Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Skill Trees

By
Ben Chard
,
Jarrod Garripoli
, &
Seren Morgan-Roberts

Daring Skill Tree

The Daring skill tree, when prioritized, will improve Seven’s Strength stat. The Strength stat will be raised as follows, which is based on the number of skills that have been unlocked in this skill tree: 10/30/40/50/70/100.

Icon Skill Effect SP Cost Link Cost
Battle Stance 75% chance to grant Strength Up 15% buff at start of battle 300 2
Opening Blow Increases damage of the first strike of battle by 50% 700 6
Nimble Feet Increases movement speed by 4% 1000 5
Physical Resilience Reduces physical damage taken by 10% 2000 30
Showdown Stance All Stats Up buff at start of battle with higher-level monsters 3500 19

Courage Skill Tree

The Courage skill tree, when prioritized, will improve Seven’s Critical Hit Rate. Critical Hit Rate will be raised as follows, which is based on the number of skills that have been unlocked in this skill tree: 4%/6%/8%/10%/15%.

Icon Skill Effect SP Cost Link Cost
Mechonis Equipment Allows special armour from Mechonis to be equipped
Desperate Daggers Increases counter-attack rate when HP is at half by 15% 700 2
Second Wind Increases amount of HP restored when revived by 20% 1000
Ultimate Strike Increases damage of critical hits by 20% 2000 13
Unwavering Courage Fills Party Gauge by 50 if two allies are Incapacitated 3500 28

Zeal Skill Tree

The Zeal skill tree, when prioritized, will improve Seven’s HP stat. The HP stat will be raised as follows, which is based on the number of skills that have been unlocked in this skill tree: 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%/15%.

Icon Skill Effect SP Cost Link Cost
Desperate Defence Increases block rate by 15% when HP is at 50% or less 300 2
Swift Strike 20% chance of Haste buff for 30 seconds at the start of a battle 700 4
Acceleration Increases EXP gained from battles by 20% 1000 20
Strength of Will Reduces ether damage taken by 10% 2000 30
Strong Links Grants Haste buff for 15 seconds with Burst Start Affinity 3500 20

Rashness Skill Tree

  • Complete the Oath Sword Quest in Fallen Arm to unlock this Skill Tree.

The Rashness skill tree, when prioritized, will improve Seven’s Critical Hit Rate. Critical Hit Rate will be raised as follows, which is based on the number of skills that have been unlocked in this skill tree: 2%/5%/10%/12%/15%/20%.

Icon Skill Effect SP Cost Link Cost
Vision Mode Boosts damage of next Art by 25% when warned of a Vision 200 18
Ultimate Counter All counter attacks are also critical hits 500 60
Vital Force 2% chance that dealing damage will fill the Talent Gauge 800 70
Critical Combo All double attacks are also critical hits 1000 75
Explosion of Energy Using talent arts will raise tension by one level 1500 80

Innocence Skill Tree

  • Complete the Battling Brutes Quest on Bionis’ Leg to unlock this Skill Tree.

The Innocence skill tree, when prioritized, will improve Seven’s Ether Defence stat. The Ether Defence stat will be raised as follows, which is based on the number of skills that have been unlocked in this skill tree: 2%/5%/10%/12%/15%/20%.

Icon Skill Effect SP Cost Link Cost
Maiden’s Power Improves Chain Attack damage when in battle with Shulk 200
Maiden’s Courage Increases Arts damage if warned of a vision by Shulk 500
Maiden’s Blessing Restores HP when taking damage when in battle with Shulk 800
Maiden’s Zeal Prevents tension from becoming low if in battle with Shulk 1000
Maiden’s Miracle Grants All Stats Up buff when encouraged by Shulk 1500

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    1 June 2020
  • Last Updated
    12 September 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard, Jarrod Garripoli, Seren Morgan-Roberts

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The guide for Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough featuring coverage of all Chapters, Quests, Affinity Charts, and much more. Including an in-depth walkthrough of Future Connected, the new story and all of the new changes that Definitive Edition brings.

Inside this guide you will find:

  • A Complete Walkthrough - Taking you through the main story and side quests.
  • An indepth Quests section - All the side quests found in the different cities and regions.
  • Extensive Tour Guide section - Annotated maps and details on enemies found in each region.
  • Full coverage of Future Connected - Everything you need to know about the new DLC!
  • Detailed information on all Characters - Pages dedicated to Arts and Skill Trees for each character.
  • And guides covering: Equipment, Gems, Affinity Charts, Records & Trials.

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