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"What did your church do for your father before his death? Nothing but pray. They could offer you only empty words. We can offer you something more." —Mattias, to Lianna

Mattias, also known as The Savior, is a character in Octopath Traveler. He is a trader with the Leoniel Consortium, but is also secretly the leader of a cult that worships Galdera, the Fallen and plots to weaken the Sacred Flame and gain more power from the dark god. He is the main antagonist and final boss of Ophilia’s story.



Mattias has medium-length sandy colored hair and wears a blue coat with fur trim with a light brown shirt underneath. He also wears black pants and boots.


As a merchant of the Leoniel Consortium, Mattias puts on a modest and kind personality. He is nevertheless eager to call others’ faith into question, telling Ophilia that he has seen much disease, poverty, war and natural disasters in his travels over the years which makes him wonder if the gods truly care about mortal suffering, and why the Sacred Flame seems to bestow good fortune on some and turn its back on others.

In reality, Mattias has already decided in his mind that the gods couldn’t care less about mortal suffering and possesses an incredibly twisted sense of self-righteousness, thinking himself the “one true Savior” destined to resurrect Galdera so that he might gain his power. Driven by his hatred of the Sacred Flame, he has wholly dedicated his life to that goal. He is skilled at finding a way into people’s hearts by appealing to their desires in order to bend them to his will, and will not hesitate to use lies, manipulation, and even murder to accomplish this. He does not believe in true love or friendship, instead believing such bonds to be superficial connections whose ruin is inevitable.

However, it is eventually revealed by a journal in the Gate of Finis that contains his thoughts after death, that for all Mattias’ self-deluded ideas of his own righteousness in the present, he was once a devout believer in the Sacred Flame and a genuinely good man, but became embittered by tragic circumstances beyond his control despite his prayers for the gods to save his loved ones, beginning his fall into evil.


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The following section contains potential story spoilers!

115 years prior to the events of Octopath Traveler, Mattias, once called “Matthew”, was a priest of the Sacred Flame in the Frostlands. The village was struck by lightning, starting a wildfire. Despite his fervent prayers to the Flame, countless lives were lost. This caused Matthew to question his faith and eventually reach a “revelation” that the gods couldn’t care less about humans or their suffering.

That same year, Matthew gained 100 years free of aging from Lyblac and co-established the Obsidians with Simeon, of which the latter became its leader. Mattias then established a separate cult that worships Galdera with himself as the leader, seeking to weaken the Sacred Flame and allow more of the dark god’s power to exit the Gate of Finis, which would in turn grant himself more power.

Over time, he slowly cut his ties with the church and began using Galdera’s power to bring about miracles. He established a cult following as the Savior of Wispermill in order to gain access to the altar in the Ebony Grotto. He worked his way back into the church under a new identity, as the trader Mattias.

In the final step of his plan, Mattias murders Archbishop Josef with slow-acting poison provided by the Obsidians. Upon the Archbishop’s death, he plots to take advantage of the next Flamebearer, Lianna, using the despair of her father’s passing to manipulate her into acting as his vestal by falsely promising her that he can bring her deceased father back from the dead, in order to bring Galdera’s flame to Orsterra. He convinces her to drug her adoptive sister and acting Flamebearer, Ophilia, in order to steal Aelfric’s Lanthorn.

While conducting the ceremony at the Ebony Grotto, Mattias instructs Lianna to pray to the Flame with her greatest desire. His followers begin to collapse, their purpose being sacrifices to the dark flame. He is soon confronted by Ophilia, who was discreetly freed by Lianna. Ophilia manages to bring Lianna back to her senses and stop the dark ritual by reminding her of a childhood memory when the two of them found a dead bird on the ground, and their father told them that the legacies of those who have died continue in the ones who remember them. Ophilia then battles Mattias for taking advantage of her sister’s grief for his own purposes and defeats him. As Mattias lays dying, he curses Ophilia for loving her sister too much, and wished she never took her place as the Flamebearer so his plans would succeed. Following his death, his consciousness is trapped in a dark limbo with no light for all eternity.

A journal containing Mattias’ thoughts after death can be found at the Gate of Finis. The journal details the sad events 115 years prior to the events of Octopath Traveler that culminated in his fall from a genuinely good man to a self-righteous power-seeker. Even after being defeated by Ophilia and her love for her sister and deceased adoptive father, Mattias still cannot understand how she was able to stop him as he truly believed he was the destined Savior of humanity, and despairs about being trapped in the void.

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Mattias begins with 4 shields, but upon being broken, may increase them by two, for a maximum of 8 shields.

Mattias will summon help during battle, calling two Senior Cultists, two Black Matter, and two Augmented Remnants, in that order. His weaknesses will be locked while these enemies are alive. After Augmented Remnants are defeated, Mattias will no longer be able to summon help.

  • Mattias assumes a different fighting stance...: Used when Mattias recovers from the first two breaks. Each recovery increases Mattias's shields by 2, up to a maximum of 8.
  • Mattias summoned help!: Only after recovering from a break. Summons minions in the following order. Seals all of Mattias's weaknesses. Each group of minions may only be summoned only once during the battle:
    • "O, Savior! We gladly give our lives for you!": Summons 2 Senior Cultist. Followed by Infernal Flame next action.
    • Mattias is being protected by the darkness...: Summons 2 Black Matter.
    • Mattias is being protected by unholy forces...: Summons 2 Augmented Remnant. Followed by Infernal Flame next action.
    • But nobody came...: Used as Mattia's second action the turn after all three minion groups have been defeated. Mattias fails to summon any more minions once all three minion groups have been summoned. No additional minions can be summoned for the rest of the battle.
    • Infernal Flame // You are unable to use magical skills!: Aura. Allies are unable to use elemental skills that target multiple allies or foes. Aura is removed on break.
      • The curse of the dark flame has been lifted!: Used when Mattias is broken while the effects of Infernal Flame are active. Removes Infernal Flame aura.
    • Mattias is defenseless!: Used whenever each group of minions have been defeated. Unlocks all of Mattias's weaknesses.
  • Mattias's scepter surges with power...: Used once Mattias reaches 25% of his maximum HP. Mattias enters boost mode for 1 turn. Uses Black Thunder if not broken before Mattias's next action.
    • Black Thunder: Heavy elemental damage, Type Lightning.png. Targets entire party. Chance to inflict Status Unconsciousness.png Unconsciousness for 2-3 turns.

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  • Attack: Physical attack, single target.
  • Fireball: Elemental damage, Type Fire.png. Targets entire party.
  • Eye Scratch: Physical attack, single target. Chance to inflict Status Blindness.png Blindness for 2-5 turns.
  • Fire Storm: Elemental damage, Type Fire.png. Targets entire party. Hits twice.

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  • Attack: Physical attack, single target.
  • Black Magic: Elemental damage, Type Dark.png. Targets entire party.
  • Shadow Strike: Elemental damage, Type Dark.png. Single target.
  • Dancing Shadows: Elemental damage, Type Dark.png. Targets random allies. Hits 4 times.

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  • Attack: Physical attack, single target.
  • Rend: Physical attack, targets entire party.
  • Bite: Physical attack, single target.
  • Rampage: Physical attack, targets random allies. Hits 4-6 times.



  • Saint Matthias was the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot following his betrayal of Jesus and death.
  • Mattias is the only Chapter 4 boss that uses solely magic minus the default attack.
  • The boss battle with Mattias is one of only two to have in-battle dialogue during the battle, the other being Darius. However, unlike the latter, there is voice acting during the dialogue.
  • Mattias’ attack Black Thunder uses the same animation as the Omniscient Eye’s attack Electrocute, which is a possible reference to how Mattias planned to harness Galdera’s Power.
  • Along with his direct role as main antagonist of Ophilia’s story, Mattias is an indirect antagonist in both Tressa and Primrose’s stories — he worked with Simeon to co-establish the Obsidians, and Esmeralda is a member of the Obsidians.
  • Mattias’ diary entry in the Gate of Finis—containing his thoughts post-death and detailing how he ended up the way he did—implies that he is a possible embodiment of what Ophilia would have ended up as if she hadn’t been adopted by Archbishop Josef after the deaths of her blood parents and loved by him and his daughter Lianna as part of their family.

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Octopath Traveler
Travelers: Ophilia  •  Cyrus  •  Tressa  •  Olberic  •  Primrose  •  Alfyn  •  Therion  •  H'aanit
Ophilia's Path: Lianna  •  Archbishop Josef  •  Mattias  •  Guardian of the First Flame  •  Bishop Bartolo  •  Emil  •  Derryl  •  Nate  •  Hróðvitnir  •  Daniel  •  Bishop Donovan  •  Lysa  •  Mystery Man and Shady Figure
Cyrus's Path: Therese  •  Princess Mary  •  Mercedes  •  Yvon  •  Lucia  •  Russell  •  Odette  •  Gideon  •  Dominic
Tressa's Path: Olneo Colzione  •  Marina Colzione  •  Leon Bastralle  •  Mikk  •  Makk  •  Ali  •  Morlock  •  Omar  •  Baltazar  •  Venomtooth Tiger  •  Noa  •  Aston Wyndham  •  Esmeralda  •  Ing
Olberic's Path: Erhardt  •  King Alfred  •  Philip  •  Gaston  •  Cecily  •  Ned  •  Victorino  •  Conrad  •  Wallace Wildsword  •  Bernhard  •  Grieg  •  Joshua Frostblade  •  Archibold  •  Gustav  •  Bale  •  Reggie  •  Harald  •  Werner
Primrose's Path: Geoffrey Azelhart  •  Yusufa  •  Helgenish  •  Arianna  •  Oren  •  Rufus  •  Revello Forsythe  •  Simeon  •  Anna Forsythe  •  Albus  •  Jan Forsythe
Alfyn's Path: Zeph  •  Nina  •  Lily  •  Blotted Viper  •  Ellen  •  Flynn  •  Marlene  •  Vanessa Hysel  •  Ogen  •  Miguel  •  Timothy  •  Ogre Eagle
Therion's Path: Darius  •  Heathcote  •  Cordelia Ravus  •  Barham  •  Orlick  •  Gareth
H'aanit's Path: Z'aanta  •  Linde  •  Eliza Woodward  •  Ghisarma  •  Natalia  •  Lord of the Forest  •  Alaic  •  Susanna Grotoff  •  Dragon  •  King Khalim  •  Redeye
Side Stories: Miles  •  Theracio  •  Le Mann  •  Noelle  •  Ria  •  Meryl  •  Kaia  •  Ashlan  •  Mathilda  •  Tony  •  Professor Bastete  •  Mont d'Or  •  Estadas  •  Professor Paul  •  Maruf
Other: Kit  •  Graham Crossford  •  Alphas  •  Impresario  •  Lyblac
Frostlands: Flamesgrace  •  Cave of Origin  •  Hoarfrost Grotto  •  Stillsnow  •  Secret Path  •  Obsidian Parlor  •  The Whitewood  •  Shrine of the Flamebearer  •  Tomb of the Imperator  •  Northreach  •  Lorn Cathedral  •  Maw of the Ice Dragon
Flatlands: Atlasdam  •  Subterranean Study  •  The Whistlewood  •  Noblecourt  •  Orlick's Manse  •  Obsidian Manse  •  Shrine of the Sage  •  The Hollow Throne  •  Wispermill  •  Ebony Grotto  •  Forest of Purgation  •  Shrine of the Starseer
Coastlands: Rippletide  •  Caves of Maiya  •  Undertow Cove  •  Moonstruck Coast  •  Goldshore  •  Caves of Azure  •  Seaside Grotto  •  Shrine of the Trader  •  Captains' Bane  •  Grandport  •  Grandport Sewers  •  Loch of the Lost King
Highlands: Hornburg  •  Cobbleston  •  Brigands' Den  •  Untouched Sanctum  •  Stonegard  •  The Spectrewood  •  Yvon's Birthplace  •  Shrine of the Thunderblade  •  Tomb of Kings  •  Everhold  •  Amphitheatre  •  Everhold Tunnels  •  Shrine of the Runeblade  •  Ruins of Hornburg
Sunlands: Sunshade  •  Sunshade Catacombs  •  Whistling Cavern  •  Wellspring  •  Lizardmen's Den  •  Black Market  •  Shrine of the Lady of Grace  •  Quicksand Caves  •  Marsalim  •  Grimsand Ruins  •  Marsalim Catacombs
Riverlands: Clearbrook  •  Cave of Rhiyo  •  Twin Falls  •  Saintsbridge  •  The Murkwood  •  Rivira Woods  •  Farshore  •  Shrine of the Healer  •  Riverford  •  Hidden Path  •  Lord's Manse  •  Refuge Ruins  •  Shrine of the Warbringer
Cliftlands: Bolderfall  •  Ravus Manor  •  Carrion Caves  •  Quarrycrest  •  The Sewers  •  Morlock's Manse  •  Shrine of the Prince of Thieves  •  Derelict Mine  •  Orewell  •  Forest of Rubeh  •  Dragonsong Fane
Woodlands: S'warkii  •  The Whisperwood  •  Path of Beasts  •  Victors Hollow  •  The Forgotten Grotto  •  Forest of No Return  •  Shrine of the Huntress  •  Duskbarrow  •  Ruins of Eld  •  Moldering Ruins  •  Shrine of the Archmagus
Other: The Gate of Finis  •  Journey's End
Ophilia's Path: Guardian of the First Flame  •  Hróðvitnir  •  Mystery Man and Shady Figure  •  Mattias
Cyrus's Path: Russell  •  Gideon  •  Yvon  •  Lucia
Tressa's Path: Mikk and Makk  •  Omar  •  Venomtooth Tiger  •  Esmeralda
Olberic's Path: Gaston  •  Joshua Frostblade  •  Archibold  •  Gustav  •  Lizardman Chief  •  Erhardt  •  Werner
Primrose's Path: Helgenish  •  Rufus  •  Albus  •  Simeon
Alfyn's Path: Blotted Viper  •  Vanessa Hysel  •  Miguel  •  Ogre Eagle
Therion's Path: Heathcote  •  Orlick  •  Gareth  •  Darius
H'aanit's Path: Ghisarma  •  Lord of the Forest  •  Dragon  •  Redeye
Optional: Jötunn  •  Giant Python and Snake Charmer  •  Leviathan  •  Devourer of Men  •  Mánagarmr  •  Azure-eyed Tiger  •  Behemoth  •  Devourer of Dreams  •  Dreadwolf  •  Gigantes  •  Lord of the Sands  •  Manymaws  •  Monarch  •  Throne Guardian  •  Tyrannodrake
Gods of Orsterra: Winnehild  •  Steorra  •  Balogar  •  Dreisang  •  Galdera
Game Mechanics
General: Achievements  •  Side Stories  •  Travel Banter
Battle: Experience  •  Skills  •  Status Effects  •  Support Skills
Path Actions: Guide/Allure  •  Scrutinize/Inquire  •  Purchase/Steal  •  Provoke/Challenge
Inventory: Items  •  Weapons  •  Shields  •  Headgear  •  Body Armor  •  Materials
Jobs: Cleric  •  Scholar  •  Merchant  •  Warrior  •  Dancer  •  Apothecary  •  Thief  •  Hunter
Advanced Jobs: Starseer  •  Runelord  •  Warmaster  •  Sorcerer