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Xenoblade Chronicles X Psycorruptor and Mastermind Class Guide

Check this guide out for all the info on the Mastermind tree in Xenoblade Chronicles X!

The Psycorruptor and Mastermind Classes in Xenoblade Chronicles X are mostly focused on support and debuffing the enemy. This is viewed as a more advanced class tree than the others, but I think anyone can do it as long as you understand the game and how the classes work.

I'll help explain this class and tell you all the arts and weapons they can use. For help with the base class Enforcer, or any of the base classes, check out my Base Class Guide.

This guide will go over the Psycorruptor and Mastermind class tree in Xenoblade Chronicles X including:

  • Psycorruptor and Mastermind Info - Arts, weapons, and skills for these classes.
  • Mastermind Class Tips - Tips for what kind of play style to expect when playing Mastermind.

Psycorruptor

This branch focuses on debuffs, making the enemy more susceptible to debuffs, ranged attack, and potential. This class lets you make an enemy an ally for a short time.

  • Weapons - Raygun and Knife
Arts
  • Screamer (Knife) - Inflicts Sleep at the enemy vicinity.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Debuff

Xenoblade Chronicles X Psycorruptor Art

  • Subterfuge (Raygun) - Inflicts Debuff Res Down on all enemies ahead.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
    • Debuff 
  • Absorber Skin (Knife) - Grants Barrier to 1 ally.
    • Acquired at Rank 3
    • Buff
  • Ether Blast (Raygun) - Deals Ether damage to all enemies ahead. Increased damage when an Aura is active.
    • Acquired at Rank 5
    • Ranged attack, costs 1,000 TP
  • Brainjack (Knife) - Seizes control of the target enemy and turns it into an ally.
    • Acquired at Rank 7
    • Debuff, costs 1,000 TP
Skills - 3 slots available
  • Beauty Sleep - Extends Sleep effects by 10 seconds.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
  • Brain Wall - Increases resistance to Sleep, Control, and Slow Arts when you have an Aura active.
    • Acquired at Rank 3
  • Gentle Approach - Grants a chance of not waking a sleeping enemy when auto-attacking.
    • Acquired at Rank 4
  • King's Decree - Reduces enemy Control resistance and raises debuff tier by 1.
    • Acquired at Rank 5
  • Extra Armor - Increases Barrier's damage absorption rate.
    • Acquired at Rank 6
  • Feather Touch - Grants a chance of not waking a sleeping enemy when attacking with an art.
    • Acquired at Rank 8
  • Unpleasant Dream - Increases damage to sleeping enemies.
    • Acquired at Rank 9
  • Core Crusher - Your Ether attacks no longer do appendage damage, but the primary damage is increased.
    • Acquired at Rank 10

Mastermind

This is the upgraded version of the Psycorruptor. They use the same weapons and play style, everything is just enhanced.

  • Weapons - Raygun and Knife
Arts
  • Gravity Blast (Raygun) - Deals Gravity damage and inflicts Topple on a single enemy.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Ranged attack
  • Dispel (Knife) - Deals Ether damage and randomly removes one buff from the target.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Melee attack, costs 1,000 TP
  • Gravity Cloak (Raygun) - Grants Gravity Res Up to nearby allies.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
    • Buff
  • Servant Sacrifice (Knife) - Increases HP and TP when controlling a target and sometimes destroys the target.
    • Acquired at Rank 3
    • Debuff
  • Energy Source (Knife) - Increases TP and Potential for one ally.
    • Acquired at Rank 4
    • Buff, costs 1,000 TP
  • Black Butterfly (Knife) - Deals Ether damage, inflicts Ether Res Down, and shortens Aura effect time to a single enemy.
    • Acquired at Rank 6
    • Melee attack

Xenoblade Chronicles X Mastermind Art

  • Pathogen Blast (Raygun) - Inflicts Virus to all enemies ahead.
    • Acquired at Rank 8
    • Debuff
Skills - 4 slots available
  • Ether Guard - Increases Ether resistance when wielding a ranged weapon.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
  • Gravity Boost - Increases Gravity damage.
    • Acquired at Rank 3
  • Well-Weathered - Increases TP when taking weather damage.
    • Acquired at Rank 4
  • Appendage Erosion - Increases appendage damage for every debuff on the enemy.
    • Acquired at Rank 5
  • Resistant Flesh - Increases resistance to all debuffs.
    • Acquired at Rank 6
  • Target Analyst - Reduces enemy debuff resistance when landing an attack.
    • Acquired at Rank 7
  • King's Boon - Grants All Abilities Up to enemies under your Control.
    • Acquired at Rank 9
  • Secondary Accelerator - Reduces secondary cooldowns.
    • Acquired at Rank 10
Mastermind Tips

This class has a ranged debuff play style. You want to focus on abilities and skills that increase ranged damage, your ability to debuff enemies, and increased duration.

Many Arts and skills acquired from these classes help make the enemy more vulnerable so that you and your team can deal more damage.

This is also the class branch you want to pick if you want to control enemies and the battlefield.

This wraps up my Psycorruptor and Mastermind Class Guide for Xenoblade Chronicles X. Check out my Base Class Guide for tips on any of the other classes.

Published Dec. 17th 2015

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