Octopath Traveler 2: Who to start with

Who to start with in Octopath Traveler 2 might seem like a daunting question, especially if you played the first game, where some starting classes made life harder than necessary. Fortunately, Octopath Traveler 2’s classes and characters are more balanced, leaving you free to choose whichever role-playing character you’re interested in. That said, there are some whose stories start with a strong narrative drive or who have more utility in combat.

This guide explains which character to start with in Octopath Traveler 2 and which path to take after chapter one.