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Octopath Traveler

Dancer

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Jarrod Garripoli
Weapons Secondary Job Stats
Dagger Elemental Attack, Evasion, Speed

The Dancer is a pretty basic support class, as it has access to mostly buffs in its skillset. The Dancer is the main class of Primrose and the secondary job shrine can be found in Northern Wellspring Sands. Lion Dance will buff the physical attack of a character, while Peacock Strut, Mole Dance and Panther Dance buff elemental attack, physical defense and speed, respectively. The Dancer also has access to dark-elemental attacks, both a single-target one and all enemies one, similar to the Cleric’s light attacks. That brings up the last normal skill, Bewildering Grace, which is a bit different when compared to the others.

Bewildering Grace, when used, will cause a random effect to happen, which can be good or bad. The amount of BP you use will make the dance trigger that amount of times, and there seem to be some effects that can only happen once it’s boosted. Some of these effects include increased JP or EXP, having the dance reduce the party’s HP to 1, losing all SP or BP, having your party be poisoned, summoning a monster that does major damage to the enemy, and much more. Note that it’s possible to get screwed with a fully boost Bewildering Grace, with it possibly reducing the party’s HP to 1, then following up that with a small damage to the whole party.

(1 of 2) While Bewildering Grace has some good effects

While Bewildering Grace has some good effects (left), it also has some very bad effects (right)

The biggest takeaway from a fully boosted Bewildering Grace is you can get a JP/EXP x100 from it, although it is a very low chance. The Dancer’s Divine Skill, Sealticge’s Seduction, is another great one, which allows any skill that usually targets a single target to hit all enemies/characters. As with some other Divine Skill buffs, this doesn’t work on other Divine Skills, but you could do something like use it in conjunction with Lion Dance or Peacock Strut, as an example. The Dancer, as a secondary job, gains the following stat bonuses: Elemental Attack, Evasion and Speed.

The Dancer’s passive skills are a mixed bag, with two of them being very good and the other two having some uses, but might not be considered as good. The Show Goes On makes it so any buffs the character with this equipped will persist for an additional turn. Eye for an Eye will give that character a 50% chance to counterattack when hit with a physical attack. Probably the best passive from the Dancer is Second Wind, as it recovers a percentage of your SP per turn. This is great for just about anyone, especially if they’re using SP skills a lot. The last passive, Encore, allows the character to recover with 25% HP once per battle when they are incapacitated, which can prove useful in some battles, but it’s not needed too much.

Skills

Skill Name SP Cost Description
Lion Dance 4 One ally’s physical attacks become more powerful for 2 turns
Moonlight Waltz 7 Deal heavy dark damage to a single foe
Peacock Strut 4 Augment a single ally’s elemental attacks for 2 turns
Mole Dance 4 Augment a single ally’s physical defense for 2 turns
Night Ode 10 Deal dark damage to all foes
Panther Dance 4 Increase a single ally’s speed for 2 turns
Bewildering Grace 25 Cause a curious effect to occur one time
Sealticge’s Seduction 30 [Divine Skill] For 3 turns, skills performed by a single ally that usually target one foe will target all foes instead (This does not affect Divine Skills)

 

Support Skills

Skill Name Skills To Unlock Description
The Show Goes On 4 Status augmentations you grant to allies will persist for one additional turn
Eye for an Eye 5 Gain a 50% chance of counterattacking when targeted by a physical attack
Second Wind 6 Recover a certain amount of SP each turn
Encore 7 Once per battle, upon being incapacitated you will recover with 25% of your maximum HP

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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