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Octopath Traveler Skills Guide – How To Unlock New Skills

In this deep JRPG with various paths to take and new strategies to adopt in combat, you need to know how you can fully utilize your desired character’s unique skill or for that matter, also the characters in your party. Since sufficient knowledge of these skills is required for excelling in combat, we have put together a helpful Octopath Traveler Skills Guide just for that purpose.

Octopath Traveler Skills

Before you start, it is important to note that you will be started off with some basic skills and other, much more powerful ones, will be available at your disposal as you progress through the game.

Therefore, you will need to earn rewards in order to unlock newer skills to add to your arsenal for each character.

What you will be looking for are the Job Points, which are different from experience points, because the former will allow you to unlock character-skills while the latter is focused on leveling up and increasing attributes and stats. Each time you stand out victorious after a battle, you will be awarded JP to be used for all the four characters in that party.

In the pause menu under the Skills tab, you can view the required amount of JP for each skill to be unlocked. You can also check out the description and the category in which the skill falls. These can be of two: either Passive or Aggressive.

x4 Passive Abilities can be equipped at a time while no such restrictions apply to Aggressive Abilities that you can use in battle.

Do note that while there is no strict rule regarding which skill to unlock first, the cost in JP for each subsequent skill you unlock will rise considerably. Therefore, prioritize the skills that you need and keep the skills that you want for a later time.

This is all we have in our Octopath Traveler Skills Guide. If there is anything else that you would like to add, let us know in the comments section below!