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What to Know About Agnea the Dancer in Octopath Traveler 2

What to Know About Agnea the Dancer in Octopath Traveler 2

Agnea is great dancer in Octopath Traveler 2 for two reasons. One is that her story is refreshing, compared to darker and heavier tales like Osvald’s and Throne’s. There’s still corruption and you’ll meet villains, but she’s a very positive and lighthearted figure. The other is that it’s very clear going in what kind of role she’ll play in a party. This can help a lot and make it easier when deciding who to bring along on adventures.

How Do You Recruit Agnea in Octopath Traveler 2

If you didn’t start with Agnea in Octopath Traveler 2, you’ll find her in her hometown of Cropdale.

How Does Agnea Work in Octopath Traveler 2

Agnea is around to make your party stronger and your enemies weaker. Can you have her attack? Sure. I mean, at that point, give her a mage-type secondary job like cleric or scholar. But you really want to take advantage of her ability to make others better or worse, especially since her All Together Now Latent Power “limit break” can make single target skills, with limitations, affect all allies or enemies instead of just one.

Here is the full list of dancer skills Agnea can learn in Octopath Traveler 2. Keep in mind All Together Now will spread ones that aren’t designed to only hit her or are divine skills like Sealticge’s Seduction.

  • Lion Dance: 4SP to increase an ally’s attack temporarily.
  • Ruinous Kick: 10SP to attack an enemy and lower their shield points by 1 regardless of weaknesses.
  • Peacock Strut: 4SP to increase an ally’s magic attack temporarily.
  • Sweeping Gale: 7SP to deal wind damage to an enemy.
  • Stimulate: 5SP to move up an ally’s next action in the turn order.
  • Dagger Dance: 9SP to deal dagger damage to every enemy.
  • Bewildering Grace: 25SP to inflict a status effect.
  • Sealticge’s Seduction: 30SP to basically give one ally the All Together Now ability for three turns.

Try to ensure you learn Peacock Strut, Stimulate, and Bewildering Grace as soon as possible!

As for support skills, all of the ones for a dancer help make buffs last longer or increase her Latent Power gauge. Which is good, because you want both things. So definitely get The Show Goes On by learning four job skills to extend the duration of effects and Invigorate and Inspire to fill the Latent Power gauge by learning seven.

Also, always make sure Agnea has an NPC with her! Her talent is Dance Session. This means the NPC she recruited will offer an additional buff with her dance skills. That NPC buff will be given to an ally wit skills like Peacock Strut or to Agnea herself with one like Dagger Dance.

What to Know About Agnea the Dancer in Octopath Traveler 2

What About Agnea Octopath Traveler 2 Path Actions?

Agnea has two. Both are pretty good, but I found one more useful than others. The Octopath Traveler 2 dancer can Allure or Entreat.

During the day, you have a percentage-based chance of getting an NPC to follow Agnea with Allure. This is the “good” one! Sometimes, telling Partitio to Hire someone can be expensive, you won’t have the food to make Ochette Befriend them, or Temenos could be at too low of a level to Guide. So a percentage-based one can get someone way too strong or expensive to join.

Now, Entreat isn’t a “bad” item acquisition skill! It’s a guaranteed way to get items for free from NPC inventories. However, it is a level-based one. So if you don’t focus on Agnea enough, she won’t be as useful as Throne or Partitio for taking things.

Which Secondary Jobs are Good for Agnea in Octopath Traveler 2

Agnea is basically here to help. This means ideally putting her in a position where she can do even more good. Since she already access to a dagger, I’d avoid the thief role. So instead, pair up Agnea and her dancer skills and abilities with the hunter, cleric, or scholar. (Though if you do have access to the secret arcanist job, that’s good for her too.)

The hunter works for Agnea very well. It gives her access to the axe and bow, just in case. It also means more buffs and debuffs. Take Aim and Leghold Trap especially are a big help, especially if she uses All Together Now to make them hit every enemy.

I’d almost suggest the cleric over the scholar, just because it goes with her whole “helping” nature. Her having access to a heal ability, as well as the ability to apply Prayer to the Flame or Sacred Shield to every ally instead of just one is fantastic.

But since she is good with magic, giving her a scholar role to let her occasionally deal damage isn’t a bad idea either.

Octopath Traveler 2 is available for the Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC. A demo is available.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.