FULL Bravely Default 2 Vanguard Job Guide

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This Bravely Default 2 Vanguard job guide will give a rundown of the Bravely Default 2 Vanguard job as well as a complete list of abilities and specialties.

If you’re playing Bravely Default 2, you’re going to want to know as much as you can about the jobs you’ve acquired, the jobs you have coming up to acquire, and the locked abilities that are available late game from job level 12-15. This series of Bravely Default 2 Jobs Guides will teach you everything you need to know about all of the jobs that are available in Bravely Default 2. You can find the information on a single page or visit pages dedicated to specific jobs individually.

This is the Bravely Default 2 Vanguard job guide.

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Bravely Default 2 Vanguard

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Rating – Bravely Default 2 Vanguard

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Bravely Default 2 Vanguard Job Overview
In Bravely Default 2 Vanguard is your first tanking class and it’s the most offense-oriented tanking class available. It gains access to several decent physical and earth-elemental attacks, as well as a taunt and a handful of debuff skills that reduce enemies’ offensive power. It can get extremely high attack power once it’s mastered thanks to its Attention Seeker specialty.

Ultimately, Vanguard tends to be outclassed as a tank by Shieldmaster later in the game, and its signature ability, Enrage, is available on-demand by using a late game shield, making it difficult to find a place for in an endgame party. However, for the early and mid game, it’s quite effective, and even in the late game it has some utility due to its high attack power.

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Specialties

Shield-Bearer
Equipping a shield does not negatively affect speed, aim or evasion.

Attention Seeker
Physical attack power and critical chance are boosted based on the user’s chance of being targeted.

Abilities

Job LevelNameDescription
1Cross CutPerform two physical attacks on a target in quick succession.
2Shield BashUse equipped shield to perform an earth-imbued physical attack on a target and slightly delay their next turn.
3DefangPerform a physical attack on a target and decrease their physical attack by 7% for five turns. Stats cannot be reduced below 65% of their base value.
4Skull BashPerform a weak physical attack on a target and decrease their magical attack by 7% for five turns. Stats cannot be decreased below 65% of their base value.
5Pain into Gain(Passive) Taking damage in battle while not Defaulting has a roughly 30% chance of increasing physical attack power by 1-3%.
6AggravateIncrease the user’s likelihood of being targeted by 25% for three turns. Stats cannot be increased beyond 200% of their base value.
7Sword of StonePerform a powerful earth-imbued physical attack on a target.
8Shield StunUse equipped shield to perform a quick physical attack on a target and significantly delay their next turn.
9Defensive Offense(Passive) Performing an attack with a weapon equipped will cause all damage to the user to be reduced to 70% until their next turn.
10EnrageGuarantee that an enemy’s next two actions will be aimed at the user.
11The Gift of CourageGive one of the user’s own BP to a target.
12Neo Cross SlashPerform two powerful physical attacks on a target in quick succession.
13InfuriateIncrease the user’s likelihood of being targeted by 50% for three turns. Stats cannot be increased beyond 200% of their base value.
14Quake BladePerform an extremely powerful earth-imbued physical attack on a target.
15UltimatumPerform an extremely powerful physical attack on all targets, after which the user is less likely to be targeted until their next turn comes around.

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