Throne is such a cool character in Octopath Traveler 2. She’s fantastic at dealing damage, but while also being able to sneakily debuff enemies, buff allies, and also maybe attack or debuff when things happen in battle. Not to mention she’s one of the best ways to quickly build up a large inventory of all sorts of items and make money, thanks to her ability to Steal from NPCs with her daytime Path Action. She’s useful and great!
How Do You Recruit Throne in Octopath Traveler 2
Throne is in New Delsta. If you d idn’t pick her as your starting character, then you’ll need to head there to meet her. It’s south of Flamechurch, where Temenos’ story starts.
How Does Throne Work in Octopath Traveler 2
First, always make sure it is nighttime when Throne is in your party and you’re just exploring the wilds. Her Blessing of Darkness talent is invaluable. It boosts everyone’s stats briefly, increasing their attack power and speed. It’s wonderful. She also has access to swords and daggers as her weapons, so you have two weakness options covered right away.
As you’d expect from a thief, Throne is a swift attacker in Octopath Traveler that also involves buffs and debuffs. But honestly, some of the best abilities come just from learning four or six of her skills so you can get Incidental Attack and Ensnare as Support Skills.
Here are her skills. Note that Aeber’s Reckoning can only be learned after you possess the other seven skills.
- Steal: 2SP for a chance to steal from an enemy.
- Darkest Night: 7SP to deal dark damage to an enemy.
- HP Thief: 6SP to attack twice with a knife and then get some HP based on damage dealt.
- Surprise Attack: 12SP to use a sword to attack a foe. If Throne is one of the first people to act that turn, she deals more damage.
- Armor Corrosive: 4SP to debuff an enemy’s defense.
- Swift Step: 4SP to buff Throne’s speed.
- Shackle Foe: 4SP to debuff an enemy’s attack.
- Aeber’s Reckoning: 30SP to deal knife damage to every enemy. Like Surprise Attack, acting sooner in the turn means more damage dealt.
So, make sure Throne gets HP Thief and Surprise Attack as soon as possible. Both help a lot! Then, I’d say Armor Corrosive and Shackle Foe.
Her Support Skills are incredible, though. You want to get Incidental Attack by learning four as soon as possible, as then there’s a 50% chance she’ll also attack and deal damage whenever she uses a support skill. Then, you want to get six skills quickly, because Ensnare means there’s a 50% chance she’ll inflict a debuff to an enemy after they deal physical damage to her. Fleetfoot, her “unlock five skills” Support Ability, is also pretty helpful, since it boosts her speed by 50 when equipped.
What’s also great about Throne is her limit break Latent Power Leave no Trace. It lets her act a second time after her first turn. It comes in very handy when facing large groups or bosses. (Or when you’re first starting and don’t have a full party.)
What About Throne Octopath Traveler 2 Path Actions?
Throne is incredible for adventuring. During the day, she can Steal. This is a percentage-based action that allows her to take items from NPCs’ inventory. It took be 30 hours before I actually spent money in shops in Octopath Traveler 2, because instead I had Throne stealing everything for me. It’s also fantastic for getting all those key items you’ll eventually need for side stories before you even realize those quests exist.
Ambush is also okay! However, there are other people who are better at knocking out NPCs to gain access to areas or complete side stories. Throne’s is based on her level. Meanwhile, Castti’s involves items and you could use Ochette’s Provoke to just beat up people with a wide array of animals. It’s not the best “this person needs to get out of my way and sleep” skill, but it’s fine.
Which Secondary Jobs are Good for Throne in Octopath Traveler 2
I’m only going to recommend one secondary job for Throne here, simply because I had such good luck with her using it that I strongly suggest everyone test it out.
Make Throne a hunter.
It is such a good fit for her. You have no idea. Since the thief has a lot of debuff and status ailment opportunities, this adds to that while also letting her use an axe or bow. Take Aim is fantastic, since it boosts the critical chance for her and all allies. Leghold Trap slows the foe down and makes them act last. Plus Cleaving Blow lets her deal axe damage while giving herself a temporary buff. It is such a blessing.
Octopath Traveler 2 is available for the Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC. A demo is available.