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Freelancer (フリーター, Furītaa), also known as Yakuza (荒川組組員, Arakawa-gumi Kumi-in, lit. "Member of the Arakawa Family"), Arakawa Loyalist (元・荒川組組員, Moto Arakawa-gumi Kumi-in, lit. "Ex-Member of the Arakawa Family"), and Deadbeat (みならいホームレス, Minarai Hōmuresu, lit. "Apprentice Homeless Guy"), is a job class featured in Yakuza: Like a Dragon. It is one of two jobs exclusive to Ichiban Kasuga, the other being Hero.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Ichiban Kasuga exclusive job. Relies on bare-knuckle brawling and Kasuga's pro wrestling moves to knock enemies senseless. A high-offense job that allows Kasuga to learn terrain-based Skills.
— In-Game Description, Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

Progression[edit | edit source]

Stat Progression[edit | edit source]

Stat Progression
Rank HP MP Attack Defense Magic Healing Agility Dexterity
10 120 105 33 36 21 37 55 50
20 200 186 62 68 41 68 83 78
30 280 267 90 100 60 98 110 105

Skill Progression[edit | edit source]

Skill Progression
Rank Skill Name MP Target Type Element Effect Power Category
Treasure Hunt Exploration
Search for hidden treasures scattered throughout the city.
Try pressing [Interact] any time you find something shiny on the ground.
2 Tenacious Fist 8 1 Enemy Attack Blunt Stun Light (1.3×) Job
Kasuga puts all his energy into a single punch that may leave the enemy stunned.
4 Rock Swing 10 1 Enemy Attack Blunt Light (1.4×) Job
Damage an enemy by putting them in a headlock and throwing them.
5 Headbutt Barrage 13 1 Enemy Attack Blunt Light (1.6×) Job
Damage an enemy with an onslaught of headbutts.
6 Agility +5 Stat
Permanently boosts Agility by 5.
8 Hyper Swagger 10 Self Support Character
Kasuga hypes himself up and attunes to the flow of battle, boosting his Evasion and Attack for 2 turns.
10 Attack +5 Stat
Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
12 Dropkick 21 1 Enemy Attack Blunt Medium (1.8×) Job
Damage an enemy with a flying kick. High chance to land a critical hit.
14 Agility +5 Stat
Permanently boosts Agility by 5.
16 Ruffian's Kick 28 1 Enemy Attack Blunt Medium (2.0×) Job
Damage an enemy with a swift, brutal kick.
18 Attack +5 Stat
Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
20 Atomic Drop 43 1 Enemy Attack Blunt Heavy (2.4×) Job
Damage an enemy by hitting them hard in their vital spot. High chance to land a critical hit.
22 Agility +5 Stat
Permanently boosts Agility by 5.
24 Release German Suplex 50 1 Enemy Attack Blunt Extreme (2.7×) Character
Damage an enemy with a wrestling technique known as a release German suplex. May instantly knock out the enemy.
26 Attack +10 Stat
Permanently boosts Attack by 10.
28 Essence of Roadside Weapon 65 1 Enemy Attack Blunt Extreme (2.8×) Job
A powerful skill that damages an enemy with an improvised weapon lying about the city.
Changes depending on the surrounding area.
30 Agility +10 Stat
Permanently boosts Agility by 10.
35 Attack +5 Stat
Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
40 Agility +5 Stat
Permanently boosts Agility by 5.
45 Attack +5 Stat
Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
50 Agility +5 Stat
Permanently boosts Agility by 5.
55 Attack +5 Stat
Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
60 Agility +5 Stat
Permanently boosts Agility by 5.
65 Attack +5 Stat
Permanently boosts Attack by 5.
70 Agility +5 Stat
Permanently boosts Agility by 5.
75 Attack +10 Stat
Permanently boosts Attack by 10.
80 Agility +10 Stat
Permanently boosts Agility by 10.
85 Attack +10 Stat
Permanently boosts Attack by 10.
90 Agility +10 Stat
Permanently boosts Agility by 10.
95 Attack +10 Stat
Permanently boosts Attack by 10.
99 Agility +10 Stat
Permanently boosts Agility by 10.
Rank Skill Name MP Target Type Attribute Effect Power Category

Skills[edit | edit source]

Attack[edit | edit source]

Attack
攻撃 (Kōgeki)
Covers distance until in range, then delivers a two-punch combo which may knock the target down.
Turns into an Opportune Strike if the target is already on the ground, dealing additional damage accordingly.

If suitable objects are nearby, picks them up and uses them as weapons instead, dealing additional damage accordingly with a chance to inflict Stun.
Details
In-Game Description Kasuga attacks!
Statistics Rank MP Type Element
Attack Blunt
Effect Power Stat Multiplier Category
Attack
Combo Target Range Blockable?
1 Enemy Close-Quarters Yes
Input PS4 PS5 XB1 / XSS / XSX PC

Tenacious Fist[edit | edit source]

Tenacious Fist
渾身パンチ (Konshin Panchi, lit. "Full-Might Punch")
Covers distance until in range, then winds up and delivers a punch that may knock the opponent down.
Has a 25% chance to inflict Stun. Wears off after 2 turns.
Details
In-Game Description Kasuga puts all his energy into a single punch that may leave the enemy stunned.
Statistics Rank MP Type Element
2 8 Attack Blunt
Effect Power Stat Multiplier Category
Stun Light (×1.3) Attack Job Skill
Combo Target Range Blockable?
1 Enemy Close-Quarters Yes
Input PS4 PS5 XB1 / XSS / XSX PC
Input - Square.png Rapid Input - Square - PS5.png Rapid Input - X - XB1.png Rapid

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Weapon[edit | edit source]

The freelancer's weapon of choice is Bare-Handed. There are no other weapons available to Freelancer.

Armor[edit | edit source]

There are no pieces of armor which provide unique bonuses to Freelancer.

Accessories[edit | edit source]

There are no accessories which provide unique bonuses to Freelancer. However, equipping the Kasuga-exclusive Dragonfish Tenugui will earn bonus job experience points for Kasuga's current job, including Freelancer.

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