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Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Ben Chard, Jarrod Garripoli, Seren Morgan-Roberts
First Published: 01-06-2020 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-07-2020 / 10:43 GMT
Version: 0.8 (????) 12-07-2020 / 11:59 GMT

The Ether Mine is an area below Colony 6, with its lowest point housing a river of ether. A large portion of this dungeon will be blocked off after completing it, so it's important to thoroughly explore it for all of its goodies before progressing the main story to the end there. Only the cave portion (the first area) will remain accessible.

Important: Once you complete the story portion of the Ether Mine, a lot of areas from the Central Pit - Entrance landmark and lower will be inaccessible.


Note: The items are listed in the exact order as you input them into the Collectopaedia, so it's easy to know which one(s) you are missing.

Category Items Reward
Animal Light Bat, Black Frog, Yellow Cat Back Atk Plus II
Bug Black Beetle, Rubber Mantis, Mystery Firefly Bleed Defence III
Nature Charcoal Leg, Ether Pebble, Rumble Coal Recovery Up II
Parts Black Chip, Ready Coil Topple Up II
Strange Love Crane Fire Abron Muscle Up II
  • The reward for finishing the Collectopaedia for this area is a Rayon Pike (weapon for Reyn)


Landmark When Available Area
Drainage Tunnel First Visit GF
Drainage Control Room First Visit GF
Mining Base First Visit GF
Central Pit - Entrance First Visit GF
Personnel Lift 2 First Visit GF
Freight Elevator First Visit GF
Glowmoss Lake (Secret) First Visit GF
Regulation Piston First Visit B1F
Personnel Lift 3 First Visit B3F
Central Pit - Base Level First Visit B4F
  • The landmarks marked in bold cannot be used once you complete this area in the main story.


Location When Available Area
Test Pit 1 First Visit GF
Test Pit 2 First Visit GF
Test Pit 3 First Visit GF
Storage Depot First Visit GF
Central Terminal First Visit GF
Test Pit 4 First Visit GF
Observation Point First Visit GF
Central Pit - Level 1 First Visit GF
Central Pit - Level 2 First Visit B1F
Central Pit - Level 3 First Visit B2F
Freight Elevator First Visit B3F
  • The locations marked in bold cannot be accessed once you complete this area in the main story.

Normal Enemies

Enemy Level Location
Colony Lizard 19-21 Test Pit 4
Colony Upa 19-21 Ground Floor
Drunk Vang 18-20 Test Pit 2 and Test Pit 4
Junk Krabble 20 Test Pit 2
M32 Transport Unit 19-21 Regulation Piston, Central Pit - Level 2, Central Pit - Level 3
M42 Scout Unit 19 Test Pit 1
Materia Krabble 21-23 Near Glowmoss Lake
Mechon M32X 18-21 In tunnels between Test Pit 1 and 3; Central Pit - Level 1/2/3
Mechon M53X 19-20 Cental Pit - Level 1 and 2
Mechon M55 19-22 Central Pit - Level 2 and 3
Mechon M64X 20-23 Central Pit - Level 1
Mechon M67 20-23 Central Pit - Level 2
Mechon M82 23 Central Pit - Level 2
Rock Krabble 18 Near Test Pit 2 and Glowmoss Lake

Unique Monsters

Unique Monster Level Location
Dark Kisling 20 East of Central Terminal entrance (by large fire ether desposit)
Vengeful Daulton 22 East of Test Pit 4
Elegant Marin 29 Glowmoss Lake

Guide Information

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  • Guide Release
    1 June 2020
  • Last Updated
    12 July 2020
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  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard, Jarrod Garripoli, Seren Morgan-Roberts

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The Bionis and the Mechonis, two great titans, their remains the scene of an epic adventure is about to begin. 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 Version 1.0

  • Full coverage of the both the original tale and Future Connected
  • Coverage of all Quests

Coming Soon for Version 1.1

  • Full coverage of every location
  • Bestiary
  • Coverage of all Gems and Equipment
  • Details on every character
  • Complete coverage of the Affinity Chart

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