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!
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・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.
|Magic||Magic Defense||Healing Power||Agility|
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.
|Strong Strike||Command||18% HP||1||Perform a physical attack on a target that deals heavy damage, but has a slightly reduced chance of landing.|
|Inner Alchemy||Command||20 MP||2||Restore 20% of the user's Hp and cure poison, blindness and slow.|
|Bare-Knuckle Brawler||Support||1 Slot||3||Boosts user and equipment's physical attack by 80% and aim by 30% when both hands are empty.|
|Firebird||Command||15% HP||4||Perform a fire-mbued physical attack on a target. Target's reistance to fire is reduced for two turns.|
|Qigong Wave||Command||20% HP||5||Perform a physical attack that can penetrate a target's Default defence.|
|Mindfulness||Command||1 BP||6||Restore 15% of the user's MP and cure silence, dread and contagion.|
|Flying Heel Drop||Command||30% HP||7||Flying Heel Drop|
|Invigorate||Command||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||Command||10% HP||9||Perform a physical attack on a target and delay their next turn.|
|Flames of War||Command||35% HP||10||Perform an extremely powerful fire-imbued physical attack on a target.|
|Pressure Point||Command||1 BP||11||Damages the target and ignores their physical defense.|
|Focal Blast||Command||99 MP||12||Damages and reduces the enemy's stats by 20%|
|???||Support||2 Slots||13||Increases physical attack and accuracy by 200% if no armor and accessories are equipped|
|???||Command||14||Reduce your HP to 1 then deal damage equal to the reduced damage to your HP to the enemy x2.|
|???||Support||1 Slot||15||HP doubles during battle (19,998 during battle)|
The current ability list is a translation from our Japanese partners. Found any missing info? Leave a comment in the comment section below to aid our fellow warriors of light!
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.
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.
|Concentration||Increases Critical Chance everytime Invigorate, Inner Alchemy, or Mindfulness is used. Effects lasts the whole battle.|
|???||Immune to Berserk, Confusion, and Charm. You can also act faster when using physical command abilities.|
Speciality 2 Can only be learned after leveling the Monk to Level 12.
Strike a single enemy with a powerful fire-imbued physical attack.
|Restorative Power +15%
Critical Chance +15%
|Use Martial Arts x13|
Below are the weapons proficiencies for the Monk job. Refer to this section to know which weapons are best suited for the Monk job.
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.
The Monk can maximize the Vanguard's ability to pull aggro due to the Monk's high HP pool. It can also use other offensive skills like Cross Cut to deal high damage to enemies without using HP.
With abilities that can siphon health, the Monk's repertoire of HP skills can easily be recovered without losing momentum in damage.
|Freelancer||White Mage||Black Mage||Monk|
|Shield Master||Pictomancer||Dragoon||Sword Master|
|Related Job Guides|
|Best Job Combos||Job Points Guide|
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