This is a guide to Martha, a Boss battle in Bravely Default 2 (Bravely Default II). Read on to know how to beat Martha, its strengths and weaknesses, and the best strategy against Martha.
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No Damage Type Absorbed
Defender of the People (Shieldmaster)
Use this every turn!
|Godspeed Strike (Thief)||Solar/Lunar-Powered (White/Black Mage)||Enrage (Vanguard)|
|Jackpot (Gambler Special Ability)||Curaga||Spears||Off the Leash|
|Jump||Jumps to the sky and becomes untargetable. Launch an attack to the enemy on the character's next turn.|
|Sonic Thrust||Damages all targets.|
|Thunder Thrust||Lightning attack against a single target.|
|Spirit Surge||Damages the enemy's HP and MP and absorbs it.|
|Angon||Damages and ignores a target's defense.|
Martha can deal AOE damage via Sonic Thrust. Despite the name, it's actually a sweep attack that will hit your whole party for a decent amount of damage.
After the first cutscene, Martha will start using Spirit Surge which will drain the target's HP and MP. This is also used as a counter attack to all damaging abilities.
Once you reach this phase, it is vital to follow all the steps below.
Martha can counterattack literally any damaging move you use against her with Spirit Surge which can rapidly deplete your MP. There are two ways to do prevent this which are:
MP is the most crucial resource in this fight which is why the Shieldmaster's Defender of the People strategy is highly recommend. You should also use Treat to characters that gets their MP stolen from them (or Ethers if you have a lot of them).
Using the Beastmaster's Off the Leash can allow you to attack Martha without triggering her counter. Monsters with dark or fire damage can deal great damage and allow you to avoid taking damage. Aside from the Gambler's ablity to refill everyone's MP to full via the Jackpot Special ability, the Gambler can also attack Martha without using MP. Other classes that use BP like the Freelancer or those that use HP based skills like the Monk are also great choices for the fight.
|Selene and Dag||Horten||Orpheus|
|Folie||Martha||Helio and Gladys|
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|Hall of Tribulation I||Hall of Tribulation II||Hall of Tribulation III|
|Hall of Tribulation IV||Hall of Tribulation V||Hall of Tribulation VI|
|Hall of Tribulation VII||-|
|Enormocrag||Amphora||Empuse, Frankenfalcot, and Papilloid|
|Jealous Jody||Eclipse||Vespus Hex|
|Leannan Sith||Coral Emperor||Mushussu|
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