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Octopath Traveler

Scholar

By
Jarrod Garripoli
Weapons Secondary Job Stats
Staff SP, Elemental Attack, Elemental Defense

The Scholar is your elemental job class in the game, with access to three of the basic elements. The Scholar is the main job of Cyrus and you will find the secondary job shrine in Western Noblecourt Flats. All of their skills target all enemies, so you don’t have to worry about having to change between a single target or not. Fireball hits once, while Fire Storm will hit all enemies twice. Icewind and Blizzard are the ice-elemental version, and Lightning Bolt/Lightning Blast are the lightning versions. The only other normal skill available to the Scholar is Analyze, allowing you to get a quick glimpse (it flashes pretty quickly) at their current HP and it also reveals one of their weaknesses. Note that using BP to boost Analyze will reveal more weaknesses, up to four at max boost.

(1 of 2) Analyze is useful to find out weaknesses and how much HP an enemy might have left

Analyze is useful to find out weaknesses and how much HP an enemy might have left (left), The Scholar’s greatest strength comes from elemental spells (right)

The Scholar’s Divine Skill, Alephan’s Enlightenment, will make it so that the target of it will have any multi-target skills instead target a single enemy, but with more power (twice the power, to be precise). Looking at the passive skills for the Scholar, the first one, Evasive Maneuvers, is a good one to use if you feel the encounter rate is too high. Elemental Augmentation increases your elemental attack by 50 and it’s a good choice for anyone who uses spells, although you might want to use something else later in the game. Precipience prevents your party from being surprised by foes, which is a great thing to have so enemies don’t get a full turn before yours. Vim and Vigor, the last passive, will regenerate HP each turn.

Skills

Skill Name SP Cost Description
Fireball 8 Deal fire damage to all foes
Icewind 8 Deal ice damage to all foes
Lightning Bolt 8 Deal lightning damage to all foes
Analyze 1 Reveal HP and one weakness of a single foe
Fire Storm 22 Deal fire damage to all foes twice
Blizzard 22 Deal ice damage to all foes twice
Lightning Blast 22 Deal lightning damage to all foes twice
Alephan’s Enlightenment 30 [Divine Skill] For 3 turns, spells cast by a single chosen ally that usually target all foes will instead by focused on a single foe at increased intensity

 

Support Skills

Skill Name Skills To Unlock Description
Evasive Maneuvers 4 Encounter less random battles in the world (Equipping this skill with multiple characters will have no added effect)
Elemental Augmentation 5 Augments the equipping character’s elemental attack strength by 50
Percipience 6 Prevents the part from being surprised by foes (Equipping this skill with multiple characters will have no added effect)
Vim and Vigor 7 The equipping chracter will regenerate HP each turn

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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