Monk Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs | Bravely Default 2 (Bravely Default II)

Bravely Default II - Monk Job Abilities and Proficiencies

This is a guide to the Monk Job class in Bravely Default 2 (Bravely Default II) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to know all the details about the Monk Job including its abilities, specialties, stat modifiers, and weapon proficiencies!

Monk Overview

Bravely Default 2 Monk Portrait
Monk Overview
・Monks are fist fighters, specializing in abilities such as Bare-Knuckle Brawler.
・Monks also have good healing abilities, making a restorative sub-job ideal.
・Monks' speed are high which gives them more turns during battles.

Monk Overall Stats

HP MP Strength Defense
Bravely Default 2 HP Ratio Bravely Default 2 MP Ratio Bravely Default 2 Strength Ratio Bravely Default 2 Defense Ratio
Magic Magic Defense Healing Power Agility
Bravely Default 2 Magic Ratio Bravely Default 2 Magic Defense Ratio Bravely Default 2 Healing Power Bravely Default 2 Agility Ratio

How to Play the Monk

Balance Your HP Usage

The Monk's HP pool is massive but it comes with a set of skill that consumes a percentage of the character's max HP. These moves are extremely powerful so learning how to balance your HP is the key to mastering the Monk.

Monk Ability List

Ability Type Cost Level Effect
Strong Strike Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 18% HP 1 Perform a physical attack on a target that deals heavy damage, but has a slightly reduced chance of landing.
Inner Alchemy Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 20 MP 2 Restore 20% of the user's HP and cure poison, blindness and slow.
Bare-Knuckle Brawler Bravely Default 2 Support Ability IconSupport 1 Slot 3 Boosts user and equipment's physical attack by 80% and aim by 30% when both hands are empty.
Firebird Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 15% HP 4 Perform a fire-imbued physical attack on a target. Target's resistance to fire is reduced for two turns.
Qigong Wave Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 20% HP 5 Perform a physical attack that can penetrate a target's Default defence.
Mindfulness Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 1 BP 6 Restore 15% of the user's MP and cure silence, dread and contagion.
Flying Heel Drop Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 30% HP 7 Perform a powerful physical attack on a target.
Invigorate Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 20 MP 8 Boost the user's physical attack by 15% for three turns. Stats cannot be increased beyond 200% of their base value.
Tortoise Kick Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 10% HP 9 Perform a physical attack on a target and delay their next turn.
Flames of War Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 35% HP 10 Perform an extremely powerful fire-imbued physical attack on a target.
Pressure Point Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 1 BP 11 Perform a powerful physical attack on a target that ignores physical defence and Default status.
Focal Blast Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 99 MP 12 Perform an incredibly powerful physical attack on a target which will also reduce a random stat by 20% for four turns. Stats cannot be reduced below 65% of their base value.
Natural Talent Bravely Default 2 Support Ability IconSupport 2 Slots 13 Boosts physical attack and aim by 200% when no weapons, armour or accessories are equipped.
Phoenix Flight Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 2 BP 14 Reduce the user's HP to one, and deal the amount of HP lost as damage to a target twice.
Maximise HP Bravely Default 2 Support Ability IconSupport 1 Slot 15 Doubles maximum HP during battle. This can enable HP to exceed 9999.

Best Abilities

checkmarkQigong Wave
checkmarkBare-Knuckle Brawler

Qigong Wave

An ability that costs 20% of the user's HP. It allows you to deal high damage to an enemy and it pierces the enemy's default ability. Use this against enemies that loves to play defensively.

Bare-Knuckle Brawler

Does your character not excel in his/her weapons? Don't fret! As long as your character has the Bare-Knuckle Brawler skill, it'll be able to dish out decent damage even without any equipment. It's also a great skill to have for all characters since it can save you a lot of money from buying weapons as well.

Monk Speciality and Special Ability

Speciality

Specialities Effects
Concentration Causes critical chance to increase every time Invigorate, Inner Alchemy or Mindfulness is used. The effect lasts for the duration of the current battle.
Single-Minded Prevents berserk, confusion and charming. Using Martial Arts abilities or Default causes the next turn to come around more quickly.

Speciality 2 Can only be learned after leveling the Monk to Level 12.

Special Ability

Special Ability
Eternal Inferno
Strike a single enemy with a powerful fire-imbued physical attack.
Bonus Effects
Restorative Power +15%
Critical Chance +15%
Conditions
Use Martial Arts x 13.

Monk Weapon Proficiencies

Below are the weapons proficiencies for the Monk job. Refer to this section to know which weapons are best suited for the Monk job.

sword icon bravely default 2 Sword Proficiency Rank Bravely Default 2 Dagger Icon Dagger Proficiency Rank Bravely Default 2 Ax Icon AxProficiency Rank Bravely Default 2 Shield Icon Shield Proficiency Rank
Bravely default 2 Spear Icon Spear Proficiency Rank Bravely Default 2 Bow Icon Bow Proficiency Rank Bravely Default 2 Staff Icon Staff Proficiency Rank

How to Unlock the Monk Job

Defeat Horten

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Horten is the last (?) boss you'll fight in Chapter 1. He posses the Monk Asterisk and is a fighter that relies on banking Brave Points to unleash combos to a single target.

How to Beat Horten

Best Sub-Jobs for Monk

Hellblade

Hellblade Job.jpg

With the Monk's innate HP pool, the Hellblade works extremely well with the Monk class. This is due to Hellblade's Minus Strike that can deal damage to the enemy based on the amount of HP your character has lost. It can also fully utilize the Hellblade's Carnelian Blades thanks to Firebird's flame resistance reduction property.

Another combo to note is if you equip your Monk/Hellblade with the Sub-Job Speciality 1, you will gain the ability to heal massive amounts of HP and MP in the middle of battle by partnering it with Invigorate. An undying class that can get stronger and stronger thanks to Concentration!

Hellblade Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs

Bravely Default 2 Job Guides

Jobs List

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List of Jobs

Jobs
Freelancer Bravely Default 2Freelancer White Mage Icon.pngWhite Mage Black Mage Icon.pngBlack Mage Monk Icon.pngMonk
Vanguard Icon.pngVanguard Thief Icon.pngThief Bard Icon.pngBard Beastmaster Icon.pngBeast Master
Gambler Icon.pngGambler Berserker Icon.pngBerserker Red Mage Icon.pngRed Mage Hunter Icon.pngRanger
Shieldmaster Icon.pngShieldmaster Pictomancer Icon.pngPictomancer Dragoon Icon.pngDragoon Swordmaster Icon.pngSwordmaster
Spiritmaster.pngSpiritmaster Salve-Maker.pngSalve-Maker Oracle.pngOracle Bastion.pngBastion
Phantom.pngPhantom Arcanist.pngArcanist Hellblade.pngHellblade Hellblade.pngBravebearer

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