How to Beat Adam | Bravely Default 2 (Bravely Default II)

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This is a guide to Adam, a Boss battle in Bravely Default 2 (Bravely Default II). Read on to know how to beat Adam, his strengths and weaknesses, and the best strategy against Adam.

Adam Basic Info

Adam Strengths, and Weaknesses, and Obtainable Items

Vulnerabilities
Axe
Half Damage
Dark Water Fire Sword
Immunity
No Immunities
Absorbs
No Damage Type Absorbed
Items Dropped Gold Hairpin
Stealables None available

How to Beat Adam

Adam Recommended Jobs, Abilities, and Equipment

Recommended Jobs

Best Jobs (all main Jobs should be mastered)
Phantom Icon Phantom Shieldmaster Icon Shieldmaster White Mage Icon White Mage Oracle Icon Oracle

Recommended Sub-Jobs

Best Sub-Jobs
Salve-Maker Icon Salve-Maker (w/ Phantom) Spiritmaster Icon Spiritmaster Bard Icon Bard Gambler Icon Gambler (w/ Shield Master)

Recommended Abilities and Items

Best Abilities/Items
Compounding (most important ability) Defender of the People Reraise Curaga
Milk Poison/Sick Twist Stone (or any other damaging items) Status ailment ingredients (Pathogen, Numbneedle, Healing Herb, etc.) Ripper

List of Abilities

Adam Movesets

Dread Blade Inflicts dread to the target.
Used as a counter against default.
Minus Strike Damages the target equal to HP lost. Can break the 9999 damage limit.
Ruby Blades Inflicts fire damage to a single target. 2 fire attacks will strike the target after a few turns have passed.
Sapphire Blades Inflicts water damage to a single target. 2 water attacks will strike the target after a few turns have passed.
Diamond Blades Inflicts thunder damage to a single target. 2 thunder attacks will strike the target after a few turns have passed.
Carnelian Blades Inflicts earth damage to a single target. 2 earth attacks will strike the target after a few turns have passed.
Emerald Blades Inflicts wind damage to a single target. 2 wind attacks will strike the target after a few turns have passed.
Quartz Blades Inflicts dark damage to a single target. 2 light attacks will strike the target after a few turns have passed.
Onyx Blades Inflicts dark damage to a single target. 2 dark attacks will strike the target after a few turns have passed.
Ultima Sword Sacrifice all MP and deal damage to the enemy equal to total MP spent x 30.
Deathstorm Hit random enemies 10 times with 10 random elemental strikes. User is left with 3 BP.

Adam Strategy

Asssassin's Concoctions

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The Phantom gains its 2nd Speciality at level 12 (like all other classes). Its effects guarantees all status ailments to be inflicted to its target as long as they're not immune to them. Adam is not immune to Contagion, Paralysis, Poison, and Charm.

Once you have poisoned Adam, the time will come for your Phantom to shine. Combining weapons like dual Rippers with Phantom's Dual Wield ability plus Milk Poison will deal massive damage to Adam. This is a very effective way to defeat him quickly. If your Phantom is buffed, you can see upwards of 9000 damage or more per hit. Not to mention, Adam will be taking poison damage every turn as well. Just make sure to have a Shieldmaster defending your Phantom from Adam's counters.

Use Compounding to stun-lock Adam with paralysis and unleash strong attacks against him while he's rendered unable to act!

Rely on your Shieldmaster!

Defend the People

Adam's damage can easily eliminate more fragile team members with ease. Having a wall character to block all damage is a huge plus in surviving this battle.

It is even highly suggested to leave allies on Critical HP to trigger the Shieldmaster's speciality.

Buff Your Party!

This may sound strange since Adam counters buffs with an Elemental Blades attack, these attacks cost a lot of HP from Adam.

Baiting this attack using a buff then blocking it via Shieldmaster's Defend the People will quickly burn Adam's HP pool!

Flash the Tanker's Cash

Once you have made a proper setup (all allies in critical HP, Shieldmaster in full health), you can just use all the BP that your Shieldmaster has to use Flash the cash to deal fixed damage to Adam.

Even if your tank equips only defensive items, this move will still do a ton of damage and it will grow stronger the more levels you get.

Beware of Death Storm!

Once Adam's HP falls to a severely critical level, he will use his last move Deathstorm to attempt to bring your whole party down. To survive this, try paralyzing Adam when his HP is low and burst him down.

Another strategy is bringing your full party to critical HP except the Shieldmaster. Use Shieldmaster's ability to block all 10 attacks.

The third method is to use Jump, and the last method we have confirmed is to use the Spiritmaster's Reraise on all party members (this is easier with White Mage's 2nd Speciality).

Lastly, if your Oracle didn't die during the 1st parts of the fight and has equipped his Noble Sacrifice support ability, you should automatically survive the attack.

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