Xenoblade Chronicles 2 recently received its 1.4.0 patch update, and with it comes a couple of new Rare Blades, with the promise of more to come throughout the month of May. All players can now find the Rare Blade T-elos, a character from Xenosaga, for absolutely free. Poppibuster is also free, but only for owners of the Expansion Pass.
What’s more, you can’t just grab these Rare Blades right out of the gate, either. There’s a bit of setup required to get each one. But their battle abilities make them well worth it, so let’s get this guide started.
How to Get T-elos
T-elos is the easiest of the new Rare Blades to get — given you’ve beaten the game. In order to obtain her, you simply need to open Core Crystals in the Advanced New Game mode (aka NG+), which you can access from the Title Menu after watching the credits roll.
As per usual for DLC Blades in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, her encounter rate is actually fairly high, so don’t worry about farming too many Core Crystals.
T-elos is a Dark element ATK Blade that wields a scythe under the Greataxe weapon class. Her focus is all about maximizing damage potential, with Battle Skills that increases damage for each defeated enemy. They even increase damage whenever you die in combat.
How to Get Poppibuster
Poppibuster is only available to DLC owners. To get this Rare Blade, you’ll nee to complete a tricky side quest. Here are the steps you need to take, all in the proper order.
First, you need to have Poppy α, Nia, and Morag in your Party and be on Chapter 5 or beyond in order to start the quest. Then, you must accept the Shiny New Power quest from the DLC Blade List — Distribution 1 gift in the Expansion Pass menu.
Once you’ve done that, head over to Tora’s House in Torigoth, and you’ll trigger a cutscene to start the quest. You’re asked to gather data by performing specific Special Attacks with different types of Common Blades.
Specifically, this Xenoblade 2 quest will task you with performing the following attacks:
- Beam Barrage: The Level 3 Special Attack of a Common Female Blade wielding an Ether Cannon.
- Assault Rush: The Level 2 Special Attack of a Common Male Blade wielding Knuckle Claws.
- Dual Fang: The Level 2 Special Attack of a Common Dog Blade wielding Twin Rings.
- Axe Throw: The Level 3 Special Attack of a Common Male Blade wielding a Greataxe.
- Aerial Shield: The Level 1 Special Attack of a Common Female Blade wielding a Shield Hammer.
- Flash Bomb: The Level 1 Special Attack of a Common Female Blade wielding a Bitball.
- Beam Halberd: The Level 2 Special Attack of a Common Giant Blade wielding a Megalance.
- Multi Raid: The Level 3 Special Attack of a Common Male Blade wielding a Chrome Katana.
Since Special Attacks differ depending on the type of Common Blade you’re using, you’ll need to have a bunch of really specific Blades on hand in order to complete this quest.
You’ll likely find yourself opening more than a few Core Crystals just to try and find the right Common Blades for the job — especially for the Meglance-wielding Giant, considering the Giant variant is rare enough as is.
Once the data for all eight of the Special Attacks have been collected, you’ll just need to follow the quest objective to talk to an NPC. Afterward, pop over to find a treasure chest for them, and then talk to the NPC again. You’ll receive Poppibuster.
This Rare Blade is unique because it’s not bonded to anyone. In other words, it can be used by any member in the Party.
She’s a Light element TNK Blade that wields a Shield Hammer. Her unique combat abilities make her an excellent choice for the Main Tank in your party. Not only is she good at drawing aggro, but she’s great at dealing damage when she has that aggro.
While T-elos and Poppibuster aren’t the easiest Rare Blades to get, they are certainly worth picking up, especially for those who want more of this fantastic RPG.
What do you think of the New Rare Blades? And what kinds of Rare Blades do you think the developers plan on adding next? Sound off in the comments below!
If you need any more help on your journeys in Alrest, be sure to check out some of our Xenoblade Chronicles 2 guides:
- Best Ways to Grind for Rare Blades
- Combat Guide: Excel at Blade Combos, Driver Combos, and Chain Attacks
- Beginner’s Guide: Tips for New Drivers