Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Battle of Sword Valley

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

The Bionis and the Mechonis, two great Titans that came into existence many aeon ago. A timeless battle between the two followed until at last only the corpses remained. Eons since, the remains of the Bionis serve as the world for Homs, the people of Bionis as they fight an endless battle against the Mechon forces.

Mechon Assault

After the introductory scenes, you’ll be placed in control of Dunban wielding the legendary Monado. This serves as a battle tutorial for Xenoblade Chronicles and will help you get used to how they unfold. Before you can even begin battle, you’ll first need to target an enemy using the [L] or [R] button and once selected, will cause the Battle Palette to display at the bottom of the screen. You’ll spot the “Fight” icon in center and selecting it will cause your party to draw their weapons and engage the enemy.

Your characters will begin auto-attacking when you’re within range of the enemy so be sure to move Dunban closer. While auto-attacking, you can make use of the Arts on the Battle Palette so long as the icon is lit up. If it’s not, it could be due to you being out of range or you haven’t met the necessary conditions. For the sake of this battle, you’ll have access to Monado Enchant and Monado Buster. Enchant will allow your other party members deal damage to Mechon type enemies while Buster will deal heavy damage to enemies with a bonus applied to the Mechon type. After using an Art, it will go into Cooldown before you can use it again, indicated by the circle refilling.

(1 of 3) Remember to select the Fight Icon in the center to engage an enemy

After you take out the initial set of Mechons, you’ll be ambushed by more Mechon M63s, be sure to recast Monado Enchant and finish them off and you’ll face off against a Mechon M82, a slightly tougher version of the previous Mechons. The same tactics apply here, cast Monado Enchant on the party and then make use of Monado Buster as soon as it’s available. With what looks to be insurmountable odds against another wave of Mechon, Mumkhar will cowardly make his retreat as the prologue comes to an end.

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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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