The Flame Clock is a new system added into Xenoblade Chronicles 3 which was released on July 29th 2022. This page will take you through everything you need to know about it.
What Does The Flame Clock Do?
The Flame Clock can be found to the bottom left of the mini-map which is located at the top right of your screen. The Clock will increase when you defeat enemies throughout Aionis and by keeping the clock filled up will increase your characters overall states. However, if you allow the clock to get low, then your stats will decrease, so you’ll want to make sure you keep it up.
It’s pretty difficult to allow the clock to become empty unless you’re actively avoiding every enemy as you travel to each quest. Additionally, you’ll want to avoid allowing it to be empty, as it will cause bosses to become a lot harder than they’re meant to be and prevent you from progressing the story. Unfortunately, this new mechanic becomes irrelevant towards the end of chapter 1.