Okay, I’ll admit that there’s a reason Castti the apothecary is the last Octopath Traveler 2 character I wrote about. It’s because she’s one of my second string team members. She’s not a bad ally by any means. It’s just there are a number of other characters I preferred to use for support or healing. But still, she can be very useful, and here’s what you need to know about her.
How Do You Recruit Castti in Octopath Traveler 2
If you didn’t start with Castti in Octopath Traveler 2, you’ll find her in Canalbrine.
How Does Castti Work in Octopath Traveler 2
Castti is essentially a healer and supporter. However, unlike Temenos the cleric, a lot of her non-Concoct job skills hit a single target instead of everyone. It has its uses, to be sure. She’s also the only person with regen and immunity effects, which can prove very useful in specific battles. But she’s essentially a different sort of healer.
Here is the full list of apothecary skills Castti can learn in Octopath Traveler 2.
- Healing Touch: 6SP to heal or revive one ally.
- Icicle: 7SP to deal ice magic damage to an enemy.
- Rehabilitate: 10SP to temporarily make an ally immune to status effects.
- Sweeping Cleave: 9SP to deal axe damage to every enemy.
- Poison Axe: 12SP to deal axe damage to one enemy and poison them temporarily.
- Replenish Health: 9SP to add a regen effect to one ally that heals some health after every turn temporarily.
- Weak to Poison: 4SP to temporarily make a foe susceptible to poison.
- Dohter’s Charity: 30SP to give an ally’s single-target items an AOE effect for three turns.
She also gets some really good Support Skills that are a big help for her. Vigorous Victor is pretty handy, as after learning four job skills you get this one that restores 30% of her HP and SP after each battle. It’s a good way to keep her SP up, since health might not be as much of a concern. I also liked Inspiriting Break a lot. That one you get after learning six skills It means you get SP every time you break an enemy. Preventative Measures is good for general exploring too. You don’t earn it until she learns seven skills, but it protects her from debuffs for the first three turns of every battle.
Also, her Latent Power limit break is quite handy in a pinch. Every Drop Counts lets her Concoct without items once. I liked to save it for stronger than usual enemy encounters or boss fights.
What About Castti Octopath Traveler 2 Path Actions?
Like a few Octopath Traveler 2 characters, sometimes it feels like Castti has one “optimal” path action and one that’s only helpful if you’re using her.
The optimal one is the nighttime Path Action Soothe. This is one of the means of knocking out an NPC. Hers relies on other items she might have on hand to knock them out. Which means if you’ve been stealing a lot with Throne, you probably own what you need to get things done. It’s very handy, given others’ actions like Throne’s Ambush is level-based and Ochette’s Provoke means beating an NPC in battle.
Her option that isn’t as great is her daytime ability, which is Inquire. That lets you get information about people, but only if Castti’s level is high enough. It’s better to go with Hikari’s Bribe or Osvald’s Scrutinize instead.
Which Secondary Jobs are Good for Castti in Octopath Traveler 2
Honestly, the only thing I noticed that worked incredibly well for Castti is the merchant job in Octopath Traveler 2, as it really complements the apothecary role well. She shouldn’t really be attacking, but if she does, it adds the bow and spear to her default axe. This pairing means she can really take advantage of additional support skills.
For example, she could use the 0SP Rest to spend a turn healing her health, SP, and status. You also can give allies BP with Donate BP for 6SP or get more cash via the 2SP Collect. Most importantly, if you decide you ever do want her to deal damage, you can use the 0SP Hired Help to pay for an NPC to come perform an action or learn the Bifelgan’s Bounty Divine skill to deal damage and get money from a foe.
Octopath Traveler 2 is available for the Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC. A demo is available.