All Primary Skills in Octopath Traveler 2 Listed

Not all skills are created equal.

Octopath Traveler 2 is a game with a fantastic and highly customizable combat system. The backbone of that combat system? The jobs and the skills they come with. Here is the complete list of all skills in Octopath Traveler 2, from core jobs to secret job skills.

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All Primary Skills in Octopath Traveler 2 Listed

There are eight primary jobs in Octopath Traveler 2. Each character starts with a different one, but all characters can re-class upon gaining a Guild License. Here are each of the skills of those eight primary classes. Note that the Merchant’s skill, Hired Help, can gain an additional choice by beating an optional boss.

Apothecary Primary Skills

SKILLSP COSTSKILL DETAILS
Healing Touch6Restore HP to or revive a single ally.
Icicle7Deal ice-based damage to a single foe.
Rehabilitate10Grant a single ally immunity to status ailments for (2/4/6/8) turns.
Sweeping Cleave9Unleash an axe attack on all foes.
Poison Axe12Unleash a powerful axe attack on a single foe, and poison them for 2 turns.
Replenish Health9For (3/5/7/9) turns, grant HP to a single ally after they perform an action.
Weak to Poison4Make a single foe weak to poison for (2/4/6/8) turns.
Dohter’s Charity30Extend the reach of a single ally’s items to affect all for 3 turns.

Apothecary Support Skills

SKILLSKILL DETAILS
Vigorous VictoryRestores 30% of the equipping character’s max HP and SP upon winning the battle.
Hale and HeartyRaises the equipping character’s max HP by 500.
Inspiriting BreakRestores the equipping character’s SP when breaking a foe.
Preventative MeasuresGrants the equipping character immunity to enfeebling effects for 3 turns at the start of battle.

Cleric Skills

SKILLSP COSTSKILL DETAILS
Heal Wounds15Tier I (Normal): Restore HP to all allies Tier II (Advanced Magic): Restore a great amount of HP to all allies. Tier III (Alephan’s Wisdom): Restore a massive amount of HP to all allies.
Holy Light6Inflict light-based damage to a single foe.
Prayer to the Flame8Raise the physical and elemental defense of a single ally for (2/4/6/8) turns
Mystical Staff6Unleash a staff attack on a single foe 2 times, and steal SP equivalent to 10% of the damage dealt
Luminescence9Tier I (Normal): Deal light-based damage to all foes. Tier II (Advanced Magic): Deal light-based damage to all foes 2 times.Tier III (Alephan’s Wisdom): Deal light-based damage to all foes 3 times.
Sacred Shield10Grant a shield to a singly ally, reducing damage taken from the next hit by (50/665/80/100%).
Revive40Tier I (Normal): Revive all allies Tier II (Advanced Magic): Revive all allies and restore a great amount of HP. Tier III (Alephan’s Wisdom): Revive all allies and restore a massive amount of HP.
Aelfric’s Blessing30Grant a single ally the ability to act again at the end of a turn for 3 turns. Only one additional action can be taken per turn.

Cleric Support Skills

SKILLSKILL USED
ResilienceRaises the amount of HP restored to the equipping character when healed
Inner StrengthRaises the equipping character’s max SP by 50.
Evil WardIncreases the party’s success rate when attempting to flee (Equipping multiple characters with this skill will have no added effect).
Rise AgainThe equipping character will recover 25% of their max HP once per battle upon being incapacitated

Dancer Skills

SKILLSP COSTSKILL DETAILS
Lion Dance4Raise the physical attack of a single ally for (2/4/6/8) turns.
Ruinous Kick10Unleash a powerful physical attack on a single foe and reduce their Shield Points regardless of their weak points.
Peacock Strut4Raise the elemental attack of a single ally for (2/4/6/8) turns.
Sweeping Gale7Deal wind-based damage to a single foe.
Stimulate5Move a single ally’s next action up (1/2/3/act first) spot.
Dagger Dance9Unleash a dagger attack on all foes
Bewildering Grace25Cause a curious effect to occur (1/2/3/4) time. The effects can be positive or negative, each BP used triggers an additional effect.
Sealticge’s Seduction30Extend the reach of a single ally’s skills to all for 3 turns. This does not affect divine skills or skills that only affect the user.

Dancer Support Skills

SKILLSKILL DETAILS
The Show Goes OnExtends the duration of augmenting effects granted by the equipping character by 1 turn
Ever EvasiveEnables the equipping character to more easily evade enemy attacks
Hard WorkerReceive additional JP after battles. (Equipping multiple characters with this skill will have no added effect.)
Invigorate and InspireSlightly fills the target’s latent power gauge when the equipping character grants them an augmented effect

Hunter Skills

SKILLSP COSTSKILL DETAILS
Precise Shot6Bow attack on (2/3/4/5) selected foes
Thunderbird7Deal heavy lightning damage to a single foe.
Cleaving Blow12Axe attack on a single enemy, and grant yourself positive status effects based on the foe’s type for 3 turns.
Mercy Strike4Unleash a bow attack on a single foe. Otherwise lethal attacks will instead leave the target with 1hp
Take Aim8Raise the critical rate and accuracy of all allies for (2/4/6/8) turns
Leghold Trap10Cause a single foe to act at the end of the turn for (2/4/6/8) turns.
Abating Orb9Nullify (1/2/3/4) of a single foe’s augmenting effects
Draefendi’s Bow30Unleash a powerful bow attack on all foes 3 times.

Hunter Support Skills

SKILLSKILL DETAILS
Heighten SensesGain an increased chance of attack first in a battle. (Equipping this skill with multiple characters will have no added effect)
Eagle EyeIncreases the critical of the equipped character by 50.
More Rare MonstersRaises the chance of encountering rare monsters. (Equipping this skill with multiple characters will have no added effect)
Salt in the WoundThe equipping character has a 50% chance of acting twice when breaking a foe. This will not trigger in succession

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Merchant Skills

SKILLSP COSTSKILL DETAILS
Arrow of Fortune12Unleash a powerful bow attack on a single foe and receive JP. The more damage you deal, the more JP you receive.
Rest0Restore one’s own HP and SP, and cure status ailments.
Collect2Collect money from a single foe.
Ember7Deal fire-based damage to a single foe.
Donate BP6Grant (1/2/3/4) BP to a single ally.
Sidestep10Dodge (1/2/3/4) physical attack/s with a 100% success rate.
Hired Help0Pay money to summon hired help to the battlefield. Mercenary ($150) – Unleash a sword attack on all foes and raise the physical defense of all allies. Ruffian ($800) – Reduce the physical attack and physical defense of all foes. Thespian ($2000) – Raise the elemental attack of all allies, and restore their SP. Guard ($7000) – Unleash a staff attack on all foes and delay their actions. Beastling ($15000) – Unleash a physical attack on all foes, and reduce their Shield Points regardless of their weak points. Veteran Soldier ($30000) – Unleash a powerful attack on all foes with various weapons. Foreign Assassin ($50000) – Unleash a powerful dagger attack on all foes and restore HP and SP to all allies. (Unlock: Beat foreign assassin in Western Merry Hills Pass, Crestlands)
Bifelgan’s Bounty30Unleash a non-elemental attack on a single foe and receive leaf coin (money) equivalent to the damage dealt.

Merchant Support Skills

SKILLSKILL DETAILS
Grow on TreesReceive additional money after battles. (Equipping multiple characters with this skill will have no added effect.)
Boost-StartGrants the equipping character 1 BP at the start of battle.
Hang ToughWhen the equipping character is not near death, otherwise lethal attacks will instead leave them with 1 HP.
Full PowerCompletely fills the equipping character’s latent power gauge at the start of battle.

Scholar Skills

SKILLSP COSTSKILL DETAILS
Fireball (Tier 1 / Tier 2 / Tier 3)14Tier I (Normal): Deal fire-based damage to all foes. Tier II (Advanced Magic): Deal fire-based damage to all foes 2 times. Tier III (Alephan’s Wisdom): Deal fire-based damage to all foes 3 times.
Icewind (Tier 1 / Tier 2 / Tier 3)14Tier I (Normal): Deal ice-based damage to all foes. Tier II (Advanced Magic): Deal ice -based damage to all foes 2 times. Tier III (Alephan’s Wisdom): Deal ice -based damage to all foes 3 times.
Lightning Bolt (Tier 1 / Tier 2 / Tier 3)14Tier I (Normal): Deal lightning-based damage to all foes. Tier II (Advanced Magic): Deal lightning-based damage to all foes 2 times. Tier III (Alephan’s Wisdom): Deal lightning-based damage to all foes 3 times.
Analyze1Reveal the HP and (1/2/3/5) weak point of a single foe
Stroke of Genius5Grant yourself (2/3/4/5) attribute-raising effects at random (Effects will stack)
Elemental Barrage10Deal either fire-, ice-, or lightning-based damage to random foes (3-5 / 4-6 / 5-7 / 6-8) times.
Advance Magic15Boosts the intensity of a single ally’s spells 2 times (Default Tier 1 AOE spell becomes Tier 2 spell.)
Alephan’s Wisdom30Greatly boosts the intensity of a single ally’s spells 3 times. (Default Tier 1 AOE spell becomes Tier 3 spell.)

Scholar Support Skills

SKILLSKILL DETAILS
Evasive ManeuversReduces the rate of random encounters. (Equipping this skill with multiple characters will have no added effect)
Elemental AugmentationAugments the equipping character’s elemental attack strength by 50.
Extra ExperienceGain additional experience from battles. (Equipping this skill with multiple characters will have no added effect) [+10% EXP]
Advanced Magic MasterRaises the number of times the equipping character can use more intense spells by 1

Thief Skills

SKILLSP COSTSKILL DETAILS
Steal2Steal an item from a single foe. Odds increase with BP spent.
Darkest Night7Dark-based attack.
HP Thief6Attack a single foe twice with a dagger and steal HP equivalent to half of damage dealt.
Surprise Attack12Unleash a sword attack on a single foe. The sooner your action comes during a turn, the more potent the attack.
Swift Step4Raise your speed for 3 turns
Armor Corrosive4Reduce the physical defense of a single foe for (2/4/6/8) turns.
Shackle Foe4Reduce the physical attack of a single foe for (2/4/6/8) turns.
Aeber’s Reckoning30Attack all foes with a dagger, dealing damage proportional to your speed.

Thief Support Skills

SKILLSKILL DETAILS
Incidental AttackThe equipping character has a 50% chance of attacking when using a non-damaging skill
FleetfootRaise the equipping character’s speed by 50
EnsnareThe equipping character has a 50% chance of inflicting an attribute-reducing effect when taking physical damage
Life in the ShadowsReceive additional EXP and JP after battles at night (Equipping multiple characters with this skill will have no added effect) [+50% EXP & JP]

Warrior Skills

SKILLSSP COSTSKILL DETAIL
Aggressive Slash9Unleash a sword attack on random foes (3/4/5/6) times.
Piercing Thrust12Unleash a powerful polearm attack on a single foe, and have a (25/50/75/100%) chance to deal a critical hit.
Abide4Raise your physical attack for (3/5/7/9) turns.
Enervating Slash7Nullify all positive status effects on a single foe, then unleash a sword attack. The more status effects you nullify, the more potent the attack.
Stout Wall4Raise your physical defence for (3/5/7/9) turns.
Incite4Draw foes’ single-target attacks to yourself for 3 turns.
Vengeful Blade6Grant yourself the ability to counter physical damage with a sword attack (2/3/4/5) times. The counterattack reduces the enemy’s Shield Points regardless of their weak points.
Brand’s Blade30Unleash an extraordinarily powerful sword attack on a single foe.

Warrior Support Skills

SKILLSSKILL DETAIL
Bolstering BreakRaises the equipping character’s physical attack when breaking an enemy.
Summon StrengthIncreases the physical strength of the equipping character by 50.
Latent Power PlusRaises the amount of latent power gained by the equipping character.
Deal More DamageIncreases the maximum damage that can be dealt by the equipping character to 99,999.

If you want to reclass your party member into a specific job, you’re going to need to find the Guild headquarters. Here’s a list of all guild locations and how to get there in Octopath Traveler 2.


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