For the May 2018 update of Octopath Traveler, we’re introduced to the final two protagonists of the game – Cyrus and Ophilia. Also, we’re introduced to the eight talents that each protagonist have along with their unique path action.
Cyrus is the Scholar. He is searching for a lost tome that may hold ancient mysteries. His path action is “Scrutinize” where he can extract useful information from the various people he encounters on his journey, pick up information to help during his travels, or uncover secrets and evidence to solve mysteries.
Lastly, a JRPG isn’t complete without a Cleric. Ophilia is the title’s Cleric. She is on a pilgrimage to restore light to the realm, and her unique path action is “Guide.” This path action will allow her to take people with her and lead them to where they are needed the most. An example is guiding a lost child back home.
All eight protagonists have their unique path actions and they also have their own unique Talent as well. Here are the talents that the eight protagonists possess:
- Olberic – Bolster Defense
- Can enter boost mode when defending
- Cyrus – Study Foe
- Able to gain insight to the find the enemy’s weaknesses at the start of the battle
- Tressa – Eye for Money
- Able to make the party wealthier by simply walking
- Ophilia – Summon
- Able to summon people she is guiding to the battle field
- Primrose – Summon
- Able to summon people she charmed to the battle field
- Alfyn – Concoct
- Can concoct potions to heal allies or to damage the enemies
- Therion – Pick Lock
- Can open treasure chests found on the journey
- H’aanit – Capture
- Can capture and obtain beasts and stick them on the enemies
Selecting Starting Protagonist
Choose Your Companions
In Octopath Traveler, the player will be able to select the protagonist they’ll want to start with. Thankfully, you’ll be able to meet the rest on the journey. There can only be four members in the active party, and you’ll be able to swap the party members out at any time by visiting the local tavern.
The player will also be able to follow the story of all eight protagonists in a single playthrough of Octopath Traveler.
Octopath Traveler will be available worldwide on the Nintendo Switch on July 13, 2018.