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Bravely Second: End Layer
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Vincent Lau
First Published: 14-04-2016 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-07-2020 / 13:24 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 14-08-2020 / 00:44 GMT

The Exorcist is a mind-bending job that supports allies by undoing things that have happened. It has great MP and Mind and generally well-rounded stats elsewhere, save for its poor Strength. As such, it can function as a competent healer, but not a good fighter despite its affinity for swords.

The Exorcist's main gimmick is that it can revert a character's HP, MP and BP to a previous turn's value, effectively healing them. Unlike healing spells though, the Exorcist's abilities only work on single targets and not the whole party, but there's no denying their incredible potential.

Specialty: Undo Trois

When using Undo HP, Undo MP or Undo BP, you can choose whether to revert to the HP/MP/BP value from two turns ago or three turns ago (in addition to one turn ago).

During hectic battles, a lot can happen in a few turns, so it's great to have more leeway. Extending the range of past turns also opens up many more strategical options.

Level 1: Undo HP

Type Cost
Command 20 MP
Revert a character's HP to its value from (the beginning of) one turn ago. This can also revive the character from KO.

You're probably all too familiar with this ability, having witnessed it during your battle with Geist. In your hands, you can use it to heal or revive allies or punish enemies that try to heal.

Level 2: Undo Action

Type Cost
Command 16 MP
Allow a chosen character to avoid one enemy move.

The game's description is slightly ambiguous; what this does is completely negate all effects of one enemy move. In a sense, it's a reverse Utsusemi that can also evade magical attacks, ailments and debuffss--which makes it invaluable. It works great with Prescience as well.

Level 3: Steady MP Recover

Type Cost
Support 1 slot
The user recovers 30 MP at the end of each turn.

For battles that take longer than 1 turn, this ability is ace. Besides Exorcist, other jobs that rely on MP, such as healers or spell-casters, will love it as well. Although if you're using magic, you're better off using MP Free in a Pinch as a ghost.

Level 4: Purgation

Type Cost
Command 8 MP
Removes Regen, Stop, Re-raise, as well as effects that nullify status ailments, increase or lower stats or increase or lower elemental resistance from a single target.

This is basically Dispel from Bravely Default, but it's no longer magic and thus cannot be cast on a party with Group-Cast All. Still, it's good for removing negative effects from your party members and it's one of the few ways to cure Stop. Also good for removing buffs from enemies.

Level 5: Undo MP

Type Cost
Command 1 BP
Revert a character's MP to its value from (the beginning of) one turn ago.

MP is more expensive compared to HP, so this ability has its uses. However, since it requires expending what equates to two turns, it's usually too unwieldly to use. Instead, put on Steady MP Recover for your Exorcist and MP Free in a Pinch for your ghost mages.

Level 6: Undo BP

Type Cost
Command 3 BP
Revert a character's BP to its value from (the beginning of) one turn ago.

This ability is expensive as heck and generally too much of a hassle to use, but it has a lot of strategic merit, especially when Undo Trois is available.

For instance, you could have an attacker save up 3 BP, then Brave the maximum amount of times over two turns, dropping them to -3 BP. Afterwards, your Exorcist can instantly return the attacker back to 3 BP for a fresh assault.

Level 7: Undo Trois

Type Cost
Support 1 slot
When using Undo HP, Undo MP or Undo BP, you can choose whether to revert to the HP/MP/BP value from two turns ago or three turns ago (in addition to one turn ago).

If you're planning to use the Exorcist's abilities in a different job, you should definitely equip this.

Level 8: Eradication

Type Cost
Command 32 MP
Have a 33% chance of instantly KOing all enemies (each). The chance of success is unaffected by death resistance or stats. Doesn't work on bosses or other special foes.

Not a reliable move by any means, but possibly your Exorcist's best way of defeating foes. Also useful for taking down foes who are far, far stronger than you. Can be combined with Lucky Day for an improved success rate.

Level 9: Ectoplasm

Type Cost
Support 1 slot
When user is KO'd, they become a ghost.

This allows your Exorcist to continue fighting on even after sustaining a KO. Just keep in mind that Exorcism doesn't count as magic, so your Exorcist will have to change roles when they're a ghost. Since ghost is the same as a KO, don't use this if you have three other ghosts.

Level 10: Glossolalia

Type Cost
Support 1 slot
Gives the user access to the Tongues command, which contains spells from sent moves sent by your friends (or guests).

This ability provides another way for your Exorcist to continue assisting while they're a ghost. Additionally, if you can somehow co-ordinate with your friends, you could potentially have all of the best spells all under one roof!

By the way, the spells available with be unmodified by your friends' Spellcraft, but you can use Spellcraft yourself if you have the ability.

Level 11: Auto Undo

Type Cost
Support 3 slots
At the end of each turn, the user's HP and MP return to the previous turn's value. Does not trigger when the user is KO'd or if it would cause HP or MP to be reduced.

The cost is enormous, but as they say, you get what you pay for--which in this case is the ability to become nigh invincible. Of course, you can still get KO'd by massive damage, so it's a good idea to give this to a sturdy character, such as a tank.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    3DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    14 April 2016
  • Last Updated
    22 July 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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Two years after the Heroes of Light calmed the Four Crystals, Luxendarc is at peace. Agnes Oblige is now Pope of the Crystal Orthodoxy, working with the Duchy of Eternia to maintain peace and prosperity in the land.

But there are those who do not wish for peace. The Glanz Empire and its leader Kaiser Oblivion kidnap Pope Agnes despite the efforts of her protector Yew Geneolgia and set out to conquer Eternia. Yew survived the attack and wakes up a week later, determined to rescue his beloved Pope Agnes and stop the advancing Empire once and for all. And so your journey begins…

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