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

Pictomancer

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

Pictomancer Overview

Pictomancer Overview
・Pictomancers specialise in abilities that negatively affect enemy stat-otherwise known as 'debuffs'.
・They can also turn these aboities on themselves, in which case they have a reinforcing effect instead.
・By combining both aspects, a pictomancer can weaken others, strengthen themselves, and deal big damage into the bargain.

Pictomancer 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 Pictomancer

Weaken Enemies!

The Pictomancer's main role is applying debuffs to enemies. They might not be the most usable character when it comes to fighting normal enemies but debuffing the strongest monsters allows you a fighting chance!

Once Weakened, Unleash your painting attacks!

While debuffing is the Pictomancer's main focus, that doesn't mean that it can only use debuffs in itself. The Pictomancer can use powerful light elemental and shadow elemental attacks so once the enemies got weakened, unleash a suprise burst to defeat them in one fell swoop!

Pictomancer Ability List

Ability Type Cost Level Effect
Disarming Scarlet Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 23 MP 1 Reduce a target's physical attack by 10% for four turns. Stats cannot be reduced below 65% of their base value.
Splatter Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 45 MP 2 Attempt to daub a target. Targets' resistance to all elements and weapon types is reduced by one when daubed.
Disenchanting Mauve Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 23 MP 3 Reduce a target's magical attack by 10% for four turns. Stats cannot be reduced below 65% of their base value.
Purify Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 28 MP 4 Removes various status effects from a target.
Incurable Coral Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 16 MP 5 Reduce a target's restorative power by 10% for four turns. Stats cannot be reduced below 65% of their base value.
Freehand Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 30 MP 6 Inflict ten times the ability's casting cost as magical damage 1-5 times on a random target.
Indefensible Teal Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 30 MP 7 Reduce a target's physical defence by 10% for four turns. Stats cannot be reduced below 65% of their base value.
Zappable Chartreuse Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 34 MP 8 Reduce a target's magical defence by 10% for four turns. Stats cannot be reduced below 65% of their base value.
Sub-Job BP Saver Bravely Default 2 Support Ability IconSupport 1 Slot 9 The BP cost of using sub-job abilities is reduced by one.
Chiaro Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 60 MP 10 Perform a powerful light magic attack on a target.
Scuro Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 60 MP 11 Perform a powerful dark magic attack on a target.
Convert MP Bravely Default 2 Support Ability IconSupport 1 Slot 12 Taking damage will cause the user's MP to be restored by a proportional amount.
Dirty Fighter Bravely Default 2 Support Ability IconSupport 1 Slot 13 The more status ailments a target is afflicted with, the more damage is inflicted when attacking that target.
Brush with Death Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 23 MP 14 Attempt to inflict the doom ailment on a target. If the target is immune to doom or instant death attacks, they will receive a set amount of magical damage instead.
Mass Production Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 70 MP 15 For three turns, the user's Artistry abilities can be applied to multiple targets.

Best Abilities

Convert MP

A godly skill for tank classes. Tanking skills also requier MP, with this ability, they become a permant immovable fortress with no counterplay.

Sub-Job BP Saver

An ability that makes great sub-Job classes like the Freelancer and Berserker even better! No more need to spend those 1 BP to unleash those strong attacks!

Chiaro/Scurro

Perhaps, the first source of Light and Dark damage you'll get normally (aside from the Beastmaster's massive array of monster moves). There are several foes that are weak to these elements so learning these two moves can prove beneficial for your magic based classes.

Pictomancer Speciality and Special Ability

Speciality

Specialities Effects
Self-Expression Using Artistry abilities on oneself costs nothing, and will cause positive instead of negative effects.
Extra Coat All status effects instigated by the user last a turn longer.

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

Special Ability

Special Ability
Dark Art
Decrease all enemies' physical and magical attack and defence for three turns. Chance of inflicting the 'daub' status effect.
Bonus Effects
Magical Defence +20%
Restorative Power + 20%
Conditions
Use Artistry x 12.

Pictomancer Weapon Proficiencies

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

sword icon bravely default 2 Bravely Default 2 Dagger Icon Bravely Default 2 Ax Icon Bravely Default 2 Shield Icon
Bravely default 2 Spear Icon Bravely Default 2 Bow Icon Bravely Default 2 Staff Icon

How to Unlock the Pictomancer Job

Defeat Folie

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The last boss of Chapter 2 and is the bearer of the Pictomancer Asterisk. Defeat her and survive her light and dark attacks to claim the Pictomancer Asterisk as your own!

How to Beat Folie

Best Sub-Jobs for Pictomancer

Bard

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Debuffs for your enemies and buffs for your allies? What else would you want? The Pictomancer is a weak class so adding a Sub-Job that doesn't rely on dealing damage is a great choice for the Pictomancer.

Bard Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs

Bravely Default 2 Job Guides

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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