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Bravely Default
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Vincent Lau
First Published: 14-02-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:15 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 18-09-2020 / 22:26 GMT

This page lists all the Special Moves you can obtain and their effects on the party. Most of the time, you want to use a Special Move to hit the enemy for big numbers, but sometimes you may want a particular party buff instead.

Sword

Level Default Name Party Buff Condition
1 Hack and Slash Hit Count +20% Brave 10 times
2 Air Splitter P.ATK +35% Brave 20 times
3 Sonic Wave P.ATK +50% Brave 30 times

Axe

Level Default Name Party Buff Condition
1 Grand Strike P.DEF +20% Defeat 5 enemies with a physical attack
2 Maelstrom Hit Count +35% Defeat 10 enemies with a physical attack
3 Gigaton Swing P.DEF +50% Defeat 15 enemies with a physical attack

Spear

Level Default Name Party Buff Condition
1 Horizon Critical +300% Deal physical damage to 10 enemies
2 Overpower P.ATK +35% Deal physical damage to 20 enemies
3 Megiddo Flame P.ATK +50% Deal physical damage to 30 enemies

Rod

Level Default Name Party Buff Condition
1 Piercing Bolt M.ATK +20% Use magic 10 times
2 Withering Ripple M.ATK +35% Use magic 20 times
3 Holy Weapon M.ATK +50% Use magic 30 times

Staff

Level Default Name Party Buff Condition
1 Rejuvenation Healing +100% Heal 10 times
2 Lux Speed +35% Heal 20 times
3 Divine Light M.ATK +50% Heal 30 times

Dagger

Level Default Name Party Buff Condition
1 Infinity Hit Count +20% Use items 5 times
2 Blade Storm Hit Count +35% Use items 10 times
3 Cross Divide Hit Count +50% Use items 15 times

Bow

Level Default Name Party Buff Condition
1 Maximum Draw Critical +300% Exploit element/family weakness 5 times with a physical attack
2 Rapid Fire Hit Count +35% Exploit element/family weakness 10 times with a physical attack
3 Angelic Pillar M.DEF +50% Exploit element/family weakness 15 times with a physical attack

Katana

Level Default Name Party Buff Condition
1 Moonshadow P.ATK +20% Use the Default command 5 times
2 Breaking Wave Critical +900% Use the Default command 10 times
3 Petal Swirl Speed +50% Use the Default command 15 times

Knuckle/Unarmed

Level Default Name Party Buff Condition
1 Moonbeam P.ATK +20% Inflict a critical hit 3 times
2 Ascendant Palm Hit Count +35% Inflict a critical hit 6 times
3 Thunderbust P.ATK +50% Inflict a critical hit 9 times

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    3DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    14 February 2014
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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Welcome to the most comprehensive guide to the Final Fantasy-esque JRPG from RPG veterans Square-Enix. Inside our essential guide to the entire game we're leaving no stone unturned as we show you:

  • A complete breakdown of the combat and game mechanics.
  • How to rebuild Norende in record time (for the very best upgrades).
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  • How to conquer the main story (and get the true ending).
  • Easy-to-follow tricks to pummel every boss into the ground with!
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  • A complete enemy bestiary (and what items you can steal from them).
  • Killer tricks needed to beat all of the ultra-tough Nemeses bosses.
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