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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 (????) 13-08-2020 / 17:10 GMT

Interior

Yup, this looks like the final area. Head west first to pick up a Fraise off the floor--hopefully not a doomed wildlife photographer's snack. Next, follow the main path south from the entrance. When the path splits in many direction near the south, go west first to find a chest containing 3500 pg .

Afterwards, proceed east, ignoring the first path going south. Rather, go up the next path to the north to note down a blue locked chest that you'll need to return to later. From your current location, head south into the side path to find some Catnip waiting at the end.

Finally, go back to the main path and keep going east, then travel all the way north after the corner. As always, the Adventurer has set up camp near the exit, ready for your boss preparation needs. Once you're all prepared, continue north for your fateful appointment.

Northern Hidden Village

As soon as you step inside, Yew and company fill in Pellar with the details. However, like all the people you've had to help thus far, Pellar is indecisive and leaves the final decision to you. Naturally, whoever you don't choose isn't going to take the news well.

Performer : A supportive job that excels in boosting the party's stats. In addition, their Power Up support ability slowly improves their offensive and defensive stats as the battle goes on. Makes a great secondary job for your healer.

Pirate : A physical-based job that wields axes with amazing power. Besides attacks that dish out massive damage, they also have attacks that drop the enemy's stats. A great job to have during difficult boss battles, especially those who try to boost their stats.

Important : We're only going to mention this one more time after this, but you can pick the job you skipped over in a New Game Plus. The good news is that you're actually not too far away from that point; the bad news is that the bosses become tougher from here. If you can't pick like Pellar, go with Performer.

Boss: Praline ala Mode

Boss Level HP Weakness
Praline 44 40000 Nothing
Praline Admirer 44 3300 Lightning
Praline Enthusiast 44 3300 Lightning
Praline Devotee 44 3300 Lightning
Praline's cute looks are just for show--she's an absolute menace on the battlefield. For starters, she likes using Love Power to boost her party's physical attack and this effect is doubled by Dancing Machine. She can also use One More for You to boost an ally's BP by 1.

Her fanboys aren't half bad either. The Admirer uses Edge of Madness to attack one and cause confusion. Meanwhile, the Enthusiast uses Shell Split to attack one and drop their physical defence. Finally, the Devotee uses Mow Down to hurt the party.

Their strong moves in conjunction with Love Power will leave a dent on your party fast, so aim to get rid of them ASAP. The safest route is to give your characters Peace Rings (or the Ninja's Confuse Immunity) and increase your party's defence with Physical Ward Mist.

After that, focus on the Enthusiast to stop him decreasing your physical defence and work your way from there. Keep in mind that all three are weak to lightning; a Pantheon's Wrath combined with Attack Item Amp will chop off most of their HP.

If you defeat all of her fanboys, Praline will eventually use Adoring Fans to call for more. So consider leaving the Admirer alive to prevent this. Of the trio, the Admirer is the least dangerous once you're immune to confusion.

Once your defence is sorted, it's time to plan your counterattack. Praline's defences are balanced so physical or magical attacks will work equally well. Later, you may want to swap to Physical/Mystic Boon to improve your party's offence and shrug off the residual damage with your healer.

Boss: Hayreddin Barbarossa

Boss Level HP Weakness
Barbarossa 44 45000 Lightning
Death Pirate x2 40 4500 Fire, Light, Undead
Barbarossa likes to use Shin Smash to lower a character's speed. He can also Brave to use Shell Split to drop a character's physical defence, followed by Double Damage for heavy damage to one. The two Death Pirates frequently use Double Damage to add salt in your wounds.

Your best bet is to play it safely at the beginning. Default on the first turn, then put up Physical Ward Blast on the next turn and Physical Ward Mist on the next available turns. Once your party is safely protected, quickly exorcise the Death Pirates to stop their damage racking up.

Physical attacks work well against their rotten flesh or you can have your Bishop cast Benediction on both for a clean OHKO. Do note that Barbarossa will call more Death Pirates after a while, so make sure your Bishop is ready for another double dosage of Benediction.

After you've singled out Barbarossa, continue to keep an eye on your party's defence and HP. As soon as Barbarossa goes immobile after Braving or when your party's HP is high, it's time for your own onslaught. The Pirate is weak to Lightning, so try to implement that in your strategy.

Finally, when Barbarossa reaches critical HP (below a quarter, give or take), he will Brave twice, unleashing a standard attack and two lots of Double Damage. So long as you've been managing your party's health properly, this is the perfect time to sink him once and for a while.

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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…

Our guide is filled with a plethora of information to help you on your journey through Luxendarc including:

  • Complete start-to-finish walkthrough of the main quest.
  • Full coverage of the Barter Sub-Scenario System and how to obtain new asterisks.
  • Every other side quest explained in full.
  • A full examination of the job system and use of the new additions to the Bravely battle system..
  • Post-game dungeons, Ba'al strategies, bosses and other content.
  • Details on the village-building mini-game centred around the reconstruction of Magnolia’s home and much more!

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