Octopath Traveler 2 is the sequel to the beloved 2019 title, and like most sequels, the title introduces new mechanics—one of the most reputable techniques this time involves Latent Powers. Find out how to trigger the ultimate ability for each new traveler in this turn-based RPG.
Damage foes, take damage, and break enemies to fill the Latent Power gauge. Once the Latent Power gauge is full, each of the eight characters can enact a different ultimate ability. Use the Latent Power modifier once the meter is full to initiate your Latent Power. The input depends on your controller:
Nintendo Switch: X
Each Character’s Latent Powers
What ultimate ability you have depends on the character in question. Check each protagonist’s Latent Powers below:
Hikari Yu (Warrior)
Choose one of three powerful sword techniques to unleash in battle.
Agnea Bristani (Dancer)
All Together Now
Lets skills that hit a single target impact all foes while active.
Partitio Yellowil (Merchant)
Hoot and Holler
Replenish BP for the party.
Osvald V. Vanstein (Scholar)
Lets Osvald focus multi-target spells on a single foe.
Temenos Mistral (Cleric)
Allows any attack to lower an enemy’s shield points, even if they don’t strike a weakness.
Throné Anguis (Thief)
Leave No Trace
Lets Throné act twice in a single turn.
Choose between three special Attack and Support techniques to unleash in battle.
Castti Florenz (Apothecary)
Every Drop Counts
Allows Castti to craft concoctions without materials.
Info and images via Square Enix
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