Yakuza: Like a Dragon Job Guide – Every male character job and skills

Master every job for Kasuga, Nanba, Adachi, Joon-gi, and Zhao.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon changes up the series’ history of real-time brawls to a turn-based JRPG, and with that a modern-day twist on job class systems based on real-life jobs.

In order to change jobs, you have to go to Hello Work in the Commercial District. Although you reach this place for the first time in Chapter 3, you’ll have to go through the story for a bit before switching jobs becomes available. But once it’s unlocked, you just need to go there and speak to Ririka at her desk.

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Job rank levels are separate to character levels. As your job rank increases, you will learn new skills related to that job. While it’s possible to max out your job rank to Lv.99, you will learn all skills by Lv.28, and thereafter levelling up further simply improves other stats. Also note that you can also learn Character skills, which can be used by your character even when in a different job.

Yakuza: Like A Dragon Male Character Job Guide

Availability of jobs is based on gender, so we’ll be going through the jobs available to the male characters here. Note that there are also conditions that need to be met in order for a job to unlock for certain characters, usually based on character level as well as Kasuga’s personality stats or bond levels with his allies.

Bodyguard

Uses katana attacks that deals heavy damage but also inflicts harm on the user – similar to a dark knight

Unlocks for: Kasuga (at Lv.1), Nanba (at Lv.15), Adachi (at Lv.1), Joon-gi Han (at Lv.1), Zhao (at Lv. 20, Bond Lv.3)

Job rank Skill Summary Skill type
1 Fiendish Slash Blade attack that may cause bleeding Job skill
1 Thoughtless Skewer Blade attack that also damages user, the lower your MP the higher the damage Job skill
4 Beserker Spirit Boosts attack Character skill
6 Haywire Havoc Attack that when timed right results in critical hit Job skill
10 Smack Talk Taunt enemy to enrage Job skill
12 Nightmare Glare May cause enemy to be afraid Job skill
16 Diehard Skewer Blade attack that also damages user, the lower your HP the higher the damage Character skill
18 Devilish Slash Heavy blade attack that may cause bleeding Job skill
24 Essence of Lightning Rod Extreme blade and electric-based attack that damages user as well, the lower your HP and MP the higher the damage Job skill
28 Essence of Diabolic Slash Extreme blade attack that may cause bleeding Job skill

 

Host

Here to bring the pain through good times, from sparkling champagne to birthday cakes to the face. Hosts can learn both fire and ice attacks, while also stealing from enemies (or rather coercing them to give up items) – sort of a mage and thief rolled into one.

Unlocks for: Kasuga (at Lv.1 and Style Lv.3), Nanba (at Lv. 20 and Bond Lv.4), Adachi (at Lv. 20 and Bond Lv.4), Joon-gi Han (at Lv.1), Zhao (at Lv.15)

Job rank Skill Summary Skill type
1 Sparkling Splash Ice damage that may leave enemy cold and drunk Job skill
1 Hyper Shout Boost ally’s attack Job skill
1 Golden Finger May cause an enemy to hand over an item Job skill
4 Rose Stinger Attack that may leave enemy charmed and burned Job skill
6 Birthday Bash Attack that may lower enemy’s attack Job skill
10 Ice Spreader Ice damage that affects enemy area, may leave enemies with a cold Character skill
12 Birthday Bonanza Attack that may leave enemy silenced Job skill
16 Platinum Finger Chance of enemy handing over a rare item Job skill
18 Secret Cocktail Restore own HP but may leave them drunk Character skill
22 Essence of Rose Typhoon Extreme fire attack to all enemies that may leave them charmed and burned Job skill
24 Coercive Shout Boost ally’s magic Job skill
28 Essence of Champagne Wave Extreme ice attack to all enemies that may leave them cold and drunk Job skill

 

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Breaker

Bringing the bling and the beats, a breakdancer uses dance-based attacks that can also provide buffs to the user.

Unlocks for: Kasuga (at Lv.1), Nanba (at Lv.1), Adachi (at Lv.15 and Bond Lv.2), Joon-gi Han (at Lv.15), Zhao (at Lv. 15 and Bond Lv.2)

Job rank Skill Summary Skill type
1 Maximum Flair Unblockable attack that may boost defence Job skill
1 Rolling Thrash Attack that may recover MP Job skill
1 Accel Step Boost evasion Job skill
4 Collapsing Chair Unblockable attack that may boost attack Job skill
6 Windmill Attack combo to enemy area Job skill
10 Atlas Hold Unblockable combo attack that may boost defence Character skill
12 Goblin Swipe Attack combo to single enemy Job skill
16 Spin Sweeper Attack combo to enemy area that may boost attack Job skill
18 Hangman Twist Throw attack that may boost attack for all allies Job skill
22 Double Hatchet Attack that may boost magic Character skill
24 Essence of Rolling Mixer Extreme attack to single enemy that may remove your debuffs Job skill
28 Essence of Breakdance Delight Extreme attack on all enemies that may restore allies’ HP Job skill

 

Foreman

A construction worker who wields a big hammer to bring in heavy damage as well as explosives that bring fire-based damage.

Unlocks for: Kasuga (at Lv.1 with Charisma Lv.3), Nanba (at Lv. 25, Bond Lv.5), Adachi (at Lv.1), Joon-gi Han (at Lv. 20, Bond Lv.3), Zhao (at Lv. 25, Bond Lv.4).

Note: ensure you equip this job for Kasuga at least once as it also unlocks an important exploration ability called Demolish that’s essential for accessing certain locations.

Job rank Skill Summary Skill type
1 Boss Hammer Powers attack on first turn followed by heavy damage on next turn Job skill
1 Healthy Routine Reduce allies’ chance of suffering status ailments Job skill
4 Hammer Swing Attack enemy area Job skill
6 Get Pumped Boosts own defence Job skill
10 Explosive Throw Fire-based attack at multiple enemies, can cause burn Job skill
12 Master Hammer Powers attack on first turn followed by extreme damage on next turn Job skill
16 Ocular Assessment Greatly boosts accuracy Character Skill
18 Upswing Smash Heavy damage to an enemy Job skill
22 Essence of Labor Parade Extreme attack to all enemies Job skill
24 Megaton Throw Heavy fire-based attack at multiple enemies, can cause burn Character Skill
28 Essence of Wrecking Ball Extreme attack to all enemies Job skill

 

Musician

A modern day bard, use the power of music and song to heal and buff allies while debuffing enemies. Skills can also raise your voltage level, which affects the power of your attacks.

Unlocks for: Kasuga (at Lv.15, Kindness Lv.5), Nanba (at Lv.1), Adachi (at Lv.20, Bond Lv.3), Joon-gi Han (at Lv.20, Bond Lv.4), Zhao (at Lv.1)

Job rank Skill Summary Skill type
1 Guitar Crush Attack that causes more damage with higher voltage Job skill
1 Album Drop Blade attack that deals more damage with more musicians in party Job skill
2 “We Are The Globe” Lowers attack of all enemies, may raise your voltage Job skill
4 “Endless Desire” Gives HP regeneration to all party members, may raise your voltage Character skill
6 “Scar Me” Attack enemy area, may raise your voltage Job skill
10 “Relax” Lowers defence of all enemies, may raise your voltage Job skill
12 “Those Who Protect” Raises defence of all allies, may raise your voltage Job skill
16 “Be My Shelter” Absorb enemy’s MP, may raise your voltage Character skill
18 “Your Wackiest Dreams” May cause enemies to fall asleep, may raise your voltage Job skill
22 Feel the Crowd Defend and counter-attack any close range attacks, voltage is raised for each counter-attack Job skill
24 Essence of Surprise Concert Extreme attack on all enemies, the higher your voltage the higher the damage Job skill
28 Encore Increase the strength of your skills for 3 turns Job skill

 

Chef

Coming roaring out from the kitchen, the chef’s recipes include blade-based attacks that have a chance of making enemies bleed as well as a fire-based attacks.

Unlocks for: Kasuga (at Lv.15, Passion Lv.5), Nanba (at Lv.15, Bond Lv.2), Adachi (at Lv.25, Bond Lv.4), Joon-gi Han (at Lv.25, Bond Lv.4), Zhao (at Lv.1)

Job rank Skill Summary Skill type
1 Flattening Pan Attack that deals greater damage to stunned enemy Job skill
1 Medium Well Fire-based attack to enemy area that may cause burn Job skill
1 Saucer Discs Throws blade attack to enemy and any enemies in path of trajectory Job skill
4 Sashimi Slice Blade attack combo that may cause bleeding Job skill
6 Cutlery Crash Blade attack combo that may cause bleeding Job skill
10 Peppermill Blow Attack that may lower enemy’s accuracy Character skill
12 Wound Opener Blade attack that deals greater damage to bleeding enemy Job skill
16 Well Done Heavy damage to enemy area and may cause burn Job skill
18 Vanquishing Pan Heavy attack that deals greater damage to stunned enemy Character skill
22 Essence of Human Grating Extreme attack on a single enemy Job skill
24 Pressure Cooker Slam Heavy damage to enemy area that may cause stun Job skill
28 Essence of Searing Extreme attack on a single enemy that may cause burn Job skill

 

Enforcer

Basically a riot police officer wielding a baton and shield like a knight, an enforcer can protect allies while also learn electric-based attacks that can paralyse enemies.

Unlocks for: Kasuga (at Lv.20, Confidence Lv.7), Nanba (at Lv.25, Bond Lv.4), Adachi (at Lv.15), Joon-gi Han (at Lv.15, Bond Lv.2), Zhao (at Lv.25, Bond Lv.5)

Job rank Skill Summary Skill type
1 Strike Down Attack that may enrage enemy Job skill
1 Transfer Shield Shield that reduces damage an ally receives but greatly reduces your defence Job skill
4 Shield Blast Attack enemy area Character skill
6 Paralysis Prongs Electric-based attack that may paralyse enemy Job skill
10 Shield Bash Heavy attack that may enrage enemy Job skill
12 Sleep Grenade May cause enemy in area to fall asleep Job skill
18 Power Lift Extreme attack that may enrage enemy Character skill
22 Essence of Shield Rupture Extreme attack to all enemies that deals greater damage to enraged enemies Job skill
28 Essence of Electromagnetic Storm Extreme electric-based attack on all enemies that may cause paralysis Job skill
24 Pressure Cooker Slam Heavy damage to enemy area that may cause stun Job skill
28 Essence of Searing Extreme attack on a single enemy that may cause burn Job skill

 

Fortune Teller

Uses magic to buff and revive allies while inflicting status ailments on enemies.

Unlocks for: Kasuga (at Lv.20, Intellect Lv.7), Nanba (at Lv.20, Bond Lv.3), Adachi (at Lv.25, Bond Lv.5), Joon-gi Han (at Lv.15, Bond Lv.2), Zhao (at Lv.20, Bond Lv.4)

Job rank Skill Summary Skill type
1 Directional Doom Attack that may brainwash enemy Job skill
1 Holy Water Cure enemy of status ailment Job skill
4 Soul Tether Revive fallen ally Character skill
6 Leyline Logarithm Attack that may brainwash enemy Job skill
10 Pulsa Denoura Spell that may leave enemy afraid, brainwashed, charmed, enraged or silenced Job skill
12 Auric Insight Boosts attack of all allies Job skill
16 Bad Omen Spell that may leave enemy brainwashed or silenced Job skill
18 Fulminating Forecast Electric-based spell on multiple enemies that may cause paralysis Character skill
22 Essence of Spirit Bonding Revives all fallen allies Job skill
28 Essence of Divine Punishment Extreme magic attack on an enemy that may leave them afraid Job skill

 


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