The Salve-Maker job in Square Enix's recently released JRPG, Bravely Default 2, possesses a very unique ability indeed. Using a skill called "Compounding," the Salve-Maker can combine consumable items together to create powerful potions and bombs. These Compounded items typically either heal the party or inflict status effects on the enemy.
There are a lot of items which can be mixed together to create new Compounded results. This guide features a list of useful combinations to help you out in battle when you've got a Salve-Maker on your team.
When you have a Salve-Maker in your party, special items only used in Compounding will drop as rewards after completing a battle. These items will also be added to shops after completing Chapter 3 of Bravely Default 2.
These special items are Dreadstool, Healing Herb, Healing Bloom, Hush Pollen, Ink, Magic Herb, Numbneedle, Pathogen, Spellblossom, Wildweed and Witch's Whisper.
The available compounds are:
Bravely Default 2 Compund - Healing Herb & Healing Bloom Compounds
Any healing potion x Healing Herb / Healing Bloom = More powerful Potion
Any MP-restoring item x Healing Herb / Healing Bloom = More powerful Ether
Phoenix Down x Healing Herb / Healing Bloom = Resurrect
Any status-curing item X Healing Herb / Healing Bloom = More powerful status-curing item
Any attack item x Healing Herb / Healing Bloom = Poison Bomb or Big Poison Bomb
Bravely Default 2 Compund - Magic Herb & Spellblossom Compounds
Any healing potion x Magic Herb / Spellblossom = Elixir (restores MP and HP)
Any MP-restoring item x Magic Herb / Spellblossom = More powerful Ether
Phoenix Down x Magic Herb / Spellblossom = Reincarnate
Any status-curing item x Magic Herb / Spellblossom = Squib
Any attack item x Magic Herb / Spellblossom = Sleep Bomb or Big Sleep Bomb
Bravely Default 2 Compund - Status Item Compounds
The other items used in Compounding are each associated with a specific detrimental status condition. These are:
Dreadstool - Dread
Hush Potion - Silence
Ink - Blindness
Numbneedle - Paralysis
Pathogen - Contagion
Wildweed - Confusion
Witch's Whisper - Charm
Any healing item x Any of the above items = Cure Associated Status
Any MP restorative item x Any of the above items = Squib
Phoenix Down x Any of the above items = Squib
Any status-curing item x Any of the above items = Squib
Any attack item x Any of the above items = Associated Status Bomb
The Squib, which is produced when a compound has no special result, is a weak bomb item which only does around 100 damage. When using a Salve-Maker, you should avoid creating Squibs if at all possible.
Check out TechRaptor's Salve-Maker Boss Guide for tips on how to defeat the Salve-Maker Asterisk Holder and claim this useful job for yourself.
Bravely Default 2 is currently available for the Nintendo Switch.