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

Bravely Default II - Ranger

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

Ranger Overview

Bravely Default 2 Ranger Portrait
Ranger Overview
・Low ability costs are a key benefit of being a ranger.
・The bow is also a great weapon with which to inflict serious damage.
・Turns also come around quickly, making this an ideal combination with a range of other roles.

Ranger Notable 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 Ranger

Know your enemies and exploit their category

The Ranger have different slayer abilities. This is an easy way to defeat enemies without scanning their vulnerabilities as each slayer ability works well against their family tree.

Paralyze and Unleash Attacks!

The Ranger also specializes in paralysis abilities and has several abilities that deal bonus damage against paralyzed foes. Setup some paralysis attacks before unleashing your full force!

Ranger Ability List

Ability Type Cost Level Effect
Bug Slayer Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 28 MP 1 Perform a physical attack on a target. Particularly effective against Insect family monsters.
Plant Slayer Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 28 MP 2 Perform a physical attack on a target. Particularly effective against Plant family monsters.
Shadowbind Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 14 MP 3 Attempt to paralyse a target.
Beast Slayer Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 28 MP 4 Perform a physical attack on a target. Particularly effective against Beast family monsters.
Aquatic Slayer Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 28 MP 5 Perform a physical attack on a target. Particularly effective against Aquatic family monsters.
Counter-Savvy Bravely Default 2 Support Ability IconSupport 1 Slot 6 The user is always able to evade physical counter abilities. Does not apply to magic and certain other abilities.
Quickfire Flurry Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 7% HP 7 Perform 5-8 quick physical attacks on random targets. Extra damage will be dealt to paralysed foes.
Humanoid Slayer Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 66 MP 8 Perform a physical attack on a target. Particularly effective against Humanoid family monsters.
Who Dares Wins Bravely Default 2 Support Ability IconSupport 1 Slot 9 The user becomes more likely to inflict critical hits, and also immune to blindness when BP are at one or higher.
Sloth Hunter Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 42 MP 10 Perform two physical attacks that are extremely effective against slowed targets.
Undead Slayer Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 38 MP 11 Perform a physical attack on a target. Particularly effective against Undead family monsters.
Demon Slayer Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 38 MP 12 Perform a physical attack on a target. Particularly effective against Demon family monsters.
Spirit Slayer Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 28 MP 13 Perform a physical attack on a target. Particulary effective against Spirit family monsters.
Bow Lore Bravely Default 2 Support Ability IconSupport 1 Slot 14 Bow aptitude is increased to S.
Grand Barrage Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 15% HP 15 Perform 5-8 quick physical attacks on all targets. Extra damage will be dealt to paralysed foes.

Best Abilities

Humanoid Slayer

Perhaps the most useful ability from the Ranger skillsets. You'll encounter several humanoid bosses in the form of Asterisk Bearers and this is one cheap and reliable way to deal damage to them.

Who Dares Wins

A passive buff while having high BP? Bank those turns and reap those critical strikes!

Ranger Speciality and Special Ability

Speciality

Specialities Effects
Barrage The more successive actions the user performs in a turn, the more damage they will inflict.
Apex Predator X Slayer' abilities are more powerful, and will earn one BP for every critical hit inflicted and enemy killed.

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

Special Ability

Special Ability
Maximum Draw
Strike a single enemy with a powerful physical attack.
Bonus Effects
Evasion +50%
Conditions
Use Hunting x 13.

Ranger Weapon Proficiencies

Below are the weapons proficiencies for the Ranger Job. Refer to this section to know which weapons are best suited for the Ranger Job.

sword icon bravely default 2,size :20x20 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 Ranger Job

Defeat Lily

How to Beat Lily.jpg

Lily is a ranger that lives in the woods. She possess the Ranger Asterisk and is accompanied by a picto-amrita- which is another troublesome foe in itself. Best these two opponents to snag the Ranger Asterisk!

How to Beat Lily

Best Sub-Jobs for Ranger

Salve-Maker

Salve Maker Image.jpg

Analysis + Slayer combo works well. While it is unsuggested unless you're extremely rich, you can also amp up your BP count easily to get more damage from the Ranger class by using BP Tonic.

Salve-Maker Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs

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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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