For OCTOPATH TRAVELER II players, this is a guide to show you where to farm multiple Battle Tested Weapons early on. Among other things.
You can find 1 of each Battle Tested Item by just progressing the game and looting them off of NPC’s, however this guide provides a way to farm multiple copies of those weapons… and will be your preferred method of getting them early as well.
You need to farm NPC’s in certain towns and hope the item drops off of them after the fight.
There’s a 2% chance it’s going to drop and the only way to continually fight these NPC’s is with Characters like Hikari or Ochette so make sure to over level them to make the grind easier on yourself.
Ochette is probably going to be your go to if you started on the Eastern Continent but be warned she can only summon monsters during her NPC fights which makes farming with her much more difficult than Hikari. You’ll have near instant access to 5 of the 7 Battle Tested fights just by exploring the Eastern Continent.
The Battle Tested Staff is only a jump across the river in Canalbrine as well so ideally you’ll want to start as Osvald and start scouring the Eastern Continent for other characters ASAP.
The only missing weapon so far is the Spear, it’s NPC’s location is currently unknown but it’s speculation is a Judge NPC in front of the court house in Timberian.
Farm / Buy Bottled Nightmares. You can get them in New Delsta Flats off of black market sellers for 3000 leaves each. Just stand in front of the tables and keep cycling Day / Night time until the proper NPC’s show up, it’s a Nun on the right hand table that sells them.
Save before fighting the special NPC’s so you don’t waste resources.
Spam Bottled Nightmares in battle against these NPC’s to blind / poison / confuse and put them to sleep.
Battle Tested Weapons NPC Locations
NPC: Guard (Day Time – Standing at top of staircase upon entering village)
Weapon: Battle Tested Shield
NPC: Young Man (Day Time – On wooden docks middle of village)
Weapon Drop: Battle Tested Blade
NPC: Elderly Man (Day Time) (Top of Pub – Need to Ambush / Knockout NPC during Night then switch to Day)
Weapon Drop: Battle Tested Dagger
Village: New Delsta
NPC: Tutor (Day Time – Standing near Inn on the main road upon entering village)
Weapon: Battle Tested Bow
NPC: Cleric (Day Time – Inside Church at alter)
Weapon: Battle Tested Staff
Village: Cape Cold
NPC: Villager (Day Time – on far right side of village standing outside last house)
Weapon: Battle Tested Axe
*Current location of Battle Tested Spear NPC is unknown. Speculation is a Judge in front of the court house in Timberain. (Needs confirmation)
Weapon: Battle Tested Spear
Village: Conning Creek
Location: Sail south west of Conning Creek and search treasure in water.
Weapon: Double Tomahawk
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