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FULL Bravely Default 2 Shieldmaster Job Guide

This Bravely Default 2 Shieldmaster job guide will give a rundown of the Bravely Default 2 Shieldmaster 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 Shieldmaster job guide.

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Bravely Default 2 Shieldmaster

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Rating – Bravely Default 2 Shieldmaster

Bravely Default 2 Shieldmaster Job Overview
In Bravely Default 2 Shieldmaster is the main specialized tanking class. It has more tanking tools and defensive power than the Vanguard at the expense of lower offense, and while it’s not quite as defensively powerful as the Bastion, the Bastion is lacking any kind of taunt or bodyguarding ability, so the Shieldmaster tends to be the de facto job for protecting your party from damage.

The Shieldmaster’s Protect Ally specialty seems guaranteed and limitless. Having a Shieldmaster in your party will definitely increase the survivability of your party and the nature of its protection skills pairs well with the Swordmaster’s Fluid Stance.

Chapter Unlocked: 2

Upgrade Location: Halls of Tribulation III

Specialties

Protect Ally
The user will step in to take damage in place of allies who are close to death, automatically adopting the Default stance in the process. Certain status ailments may render this ability ineffective.

Chivalrous Spirit
Performing Protect Ally, Bodyguard or Defender of the People restores a little MP, and grants the user an additional BP.

Abilities

Job LevelNameDescription
1BodyguardThe user will step in and take damage in place of a selected ally, automatically adopting the Default stance in the process.
2Dual Shields(Passive) Allows a shield to be equipped in each hand. Doing so increases aim by 100%.
3Blinding FlashAttempt to blind all targets.
4The Courage to Resist(Passive) Defaulting does not increase BP, but does nullify all status ailments except slow, stop and doom.
5Crushed IcePerform a physical attack that’s extremely effective on frozen targets.
6ReprisalFor five turns, 50% of any damage received by the user will also be inflicted on the attacker.
7Defender of the PeopleTake up to three attacks in place of allies before the user’s next turn, automatically adopting the Default stance in the process. Does not apply to attacks that target all allies.
8Heavy HitterPerform a physical attack on a target. The heavier the equipment in the user’s left hand, the greater the damage inflicted.
9BumblewhackerPerform a physical attack that’s extremely effective on confused targets.
10Fast Hands(Passive) Any speed reductions caused by equipment in either hand become speed bonuses instead.
11No Guts, No Glory(Passive) Physical and magical defense increase with BP, but will also decrease when BP drops below zero.
12The Gift of WisdomDonates 33% of the user’s max. MP to a target. If MP is below 33% of max. level, all available MP will be donated.
13Super Heavy HitterPerform two physical attacks on a target. The heavier the equipment in both the user’s hands, the greater the damage inflicted.
14Firmly GroundedBoost MP and magical attack for three turns by an amount based on the user’s encumbrance. Any negative effects of being overburdened are ignored.
15Harsh ReprisalFor three turns, 100% of any damage received by the user will also be inflicted on the attacker.

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