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Path Action Tutorial in the Demo

Path Actions are unique actions that each playable character has that can be used on the world map.
Character Path Action
Ophilia Clement Path Action Guide.png Guide
Cyrus Albright Path Action Scrutinize.png Scrutinize
Tressa Colzione Path Action Purchase.png Purchase
Olberic Eisenberg Path Action Challenge.png Challenge
Primrose Azelhart Path Action Allure.png Allure
Alfyn Greengrass Path Action Inquire.png Inquire
Therion Path Action Steal.png Steal
H'aanit Path Action Provoke.png Provoke

Noble and Rogue Path Actions[]

Path actions can be categorized into Noble and Rogue actions. Noble path actions can be performed without penalty but can only be performed with high enough level. Conversely, Rogue actions can be performed regardless of level, but only have a percent chance of succeeding, which if failed will hurt your reputation in town.

Type Noble Rogue
Escort NPCs Guide Allure
Obtain Info Inquire Scrutinize
Acquire Items Purchase Steal
Fight NPCs Challenge Provoke

List of NPCs That Increase Path Action[]

Notes:

  • Scrutinize / Inquire skill up based on your level. There are no knowledge based skill ups for these.
  • Increase only affects the immediate town.
City NPC Effect Path Action
Atlasdam Boy Smarter Bartering Purchase
Apothecary Guide with Ease Guide
Bolderfall Townsperson (Near Entrance) Thieving Tips & Tricks Steal
Guard (Next to 3 Guard dogs) Challenge with Ease Challenge
Clearbrook None
Cobbleston Captain of the Watch Challenge with Ease Challenge
Flamesgrace Cleric Guide with Ease Guide
Rippletide Townsperson (Blocking House Entrance) Smarter Bartering Purchase
S'warkii Villager (Near Entrance) Provoke Like a Pro Provoke
Sunshade Tavern Patron (Top Left) Undeniable Allure Allure
Goldshore Townsperson (Entrance in Manor District) Guide with Ease Guide
Noblecourt Townsperson (Left of the Tavern) Undeniable Allure Allure
Townsperson (Near Book-loving Girl, to the right of the Weapon Shop. He is wearing a Fedora.) Thieving Tips & Tricks Steal
Quarrycrest Townsperson (Near Entrance) Smarter Bartering Purchase
Townsperson (Near Item Shop) Undeniable Allure Allure
Saintsbridge Old Man Challenge with Ease Challenge
Cleric Guide with Ease Guide
Stillsnow Old Man (Near Right Exit) Undeniable Allure Allure
Villager (Top Exit) Provoke Like a Pro Provoke
Stonegard Townsperson (Near Exit to Stonegard Valleys) Smarter Bartering Purchase
Townsperson (On Stairs Before Stonegard Valley) Guide with Ease Guide
Townsperson (Near Exit to Spectrewood Path) Provoke like a Pro Provoke
Victors Hollow Antique Dealer Smarter Bartering Purchase
Spectator Challenge with Ease Challenge
Wellspring Left Merchant (Inside House Blocked by a Guard) Thieving Tips and Tricks Steal
Guard (Standing Next to Barracks) Challenge with Ease Challenge
Duskbarrow None
Grandport Elderly Woman (Inside the House with Blocked Entrance) Thieving Tips & Tricks Steal
Aristocrat (Inside Grandport Bazaar) Smarter Bartering Purchase
Marsalim Townsperson (Near Entrance) Thieving Tips & Tricks Steal
Knight Ardante Provoke Like a Pro Provoke
Northreach Townsperson (Inside House, Higher Star rating) Thieving Tips & Tricks Steal
Orewell None
Riverford Right Guard (Inside Tavern) Thieving Tips & Tricks Steal
Elderly Woman Challenge with Ease Challenge
Everhold None
Wispermill Elderly Woman (Far Right Exit) Guide with Ease Guide

In Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, every traveler is able to Inquire, but it can only done when the influence rank matches the NPCs' ones. When Inquiring, the following can be done:

Action Definition
File:Path Action Items.png Obtain Posessions Negotiate to obtain item they might have, including valuable accessories
Path Action Recruit.png Recruit Allies Negotiate to have them follow you so that you can summon them in battle
Path Action Learn.png Learn Information Occasionally glean information on your surrounding

The way of negotiating with the NPCs change depending of their type of influence.

Influence Type Actions Available
Influence Wealth.png Wealth Negotiate with leaves
*Haggling success depend of Wealth Rank
Influence Power.png Power Negotiate through battle
Influence Glory.png Fame Negotiate through probabilities
*Success depend of Fame Rank
Like in it's predecessor, failing in negotiating a number of times will hurt your Reputation.



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Octopath Traveler
Characters
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
Orsterra
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
Enemies
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
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Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent
Travelers
Cleric: José  •  Terry  •  Pearl  •  Cedric  •  Ramona  •  Madeleine  •  Meno  •  Millard  •  Molrusso  •  Stead
Scholar: Julio  •  Dory  •  Eunice  •  Noelle  •  Laura  •  Heinz  •  Peredil  •  Sofia
Merchant: Juan  •  Connie  •  Carol  •  Pia  •  Helga  •  Devin  •  Ballad  •  Gilderoy
Warrior: Hugo  •  Menny  •  Nanna  •  Tahir  •  Miles  •  Siegrit  •  Trish  •  Fior
Dancer: Manuel  •  Harry  •  Evelyn  •  Mabel  •  Fabio  •  Mina  •  Iris  •  Lynette
Apothecary: Jorge  •  Penny  •  Saria  •  Rodion  •  Rita  •  Meret  •  Shelby  •  Theo
Thief: Diego  •  Billy  •  Feryne  •  Cress  •  Azurite  •  Kaltz  •  Wingate  •  Viola
Hunter: Guti  •  Sunny  •  Vivian  •  Lucetta  •  Camilla  •  Bertran  •  Ashlan  •  Scarecrow
Main Story Characters
Master of Wealth: Bargello  •  Tiziano  •  Pierro Della  •  Fra  •  Rosso  •  Taviani
Master of Power: Velnorte  •  Rinyuu  •  Phina  •  Dmitri
Master of Glory: Schwartz  •  Mikhail
Master of All: Erika Edolas  •  Araune Edolas  •  Rembrandt  •  Mahrez  •  Solon  •  Mendoza  •  Richard
Giver of Wealth: Levina
Giver of Power: Marianne  •  Dudek  •  Eltrics
Giver of Fame: Sazantos  •  Rondo  •  Taigan  •  Timoff  •  Archbishop Josef
Enemies
Master of Wealth: Tristan  •  Sonia  •  Herminia
Master of Power: Al  •  Jurgen  •  Tytos
Master of Glory: Aide  •  Francesca  •  Auguste
Master of All: Messala  •  Mu Shiyuhi  •  Gimel  •  Cyril  •  Gonzales  •  Crauser  •  Gonska  •  Pardis
Giver of Wealth: Mandarino and Lemone  •  Judah  •  Oscar
Giver of Power: Foreign Messengers  •  Na Gu  •  Pelagia  •  Tatrock
Giver of Fame: Monaris  •  Guardian of the Impure Torch  •  Cerafina  •  Lyblac
Orsterra
Frostlands: Flamesgrace  •  Emberglow  •  Emberglow Laboratory
Flatlands: Atlasdam  •  Theatropolis  •  Amphitheatre  •  Nameless Town
Coastlands: Rippletide  •  Grandport  •  Island of Orsa
Highlands: Shepherds Rock  •  Hornburg  •  Belkane
Sunlands: Sunshade  •  Sufratarja
Riverlands: Clearbrook  •  Doniesk  •  Ga'Roha
Cliftlands: Cragspear  •  Itchyro
Woodlands: Valore  •  Herminia's Manse  •  Victors Hollow
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