FULL Bravely Default 2 Best Weapons & Equipment Guide

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This Bravely Default 2 Best Equipment Guide will tell you where to find all the Bravely Default 2 Best Weapons, Armor and Accessories.

If you’re playing Bravely Default 2, you’re obviously going to want to gear your squad up with the Bravely Default 2 best weapons and the overall best equipment in Bravely Default 2. This guide will help you do exactly that. I’ll tell you where to get all the Bravely Default 2 best equipment including the Bravely Default 2 best weapons.

You have a lot of options when it comes to endgame equipment, so in addition to telling you what all the endgame gear options are, I’ll tell you which ones are actually the best, because some are definitely better than others and some of the lower tier equipment is better in many situations due to stat bonuses or additional effects.

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Without further ado, here is the Bravely Default 2 Best Weapons & Equipment Guide.

Bravely Default 2 Best Weapons

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The Bravely Default 2 best weapons are, by far, the weapons dropped by the powered up asterisk bosses in the Halls of Tribulation areas you find scattered around the world map.

Why? Each of the Bravely Default 2 best weapons dropped by an asterisk boss in the Halls of Tribulation gives the character who equips it all the passive abilities that job learns as you level it up. Not the specialties, the actual abilities. So, for instance, Phantom’s unique dagger will automatically give the character that equips it Dual Wield, Critical Amp, etc.

The stats among each of the Bravely Default 2 best weapons in each weapon type are roughly a tie. All the best swords have around 130-140 attack, for example. So the real difference comes from which job the weapon grants abilities for.

Here is a list of all these special job-ability granting weapons:

Bravely Default 2 Best Swords

(Bravely Default 2 Best Weapons, Swords)

  • Sword of Light: Bravebearer Passive Abilities
    Weight +35 / Physical Attack +136 / Magical Attack +110
    Speed -5 / Aim +116 / Critical Chance +8 / Chance of Being Targeted +32
  • Darksoul Sword: Hellblade Passive Abilities
    Weight +34 / Physical Attack +132 / Magical Attack +130
    Magical Defense +16 / Speed -7 / Aim +112 / Critical Chance +6
    Chance of Being Targeted +37
  • Executioner’s Blade: Swordmaster Passive Abilities
    Weight +44 / Physical Attack +144 / Speed -12
    Aim +106 / Critical Chance +9 / Chance of Being Targeted +42
  • Red Moon: Red Mage Passive Abilities
    Weight +30 / Physical Attack +125 / Magical Attack +138
    Restorative Power +20 / Speed -2 / Aim +120
    Evasion +8 / Critical Chance +4 / Chance of Being Targeted +23
  • Bullhead Blade: Vanguard Passive Abilities
    Weight +38 / Physical Attack +139 / Speed -8
    Aim +108 / Critical Chance +7 / Chance of being Targeted +60

Bravely Default 2 Best Daggers

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  • Vengeance: Phantom Passive Abilities
    Weight +34 / Physical Attack +134 / Magical Attack +118
    Speed -5 / Aim +112 / Critical Chance +18
    Chance of Being Targeted +33
  • Givampalui: Thief Passive Abilities
    Weight +29 / MP +110 / Physical Attack +128
    Magical Attack +128 / Speed +3 / Aim +122
    Evasion +10 / Critical Chance +12 / Chance of Being Targeted +20

Bravely Default 2 Best Axes

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  • Hysteriax: Berserker Passive Abilities
    Weight +50 / Physical Attack +156 / Speed -14
    Aim +99 / Critical Chance +12 / Chance of Being Targeted +36
  • Portcullis Hammer: Shieldmaster Passive Abilities
    Weight +40 / Physical Attack +140 / Physical Defense +36
    Magical Attack +111 / Magical Defense +20 / Speed -5
    Aim +107 / Critical Chance +6 / Chance of Being Targeted +32
  • Foraging Shovel: Salve-Maker Passive Abilities
    Weight +37 / Physical Attack +137 / Physical Defense +14
    Magical Attack +124 / Magical Defense +14 / Restorative Power +14
    Speed -9 / Aim +112 / Critical Chance +5 / Chance of Being Targeted +28

Bravely Default 2 Best Spears

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  • Draconic Lance: Dragoon Passive Abilities
    Weight +35 / Physical Attack +146 / Magical Attack +116
    Speed -6 / Aim +120 / Evasion +8 / Critical Chance +7
    Chance of Being Targeted +30
  • Ringmaster’s Spear: Beastmaster Passive Abilities
    Weight +33 / Physical Attack +138 / Magical Attack +129
    Speed -5 / Aim +114 / Evasion +4 / Critical Chance +10
    Chance of Being Targeted +29
  • Spear of Judgement: Bastion Passive Abilities
    Weight +39 / Physical Attack +142 / Magical Attack +105
    Restorative Power +20 / Speed -10 / Aim +110
    Critical Chance +5 / Chance of Being Targeted +33

Bravely Default 2 Best Bows

(Bravely Default 2 Best Weapons, Bows)

  • Wildwood Bow: Ranger Passive Abilities
    Weight +62 / Physical Attack +202 / Speed -7
    Aim +124 / Critical Chance +15 / Chance of Being Targeted +29
  • Longshot Bow: Gambler Passive Abilities
    Weight +43 / HP +777 / MP +77
    Physical Attack +178 / Magical Attack +178 / Magical Defense +14
    Restorative Power +13 / Speed -9 / Aim +110
    Evasion +7 / Critical Chance +11 / Chance of Being Targeted +34
  • Farsight Bow: Oracle Passive Abilities
    Weight +52 / Physical Attack +168 / Magical Attack +195
    Magical Defense +26 / Speed -14 / Aim +116
    Critical Chance +7 / Chance of Being Targeted +33

Bravely Default 2 Best Staffs

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  • Crescent Cane: Arcanist Passive Abilities
    Weight +35 / HP +900 / Physical Attack +110
    Magical Attack +143 / Restorative Power -23 / Speed -10
    Aim +112 / Critical Chance +11 / Chance of Being Targeted +38
  • Sunshine Staff: Spiritmaster Passive Abilities
    Weight +30 / Physical Attack +120 / Magical Attack +130
    Magical Defense +23 / Restorative Power 28 / Speed -8
    Aim +107 / Critical Chance +5 / Chance of Being Targeted +36
  • Bloody Brush: Pictomancer Passive Abilities
    Weight +32 / Physical Attack +131 / Magical Attack +133
    Restorative Power -15 / Speed -7 / Aim +115
    Critical Chance +9 / Chance of Being Targeted +35
  • Fallen Angel’s Harp: Bard Passive Abilities
    Weight +29 / HP +1100 / Physical Attack +135
    Magical Attack +126 / Restorative Power +22 / Speed -5
    Aim +110 / Evasion +12 / Critical Chance +7
    Chance of Being Targeted +34
  • Leviathan: Black Mage Passive Abilities
    Weight +31 / Physical Attack +117 / Magical Attack +138
    Speed -9 / Aim +104 / Critical Chance +4
    Chance of Being Targeted +32
  • Maidenhair Staff: White Mage Passive Abilities
    Weight +33 / MP +120 / Physical Attack +123
    Magical Attack +128 / Magical Defense +16 / Restorative Power +40
    Speed – 6 / Aim +111 / Critical Chance +6
    Chance of Being Targeted +37

Choosing Among Bravely Default 2 Best Weapons

So, which of these endgame weapons are actually the Bravely Default 2 best weapons? The answer lies in which jobs give you the best abilities.

Keep in mind that equipping one of the Bravely Default 2 best weapons frees up ability slots, so while one job may have a single excellent ability, it’s better to equip a weapon from a job that gives you 4 medium abilities because it allows you to make the best use of all your ability slots.

In terms of granting abilities, these are the jobs that you get the most out of unlocking all their abilities for free:

  • Vengeance Dagger (Phantom) gives Dual Wield, Critical Amp and Frenetic Fighting, which are all fantastic for physical attackers and will save you 3 ability slots.
  • Sword of Light (Bravebearer) gives Sub-Job Specialty 2, which is just generally one of the best abilities around, especially when it comes to activating the Freelancer stat boost or the permanent Spiritmaster spirits. As a bonus you get Obliterate so you don’t have to swap out abilities if you decide you want to kill trash monsters.
  • Darksoul Sword (Hellblade) gives Surpassing Power, which saves a slot on any character that can regularly hit for over 9999 damage.
  • Crescent Cane (Arcanist) gives MP Regen and Magic Amp, which are both must-have skills for offensive mages. This is probably the best overall staff for mages.
  • Hysteriax (Berserker) gives Unshakeable Will, which is almost a free Ribbon, as well as Indiscriminate Rage, which is a great ability. As a bonus you also get Axe Lore, so this axe can be used by any job. Probably the best axe available overall.
  • Givampalui (Thief) gives the most overall free ability slots because Thief has the most passive abilities. Equipping this one item will let you mug rare items and get two copies, which normally requires at least three ability slots. You also get Dagger Lore, so this dagger can be equipped on any job.
  • Ringmaster’s Spear (Beastmaster) has great abilities, but they’re not usually abilities you want all at once. Brute Force is a must-have on physical attackers and MP Saver is great for mages, but usually you don’t put them both on the same character. Still, not a bad basket of abilities at all.
  • Fallen Angel’s Harp (Bard) Only Epic Group-Cast is really useful, but if you’re gearing a healer it’s one of very few absolutely must-have abilities and you can get from this staff for free.
  • Maidenhair Staff (White Mage) The Maidenhair Staff just very simply gets the most Restorative Power and, like I mentioned, healers don’t have that many must-have abilities. You can just equip Epic Group-Cast by itself.

Those are the best overall. In my opinion the best of the Bravely Default 2 best weapons would be the Vengeance Dagger, the Crescent Cane, the Sword of Light and the Darksoul Sword. However, it depends on your team’s setup. If you want a dual wielding Swordmaster, for instance, you’ll want to use both daggers to activate the second Swordmaster specialty, which gives Sub-Specialty 2 for free.

For detailed information on where each asterisk boss is located specifically, check the Bravely Default 2 Jobs Upgrading Guide.

Bravely Default 2 Best Equipment – Shields

The best shields in Bravely Default 2 are, like the Bravely Default 2 best weapons, dropped by optional Asterisk bosses. However, unlike the weapons, the Bravely Default 2 best shields are the best simply because of their stats and their on-use effects.

Here are the Bravely Default 2 best shields:

  • Shield of Clemency:
    Effect When Used: Double Default
    Weight +27 / HP +880 / MP +170
    Physical Defense + 104 / Magical Defense +106 / Restorative Power +25
    Speed -13 / Aim +12 / Evasion +14
    Critical Chance +5 / Chance of Being Targeted +46
  • Bullhead Shield:
    Effect When Used: Enrage
    Weight +24 / Physical Attack +13 / Physical Defense +87
    Magical Defense +78 / Speed -10 / Aim -10
    Evasion -11 / Critical Chance +3 / Chance of Being Targeted +88

The Shield of Clemency has much better defensive stats, but the Bullhead shield has better tanking utility between Enrage on-use and its higher chance of being targeted. If you don’t need the extra defense, I’d say go with the Bullhead Shield.

Shield of Clemency is a common drop from Lonsdale in the Halls of Tribulation I near Halcyonia. Bullhead Shield is a common drop from Dag in the Halls of Tribulation VI in Holograd.

Bravely Default 2 Best Equipment – Helmets

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The Bravely Default 2 best helmets are divided into 4 categories: magical, light, medium and heavy. Like the Bravely Default 2 best weapons, these are mostly found in the various Halls of Tribulation.

These are the overall best helmets in every category:

Bravely Default 2 Best Helmets – Magical

  • Hellhat
    Silence & Sleep Immunity
    Weight +18 / MP +160 / Physical Defense +52
    Magical Attack +10 / Magical Defense +59
    Chance of Being Targeted +45
    (Rare steal from powered up Emma & Domenic)

Bravely Default 2 Best Helmets – Light

  • Duelling Mask
    Blindness & Dread Immunity
    Weight +22 / Physical Attack +10 / Physical Defense +62
    Magical Defense +52 / Aim +10 / Critical Chance +6
    Chance of Being Targeted +39
    (Rare steal from powered up Marla)

Bravely Default 2 Best Helmets – Medium

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  • Gold Hairpin
    MP Consumption Reduced by 25%
    Weight +12 / MP +100 / Physical Defense +39
    Magical Attack +5 / Magical Defense +37 / Evasion +4
    Chance of Being Targeted +36
    (Found in various chests)
  • Ribbon
    Immunity to Various Status Ailments
    Weight +2 / Physical Defense +1 / Magical Defense +91
    Evasion +6 / Chance of Being Targeted +48
    (Rare steal from powered up Folie)
    (Purchased in Mag Mell)
    (Rare drop from Gwydion)

Bravely Default 2 Best Helmets – Heavy

  • Goswhit
    Dread Immunity
    Weight +26 / Physical Defense +76 / Magical Defense +57
    Speed -7 / Evasion -5 / Critical Chance +5
    Chance of Being Targeted +52
    (Rare steal from powered up Castor)

Bravely Default 2 Best Equipment – Armor

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Like the Bravely Default 2 best helmets, the Bravely Default 2 best armor is divided into 4 categories: magical, light, medium and heavy. Like the Bravely Default 2 best weapons, these are mostly found in the various Halls of Tribulation.

Here are the overall best pieces of armor in every category:

Bravely Default 2 Best Armor – Magical

  • Hellplate
    Fire and Light Resistance +1
    Weight +23 / Physical Defense +78 / Magical Attack +22
    Magical Defense +114 / Evasion +10 / Critical Chance +8
    Chance of Being Targeted +22
    (Rare steal from powered up Vigintio)
    (Found in a chest in Halls of Tribulation V)

Bravely Default 2 Best Armor – Light

Bravely Default 2 Best Armor – Medium

  • White Robe
    Wind and Light Resistance +1
    Weight +25 / Physical Defense +83 / Magical Attack +10
    Magical Defense +72 / Restorative Power +16
    Chance of Being Targeted +23
    (Rare steal from powered up Selene & Anihal)
  • Lordly Robes
    Dark Resistance +1
    Weight +32 / MP +100 / Physical Defense +101
    Magical Attack +15 / Magical Defense +85 / Aim +15
    Critical Chance +10 / Chance of Being Targeted +30
    (Rare steal from powered up Sloan & Helio)
    (Found in a chest in Halls of Tribulation I)

Bravely Default 2 Best Armor – Heavy

  • Maximillian
    Water and Wind Resistance +1
    Weight +37 / HP +1000 / Physical Defense +122
    Magical Defense +91 / Speed -11 / Evasion -9
    Chance of Being Targeted +36
    (Rare steal from powered up Lonsdale & Adam)
    (Found in a chest in Halls of Tribulation VI)

Bravely Default 2 Best Equipment – Accessories

The Bravely Default 2 best accessories are more subjective than other equipment and what’s best really depends on your party’s setup and the encounter you’re trying to gear for. Still, these are some accessories that are generally considered to be top tier:

  • Life Ring
    Weight +4 / HP +3300 / Magical Attack -6
    Magical Defense -5 / Restorative Power +15
  • Hyper Bracers
    Weight +5 / Physical Attack +30 / Aim +10
  • Thief Gloves
    Chance of Stealing Increased by 15%
    Weight +3 / Physical Defense +10 / Magical Defense +6
    Aim +8 / Evasion +8 / Critical Chance +9
  • Soul of Thamasa
    Weight +5 / Magical Attack +20
  • Magic Armlets
    Weight +5 / MP +120 / Restorative Power +20
  • Sensei’s Badge
    Weight +4 / Physical Attack +10 / Aim +8
    Critical Chance +20
  • Growth Egg
    Doubles EXP and JP Acquired
    Weight +10

I’m not going to list the specific locations of each accessory as they are numerous. Most of the ones that can’t be bought in shops are gotten from quests. I’ll mention the Thief’s Gloves specifically, though, because they can be bought in shops, but only in Rimedhal.


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