Which Octopath to Travel – Cyrus

If you haven’t gotten sucked into Octopath Traveler yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? With 8 characters to choose from, it can be overwhelming. After all, your main character is the only one you can’t switch out over the course of the journey. This week, let’s investigate the investigator:

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Cyrus’ story got surprisingly DARK. The obliviously handsome and charming scholar is ousted from his post over a rumor he’s having an affair with the princess. He’s fine with that though because he gets to go on a quest to find a missing ancient tome – From the Far Reaches of Hell. Which appears to be taking him TO the far reaches of Hell…

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Nothing gets past Cyrus’ powers of keen observation. His Scrutinize ability allows him to glean information from townspeople for discounts at the Inn or more weapons in the armory. He offers up his brilliant insights in every new situation.

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Cyrus’ sharp mind also proves useful in battle. At the start of every fight, he employs “Study Foe” to reveal some of the enemy’s weaknesses. It takes some of the trial and error out of heavier encounters.

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Choose Cyrus if you:
love a mystery
practice the dark arts
play Phoenix Wright
pity pretty people who don’t know how good-looking they are

Would you pick Cyrus?

 

 

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Which Octopath to Travel – Therion

If you haven’t gotten sucked into Octopath Traveler yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? With 8 characters to choose from, it can be overwhelming. After all, your main character is the only one you can’t switch out over the course of the journey. This week, I want to talk about the character I unexpectedly fell in love with:

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I did not meet Therion in the demos and I’m really glad I didn’t because he has been such a wonderful surprise. Much like my irl “type,” Therion is brooding, aloof and inconvenienced by everyone around him. He’s as charming as he is sarcastic and always down for a drink. After all what better place to get gossip and leads than the local tavern?

Therion takes great pride in his thieving skills and reputation. But pride comes before the fall and our anti-hero is tricked into a grand job that ends with a Fool’s Bangle secured around his wrist, signaling to all in his trade’s community that he failed. In order to get the cuff removed, Therion must seek out and return three stolen dragonstones to House Ravus.

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His thief skills are insanely useful, mostly because his HP and SP steal abilities come with TWO dagger strikes. And typically he recovers at least as much SP as he spends on the skill. In towns, I rarely need to buy healing aids because I can steal them at a success rate of 80% or better. This makes quick work of dismantling enemy shields if they’re weak to daggers.

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Choose Therion if:
you’re a Scorpio.
manipulation is kind of your thing.
hanging out in dive bars sounds appealing.
you hate everyone.
paying for things irritates you.

Will you choose Therion?

Which Octopath to Travel – H’aanit

If you haven’t gotten sucked into Octopath Traveler yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? With 8 characters to choose from, it can be overwhelming. After all, your main character is the only one you can’t switch out over the course of the journey. This week, your hunt for your perfect Octopath companion ends with:

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If this were Game of Thrones H’aanit would be a Wildling. This battleworn babe sports a tough exterior, but she’s got a sentimental side. She’s an apprentice who becomes worried when her master doesn’t return from a hunt, but his familiar does. H’aanit’s journey involves tracking her master and hopefully finding him alive.

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She’s one of the strongest characters and definitely has the most variety in her fighting style. While she mains both a bow and axe, she can also use magic and employ a bunch of amazing hunter skills. She can capture foes like Pokemon and use them in battle later. She can also summon her faithful snow leopard Linde without using SP. Linde employs one of two attacks – Sweep deals sword damage to all enemies and Pounce randomly strikes one foe with polearm damage.

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Her dialogue is painful though. It hurts to hear and it hurts to read on the screen. I can’t imagine maining her, but she has been present in my party since I started. She’s certainly a beast and her provoke skill helps gain access to houses blocked by NPCs… if you can defeat them.

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Journey with H’aanit if:
you’re one with nature.
Pokemon Go is docked on your iPhone.
Chaucer’s original texts in middle English are your jam.
You’re a cat person.

 

Which Octopath to Travel – Primrose

If you haven’t gotten sucked into Octopath Traveler yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? With 8 characters to choose from, it can be overwhelming. After all, your main character is the only one you can’t switch out over the course of the journey. This week, let’s explore the the character I chose to start my path:

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I fell in love with Primrose in the first game demo. She reminds me a little of Shantae: Half Genie Hero. You know I love a sexy, strong female lead. Primrose is a sassy stripper with a heart of coal. She’s on a mission to avenge her late father, who was murdered by three men bearing the mark of the crow.

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Despite her noble blood, she’s chosen to keep her identity a secret until she can hunt down the killers. So she dances for the criminal and the corrupt in the seedy desert city of Sunshade until the day her first lead walks into her bar.

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Surprisingly, Primrose is one of the strongest characters. She fights with a combination of daggers and dances. Her dances cast powerful Darkness spells on enemies OR empower her party with new strength. She doesn’t get rattled in battle. She’s always ready to start shit AND end it.

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You’ll love Primrose if:
Badass bitches are your thing
You have your own signature victory dance
Winning in important, but you appreciate a challenge
You’re into sexy pixels