Best Party Build for Each Story Chapter | Bravely Default 2 (Bravely Default II)

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Welcome to our guide for the best party for every chapter in Bravely Default 2 for the Nintendo Switch. Check here to learn which Jobs will make each section of your adventure easier in the land of Excillent!

Party Member Mechanics

There Are No Stat Differences Between the Characters

It should be known that there doesn't seem to be any apparent differences when it comes to each character's stats. This allows you to rest assured that you can assign any class to any member without any drawbacks.

Beastmaster Is One of the Strongest Jobs

Beastmaster's capture mechanic allows it to become a force to be reckoned with as time passes and as you collect more creatures. The more captures you have, the more variety this Job will have in its arsenal of skills.

Beastmaster Monster Guide

Best Prologue Party and Jobs Pairings

Maximize Freelancer During the Prologue

Prologue Recommended Party
Main Job Sub Job
Attacker Freelancer Icon.pngFreelancer Any
Attacker Freelancer Icon.pngFreelancer Any
Attacker Freelancer Icon.pngFreelancer Any
Attacker Freelancer Icon.pngFreelancer Any
Notable Abilities
  • Unlock JP Up by Level 9, and JP Up and Up by Level 12 to efficiently farm Job Points later on.
  • Body Slam which is learned at Level 11 is a powerful offensive ability.
  • By farming Exp for the Freelancer Job, you can work towards unlocking two very useful abilities: JP Up and JP Up and Up. These abilities add a multiplier to JP gained from battles.

    With Sloan accompanying your party for most of the prologue, it is an easy chance to grind up levels as he will be there to help your team out with difficult battles.

    Job Points Guide: How to Farm JP Quickly

    Best Chapter 1 Party and Jobs Pairings

    First Half of Chapter 1

    Chapter 1 Recommended Party - First Half
    Main Job Sub Job
    Attacker Vanguard Icon.pngVanguard Freelancer Icon.pngFreelancer
    Attacker Black Mage Icon.pngBlack Mage Freelancer Icon.pngFreelancer
    Healer White Mage Icon.pngWhite Mage Freelancer Icon.pngFreelancer
    Support Monk Icon.pngMonk Freelancer Icon.pngFreelancer
    Notable Abilities
  • Black Mage has access to Poison which serves as reliable consistent damage against higher HP bosses.
  • The White Mage's restorative abilities have great synergy to empower the Vanguard and Monk.
  • Now that a few more classes have been made available, we recommend this loadout as an all-around solid team.

    Second Half of Chapter 1

    Chapter 1 Recommended Party - Second Half
    Main Job Sub Job
    Attacker Beastmaster Icon.pngBeastmaster Freelancer Icon.pngFreelancer
    Attacker Beastmaster Icon.pngBeastmaster Freelancer Icon.pngFreelancer
    Healer White Mage Icon.pngWhite Mage Black Mage Icon.pngBlack Mage
    Support Bard Icon.pngBard Black Mage Icon.pngBlack Mage
    Notable Abilities
  • Beastmaster can utilize Capture and Off the Leash to take the enemy monsters to fight for your side.
  • Beastmasters with Spears can take advantage of hitting first with the Spearhead ability.
  • The Bard is an all around great support with defensive abilities such as Don't Let 'Em Get to You and Don't Let 'Em Trick You, but can also use boost offenses with Hurts So Bad and Work Your Magic.
  • Access to the Black Mage's Poison is still useful against high HP bosses.
  • Taking the opponent's monsters to fight for your side is an unparalleled source of damage in the earlier chapters. This, partnered with utility offered by the Bard class can help against difficult boss battles.

    Best Chapter 2 Party and Job Pairings

    First Half of Chapter 2

    Chapter 2 Recommended Party - First Half
    Main Job Sub Job
    Attacker Monk Icon.pngMonk Thief Icon.pngThief
    Attacker Beastmaster Icon.pngBeastmaster Berserker Icon.pngBerserk
    Healer White Mage Icon.pngWhite Mage Freelancer Icon.pngFreelancer
    Support Bard Icon.pngBard Black Mage Icon.pngBlack Mage
    Notable Abilities
  • Thief's Godspeed Strike is a strong ability to have.
  • The Monk can be strong against bosses that disable weapon use.
  • Berserk's access to spread moves can deal with many waves of enemies.
  • Use the Bard's utility to buff the team.
  • After receiving Thief from the end of Chapter 1, we recommend equipping it right away. Godspeed Strike is a high-damage ability that can deal large amounts of single-target damage. Berserk's access to Crescent Moon and Level Slash is extremely useful for clearing out multiple enemies.

    Second Half of Chapter 2

    Chapter 2 Recommended Party - Second Half
    Main Job Sub Job
    Attacker Monk Icon.pngMonk Thief Icon.pngThief
    Attacker Monk Icon.pngMonk Thief Icon.pngThief
    Healer White Mage Icon.pngWhite Mage Red Mage Icon.pngRed Mage
    Tank Bard Icon.pngBard Red Mage Icon.pngRed Mage
    Notable Abilities
  • Thief's Godspeed Strike is a strong ability to have.
  • The White Mage's recovery works well with the Red Mage's abilities.
  • The Monk can be strong against bosses that disable weapon use.
  • Use the Bard's utility to buff the team.
  • The recovery provided by the Red Mage's Healara and Healaga is phenomenal during Chapter 2. Combined with the healing prowess of a White Mage, it rounds out the Healer role very well.

    Best Chapter 3 Party and Job Pairings

    First Half of Chapter 3

    Chapter 3 Recommended Party - First Half
    Main Job Sub Job
    Attacker Thief Icon.pngThief Monk Icon.pngMonk
    Attacker Thief Icon.pngThief Monk Icon.pngMonk
    Healer White Mage Icon.pngWhite Mage Red Mage Icon.pngRed Mage
    Tank Shield Master Icon.pngShield Master Vanguard Icon.pngVanguard
    Notable Abilities
  • Thief's Godspeed Strike is a strong ability to have.
  • The White Mage's recovery works well with the Red Mage's abilities.
  • Shield Master's ability to protect allies is really useful.
  • Starting with Chapter 3, enemies will start to hurt more and more. Having a tank in the form of your Shield Master is highly recommended. Devote this role to protecting your damage dealing allies.

    Second Half of Chapter 3

    Chapter 3 Recommended Party - Second Half
    Main Job Sub Job
    Attacker Dragoon Icon.pngDragoon Thief Icon.pngThief
    Attacker Dragoon Icon.pngDragoon Thief Icon.pngThief
    Healer White Mage Icon.pngWhite Mage Spirit Master.pngSpirit Master
    Tank Shield Master Icon.pngShield Master Vanguard Icon.pngVanguard
    Notable Abilities
  • Dragoon and Thief have great offensive synergy.
  • The White Mage's recovery works well with the Spirit Master's abilities.
  • Shield Master's ability to protect allies is really useful.
  • If you get the Dragoon Job at the beginning of Chapter 3, we recommend using it in tandem with the Thief's abilities. Dragoons have naturally high attack and speed which can work in the favor of Thieves. This allows Godspeed Strike to deal even more damage.

    When Spirit Master is unlocked, we recommend pairing it with the White Mage. It's abilities at Level 4 and Level 6 help maintain the team's overall health. At Level 7, you can also regenerate MP which makes heavy spell use less of an issue.

    Best Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 Party and Job Pairings

    In Chapter 4, you can choose between going to Halyconia and Savalon first, or Wiswald and the Airship.
    For the purposes of this guide, Halcyonia and Savalon are for the First Half, while Wiswald and the Airship are for the Second Half.

    First Half of Chapter 4

    Chapter 4 Recommended Party - First Half
    Main Job Sub Job
    Attacker Vanguard Icon.pngVanguard
    or
    Dragoon Icon.pngDragoon
    Thief Icon.pngThief
    Attacker Vanguard Icon.pngVanguard
    or
    Dragoon Icon.pngDragoon
    Thief Icon.pngThief
    Healer White Mage Icon.pngWhite Mage Spirit Master.pngSpirit Master
    Tank Shield Master Icon.pngShield Master Vanguard Icon.pngVanguard
    Notable Abilities
  • Vanguard's Neo-Cross Slash has tremendous firepower.
  • The White Mage can apply the Spirit Master's recovery to the entire team.
  • Shield Master's ability to protect allies is very useful.
  • Vanguard's Specialty Attention Seeker gives it a boost to its Physical Attack and Crit Chance based on the user's chance of being targeted. This allows you to gain an overwhelming amount of physical power compared to other Jobs.

    Second Half of Chapter 4 and Chapter 5

    Chapter 4 Recommended Party - Second Half
    Main Job Sub Job
    Attacker Phantom.pngPhantom Thief Icon.pngThief
    Attacker Phantom.pngPhantom Thief Icon.pngThief
    Healer White Mage Icon.pngWhite Mage Spirit Master.pngSpirit Master
    Tank Shield Master Icon.pngShield Master Vanguard Icon.pngVanguard
    Notable Abilities
  • Phantom and Thief lets you reach 9999 damage.
  • The White Mage can apply the Spirit Master's recovery to the entire team.
  • Shield Master's ability to protect allies is really useful.
  • After getting the Phantom Job at Savalon Royal Palace, we recommend using it as your primary Job for your attackers. Partnered with Thief, this allows you to deal destructive amounts of damage with Godspeed Strike in tandem with the buffs from Become Lightning.

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    Best Weapons List Unlocking Sub-Job Specialities
    Item Lists
    List of Item Drops List of Stealable Items
    List of Forage Items All Chest Locations and Items
    Farming Guides
    How to Farm Money Fast How to Farm EXP Fast
    How to Farm JP Quickly How to Quickly Forage Items
    Enemy Guides
    How to Kill Wiki-Wikis How to Kill Undead Enemies in One Hit

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