The Best Octopath Traveler Characters, All 8 Ranked
To be blunt, Olberic’s story isn’t very riveting, and as a character, he’s a bit dull. He does go through a good development arc, and his dynamic with Erhardt was fascinating to watch, but there’s no doubt that he’s got the weakest story in Octopath Traveler. I wonder if Erhardt would’ve made a more interesting protagonist instead.
Even in battle, he’s not even that great when you’ve got another physical attacker who can outclass him in terms of damage. Olberic’s Talent allows him to boost when defending, which lets him become a tank for the party and absorb more damage. But when you reach the late-game phase where you’re putting Saving Grace on everyone to let them overheal, you don’t really need a tank. The only reason why you should have him in your party is if you need to beat up an NPC and you don’t have enough monsters with H’aanit to pull off a quick victory. Other than that, he can chill at the tavern. Sorry Olberic, but you’ve got no place in my party.