I’m going to be real with you all here. In Octopath Traveler 2, Partitio is the character I add to the party when I’m in a town. I have him along if I do some shopping. (You know, for items that I can’t get more of via Throne’s five-finger discount.) I use him to hire people or buy the items Throne can’t steal. He’s a good character with some great supportive potential! But from what I’ve experienced, he’s most critical when it comes to unlocking things like the boat, tavern gramophone, and Mercantile Manuscript.
How Do You Recruit Partitio in Octopath Traveler 2
If you didn’t start with Partitio, then you’ll need to visit Oresrush to add this merchant to your Octopath Traveler 2 party. Oresrush is right near Cropdale, where Agnea starts, and Ryu, where Hikari’s story begins.
How Does Partitio Work in Octopath Traveler 2
The merchant job in Octopath Traveler 2 is essentially a support role, with anyone who holds the role using bows and polearms/spears as their sole weapons. The abilities Partitio learns from this primary role do things like help allies, such as by giving them BP, or increase his own survivability.
Here are the skills for this job. Note that Bifelgan’s Bounty can only be learned after Partitio learns all seven other skills.
- Arrow of Fortune: 12SP to deal damage with arrows and get extra JP depending on the damage dealt.
- Rest: 0SP to restore HP, SP, and cure ailments.
- Collect: 2SP to get leaves from an enemy.
- Ember: 7SP to deal single-target fire damage.
- Donate BP: 6SP to give an ally 1BP (boost point).
- Sidestep: 10SP to dodge a physical attack once.
- Hired Help: 0SP to pay leaves to make someone appear to attack/buff/etc for the character.
- Bifelgan’s Bounty: 30SP to deal damage to a foe and get the same amount dealt in leaves.
Partitio can also summon an NPC he’s hired to the field to attack.
A lot of these skills are very helpful! I’d recommend getting Sidestep as soon as you can, as it is great during boss fights. (Bosses usually telegraph their Big Attack, after all.) Donate SP ended up coming in way more handy that I expected, so grab that one ASAP too.
As for his Latent Power limit break, Hoot and Holler completely fills his BP. You can then use that to perform a stronger than usual attack. You could also use Donate BP to give them to an ally.
What About Partitio Octopath Traveler 2 Path Actions?
This is where Partitio comes in really handy. Purchase is a fantastic daytime Path Action to get items. Especially if you’ve been using Throne to steal whenever possible, meaning you have a good stockpile of leaves. You can easily get key items from people’s inventories or special equipment better than what’s in the nearby shop.
But also, Partitio is great when you’re doing regular shopping. This is because his Hire nighttime Path Action is fantastic for getting discounts. When he hires someone, you’ll of course see how strong the new buddy is and what kind of skill they’ll use once you summon them. However, their Merchant Talents is the real winning deal here. You can get things like drastic discounts or bonuses, usually based on a certain percentage, when Partitio hired a person and goes to shop. It’s fantastic.
Which Secondary Jobs are Good for Partitio in Octopath Traveler 2
There are three great ways you could take Partitio with an Octopath Traveler 2 secondary job. However, the ones I’m going to suggest result in three different sorts of builds.
One is to go ahead and make him a fighter. Especially since he can heal himself and has abilities that let him dodge attacks. I love the Inventor job for him for this reason. It gives him access to the sword and axe weapons. Plus, you get some fun additional attacks and buffs/debuffs.
Another is to have some fun and try making him something of a mage. Scholar Partitio ends up working well, since you add a staff to his list of weapons and give him a bunch of elemental attacks that can hit every enemy.
Finally, making Partitio a dancer in Octopath Traveler 2 is fun too! You give him a knife when you do that. You also get a lot of supportive skills and some additional attacks that make him great at assisting allies and annoying enemies.
Octopath Traveler 2 is available for the Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC. A demo is available.