Octopath Traveler 2 is the second installment in the hit series from Square Enix. Embark on a journey to the breathtaking land of Solistia. There, countless exciting encounters with settlers in charming cities and a varied, vast landscape await you. In our guide, you’ll find important Octopath Traveler 2 tips and tricks to help you navigate the world of Solistia.
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1) Be careful when exploring
In Octopath Traveler 2, you’ll encounter various enemies in numerous random battles during your travels. You’ll encounter them mostly between chapters. Especially in unfamiliar areas, you should always be on your guard, as the enemies can easily outwit you. The black and white markings on the map give you an idea of the danger level of each area.
When traveling alone, you should never enter an area with a higher danger level than your current character level. If you’re traveling in a group, you may be able to do so, but one member of your party should be prepared for the level of danger.
2) Hunt for treasures
When you see clearings or branches in safe terrain in Octopath Traveler 2, take a closer look. There you have the opportunity to find hidden chests and then collect weapons, leaves, or equipment. Footbridges allow you to reach even the most remote areas and secure your items. Rivers and lakes also provide special transportation routes that allow you to travel to hidden locations. However, even here you may run into enemies at any time.
3) Steal everything you find
You won’t be punished for stealing in Octopath Traveler 2. This means you can steal from anyone you meet without fear of repercussions. With the thief Throné, for example, you’ll be able to steal during the day, but the chances of success are lower for items with a high material value. As you level up, your chances of success increase. With the help of Oswald, you can rob people at night. Also, if you win a battle, you’ll get everything your opponent had.
By far the most convenient way to get stolen goods is Agnea’s nighttime Path Action. With this activity, you can easily ask other characters for items you want, and they will become more generous with each level you reach, granting you more and more wishes. Keep in mind that jewelry, silver pouches, and coins will bring you the most money.
4) Use healing items
Healing items are available in large quantities in Octopath Traveler 2 and you can buy them for money. If you don’t want to buy them, you can steal them from other characters in the game and use them in an emergency to make your life easier and possibly save it.
If you run out of them, you can also make a healing potion with the help of Castti. If you mix the required items with other suitable items, the potion will have an additional effect. Other items, such as the various nuts, are much harder to find, so you should be more sensible with them.
5) Octopath Traveler 2 tips and tricks: Sell items
Some items you find in the game have no special function and therefore seem worthless at first glance. However, you can sell them to merchants for sometimes a lot of money. You should also sell unused weapons and equipment to get money for new items or upgrades.
6) Talk to everyone
You should always interact with as many inhabitants as possible during your travels and journeys to foreign settlements in Octopath Traveler 2. They can give you new side quests or reveal secrets. For support, you can rely on the skills of your team members.
As mentioned above, Throné is a particularly good thief who can steal items from the people you talk to. Osvald uses his social skills and persuasion to teach you more secrets, and Agnea can temporarily hire new members for you.
7) Best starting character
At the beginning of the game, you should start with Throné, as she’ll help you get a lot of items. Then go north where you’ll meet Temenos. He’ll help you in battle with his defensive and offensive magic. Osvald is an even stronger mage that you can unlock in the east.
Finally, travel back to New Delsta and from there to a harbor, always northwest along the coast. Now sail from the harbor to the southern island to unlock Ochette the Huntress. Now you have a complete and strong team of four characters.
8) Use the day-night cycle
Day and night in Octopath Traveler 2 are crucial in determining how the inhabitants of the settlements behave and what path actions they perform. For example, if you get stuck in a chapter during the day, you can try again at night and vice versa.
With Throné, for example, you’ll only be able to ambush the inhabitants at night. You can also use Castti’s skills to put people to sleep with medicine or use Agnea to lure people away during the day. In addition, Throné increases the character stats of the entire team when fighting at night.
9) Combat Tips
Before effectively damaging your opponent in Octopath Traveler 2, you must break their shield. You break a shield by lowering the opponent’s shield points to zero. It’s best to take advantage of your opponent’s weaknesses to quickly shatter their shield. If a monster has two shield points left, you can eliminate it with two staff attacks.
On the other hand, if you use magic or other weapons that aren’t very effective against your opponent, you’ll do almost no damage. You don’t know your opponent’s weaknesses. You won’t find out until you accidentally use the most effective attack.
From now on, when you face the same enemy again, if you were able to find the weakness before, it will now be shown to you. Osvald will help you analyze the talents of your opponents, allowing you to anticipate possible weaknesses.
The Break in Octopath Traveler 2 causes your opponent to be temporarily immobilized and makes it easier for you to continue, as you now deal a lot of damage with all your attacks for a short time. The Break is one of the most important maneuvers in the game. It’s especially effective against groups, as it allows you to temporarily paralyze some of your opponents while you fight others.
Boost points, which you receive with each new round, double the damage of your attacks. This is especially effective if you already know your opponent’s weaknesses and can boost suitable attacks. Also, the boost points are especially valuable if the opponent is already broken. Healing and support talents can also be improved this way. A total of five Boost Points can be earned, but only three can be used at a time.
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