Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Rare Blades - Core Crystals, Perks, Field Skills

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Rare Blades are an important part of the game. They give you different kinds of Rare Blade perks, called Blade Arts. You also give various bonuses and boosts through Field Skills and Battle Skills. To get Rare Blades in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, you need to collect Core Crystals. Our guide on Rare Blades in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will break down how to get them and Core Crystals, how perks work, swapping Rare Blades among characters, and more.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Rare Blades - Core Crystals, Perks, Field Skills
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Rare Blades – Core Crystals, Perks, Field Skills

How to get Rare & Legendary Blades in Xenoblade Chronicles 2?

To get Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Rare Blades, you have to bond with Core Crystals. There are several different types of Core Crystals: Common, Rare, and Legendary. Once you have them, you can then bond one of them to your character of choice. It appears that which Blade you get is a bit random. You usually get Rare Blades with Rare Core Crystals, but sometimes, you’ll get a Common Blade. Then again, sometimes a Rare Blade will pop out of a Common Core Crystal. You can expect to get your first Rare Blade about 15 or so hours in.

As for Legendary Blades, you’ll normally get them by progressing through the story of the game. You might come across side quests that reward you with a Legendary Blade, though.

For more detailed info, check out our Xenoblade Chronicles 2 How to Get New Blades – Bond Blade Guide.

How to Obtain Rare & Legendary Core Crystals?

You obtain Legendary & Rare Core Crystals in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as rewards for various activities. For example, you can get them as a reward for completing various quests. They can also drop from enemies, or you can find them in chests. Since drops in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 can get a bit chaotic sometimes, keep your eyes peeled for those Core Crystals.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Blade Perks

Different Blades can give your characters different perks, which are called Blade Arts. Let’s take Pyra as an example. She gives a boost to your accuracy and also increases you next Driver Art’s power. That’s not the only thing Blades can give you. Every single one of them offers different Field Skills and Battle Skills. You can also equip your Blades with Aux Cores to further boost them.

Pyra, Mythra, Dromarch, Poppi, Pandoria Field Skills

As we’ve noted before, every blade gives you different kinds of bonuses and boosts. Among other things, they offer various Field Skills. These can give you different element mastery, focuses, and skills that will help you when you’re out and about, such as Lockpicking, Botany, Ichthyology, and the like. In the list below, we’ll show you what the game’s Main Blades will give you.

  • Pyra – Fire Mastery, Focus, Cooking
  • Mythra – Light Mastery, Focus, Girls’ Talk
  • Dromarch – Water Mastery, Botany, Ancient Wisdom
  • Poppi – Leaping, Nopon Wisdom, Super Strength
  • Pandoria – Electric Mastery, Lockpicking, Ichthyology

How to Swap Rare Blades Between Characters?

The first step to changing Rare Blades among your drivers is to go into the Manage Blades menu. From there, you can select Use Overdrive. This will allow you to take your Rare Blades and bond them to a different driver. That way, you can grant characters different perks, depending on what you need at the time.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – How Many Rare Blades?

There are almost forty rare blades in the game, and most of them are obtained through random bonding. Luckily, some of them are quest rewards you’ll get either during the main story, or by completing side missions. Our list is divided by role – attack, tank and healer.

ATK Blades

Name Element Field Skills How to get
Pyra Fire Fire Mastery
Cooking
Focus
Main story
Mythra Light Light Mastery
Girls’ Talk
Focus
Main story
Roc Wind Wind Mastery
Lockpicking
Miasma Dispersal
Main story
Pandoria Electric Ichtiology
Lockpicking
Electric Mastery
Main story
Poppi QT Pi Ice Keen Eye
Forestry
Ancient Wisdom
Powered-up Poppi side quest
Praxis Water Water Mastery
Salvaging Mastery
Girls’ Talk
Crystal Clear side quest
Wulfric Earth Earth Mastery
Focus
Superstrength
Beastly Core Crystal
Sheba Water Lockpicking
Girls’ Talk
Eye For Beauty
Inherited Core Crystal
Herald Electric Electric Mastery
Rampage
Superstrength
Sealed Core Crystal
Vale Dark Dark Mastery
Girls’ Talk
Random Core Crystal
Agate Earth Keen Eye, Mineralogy Random Core Crystal
Gorg Water Fortitude
Keen Eye
Random Core Crystal
Dagas Fire Cavalier Attitude Random Core Crystal
Perun Ice Ice Mastery
Ancient Wisdom
Chivalry
Random Core Crystal
Azami Dark Dark Mastery
Clairvoyant Eye
Botany
Random Core Crystal
Zenobia Wind Wind Mastery
Leaping
Superstrength
Random Core Crystal
Kos-Mos Light Light Mastery
Mental Arithmetic
Lockpicking
Random Core Crystal

TNK Blades

Name Element Field Skills How to get
Brighid Fire Fire Mastery
Mineralogy
Keen Eye
Main story
Aegaeon Water Water Mastery
Ancient Wisdom
Leaping
Main story
Poppi Alpha Earth Nopon Wisdom
Superstrength
Leaping
Main story
Poppi QT Fire Agronomy
Lockpicking
Fortitude
Main story
Theory Ice Ice Mastery
Focus
Nopon Wisdom
Blade-sharp Memory side quest
Godfrey Ice Kind Soul
Justice-loving Soul
Passionate Soul
Random core crystal
Perceval Dark Dark Mastery
Assassination
Leaping
Random core crystal
Kasandra Earth Earth Mastery
One Lucky Gal
Lucky Core Crystal
Newt Fire Titan Weapon Wisdom
Salvaging Mastery
Superstrength
Random core crystal
Electra Electric Electric Mastery
Master of Thunder
Focus
Random core crystal
Finch Wind Birdbrain
Leaping
Entomology
Random core crystal

To get the Lucky Core Crystal you’ll need to buy the Greedy Monster Item from the Informant in Alba Cavanich – Empire of Mor Ardain. Now you can spawn a rare monster Gluttonous Marrin from the salvage point near Chansagh Wastes, Empire of Mor Ardain – Lower Level. This creature drops the crystal upon defeat.

HLR Blades

Name Element Field Skills How to get
Dromarch Water Water Mastery
Ancient Wisdom
Botany
Main story
Vess Electric Dumpling Pro
Forestry
Fortitude
Tranquility side quest
Boreas Wind Salvaging Mastery
Fleet of Foot
Nopon Wisdom
Random core crystal
Adenine Wind Wind Mastery
Ancient Wisdom
Keen Eye
Random core crystal
Floren Earth Earth Mastery
Botany
Beguiling Charm
Random core crystal
Kora Electric Electric Mastery
Lockpicking
Girls’ Talk
Random core crystal
Ursula Ice Fortitude
Ichthyology
Harmony
Random core crystal
Nim Earth Earth Mastery
Phoenix Linguistics
Ichthyology
Random core crystal
Dahlia Ice Ice Mastery
Forestry
Random core crystal
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    William

    Kassandra is actually found in an Unlucky Core from killing a unique monster in Mor Ardain. You find the location of the monster by talking to the informant in Alba Cavinac.

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