Square Enix's JRPG Bravely Default 2 features a number of unique jobs which can be earned by defeating the Asterisk Holder who currently possesses them. Galahad is the holder of the Shieldmaster Asterisk, a job which grants him powerful defense and the ability to resist a great amount of damage he receives in battle.
This defensive power makes Galahad a particularly dangerous and tricky boss. Here's a guide to help your party pierce Galahad's defenses and claim the Shieldmaster job for your very own.
Bravely Default 2 Galahad Guide - Where to Find Galahad
Galahad is fought in Chapter 2 of Bravely Default 2. He can be found guarding the door to the Tower in the mages' city of Wiswald.
Galahad will challenge you as soon as you enter the city. However, this is a plot-mandated fight and it is almost guaranteed that he will defeat you here. Let this battle play out and save your powerful items and skills for the true confrontation.
After beating the first two bosses in Wiswald, Roddy the Red Mage and Lily the Ranger, you will be able to fight Galahad for real. Roddy and Lily will both accompany your party and provide some assistance during this battle.
Galahad does not fight you alone. He is accompanied by three paint constructs or "Picto-Demons" named Mona, Beleth, and Amrita, each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses in battle.
Bravely Default 2 Galahad Guide - Best Jobs for Fighting Galahad
By this point, you have a significant number of Jobs available to you: Freelancer, Black Mage, White Mage, Vanguard, Monk, Bard, Beastmaster, Thief, Berserker, Gambler, Red Mage, and Ranger.
First, you'll need a class capable of dealing heavy damage in order to pierce Galahad's defenses and take on the magic-immune Picto-Amrita. The Berserker is a great option, as they can go into a Rage and deal increased damage when compared to other classes. The Gambler can also do heavy damage using their Flash the Cash and High Roller abilities, as can a Thief using Godspeed Strike.
A max level Black Mage is also a great option, as they can pierce the many elemental resistances which Galahad and his demon cronies possess.
Galahad is not immune to being Paralyzed, so bring along a Ranger to paralyze him using the skill Shadowbind. While Lily is capable of using this ability as well, her and Roddy's attacks are random so you cannot guarantee that she will do so.
All four enemies in this boss battle are weak to Light. While you don't yet have access to a job with strong Light abilities, a Beastmaster can capture Petunia enemies in the forest outside Wiswald. Petunias will use the light attack "Banishra" when released in battle.
As always, have someone with White Mage abilities present to heal your party.
Bravely Default 2 Galahad Guide - Best Equipment for Fighting Galahad
Galahad is capable of inflicting the Blind status via a multi-target attack. Equip at least one party member with the Silver Glasses accessory for helpful Blindness immunity.
The Picto-Demons, on the other hand, can inflict the Dread status. If you have a Courage Ring accessory, equip it to a character to provide immunity from Dread.
The final status Picto-Demons can inflict is Paralyze via the attack Stun Smash. Equip an Earthing Rod to gain paralysis immunity for at least one party member.
If you're short on accessories, make sure to bring plenty of consumable items to cure these three statuses instead - Eye Drops for Blindness, Balsam for Dread, Animator for Paralysis.
Do not use elemental weapons during this fight, as the Picto-Demons are immune to many different types of magic, while Galahad takes half damage from several.
Take a wide variety of weapons into this fight so as not to be stopped by the enemies' various immunities.
Bravely Default 2 Galahad Guide - How to Beat Galahad
Galahad is a Human-type enemy weak to Daggers, Staves and Light magic. He takes half damage from Sword, Spears, Bows, and Earth and Wind magic.
Picto-Mona is a Demon-type enemy weak to Swords, Staves and Light magic and immune to Daggers, Axes, Spears, and Fire, Wind, Water and Dark magic.
Picto-Beleth is a Demon-type enemy which is weak to Light and Thunder magic, immune to all weapon types, and absorbs Dark magic.
Picto-Amrita is a Demon-type enemy weak to Spears, Staves and Light magic and immune to all other types of magic.
Keep Galahad paralyzed as much as possible while you focus on the demons, as he can use Personal Protection to take the damage aimed at them on himself instead.
Make taking out Picto-Mona your first priority as soon as the battle starts. She is capable of healing Galahad and the other demons, which drags the battle out even longer.
After that, focus your physical attacks on Amrita and your magical attacks - particularly the "Thunder" line of spells from the Black Mage - on Beleth. Eliminate both demons until only Galahad remains.
Once just Galahad is left, he'll frequently use Weighty Blow, a strong physical attack. Keep your party's health as high as possible and focus on hitting Galahad with powerful single-target attacks. Have your healers focus on keeping your primary damage dealers free from Blindness, as Galahad will still rely heavily on Blinding Flash in the latter stages of the battle.
After Galahad goes down, you'll gain possession of the Shieldmaster Asterisk. This is a powerful class which allows its wielder to wield a shield in each hand and protect their party members from attacks.
Check out TechRaptor's Beginners guide for some tips when starting.
Bravely Default 2 is currently available for the Nintendo Switch.