Octopath Traveler: Which Character To Begin With?

Let’s get this out of the way in which proper firstly: There’s no single, appropriate reply to this query. Octopath Traveler permits gamers to pick whichever character they like firstly of the sport and the remainder could be added to the social gathering at a later level. That mentioned, there are some penalties that come together with deciding on the beginning character, so Octopath Traveler gamers ought to maintain all of this info in thoughts.

The first consequence is that the starter character will stay the primary protagonist for the remainder of the sport. All different character could be swapped out and in of the social gathering all through the journey, however the starter isn’t going wherever. Due to that, gamers ought to be sure you choose a personality that’s helpful and fits their play fashion firstly of the sport.

The opposite main consideration when deciding on a beginning character is considering which talents chances are you’ll not be capable to purchase for some time. For instance, solely the Thief character, Therion, can open locked chests. Meaning gamers who’re going to be irritated at abandoning chests till they add him to the social gathering might wish to think about beginning out with him.

Retaining in thoughts that the reply to this query will differ from participant to participant, listed below are our suggestions for the perfect characters to begin with in Octopath Traveler…

Greatest Starters For New Gamers


For gamers who is perhaps new to the JRPG style, the Warrior class is at all times a very good place to begin. He’s a robust attacker, has dependable protection, and is a reasonably forgiving character for gamers who’re adjusting to this fashion of fight. That mentioned, for extra skilled gamers, he may really feel somewhat bland.


Though it’s often sensible to steer new gamers away from a therapeutic class, Ophilia is definitely an easy to study Cleric. Her robust therapeutic and safety talents make her a helpful asset throughout the early portion of the sport, whereas the social gathering is a bit weak and nonetheless wants all the assistance it might get.

Tressa and Therion

The Service provider and Thief class are each sensible selections for gamers who wish to really feel wealthy or thrifty. Every of those characters have particular talents that make it simpler to come back by (or save) cash, which makes useful resource administration quite a bit much less anxious throughout the sport.

Greatest Starters For Gamers With Some Expertise


This Dancer class has the very helpful means of having the ability to recruit short-term allies, although she does convey some dangers alongside together with her advantages. The hazard is that she opens the participant as much as the opportunity of dropping repute on the town. Due to this danger, we suggest gamers new to the style add her to the social gathering a bit later.


This Hunter class character is a wonderful starter alternative because of the number of expertise she brings to the desk. She has a number of weapons, a companion she will be able to summon, and the power to seize weakened enemies. That could be somewhat an excessive amount of for brand new JPRG gamers to maintain monitor of at first, however should you’re as much as the duty, we extremely suggest getting H’aanit into the social gathering from the beginning.

Greatest Starters For JRPG Consultants

Alfyn and Cyrus

The Apothecary and Scholar class are each very fascinating, and a ton of enjoyable, to play; however do require a extra skilled hand behind the wheel. These characters will probably play a key a part of your technique in the direction of the later hours of the sport, however their sophisticated talents will probably be an excessive amount of for many gamers to unpack as they’re first coming into the world.

If none of this recommendation actually speaks to you, then go along with whoever appears coolest and has probably the most fascinating backstory! In any case, each character will likely be an choice finally.

No matter who gamers find yourself beginning with, the sport is bound to supply a number of alternatives to change across the social gathering and maintain issues fascinating throughout the marketing campaign. Hold an eye fixed out for extra suggestions and guides after now we have an opportunity to spend extra time with the title.

Octopath Traveler launches July 13, completely for the Nintendo Change.

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