Xenoblade Chronicles X Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Xenoblade Chronicles X Guides RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Xenoblade Chronicles X Shield Trooper and Bastion Warrior Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/cwip4/xenoblade-chronicles-x-shield-trooper-and-bastion-warrior-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/cwip4/xenoblade-chronicles-x-shield-trooper-and-bastion-warrior-guide Fri, 18 Dec 2015 20:41:52 -0500 Synzer

The Shield Trooper and Bastion Warrior are the tanks of Xenoblade Chronicles X, as their names imply. They focus on getting enemy attention and raising their own defenses.

They also have high attack to help keep the attention of the enemy, so it is good to pick just for the melee damage boost. I'm going to explain all the details of the Shield Trooper and Bastion Warrior so you can be prepared.

This guide will go over the Shield Trooper and Bastion Warrior classes in Xenoblade Chronicles X including:

  • Shield Trooper and Bastion Warrior Info - Arts, weapons, and skills for these classes.
  • Bastion Warrior Class Tips - Tips for what kind of play style to expect when playing Bastion Warrior.

Shield Trooper

This branch focuses on keeping enemy attention, high HP and melee attack, and raising your own defense.

  • Weapons - Gatling Gun and Shield
Arts
  • Wild Down (Shield) - Deals weapon damage and inflicts Topple on a single enemy.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Melee attack, costs 1,000 TP

Xenoblade Chronicles X Shield Trooper Arts

  • Missile Volley (Gatling Gun) - Deals Thermal damage and inflicts Thermal Res Down to all enemies ahead.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Ranged attack
  • Flame Cloak (Shield) - Grants Thermal Res Up to nearby allies.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
    • Buff
  • Iron Prison (Shield) - Grants Physical Res Up and enables proximity spike damage to user.
    • Acquired at Rank 3
    • Aura, costs 1,000 TP
  • Wild Smash (Shield) - Deals weapon damage to a single enemy. Increased damaged against an enemy inflicted with Topple.
    • Acquired at Rank 4
    • Melee attack
  • Trash Talk (Shield) - Inflicts Taunt on nearby enemies. Increases TP with Morale.
    • Acquired at Rank 5
    • Debuff
  • Bullet Storm (Gatling Gun) - Deals weapon damage to all enemies ahead. Inflicts Flinch on Humanoids.
    • Acquired at Rank 7
    • Ranged attack
Skills - 3 slots available
  • Thermal Shield - Increases Thermal resistance when wielding a melee weapon.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
  • Topple Topper - Reduces enemy Topple resistance.
    • Acquired at Rank 3
  • Shield Screen - Reduces damage when wielding a shield
    • Acquired at Rank 4
  • Rising Renewal - Increases HP recovery when revived.
    • Acquired at Rank 5
  • Long Topple - Extends duration of Topple effects.
    • Acquired at Rank 6
  • Trauma Tension - Grants a chance of receiving TP when taking damage.
    • Acquired at Rank 8
  • Dirty Fighter - Increases melee Art damage to enemies inflicted with Topple.
    • Acquired at Rank 9
  • Stand Strong - Increases resistance to Stagger, Topple, Knockback, and Launch when wielding a shield.
    • Acquired at Rank 10

Bastion Warrior

This is the enhanced version of the Shield Trooper. They get huge buffs to HP and melee attack.

  • Weapons - Gatling Gun and Shield
Arts
  • Hellfire (Gatling Gun) - Deals weapon damage to all enemies ahead. Increased damage when an Aura is active.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Ranged attack, costs 1,000 TP
  • Shield Wall (Shield) - Grants Barrier to nearby allies.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
    • Buff
  • Enhanced Stand (Gatling Gun) - Increases auto-attack damage and continually restores HP for user.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
    • Aura, costs 1,000 TP
  • Reality Rift (Shield) - Deals weapon damage and inflicts Slow Arts to all enemies ahead.
    • Acquired at Rank 3
    • Debuff
  • Thermal Payload (Shield) - Deals Thermal damage to a single enemy. Increased damage against Toppled enemies.
    • Acquired at Rank 4
    • Ranged attack, costs 1,000 TP
  • Bombardier (Shield) - Deals Thermal damage and inflicts Blaze on nearby enemies.
    • Acquired at Rank 6
    • Melee attack
  • Cool Off (Gatling Gun) - Removes debuffs of user. Consumes Aura if one is active to give TP.
    • Acquired at Rank 7
    • Buff
  • Supershield (Shield) - Reflects physical attacks, reduces damage taken, and nullifies Stun for user.
    • Acquired at Rank 8
    • Aura, costs 1,000 TP

Xenoblade Chronicles x Bastion Warrior Arts

Skills - 4 slots available
  • Machine Gunner - Increases ranged damage when fighting 2 or more enemies.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
  • Heatseeker - Increases critical chance when fighting enemies inflicted with Blaze.
    • Acquired at Rank 5
  • Double Spike - Increases Spike damage.
    • Acquired at Rank 9
  • Double Reflect - Increases Reflect damage.
    • Acquired at Rank 10
Bastion Warrior Tips

If you want to make the most out of the defensive capabilities, or do a lot of Thermal damage, then the default weapons are a good choice.

You can also just use this class for the huge HP and melee stat boost and use other weapons like Photon Saber, or Longsword. You can survive longer with the extra HP and do more damage with melee.

For tanking, I suggest keeping the shield at least. Focus on increases max HP, melee attack, and other abilities that help you keep attention and stay alive.

That's it for my Shield Trooper and Bastion Warrior guide for Xenoblade Chronicles X. Check out the Base Class guide for more class tips. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Partisan Eagle and Astral Crusader Class Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/3xksc/xenoblade-chronicles-x-partisan-eagle-and-astral-crusader-class-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/3xksc/xenoblade-chronicles-x-partisan-eagle-and-astral-crusader-class-guide Thu, 17 Dec 2015 21:14:18 -0500 Synzer

The Partisan Eagle and Astral Crusader classes in Xenoblade Chronicles X focus on ranged damage by using Sniper Rifles. They are a Commando class, but work very differently from the Winged Viper and Full Metal Jaguar classes.

I'll help you master this ranged class by explaining the Arts, Skills, and giving tips on playing it. If you want help with the base Commando class, or any other class, check out my Base Class Guide.

This guide will go over the Partisan Eagle and Astral Crusader classes in Xenoblade Chronicles X including:

  • Partisan Eagle and Astral Crusader Info - Arts, weapon, and Skill for these classes.
  • Astral Crusader Tips - Tips for what kind of play style to expect when playing Astral Crusader.

Partisan Eagle 

This branch focuses on ranged damage and accuracy. It enables combos and debuffs from a safe distance. This is a good class for dealing Electric damage and resisting it.

  • Weapons - Sniper Rifle and Javelin
Arts
  • Shrapnel (Sniper Rifle) - Deals weapon damage and increases appendage damage on a single enemy.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Ranged attack

Xenoblade Chronicles X Partisan Eagle Arts

  • Arcing Horn (Javelin) - Deals weapon damage and inflicts electric Res Down on a single enemy. Increased damage when used in a melee combo.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Melee attack
  • Eagle Eye (Sniper Rifle) - Grants Ranged Accuracy Up and Ranged Attack Up to nearby allies.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
    • Buff
  • Raijin (Javelin) - Increases critical chance, restores HP when using Arts, and reflects Electric attacks for user.
    • Acquired at Rank 3
    • Aura, costs 1,000 TP
  • First Down (Sniper Rifle) - Deals weapon damage and inflicts Topple on Humanoids for a single enemy.
    • Acquired at Rank 4
    • Ranged attack
  • Spiral Horn (Javelin) - Deals weapon damage and inflicts Physical Res Down to all enemies ahead. Increased damage in melee combos.
    • Acquired at Rank 6
    • Melee attack
  • Intercept (Sniper Rifle) - Deals weapon damage and inflicts Stun on a single enemy.
    • Acquired at Rank 8
    • Debuff
Skills - 3 slots available
  • Killshot - Increases critical chance for ranged auto-attacks.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
  • Electric Guard - Increases Electric Resistance when wielding a melee weapon.
    • Acquired at Rank 3
  • Electric Boost - Increases Electric damage.
    • Acquired at Rank 5
  • Knock 'n' Shock - Grants a chance to inflict Shock 1 when using melee Arts.
    • Acquired at Rank 7
  • Fleet Feet - Increases Evasion when wielding a melee weapon.
    • Acquired at Rank 9
  • Piscinoid Slayer - Increases damage to Piscinoid enemies.
    • Acquired at Rank 10

Astral Crusader

This is the enhanced version of Partisan Eagle, which increases ranged attack and accuracy even further.

  • Weapons - Sniper Rifle and Javelin
Arts
  • Hawkeye (Sniper Rifle) - Grants Critical Power for user.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Buff

Xenoblade Chronicles X Astral Crusader Arts

  • Overwhelm (Javelin) - Deals weapon damage and inflicts Fatigue to a single enemy. More damage for higher HP.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Debuff
  • Speed Demon (Javelin) - Reduces cooldowns when sprinting and restores HP for user.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
    • Aura, costs 1,000 TP
  • Sidewinder (Sniper Rifle) - Deals weapon damage and inflicts Debuff Res Down on a single enemy.
    • Acquired at Rank 3
    • Ranged attack
  • Hair Trigger (Javelin) - Grants Supercharge to user.
    • Acquired at Rank 4
    • Buff
  • Ghost Sniper (Sniper Rifle) - Boosts critical chance, increases TP with criticals, and increases ranged accuracy for user.
    • Acquired at Rank 6
    • Aura, costs 1,000 TP
  • Trident Buster (Javelin) - Deals Electric damage and inflicts shock to all enemies ahead. Increased damage in ranged combos.
    • Acquired at Rank 8
    • Melee attack, costs 1,000 TP
Skills - 4 slots available
  • Long Shot - Increases ranged weapon range.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
  • Unstoppable - Increases resistance to Stagger, Topple, Knockback, and Launch when sprinting.
    • Acquired at Rank 3
  • Quick Reload - Reduces cooldown of ranged auto-attacks.
    • Acquired at Rank 5
  • Conductive Strike - Increases electric damage to enemies inflicted with shock.
    • Acquired at Rank 7
  • Electric Flesh - Grants a chance to deal electric Spike damage when taking a hit.
    • Acquired at Rank 9
  • TP Overdrive - Increases TP when using an Art while in Overdrive.
    • Acquired at Rank 10
Astral Crusader Tips

It is clear by some of the Arts and Skills that this is an Electric element class. You don't need to use them, but if you want Electric, this is the class to pick.

This class is best for ranged damage, and so I would focus on getting abilities and gear that increases that. This would also go well with the Mastermind class.

The Javelin is a good combo weapon with this class, but Knife is also great if you want to use more debuffs and support.

That's all I have for the Partisan Eagle and Astral Crusader class guide for Xenoblade Chronicles X. Check out my Base Class Guide for tips on any of the other classes

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Blast Fencer and Galactic Knight Class Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/6thef/xenoblade-chronicles-x-blast-fencer-and-galactic-knight-class-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/6thef/xenoblade-chronicles-x-blast-fencer-and-galactic-knight-class-guide Thu, 17 Dec 2015 09:33:14 -0500 Synzer

The Blast Fencer and Galactic Knight classes in Xenoblade Chronicles X are all about Beam damage and lowering enemy resistances to it. They use Photon Sabers as their melee weapon, which are pretty much the same thing as lightsabers.

This class lets you live out your dreams of being a Jedi or Sith in Xenoblade Chronicles X. It is focused more on offense than the other Enforcer class, Mastermind. I'll help you master this class by explaining everything about it and giving some tips. Check out my Base Class Guide if you want a general idea on all the classes in the game.

This guide will go over the Blast Fencer and Galactic Knight classes in Xenoblade Chronicles X including:

  • Blast Fencer and Galactic Knight Info - Arts, weapons, and skills for these classes.
  • Galactic Knight Class Tips - Tips for what kind of play style to expect when playing Galactic Knight.

Blast Fencer

This branch focuses on Beam damage, melee and ranged attack. There are more melee attacks even though it is a balanced class stat-wise.

  • Weapons - Psycho Launchers and Photon Saber
Arts
  • Starfall Blade (Photon Saber) - Deals weapon damage to a single enemy. Increased damage when used in a melee combo.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Melee attack
  • Stellar Ray (Psycho Launchers) - Deals weapon damage and inflicts Beam Res Down to nearby enemies. Increased damage when an Aura is active.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Ranged attack

Xenoblade Chronicles X Blast Fencer Arts

  • Geolibrium (Photon Saber) - Increases Beam resistance, continually restores HP, and nullifies terrain effects for the user.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
    • Aura, costs 1,000 TP
  • Lightning Cloak (Psycho Launchers) - Grants Electric Res Up to nearby allies.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
    • Buff
  • Starfall Rondo (Photon Saber) - Deals weapon damage to a single enemy. Increased damage when used in a melee combo.
    • Acquired at Rank 3
    • Melee attack
  • Jetstream (Psycho Launchers) - Deals Ether damage and inflicts Stun to all enemies ahead.
    • Acquired at Rank 4
    • Debuff
  • Astrolibrium (Photon Saber) - Reflects Beam attacks and increases Beam damage for the user.
    • Acquired at Rank 6
    • Aura, costs 1,000 TP
  • Shooting Star (Psycho Launchers) - Deals Electric damage and inflicts Shock to all enemies ahead.
    • Acquired at Rank 8
    • Ranged attack
Skills - 3 slots available
  • Ether Boost - Increases Ether damage.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
  • Mechanoid Slayer - Increases damage to Mechanoid enemies.
    • Acquired at Rank 3
  • Knight's Soul - Increases maximum TP.
    • Acquired at Rank 5
  • Aura Assault - Increases melee attack and accuracy when you have an aura active.
    • Acquired at Rank 7
  • Buff Extender - Extends Buff effects.
    • Acquired at Rank 9
  • Supreme Sword - Increases damage when triggering melee combos.
    • Acquired at Rank 10

Galactic Knight

This is the upgraded version of the Blast Fencer. It further increases melee and ranged damage.

  • Weapons - Psycho Launchers and Photon Saber
Arts
  • Astral Heal (Photon Saber) - Restores HP and restores appendage HP when in Skell for one ally.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Buff, costs 1,000 TP
  • Astral Protection (Psycho Launchers) - Increases all attribute resistances and restores HP when using Arts.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Aura, costs 1,000 TP
  • Starfall Blossom (Photon Saber) - Deals weapon damage to a single enemy. Increases TP when used from the front.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
    • Melee attack
  • Astral Purge (Photon Saber) - Removes debuffs for a single ally.
    • Acquired at Rank 3
    • Buff
  • Novalibrium (Photon Saber) - Grants Supercharge upon taking damage and enables counter spike damage for the user.
    • Acquired at Rank 4
    • Aura, costs 1,000 TP
  • Starlight Kick (Psycho Launchers) - Deals Gravity damage and inflicts Topple to a single enemy.
    • Acquired at Rank 6
    • Melee attack, costs 1,000 TP
  • Astral Horizon (Photon Saber) - Grants Astral Heal and Astral Purge to all allies and expands area-of-effect attack range.
    • Acquired at Rank 7
    • Aura, costs 1,000 TP
  • Galactic Cataclysm (Photon Saber) - Deals Beam damage to all enemies ahead. Increased damage when an Aura is active.
    • Acquired at Rank 8
    • Melee attack, costs 1,000 TP

Xenoblade Chronicles X Galactic Knight Arts

Skills - 4 slots available
  • Gravity Guard - Increases Gravity resistance when wielding a ranged weapon.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
  • Fast Forward - Reduces Art's cooldown when triggering a melee combo.
    • Acquired at Rank 5
  • Stellar Entry - Increases TP when boarding a Skell while in Overdrive.
    • Acquired at Rank 9
  • Synchrony - Increases Skell melee attack and accuracy, ranged attack and accuracy, Evasion, and Potential.
    • Acquired at Rank 10
Galactic Knight Tips

This class leans more towards melee damage based on the Arts and Skill, even though it increases both melee and ranged attack.

If you want to take advantage of the stat bonuses and use both melee and ranged, I'd max out another class that has more ranged skills. Dual guns is a good one because you can switch back and forth quickly between melee and ranged.

I'd focus on gear and abilities that increase Beam damage and reduce resistances to Beam damage. Picking skills that focus on this and melee damage is a good idea as well.

This is the only class that has skills that focus solely on Skells, so pick this if you want to use Skells a lot.

That's it for my Blast Fencer and Galactic Knight Class Guide for Xenoblade Chronicles X. Check out my Base Class Guide for tips on any of the other classes.

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Psycorruptor and Mastermind Class Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/oewyj/xenoblade-chronicles-x-psycorruptor-and-mastermind-class-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/oewyj/xenoblade-chronicles-x-psycorruptor-and-mastermind-class-guide Wed, 16 Dec 2015 21:08:41 -0500 Synzer

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.

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Class Guide: Striker, Commando, and Enforcer https://www.gameskinny.com/c64px/xenoblade-chronicles-x-class-guide-striker-commando-and-enforcer https://www.gameskinny.com/c64px/xenoblade-chronicles-x-class-guide-striker-commando-and-enforcer Wed, 16 Dec 2015 09:18:13 -0500 Synzer

Xenoblade Chronicles X has many classes to choose from. After you get the beginning Drifter class to Rank 10, you unlock the 3 base classes. Each of these base classes branch into 2 different classes for a total of 6 final classes.

I'm going to explain the general play styles and give info on the 3 base classes in this guide. I'll have links to the specific class guides they all branch into in their respective sections. For general battle help, see my Combat Tips.

This guide will go over the 3 base classes in Xenoblade Chronicles X including:

  • Striker Class Info - Arts, weapons, and skills for this class.
  • Commando Info - Arts, weapons, and skills for this class.
  • Enforcer Info - Arts, weapons, and skills for this class.

Striker Class Info

This is the most beginner friendly class. It gives a boost to melee damage, HP, and gives a mix of offensive and defensive arts.

It branches into the Samurai Gunner/Duelist class for a bigger focus on offense, or the Shield Trooper/Bastion Warrior class for a bigger focus on defense and HP.

  • Weapons - Assault Rifle and Longsword
Arts
  • Rising Blade (Longsword) - Deals weapon damage to a single enemy. Increased damage when Taunted.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Melee attack

Xenoblade Chronicles X Striker Arts

  • Defensive Stance (Longsword) - Reduces damage taken, continually restores HP, and reduces total melee attack for user.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
    • Aura, costs 1,000 TP
  • Power Dive (Assault Rifle) - Grants Supercharge and total evasion during execution.
    • Acquired at Rank 3
    • Buff
  • Tornado Blade (Longsword) - Deals weapon damage to nearby enemies. Increases TP when an Aura is active.
    • Acquired at Rank 4
    • Melee attack
  • Furious Blast (Assault Rifle) - Deals weapon damage to a single enemy and boost damage in melee combos.
    • Acquired at Rank 6
    • Ranged attack
  • Magnum Edge (Longsword) - Deals weapon damage and inflicts Physical Res Down to all enemies ahead.
    • Acquired at Rank 8
    • Debuff
Skills - 1 slot available
  • Steel Flesh - Increases maximum HP.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
  • Unwavering Courage - Increases melee accuracy.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
  • Flame Trigger - Increases Blaze damage.
    • Acquired at Rank 5
  • Mighty Muscle - Increases Melee attack.
    • Acquired at Rank 7
  • Combat Presence - Extends Taunt effects.
    • Acquired at Rank 9
  • Dismantler - Grants a chance to deal increased damage to appendages with melee Arts.
    • Acquired at Rank 10

Commando

This is a good class for learning positioning in combat. It has many arts that give some kind of bonus if you use them from a certain direction when facing an enemy. It gives bonuses to melee and ranged accuracy.

This branches into the Winged Viper/Full Metal Jaguar class for increased evasion, accuracy, and damage. It also branches into the Partisan Eagle/Astral Crusader class for a focus on ranged attack and accuracy.

  • Weapons - Dual Guns and Dual Swords
Arts
  • Back Slash (Dual Swords) - Deals weapon damage to a single enemy. Increased damage when used from behind the enemy.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Melee attack

Xenoblade Chronicles X Commando Arts

  • Early Bird (Dual Guns) - Raises Critical Power tier, increases critical chance, and increases evasion for the user.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Aura, costs 1,000 TP
  • Sliding Slinger (Dual Guns) - Deals weapon damage to a single enemy. Increases TP when used from the side of the enemy
    • Acquired at Rank 2
    • Ranged attack
  • Stream Edge (Dual Swords) - Deals weapon damage and increases damage in ranged combos.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
    • Melee attack, costs 1,000 TP
  • Upper Hand (Dual Swords) - Grants Critical Power to user.
    • Acquired at Rank 4
    • Buff
  • Shadow Runner (Dual Swords) - Increases Potential to user. Also increases damage and disables enemy detection when used from behind enemy.
    • Acquired at Rank 8
    • Aura, costs 1,000 TP
Skills - 2 slots available
  • Agile Gunslinger - Increases Evasion when wielding a ranged weapon.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
  • Steady Hand - Increases ranged accuracy.
    • Acquired at Rank 3
  • Boosted Bullets - Increases ranged attack.
    • Acquired at Rank 4
  • Background Noise - Increases damage when using melee Arts from behind.
    • Acquired at Rank 5
  • Combo Gunner - Increases damage when triggering ranged combos.
    • Acquired at Rank 7
  • Third Eye - Increases TP when using an Art. Doubled when an Aura is active.
    • Acquired at Rank 8
  • Master Edge - Increases critical chance when using a melee weapon.
    • Acquired at Rank 9
  • Aura Burst -  Extends duration of Aura effects
    • Acquired at Rank 10

Enforcer

The Enforcer class focuses on debuffing the enemy and supporting your team. It branches into the Psycorruptor/Mastermind class for complete control and debuff specialty, or Blast Fencer/Galactic Knight for focus on Beam damage.

  • Weapons - Raygun and Knife
Arts
  • Beam Barrage (Raygun) - Deals weapon damage to all enemies ahead. Increased damage when an Aura is active.
    • Acquired at Rank 1
    • Ranged attack
  • Repair (Knife) - Removes Debuffs and restores HP to one ally.
    • Acquired at Rank 3
    • Buff

Xenoblade Chronicles X Enforcer class Arts

  • Myopic Screen (Raygun) - Deals weapon damage and inflicts Blackout to all enemies ahead.
    • Acquired at Rank 5
    • Debuff
  • Full Specs (Knife) - Increases Potential, ranged attack, and Ether resistance.
    • Acquired at Rank 7
    • Aura, costs 1,000 TP
Skills - 2 slots available
  • Inner Search - Increases Potential.
    • Acquired at Rank 2
  • Beam Boost - Increases Beam damage.
    • Acquired at Rank 4
  • Boosted Bullets - Increases ranged attack.
    • Acquired at Rank 4
  • Beam Guard - Increases Beam resistance when wielding a ranged weapon.
    • Acquired at Rank 6
  • Buff Heal - Recovers HP when receiving a Buff.
    • Acquired at Rank 8
  • Healing Touch - Increases the HP recovery of your part members when you revive.
    • Acquired at Rank 9
  • High Tension - Increases maximum TP.
    • Acquired at Rank 10

That's it for my Base Class guide for Xenoblade Chronicles X. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Soul Voice Details and Quick Reference Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/od28s/xenoblade-chronicles-x-soul-voice-details-and-quick-reference-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/od28s/xenoblade-chronicles-x-soul-voice-details-and-quick-reference-guide Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:43:39 -0500 Synzer

Soul Voices in Xenoblade Chronicles X can help turn a losing battle into a winning one. It takes timing and a little strategy, but it helps greatly when you get it down. Even if the effects of the specific Soul Voice don't help much, the healing that they all do will.

There is a lot you can do with your character's Soul Voices that are not clear while playing. I'll help by explaining the different types of Soul Voices possible and how to trigger them. For more battle info, check out my Combat Tips.

This guide will go over Soul Voices in Xenoblade Chronicles X including:

  • Soul Voice Basics - What Soul Voices are and how they work.
  • Soul Voice Details - Each type of Soul Voice and how to trigger them.

Soul Voice Basics

Soul Voices are commands the characters shout during battle with a certain color. The color that comes on screen is the type of art you need to use to answer the Soul Voice. So if you see an orange Soul Voice, use a melee art.

Throughout the fight, sometimes you must do a Soul Challenge when your Soul Voice activates. When you see "B" surrounded by circles, press B at the right time to complete it. If you get it in the blue, you get "Good". If you get it in the white, you get "Perfect". Perfect gives a TP bonus.

Answering party members' Soul Voices and Soul Challenges grant bonus effects, damage, and they always heal. Always try to answer a Soul Voice when they come up because they make the battle so much easier.

You can change your character's Soul Voices by going to the Soul Voice menu. You cannot change other members' soul voices.

Since the voices vary, it is a good idea to get as many of the 5 different types of Arts as you can. It is also a good idea to save them during battle for when a Soul Voice activates.

Soul Voice Details

There are 32 different types of soul voices. Your character can use 16 of these at one time. The last 4 are custom, which means you can change the type. I'll list them and how to trigger them.

All triggers are just a chance to activate. There are abilities you can get on weapons and armor that increase the chance to activate certain Soul Voices. Check out my Armor Augment Quick Reference Guide for more details.

  • Draw Melee - Character starts battle by drawing a melee weapon.
    • You can also activate this after combat starts by putting your weapon away with "B", then taking it back out with "A".
  • Draw Ranged - Character starts battle by drawing a ranged weapon.
    • Works just like melee and can be triggered after battle starts.

Xenoblade Chronicles X Soul Voice

  • Opening Art - Character starts a battle by performing an Art.
  • HP Risk - Character's HP falls below 60%.
  • HP Peril - Character's HP falls below 30%.
  • Last Words - Character becomes incapacitated.
  • Heavy Hitter - Character lands a critical hit on the enemy.
  • Dismember - Character attacks and destroys an enemy appendage.
  • Underdog - Character halves the HP of a much larger enemy.
  • Artful Execution - Character successfully uses an Art's special effect.
  • Aura Ready - Character activates an aura using an Art.
  • Activate Overdrive - Character activates Overdrive.
Custom Soul Voices

The last 4 Soul Voice types for your character can be changed. There are 16 different custom Soul Voice options.

  • Finishing Blow - Character delivers the finishing blow to an enemy.
  • Untouchable - Character evades 3 consecutive enemy attacks.
  • Critical Combination - Character lands 3 consecutive critical hits.
  • Wayward Weather - Character witnesses a change in weather during combat.
  • Sprinter - Character sprints for 3 or more seconds.
  • Medicine Man - Character gets healed/buffed by a male ally.
  • Medicine Woman - Character gets healed/buffed by a female ally.
  • Daredevil - Character attacks with an art while HP is below 30%.

Xenoblade Chronicles X Custom Soul Voices

  • Higher Ground - Character attacks an enemy from above.
  • Toppler - Character inflicts Topple on an enemy.
  • Stunner - Character inflicts Stun on an enemy.
  • Sandman - Character inflicts Sleep on the enemy.
  • Binder - Character uses a Skell to Bind an enemy.
  • Skell Crush - Appendage of character's Skell is destroyed.
  • Wrecked Skell - Character's Skell is destroyed and removed from combat.
  • Running on Empty - Fuel of character's Skell falls below 30% in combat.

That's it for my Soul Voice Details and Reference Guide for Xenoblade Chronicles X. Let me know if you have any questions! Please visit my Beginner tips and tricks for more help with the game.

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Guide: How to Unlock Level 5 Field Skills https://www.gameskinny.com/f5iob/xenoblade-chronicles-x-guide-how-to-unlock-level-5-field-skills https://www.gameskinny.com/f5iob/xenoblade-chronicles-x-guide-how-to-unlock-level-5-field-skills Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:02:32 -0500 Synzer

The field skills in Xenoblade Chronicles X let you collect many resources and install data probes. You can level all 3 skills to 4 by increasing your BLADE level. There is a rank 5 to each skill, but you must complete a mission for each skill.

The missions only give riddles and don't show navigation. I'll help you complete each mission by explaining exactly what to do for each objective in all 3 missions. If you're looking for help with anything else related to Xenoblade Chronicles X, check out my Beginner tips and tricks.

This guide will go over unlocking the level 5 BLADE field skills including:

  • Level 5 Field Skill Unlock Requirements - What you need to get level 5 field skills.
  • Off the Record Missions - The missions you need to unlock level 5 for each field skill.

Level 5 Field Skill Unlock Requirements

Every time you level up your BLADE rank, you can choose one field skill to level. You can choose any of the 3, Mechanical, Biological, and Archaeological at any level.

I suggest sticking with one and leveling it up to 4 before switching. Mechanical is the best because they allow you to plant data probes

To unlock level 5, you must first reach level 4. After that, you can pick up a mission to get level 5 from the mission terminal. The mission for each skill is called. "Off the Record." You must do one for each skill, and they all require different objectives.

Off the Record Missions

Each of these missions has 3 objectives you must complete. They are all presented to you in riddles, and you get no navigation help from the Follow Ball.

After you finish the 3 objectives listed, a final objective appears. This last objective for each is just talking to Solan, but it is at a specific place and time. I'll list each mission's riddle objectives, then tell you exactly what you must do for each one.

Mechanical Off the Record Mission
  • After dawn o'er land of white, a rare red foe appears to smile.
    • This is a rare tyrant in Sylvalum named, "Lyla's Galdr". It only appears between 5:00 - 7:00. Go to a cliff east of Lake Ciel, next to FN Site 413.

Xenoblade Chronicles X Mechanical field skill

  • Soar deep into the skies and seek the forgotten land's ultimate peak.
    • This is a high point in Oblivia called "Mount Edge Peak." You need to fly to reach it. It is a mountain across from the Floating Reef, northeast of FN Site 315.
  • Etchings of ancient beasts to find? Seek a stony shore in fired climes.
    • You must collect Savage Sketches. This is a rare collectible found around the eastern cliffs in Cauldros.
  • In suburban glory in a setting sun, the afflicted tell of what's to come.
    • Talk to Solan southwest of the Water Purification Plant in the Residential District in the evening. 
Biological Off the Record
  • Atop the forest's eternal cascade, a bitter baron awaits the blade
    • You must defeat Acid Diluses. You can find these at the top of Everwhelm Falls in Noctilum.
  • Take this elevated corn to hand, atop the peaks of a delusional land.
    • You must collect Pale Maize. This is a rare collectible on the Delusian Mountains in Sylvalum.
  • Above an early land to hover, courting birds whose seal you covet.
    • You must collect Auravis Courtship Feather from auravises. You find them in both Primordia and Oblivia.
  • Where Ordinance takes first breath, collect your spoils after sunset.
    • Talk to Solan at the Outfitters Test Hangar at night.
Archaeological Off the Record
  • Across the table where titans feast, hides an insect you must defeat.
    • This is a tyrant named, Calore, the Lava Walker. You can find it in the lava outside the Infernal Ledges cave in Cauldros.
  • In the court of the forest gods, a brood of sentinels here do flock.
    • You must discover Sentinel's Nest in Noctilum. This is on the east side of Divine Roost, the northern most part of Noctilum.

Xenoblade chronicles X Archaeological field skill

  • If you seek a pure white shell, to the east it does now dwell.
    • You must collect White Forfex Shells. You can get these from Land Forfexes in Oblivia.
  • In fields of green in New LA, ask in the morning to find the way.
    • Talk to Solan in Deliverance Park in the early morning. This is located in the Residential District.

That's all you need to unlock level 5 for each BLADE field skill in Xenoblade Chronicles X. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Armor Augment Quick Reference Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/oy8l2/xenoblade-chronicles-x-armor-augment-quick-reference-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/oy8l2/xenoblade-chronicles-x-armor-augment-quick-reference-guide Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:51:44 -0500 Synzer

Xenoblade Chronicles X has many battle traits you can have on your armor. These are passive abilities that help you in combat. There is no way to see a description of these traits unless you upgrade them or buy augments at the AM terminal in Armory Alley.

I'm going to make things easier by listing the different types of battle traits/augments you can get on your armor and what they do.

This guide will go over armor augments/battle traits in Xenoblade Chronicles X including:

  • Armor Augments/Battle Traits Types - The different types of battle traits you can have on your armor.
  • Armor Augments Info - What each armor augment does.

Armor Augments/Battle Traits

There are 10 types of battle traits you can have on your armor by default, or added from an augment.

  • Stat Increase
  • Skell Enhancement
  • Attribute Resistance 
  • Debuff Resistance
  • Antidamage Measures
  • Overdrive
  • Art Mods
  • Soul Voice
  • Special
  • Anticlimate Measures

I'm going to separate the different types of battle traits/augments for your armor into each category. If you need more info on some of the general terms or basics of the game, check out my Beginner tips and tricks.

Stat Increase
  • Max HP Up/Boost - Up Increases Maximum HP by a certain number. Boost increases it by a percentage.

Xenoblade Chronicles Armor Stat Battle trait

  • Max TP Up/Boost - Increases Maximum TP.
  • Evasion Up/Boost - Increases Evasion.
    • This increases your chance to dodge an attack.
  • Potential Up/Boost - Increases Potential.
    • This increases how much HP is recovered when you complete a soul challenge and how much damage you do with Tension Arts, Arts that use TP.
Skell Enhancement
  • Max HP Drive - Increases maximum Skell HP by a percentage.
  • Max GP Drive - Increases maximum Skell GP by a percentage.
  • Melee Accuracy Drive - Increases  Skell Melee Accuracy by a percentage.
  • Ranged Accuracy Drive - Increases  Skell Ranged Accuracy by a percentage.
  • Evasion Drive - Increases Skell Evasion by a percentage.
  • Melee Attack Drive - Increases Skell Melee Attack by a percentage.
  • Ranged Attack Drive - Increases Skell Ranged Attack by a percentage.
  • Potential Drive - Increases Skell Potential by a percentage.
  • Bind: Refuel - Boost fuel recovery by a number of units per second when binding an enemy.
  • Fuel Efficiency Up - Boost Fuel Efficiency when fighting in a Skell.
    • Higher Efficiency means you use less fuel. 
Attribute Resistance
  • Physical Resistance Up - Increases resistance to Physical attacks.
  • Beam Resistance Up - Increases resistance to Beam attacks.
  • Electric Resistance Up - Increases resistance to Electric attacks.

Xenoblade Chronicles X Attribute Resistance Battle trait

  • Thermal Resistance Up - Increases resistance to Thermal attacks.
  • Ether Resistance Up - Increases resistance to Ether attacks.
  • Gravity Resistance Up - Increases resistance to Gravity attacks.
Debuff Resistance
  • Resist Stagger - Increases resistance to the Stagger debuff.
    • Stagger knocks targets off balance and makes them vulnerable to Topple and Bind.
  • Resist Flinch - Increases resistance to the Flinch debuff.
    • Flinch makes the target unable to act for a certain amount of time.
  • Resist Topple - Increases resistance to the Topple debuff.
    • Topple makes the target vulnerable to further attacks.
  • Resist Knockback - Increases resistance to the Knockback debuff.
    • Knockback pushes the target back a certain distance.
  • Resist Launch - Increases resistance to the Launch debuff.
    • Launch sent the target flying away.
  • Resist Stun - Increases resistance to the Stun debuff.
    • Stun makes the character faint.
  • Resist Sleep - Increases resistance to the Sleep debuff.
    • Sleep stops the target from acting until it gets attacked.
  • Resist Taunt - Increases resistance to the Taunt debuff.
    • Taunt causes the target to attack the user.
  • Resist Control - Increases resistance to the Control debuff.
    • Control makes the target an ally.
  • Resist Virus - Increases resistance to the Virus debuff.
    • Virus causes makes the target unable to use ranged weapons.
  • Resist Blackout - Increases resistance to the Blackout debuff.
    • Blackout reduces the target's accuracy, evasion, and ranged weapon damage.
  • Resist Fatigue - Increases resistance to the Fatigue debuff.
    • Fatigue decreases the target's melee damage.
  • Resist Slow Arts - Increases resistance to the Slow Arts debuff.
    • Slow Arts causes the target's Arts to cooldown slower.
  • Resist Resistance Down - This resists effects of lowering one of the 5 resistances. 
  • Resist Time Bomb - Increases resistance to the Time Bomb debuff.
    • Time Bomb causes the target to take a large amount of damage after a certain amount of time.
  • Resist HP Recovery Down - Increases resistance of the HP Recovery Down debuff.
    • HP Recovery Down reduces the amount of HP recovered by Soul Voices and Arts.
  • Resist Blaze - Increases resistance to the Blaze debuff.
    • Blaze causes thermal damage over time.
  • Resist Debuff Resistance - Increases resistance to having your debuff's duration lowered.
Antidamage Measures
  • HP Rebound - Grants a chance to recover HP when taking damage.
  • TP Rebound - Grants a chance of getting TP when taking damage.
  • Taunt: Barrier - Grants a chance to receive a Barrier when taunted.
    • Barriers absorb a certain amount of damage.
  • Taunt: Decoy - Grants a chance to activate Decoy when taunted.
    • Decoy allows you to evade a certain number of enemy attacks.
  • Taunt: Supercharge - Grants a chance to activate Supercharge when taunted.
    • Supercharge doubles the damage of your next attack.
    • They also have Supercharge, Barrier, and Decoy activation traits for Topple and Stun.

Xenoblade Chronicles X Stun Decoy armor augment

  • Reflect Damage Up - Increases the amount of damage you can reflect back to the attacker.
Overdrive
  • Overdrive: Recover HP - Recovers HP when activating Overdrive.
  • Overdrive: Gain TP - Gains TP when activating Overdrive.
  • Extend Overdrive - Increases the duration of Overdrive.
Art Mods
  • Extend Aura - Increases the duration of Aura effects.
  • Aura Rapid Cooldown - Reduces the cooldown of arts when an Aura is active.
  • Aura: Refuel - Recovers fuel when using an Aura.
  • Extend Taunt - Extends the duration of Taunt effects from your Arts.
  • Extend Control - Extends the duration of Control effects from your Arts.
  • Extend Virus - Extends the duration of Virus effects from your Arts.
  • Extend Blackout - Extends the duration of Blackout effects from your Arts.
  • Extend Fatigue - Extends the duration of Fatigue effects from your Arts.
  • Extend Slow Arts - Extends the duration of Slow Arts effects from your Arts.
  • Extend Debuff Res Down - Extends the duration of Debuff resistance lowering effects from your Arts
Soul Voice
  • Danger Surge - Increases the chance to activate the HP Risk Soul Voice.
  • High Danger Surge - Increases the chance to activate the HP Peril Soul Voice.
  • Incapacitation Surge - Increases the chance to activate the Last Words Soul Voice.
  • Aura Surge - Increases the chance to activate the Aura Ready Soul Voice.
  • Overdrive Surge - Increases the chance to activate the Activate Overdrive Soul Voice.
Special 
  • Reinvigorate - Increases the amount of HP recovered when you get revived.
  • EXP Boost - Increases the amount of experience you receive.
  • Visual Cloaking - Reduces enemy detection by shrinking the enemy's field of view.

Xenoblade Chronicles X EXP Boost Battle Trait

  • Aural Cloaking - Reduces enemy detection by reducing how far they can hear.
  • Terrain Damage Reducer - Reduces the amount of damage taken from Terrain.
  • Antispike - Grants a chance to evade spike damage.
  • Resistance Reducer - Reduces enemy debuff resistance by a certain amount when landing an attack.
  • Treasure Sensor - Increases item drop rate.
  • Untouchable Dash - Increases evasion when sprinting.
  • Focused Evasion - Increases evasion when within enemy melee range.
Anticlimate Measures
  • Fog Screen - Grants immunity to the effects of Fog.
  • Rain Screen - Grants immunity to the effects of Rain.
  • Heavy Rain Screen - Grants immunity to the effects of Heavy Rain.
  • Heat Wave Screen - Grants immunity to the effects of Heat Wave.
  • Sandstorm Screen - Grants immunity to the effects of Sandstorm.
  • Thunderstorm Screen - Grants immunity to the effects of Thunderstorm.
  • EM Storm Screen - Grants immunity to the effects of Electromagnetic Storm.
  • Energy Mist Screen - Grants immunity to the effects of Energy Mist.
  • Rising Energy Mist Screen - Grants immunity to the effects of Rising Energy Mist.
  • Brimstone Rain Screen - Grants immunity to the effects of Brimstone Rain.
  • Spore Screen - Grants immunity to the effects of Spore clouds.
  • Weather Master - Reduces weather damage by a certain amount.

That wraps up all of the Armor Battle Traits/Augments for Xenoblade Chronicles X. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Guide: Skell Info and Combat https://www.gameskinny.com/9m36l/xenoblade-chronicles-x-guide-skell-info-and-combat https://www.gameskinny.com/9m36l/xenoblade-chronicles-x-guide-skell-info-and-combat Fri, 11 Dec 2015 03:28:08 -0500 Synzer

Skells unlock a whole new world in Xenoblade Chronicles X. It is like having a separate character and class that you can completely customize. These mechs are tricky at first, but extremely useful when you get the hang of it.

I'm going to explain how Skells work, and the combat when using one. If you need to know how to get one, check out my guide on How to Unlock Skells. You have to get about halfway through the story, so don't worry if you're near the beginning of the game.

This guide will cover everything about Skell including:

  • Skell Basics and Equipment Info - How Skells work, including the equipment they use.
  • Skell Combat - How combat goes when using a Skell.

Skell Basic and Equipment Info

So you finally got a Skell? Now it's time to figure out how to work it. Before anyone can use a Skell, you must register it to a character.

You can register, and do most Skell-related functions, at the computer in the Blade Barracks. Just select Barracks Hangar at the Terminal, then select the Skell you want.

Xenoblade Chronicles X Skell Customization

Skells have similar stats to your ground character, but with a few extra.

  • GP - Similar to TP for ground character, you can use this to activate overdrive for your Skell.
  • Fuel - This is used when flying, auto-attacking, and Arts. When it runs out, you must refuel to use the Skell again.
    • You can spend Miranium to refuel, or let it happen automatically when nobody is using it.
  • Skell Insurance - If your Skell loses all HP during battle, it is destroyed. Skell insurance pays for the repairs. If you don't have any, you can pay a huge sum of credits to repair.
  • Frame Level - The level a character must be to use the Skell.
Equipment

First, there are different Skell Frames.

  • Light - Low fuel, armor, and HP. Faster and more evasive.
  • Medium - Good all-around stats, but not expert in any one thing.
  • Heavy - Slower and harder to control. High HP, fuel, and armor.

The frame is the main part of the Skell and what you need to register to a character. You can buy other frames starting at level 30. Other frames unlock as you get through the story or invest in manufacturers.

There are 3 frames you can unlock by doing affinity missions.

  • EXCAVATOR - Complete all of Alexa's affinity missions.
  • POLICEMEN - Complete all of H.B.'s affinity missions.
  • YUMBO - Complete all of Boze's affinity missions. 

Once you pick a frame, you can equip the parts. There are 15 individual parts you can equip. Don't get overwhelmed, because 8 of these determine the Arts you get.

  • Side Weapons - These 2 slots are the weapons you auto attack with. They don't affect your arts and you can have two of the same type if you want. You don't need 1 ranged and 1 melee like ground characters.
  • Back, Shoulder, Arm, and Spare Weapons - There are 2 slots for each type and they give your Skell Arts.
    • Some back weapons take up 2 slots so you'll end up with only 7 arts if you use one of these.

Xenoblade Chronicles X Skell weapons

  • Armor - There are 5 armor slots, head, torso, legs, and both arms. They work just like ground character armor.
Arts, Abilities, and Skills

Your ground character's Arts don't matter when you use a Skell since it has its own arts. Skells don't have Skills, but they can benefit from your Class Skills. For example, if you have Beam damage increase, your Skell can get that increase when using Beam damage.

Skell have separate battle stats from ground characters. You can tell by looking at the type of gear your ground character can wear.

Skell wear has different abilities than the other types. Normal gear might have a Melee Attack Up ability. This causes your ground character to deal more melee damage. This does not affect Skell melee damage.

You need to wear Skell Wear if you want to enhance your Skell. Skell wear might have similar ability, but it says Melee Attack Drive. Anytime you see Drive, that means it affects Skells.

Skell Combat

Whenever you fast travel, your Skell automatically comes with you as long as you register it to someone. You can board and exit a Skell by pressing Y near one.

Your Skell fuel appears on the right of the screen, under the mini-map. You can see this at all times, as long as the Skell isn't destroyed. 

Combat in general works the same -- you just use Fuel for all your attacks so you can use them as much as you want when the cooldowns are up. There are some changes, though: Appendages, Cockpit, Binding and Overdrives.

Appendages 

Just like many enemies, your Skell's parts count as Appendages. This means that if they take enough damage, they can break in battle. When this happens, you won't be able to use the weapons or Arts associated with that part.

As long as your Skell isn't destroyed, this heals once the battle is over or you run away.

If your Skell is destroyed, you get a soul challenge. If you get perfect, the Sell gets repaired for free and does not use an insurance. Good repairs it, but uses 1 insurance. Fail repairs it using 2 insurances and leaves your character at 1 HP.

If a party member has their Skell destroyed, they get an automatic perfect and it's repaired for free.

Cockpit

Whenever you use an Art, you have a chance to activate the Cockpit. The camera zooms in to your character inside the cockpit of the Skell and gives bonuses. This resets the cooldowns on all your arts, makes you invincible for a short time, and gives extra GP.

Binding

When you get close to an enemy, you have the chance to get a Bind prompt. This works like Topple and stuns the enemy. Press ZR and ZL to start the bind.

Xenoblade Chronicles X Skell bind

Multiple soul challenges appear and as long as you complete them, you'll keep them bound until time runs out. If you miss any, the bind stops. You also get fuel back for binding.

Overdrive

Like ground characters, when your Skell reaches 3000 GP, you can activate overdrive. It works a little different, though, and each Skell type has its own overdrive. No fuel is used when attacking in Overdrive.

Light Armor Overdrives
  • OBORO (Urban Type) - Deal more damage, take less ranged damage, regen appendages.
  • JINRAI (Formula Type) - Accuracy, Evasion, and Critical Chance increase. Lower cooldowns.
  • HAGANE (Verus Type) - Increases melee damage, twice the appendage regen, and reflects physical attacks.
Medium Armor Overdrives
  • NAGI (Lailah Type) - HP and appendage regen, takes less damage, immune to debuffs.
  • HIBANA (Inferno Type) - Appendage regen, increased ranged damage, and reflects thermal damage.
Heavy Armor Overdrives
  • GEKITETU (Mastema Type) - Reduces damage taken, increases ranged attack, and reflect Beam damage.
  • KURENAI (Amdusias Type) - Absorbs fuel with melee attacks, double Crush damage, and increases melee attack.
  • KAMIKAZE (Urban Type) - Increases accuracy, attack and evasion.
Special Overdrives
  • LEGION (Ares Type) - Increases accuracy, attack, and evasion. Reduces cooldowns and regens appendages.

Overdrives gives a higher chance to activate cockpit for each art used and can be extended up to 5 extra times.

  • 1st - 100% chance to extend, 30% chance to activate cockpit. Last 15 seconds.
  • 2nd - 100% chance to extend, 20% chance to activate cockpit. Lasts 13 seconds.
  • 3rd - 50% plus 20% for each cockpit activated, 30% chance to activate cockpit. Lasts 13 seconds.
  • 4th - 0% plus 20% for each cockpit activated, 20% chance to activate cockpit. Lasts 13 seconds
  • 5th - 0% plus 20% for each cockpit activated, 30% chance to activate cockpit. Lasts 13 seconds.
  • 6th - 20% chance to activate cockpit.

That's it for my Skell info and Combat guide for Xenoblade Chronicles X. Please visit my Beginner tips and tricks if you want help with anything else, and let me know if you have any questions!

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Guide: How to Unlock Skells https://www.gameskinny.com/gniqp/xenoblade-chronicles-x-guide-how-to-unlock-skells https://www.gameskinny.com/gniqp/xenoblade-chronicles-x-guide-how-to-unlock-skells Wed, 09 Dec 2015 07:44:26 -0500 Synzer

Skells are the mechs in Xenoblade Chronicles X. You don't have access to them until halfway through the story and only after completing the Proficiency Exams to get a license.

There is a lot that goes into getting your first Skell, such as defeating hard enemies and gathering materials. I'll explain each exam so that you'll know what to do when the time comes to get your Skell License. Please visit my Xenoblade Chronicles X Beginner tips and tricks for more guides.

This guide will go over unlocking Skells in Xenoblade Chronicles X including:

  • Skell Unlock Requirements - What you need to unlock the ability to use Skells.
  • Proficiency Exams - How to complete all of the Skell Proficiency Exams.

Skell Unlock Requirements

There are 2 lengthy requirements before you can start using Skells.

  • Complete the Chapter 6 story mission.
  • Complete the 8 Proficiency Exams to get your Skell License.

Chapter 6 is about halfway through the story, and each story mission has several requirements before you can complete them.

Each exam comes from one of the 8 Divisions in New LA, and they all deal with the specialty of that Division. You get the missions all at once by accepting the Skell License mission from the Basic Mission Terminal. Just go to barracks to talk to the commander to start them.

I suggest that you get to level 20-25 at least to complete all the missions.

Proficiency Exams

Proficiency Exam 1

This Pathfinder mission requires you to install a data probe in Primordia.

  • Install a data probe at FrontierNav site 117 in Primordia.

You might have this one already, and the mission will complete automatically after you collect them all. If not, it is northeast of the city.

Proficiency Exam 2

This Interceptors mission requires you to defeat several enemies in Noctilum.

  • Defeat 12 blitz blattas in Noctilum.

Just use your map to travel to one of the location nears the objective markers. Use the Follow Ball to take you directly to their locations.

Proficiency Exam 3

This Harriers mission requires you to defeat a level 25 Tyrant in Primordia.

Xenoblade Chronicles X Skell Proficiency Exam

  • Defeat Shatskikh, the Flash in Primordia's Northpointe Cove.

You can look on the map, then use the Follow Ball to get to its location. It doesn't always appear, so just fast travel away and come back until it spawns.

Proficiency Exam 4

This Reclaimers mission requires you to collect a map.

  • Obtain the solar starship map in Noctilum's Humdrum Peaks.

Just use the map and follow Ball to get this one.

Proficiency Exam 5

This Curators mission requires you to gather several materials.

  • Gather 8 rock armadillos in Noctilum.
  • Gather 3 bagflea squashes in Oblivia.
  • Gather 6 multi-speckled ladybugs.

You can find these materials in the caves in each region. You can get bagflea squashes when it is raining or early morning. I suggest fast travelling to a cave during early morning grabbing items, and repeat until you get all 3.

You can go to the barracks to change the time back to early morning if needed.

Proficiency Exam 6

This Prospectors mission requires you to collect revenue from probes.

  • Use FrontierNav to earn over 15,000 credits in a single return.

Use the map and switch to the FrontierNav view. The bottom right shows your mining total and revenue total. You need the revenue total to be over 15,000. 

You can do this easily by placing Research probes at sights that have high ranks in revenue. I would try for C or better. If you have used research probes already, you can switch probes out at anytime and get them back.

Xenoblade Chronicles X Skell Proficiency Exam

Proficiency Exam 7

This Outfitters mission requires you to test a weapon on enemies in Primordia.

  • Defeat 3 Giant Grexes in Primordia using a Trial Knife, Trial Assualt Rifle, or Trial Sword.

These are 3 separate objectives, but you only need to complete one. Equip any of the Trial weapons, then use your map and Follow Ball to get to the Giant Grexes.

Proficiency Exam 8

This Mediators mission requires you to complete 1 of 3 missions.

  • Complete "The Handy Ma-non."
  • Complete "The Pip-Squeak."
  • Complete "That's In-Credible!"

These are all Normal Missions that you can find around New LA. You only need to complete 1 of them. I already had "That's In-Credible!" completed so it was done as soon as I got it. That mission is from the Ma-non ship and requires you to test weapons for them.

When you've completed all 8, go to Walter in the Hangar at the Administrative District and answer his questions. Now move forward to start a cut-scene and get your free Skell.

That's it for my guide on how to unlock Skells in Xenoblade Chronicles X. Let me know if you have any questions! Check out my Skell Info and Combat guide for details on using one.

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Guide: Combat tips https://www.gameskinny.com/4h59x/xenoblade-chronicles-x-guide-combat-tips https://www.gameskinny.com/4h59x/xenoblade-chronicles-x-guide-combat-tips Tue, 08 Dec 2015 08:22:35 -0500 Synzer

Combat in Xenoblade Chronicles X is complicated at first, especially if you didn't play the last game. You can get the hang of it after playing a while, but there is still much to learn.

Even if you think you understand the combat system, there are little things you might miss that make a big difference. I will go over this detailed information to make sure you don't miss anything important. 

This guide will cover the combat system of Xenoblade Chronicles X including:

  • Combat and Art Info - Basics on how the combat system works, as well as details on the different types of Arts.
  • Appendages and Soul Voices - What these are and how important it is to focus on them.
  • Skills - What they do and how to upgrade them.
  • Class Tips - The different classes and why they are important in battle.

Combat and Art Info

Battles are all real time, meaning you don't have to take turns. Your character has 2 weapons, melee and ranged, which you can switch between using the "X" button. To start battle, you must lock on to a target, then press A to ready your weapon.

When you start battle, your character will continue to auto attack with whichever weapon you have currently equipped. You can check this on the screen during battle. It shows your position, as well as how effective it is.

You can switch between different Arts during battle. They have cooldowns, so you'll have to wait until an Art is finished charging to use it again.

Some Arts also have extra cooldowns. When an Art is ready to use, it will start another cooldown. If you wait until it completes, you will get added effects when using the Art.

You can also use it at anytime during the extra cooldown. Each art is used by a melee or ranged weapon. The extra cooldowns only happen when you have the appropriate weapon out.

For example, if you have a purple Art that used a ranged weapon, you must be auto attacking with the ranged weapon to continue the extra cooldown.

Arts

Xenoblade Chronicles X Arts

Arts are the abilities you use during combat. Each Art has 1 of 5 types, which has a specific color:

  • Melee - Orange
  • Ranged - Yellow
  • Debuff - Purple
  • Buff - Green
  • Aura - Blue

It is important to read the descriptions of your Arts because many of them have extra effects. For example, a melee ability might also cause Topple, which knocks the enemy down. A buff could heal you or give resistance, and a debuff could also do a certain type of damage.

Paying close attention to which Arts you equip, what they do, and when to use them in battle is very important.

You can also upgrade Arts using BP (Battle Points). Open up the Arts menu, select the Art you want, then press X to upgrade. Upgrades lower the cooldown, increase damage, and other helpful things.

Appendages and Soul Voices

Most creatures, especially big one, have different appendages you can target in battle. If you focus on these, you can break them. This is important for several reasons:

  • They may topple
  • Soul voices can activate
  • Dangerous abilities and attacks go away
  • A chunk of health goes away

If you are fighting something that has a dangerous stinger, you can target it, destroy it, then not worry about it for the rest of the fight.

To target certain parts, you have to move your character and camera until the part is highlighted and click down on the right stick to lock on. Now you'll target the part until you either destroy it, or unlock it.

You can also make your teammates focus on the target by holding R during battle and pressing Up on the control pad.

Soul Voices

This is one of, if the most, important features in battle. These are things the characters shout during battle with a certain color. The color that comes on screen is the type of art you need to use to complete the Combo. So if you see an orange soul voice, use a melee art.

Throughout the fight, sometimes you must do a soul challenge when a soul voice activates. When you see "B" surrounded by circles, press B at the right time to complete it. If you get it in the blue, you get "Good". If you get it in the white, you get "Perfect". Perfect gives a TP bonus.

Completing these combos and soul challenges grant bonus effects, damage, and they always heal. Always try to complete a soul voice combo when they come up because they make the battle so much easier.

You can change your character's soul voices by going to the soul voice menu. You cannot change other members' soul voices.

Since the voices vary, it is a good idea to get as many of the 5 different types of Arts as you can. It is also a good idea to save them during battle for when a soul voice activates.

Skills

Finally, we come to Skills. These are passive abilities you can set from the Skill menu. They do different things spending on what class you are. Some increase damage, while others can give HP recover or other stat increases.

You can also upgrade skills by using Battle Points, the same way you upgrade Arts. They share Battle points, so keep that in mind when upgrading.

You want to pay attention to which skills you set since you can't use all of them. Look at what types of weapons you use when determining what skills to use.

If you are using Gravity or Electric weapons as a Galactic Knight, you don't want to set the Skills that increase Beam or Ether damage. I would suggest using Beam weapons when playing Galactic Knight, but that's for another guide.

Xenoblade Chronicles X Skills

Class Tips

Your class pays a big role in combat as well. Your class levels separately from your player level. You start at Drifter and can switch to any of the 3 main classes when you reach Rank 10.

  • Drifter - Uses Assault Rifle and Knife with no special benefits
  • Striker - Uses Long Sword and Assault Rifle, or Gatling Gun and Shield. Focus on Melee attacks and HP.
    • Branches into either Samurai Gunner for more damage, or Shield Trooper for tanking.
  • Commando - Uses Dual Swords and Dual Guns, or Sniper Rifle and Javelin. Focuses on positioning in combat with bonuses to accuracy and evasion.
    • Branches into either Winged Viper for precise combat or Partisan Eagle for ranged combat.
  • Enforcer - Uses Raygun and Knife, or Psycho Launcher and Photon Blade. Focuses on supporting allies and debuffing enemies.
    • Branches into either Psycorruptor for controlling battle, or Blast Fencer for using energy weapons.

When you reach rank 10 in any of the main classes, you can pick between 2 specialized classes for each. Each of these classes has a 3rd class you can advance to at rank 10 for a total of 6 end classes.

Each class has certain abilities and stats that focus on different types of combat. Research each class before choosing and make sure you know what your class is good at. Don't pick the Sniper class if you want to do a lot of melee damage or have high defense.

This also goes for the gear you wear. It is good to pick gear that compliments your abilities.

Doing all of this will make battles go much easier, you just need to pay attention to what you're doing.

That's it for my Combat tips for Xenoblade Chronicles X. Please visit my Beginner tips and tricks if you want more help and guides. Let me know if you have any questions or tips of your own!

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Guide: How to Change Character Appearance https://www.gameskinny.com/xgrjf/xenoblade-chronicles-x-guide-how-to-change-character-appearance https://www.gameskinny.com/xgrjf/xenoblade-chronicles-x-guide-how-to-change-character-appearance Mon, 07 Dec 2015 20:36:35 -0500 Synzer

In Xenoblade Chronicles X, you create your own character to use in both multiplayer and solo play. If you get tired of how your character looks, or how their voice sounds, you can change it later in the game.

You must complete certain missions and get far enough through the story to unlock this feature. You cannot change your name, so think hard about that at the beginning. I'll go over what you need to unlock the character customization feature. Check out my Xenoblade Chronicles X Beginner tips and tricks for more help with the game.

This guide will go over unlocking customizing your character in Xenoblade Chronicles X including:

  • Unlock Requirements - What you need to unlock the feature.
  • Mission Details - How to complete the missions required to unlock the feature.

Unlock Requirements

There are 2 missions you must complete: Yardley's Scheme and House of Cards.

Yardley's Scheme is a Normal Mission that you get from Yardley. He is located in Outfitter Test Hangar in the Industrial District.

House of Cards is a basic mission you get from the mission terminal. It does not show up until you finish chapter 5 and the Yardley's Scheme mission.

Mission Details

Yardley's Scheme

In this mission, you must collect a California Sunset and 4 L-002 Space Analyzers. 

You can get a California Sunset from cave areas in Primordia.

House of Cards

This mission requires you to get a keycard for Yardley. You can find it in the Administrative District behind some crates.

  • Use the follow ball to get to the general location. The crates are near door guarded by 2 Skells.

Xenoblade Chronicles X character customization

After that you must visit Yardley in the afternoon. You can change the time of day by going back to a room in the BLADE Barracks.

Once you visit him, he tells you to meet him at late night at the bottom of the Administrative District. You have to go to the bottom then swim. The follow ball takes you straight to him.

Talk to him to unlock the ability to use the machine that changes your character's appearance. This includes everything you did at the beginning when creating a character, even gender and voice. You cannot change your name, though.

You can only use this feature from that machine during late night. You can fast travel to it after you unlock it. It is called Yardley's Hideaway.

Let me know if you have any questions! Feel free to check my Beginner tips and tricks for more Xenoblade Chronicles X info and guides.

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Guide: Multiplayer info and tips https://www.gameskinny.com/0h7hn/xenoblade-chronicles-x-guide-multiplayer-info-and-tips https://www.gameskinny.com/0h7hn/xenoblade-chronicles-x-guide-multiplayer-info-and-tips Mon, 07 Dec 2015 10:02:27 -0500 Synzer

Xenoblade Chronicles X has various multiplayer options ranging from sharing info to do missions with other human players. It is not as simple as just going online and doing missions with other people; you have to complete tasks.

I'm going to help you understand all of the multiplayer features that go into Xenoblade Chronicles X, as well as how to do missions with other people. If you want more general info on the game, check out my Beginner tips and tricks.

This guide will go over everything about multiplayer in Xenoblade Chronicles X including:

  • Squad Info - What squads are and the different types available.
  • Squad Tasks - Different tasks your squad can complete while playing the game.
  • Squad Missions - Specific missions you can do with other players or A.I. characters.

Squad Info

A squad is a 32-player group you are a part of if you are connected to the internet while playing Xenoblade Chronicles X. This is made up of people who picked the same type of squad as you.

  • Lifehold - This squad focuses on solo gameplay. This is for people who want to just explore and play the game without focusing on multiplayer tasks and missions.
  • Conquest - This squad is for those that want to focus on the multiplayer features in the game.
  • Friends - This puts you in a squad that people on your friend's list are in.
    • It automatically puts you in whichever of the 2 squad types your friend picked, so make sure you know what type that is.

Squad members can send messages that everyone in the squad can see. This is helpful for pointing out things they've found, such as locations for certain squad tasks.

  • Achievements of all squad members can also be seen, but you can turn this option off in Social Settings.

You will see NPC versions of squad members throughout the game called, Scout. You can add this A.I. member to your party for a short time. You can also go to the BLADE scout console to choose a specific level and class for a Scout. You may need to pay in-game money to get a Scout.

When you use a Scout, a scout bar fills when you fight with them. These give rewards such as Reward Tickets, Division Points, and resources.

When you get an item, you can choose Treasure Deal if you don't want it. This lets other members in your squad decide if they want it. A random roll occurs, and the item is given to the winner.

Squad Tasks

Xenoblade Chronicles X Squad Tasks

While playing in a squad, the bottom right of your screen shows the current squad tasks. Hold R, then tap L to cycle through the tasks. This gives you detailed info on what you need to do for each task.

Clearing tasks gives benefits to the whole squad and unlock squad missions. The more tasks that get completed by your squad, the more missions you get to try.

Once the timer is up under the squad tasks, you can't do anymore squad missions.

Squad Missions

These are missions you can play with up to 3 other players and only available when one or more squad tasks are completed. You can view these missions, and much more, at the Network Console in the BLADE Barracks.

Players can either recruit of missions or join other players that are getting ready for a mission.

When any member, or members, complete a mission, others cannot do the mission anymore. This means that if you want to complete these squad missions, get on them early to have a better chance.

There are also Time Attack missions. These involve fighting bosses from the main story that you already defeated. You compete for the best time with other players.

You get reward tickets for completing squad tasks and can use them on various materials from the terminal.

All missions have a required level to complete and a sync level. If you are under the required level, you cannot attempt the mission. If you are too high, your level gets synced to the mission, so it isn't too easy.

Divisions

All Divisions have their own level and offer a reward you can choose once a day. The higher your Division's level, the more rewards you can choose from. You can add to your Division by completing the actions your Division specializes in. Check out the Divisions section in my Beginner tips and tricks for more info.

You can also change your Division by using the Network Console.

Xenoblade Chronicles X Network Console

Global Nemesis

These are strong bosses that either spawn regularly, or after conquest progress is filled. This is a fight that the whole squad competes in, separately. A Global Nemesis has an RP Gauge that goes down as Squad members damage him. As the HP goes down, the RP Gauge goes down. When the RP Gauge is full depleted, the monster is defeated.

This means that you will want several teams damaging and defeating the boss until it dies.

That wraps up my multiplayer guide for Xenoblade Chronicles X. Let me know if you have any questions or tips of your own!

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Guide: Beginner tips and tricks https://www.gameskinny.com/ucn9r/xenoblade-chronicles-x-guide-beginner-tips-and-tricks https://www.gameskinny.com/ucn9r/xenoblade-chronicles-x-guide-beginner-tips-and-tricks Fri, 04 Dec 2015 10:06:39 -0500 Synzer

Xenoblade Chronicles X is a massive game with so much to do. It is an action role-playing game with several classes, skills weapons, and mechas called Skells. There is a lot to take in, luckily most of it unfolds over time so you can get used to the game.

There will be plenty of guides for anything you could want for this game, but this guide will get you started. I'll explain all the important systems to give you everything you need to better understand the world of Mira.

This guide will go over all the basics of Xenoblade Chronicles X including:

  • Main Menu, HUD, and Player Character - Main Menu features, what everything on the heads-up display means, and the player character.
  • Equipment - Weapons, armor, and Skells.
  • Battle Mechanics - How the real-time battle system works.
  • Classes, Arts, and Skills - The different classes available to your player character, as well as an explanation of Arts and Skills.
  • New Los Angeles and Missions - The main city and different missions you can get.

Main Menu, HUD, and Player Character

The main menu has several functions: Party, Missions, Ability Chart, Intel, Social, Save, Settings, and Manual.

Xenoblade Chronicles X menu

  • Party has several features that let you check on everyone in the party.
    • Status - Check a character's stats.
    • Ground Gear - Check or change the equipment of a character when they aren't in a Skell.
    • Skell Gear - Check or change a character's equipment when in a Skell.
    • Arts - Check, upgrade, or change a character's Arts.
    • Skills - Check or change a character's Skills.
    • Classes - Check or change the player character's class.
    • Soul Voices - Check a character's Soul Voices. You can customize the player character's Soul Voices.
    • Active Members - View, move, and remove members from your active party.
    • Return to Skell - Warps to your Skell, wherever you left it.
  • Missions - View your missions and their requirements, or set a navigation point for a mission.
  • Affinity - Check the relationships of all the game's characters.
  • Intel - Check your inventory, info on the planet Mira, achievements you earned or can earn, stats of defeated enemies, and all of the items you've collected in the Collectopedia.
  • Social - This shows online information on players you've met, squads, and more.
  • Save - Save your game.
  • Settings - Change several settings of the game including camera and online notifications.
  • Manual - Check the game's manual.
HUD

The game's HUD shows helpful information, including:

  • Weather, Location, and in-game time
  • Mini-map
  • Enemy Level

It also shows controls, like sprinting and jumping, and information on your active party.

Player Character

The player character is the character you create at the beginning of the game. This is the character you control during battle. Your character can change classes, equipment, and join Divisions. This is also the character you use when playing online with other players.

Divisions 

There are 8 divisions you can choose from in the game and they all give support bonuses that you can give to other players. You can change your division by going to the Network Console in the Blade Barracks when online.

Xenoblade Chronicles X Divisions

  • Pathfinders - Recover HP over time with HP Support bonus. Deals with exploration by planting data probes and finding new locations.
  • Interceptors - Increases damage of ranged weapons with Ranged Master bonus. Deals with defeating enemies and completing missions.
  • Harriers - Increases melee damage with Melee Master bonus. Deals with defeating enemies and Tyrants.
  • Reclaimers - Increases the chance of getting items from enemies with Drop Sensor bonus. Deals with planting data probes and finding white whale wreckage.
  • Curators - Increases the chance of getting a critical hit with Critical Master support. Deals with defeating Tyrants and gathering collectibles.
  • Prospectors - Decreases the amount of damage you take with Defense Support. Deals with discovering locations and mining resources.
  • Outfitters - Increases the amount of R&D points you get with R&D Support. Deals with leveling up arms manufacturers and earning R&D points.
  • Mediators - Gives you extra TP when using Arts to attack with TP Support. Deals with training scouted BLADEs and completing missions.

Equipment

Characters can equip weapons, armor, and skells. You don't get access to your own Skell until after Chapter 6 of the story.

Weapons have 6 attributes, which is the type of damage they deal. Physical, Ether, Beam, Thermal, Electric, and Gravity.

They all have a Cooldown stat, which shows the time between auto-attacks. Other stats include:

  • Manufacturer - Who made the weapon.
  • Ammo Count - How many shots per attack.
  • TP Increase - How much TP you get from each attack.
  • Upgrades - How many upgrades you can do and how many you already have.

Armor gives resistances and other stats, like attack and defense. You can equip them to 5 slots: Head, Left Arm, Right Arm, Legs, and Torso. Some armor has Augment Slots that you can put Augments in.

Skells have several things you can change including: color, auto-attack weapons, back weapons, shoulder weapons, arms weapons, spare weapons, and 5 pieces of armor.

The back, shoulder, arms, and spare weapons are like arts.

Battle Mechanics

Battles are all real time, meaning you don't have to take turns. Your character has 2 weapons, melee and ranged, which you can switch between using the "X" button. To start battle, you must lock on to a target, then press A to ready your weapon.

When you start battle, your character will continue to auto attack with whichever weapon you have currently equipped. You can check this on the screen during battle. It shows your position, as well as how effective it is.

You can switch between different Arts during battle. They have cooldowns, so you'll have to wait until an Art is finished charging to use it again.

The Morale Level shows a bar of how well your characters work together. The higher the bar, the more you can activate Soul Voices.

You can move around at any time during battle. This is great for positioning or going to different ranges for certain weapons.

Classes, Arts, and Skills

Your character become one of many classes to earn different Arts and Skills. You start as a Drifter and can branch into 3 main classes. Each of these classes have 2 class options that go even deeper.

You rank up classes by using them in battle. At Rank 10 you can move on to the next stage of your class.

Xenoblade Chronicles X Classes

  • Drifter - Uses Assault Rifle and Knife with no special benefits
  • Striker - Uses Long Sword and Assault Rifle, or Gatling Gun and Shield. Focus on Melee attacks and HP.
    • Branches into either Samurai Gunner for more damage, or Shield Trooper for tanking.
  • Commando - Uses Dual Swords and Dual Guns, or Sniper Rifle and Javelin. Focuses on positioning in combat with bonuses to accuracy and evasion.
    • Branches into either Winged Viper for precise combat or Partisan Eagle for ranged combat.
  • Enforcer - Uses Raygun and Knife, or Psycho Launcher and Photon Blade. Focuses on supporting allies and debuffing enemies.
    • Branches into either Psycorruptor for controlling battle, or Blast Fencer for using energy weapons.
Arts

Arts are the abilities you use during combat. Each Art has 1 of 5 types, which has a specific color:

  • Melee - Orange
  • Ranged - Yellow
  • Debuff - Purple
  • Buff - Green
  • Aura - Blue

This is also important when it comes to Soul Voices. These are things party members shout during combat that have 1 of the 5 types listed above. If you use an Art with the same color, you get special effects that depend on the type of Soul Voice.

A Soul Challenge can also appear during battle for the player character. When you see "B" surrounded by circles, press B at the right time to complete it. If you get it in the blue, you get "Good". If you get it in the white, you get "Perfect". Perfect gives a TP bonus.

Skills

These are passive abilities that do things like increase damage to a certain enemy type or increase certain stats. Each class has their own Skills, just like Arts.

New Los Angeles and Missions

This is where you'll do all your planning before going out to battle. You can freely roam the city to visit many districts.

Industrial District

Home to Repenta Diner and the Outfitter Test Hangar. The factories are also located here.

Commercial District

Places like cafes and malls are found here. As more aliens arrive, this place gets bigger.

Administrative District

This is where you'll shop, check the Divisions, get missions, and home to the Blade Barracks.

Residential District

Home and other places to make Mira feel more like our old home, Earth.

Missions

Xenoblade Chronicles X missions

There are 4 types of missions: Story, Basic, Normal, and Affinity.

  • Story Missions progress the story. There are multiple chapters and story missions have requirements before you can start them.
  • Basic and Normal Missions are side missions. Both give experience, money, and other rewards. Basic are simpler missions and normal missions require more effort.
  • Affinity Missions show stories between your party members. They can unlock things like new abilities and party members.

That's all for my Beginner Tips and Tricks for Xenoblade Chronicles X. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Super Smash Bros

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For some this is the biggest piece of NEWS this year. Fans of Final Fantasy and Smash Bros will be pleased that one of the most requested characters has been announced. Cloud Strife is here with his buster sword and a new stage in tow. There are no dates on when he will be available, but we were told to expect news in early December. Have fun playing matches to the classic Final Fantasy theme song that will also be included.

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The Wii U has not been totally abandoned by third party developers. There are still quite a few games coming to the console.
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Hive Jump- Q1 2016

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Kerbal Space Program- Q1 2016

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Mighty No. 9- 2/9/2016

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Lego Marvels Avengers- 1/26/2016

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Terarria 4/12/2016

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Dragon Quest: VII & VIII

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Both games were announced and are set to release next year.

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Hyrule Warriors: Legends 

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Another bevy of good news; Hyrule Warriors: Legends gives us much to look forward too. A new original character was announced; a girl named Linkle that uses double crossbows. She is the first female version of Link. The release date was announced as March 25, 2016. You will also get a new home menu theme for your 3DS when you purchase the game.

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Pokemon: Blue, Red, and Yellow

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We were all blindsided by this one. All three of the first generation Pokemon games are coming to the eshop. The games will be true to their original versions sans one feature; players no longer need a link cable to trade Pokemon. You can now use wifi to trade and battle with your friends. These release the same day as the originals did twenty years ago -- February 27, 2016.

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MegaMan: Legacy Collection

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A collection of the first six MegaMan games; this title offers a lot of content for fans to collect in game. The game will have exclusive challenges that can only be accessed using a MegaMan amiibo. On that note there was also a new gold colored Megaman amiibo announced. It can only be obtained by purchasing a copy of the game's collector's edition. The game is available February 23, 2016.

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Final Fantasy: Fates

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Fans already knew the game would be releasing in two parts simultaneously. But today all the options for obtaining all three games was revealed. After completing one of the two launch games players will be given the choice to purchase the other game as half price. There is also a bundle available, as well a collectors edition that comes with an art-book and carrying pouch for your DS. This is available for $79.99. Other DLC maps are also planned for the games.

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Final Fantasy Explorers

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This game was initially released in Japan last December and has received a few updates since. The North American version of the game will gave players access to all of the game's released DLC free of charge. There is also a collectors edition releasing. It will include the game, an art-book, a CD sampler. and exclusive quests. Pick this up on January 26, 2016

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Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam 

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A release date of January 22, 2016 was announced. If you love Mario RPG's then you need this title. New battle cards with effects to help you get past tricky levels and challenges were revealed. You can use your amiibo to create character cards which are more powerful than battle cards. Mario party amiibos will be compatible with this tittle.

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Pokken Tournament

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The fighting game everyone is waiting for received some new footage. It was also revealed how players would be able to access the Shadow Mewtwo character that leaked a while back. If your copy is from the first production run; players will receive a special card that allows them to use the character immediately. If not, players can complete a few things in game and use him later. The game releases Spring 2016 for Wii U.

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StarFox Zero

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Starfox Zero was finally given a new release date. After being pushed back from this holiday season, the game is now slated to release April 22, 2016. Mark your calendars now, people.

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amiibo

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Of course these popular little trinkets were center stage. Almost every game had a mention of them. We also received a release date for some of the Animal crossing and the Lucas figures -- January 22nd

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There are also four great new games coming to the Nintendo eShop. Nintendo is obviously eyeing its casual gamer market.

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  • Typo Man-November 19th
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  • Fast Racing Neo-December
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  • Steam World Heist-December
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  • Pokemon Picross-December
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Nintendo Badge Arcade

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A free to start title, this game gives you badges to customize your 3DS home screen. Collect the badges using a claw game. Players can pay to receive more chances to collect the badges. Some badges will be limited edition, so make sure you check back often if this is something you are interested in.

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Xenoblade Chronicles X

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For those waiting on a new Metroid or Legend of Zelda game this is the best Nintendo is offering; an open world space adventure that will release on December 4th. If buying the game physically, there are four packs that can be pre-installed to allow the player to load up the game faster. It is recommended to download the first pack at the least.

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Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

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An all-new move was revealed for this game. Performing a jump smash will allow players to jump up and attack the ball before it has had a chance to bounce on their side. This will add a new layer of strategy to matches. Knock your opponent off balance then use the jump smash from the designated point to perform an ultra smash.

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There are also mega battles where Toad will add mega Mushrooms to the match to make characters larger; how exciting? Add in amiibos to use as a partner in online and expedition matches.

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Animal Crossing amiibo Festival

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This game will initially launch packaged with two amiibos and will be the only way to acquire the Isabelle and Digby amiibos. Digby will be even more exclusive as he is only available with the launch copy of the game. Some of the games puzzles and game modes were also showcased. 

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Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

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This game will release on November 20th and feature every single known Pokemon.  The new connection orb will allow you to send and receive rescue requests. The game will also come with a free theme for your 3DS.

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Splatoon

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Nintendo has done well keeping this seasons sleeper hit stocked with new content. This was the largest update to a previously released game announced.

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  • 80 pieces of new gear and outfits
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  • 27 new weapon
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  • New maps- Both have features that will have you changing your strategy as the match progresses.
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    • Museum d' alfonsino
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    • Mahi-Mahi Resort 
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  • New updates through July
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  • New matchmaking
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  • No additional charge
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  • New website to track stats
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  • A Nintendo treehouse tournament is also planned for next year. There are also player tournament modes in development.
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Super Mario Maker

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A new portal site was announced that will allow you to search for particular levels on your PC or mobile device. Search for the type of level you wish to play or bookmark one you find while browsing. 

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The Legend of Zelda Tri-Force Heroes.

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A free update is being developed that will add the Den of Trials areas. Unlike normal dungeons where there might be 4 challenges, these levels will have an overwhelming amount at 30 plus! Did we mention that you and your team must defeat every single enemy in a stage to move on to the next one. But don't be discouraged; the den has checkpoints littered throughout to help you make it a little further.

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New outfits are also planned: Linebeck's Uniform, which will let you see inside of chest before opening them, and The Fierce Deity Armor, which will make your sword fire off beams in four different directions.

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These are both free updates that will release on December 2nd.

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Zelda Wii U

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New gameplay footage for this tittle was shown after the reveal of Twilight Princes HD. The new WolfLink amiibo will have an effect when used with this game.

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The release window was not updated and the game is still slated for a Wii U release sometime in 2016.

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

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After a weeks of speculation and rumor, Twilight  Princess HD received an official announcement. The first announcement of the event included enhanced visuals, a new wolf Link amiibo, and other enhanced features. This will be a fun experience even for those who have played this classic a few times. The game will also be compatible with other amiibos from the smash series. Twilight Princess HD releases March 4th 2016. Preorder now to receive the official soundtrack for free.

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Did you miss the Nintendo Direct event? Here's a recap of all that was announced earlier this week. Everything Nintendo has planned through early 2016 now has a release date. If you're a Nintendo fan, there is much to celebrate.

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Pre-Order Xenoblade Chronicles X, get a free pizza voucher https://www.gameskinny.com/q19g4/pre-order-xenoblade-chronicles-x-get-a-free-pizza-voucher https://www.gameskinny.com/q19g4/pre-order-xenoblade-chronicles-x-get-a-free-pizza-voucher Tue, 03 Nov 2015 10:30:15 -0500 Daniel R. Miller

Are you sick of seeing timed exclusivity and emotes being the pinnacle of pre-order bonuses these days? I know I am, and I'd like to see some company or retail outlet get creative in what they reward customers with for committing to a purchase. Enter Best Buy.

According to a recent PR News release on their website, Best Buy is offering players a $10 pizza voucher as a reward for pre-ordering the upcoming JRPG epic, Xenoblade Chronicles X.

Unfortunately, as is to be expected, there are a few limitations.

  • First of all, you must pre-order the game by December 3rd, which isn't unreasonable considering that the game officially launches the next day on December 4th.
  • You must complete your Pre-order purchase by December 10th, which is also nice as it gives you about a week to decide whether or not you want to keep the game.
  • The Collector's Edition is excluded from this promotion.
  • You are given a code for the voucher that must be entered on XCXPizzaCash.com by January 14, 2016. After doing so, you are given a virtual pre-paid Mastercard that can be used wherever MasterCard is accepted, but only for purchasing pizza.
  • The voucher must be redeemed by January 31, 2016.

Quick Take: This is an interesting idea, but as you start to read the fine print, it gradually feels more and more restrictive. This isn't necessarily a shock, it's simply the way most free pre-paid card terms work. In the grand scheme of things, I think this is a much more attractive offer than an emote I'll never use or advance access to DLC I'll get to play in a week. Besides, nothing beats a belly full of pizza.

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Nintendo's first-party release calendar 2015-2016 https://www.gameskinny.com/lfe4n/nintendos-first-party-release-calendar-2015-2016 https://www.gameskinny.com/lfe4n/nintendos-first-party-release-calendar-2015-2016 Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:51:34 -0400 David Fisher

While Nintendo might not have the best reputation when it comes to third-party titles, their first-party lineup rarely fails to impress players. However, with many big titles being pushed further back each passing day, I've decided to compile this list of upcoming games that can tide you over until the next big Legend of Zelda or Star Fox hit!

Wii U

Xenoblade Chronicles X

Release Dates:

  • JP: April 29, 2015
  • NA/EU: December 4, 2015

Xenoblade Chronicles X is the latest title in Monolith Soft's Xeno series of video games. In it, players will be able to command their very own "Skells" ("Dolls" in the Japanese version). The game looks and feels much like its predecessor Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii and 3DS, but aims to take full advantage of the Wii U's hardware. Science-Fiction and Mecha fans will certainly want to keep their eye out for what looks to be a promising smash hit.

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

Release Dates:

  • JP: November 21, 2015
  • EU: November 20, 2015
  • NA: November 13, 2015

One of the few games coming to North America before PAL releases, Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival is a virtual board game that bears similarities to the Mario Party series of games. The game requires amiibo cards and toys to play, and looks like a somewhat decent game. I mean, surely it can't be worse than Mario Party 10, right?

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

Release Dates:

  • International: ~November 20th, 2015

One of Nintendo's least talked about titles, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash aims to add... something to the regular tennis formula. Previous Mario Tennis titles have seen Mario and co. getting special rackets, power-ups, and more. However, we have heard and seen nothing about Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash other than a 50-second teaser trailer where players pick up Mega Mushrooms. All we know is that this game will probably offer more of the same that we expect from Mario Sports games, and that's never a bad thing.

Genei Ibun Roku #FE

Release Dates:

  • JP: December 26, 2015
  • NA/EU: TBA 2016

Originally announced as Shin Megami Tensei X Fire EmblemGenei Ibun Roku #FE is a turn-based RPG that takes elements of the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem series, combining them into a colorful game centralized around music, swords, and demons. From what footage has been released so far, Genei Ibun Roku #FE looks like an over-the-top fun RPG that fans of either series will undoubtedly be excited to get their hands on.

The Legend of Zelda: Wii U

Release Date:

  • International: TBA 2016

If Nintendo had stuck to their original plans, we would be seeing a Wii U Legend of Zelda title flying off store shelves in the next few months. However, the game has since been pushed back to 2016. The game promises to include a massive overworld, non-linear gameplay, and more horse-riding action than previous Legend of Zelda titles. Let's just hope that those rumors about Twilight Princess HD are true so that it can tide us over until Zelda U is ready.

Pokken Tournament

Release Date: 

  • International: Spring 2016

Ever want to see Pokemon fight in a real-time environment, just like they do in the anime? Pokken Tournament is the game you've been waiting for. Similar to Namco's Tekken series, Pokken Tournament gives players control of a roster of familiar Pokemon as they relentlessly battle in circular arenas in true arcade fashion. This is looking to be one of the major Wii U titles in the foreseeable future post-2015.

Star Fox Zero

Release Date:

  • International: April 22, 2016

Another game that players were hoping to see in less than a month from now, Star Fox Zero has since been delayed until early next year. The game features classic on-rails and all-range modes that we have seen in games like Star Fox 64, but with all new dual-screen mechanics and transformation abilities. Hopefully - like Zelda U - the delays will improve the game beyond expectations.

Nintendo 3DS/New 3DS

The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes

Release Dates:

  • JP: October 22, 2015
  • NA/EU: October 23, 2015
  • AUS: October 24, 2015

Tri-Force Heroes seeks to offer a more co-operative experience than the competitive nature of the Legend of Zelda: Four Sword series. In Tri-Force Heroes three heroes bearing a resemblance to Link set out across the kingdom of Hytopia to stop the evil Drablands Witch, who has put a curse of ugliness on the beautiful Princess Styla. The game looks to be much more whimsical than previous Legend of Zelda titles, and only time will tell if this game lives up to the franchise's standards.

Yo-Kai Watch

Release Dates:

  • JP: July 11, 2015
  • NA: November 6, 2015
  • AUS: December 5, 2015
  • EU: TBA 2016

A game that has recently trumped Pokemon in Japan for sales, Yo-Kai Watch aims to be the next big thing in childhood monster-catching. While it will be interesting to see whether or not Yo-Kai Watch has the same international success as Pokemon; if its sales are anything to go off of, Yo-Kai Watch might just be the go-to brand in the near future. Better watch out Pokemon Company!

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

Release Dates:

  • JP: September 17, 2015
  • NA: November 20, 2015
  • EU/AUS: First-Half 2016

Speaking of Pokemon, the Pokemon Company seems to be carrying on with the success of its Mystery Dungeon spin-off series with Super Mystery Dungeon on the 3DS. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon will be the first Mystery Dungeon title to have all 721 Pokemon in full 3D. If dungeon crawling is your thing, Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon might just be up your alley.

Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam Bros.

Release Dates:

  • JP: December 3, 2015
  • EU: December 4, 2015
  • AUS: December 10, 2015
  • NA: January 22, 2016

Following the trend of almost releasing every 3 years, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. is the 5th installment of both the Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario series. In this game, Mario and Luigi team up with Paper Mario to put all of the characters in the Paper Mario world back where they belong after Luigi trips over a mysterious book and lets them loose. Both series are known for their hilarious antics and timing focused turn-based RPG elements, and so seeing what Nintendo does with both series in the same game is sure to be interesting.

Hyrule Warriors: Legends

Release Dates:

  • JP: January 21, 2016
  • International: March 25, 2016

Hyrule Warriors: Legends is a 3DS port of the well-received Hyrule Warriors game on the Wii U. The game features everything that was found in the Hyrule Warriors Wii U title - including DLC maps and characters - as well as several new characters, maps, bosses, and battlegrounds. The game can also link up with the Wii U title to unlock all the characters added in the 3DS version, although other features may - or may not - be exclusive to Legends.

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest/Birthright

Release Dates:

  • JP: June 25, 2015
  • International: TBA 2016

The latest installment in Nintendo's Fire Emblem tactical strategy games, Fire Emblem Fates sees the player take control of their very own avatar who is torn between two sides - their adopted home, and their birth home - in a war orchestrated by an unknown force. The game features interesting new classes that seem to be based off feudal Japan or Europe depending on the game you choose.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Release Date:

  • International: TBA 2016

This game has received a lot of controversy since its reveal at E3 2015. However, the game still appears to be in development with a release date in 2016. The developers have since released information that the game will have both a single player element, and have Nintendo's leading lady - Samus Aran - make an appearance. We can only wait and see if this game will live up to the expectations of Metroid Prime fans.

Bravely Second: End Layer

Release Dates:

  • JP: April 23, 2015
  • International: TBA 2016

Bravely Second acts as the sequel to Bravely Default, a game that sought to bring back classic Final Fantasy elements that have not been seen in the series since the days of Final Fantasy games on the Super Nintendo. While not much information has been released about international distribution, it is known that the game will be arriving in other regions... eventually.

Will there be more?

That is the question on the minds of Nintendo fans. With the NX looking like it will be released in 2016, many of us will be wondering if the Wii U or 3DS will receive more first-party support before the next console comes around the corner.

Unfortunately, it looks like this might be the end of the foreseeable release calendar for now. These titles do look promising, though, so let's keep our heads held high and enjoy these first-party titles as they come!

Also, remember to keep this article on hand as I will update it whenever news comes around about new release dates and games in the future!

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Xenoblade Chronicles X: Special Edition Boxset https://www.gameskinny.com/makmy/xenoblade-chronicles-x-special-edition-boxset https://www.gameskinny.com/makmy/xenoblade-chronicles-x-special-edition-boxset Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:55:59 -0400 Courtney Gamache

In honor for the release of Xenoblade Chronicles X in North America, Nintendo has put together a wonderful special edition package that gives the gamer a bunch of awesome gear themed for Xenoblade

If you feel like playing Xenoblade Chronicles X, you can find it exclusively on the Nintendo Wii U for the normal price of $59.99; with the special edition bundle will cost $89.99.What to expect in the Special Edition

The special edition box contains four major pieces to complete anyone's Xenoblade collection. Made specifically for Xenoblade Chronicles X, within the edition is:

  • Digital soundtrack on custom USB with 10 songs
  • Art book with over 100 pages of game concept designs
  • Physical game disc with artwork on box
  • Matted 5x7 art card

While the wait for Xenoblade Chronicles X is a few months, due on December 4th 2015, there has been plenty of hype building from the gameplay trailer featured at this past E3 of 2015. The main goal behind this game is to protect humanity in hopes of survival. What other reason do you need? It's time to suit up just like the trailer tells us to.

What do you think of the Xenoblade Chronicles X: Special Edition? Would you buy that over the normal game-only option? Any expectations for the gameplay? Share your thoughts below!

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Xenoblade Chronicles X release date revealed by Nintendo https://www.gameskinny.com/i32up/xenoblade-chronicles-x-release-date-revealed-by-nintendo https://www.gameskinny.com/i32up/xenoblade-chronicles-x-release-date-revealed-by-nintendo Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:36:46 -0400 mrivera269

Nintendo announced that Xenoblade Chronicles X for the Wii U will have a December 4th, 2015 release date.

Xenoblade Chronicles X is a massive sci-fi role-playing game from Monolith Soft, makers of Baten Kaitos and the original Xenoblade Chronicles, coming exclusively to the Wii U. 

For those who haven't heard of Xenoblade Chronicles X, it may very well be the saving grace of a failing console; the original Xenoblade Chronicles was one of the best RPGs on the Wii. The game has already been released in Japan for two months. Famitsu magazine gave the game a 34/40, Dengeki referred to the game as a masterpiece. The game was also the most downloaded game in Japan for the month of May with 23,000 copies of the game being downloaded on top of physical sales.

The Wii U is lacking in graphic power, compared to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the art style and colors alone makes Xenoblade look as amazing as any PlayStation 4/Xbox One game. 

Xenoblade's art style is enough to look amazing on the underdog Wii U console.

Xenoblade Chronicles X also features a massive open-world, with no restrictions on where you want to explore. Everything you see, you can explore. Stay tuned for more coverage on Xenoblade Chronicles X as we inch closer to the release date. 

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