Octopath Traveler 2: How To Complete The Cave Monster Side Story

Are you facing difficulties dealing with the Cave Monster side story in Octopath Traveler 2? This side quest is one of the more combat-heavy in the game. The task at hand comprises the defeat of a potent foe that has claimed countless lives. Defeating this monster may seem tough, but our extensive step-by-step guide will make it a walk in the park!

How To Complete The Cave Monster Side Story In Octopath Traveler 2

Unfinished Tunnel
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To embark on this  quest, head to the Southern Crackridge Wilds and follow the stair path until you arrive at the railway tracks. At the entrance of the tunnel, you’ll encounter a sentry, whom you must knock out to proceed inside the Unfinished Tunnel. You can use the knockout Path Action of your choice – Hikari’s Challenge, Ochette’s Provoke, Throne’s Ambush, or Castti’s Soothe. Once you cross through, a fellow traveler will warn you about the looming creature ahead – an unbeatable monster that has thwarted many a brave soul. Unfortunately, you will have to be the one to take on this creature!

Undeterred, enter the cavern at your own risk, for it holds many treasures within its chests, including the Natural Magnetite needed for the Inventor job. As you traverse the darkness, you’ll encounter Manymaws, the formidable cave boss, who boasts 6 shield points and is weak to only Sword, Axe, Staff, and Fire magic. Warriors and Armsmasters make a great choice for this fight, although Scholars and Conjurers can also wield the Fire spells needed to defeat it. This boss hits pretty hard, so make sure to bring a Cleric or Apothecary to heal your party!

Once the dust settles and the creature is defeated, watch a cutscene that signals the end of the side quest. Your unwavering efforts will be rewarded with 5,000 Leaves and a Resistant Nut (L), making your journey well worth the risk.

That concludes our guide on how to complete the Cave Monster side quest in Octopath Traveler 2. We hope you find the guide helpful. If so, please consider sharing it with others. If you have questions, let us know in the comment section below!

Also, check out GameLuster’s other Octopath Traveler 2 guides to learn how to complete other side stories such as Tourney Champion, A Washed-Up Letter, and more.

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