Bravely Second Special Moves and Special Parts Guide – How to Unlock, Effects, Type

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Bravely Second Special Moves are a type of very powerful abilities that can be customized to have various effects. These Special Moves can change battles almost instantly. However, they are not available to a player from the start.

Bravely Second Special Moves and Special Parts

To make a Special Move available, a player has to carry out specific tasks to trigger activation. There are four levels of Special Moves, with each level granting access to a more powerful Special Move, provided you have unlocked that respective Special Move at the R&D Labs at your Moon Base.

This guide will explain everything you need to know about Special Parts to customize Special Moves, how to unlock them, Special Moves for each weapon type, how to acquire them, and everything else related.

Bravely Second Special Parts

Once you acquire a Special Move, you can customize it. A special move is made out of multiple parts, called ‘Set Parts.’ These parts can be swapped in and around using Special Parts, which are acquired by upgrading the Moon Base (more on this later).

Attack Type
The Attack Type of your Special Move is the first part you can customize. You can add Elemental Effects to your move, Power Boosts, Enemy Type slaying effect, and even Status Ailment to this Set Part.

Recovery Type
The second Set Part is Recovery Type. This allows your special move to replenish different stats, such as HP Recovery, Status Recovery, MP Recovery, or gaining additional BP.

Enemy Weakening
This Set Part will mainly allow you to weaken enemies through debuffs. These include Special Parts associated with reducing Turn Duration, Weaken Statuses, Reducing Status Resistances, and Reducing Elemental Resistances.

Status Enhancement
Status Enhancements are self-buffs while using Special Moves. They often tend to buff your entire party, though are not as effective as other Special Move parts. They include increasing Turn Duration, Enhancing Status, Increasing Status Resistance, and Increasing Elemental Resistance.

Bravely Second Special Parts List and How to Unlock

In order to unlock a Special Part for your Special Move to customize it, you will need to upgrade specific areas of your Moon Base. Below is a list of all the Special Parts that can be unlocked.

Elemental Special Part
These Special Parts add Elemental damage to your Special Moves. They are unlocked by upgrading the Special Parts Alpha Lab on your Moon Base, which is unlocked by accessing the Copernicus Bridge.

Each level of the Special Parts Alpha Lab unlocks one Elemental Special Part

Fire (Level 1)
Imbued your special move with fire element.

Water (Level 2)
Imbued your special move with water element.

Lightning (Level 3)
Imbued your special move with lightning element.

Wind (Level 4)
Imbued your special move with wind element.

Earth (Level 5)
Imbued your special move with earth element.

Light (Level 7)
Imbued your special move with light element.

Dark (Level 9)
Imbued your special move with dark element.

Ailment Removal Special Part
These Special Parts remove status ailments from your party, and are unlocked by upgrading the Parts Gamma Lab, which is unlocked through the Clavius Pathway on the Moon Base.

The following are the Special Parts unlocked by upgrading the Parts Gamma Lab, from Level 1 to 10:

Cure Poison
Remove Poison from your entire party.

Cure Blind
Remove Blind from your entire party.

Cure Silence
Remove Silence from your entire party.

Cure Sleep
Remove Sleep from your entire party.

Cure Paralyze
Remove Paralyze from your entire party.

Cure Dread
Remove Dread from your entire party.

Cure Berserk
Remove Berserk from your entire party.

Cure Stop
Remove Stop from your entire party.

Cure Charm
Remove Charm from your entire party.

Cure Doom
Remove Doom from your entire party.

Power Boost and BP Boost
These Special Parts boost your Power by a certain percentage or allow a BP Boost. They are unlocked by leveling the Special Parts Delta Lab, which is unlocked through the D’arrest Grotto at the Moon Base.

Power +10%  (Level 1)
Increase your special move’s base power by 10%.

Power +20% (Level 3)
Increase your special move’s base power by 20%.

Power +30% (Level 5)
Increase your special move’s base power by 30%.

Power +40% (Level 7)
Increase your special move’s base power by 40%.

Power +50% (Level 9)
Increase your special move’s base power by 50%.

BP Bonus L1 (Level 9)
Restore 1 BP when using Healing type Special Moves.

BP Bonus L2 (Level 10)
Restore 2 BP when using Healing type Special Moves.

MP and HP Recovery
Recovery Special Parts are unlocked by upgrading the Special Parts Beta Lab, which is unlocked through the Tico’s Trail at the Moon Base. HP Recoveries are unlocked at odd Levels of the Lab, whereas MP Recoveries are unlocked at even Levels of the Lab.

HP Recovery LV1
Increase HP recovery on Healing type Special Moves.

HP Recovery LV2
Increase HP recovery on Healing type Special Moves.

HP Recovery LV3
Increase HP recovery on Healing type Special Moves.

HP Recovery LV4
Increase HP recovery on Healing type Special Moves.

HP Recovery LV5
Increase HP recovery on Healing type Special Moves.

MP Recovery LV1
Restore MP on Healing type Special Moves.

MP Recovery LV2
Restore MP on Healing type Special Moves.

MP Recovery LV3
Restore MP on Healing type Special Moves.

MP Recovery LV4
Restore MP on Healing type Special Moves.

MP Recovery LV5
Restore MP on Healing type Special Moves.

Turn Duration
The Turn Duration Special Parts are acquired through the Special Parts Delta Lab, just like Power Boost and BP Boost. Turn Duration Special Parts are unlocked at odd Levels of the lab.

Turn Duration +1
Increased the bonus effect duration by 1.

Turn Duration +2
Increased the bonus effect duration by 2.

Turn Duration +3
Increased the bonus effect duration by 3.

Turn Duration +4
Increased the bonus effect duration by 4.

Turn Duration +5
Increased the bonus effect duration by 5.

Slayer Special Parts
Slayer Special Parts allow greatly increased damage to specific enemy types. These are unlocked by upgarding the Special Parts Gamma Lab, just like the Ailment Removal Special Parts. They are unlocked at the first eight levels of the lab.

Beast Slayer
Increased the damage dealt to creatures of the Beast family.

Plant Slayer
Increased the damage dealt to creatures of the Plant family.

Aquatic Slayer
Increased the damage dealt to creatures of the Aquatic family.

Bug Slayer
Increased the damage dealt to creatures of the Bug family.

Flight Slayer
Increased the damage dealt to creatures of Flight.

Undead Slayer
Increased the damage dealt to creatures of the Undead family.

Demon Slayer
Increased the damage dealt to creatures of the Demon family.

Dragon Slayer
Increased the damage dealt to creatures of the Dragon family.

Bravely Second Special Moves

Now that we’ve covered Special Parts, it’s time to go through the Special Moves themselves. Special Moves are primarily associated with the weapon type. Each Special Move is unlocked by upgrading the Special R&D Labs at the Moon Base.

Each Weapon Type Move has four levels. The Special Moves listed below are in ascending order (from Level 1 to 4).

Sword Special Moves

Hack and Slash
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one (P. Def down 15%). All allies Hit Count up by 20%. Base Power (0.9 x5)
Unlock Requirement: Starting Special Move.

Sword Dancing
Type: Status Enhancement
Effects: Buff allies’ physical attack, speed and Hit count by 25%.
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 6

Sonic Wave
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one (Wind). Physical Attack up by 50% for allies. Base Power (6.0)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 1

Bolt Storm
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one (Wind). Raise Critical by 400% for allies. Base Power (6.5)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 6

Axe Special Moves

Grand Strike
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack all enemies. Increase Allies’ physical defense by 20%. Base Power (3.0)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 3

Maelstrom
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack a single target 5 times. Increase Allies’ Hit count by 35%. Base Power (1.0 x5)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 8

Gigaton Swing
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one. Physical defense up by 50% for allies. Base Power (6.0)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 3

Tyrant’s Lore
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack all enemies. Physical Attack up by 50% for allies. Base Power (6.0)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 8

Special Special Moves

Horizon
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one. Increase Allies’ critical rate by 200%. Base Power (4.5)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 4

Overpower
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack a single target 6 times. Increase Allies’ Physical Attack by 35%. Base Power (0.85 x6)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 9

Megiddo Flame
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack all enemies (Fire). Increase Allies’ Physical Attack by 50%. Base Power (5.0)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 4

Grazioso
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one. All allies Hit Count up by 50%. Base Power (6.0)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 8

Rod Special Moves

Piercing Bolt
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one. Increase Allies’ critical rate by 200%. Base Power (4.5)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 1

Withering Ripple
Type: Enemy Weakening
Effects: Reduce enemy physical, magical attack and defense by 15%.
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 9

Air Fang
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack all enemies (Wind). Increase Allies’ Magical Attack by 40%. Base Power (5.0)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 1

Holy Weapon
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack all enemies. Increase Allies’ Magical Attack by 50%. Base Power (6.0)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 6

Staff Special Moves

Rejuvenation
Type: Recovery Type
Effects: Restore HP for all allies. Increase recovery magic effect by 100%.
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 2

Acid Rain
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack all enemies (Water, P.Def down 15%). Increase Allies’ Physical Attack by 25%. Base Power Unlock Requirement: (4.0) Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 7

Lux
Type: Status Enhancement
Effects: Raise all status by 25%, Increase Allies’ agility by 35%.
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 2

Divine Light
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one enemy, Increase Allies’ magic Attack by 50%. Base Power (6.0)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 7

Dagger Special Moves

Infinity
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one. All allies Hit Count up by 20%. Base Power (0.9 x5).
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 2

Blade Storm
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one. All allies Hit Count up by 20%. Base Power (0.35 x16)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 7

Perfect Circle
Type: Recovery Type
Effects: Restore HP for all allies and cure status conditions. Increase Allies’ Magic Attack by 35%.
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 2

Cross Divide
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one. All allies Hit Count up by 50%. Base Power (0.7 x10)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 7

Bow Special Moves

Maximum Draw
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one. Increase Allies’ critical rate by 200%.
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 5

Cursed Arrow
Type: Enemy Weakening
Effects: Reduce Target’s Physical/Magic Attack and Defense by 15% Increase Allies’ Magic Defense by 35%.
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 10

Rapid Fire
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one. All allies Hit Count up by 35%.
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 5

Angelic Pillar
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack all enemies (Light). All allies magic defense up by 50%.
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 10

Katana Special Moves

Moonshadow
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one. Increase Allies’ Physical Attack by 20%. Base Power (4.5)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 3

Breaking Wave
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack all enemies (Water). All allies critical rate up by 300%. Base Power (4.0)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 8

Petal Swirl
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one. Increase Allies’ Speed by 50%. Base Power (6.0)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 3

Autumn Brocade
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one. Increase Allies’ Speed by 50%. Base Power (7.0)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 8

Knuckle Special Moves

Moonbeam
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one. Increase Allies’ Physical Attack by 25%. Base Power (4.5)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 5

Qigong Wind
Type: Recovery Type
Effects: Restore HP and add Regen effect for all allies. All allies magic attack up by 30%.
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 10

Ascendant Palm
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one. All allies Hit Count up by 35%. Base Power (0.35 x16)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 5

Thunder Burst
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one (Lightning). Increase Allies’ Physical Attack by 50%. Base Power (6.0)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 10

Greatsword Special Moves

Limit Break
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one. Ignore target’s physical defense. All allies physical attack up by 20%. Base Power (4.5)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 5

Air Splitter
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack all. Increase Allies’ Physical Attack by 35%. Base Power (4.0)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 10

Cross Crusher
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one (Earth). Increase Allies’ Physical Attack by 40%. Base Power (5.5)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 5

Supernova
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack all (Light). Increase Allies’ Physical Attack by 50%. Base Power (6.0)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 10

Gun Special Moves

Laser Discharge
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack one. All allies Hit Count up by 10%. Base Power (4.5)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 4

Spider’s Web
Type: Enemy Weakening
Effects: Reduce Target’s Speed, Hit Count, Accuracy and Evasion by 25%. Increase Allies’ Speed by 30%.
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Alpha Level 9

Trigger Happy
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack all enemies. All allies Hit Count up by 50%. Base Power (5.5)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 4

Assault Mission
Type: Attack
Effects: Attack all enemies. Ignore target’s physical defense. All allies physical attack up by 50%. Base Power (6.0)
Unlock Requirement: Special R&D Lab Beta Level 9

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