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Octopath Traveler

Apothecary

By
Jarrod Garripoli
Weapons Secondary Job Stats
Axe HP, Physical Attack, Physical Defense, Elemental Attack, Critical

The Apothecary is a bit of a mixed job class, as it mainly focuses on support, but has a few extra skills thrown in for other things. It is the main job of Alfyn and the secondary job shrine is located in East Saintsbridge Traverse. First Aid is a great healing spell that is only hindered by it being usable on a single ally, but there are ways around that. Rehabilitate is definitely one of the key highlights for this job, as it heals any current status ailments and also prevents them for two turns. Empoison is always great for extra damage, especially during a boss, and Last Stand can be great with the correct setup. The Apothecary’s Divine Skill, Dohter’s Clarity, allows a character to use an item and have it affect all, which is extremely useful in case of emergencies or when using Energizing Pomegranates.

(1 of 2) Empoison will make enemies lose HP after every action

Empoison will make enemies lose HP after every action (left), Rehabilitate makes it so characters cannot be hit with status ailments (right)

As for the passive skills, they are decent for the beginning portion of the game, especially Hale and Hearty for the extra HP, but they tend to be overshadowed by better options later. Resist Ailments might be a good idea, but it is situational, as you might not encounter status ailments all that often, plus it doesn’t guarantee immunity. The Apothecary will increase a character’s HP, Critical, Elemental Attack, Physical Attack and Physical Defense whenever you switch to it as a secondary class. They only have axes for weapons, so they are limited in that aspect.

Skills

Skill Name SP Cost Description
First Aid 4 Restore HP to a single ally
Icicle 7 Deal ice damage to a single foe
Rehabilitate 10 Cure a single ally of all status ailments, and render them immune to further ailments for 2 turns
Amputation 8 Unleash an axe attack on a single foe
Empoison 6 Poison a single foe for 2 turns
Vivify 16 Revive a single incapacitated ally
Last Stand 16 Attack all foes with an axe, dealing damage inversely proportional to your current HP
Dohter’s Clarity 30 [Divine Skill] For 3 turns, items used by a single chosen ally will affect all

 

Support Skills

Skill Name Skills To Unlock Description
Inspiration 4 With each successful standard attack, gain SP equal to 1% of the damage you deal
Hale and Hearty 5 Increases maximum HP by 500
Resist Ailments 6 Improves resistance to poison, sleep, confusion, blindness, silence, terror, and unconsciousness
Heightened Healing 7 Gain an additional 30% HP or SP when being healed or restored

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    24 July 2018
  • Last Updated
    21 February 2021
  • Guide Author
    Jarrod Garripoli

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Eight characters. Eight different stories. Step into the roles of eight travelers as they travel and battle their way across the expansive world of Orsterra. A homage to the classic RPGs of yore, Octopath Traveler offers many ways for the player to play the game. Go at it alone or team up with seven other characters, as the choice is entirely yours in this grand adventure.

Version 1.0

  • A complete walkthrough of all chapters for each individual character
  • Every single Side Story and all other extra content
  • Class builds for various characters

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