The Martial Artist (武闘家, Budōka) vocation is one of the starting vocations in DQX, is a tension based strength vocation where you will be doing the majority of your damage with tension based techniques. It is a vocation that provides high HP and physical power, but doesn't have access to spells and has high agility. Martial Artists have access to Claws, Staffs, Fisticuffs, and unique Skills for Spears. They also have the exclusive skill tree Focus (きあい Kiai).
Their coup-de-grace is Roaring Tirade (一喝), which stuns nearby enemies for 15 seconds. Their vocation proof gives them a chance to do a counterattack.
The Martial Artist is a tension based strength vocation where you will be doing the majority of your damage with tension based techniques. However, constantly using tension along with your techniques drains your MP fast in the early game. It's best to have an Armamentalist to compliment your Martial Artist in the early game and expansions to use MP share with you until you raise your passive abilities along with your accessories to gain more MP. By the late game into the expansions, you should have enough MP from your passives and accessories to unleash all of your techniques in a single boss battle. If used correctly, a fully powered Martial Artist can unleash over 20k-40k+ damage in a matter of 40 seconds with max tension, tension lock, and every special attack fully charged.
Vocation Tree Skills
NOTE: Any skill with a（専）is an "exclusive" skill, meaning it only applies to the current vocation.
|Japanese Name||Japanese Translated||English Name||Description||Type||MP Cost||Charge Time||SP Needed|
|ためる（専）(Tameru)||Accumulate (Exclusive)||Psyche Up||Increases your tension by 1 level. This may fail when using beyond the second level of tension.||Skill||0||-||4|
|全職業できようさ+20 (Zen shokugyō de kiyōsa +20)||Dexterity In All Occupations +20||Natural Deftness +20||-||Passive||-||-||12|
|心頭滅却 (Shintō mekkyaku)||Clearing Mind||Mind Over Matter||Increases your breath resistance by 40%.||Skill||2||-||22|
|全職業ですばやさ+30 (Zen shokugyō de subayasa +30)||Agility In All Occupations +30||Natural Agility +30||-||Passive||-||-||34|
|不撓不屈（専）(Futō fukutsu)||Indomitability (Exclusive)||Mens Sana||Removes all negative status effects currently afflicting you.||Skill||1||-||48|
|全職業でちから+10 (Zen shokugyō de chikara +10)||Power In All Occupations +10||Natural Strength +30||-||Passive||-||-||56|
|おたけび (Otakebi)||Roar||Warcry||Incapacitate surrounding enemies for a short time.||Skill||3||-||70|
|全職業で最大HP+40 (Zen shokugyō de saidai HP +10)||Maximum HP In All Occupations +40||Natural HP +40||-||Passive||-||-||80|
|めいそう（専）(Meisou)||Meditation||Meditation||Restores a percentage of your own HP.||Skill||5||-||90|
|ためる弐（専）(Tameru ni)||Accumulate 2 (Exclusive)||?||Raises your tension by 1 level two times, with a guaranteed success rate.||Skill||5||-||100|
|すばやさ+30（専）(Subayasa +30)||Agility +30 (Exclusive)||Agility +30||-||Passive||-||-||110|
|ちから+30（専）(Chikara +30)||Power +30 (Exclusive)||Strength +30||-||Passive||-||-||120|
|無念無想（専）(Munen musō)||Remorseless (Exclusive)||?||Recovers about 26 to 38% of your maximum MP.||Skill||0||25/180||130|
|カウンターブースト（専）(Kauntābūsuto)||Counter Boost (Exclusive)||?||Increases damage dealt when countering by 1.5 times.||Passive||-||-||140|
|ためる参（専）(Tameru san)||Accumulate 3 (Exclusive)||?||Raises your tension level three times with a guaranteed success rate.||Skill||2||25/60||150|
|行雲流水（専）(Kōun ryūsui)||?||?||Gives you "Tension Lock" for 40 seconds, meaning your tension level will not decrease during the duration. Also causes your actions to raise your tension level.||Skill||6||I(55/220), II(40/180), III(25/110)||180*|
|打成一片（専）(Daisei ippen)||Become One (Exclusive)||?||Deals an attack to a single target for 3.3 to 3.7 times damage.||Skill||6||I(45/135), II(30/90)||200*|