Octopath Traveler - Hunter Skill Guide

Updated on September 24, 2018

Octopath Traveler is fairly simple by RPG standards. However, when you factor in the game's job system there's quite a lot of choice on offer when it comes to deciding on how to develop your characters.

In this series of guides, I'll be covering how each of the game's eight characters and their jobs functions. I'll be highlighting some of the best skills to take advantage of and how best to use complimentary jobs and skills to maximise each character's effectiveness.

In all RPGs such as these, going back to Final Fantasy V, there's a wealth of options to consider and I by no means intend these to be the definitive "best" builds of any of the characters. Instead, think of them as a point in the right direction in how best to use each of your party members. These sample builds assume you have unlocked all eight basic classes but don’t factor in the four additional jobs that can be acquired later in the game.

As always, if you think I've overlooked a particular strategy, don't hesitate to leave a comment.

H'aanit - Hunter

Path Action - Provoke: Use beasts to provoke people into battle. (Affects reputation)

Talent - Capture: Capture monsters and beasts in battle, and train them to fight by H’aanit’s side.

Stat Bonuses:

• Physical Attack +8%

• Accuracy +6%

• Critical +6%

• Speed +5%

• Evasion +5%

Weapons: Axes, Bows

Active Skills

Rain of Arrows (8 SP) - Attack random foes 5 to 8 times with a bow.

True Strike (10 SP) - Deal critical damage with a bow to a single foe.

Thunderbird (7 SP) - Deal heavy lightning damage to a single foe.

Leghold Trap (6 SP) - Cause a single foe to act at the end of the turn for 2 turns.

Mercy Strike (4 SP) - Attack a single foe with a bow. Otherwise lethal attacks will instead leave the target with 1 HP.

Arrowstorm (24 SP) - Attack all foes 5 to 8 times with a bow.

Take Aim (8 SP) - Increase all allies' critical rate and accuracy for 2 turns.

Draefendi's Rage (30 SP; Divine Skill) - Unleash a highly powerful bow attack on all foes.

Passive Skills

Heighten Senses - Gain an increased chance of attacking first in battle. (Equipping this skill with multiple characters will have no added effect.)

Eagle Eye - Increases the equipping character's critical rate by 50.

Second Serving - Gives the equipping character a 50% chance of attacking twice when performing a standard attack.

Patience - The equipping character will gain a 25% chance of acting again at the end of a turn.

Strategy

H'aanit is one of the two physically-oriented classes in the game, the other being Olberic's Warrior class. In comparison to the Warrior, the Hunter is dedicated to doing one thing and one thing well, beating things down, and fast. H'aanit comes equipped with both bows and axes, and can even use lightning magic with Thunderbird, giving her decent type coverage even without factoring in a secondary job.

Furthermore, her stat bonuses to physical attack, critical hit hate and speed lend themselves to a character that wants to focus on all-out aggression rather than defence or versatility. You'll want to grab the aforementioned Thunderbird first off when it comes to selecting skills. H'aanit is by no means a spell caster but this skill will enhance her type coverage. After that you can let your party composition dictate what to pick up next: Leghold Trap and Take Aim give her a modicum of buff/debuff support, whilst Rain of Arrow and True Strike will boost her already hefty damage output.

The biggest weakness that H'aanit has is also her greatest strength: she's really good at one thing and only one thing. The Hunter job lacks the versatility of the Warrior class meaning that if H'aanit isn't attacking something, she's probably not doing much good. This gives you two options when it comes to selecting a secondary job; either doubling down on her incredibly focused gameplan or selecting a secondary job that broadens out her skill set.

Sample Build - Sneaky Hunter

Secondary Job - Thief

Passive Skills

- Summon Strength

- Eagle Eye

- Inspiration/Insult to Injury

- Fleetfoot

This is a little less obvious than the Warrior/Hunter combo that the game practically delivers up to you on a plate. Whilst it might not look it at first glance, the Hunter and Thief have a surprising amount of cross-class synergy. Both jobs have critical hit bonuses and above average speed, and both have complimentary weapon types.

Together, this job gives H'aanit phenomenal type coverage with access to four weapon types: swords, daggers, bows and axes, along with fire and lightning magic thanks to Thunderbird and Wildfire.

Summon Strength and Eagle Eye are the two most important passives here, and simply make H'aanit better at what she does. Inspiration is worth considering as a way to recover lost SP, but is perhaps not as important considering she'll have access to Steal SP from the Thief job and so Insult to Injury is always an alternative. Fleetfoot is also interchangeable but does increase the potency of the Thief's Aeber's Reckoning divine skill.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, levelskip.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)