The complete guide to all available Jobs in Bravely Default 2 for the Nintendo Switch. For info on each Job and their powers and abilities, read on!
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A Job is a class that can be equipped by your characters. By equipping a Job, a character will be able to use the abilities of the given class. Each character can equip one main Job and one Sub-Job at a time.
The main Job is the identity of your character. A vanguard main Job will possess more HP, defense, and different weapon scalings compared to a white mage with a vanguard Sub-Job.
By performing certain conditions, the chosen warriors of light may execute special moves that can grant buffs and damage enemies at the same time. The chosen main Job will affect the conditions and effect of the move. White mage, for example, will heal the party's HP and cure their status ailments instead of attacking the enemy.
The character's Job can be changed anytime by choosing Jobs on the menu screen. Each character's Job level is saved regardless how often they switch, so feel free to switch Jobs at any time.
For more details on the Job system, see the guide below.
What is the Job System?
Asterisks are the items needed to obtain new Jobs in Bravely Default 2. Asterisks can be obtained by progressing through the story as well as defeating bosses in sidequests. For more info on Asterisks, see our guide below.
|Freelancer||White Mage||Black Mage||Monk|
|Job||How to Obtain｜Overview|
|Freelancer||【How to Obtain】Starting Class
・A good overall Job with a variety of uses
・Many useful abilities
|Black Mage||【How to Obtain】Have Elvis join your party
・Specializes in magic attacks
・Can deal a variety of different damage types
|White Mage||【How to Obtain】Beat Selene and Dag
・Makes use of restorative magic
・A vital support class for any party
|Monk||【How to Obtain】Beat Horten
・Specializes in critical hits
・A straightforward physical attacker
|Vanguard||【How to Obtain】Beat Selene and Dag
・Specializes in being targeted
・Makes for a good tank due to high physical defense
|Thief||【How to Obtain】Beat Bernard
・Specializes in speed
・Able to steal items and abilities
|Bard||【How to Obtain】Beat Orpheus
・A stat-buffing support class
・Effective when facing stronger enemies
|Beastmaster||【How to Obtain】Beat Anihal
・Skilled with using beasts
・Efficient as an attacker and a supporter
|Gambler||【How to Obtain】Beat Shirley
・A "high risk high reward" class
・Strong when lucky
|Berserker||【How to Obtain】Beat Prince Castor
・Powerful axe user
・An offensive specialist with low defense
|Red Mage||【How to Obtain】Beat Roddy
・Able to use both attack and restoration magic
・Can inflict several status conditions at once
|Ranger||【How to Obtain】Beat Lily
・Fast and skilled with bows
・Can find and exploit enemies' weaknesses
|Shieldmaster||【How to Obtain】Beat Galahad
・High defense can eat attacks
・Excels as a tank build
|Pictomancer||【How to Obtain】Beat Folie
・Able to weaken enemies
・Can turn the tide of battles
|Dragoon||【How to Obtain】Beat Martha
・Skilled with using spears
・Can perform surprise attacks from the air
|Swordmaster||【How to Obtain】Beat Helio and Gladys
・Specializes in counters
・High physical attack
|Spiritmaster||【How to Obtain】Beat Helio and Gladys
・Specializes in healing
・Spirit Moves lasts a long time
|Salve-Maker||【How to Obtain】Beat Glenn
・Combines Items for new effects
・Can consume pg to provide benefits in the middle of battle
|Oracle||【How to Obtain】Beat Domenic
・A master of time magic
・Can increase ally turn rate and attack rate
|Bastion||【How to Obtain】Beat Lonsdale
・Specializes in Tanking
・Has several ways to activate default state
|Phantom||【How to Obtain】Beat Marla
・Can dual wield more effectively
・Extremely high damage
|Arcanist||【How to Obtain】Beat Vigintio
・Strong Multi Elemental Magics
・Magic Targets enemies and allies alike
|Hellblade||【How to Obtain】Beat Adam
・Consumes own HP to Unleash Abilities
・Possesses high damage
|Bravebearer||【How to Obtain】Beat a certain enemy at the Valley of Sighs
・Perfect stats make this one of best Jobs in the game
・Allows for easy BP stacking due to abilities
|Healer||White Mage||Black Mage|
Bravely Default's central customization system lies in its Job system. Make the most of Jobs by assigning roles for each character to specialize in.
As mentioned above, it is important to consider the combination of both Jobs equipped. Assigning a vanguard Sub-Job to a mage class will yield little effects. Make your Jobs synergize with each other for the maximum effect!
Creating a complete support character may sound ideal, but this can have drawbacks. For example, giving a white mage a Sub-Job of bard may leave that character unable to help provide vital damage against vulnerable enemies.
While a vanguard may be able to take a serious hit, it may lack the ability to aid other fighters. Giving it a support Sub-Job can give it a way to aid party members when you need to play defensively!
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