This is a guide to the Shieldmaster Job class in Bravely Default 2 (Bravely Default II) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to know all the details about the Shieldmaster Job including its abilities, specialties, stat modifiers, and weapon proficiencies!
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・A hugely useful damage-absorbing addition to any party.
・Turns are slow to come around, but the effects of shieldmasters' abilities last a long time, which often more than makes up for their sluggishness.
|Magic||Magic Defense||Healing Power||Agility|
The Shieldmaster specializes in taking the brunt of attacks. It is also capable of wielding two shield which further emphasizes its role as a defensive class. Make sure to raise all your defenses and raise your target chance to make the Shieldmaster Shine
The Shieldmaster can also protect allies manually and automatically when they're in critical HP (doesn't work for AOE attacks). With the Shieldmaster's Reprisal and Bodyguard combo, nothing will hurt your allies anymore!
|Bodyguard||Command||-||1||The user will step in to take damage in place of a selected ally, automatically adopting the Default stance in the process.|
|Dual Shields||Support||1 Slot||2||Allows a shield to be equipped in each hand. Doing so increases aim by 100%.|
|Blinding Flash||Command||14 MP||3||Attempt to blind all targets.|
|The Courage to Resist||Command||1 Slot||4||Defaulting does not increase BP, but does nullify all status ailments except slow, stop and doom.|
|Crushed Ice||Command||44 MP||5||Perform a physical attack that's extremely effective on frozen targets.|
|Reprisal||Command||40 MP||6||For five turns, 50% of any damage received by the user will also be inflicted on the attacker.|
|Defender of the People||Command||-||7||Take up to three attacks in place of allies before the user's next turn, automatically adopting the Default stance in the process. Does not apply to attacks that target all allies.|
|Heavy Hitter||Command||1 BP||8||Perform a physical attack on a target. The heavier the equipment in the user's left hand, the greater the damage inflicted.|
|Bumblewhacker||Command||44 MP||9||Perform a physical attack that's extremely effective on confused targets.|
|Fast Hands||Support||1 Slot||10||Any speed reductions caused by equipment in either hand become speed bonuses instead.|
|No Guts, No Glory||Support||1 Slot||11||Physical and magical defence increase with BP, but will also decrease when BP drop below zero.|
|The Gift of Wisdom||Command||33% MP||12||Donates 33% of the user's max. MP to a target. If MP is below 33% of max. level, all available MP will be donated.|
|Super Heavy Hitter||Command||2 BP||13||Perform two physical attacks on a target. The heavier the equipment in both the user's hands, the greater the damage inflicted.|
|Firmly Grounded||Command||20% HP||14||Boost MP and magical attack for three turns by an amount based on the user's encumbrance. Any negative effects of being overburdened are ignored.|
|Harsh Reprisal||Command||68 MP||15||For three turns, 100% of any damage received by the user will also be inflicted on the attacker.|
An ability that can turn a slow fighter into a fast one. Converting speed reduction from heavy weapons gives these tanky classes more turns to unleash their might!
An ability that guarantees a block to three attacks is nothing short of a godly ability and is a game changer against bosses that you have fully analyzed.
|Protect Ally||The user will step in to take damage in place of allies who are close to death, automatically adopting the Default stance in the process. Certain status ailments may render this ability ineffective.|
|Chivalrous Spirit||Performing Protect Ally, Bodyguard or Defender of the People restores a little MP, and grants the user an additional BP.|
Speciality 2 Can only be learned after leveling the Shieldmaster to Level 12.
Increase all allies' physical and magical defence for three turns.
|Physical Attack +15%|
|Use Shieldcraft x12|
Below are the weapons proficiencies for the Shieldmaster Job. Refer to this section to know which weapons are best suited for the Shieldmaster Job.
Galahad is a huge lump of meat and as a tank, it will be an easy fight... if he's alone at least. The Picto-Mona you fought with him for the first time as well as the Picto-demons from Lily and Roddy's battle are aiding him now! Emerge victorious in this battle to obtain the Shieldmaster Asterisk!
Adds another layer to the Shieldmaster's defensive abilities. This is a great Job Combo if you want to stay alive against a tough boss.
This combo will work extremely well when you reach the postgame and equip the last Job's Sub-Job Speciality 2 to gain the Vanguard's Attention Seeker Speciality. This gives your Shieldmaster the ability to finally deal some damage.
An infinitely healing Tank if you equip the Sub-Job Speciality 1 ability. This is an unkillable tank that protects all allies from harm. Minus Strike can also be used to deal damage to enemies since the Shieldmaster's HP Pool is high, just make sure to sacrifice some HP by using some of the Hellblade's abilities!
|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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