How to Beat The Night's Nexus | Bravely Default 2 (Bravely Default II)

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This is a guide to The Night's Nexus, a Boss battle in Bravely Default 2 (Bravely Default II). Read on to know how to beat The Night's Nexus, its strengths and weaknesses, and the best strategy against The Night's Nexus.

The Night's Nexus Basic Info

The Night's Nexus Strengths, and Weaknesses, and Obtainable Items

Vulnerabilities
Light Axe Sword
Half Damage
No Resistances
Immunity
No Immunities
Absorbs
Dark
Items Dropped None available
Stealables None available

Grasping Hand Strengths, and Weaknesses, and Obtainable Items

Vulnerabilities
Wind Water Dagger Bow
Half Damage
Light
Immunity
Lightning
Absorbs
Dark
Items Dropped None available
Stealables None available

Cradling Hand Strengths, and Weaknesses, and Obtainable Items

Vulnerabilities
Earth Fire Spear Bow
Half Damage
Light
Immunity
Lightning
Absorbs
Dark
Items Dropped None available
Stealables None available

How to Beat The Night's Nexus

The Night's Nexus Recommended Jobs, Abilities, and Equipment

Recommended Jobs

Best Jobs
Vanguard Icon Vanguard White Mage Icon White Mage Red Mage  Icon Red Mage Phantom Icon Phantom
Best Sub-Jobs
Bastion Icon Bastion Spiritmaster Icon Spiritmaster Spiritmaster Icon Spiritmaster Ranger Icon Ranger

Recommended Jobs Phase 2

Best Jobs (All Jobs at Legendary Rank)
Shieldmaster Icon Shieldmaster White Mage Icon White Mage White Mage Icon White Mage Swordmaster Icon Swordmaster
Best Sub-Jobs
Bravebearer Icon Bravebearer Spiritmaster Icon Spiritmaster Salve-Maker Icon Salve-Maker Vanguard Icon Vanguard

Recommended Abilities and Items

Best Abilities/Items
Neo Cross Slash Holy Disaster Shadowbind

List of Abilities

Recommended Equipment

Best Equipment
Carbon Cap Peace Ring Safety Ring
Phase 2
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The Night's Nexus Movesets

Ruin Reduces all target's MP by 200.
Calamity Calls Deals weak AOE damage to your party.
BP Up Used as a counter against healing.
Attack Used as a counter against physical attacks.
Inflame Damages all targets and inflicts berserk.
World Ender Damages all target and absorbs a portion of damage dealt.
World Ender Damages all target.
Salvation Damages all target and heals the Night's Nexus.
Exclusion
2nd Fight
Removes a party member from the fight temporarily.

Night's Nexus Phase 2 Movesets

A World Annihilated Damages the whole party.
A Wellspring Depleted Depletes all MP from all characters.
A Life Cut Short Death to a single target.
Courage Squandered Reduces all party member's BP by 1
A Tragic Denouement Applies maximum debuff to all party members.

The Night's Nexus Strategy

End the Battles Quickly!

The Night's Nexus is pretty weak for a boss at this stage of the game. It sports a measly 90,000 HP and its attacks barely deals a thousand damage.

Unleash all your strong attacks against it to fell it quickly. Delaying the battle is disadvantageous since you'll be fighting the Night's Nexus three times and its resource depleting moves will make your party weaker for the battles to come.

Vulnerable to paralysis

Since the Night's Nexus is vulnerable to paralysis, having a Phantom/Ranger combo will allow you to easily lock the Night's Nexus' movement.

This will also prevent it from countering your attacks allowing you to dish out damage without the need to equip the Counter-Savvy support ability.

Don't use up all your BP on the second fight!

Banking BP
The second fight will use your current BP's status when transitioning to the third phase. Making all your characters Brave and have negative BP may spell a team wipe so be careful!

Third Phase's hands prevents your party to target the Nexus

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The third phase's hands, while low in HP, will prevent your from targeting the Night's Nexus so taking them down is crucial.

Having a 2nd damage dealer that can dispatch the arms quickly is highly suggested for this fight. Take note that even AOE attacks will not make it to the Night's Nexus if even a single hand is alive.

Hands also resurrects itself

The Night's Nexus' hands will resurrect itself after a few turns have passed. To defeat the Night's Nexus easily, bank up your turns then unleash all your assault after taking down the hands.

The Night's Nexus' HP is only around 60,000 during the third phase so a well leveled party should be able to defeat it in one turn.

The Night's Nexus Phase 2 Strategy

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Stock up on Ethers and/or Elixirs

The Night's Nexus' most annoying move is its Wellspring Depleted move that will literally deplete your MP pool. Having a way to instantly replenish your at least, replenish a lot of MP for your party members is highly recommended.

The Salve-Maker in particular, can use Widen Area to use Ethers or Elixirs to the whole party in a single turn.

Use Purebringer

All Debuffs.

The Night's Nexus can use Tragic Denouement which can apply all debuffs at the max level to all your party members. Purebringer can instantly cleanse these debuffs so you can continue the fight!

Avoid Over Braving!


A Courage Squandered
A Courage Squandered reduces everyone's BP by one.

The Night's Nexus can counter any damage dealt to her by using Courage Squandered. Avoid over braving or even using Brave at all to avoid negative BP for your characters.

Leave allies on Critical HP

Reaching Critical HP is the sweet spot for the Shieldmaster to automatically guard your allies.

If you can get everyone's HP to critical levels while the Shieldmaster has an instant death resist armor, your win against the Night's Nexus is already guaranteed given you can focus healing the Shieldmaster before he falls to the Night's Nexus' attacks.

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