FULL Yakuza Like a Dragon Dealer Job Guide

yakuza like a dragon

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

If you’re playing Yakuza Like a Dragon, one of the first jobs you’ll be able to unlock is the luck based character class, Dealer. This is one of the most interest jobs, so you’re going to want to know everything you can about the Yakuza Like a Dragon Dealer job.

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

Yakuza Like a Dragon Job Guides
ALLFreelancerHeroDetectiveHomeless GuyBarmaidClerkHitmanGangsterBodyguardHostForemanMusicianBreakerEnforcerChefFortunetellerIdolHostessDealerNight QueenDevil RockerMatriarch

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

Overview & Review- Yakuza Like a Dragon Dealer Job

yakuza like a dragon dealer

The Yakuza Like a Dragon Dealer job focuses on luck in order to inflict status effects, buff allies, debuff enemies, and deal damage. Unfortunately, even when everything goes according to plan, Dealer’s utility doesn’t measure up well against better jobs, like Matriarch.

In terms of classic RPG archetypes, Dealer is most similar to a Gambler.

Dealer is capable of producing upsides like “temporarily increase a random stat for a single party member”, in a game where other jobs are able to reliably increase a specific stat for all party members. In terms of damage, it gets a lot of critical hits, but its attack power is fairly low, which in practical terms means it has a high chance to do similar damage to what other classes do every turn.

Its Essence abilities are, in my opinion, probably the worst in the game. Essence of Russian Roulette does mediocre damage to a handful of enemies and also regularly hits your own party members. Essence of Fortune’s Wheel, probably the Dealer’s most iconic ability, has roughly a 50% chance of inflicting a devastating status on your entire party, like Sleep or Fear.

If Dealer’s skills had no drawbacks at all, it still wouldn’t be among the better classes, but since all of its skills have these randomized elements, it’s even worse. On the plus side, it gets a ton of bonus Agility and Dexterity bonuses.

Yakuza Like a Dragon Dealer Best Weapon

yakuza like a dragon dealer best weapon

The best weapon for the Yakuza Like a Dragon Dealer job is called the Fake Ace 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 Tarot Cards, which you can buy from the Casino for 500 points or win from the Part-time Hero quest “Bento and Bonsai Delivery”.

To finish upgrading the weapon, you need a Royal Joker Card, which you can buy from the Casino in Chinatown for 100,000 points, or (much more easily) from Le Marche in Kamurocho for 10,000,000 yen.

Click here for the full best weapons guide for every job
Click here for the full Sotenbori Battle Arena guide
Click here for the full Yakuza Like a Dragon Farming Guide

Yakuza Like a Dragon Dealer Accessory

yakuza like a dragon dealer accessory gambler's tie

The Job Experience accessory for the Yakuza Like a Dragon Dealer Job is pretty easy to obtain. It’s called the Gambler’s Tie. You can get one from Substory 28 or you can simply buy as many as you like from the secret shop in the Commercial District in Ijincho at the far Southwest corner of the map (Demolition skill required).

Since you can obtain multiple Gambler’s Ties, Dealer is able to equip two at once to boost its job experience by 2x.

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

Jackpot Chip: Damage an enemy by throwing a mysterious chip at them. High chance to land a critical hit.

Trickster’s Top Hat: This skill may leave the enemy burned, poisoned, or with a cold.

Dealer’s Character Skills aren’t very compelling. Jackpot Chip is alright, as it’s pretty much a guaranteed critical hit, but it’s no better than any great physical attack skill that’s available on whatever job your might switch into. If you switch to Matriarch or Night Queen, for instance, you’re going to be using their Essence-level attack skills over Jackpot Chip every time.

Trickster’s Top Hat also has limited utility. Damage over time skills in Like a Dragon just aren’t all that good. The amount of damage they deal tends to be inconsequential, and plenty of damaging skills apply these status effects anyway.

Yakuza Like a Dragon Dealer Skills

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

Job LevelSkill NameDescription
1Card SharpDamage an enemy with a sharply thrown card. The damage depends on the card’s number.
1Joker’s JugglingDamage an enemy by juggling several items into the air. The damage depends on the items that fall back down.
2Dexterity +5Permanently boosts Dexterity by 5.
4Jackpot Chip(Character Skill) Damage an enemy by throwing a mysterious chip at them. High chance to land a critical hit.
6Darts AirstrikeDamage multiple enemies by throwing three darts into the air.
8Agility +5Permanently boosts Agility by 5.
10Lucky DiceBoost one of your ally’s stats by rolling some lucky dice.
12Dexterity +5Permanently boosts Dexterity by 5.
14Agility +5Permanently boosts Agility by 5.
16Unlucky DiceLower one of the enemy’s stats by rolling some unlucky dice.
18Trickster’s Top Hat(Character Skill) This skill may leave the enemy burned, poisoned, or with a cold.
20Dexterity +5Permanently boosts Dexterity by 5.
22Essence of Russian RouletteA powerful skill that heavily damages multiple enemies, and may strike allies as well.
24Agility +5Permanently boosts Agility by 5.
26Dexterity +20Permanently boosts Dexterity by 20.
28Essence of Fortune’s WheelSpin a mysterious roulette to activate one of many possible outcomes.
30Agility +20Permanently boosts Agility by 20.
35Dexterity +10Permanently boosts Dexterity by 10.
40Agility +10Permanently boosts Agility by 10.
45Dexterity +10Permanently boosts Dexterity by 10.
50Agility +10Permanently boosts Agility by 10.
55Dexterity +10Permanently boosts Dexterity by 10.
60Agility +10Permanently boosts Agility by 10.
65Dexterity +10Permanently boosts Dexterity by 10.
70Agility +10Permanently boosts Agility by 10.
75Dexterity +10Permanently boosts Dexterity by 10.
80Agility +10Permanently boosts Agility by 10.
85Dexterity +20Permanently boosts Dexterity by 20.
90Agility +20Permanently boosts Agility by 20.
95Dexterity +20Permanently boosts Dexterity by 20.
99Agility +20Permanently boosts Agility by 20.

That about covers it for the Yakuza Like a Dragon Dealer 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.

We have tons of content on Bright Rock Media. Game Guides, Reviews, Fiction, and even Essays, so be sure to take a quick look at the Main Page before you go, because if you liked this article, there's sure to be lots more content you'll enjoy on the rest of the site.

Be sure to follow Bright Rock Media on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest articles, reviews and game guides. You can also follow the Bright Rock Media YouTube channel for periodic updates on what's going on with the site.