Change Classes in Octopath Traveler
The eight starting characters in Octopath Traveler all come with a fixed base class that can’t be changed. However, as you progress through the game, you’ll be able to unlock secondary classes to complement their base classes and make your characters even more versatile for your party compositions. Here’s what you need to know.
First off, the secondary classes can only be unlocked in chapter two, once you start venturing out into the other areas of the world map. Every class is associated with a god or goddess in Orsterra, and you can unlock them by visiting their respective shrines. The shrines themselves will show up on your radar as four white pillars standing in a row, and they’ll appear on your world map permanently once you enter and discover them. We’ve got a full list of all the shrine locations that you can check out here.
Simply head into the shrine and interact with the artifact to unlock the secondary class. After that, bring up your main menu and you’ll see that the Job category has finally been unlocked. Select that, choose a character currently in your party, and equip them with the secondary class you just unlocked. Do note that a secondary class can only be equipped by one character at any point in time, which means that you can’t have a whole party of Scholars or Apothecaries. In addition to that, equipping a secondary class will boost your character’s base stats, and also give them access to weapon types that they couldn’t use before. You’ll want to choose secondary classes that complement their base class best, then build your party from there. Anytime you want to change a class, just head back to the Job menu and make your adjustments.
Be sure to check out our wiki guide for more information on Octopath Traveler.