This is a guide to the Beastmaster Job class in Bravely Default 2 (Bravely Default II) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to know all the details about the Beastmaster Job including its abilities, specialties, stat modifiers, and weapon proficiencies!
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・The monsters beastmasters control aren't as single-mindedly damage-focused as you might think.
・To get the most out of this job, seek out the best beastly companions.
・Spears are a suitable weapons for most magic-based jobs.
|Magic||Magic Defense||Healing Power||Agility|
The Beastmaster's stats pretty much speaks for itself. It's a pretty versatile class that can do several things on the battlefield depending on the captured enemies you have. It can play as the healer, it can deal damage, and it can support as well! Get hunting! For a detailed list on the best monsters to summon with Beastmaster, check out our guide below!
|Capture||Command||-||1||Capture a weakened monster. Chance of success is based on the target's remaining HP—the lower the better. Will not work on humans or more powerful enemies.|
|Off the Leash||Command||-||2||Let a captured monster loose on a target.|
|Staggering Swipe||Command||19 MP||3||Perform a physical attack on a target and significantly delay their next action.|
|Muzzle||Command||12 MP||4||Attempt to silence multiple targets|
|Mow Down||Command||21 MP||5||Perform a physical attack on all targets.|
|Mercy Strike||Command||11 MP||6||Perform a physical attack on a target. This attack cannot reduce HP below one.|
|Raw Power||Support||1 Slot||7||Every use of the Brave command increases physical attack by 10% until the end of the turn.|
|Spearhead||Support||1 Slot||8||The user will act first in battle when a spear is equipped, unless the enemy has the advantage.|
|Mercy Smash||Command||35 MP||9||Perform a powerful physical attack on a target. This attack cannot reduce HP below one.|
|MP Saver||Support||1 Slot||10||Reduces MP consumption by 20%.|
|Beast Whisperer||Support||1 Slot||11||Roughly 30% chance of capturing defeated monsters|
|Off the Chain||Command||2 BP||12||Send a captured monster to brutally savage a target.|
|Muzzling Maelstrom||Command||115 MP||13||Use equipped spear to perform four powerful physical attacks at random. These attacks may also silence their targets.|
|Brute Force||Support||1 Slot||14||Increases physical attack by 50% when three BP are spent performing the Brave command in the same turn.|
|Nature's Blessing||Command||1 BP||15||Reduce the user's MP costs to zero for two turns.|
With the high MP costs in Bravely Default 2, having a support ability that can reduce it by a whooping 20% is a great ability to have! Make sure to play the Beast Master for your mage classes to get this skill!
Mercy Strike's primary use is to reduce the enemy's HP to a capturable level without killing it. However, it is also a move that can deal a decent amount of damage. Use it not just for monster hunting but for dealing damage as well!
Braving 4 times is always done when you want to deal damage or be on the offensive. An ability that can increase your damage further during this period allows you to dish out massive damage. Make sure to learn this for your attacker characters!
|Animal Rescue||When an attack on the user reduces their HP to 20% or lower, a random captured monster will be let loose on the enemy.|
|Creature Comforts||All stats are increased by an amount based on the number of monsters you've caputred.|
Speciality 2 Can only be learned after leveling the Beastmaster to Level 12.
|Their Master's Voice
Stike all enemies with a powerful physical attack.
Magical Attack +15%
|Use Taming x 13.|
Below are the weapons proficiencies for the Beastmaster job. Refer to this section to know which weapons are best suited for the Beastmaster job.
Anihal is a boss that you'll fight in the Underground Reservoir. She has an arsenal of beasts under her command so make sure to eliminate those first before focusing on fighting her.
Monster Hunting requires you to check enemy info and learn how much HP they have. The freelancer's examine ability makes this extremely easy so do try having a freelancer in your party or set it as a Sub-Job to make monster capturing easier!
Both classes fully utilize the spear and can deal more damage to silenced enemies. It can also use the Dragoon's Several offensive abilities to increase the Beastmaster's damage repertoire and use Spirit Surge to restore MP and resume using Mercy abilities for those guaranteed captures!
|Freelancer||White Mage||Black Mage||Monk|
|Related Job Guides|
|Best Job Combos||Job Points Guide|
|Best Beastmaster Monsters Guide||Steal List Guide|
|How to Unlock the Max Job Level||List of Beastmaster Moves ＆ Effects|
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