How to farm XP and level up fast in Octopath Traveler 2

How to farm XP and level up fast in Octopath Traveler 2
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Written by 

Dani Cross


3rd Mar 2023 12:31

Here's how to farm XP and level up fast in Octopath Traveler 2, the newest RPG from Square Enix. Just like the first Octopath Traveler, the sequel has some fast methods for players to level up quickly if they want to. However, it's not always easy to know how to do it. Here's the best way to farm XP in Octopath Traveler 2.

Octopath Traveler 2: How to farm XP

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The best way to farm XP in Octopath Traveler 2 is by finding Cait. This is a monster that occasionally appears in the wild, and if you can kill it you'll gain a truckload of XP. You'll get even more from tougher variants like the Chubby Cait.

They're very hard to find, and even harder to kill if you don't know how. Your attacks will often miss, and they tend to flee before you get a chance to defeat them.

You'll also want to use the Hunter skill More Rare Monsters as this will increase the chance of encountering a rare enemy. They can appear just about anywhere in the wild at a random time, so be prepared.

Killing a Cait will reward you with over 1000 XP, which can be boosted to around 2000 with the Thief skill Life in the Shadows.

Octopath Traveler 2: Cait strategies

Cait are weak to swords, daggers, axes and staffs. However, there's a good chance your regular attacks will not hit these weak points. To get around this, you can unleash a load of Soulstones or other powerful magical skills to deal damage to them.

It's important to have skills that give your characters more speed if you're on the hunt for Cait. Heighten Senses and Fleetfoot are good abilities to have, as you can potentially surprise the enemy and attack first. 

Additionally, you can also pick up Cait Powder which will increase your Cait encounters. It can be found in Tropu'hopu from a chest in a house. You'll know the house by finding a woman outside it who loves cats - though you may have to knock her out or put her to sleep to get in the house.

You can also get a lot of XP from Octopuff Travelers. These enemies have a similar item associated with them, Octopuff Pot, which can be acquired from a fisherman in Conning Creek. They appear more often on the water.

For more Octopath Traveler 2 guides, keep reading GGRecon.

Dani is a Guides Writer for GGRecon. She graduated from university with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, then worked as a freelance writer before joining the GGRecon team as a full-time writer in 2023. In her opinion, the best game of all time is Elden Ring – but her favourite is Halo: Reach, a game that created lifelong friendships and somehow started her down the path to a career in media. She’s also way too invested in Pokemon cards, and a big fan of guinea pigs, cats and other cute creatures.

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