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Weapons Secondary Job Stats
Staff SP, Elemental Attack, Elemental Defense

There isn’t really much to say about the Cleric job, other than that it’s the main healer class in the game. It is the main job of Ophilia and the secondary job shrine is located in Western Stillsnow Wilds. Both Heal Wounds and Heal More heal the entire party, so you don’t have to worry about only healing a single ally. Outside of healing, the Cleric has light-elemental nukes with Holy Light and Luminescence, which are single-target and all-enemies, respectively. While the SP cost is steep, Revive does cover the entire party, although it only brings them back with 1 HP unboosted.

You also have two buffs with the Cleric, Sheltering Veil for elemental defense and Reflective Veil to put up a barrier that will reflect back one elemental attack. The latter will help out immensely in some of the later fights in the game. The Cleric’s Divine Skill, Aelfric’s Auspices, allows the recipient of the skill to have a special attack/skill trigger twice without expending any more SP. As an example, you cast the Divine Skill on Olberic and he uses a fully boosted Cross Strike. Instead of just using that once, Olberic will use it twice, both fully boosted, for the base 12 SP cost. Note that it doesn’t work on other Divine Skills, so you can’t use it to cast another Divine Skill twice.

(1 of 2) The Cleric's main function is to heal your allies in battle

The Cleric's main function is to heal your allies in battle (left), In tougher fights, you will want Saving Grace on your characters to exceed the HP cap (right)

The Cleric has some pretty good passive skills, as they all have uses throughout the game. Persistence makes it so all buffs you receive will last for an additional turn. As an example, the Cleric’s own Sheltering Veil only lasts for two turns when cast, but with Persistence, it will last three turns. Inner Strength increases the maximum SP of a character by 50, which is good for casters. Evil Ward makes it easier to escape from battles, although it is nota guaranteed 100% flee chance. The best passive, though, is Saving Grace. This passive allows you to heal a character past their maximum HP, shown as green numbers. Note that the maximum HP you can have is 9,999 and once you’ve healed past the maximum, then you have to wait until your HP goes below your normal max threshold before you can heal past it again (it doesn’t accumulate once past it).


Skill Name SP Cost Description
Heal Wounds 8 Restore HP to all allies
Holy Light 6 Inflict light-based damage on a single foe
Sheltering Veil 6 Augment one ally’s elemental defense for 2 turns
Luminescence 9 Deal light-based damage to all foes
Heal More 25 Restore a large amount of HP to all allies
Reflective Veil 22 Grant a single ally the ability to reflect one elemental attack
Revive 50 Revive all incapacitated allies
Aelfric’s Auspices 30 [Divine Skill] For 3 turns, skills performed by a single chosen ally will trigger twice (This will not affect other Divine Skills)


Support Skills

Skill Name Skills To Unlock Description
Persistence 4 All status enhancements you receive will last for one additional turn
Inner Strength 5 Increases the equipped character’s SP by 50
Evil Ward 6 Increases the party’s success rate when attempting to flee (Equipping this skill with multiple characters will have no added effect)
Saving Grace 7 Grants the equipped character the ability to be healed above their maximum HP


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  • Publisher
    Square Enix
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  • 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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