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How to Unlock Secondary Jobs in Octopath Traveler

Confused about how to gain access to secondary or sub jobs in Octopath Traveler? Here's how the system works.


Octopath Traveler, the latest RPG from Square Enix, is fashioned in the classic JRPG form where players can spend hours decking out their party's equipment, skills, and individual jobs. As such, Octopath Traveler includes eight core jobs and four advanced jobs that players can equip to their heroes to access to new abilities and specific attribute bonuses. How to get to those jobs is its own process, however, one that includes tracking down various shrines scattered about the continent of Orsterra.

Unlocking Jobs in Octopath Travel by Finding Shrines

Each of the secondary jobs in Octopath Traveler is unlocked by finding its related shrine, and twelve total shrines are spread all over the in-game map. While the core eight jobs can be unlocked simply by locating the shrine, the advanced four jobs will require players to conquer tough late-game boss battles. Here's a handy map showing the location of each of the twelve different shrines in Octopath Traveler.

Complete map of all shrine locations in Octopath Traveler. Click to expand.

Keep reading below to see which shrines in Octopath Traveler correspond to which jobs, and follow the links to find videos detailing where to find each shrine or more information about the related job's various skills and attribute bonuses.

Shrine: Job Unlocked:
Shrine of the Healer Apothecary
Shrine of the Flamebearer Cleric
Shrine of the Lady of Grace Dancer
Shrine of the Huntress Hunter
Shrine of the Trader Merchant
Shrine of the Prince of Thieves Thief
Shrine of the Sage Scholar
Shrine of the Thunderblade Warrior
Advanced Job Shrines:
Shrine of the Runeblade Runelord
Shrine of the Archmagus Sorceror
Shrine of the Starseer Starseer
Shrine of the Warbringer Warmaster

By tracking down each of the shrines in Octopath Traveler, players should have no trouble learning all of their favorite skills and creating the most powerful party possible. With that said, this is only a small taste of our overall Octopath Traveler coverage — to find more, including details concerning job classes, attribute bonuses, boss weaknesses, trivia, and more, be sure to head over to our ever-expanding Octopath Traveler strategy and guide hub.

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