Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Tips & Tricks - Cancel-Attacks, Combos & More

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 tips and tricks could come pretty handy. As a game, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is complex in its own way. It doesn’t fully hold your hand, so it’s easy to make oversights. For example, you have to memorize combos in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, as well as different combat mechanics, because the game won’t remind you; it’s up to you. So, that’s why we’ve written down some general tips & tricks for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 that we hope you’ll find useful.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Tips & Tricks - Cancel-Attacks, Combos & More
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Tips & Tricks – Cancel-Attacks, Combos & More

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Combat Tips – What to Practice

Make sure to always practice the various techniques and combos that the game teaches you. You can’t see tutorials again once the game shows them once, so you have to make sure that you memorize them. You can use the Switch’s Screenshot option to make photos of tutorials to get around that.

As for what you should practice, it’s definitely Fusion Combos and Blade Combos. As you might have noted if you’ve played the game, these combos are pretty powerful, and make fights significantly shorter and easier. Therefore, make sure you memorize them and keep doing them over and over whenever you can. It’ll make your life so much simpler if you immediately know how to execute them.

Aside from the Combos, the Cancel-Attack should be your top priority. The Cancel-Attack is extremely important in combat. However, the game will never prompt you to execute a Cancel-Attack. For that reason, you have to make it your second nature. Make sure you keep practicing the mechanic until it becomes almost an instinctive reaction, and you’re ready to execute it whenever it pays off to do so.

Money & Materials Tips for Xenoblade Chronicles 2

It’s a good idea to save both materials and money at the beginning of the game. There will be quests that will require one or both. Of course, that won’t make those quests unbeatable, since some of them you have to complete. It will require you to backtrack and grind money or loot or materials, though, and that can be pretty frustrating. As the game goes on, you’ll have plenty of materials and money, so it won’t be as much of a problem. At the beginning, though, don’t spend willy-nilly.

XP Management Tips

Last, but not least, make a habit of visiting the Inn every now and again. Here’s why. Eventually, you’ll run into enemies that are above your level. The first instinct is to go and kill to earn that extra XP. Instead, try heading back to the Inn. That’ll give you all the extra XP that you’ve earned through Landmarks and side quests. That way, you can use the XP you’ve saved up to level up and avoid the unnecessary grind.

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