The Hunter class is a powerful physical attacker that has an Axe and Bow to deal damage in Octopath Traveler 2. For Elemental Damage, Hunters are bestowed with the power of the Lightning element.
A Hunter is a reliable attacker that can inflict immense Physical damage with each precision-filled shot. A hunter can also capture a foe after defeating them as there is almost a quarter percent chance of auto-capture for him.
To make out the best of Hunter’s abilities, you need to know all about her skills and whether to pair her up with a Thief, Dancer, Cleric, or someone else. But before getting into that you must know how and where to get the Hunter Job
How to unlock the Hunter job in Octopath Traveler 2
The Primary User with the Octopath Traveler 2 Hunter Job is Ochette who takes on the job as soon as she learns about the deadly ‘Night of the Sacrlet Moon’. Being a hunter, she sets out to find the Creatures of Legend that are predicted to stop this disaster and can save her friends and her home.
If you wish to equip the Hunter secondary Job for another character, you need the Hunter License by talking to a Hunter Guild Master.
Go to the Toto’haha and select Beating Bay Anchorage. From there, you need to travel to the Western Tropu’hopu Traverse where you will find the Hunter Guild Master. Initiating a conversation with him will provide you with the Hunter’s License.
How to unlock Ochette’s Hunter EX skill in Octopath 2
To reach the Altar of Huntress location, you need to make your way to Western Tropu’hopu Traverse. This is a relatively easy location to reach.
Once there, head inside to learn Indomitable Beast which allows Ochette to increase his Speed, Evasion, and Physical Attack for three turns.
Hunter active skills
A Hunter has 7 Active Skills specific to the Job in addition to the 1 Divine Skill that is earned after acquiring all the Active Skills.
The first two Active Skills: Precise Shot and Thunder Bird, are present by default while the rest can be purchased in any order using Job Points.
|Precise Shot||Bow Attack on the foe for two times in a row||Bow||2 SP|
|Thunderbird||Lightning-based elemental damage to one enemy||Lightning||7 SP|
|Mercy Strike||Bow Attack on a foe, if it is lethal then the foe is left with only 1 HP||Bow||4 SP|
|Take Aim||All allies will have greater Accuracy and Critical stats for the next 2 turns||Buff||8 SP|
|Abating Orb||An attack by the enemy is rendered useless||Debuff||9 SP|
|Leghold Trap||Force an enemy to be the last to act for the next two turns.||Debuff||10 SP|
|Cleaving Bow||You get a positive status effect based on the enemy type.||Axe||12 SP|
The best skills to prioritize first are the Cleaving Bow and the Leghold Trap respectively.
Cleaving Bow is the strongest single-target skill you will have and Leghold Trap lets you manipulate the turn order which can make or break the battle.
Hunter divine skill
In Octopath Traveler 2, after acquiring all the Active Skills, you can acquire the Divine Skill for Hunter’s Job which will cost you 5000 Job Points to unlock. This skill is called Draefendi’s Bow and provides a specialized bow attack.
|Draefendi’s Bow||A powerful bow attack on all foes x3||Bow||30 SP|
Hunter support skills
|Skill||Description||Skills Required||JP Required|
|Heighten Senses||Increases the chances of you acting first in battle but it is not feasible if you equip different characters with this skill because it cannot be stacked up||4 skills||130 JP|
|Eagle Eye||Critical stat increases by 50 for a character.||5 skills||630 JP|
|More Rare Monsters||Increases chances of encountering rare monsters which can raise the EXP and JP when defeated. Cannot be stacked||6 skills||1630 JP|
|Salt the Wound||The character has half a chance of acting two times in a fight but this effect cannot be stacked as well||7 skills||4630 JP|
Best characters for the Hunter job in Octopath 2
Hikari is the best character you can pick for the Octopath Traveler 2 Hunter job. Hikari is also a strong Physical Attacker like Ochette and he can provide access to the weapons that are not provided in Hunter’s job.
Throne, as a Thief, is the queen of debuffing and after taking on Hunter as a secondary job she can use Leghold Trap to make the enemy act last. This adds insult to injury.
Agnea is also a good option for Hunter’s secondary job. Her ‘Dance Session’ skill will allow you to summon and add an allured person to your team.