 5.
45Attack +5Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
50Dexterity +5Permanently boosts Dexterity by 5.
55Attack +5Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
60Dexterity +5Permanently boosts Dexterity by 5.
65Attack +5Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
70Dexterity +5Permanently boosts Dexterity by 5.
75Attack +10Permanently boosts Attack by 10.
80Dexterity +10Permanently boosts Dexterity by 10.
85Attack +10Permanently boosts Attack by 10.
90Dexterity +10Permanently boosts Dexterity by 10.
95Attack +10Permanently boosts Attack by 10.
99Dexterity +10Permanently boosts Dexterity by 10.

That about covers it for the Yakuza Like a Dragon Bodyguard 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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