One of the best Learned Skills for Hikari
Limb from Limb is a fantastic skill in Octopath Traveler 2. When used, Hikari will strike an enemy with his sword four times.
This may seem like a small upgrade to the Warrior’s Aggressive Slash skill, but a few details set it apart. First, you don’t have to worry about Hikari striking random targets. Second, each hit of Limb from Limb deals increased damage compared to Aggressive Slash. Since Hikari will use swords no matter how you have him built, Limb from Limb is an easy recommendation for all players.
Of course, like all of Hikari’s Learned Skills, you must track down Limb from Limb yourself. Furthermore, Hikari needs to be strong enough to take down the NPC who teaches the skill. As it turns out, Limb from Limb is hiding in an area you won’t naturally find until the later stages of the game anyway. If you’re ready to grab Limb from Limb, here’s what you need to do.
Where to find Limb from Limb in Octopath Traveler 2
To get this skill, head to Stormhail in the Winterlands. Getting here requires traversing the Northern Montwise Pass, which can be found to the north of the Western Montwise Pass. The path to Stormhail culminates in a danger level of 37, so you should be about that leveled to get here.
Once you arrive, head to the large building in front of you on the right. This will bring you to the Sacred Guard Headquarters. One inside, immediately move left down the hallway. A room will be blocked off by a Sanctum Knight, who will be in position regardless of the time of day. You’ll need to knock out this Knight anyway you can, meaning you should use Hikari’s Challenge, Ochette’s Provoke, Throne’s Ambush, or Castti’s Soothe. That said, since you’re here for Hikari already, he should do the trick. If he can’t defeat this NPC, he’ll have trouble obtaining Limb from Limb itself.
Once you score that knockout, enter the room. Make sure you set the time to daytime, which will make another Sanctum Knight appear in this room. This is the one who carries Limb from Limb, meaning it’s time for Hikari to cross blades.
How to defeat the Sanctum Knight
This NPC has a challenge level of 7, matching that of the guard outside. He’s weak to Bows, Staves, and Wind damage, so you may need to modify your Hikari build if he can’t hit any weaknesses. Hunter Hikari is a natural physical attacker, and Armsmaster Hikari will of course do the trick if you’ve collected the Divine Weapons. Merchant Hikari can also use bows if you’re feeling adventurous.
Fortunately, this fight isn’t too crazy. With only four shield points, two unboosted Precise Shots will break the knight. If you aren’t venturing into this area underleveled, Hikari should be able to secure a victory here. Otherwise, consider looping back around once you’ve cleared other story objectives and upgraded your equipment.
Upon victory, Limb from Limb will be yours to keep. It does cost 35 MP, so be careful not to spam the skill too much!