Octopath Traveler 2 Characters: Skills, Latent Powers & Lore

Octopath Traveler 2 Characters: Skills, Latent Powers & Lore
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Written by 

Harry Boulton


23rd Feb 2023 17:00

Characters are at the heart of the Octopath Traveler 2 narrative, with each story being driven by its central protagonist. With eight stories in total, it can get quite confusing sometimes to keep up with who's who in Octopath Traveler 2, especially with all of their new abilities.

Thankfully we've got you covered though, as this Octopath Traveler 2 characters guide not only details every playable character in the game, but also gives some short information about their backstory and abilities to refresh your memory.

Octopath Traveler 2 Characters List

There are eight characters in total in Octopath Traveler 2, and you will have to journey through the vast lands of Solistia to recruit them all into your party. If you pay attention to the first letters of each character's name you might also notice a small nod that was also apparent within the first Octopath game.

Here's a list of all of the playable Octopath Traveler 2 characters:

  • Ochette
  • Castti Florenz
  • Throné Anguis
  • Osvald V. Vanstein
  • Partitio Yellowil
  • Agnea Bristani
  • Temenos Mistral
  • Hikari Ku

Furthermore, the characters are split between two sections of the map, and you will need to travel by ferry in order to reach the other four at the beginning of the game.

Agnea Bristani

Octopath Traveler 2 Characters Agnea
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  • Location: Leaflands
  • Day Path Action: Allure (recruit townspeople)
  • Night Path Action: Entreat (obtain items from townspeople)
  • Latent Power: All Together Now (extent single target actions to all targets)

Agnea is a Dancer following in the footsteps of her mother, with dreams of adventuring the world. She has mostly support skills which boost your party, but also wields a Dagger.

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Castti Florenz

Octopath Traveler 2 Characters Castti
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  • Location: Harborlands
  • Day Path Action: Inquire (obtain information from townspeople)
  • Night Path Action: Soothe (alleviate the pain of townspeople and send them to sleep)
  • Latent Power: Every Drop Counts (make concoctions without using materials)

Castti is an Apothecary, but she arrives in the mysterious town of the Harborlands unable to remember her past or identity. She wields an Axe and is proficient in healing or party boosting abilities.

Hikari Ku

Octopath Traveler 2 Characters Hikari
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  • Location: Hinoeuma
  • Day Path Action: Challenge (challenge townspeople to duels)
  • Night Path Action: Bribe (bribe townspeople for information)
  • Latent Power: Shadow's Hold (unlocks new skills which deal high damage)

Hikari is a Warrior and the prince of Ku - a nation and empire driven by war and violence - who seeks people and change in a new world. He is a physical-based character who wields both a Sword and a Spear.

Partitio Yellowil

Octopath Traveler 2 Characters Partitio
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  • Location: Wildlands
  • Day Path Action: Purchase (obtain items in exchange for Silver Leaves)
  • Night Path Action: Hire (hire townspeople to join your party)
  • Latent Power: Hoot and Holler (fully replenish a party member's BP meter)

Partitio is a cunning Merchant who seeks to challenge the evils of capitalism and rid the world of poverty. He can use both the Spear and the Bow, and has a number of abilities which can grant you extra JP and Silver Leaves.


Octopath Traveler 2 Characters Ochette
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  • Location: Toto'haha
  • Day Path Action: Provoke (challenge townspeople to a battle)
  • Night Path Action: Befriend (take a townsperson into your party)
  • Latent Power: Animal Instincts (access new high damage skills)

Ochette is a Hunter who is one with the animals, living on a rather remote island. She can use both the Axe and the Bow, and has the ability to capture monsters and turn them into various items.

Osvald V. Vanstein

Octopath Traveler 2 Characters Osvald
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  • Location: Winterlands
  • Day Path Action: Scrutinize (gain information from townspeople)
  • Night Path Action: Mug (beat townspeople in battle to gain items)
  • Latent Power: Concentrate Spells (gain powerful spells to use on a single opponent)

Osvald is a Scholar who has been given a life sentence for the supposed murder of your wife and daughter. His primary weapon is the Staff, and he can use an ability to discern an enemy's weak points.

Temenos Mistral

Octopath Traveler 2 Characters Temenos
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  • Location: Crestlands
  • Day Path Action: Guide (take a townsperson into the party)
  • Night Path Action: Coerce (gain information through battle)
  • Latent Power: Judgement (lower enemy shield points with any attack)

Temenos is a Cleric who embarks upon a mystery after encountering a tragic incident. He wields the Staff as a primary weapon, and is particularly strong against foes at night time.

Throné Anguis

Octopath Traveler 2 Characters Throné
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  • Location: Brightlands
  • Day Path Action: Steal (steal items from townspeople)
  • Night Path Action: Ambush (knock people unconscious)
  • Latent Power: Leave No Trace (act twice in a single turn)

Throné is a Thief and a member of the Blacksnakes thieves guild. She aims to rid herself of this life and its bloodshed though and journey through the lands of Solistia. She can use both a Sword and a Dagger, and gives her allies strength if the battle is occurring at night.

So, that should wrap up this Octopath Traveler 2 characters guide, giving you all you need to know to refresh or get familiar with all of the players in Solistia. Make sure to check out this Octopath Traveler 2 Duorduor guide if you're heading into Agnea's first chapter though, as the boss can be quite tricky.

Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.

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