Official Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Help and Support Thread

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Pretty shallow easy mode. :hateit:
     
  2. Athlon-pv

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    Well there are a couple more vids around but this one made my jaw drop ;)



    Little fella got some amazing options :)

    If you check Nin Li on youtube he built one tank healer combo looks awesome as well ..
     
  3. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Well I never downplayed poppi's purpose, or her abilities. I just said it can be a bit overbearing and tedious to acquire the stuff needed to make her better. Of course That customization options are okay but is all TORA HAS! :P
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    Best to just make a team of people you really find the best style of play. The only problem with team building is that everyone has a default Blade that you probably won't try to remove. I mean there isn't even a way to remove Pyra/Mithra from Rex, so he always have one Attack type blade, Rex cannot have a team of 3 Healer, or Tank Blades if the player desire. It might change, apparently in new patches, those exclusive blades will be able to go to merc missions. I find it a bit weird one of them requires Light elemental, and I have no light blades except Mythra who I have to have all the time. Now excuse me while I try to fight a level 130 Titan monster. :blink:
     
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    There is a flavour for Rex with Mythra called "crit Mythra"

    Where you team him with 2 tank blades for damage -> healing and it requires some of the crit heal pieces as Avantgarde medal but it plays slow and the little fella has high HP as the only option in this game.

    All of the solo vids are at a pace which snails even think of as slow :) That is why i liked it so much seeing that Tora is good :)
     
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    Is it normal for me to get a five star (Puren) with common core in chapter 3?
     
  7. Patxinco

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    Yes, i've got 12 and most are from common and special core (only legend i've got didn't went well...)
    Just keep trying for more luck!!!
     
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    There is a trick where you stack luck through items and bitball users equipped with amethyst gems for +50 luck where you get over 800+ luck when using 3 of them on a non Rex character (past chapter 7 you are allowed to swap top position blade to a lower spot and have Rex use it freeing up 3 slots with bitball users with the luck modifier (if you are low on them any luck modifier blade will work but the chip wont the +50 Luck is what you need and that will only work with bitball)

    At L81 I got almost 900 luck with 3 bitball but the modifier are quite low they can go up to 20%.
     
  9. acidmango

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    It saddens me that a strat guide doesn't exist for this title. End of an era.
    Thanks for all the tips in this topic post [=

    I'm still on Ch.3 because I'm enjoying the grunt work of ++dev/finding treasure right now.
     
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    Seems there is a way to get other then bitball blades the extra luck :

     
  11. Lmaokernel

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    Anyone else take like 2 or 3 hours just to do the abandoned factory part in chapter 4 lol?

    Sent from my toaster running Rebug
     
  12. Athlon-pv

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    Yeah that whole zone and the map is rather weird the minmap and the way the tracker works is not okay for this map.
     
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    Can anyone please provide a screenshot of where Ruined Laborers’ Bridge at Mor Ardain is?
    Googling it hasn't helped I still can't find it

    Edit - Nevermind I found the poppi parts. Thats what I was looking for. Still haven't discovered the fast travel location for the bridge though which is weird because I ran all across the zone and swear I've been everywhere in the upper Mor Ardain area.

    But is it just me or does Nia not heal enough to keep everyone alive during the tougher boss fights? Like the 3 in a row malos fights and that big ass Infernal Guldo in Morytha that can one shot the entire party from full health. I find that I spent more time using anchor shot and chasing HP potions than actually dpsing the boss.

    I have to save my party gauge for when I or someone dies. And I'm using the accessory for added HP restore upon rez. Otherwise during high damage situations Nia and HP potions can't top everyone off fast enough before the next boss' special attack comes and they end up dying again.

    I have to gear myself for survival more than anything. I even gave Rex a healing blade to switch to when the damage is just too much. And I'm usually only like 2 levels lower than what the boss is.

    I just spent the time to upgrade poppi a bit since Tora is my tank. I find a lot of times Nia or myself will pull aggro off of Tora and get wrecked so I upgraded poppi with better aggro generation. We'll see if that helps.

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    Is still rather poor to have this all randomized as if they couldn't construct enough in game sidequest events to obtain them or something. There is some you get from the actual ingame story events like Roc, Vess, Praxis & Theory, then like others was just opening core crystals like a lootbox system without actual money. Why couldn't more be like them, and then even after you get one of them they have their own side quest. They can construct side quest for all the rare blades after you obtain them, but not to obtain them. Most of the time you don't get the use them cause you send them on those merc missions cause some of the require specific skills only one possess and takes so long. up to 3 in game hours. (It be better if you didn't have to have the game running like most of those mobile games but you do in this case cause unlike those games, this one doesn't run in online server. Still could least made it based on how much time has passed since the game was last loaded or something like the system clock)

    The worst part is the game forces you to save every time you use one so you can't reload to get a better outcome, so you waste plenty of time opening them and even then finding the rare/legendary ones are next to impossible than the common one. For a RPG, auto save is just not something people should put in their games unless is temporary like most mobile games or breath of the wild, where it saves like every 10 mins for "CHECKPOINT" reasons.
    Games don't even include manuals anymore even if you want a official one.

    https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/03/even-nintendo-seems-to-be-abandoning-game-instruction-manuals/
     
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  15. Athlon-pv

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    The game has a grinding mechanic. So far I have Nia and Zeke both having enough luck to summon Nia has 10 10 9 9 points. Still gets better doing this with legendary crystals but hardly something I find problematic. In the end the blades don't make the game you can do stuff fine without the extra rare blades like Kos mos .

    Can't but I can tell you that running from abandoned excavation and doing those quests along the way should get you there it is the part where you go from indoors to outdoor stairs and some of it is pretty complex to get there (when you are doing it the first time).
     
  16. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Well perhaps true, the game can be beaten without intentionally obtaining the rare blades, using only generic ones, but the field spells are mostly why people even care about the rare blades, that and IT'S RARE BLADES! Obviously the player is gonna aim to get those cause is something more precious. I know some aren't bothered by it being a random rng situation but it doesn't help that the game forces you to save every time you use one. The thing is that players would probably aim to get them and find it disappointing how is obtained, that basically my thought the whole time, is not the same satisfaction as fighting high level enemies for 30 mins and winning, or discovering some wacky combination of power ups to break the game in the player's favor, is more of just considering why they decided on this way when as stated some rare blades like praxis, theory, and rock, wulfric and sheba are gotten through a actual side quest, when even after you get the rare blade, has their own specific side quest that requires the use of them including merc missions.
     
  17. Athlon-pv

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    I know but some blades can be more useful then you think the 4 (up to) star normal ones can have super high stat modifiers seen some 23% ones even if you can't get those from rare blades there are some builds with people using those as well in combination with a rare blade but not exclusively all rare blades.
     
  18. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Not saying the common generic blades are bad but just pointing out that the player's tendency to go after rare blades because it is what it is. If you play final fantasy, and you find treasure chest in a dungeon, you are most likely 100% gonna open it with out second thought even if it could be a trap or a fake mimic.

    Just pointing out obvious stuff, also why is mythra the only blade with a Light element? Never have i encountered anyone else who has it, so doing blade combos with light can be a bit challenge when only one blade has it if you don't have good setup. Only her and the 3 forms of poppi can use light element.
     
  19. MasterJ360

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    Kos-Mos from Xenosaga is light element [Ether canon] but it will take a miracle to get her from the gacha took me about 375 rare cores to get her
     
  20. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Well then is just one more rare blade that is light, which out of the rest of them that aren't, is even worst that most blades don't even have the proper elemental mastery field skill either. :blink:
     
  21. MasterJ360

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    Yeah we definitely need more light blades I just hope and pray they don't throw them in the gacha pool within the expansion pass something tells me they wont since we are most likely to get more Quests added
     
  22. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I just think the rare blades could have been more story related either main or side story, not just random gamble situation. Is literally no satisfaction getting them other than throwing away a bunch of them to get it, and finding the high tier one like legendary is almost non existent. I wouldn't mind the random RNG situation so much if they didn't force you to save the game every time, i can just reload and try again but they didn't want people doing that it seems. It just feels kinda lazy this way.
     
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