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The Pugilist (Japanese name Cestus) is a class originating in Etrian Odyssey V. They are designed around melee attacks, like the Monks from EOIII, but have attacks that are either capable of bindings like the Dark Hunters, or possess powerful attacks that cost HP to use, like the Highlanders. Depending on how they are built, they are strong frontline offense classes and disablers.

Legendary NamesEdit

Barrage BrawlerEdit

The Barrage Brawler not only disable their enemies by inflicting binds and paralysis, but are capable of dealing multiple hits in a single turn, and receive better bonuses to Luck and Agility to quickly disable their targets.

Impact BrawlerEdit

The Impact Brawler take the high-risk high-reward approach, deliberately reducing their HP to raise their damage output, and enjoy better HP, Strength, Vitality, and Wisdom growth.

SkillsEdit

Skill Description Type Requires Extra
Brawl Mastery Increases damage done with gauntlet attacks. Mastery None
Phys ATK Up Increases cut/stab/bash damage. Stat Up None
Concussion Melee bash attack to an enemy, may bind head. Gauntlet None Lv5 and 10 increase bind rate.
Arm Crusher Melee bash attack to an enemy, may bind arms.
Low Blow Melee bash attack to an enemy, may bind legs.
One-Two Punch Melee bash to 1 enemy. May follow up with bind skill, targeting unbound areas. Gauntlet Concussion Lv3
Arm Crusher Lv3
Low BlowLv3
Blood Wrath Whenever HP is lost, may perform a normal attack on a random enemy. Passive Max 5 attacks per turn. Cannot crit.
Overexertion For 3 turns, greatly raises an ally's physical attack but reduces their HP after each time they act. Support Blood Wrath Lv1 Lv5 and 10 increase damage bonus but also greatly increase HP cost.
Thunder Fist Melee bash + volt attack to an enemy. Also damages self unless it kills the enemy. Gauntlet None Lv5 and 10 also increase recoil damage.
Devil's Fist Consumes HP for a melee bash attack to an enemy with splash effect. Gauntlet Thunder Fist Lv3 Lv5 and 10 reduce HP cost.

Skill Description Type Requires Extra
Double Punch Failing to succeed with a bind or ailment skill may trigger a second attempt. Passive None
Curb ATK Up Increases ailment/bind rate. Stat Up None
Corkscrew Melee bash attack to an enemy, may paralyze. Gauntlet None Lv5 and 10 increase paralysis rate.
Leading Blow A melee bash attack. Follows up with a bind/ailment skill if target already has a bind/ailment. Gauntlet One-Two Punch Lv5
Corkscrew Lv2
Speed Up Increases speed, accuracy, and evasion. Stat Up None
Rush Out Melee bash attacks to an enemy equal to the number of hits landed the previous turn. Gauntlet Speed Up Lv5
Cross Counter When the user's line is hit with a melee attack, they counter with a bash. May bind accordingly. Gauntlet Overexertion Lv5 Triggers once per turn.
Interval Removes all ailments/binds and raises attack for next turn. Support None
Arm Block For 3 turns, increases ailment/bind resistance for all party members in the same row. Support None Lv5 and 10 increase duration.
Clinch May fully bind one enemy, then may fully bind the user. Support Interval Lv3
Arm Block Lv3

Skill Description Type Requires Extra
Grit Increases offenses while HP is low. Passive None
HP Up Increases max HP. Stat Up None
Vajra Stance For 3 turns, increases physical defense of all allies in the same row. Support None Lv5 and 10 increase duration.
Soul Crusher A melee bash attack against all enemies. Damage dealt restores the user's HP. Gauntlet None Lv5 and 10 increase healing strength.
Purgatory Strike User can endure a fatal blow with 1 HP this turn. If they do, increases damage next turn. Support Vajra Stance Lv5
Soul Crusher Lv5
Giant Killer Melee bash attack to an enemy, with 3x damage to enemies with greater HP % than the user. Gauntlet None
Death's Edge A melee bash attack. The less HP the party has, the greater the damage dealt. Gauntlet Overexertion Lv5
Heaven Breaker Next turn, increases damage depending on how much the user is healed this turn. Support Giant Killer Lv3
Reversal Lv3
Demon God Fist Consumes HP for a melee bash attack to an enemy row. Gauntlet Devil's Fist Lv3
Curb DEF Up Increases ailment/bind resistance. Stat Up None

TrailerEdit

Let the Pugilist’s Fists Do the Talking in Etrian Odyssey V Beyond the Myth01:09

Let the Pugilist’s Fists Do the Talking in Etrian Odyssey V Beyond the Myth

GalleryEdit


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