Braver is a returning class in Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis.
A class geared towards combat at any range.
Can seamlessly switch between close and long range weapons. Each attack is simple yet hides a deeper complexity.

Class Weapon Overview

Bravers has access to two unique weapons: Katana (NGS) Katanas and Bow (NGS) Bows.

Katanas

An agile weapon that is ideal for rapid attacks. Katana Photon Art Combos can be used to dish out a variety of attacks when the same PA is performed repeatedly. Among the melee weapons, it has low mobility, which can be difficult to engage with the enemy.

Using the Guard Weapon Action, you can block attacks and negate their damage when Guarding right before the attack hits you with a Perfect Guard and release a counterattack with the skill Katana Guard Counter. Unlike Hunter's Sword Weapon Action, this one can only guard in the front.

Bows

A ranged weapon that has a wide variety of attacks depending on whether the Photon Art is charged or not. Unlike other ranged weapons, Bows do not to be in optimal distance to the enemy to gain any bonus damage.

Using the Elusion Weapon Action, you can quickly turn around and evade enemy attacks.

Skill Tree Overview

Skills

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Brave Combat
[Active Skill]
Reduces PP consumption and increases attack PP recovery for a fixed time. Using the skill while activated will launch a powerful attack.
Can only be used with Braver weapons.
Prerequisite -
Effect Skill Level
1
PP Consumption 80%
PP Recovery 150%
Effect Duration 30s
Cooldown 120s
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Resta Effect Amplifier
Increases HP recovery amount when you use Restasigne.
Prerequisite -
Effect Skill Level
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Heal Potency Increase Rate Main Class 110% 113% 116% 118% 120% 122% 124% 126% 128% 130%
Heal Potency Increase Rate Sub Class 102% 104% 106% 108% 110% 112% 114% 116% 118% 120%
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Breakfall HP Gain
Recovers HP when you break-fall a launch or knockback caused by an enemy attack.
Prerequisite -
Effect Skill Level
1 2 3 4 5
HP Recovery Rate Main Class 10% 12% 13% 14% 15%
HP Recovery Rate Sub Class 5% 6% 7% 8% 10%
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Mighty Guard
Reduces damage taken and PP consumption when you guard with a Weapon Action.
Prerequisite -
Effect Skill Level
1
Damage Taken Rate 10%
PP Consumption 10
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Brave Spirit
Temporarily increases PP recovery when attacking as well as the potency of your normal attacks and counters when you perform a successful perfect guard with a weapon action.
Can only be used by a Main Class/Braver weapons. Main Class
Prerequisite -
Effect Skill Level
1
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Slow Charge Photon Bow
Slows fall speed when performing a Normal Attack or charging a Photon Art.
Can only be used by Photon Bows. Bow (NGS)
Prerequisite -
Effect Skill Level
1
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Brave Combat Short Cycle
Shortens the effect duration of Brave Combat, but also shortens the cooldown time.
Prerequisite - Brave Combat Lv.1
Effect Skill Level
1 2 3 4 5
Effect Duration 25s 23s 21s 18s 15s
Cooldown 100s 90s 80s 70s 60s
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Brave Combat Final Bonus
When Brave Combat ends, you recover a certain amount of HP and PP according to your hit count while the skill was active.
Can only be used wby a Main Class or with Braver weapons. Main Class
Prerequisite - Brave Combat Lv.1
Effect Skill Level
1 2 3 4 5
HP Recovery Rate/Hit 0.30% 0.30% 0.30% 0.30% 0.30%
HP Recovery Rate/Limit 6% 12% 18% 24% 30%
PP Recovery Rate/Hit 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
PP Recovery Rate/Limit 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
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Brave Combat Close Range
During Brave Combat, using a normal attack while locked on will cause you to move closer to enemies within a certain distance.
Can only be used with a Katana. Katana (NGS)
Prerequisite - Brave Combat Lv. 1
Effect Skill Level
1
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Brave Combat Arrow Mates
During Brave Combat, adds resistance against launches and knockbacks caused by enemy attacks at a specific point when attacking with a Photon Art.
Can only be used with a Bow. Bow (NGS)
Prerequisite - Brave Combat Lv. 1
Effect Skill Level
1
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Brave Combat CrossSpirit
When you trigger Brave Combat, Brave Spirit also becomes active.
Can only be used by a Main Class/Braver weapons. Main Class
Prerequisite - Brave Spirit Lv.1
Effect Skill Level
1
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Katana Guard Counter
Automatically unleashes a counter when you successfully execute a Perfect Guard using a Weapon Action.
Can only be used with a Katana. Katana (NGS)
Prerequisite -
Effect Skill Level
1
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Final Bonus Surprise
Doubles the number of Brave Combat Final Bonus hits when you attack a boss enemy during Brave Combat.
Can only be used by a Main Class/Braver weapons. Main Class
Prerequisite - Brave Combat Final Bonus Lv.1
Effect Skill Level
1
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Katana Guard Counter Advanced
Adds a shockwave to the Katana Guard Counter.
Prerequisite - Katana Guard Counter Lv.1
Effect Skill Level
1
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Fearless Attitude
Neutralizes enemy attacks to your front at a set time after releasing a Photon Art or normal attack, and automatically unleashes a counter.
Can only be used with a Katana. Katana (NGS)
Prerequisite - Katana Guard Counter Lv.1
Effect Skill Level
1
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Katana PA Combo Retention
Using another Photon Art will not interrupt your Katana combo string.
Can only be used with a Katana. Katana (NGS)
Prerequisite -
Effect Skill Level
1
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Bow Elusion Counter
When you successfully dodge using a Weapon Action, using a normal attack will unleash a counter.
Can only be used with a Bow. Bow (NGS)
Prerequisite -
Effect Skill Level
1
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Tracer Arrow
Arrows released using normal attacks gain homing ability.
Can only be used with a Bow. Bow (NGS)
Prerequisite -
Effect Skill Level
1
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Bow Arts Combo PP Save
Chaining Photon Arts together reduces your PP consumption.
Can only be used by a Main Class/Bow. Main Class Bow (NGS)
Prerequisite -
Effect Skill Level
1
PP Consumption 85%
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Katana Guard Counter PLUS
When you perform a Katana Guard Counter, performing a Normal Attack unleashes an additional counter.
Can only be used by Katanas. Katana (NGS)
Prerequisite - Katana Guard Counter Advanced Lv.1
Effect Skill Level
1
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Katana PA Combo Finish
After using the third step of a Katana Photon Art, your Normal Attack changes to a powerful strike.
Can only be used by Katanas. Katana (NGS)
Prerequisite -
Effect Skill Level
1
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Katana Perfect Guard PP Gain
Recovers PP when you successfully execute a perfect guard.
Can only be used by a Main Class/Katana. Main Class Katana (NGS)
Prerequisite -
Effect Skill Level
1
PP Recovery +20
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Bow Elusion Plus
Using a Weapon Action while pressing the directional pad at just the right time after releasing a Photon Art will make you slide while attacking.
Can only be used with a Bow. Bow (NGS)
Prerequisite -
Effect Skill Level
1
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Bow Alternate Arts PP Preservation
Decreases your PP consumption when you chain different Photon Arts together.
Can only be used by Photon Bows. Bow (NGS)
Prerequisite -
Effect Skill Level
1 2 3 4 5
PP Consumption 90% 85% 80% 75% 70%