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How Many Job Classes Are In Bravely Default 2?

Feb. 26, 2021 marks the release of Bravely Default 2, a new JRPG with a unique job class system. As players advance through the game, fighting for new and better jobs is key to gameplay. Each job offers its own set of strengths and weaknesses, and the further you get, the better the perks of your labor. So, since job classes are so important in Bravely Default 2, you're probably wondering: exactly how many are there?


According to RPG Site, there are at least 23 jobs in Bravely Default 2, including Freelancer, Vanguard, Black Mage, White Mage, Monk, Thief, Bard, Beastmaster, Berserker, Red Mage, Ranger, Shieldmaster, Pictomancer, Dragoon, Swordmaster, Spiritmaster, Oracle, Phantom, Judgement, and Arcanist. There are also a few optional jobs: Gambler and Salve-Maker. Some sources believe there may, in fact, be more jobs that haven't been unlocked.

There's a lot more to the Bravely Default 2 job class system than the titles, though some of those are intriguing in and of themselves (looking at you, Swordmaster and Berzerker). Getting the jobs is just half the battle. Players have to know how to use them and build upon them.


Making the most of Bravely Default 2's jobs

Even if you don't like a job at first, you can improve upon it by spending Job Points (JP), earned mainly through battles. Leveling up your class will eventually allow you to use different abilities, like the Freelancer's XP boost. Also, paying attention to both passive and active abilities is key, because you can use up to five passive abilities for a job even when it's not your main or sub. With so many variables and a large pool of jobs available, trial and error is the secret to success.


Even though the game is complex, you don't need prior experience to play. Haven't played the previous games in the series? No worries. Bravely Default 2 isn't actually a strict sequel, since it takes place in a new world full of new characters. You should be able to jump into Bravely Default 2 without a hitch and discover more about the wide array of job classes available in this new title.

No matter your job class, Bravely Default 2 promises about 60 hours of gameplay, so you've got your work cut out for you.