Bravely Default 2 Best Passive Abilities Guide

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Bravely Default 2 is pretty similar to the original. You can learn new abilities in the sequel as well as equip different passive abilities. Each character class in Bravely Default 2 has its own unique set of passive abilities. From the menu, you can select what passive ability you want to equip. The best part is that passive abilities aren’t strictly tied to the job class they belong to. You can mix and match at any point.

Bravely Default 2 Best Passive Abilities

Each job class usually has around 4-6 passive abilities. The following is a complete list of all passive abilities in the game.

Freelancer Passive Abilities

Abilities  Job Level  Cost  Effects 
Diving Rod  3  1 Slot  Locate loot chests in the area. 
Dungeon Master  5  1 Slot  Avoid all-terrain damage 
Self Healing  7  1 Slot  Cure blindness, poison, and silence after the battle. 
JP Up  9  1 Slot  Earned JP increased by 1.2x. 
JP Up and Up  12  2 Slots  Earned JP increased by 1.5x, and 1.7x when combined with JP Up.

Black Mage Passive Abilities

Abilities  Job Level  Cost  Effects 
Lunar-Powered  5  1 Slot  Offensive magic, evasion and luck are increased during night battles, 4% MP restored each turn. 
Aspir Attack  9  1 Slot  Restore a certain amount of MP based on damage done with the Attack command. 

White Mage

Abilities  Job Level  Cost  Effects 
Solar-Powered  5  1 Slot  During the time restorative power, luck, and aim are increased. 4% MP restored each turn. 
Drain Attack  9  1 Slot  Restores a certain amount of HP based on damage done. 
Better Than Ever  11  1 Slot  When healed beyond max HP, max HP is increased temporarily. 

Vanguard Passive Abilities

Abilities  Job Level  Cost  Effects 
Pain Into Gain  5  1 Slot  Take damage while not defaulting to get a 30% chance of increasing physical attack power by 1-3%. 
Defensive Offensive  9  1 Slot  Do an attack with a weapon equipped will reduce all incoming damage by 70% until the next turn. 

Pictomancer

Abilities Job Level Cost Effects 
Sub-Job BP Saver  9  1 Slot  Sub-Job BP cost reduced. 
Convert MP  12  1 Slot  Taking damage restores MP proportionally. 

Shieldbearer Passive Abilities

Abilities  Job Level  Cost  Effects 
Dua Shields  2  1 Slot  Equip a shield in both hands, aim increased by 100%. 
The Courage of Resist  4  1 Slot  Defaulting doesn’t increase BP, nullifies all status effects except slow, doom, and stop. 
Fast Hands  10  1 Slot  Speed reductions from equipment become speed bonuses. 
No Guts, No Glory  11  1 Slot  Physical and magical defense increases BP will drop with BP. 

Ranger Passive Abilities

Abilities  Job Level  Cost  Effects 
Counter-Savvy  6  1 Slot  Evade physical counter abilities. 
Who Dares Wins  9  1 Slot  Increased chance of a critical hit, immune to blindness when BP is at 1 or higher. 

Gambler Passive Abilities

Abilities  Job Level  Cost  Effects 
More Money  4  1 Slot  Pg earned increased by 10% for each party member. 
Night Shift  8  1 Slot  Non-roulette abilities have a chance of triggering more abilities. 
Rare Talent  10  1 Slot  Rare item drops increased by 10% for every party member. 

Red Mage Passive Abilities

Abilities  Job Level  Cost  Effects 
Magic Critical  7  1 Slot  Magical attacks do critical hits. 
Revenge  8  1 Slot  25% chance of BP increase by 1 when attacked. 

Berserker Passive Abilities

Abilities  Job Level  Cost  Effects 
Bloody-Minded  5  1 Slot  Your physical attacks can’t be evaded 
Free for All  6  1 Slot  Attacking abilities done while berserk has no cost. 
Unshakeable  9  1 Slot  Prevents sleep, paralysis, dread, berserk, confusion, charm, and freezing status effects. 

Beast Master Passive Abilities

Abilities  Job Level  Cost  Effects 
Raw Power  7  1 Slot  Brave command increases physical attack by 10% until the next turn. 
Spearhead  8  1 Slot  Act first in battle when a spear is equipped unless the enemy has the advantage. 
MP Saver  10  1 Slot  20% reduction in MP cost. 
Beast Whisperer  11  1 Slot  30% chance of capturing beaten monsters. 

Thief Passive Abilities

Abilities  Job Level  Cost  Effects 
Attack Item Amp  7  1 Slot  Damage by items is increased by 50%. 
Mug  8  1 Slot  Steal items when performing normal attacks. 
Magpie  10  1 Slot  25% chance of getting rare items when stealing. 
Rob Blind  12  1 Slot  Stealing gets you two items at once. 

Monk Passive Abilities

Abilities  Job Level  Cost  Effects 
Bare-Knuckle Brawler  3  1 Slot  Character and equipment’s physical attack increased by 80% and aim by 30% when both hands are free. 

Bard Passive Abilities

Abilities  Job Level  Cost  Effects 
Born Entertainer  5  1 Slot  Singing and Artistry effects increased based on character level divided by 15. 

And that’s all the details you need on the best passive abilities for each character in Bravely Default 2. If you need more help, check out Freelancer’s best passives, how to level up fast, how to fast travel, how to beat Horten.

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