Octopath Traveler 2 Scholar Job Guide

Scholar is one of the several jobs in Octopath Traveler 2. Scholars are damage-dealing mages that use elemental attacks.

Scholar is one of the eight primary jobs you can pick in Octopath Traveler 2. They are offense-oriented mages who specialize in dealing elemental damage based on Fire, Ice, and Lightning.

Scholars can wreak havoc using their abilities to cause exceptionally massive Elemental and AoE damage. However, their defenses are pretty weak.

You will need to pair Scholar with either a Cleric or Dancer to get the most out of them. If you are still interested in getting Scholar as a secondary job for your character, read on to know how.

How to unlock the Scholar job in Octopath Traveler 2

Osvald is the primary user of the Scholar job in the game. He has a prevalent distrust for people which allows him to Scrutinize during the day and Steal during the night.

If you want to give Scholar as a secondary job to another character in your party, you will need to go to the Scholar’s Guild. It is located in Western Winterbloom Snows, an area near Eastern Cape Cold Snows in Winterlands.

Here you will see the Scholar Guild Master’s house on top of a hill. You can go and converse with him to get the Scholar Secondary job.

How to unlock Oswald’s Scholar EX skill in Octopath 2

To unlock Scholar Ex Skill, you need to travel to the Osvald Altar location which is also located in Western Winterbloom Snows. Once you are at the location, you need to travel under the bridge to get the Ex Skill.

The Skill that Osvald will learn is Teach which gives any of your party members buffs for two consecutive turns.

Scholar active skills

Just like any other job, there are Active Skills for the Scholar Job in addition to its Divine Skill. A Scholar is bestowed with 7 Active Skills that can be put to use for attacking, buffing, or rebuffing.

Out of these 7 Skills, the first 2 are present by default and the rest can be acquired using Job Points. To unlock all the skills for Scholar’s Job you need 5000 JP.

SkillDescriptionDamage TypeSP
FireballDoes Fire damage to enemy targets. Fire14SP
IcewindIce-based elemental damage to all the enemiesIce14SP
AnalyzeReveals the weaknesses of an enemy target.Debuff1SP
Stroke of GeniusProvides 2 attribute-raising effects that can stack as wellBuff5SP
Elemental BarrageYou get to do a random selection of 3-5 attacks based on fire, ice, or lightning elements.Fire, Ice, Lightning10SP
Lightning BoltDoes Lightning damage to enemy targets. Lightning14SP
Advanced MagicAny ally’s next 2 spells will be boostedBuff15SP

Scholar divine skill

For Scholar’s Job, the Divine Skill is known as Alephan’s Wisdom which costs 5000 Job Points to unlock.

SkillDescriptionDamage TypeSP
Alephan’s WisdomAny ally’s next 3 spells will be boostedBuff30SP

Scholar support skills

SkillDescriptionSkill RequiredJP Required
Evasive ManeuversCauses random encounters to lessen and you can pass over quickly but it is not feasible if you are looking to level up4 Skills130 JP
Elemental AugmentationRaises the character’s Elemental Attack by 50 and proves to be useful for Jobs based on dealing Elemental damage5 Skills630 JP
Extra ExperienceBoosts all EXP gains. Best while traversing areas when chances of encounters are the most6 Skills1630 JP
Advanced Magic MasterThe character can use more intense spells once.  7 Skills4630 JP

Best characters for the Scholar job in Octopath 2

The best character for the Octopath Traveler 2 Scholar Job is Temenos. As a Scholar, Temenos gets access to the Elemental Barrage. This skill paired up with Temenos Latent Power to break shields works wonders while fighting bosses.

Partitio is also a good option for the Scholar’s Job as he has the “Full Power” support skill that can deal massive damage paired with Scholar’s ability to cause elemental damage.

If you are looking to boost the Damage Potential by adding Physical Damage alongside Elemental Damage then it’s best to pair a Scholar with a Dancer. The Peacock Strut and Ruinious Kick of a Dancer can add to the Physical Damage with the Scholar providing the Elemental Damage.

You can also pair your Scholar with a Merchant which will allow the scholar to rest in order to restore HP and SP.

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