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Octopath Traveler 2 characters

The Octopath Traveler 2 characters are eight great reasons to be excited about the upcoming RPG sequel, so get to know the cast with our guide

Octopath Traveller 2 characters:

With the RPG sequel looming on the horizon, get to know the Octopath Traveler 2 characters ahead of the title’s launch, and learn just why you want to explore the world of Solistia with this rag-tag bunch of misfits. With eight unique stories and eight characters to become acquainted with, there are a whole lot of stories waiting to be explored, so let us get you up to speed.

The game that launched several HD-2D ships, the original Octopath Traveler is a stellar RPG from Team Asano of Square Enix that made waves upon its initial Switch release thanks to its intoxicating blend of pixel art and 3D environments. Look beyond the visuals though, and you find a stellar experience that weaves together the story of eight different characters (hence the name) in an interesting way. And yes, the first letters of each character’s name do spell out Octopath.

The sequel promises to only expand on this great gameplay of the original with a new day and night cycle, and for anyone who wanted the character’s stories to intertwine more, Square Enix has explicitly said that this time around each of the eight protagonists will get to interact with the others much more. This is shaping up to be a fantastic sequel, and we can’t wait to play it soon. If you love RPGs, be sure to also check out our other great guides on the best Switch RPGs, the Triangle Strategy golden route, and Persona 5 characters next.

Let’s dive into our Octopath Traveler 2 characters guide. 

Octopath Traveler 2 characters 

Octopath Traveller 2 characters:

Osvald V. Vanstein –  a scholar 

Setting out from the snowy region known as the Winterlands, Osvald is a scholar who was sentenced to prison for the murder of their wife and child. After spending 1879 days in prison, he sets out to exact his revenge. Osvald in the day has the path action ‘scrutinize’ which gives you the chance to glean information from people with your level helping your chances, though repeated failure will hurt your reputation.

At night, Osvald can use the path action ‘mug’, allowing him to beat people in battle to gain items. Osvald also has the talent ‘study foe’, which automatically triggers at the start of the battle, and shows you each enemy’s weakness. Finally, Osvald has the latent power ‘concentrate spells’, which when activated changes attacks that normally attack all foes to instead focus on a single enemy, which has much more power.

Castti – an apothecary 

Currently, Square Enix has not released any additional information on Cassti.

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Throné Anguis – a thief 

Throné’s story lets players meet the various members of the thieves guild known as The Blacksnakes. In the day she can use the path action ‘steal’, but failing will hurt your reputation in each town. At night, however, Throné can use ‘ambush’, knocking people out and moving them out of your way.

Throné also has the talent known as ‘blessing of darkness’ which automatically triggers in nighttime battles, raising physical attack, elemental attack, and the speed of all allies. Finally, Thoné’s latent power is ‘leave no trace’, which allows her to attack twice in one turn. It’s up to you to use it how you best see fit to turn the tide in battle.

Ochette – a hunter 

Currently, Square Enix has not released any additional information on Ochette.

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Partitio Yellowil – a merchant 

Living in The Wastelands, Partitio is a merchant who leaves his home town with the aim to eliminate poverty and bring prosperity to all. In the day, Partitio has the path action ‘purchase’, which allows him to spend money to purchase belongings from every NPC in the game. In the nighttime, Partitio can use the path action ‘hire’, using money to use NPCs aid in battle.

He has the talent ‘business partner’ which brings a series of different bonuses depending on the people you hire as Partitio. It could give you a discount in shops, earn you more money in battles, the ability to pay less to use abilities in battle, and more. Finally, Partitio has the latent power known as ‘hoot and holler’ which restores all BP, so use it wisely to regain the advantage in battle.

Agneo – a dancer 

Currently, Square Enix has not released any additional information on Agneo.

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Temenos Mistral – a cleric 

Temenos is an easygoing inquisitor from the region known as the Crestlands, who after a tragic incident occurs at the church, sets out to solve the mystery at its core. In the day Temenos has the path action guide, allowing him to gain NPC allies that can even assist in battle. At night, their path action becomes ‘coerce’, allowing you to beat information out of NPCs if you beat them in battle.

They also have the talent ‘moonlight judgement’ which automatically triggers in battles at night, blinding foes (and lowering their accuracy) as well as decreasing their physical and elemental defence. Finally, Temenos has the latent power ‘judgement’, which when activated means that each of his attacks lowers enemy shield points. Use this and boosted attacks to quickly break enemies.

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Hikari – a warrior 

Currently, Square Enix has not released any additional information on Hikari.

Well, that’s all we have for now folks, but check back soon as we will update this guide as soon as we have more information on the Octopath Traveler 2 characters. If you’re looking to play the original while you wait, be sure to check out our guide to the Octopath Traveler characters next.