How To Get Inventor Secondary Job In Octopath Traveler 2

How To Get Inventor Secondary Job In Octopath Traveler 2
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Harry Boulton

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27th Feb 2023 11:29

The Inventor Secondary Job in Octopath Traveler 2 is proving to be a rather excellent way to plough your way through the early parts of the game. While there is a whole manner of new powers added to Octopath Traveler 2, some do obviously stand out more than others as the ones you should be prioritising.

If you're wondering how to get the Inventor Secondary Job in Octopath Traveler 2 though, fear no more as we've got all of the information you'll need in this handy guide right here.

How To Get Inventor Secondary Job in Octopath Traveler 2

How To Get Inventor Secondary Job in Octopath Traveler 2
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The Octopath Traveler 2 Inventor Secondary Job can be found on the Eastern New Delsta Highroad, in a house with a windmill outside. Once you head inside you will be greeted by Arkar the Inventor, and he will give you the licence you need to apply the Inventor Secondary Job.

One of the reasons why the Inventor Secondary Job is so strong is how early it can be picked up. If you chose Throné as your starting character all you need to do is head just outside of New Delsta and it is right there waiting for you.

In terms of specifics, the Inventor's house is found if you head north slightly of the Eastern Highroad point, and then follow a path to the east and across a wooden bridge. The house is at a dead end, so it is hard to miss.

It is particularly easy to find if you started with a character on the western side of the map too, as the path down to Throné from the harbour will take you right past the Inventor's house, allowing easy access.

What Is the Inventor Secondary Job In Octopath Traveler 2?

What Is the Inventor Secondary Job in Octopath Traveler 2?
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The Inventor Secondary Job is one of four specialist jobs outside of the eight that each character comes pre-equipped with. It uses skills that you cannot find otherwise and requires you to find special materials to obtain new skills as opposed to using Job Points.

It gives a wide range of abilities based on Arkar's various inventions, with each needing to be 'charged' back up again after use. They are all incredibly strong - especially within the early game - but come at a cost if you want to use them multiple times per battle.

Furthermore, the Inventory Secondary Job can only be used on a single character in Octopath Traveler 2. This is contrasting to the standard jobs, which give you up to four different uses, so you will need to think hard as to who suits the Job the best.

Octopath Traveler 2 Inventor Job Skills

Octopath Traveler 2 Inventor Job Skills
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Here is a list of the skills that you will be able to use with the Inventory Secondary Job in Octopath Traveler 2, alongside what each one does:

  • Changeable Catapult:
    • Unleash an attack on all foes with a selected weapon.
  • Springy Boots:
    • Cause a single ally to act first for five turns from the next turn.
  • Critical Scope:
    • Turn all damage dealt to a single foe into critical damage for four turns.
  • Elemental Bomb Battle:
    • Deal the same type of damage as a single foe's exposed elemental weak points one time.
  • Tin Horn:
    • Fill latent power gauge of all allies.
  • Hastening Hammer:
    • Unleash a highly powerful physical attack on a single foe, and reduce the crafting time of an invention by one turn.
  • Arkar's Coil:
    • Restore 40% of a single ally's HP and SP, and grant them one BP. Incapacitated allies will also be revived.

Additionally, here are the support skills for the Inventory Secondary Job:

  • A Step Ahead:
    • The equipping character will act first at the start of a battle.
  • Upgraded Accessories:
    • Raises the attributes of the equipping character's accessories.
  • BP in Adversity:
    • Grants the equipping character two BP when near death.
  • Fruits of Labor:
    • Raises the physical defence and elemental defence of the equipping character by one for every job skill learned (+7).

As mentioned though, you will need to acquire a specific set of items in order to build each invention and unlock its corresponding Job Skill, so here are all of the Inventor Job Skill items that you will need for each:

  • Changeable Catapult:
    • Unlocked by default.
  • Springy Boots:
    • Unlocked by default.
  • Critical Scope:
    • 1x Unerring Earring
    • 1x Critical Earring
  • Elemental Bomb Battle:
    • 1x Fire Soulstone
    • 1x Ice Soulstone
    • 1x Thunder Soulstone
    • 1x Rainbow Glass Bottle.
  • Tin Horn:
    • 1x Empowering Lychee
    • 1x Tin Toy
    • 1x Mythical Horn
  • Hastening Hammer:
    • 1x Soldier's Bow
    • 1x Great Blade
    • 1x Guardian's Axe
  • Arkar's Coil:
    • 1x Scrap Metal
    • 1x Ancient Cog
    • 1x Natural Magnetite

That wraps up everything you need to know about the Octopath Traveler 2 Inventor Secondary Job, letting you know how to find it and all of the skills information. Make sure to check out this guide here to find out if Health and SP regen after battles in Octopath Traveler 2.

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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