Chapter 1 Story Walkthrough and Boss Guides | Bravely Default 2 (Bravely Default II)

Bravely Default 2 Chapter 1 Walkthrough
This is a walkthrough for Chapter 1 of Bravely Default 2 (Bravely Default II) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to know all the objectives for this chapter, all the boss fights and strategies against them, all the side quests and missions, and all the necessary tips to get through this chapter.

Bravely Default 2 Chapter 1 Walkthrough

Main Objectives

Below are the keypoint objectives to do for Chapter 1 of Bravely Default 2. Refer to the table below to jump to a specific section of the chapter.

Savalon to Sandswept Ruins Underground Reservoir
Bernard's Mansion Dungeon-Savalon Palace

Savalon - Sandswept Ruins

Objective
1 Head to Savalon.
2 Proceed to the Plaza then into the Palace.
3 Return to the plaza once again then enter the bar.
Before exiting, head to the 2nd floor then head to the left. Follow the path then exit from there. Open the chest to get a Clothespin.
4 Exit Savano (there will be a short scene at the exit) and head to the Sandswept Ruins to the south.
5 From the entrance, keep heading northeast. After entering an arc, head left then north at the dead end.
Loot the chest at the other side of the wall when you're heading left as it contains a Clothespin that can be used against the boss of the area.
6 After heading north, head left then south to find a teleporter, activate it.
7 From the teleporter, keep on heading east then south. After encountering a dead end and descending the stairs, head right to find the boss.
Make sure to save and restore your party's HP and MP via a Tent!
Boss Fight Asterisk Bearer Gaming Halld.jpgOrpheus
8 Exit the Sandswept Ruins and return to Savalon.
9 Go to the designated area on the map to find Anihal.
10 Talk to the man in a white garb in the east.
11 Go to the house to the southeast side of Savalon then use the stairs to descend.

Savalon - Underground Reservoir

Objective
Note The Underground Reservoir is filled with several enemies that can inflict poison. Buying and equipping 4 Star Pendants from the weapon shop can greatly reduce the enemy's damage output for this dungeon.
1 Head down the slope and to the right.
To the left is an enemy and a chest that contains an Ice Talisman.
2 The path is pretty linear, after encountering three diverging paths, head north first then exit to find a rare monster. Do not engage it. Head to its back and get the two chests which Force Armlet and Power Bracers for your White Mage and monk.
3 Return to the three diverging paths, then head down. (Heading right leads to a chest with a pitchfork)
4 After encountering two splitting paths, take the path upward. (Downward leads to a chest with 3 Antarctic Winds)
5 Save at the next save point then prepare for a boss fight.
Boss Fight How to Beat AnihalAnihal
6 After beating Anihal, exit the Reservoir and return to Savalon.
7 Head to Anihal's house.
The prince will leave your party after this so try to do everything you want battle wise as your party's performance will weaken without his attacks and debuffs.

Bernard's Mansion

Objective
1 After getting the key from Anihal, head to the eastern most side of the desert to find Bernard's Mansion.
2 Upon entering Bernard's mansion, head left then activate the switch there.
3 Enter the main hall then enter the left most door then activate the switch.
4 The door 2nd to the right most area in the main hall is now open, proceed there and activate the switch.
5 Return to the entrance hall then head to the right most door to find the last switch.
6 Enter the staircase to the right most door from the main hall.
Before proceeding to the boss, take the path upward then enter the large room. To the left is a hidden door containing two chests.
7 Head to Bernard's Room for a short cutscene then enter the newly opened path.
8 While in Bernard's basement, focus on heading south west to find the last save point.
Boss Fight How to Beat BernardBernard

Savalon Palace

Objective
1 Exit Savalon's Dungeon.
2 Head to Savalon Palace and prepare for a boss fight.
3
4 After the battle. Exit Savalon then head north to find Truff.
5 Complete Truff's quest then continue heading north.

Chapter 1 Maps

Chapter 1 Maps
Savalon Near Savalon
Sandswept Ruins Underground Reservoir
Abandoned Mansion Bernard's Mansion
Savalon Dungeon -

Chapter 1 Bosses

Boss Fight: Orpheus

How to Beat Orpheus

Orpheus is the bearer of the Bard Asterisk and is a support type enemy. He is also capable of inflicting sleep as a revenge move against magic users so make sure that you have obtained the Clothespins along the way or it will be difficult for Gloria and Elvis to fight him!

How to Beat Orpheus

Boss Fight: Anihal

How to Beat Anihal

Anihal is the bearer of the Beastmaster Asterisk which is why she's surrounded with pet monsters on your fight against her.

Proper prioritization of targets, status ailment immunity, and resource management is the key to win this battle.

How to Beat Anihal

Boss Fight: Bernard

Bernard-Portrait.jpg

Bernard posses the Thief asterisk and is a force to be reckoned with. He has fast speed and evasion rate and can steal HP from your characters.

He also has the move Godspeed Strike which inflicts a high base damage and repeats itself for a few turns. Prepare your highest damaging abilities as you'll want to end this battle quickly.

How to Beat Bernard

Boss Fight: Prince Castor

How to Beat Prince Castor.jpg

Prince Castor is the last boss that you'll fight in Chapter 1. He posses the Berserker Asterisk and his damages are through the roof.

Make sure to bring a Bard or a character with the Bard sub-Job along!

Prince Castor Character Guide

Optional Boss: Shirley

Shirley Cutscene

Shirley posses the Gambler Asterisk. She uses moves that relies on the roulette to dish out heavy (or light) damage to everyone. A luck based battle but an entirely controllable one.

How to Beat Shirley

Chapter 1 Obtainable Asterisks

Bard Job

Bard Intro and Abilities

As shown in your fight against Orpheus, the Bard is capable of providing supportive buffs to your allies. While the recovery support skills belongs to the White Mage, stat buffs are the Bard's forte.

Try to include it as a sub job to your support characters to solidify their role as a support!

Bard Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs

Beastmaster Job

Beast Master info and introduction

The Beastmaster is a master of the Spear and Bow. The Beastmaster's main focus is reducing an enemy's HP and capturing it.

The Beastmaster's true shine is its ability to unleash captured enemies on its foes to use unique abilities that are exclusive to the Beastmaster Job!

Beastmaster Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs

Thief Job

thief portrait

The Thief class specializes in speed and is an expert in taking items and resources from enemies. While it may seem like the Thief isn't a pure combat class, it's capabilities are actually quite good in combat too!

Insane speed coupled by several speed-based abilities makes the Thief job one of the best offensive classes!

Thief Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs

Berserker Job

Bravely Default II - Class Image Berserker

The Berserker class disregards defense for more damage. It specializes in offense and can even control themselves when inflicted with Berserk (sometimes). If you're looking for damage, give the Berserker a try!

Berserker Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs

Gambler Job

Bravely Default II - Gambler Portrait

The Gambler Job is a class that focuses on the player's luck and using pg to unleash abilities unto enemy. It also possesses pg raising support ability so if you ever feel like you're short on money, don't hesitate to look at the Gambler class.

Gambler Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs

Chapter 1 Sidequests

Quest Directory
Taking a Gamble Presentation is Everything Always by your side In the Dark
Belle of the Ball The Harbinger of Calamity Say It with Shells Target Practice
Book Smarts A Long Lunch Heart and Sole Add Some Sparkle
Bond of Brothers A Fragrant Lie A fluttery Stomach Rick Pickings
Human's Best Friend: Part II

Presentation is Everything

Quest No. Objective Reward Difficulty
8 Collect some sprigs of motley trefoil Small JP Orb x 3
★★★★
Quest Giver
An old lady in the king's castle in Halcyonia

Always By Your Side

Quest No. Objective Reward Difficulty
12 Go and pick some snow lilies Wind Talisman x 1
★★★★★
Quest Giver
King of Halcyonia

How to Beat Enormocrag

In the Dark

Quest No. Objective Reward Difficulty
14 Borrow a lantern. Booster Bun (Physical Defence) x 1
Quest Giver
A soldier outside of the Outlaw's Hideout during nighttime

Belle of the Ball

Quest No. Objective Reward Difficulty
15 Collect some roc tail feathers. (0/3) Feather Hat x 1
★★★★
Quest Giver
A woman near the stairs at Halcyonia during daytime

How to Get Roc-Tail Feathers

The Harbinger of Calamity

Quest No. Objective Reward Difficulty
16 Defeat the one-eyed creature. 680 pg ★★★
Quest Giver
A guy wearing a white robe on the bridge near the entrance of Savalon (only available after the scene with the prince)

Say It with Shells

Quest No. Objective Reward Difficulty
17 Collect some pretty seashells. (0/3) 520 pg ★★
Quest Giver
A man in a blue roof house that can be found at the end of the dock just before the road to the palace in Savalon

Target Practice

Quest No. Objective Reward Difficulty
18 Defeat some goblin archers. (0/3) Iron Bow x 1
★★★★
Quest Giver
Guard in the palace in Savalon

Goblin Archer locations

Book Smarts

Quest No. Objective Reward Difficulty
19 Borrow a book from the boy who likes reading. Silver Glasses x 2
★★
Quest Giver
An old man southeast of the gambling hall in Savalon during daytime

A Long Lunch

Quest No. Objective Reward Difficulty
20 Deliver the lunch to the ruins. Large JP Orb x 1
★★
Quest Giver
A woman outside the inn in Savalon during nighttime

Heart and Sole

Quest No. Objective Reward Difficulty
21 Help find some new shoes for Adelle. Snug Scarf x 1
Quest Giver
Elvis

Add Some Sparkle

Quest No. Objective Reward Difficulty
22 Find some sparkly sand Teleport Stone x 5
★★
Quest Giver
Avid glassblower in the Gambling hall in Savalon during daytime

Bond of Brothers

Quest No. Objective Reward Difficulty
23 Speak to the younger brother. Peace Ring x 1
Quest Giver
Prisoner inside the jail in Savalon

Taking a Gamble

Quest No. Objective Reward Difficulty
24 Play a hand of B 'n' D. Medium JP Orb x 2
★★★★
Quest Giver
Shirley in the Gambling Hall

A Fragrant Lie

Quest No. Objective Reward Difficulty
25 Find the expensive perfume. Booster Bun (Magical Attack) x 2
★★★
Quest Giver
Man near the weapon shop in Savalon during the daytime

A Fluttery Stomach

Quest No. Objective Reward Difficulty
26 Defeat some silkmoths. Mythril Shield x 1
★★★★
Quest Giver
One of the guards in Savalon palace

Silkmoth Locations

Rich Pickings

Quest No. Objective Reward Difficulty
27 Find the supposedly priceless vase. Small JP Orb x 1
★★★★★
Quest Giver
Troubled father in the Gambling Hall during daytime

How to Beat Amphora

Human's Best Friend: Part II

Quest No. Objective Reward Difficulty
28 Ask around about schnitzels. Medium Experience Orb x 1
★★
Quest Giver
Truff at the north of Savalon

Chapter 1 Tips

Pick Up the Clothespin in 2nd floor of Salvano's Gaming Hall and the chest in the Ruins

Clothespin at the bar's 2nd floor. Clothespin at the Ruins.

Clothespin is an accessory that provides immunity to sleep. The first boss that you'll encounter will be using revenge abilities against your casters and will put them to sleep which can cancel brave actions and can even waste your BP.

Clothespin Overview and Stats

Purchase a Star Pendant, a White Veil, and a Silver Glasses

After the Sandswept Ruins, you'll head to a dungeon and fight against enemies that can inflict poison. The boss of the area can also inflict poison, silence, and blind.

Equipping a Star Pendant, White Veil, and Silver Glasses provides you immunity to the three ailments mentioned above.

Learn Muzzle Before Heading to the Abandoned Mansion

The Abandoned Mansion is an area you'll head to to complete the quest Rich Pickings.

Amphora, the boss of this quest is capable of unleashing area wide thundara spells that can wipe the whole team. Using Muzzle is a great strategy against Amphora to stop it from defeating the whole party in one turn.

List of Savalon Shop Items

Available from the Beginning

Items

Item Price Item Price
Antidote 15 Mini Ether 90
Phoenix Down 150 Potion 40
Atlatl 240 Magnifying Glass 22
Teleport Stone 180 Tent 270
Ward Light 180 Eye Drops 20
Stone 240 Echo Herbs 24
Wakeup Bell 180 Animator 52
Throwing Knife 240 Shuriken 240
Throwing Stick 240 Bomb Fragment 260
Antarctic Wind 260 Zeus's Wrath 260

Weapons

Weapon Price Weapon Price
Broadaxe 500 Iron Bow 1060
Shortbow 470 Mythril Dagger 860
Wizard's Rod 420 Kukri 90
Double-Bladed Bhuj 1080 Spear 820
Glaive 1020 Mythril Staff 980

Armor

Armor Price Armor Price
Round Shield 250 Barrel Helm 170
Headband 540 Leather Cap 120
Mystic Hood 150 Ring Mail 930
Doublet 780 Caravan Coat 290
Manarobe 260

Accessories

Accessory Price Accessory Price
Ice Talisman 1560 Flame Talisman 1560
Leather Gloves 190 Iron Bangle 880
Bronze Bangle 560 Thunder Talisman 1560
Star Pendant 600 Silver Glasses 620
White Veil 760

Available after defeating Orpheus

Items

There are no new items available for purchase

Weapons

Weapon Price
Mythril Axe 1590
Mythril Spear 1510

Armor

Armor Price Armor Price
Mythril Helm 810 Holy Mitre 720
Feather Hat 760 Turban 670
Mythril Armour 1540

Accessories

There are no new items available for purchase

Available from Chapter 2

Items

Item Price Item Price
Ether 220 Hi-Potion 200
Balsam 66 Smelling Salts 85

Weapons

There are no new items available for purchase

Armor

There are no new items available for purchase

Accessories

There are no new items available for purchase

Available from Chapter 3

Items

Item Price
Stardust 260
Dark Drops 260
Direct Moonlight 260
Remedy 300

Weapons

There are no new items available for purchase

Armor

There are no new items available for purchase

Accessories

There are no new items available for purchase

Available from Chapter 4

Items

Item Price Item Price
Pathogen 2000 Witch's Whisper 1500
Wildweed 1000 Dreadstool 500
Numbneedle 250 Hush Pollen 200
Ink 100 Magic Herb 800
Healing Herb 100 X-Potion 630

Weapons

Weapon Price Weapon Price
Gaia Rod 7120 Great Bow 7120
Summoner's Axe 8360 Carving Knife 6790
Yggdrasil Staff 7010 Chronos Glaive 8220
Staggering Sword 7970

Armor

Armor Price Armor Price
Cuirass 5620 Valkyrie's Coat 5230
Ninja Garb 4890 Brigandine 4930
Full-Face Helm 3850 Adamant Hat 1450
Acorn Hat 4200 Iron Headband 2840
Tactician's Hat 2630 Mortarboard 1250
Spiked Shield 4310

Accessories

Armor Price Armor Price
White Veil 760 Safety Ring 2320
Locket 2200 Peace Ring 2270
Courage Ring 840 Earthing Rod 880
Clothespin 4200 Earth Talisman 3490
Wind Talisman 3490 Feather Mantle 1120
Artisan Gloves 2470 Vambraces 3420
Power Bracers 2190 Heart Ring 2860
Adamant Bangle 3310

Available from Chapter 5

Items

Item Price Item Price
Spellblossom 15000 Healing Bloom 2000
Meteorite 2200 Dark Deluge 2200
Direct Sunlight 2200 Tengu Sneeze 2200
Earth Mallet 2200 Pantheon's Wrath 2200
Arctic Wind 2200 Bomb Arm 2200
Elixir 10000

Weapons

Weapon Price Weapon Price
Gambanteinn 10260 Ama-no-Kagoyumi 10640
Ama-no-Sakahoko 10700 Deforester 10810
Ama-no-Murakumo 10470 Yatagarasu 10350

Armor

Armor Price Armor Price
Minerva Bustier 7570 Saffron Robes 5690
Dragonskin Headscarf 6470 Ascetic's Cap 3370
Blessing 6670 Icefire Shield 5020

Accessories

Armor Price Armor Price
Vaccine 10870 Self-Portrait 11810
Snappy Sash 10780 Adamant Gauntlets 6840

Available from Chapter 6

Items

Item Price Item Price
Soul Food 5770 Devil's Delight 5190
Ghoulash 5770 Plant Food 5190
Insect Nectar 5630 Fresh Fish 5440
Beast Flesh 5440 People Pleasers 5630

Weapons

There are no new items available for purchase

Armor

There are no new items available for purchase

Accessories

There are no new items available for purchase

Available from Chapter 7

Items

There are no new items available for purchase

Weapons

There are no new items available for purchase

Armor

There are no new items available for purchase

Accessories

There are no new items available for purchase

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