Til death do us Partitio
Partitio is the Merchant of Octopath Traveler 2. This is one of the least traditional jobs in the game, as Partitio’s combat abilities often involve receiving bonus money or Job Points from enemies. That said, the Merchant has unique utility in donating Boost Points to other party members and exponentially bolstering their potential. This synergizes well with Partitio’s other abilities that increase his Boost Point acquisition rate.
Partitio can natively equip Spears and Bows, which makes him a solid shield breaker. To learn more about this unique character, check out the rest of his kit below.
Partitio’s Path Actions and Talents
The Purchase Path Action from Octopath Traveler returns here. This allows Partitio to purchase items from NPCs outright as long as you have the cash to afford them. Keep in mind that some items may only be obtainable via thievery.
At night, Partitio’s Path Action changes to Hire. This allows Partitio to recruit recruit NPCs to the party that he can call into battle a limited number of times. NPCs can virtually use any ability in the game, though you typically can’t select who summoned NPCs can target.
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If you’re wondering why you’d spend money to recruit an NPC, look at Partitio’s Talent Business Partners. Anyone hired by Partitio comes with additional perks ranging from discounts on purchases to bonus money from sales (pictured above). With proper planning, you will never pay full price for an item again. Strategize which NPCs you’ll hire to maximize your profits!
Merchant’s Job and Support Skills
Here are all the Job Skills Partitio can acquire via his base Merchant job. The last skill listed requires obtaining the other skills first.
Arrow of Fortune: Unleash a powerful bow attack on a single foe and receive JP. The more damage you deal, the more JP you receive.
Rest: Restore your own HP and SP, and cure status ailments.
Collect: Collect money from a single foe.
Ember: Deal fire-based damage to a single foe.
Donate BP: Grant 1 BP to a single ally.
Sidestep: Dodge 1 physical attack with a 100% success rate.
Hired Help: Pay money to summon hired help to the battlefield.
[Divine Skill] Bifelgan’s Bounty: Deal non-elemental damage to a single foe and receive money equivalent to the damage dealt.
Finally, here are the Support Skills for the Merchant job. These will unlock as you learn more Job Skills.
Grows on Trees: Receive additional money after battles. (Equipping multiple characters with this skill will have no added effect.)
Boost-Start: Grants the equipping character 1 BP at the start of battle.
Hang Tough: When the equipping character is not near death, otherwise lethal attacks will instead leave them with 1 HP.
Full Power: Completely fills the equipping character’s latent power gauge at the start of battle.
Partitio’s EX Skills
EX Skills are character-specific skills. One will be acquired by finding the Altar of the Trader, the other will unlock after completing Partitio’s story.
Share SP: Grant a single ally 25% of your remaining SP.
Negotiate Schedule: Pay a single foe to let you act during their turn.
If you’d like to read about Partitio’s Latent Power, check out our dedicated guide here!