Octopath Traveler 2: The best Secondary Class for Hikari

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In Octopath Traveler 2, each of the game’s eight characters has a class that sets them apart. While the Primary Class for characters can’t be changed, Secondary Classes are entirely customizable. Find the best Secondary Class option for Hikari to improve his battle effectiveness.

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Hikari’s Secondary Class: Armsmaster

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The best Secondary Class for Hikari in Octopath Traveler 2 is the Armsmaster. The Armsmaster class gives its user access to all six weapon types and powerful special abilities for each. Hikari’s high Physical Attack and durable build make him a strong fit for this Special Class.

Where to Find the Armsmaster License

Octopath traveler 2 arms master map location gravell
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Before you can add the Armsmaster Secondary Class to Hikari, you’ll need to unlock the license. The Armsmaster Guild master resides in Wildlands-Gravell, a town on the top of the western continent. Because enemies leading up to Gravell are tough, we suggest waiting until you come here as part of Osvald’s late-game story.

Once you get to Gravell, head to the tiny house just to the right of the town’s first save point; look for a smoking chimney to the right of this building. When you get to the house shown below, head inside.

Octopath traveler 2 armsmaster house
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Once you reach the building, speak to the grey-haired man (shown below). Talking to him will unlock the Armsmaster Secondary Class, but unlike other options, there’s more to do to unlock the full potential of this Special Class.

Octopath Traveler 2 armsmaster location
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To get the most out of the Armsmaster Class, you’ll need to find the six class-specific weapons in the open world and bring them back to the Armsmaster for repair. You can see the key items you’re searching for and their true form here:

Key ItemUnlocked Weapon
Rusty SwordConqueror’s Sword
Rusty PolearmWarlord’s Spear
Rusty KnifeDancer’s Blade
Rusty AxeLionhert’s Axe
Rusty BowHunter’s Bow
Rusty StaffSpiritlord’s Staff

These legendary weapons are mighty, each boasting high stats and unique Attack Effects. See what these optional items offer its user below:

WeaponStats/Attack Effects
Conqueror’s SwordPhys. Atk. +200
+250 Phys. Atk against broken foes.
Warlord’s SpearPhys. Atk. +310
Recover BP when defeating an enemy
Dancer’s BladePhys. Atk. +300
Slim chance to afflict the target with poison, blindness, confusion
Lionheart’s AxePhys. Atk. +320
Raises Max HP during battle.
Hunter’s BowPhys Atk. +312
Slim chance to reduce a random attribute
Spiritlord’s StaffPhys Atk: +160
Elem. Atk: +320
Recover SP equivalent to 1% of damage dealt

Equipping each legendary weapon will also unlock unique skills for your Armsmaster. These skills are only usable when the party member has the item on them. You may not want all the gear on at once, but we suggest looking at each skill and the required weapon, which we share here.

Weapon SkillDescription
Conqueror’s Sword: Cosmic RoarCharge your attack until the end of your turn, then unleash a powerful sword attack on a single foe. The longer the charge, the more potent the attack.
Warlord’s Spear: Giant SwingUnleash a moderately powerful polearm attack on all foes. The more foes there are, the more potent the attack.
Dancer’s Blade: Mischievous StepUnleash a dagger attack on random foes at least 3 times. The more foes there are, the more attacks you unleash on your target.
Lionheart’s Axe: On the HuntUse an axe attack on a single foe 2 times. The second strike will be more powerful than the first: the more weak points you have revealed, the more potent the attack.
Hunter’s Bow: Flurry of ArrowsLet loose a moderately powerful bow attack on all foes. If you break even one enemy, this attack triggers again.
Spiritlord’s Staff: DeliveranceUse a powerful staff attack on a single foe. The higher your elemental attack, the more potent the strike.

Unlike many other Secondary Classes in Octopath Traveler 2, only one person can use the Armsmaster at a time. If you do get this class for Hikari,

We used the video from Nn Li to find each Armsmaster Weapon in Octopath Traveler 2. Be sure to support his content, as his work is an excellent tool for any Octopath player.

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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

Writing Lead and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Cuphead, Final Fantasy XIV, God of War, Persona 5, and Super Smash Bros.

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