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Octopath Traveler
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Jarrod Garripoli
First Published: 24-07-2018 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 21-05-2020 / 17:59 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 25-05-2020 / 05:34 GMT

Octopath Traveler Guide

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WeaponsSecondary Job Stats
StaffSP, 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.

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

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.


Skill NameSP CostDescription
Fireball8Deal fire damage to all foes
Icewind8Deal ice damage to all foes
Lightning Bolt8Deal lightning damage to all foes
Analyze1Reveal HP and one weakness of a single foe
Fire Storm22Deal fire damage to all foes twice
Blizzard22Deal ice damage to all foes twice
Lightning Blast22Deal lightning damage to all foes twice
Alephan's Enlightenment30[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 NameSkills To UnlockDescription
Evasive Maneuvers4Encounter less random battles in the world (Equipping this skill with multiple characters will have no added effect)
Elemental Augmentation5Augments the equipping character's elemental attack strength by 50
Percipience6Prevents the part from being surprised by foes (Equipping this skill with multiple characters will have no added effect)
Vim and Vigor7The equipping chracter will regenerate HP each turn

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    24 July 2018
  • Last Updated
    21 May 2020
  • Guide Author
    Jarrod Garripoli

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