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How to Find and Get the Brooch of Joy in Octopath Traveler 2

The joys of petty theft.
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In just about any RPG, the process of grinding up experience, as well as any supplemental point systems, can be absolutely mind-numbing. This is why experience-boosting items are an absolute must-have, even if you have to commit the occasional petty crime in order to get your hands on them. It’s totally worth it, trust me. Here’s how to find and get the Brooch of Joy in Octopath Traveler 2.

How to Find and Get the Brooch of Joy in Octopath Traveler 2

The Brooch of Joy is an equippable accessory in Octopath Traveler 2. Whenever you equip it on a member of your party, that party member will receive more experience and Job Points whenever you clear a combat encounter. Not only is this incredibly helpful for the obvious reason, but these effects also stack with the EXP and JP Augmentor accessories, as well as the Support Skills Extra Experience and Hard Worker. It’s a vital linchpin in the optimized grinding process, to say the least.

Related: All the Differences Between Octopath Traveler 1 and 2

So how do you get your hands on this lovely accessory? Well, before you can try, you’ll first need to make some decent headwind into the game’s campaign. Specifically, you need to have completely finished Castti’s storyline. The one who holds the Brooch of Joy, Melia, is a plot-relevant character in Castti’s story, and won’t appear until her story has concluded.

Stealing the Brooch

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After Castti’s story is finished, you’ll need to return to Winterbloom to find Melia. Depending on the time of day and your interactions with her sidequests, she’ll either be in her house, which you’ve visited before by this point, or inside the nearby greenhouse. Either way, walk up to her and activate your Path Actions. She’s got the Brooch of Joy in her personal inventory, and the only way to take it from her is to use Throne’s Steal action. Don’t bother checking with Partitio, as she won’t sell it.

Don’t worry, taking Melia’s stuff won’t adversely affect the game’s story or your interactions with her for sidequests. Her role in the major plot is already finished, after all, so she might as well fork over her valuable accessories for the greater good or whatever. Grinding is more important, I say!

If you’re in need of navigational assistance in Octopath Traveler 2, check out our guides on getting to Beasting Village and getting to the Nameless Village. Visit our Facebook page as well for the latest news and guides.

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