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A 2022 action role-playing game by Monolith Soft for the Nintendo Switch. Use this tag for questions regarding the game Xenoblade Chronicles 3

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What is the difference between "10%" and "10 percentage points"?

Throughout the game I've seen a few dozen things use these, and they're probably not interchangeable, but what is the difference? For example, in a Soul Tree, I see: Block Rate Up - Boosts Block Rate ...
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What does "Clean Clothes" do?

When using a Rest Stop, one of the options is to Clean Clothes. The description on it is "Clean all your equipment". What does that actually do, though?
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When will Ethel be able to rejoin the party?

During Chapter 3 I got a prompt saying if I progressed the main story I would be unable to include Ethel in my party. How long will Ethel be excluded from the party if I advance the main plot? Will I ...
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At which point does the damage boost from power ring take affect?

Eunies default class is the Medic Gunner, which has the art Power Ring. Power Ring increases the damage of those within the circle. Occasionally when I perform an art, my unit will step outside of ...
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Do Tactical Points matter for the last turn of a chain attack?

At the end of a Chain Attack turn the number of Tactical Points you earn determines how many party members are reactivated. However, reactivated party members don't matter if it's the last turn of a ...
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How do I use ziplines?

I came across a zipline in Colony 4 that leads to a glowing container. How do I use the zipline?
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What does the auto-build feature consider when rebuilding your character?

In the early parts of the game, I found myself using auto-build a lot so I wouldn't have to worry too much about which arts or accessories to equip while still learning the mechanics of the game. Now ...
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How do you increase Interlink level?

In combat, my Interlink level seems to slowly increase. However, I can't see any gauge or meter that tracks how close it is to the next level, nor do I have any indication of how to increase that ...
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How do I know if a class can go above rank 10?

Throughout the story, I found a quest that unlocked Medic Gunner's ability to go beyond rank 10. However, there is no marking in the UI for classes that can go above rank 10. There is an obnoxious ...
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What does a chain connecting two enemies mean?

Early in chapter 1 I encountered a yellow chain linking two enemies together. Other enemies I've fought didn't have this chain. What does a yellow chain linking two enemies mean?
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Can characters with more HP survive falling from a greater height?

I noticed the characters in my party can have vastly different amounts of HP depending on their class. My Soulhacker has 1,617 HP while my Lost Vanguard has 8,450 HP. If I switch to a character with ...
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What does the Gems Upgrade notice in the Character menu mean?

In the Characters menu, there's an orange "UPGRADE" notice next to my Gems display. I checked at a rest site and saw I didn't have enough materials to upgrade my gems, so what is this notice ...
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What determines starting TP in Chain Attacks

When starting a chain attack, each character starts with some number of TP. The amount is different for each character, and it's not clear what influences it. Knowing what changes this number could ...
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Will supply drops stop if I liberate nearby colonies?

One of my party members mentioned that colonies may stop receiving supply drops if we liberate them by Does this mean if I liberate a colony I won't be able to find supply drops in the nearby area ...
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Do chain attacks benefit from damage boosts when the art is based on position?

Arts like Edge Trust and Hammerhead inflict extra damage based on your position when attacking the enemy, that being back strike and side strike respectively. When performing a chain attack, my units ...
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Which field resources are limited?

While exploring the world, you can come across the following resources: Collectibles Husks Husk Groups Containers Skirmishes Ether Channels Airdrops From what I've gathered so far: Collectibles can ...
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Is there any indication which enemies will attack on sight?

In Xenoblade Chronicles 3, is there a way to identify which enemies will attack on sight? The past Xenoblade games always had some additional information on the enemy's nameplate to inform you if the ...
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Do accessories round attributes changes, or do they hold onto decimal values?

While providing English screenshots for this answer (per the suggestion/request of the author), the accessory I was using provided a 32% Block Rate increase on a value of 27. Mathematically, 32% of 27 ...
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Why does CP seem to not count towards unlocking a class?

When unlocking new classes, a silhouette slowly fills up to show your progress: I've noticed each character has an affinity for each class, which determines why it sometimes fills up slowly as ...
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What is the quick save slot used for?

Whenever I save I notice there's an unused "Quick Save" slot. I can already save anytime I want using the System menu, so what is the quick save slot for?
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What does the sparkle next to a monsters name mean?

In the early parts of the game, I encountered some monsters with sparkles next their name and level. Some monsters have them and some monsters do not (including monsters of the same species in the ...
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Do Elite Bonuses stack with Overkill Bonuses?

Elite Monsters grants a bonus to XP when defeated. Overkilling an enemy with a Chain Attack also grants an XP bonus. Do Elite Bonuses and Overkill bonuses stack with each other?
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Are there any missable classes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3?

It seems that some optional classes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 are obtained with the completion of quest lines, or by allies that can join your party. I am trying to read as little as possible before ...
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Does finding all locations in a region fill out unexplored areas of the map?

In Xenoblade Chronicles 1, if you discovered every named location and landmark in a region any unexplored sections of the map would be filled in automatically. Does the same apply to Xenoblade ...
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What determines the "best" class/role for each unit?

I am still in the early parts the game and unlocking more and more combat techniques and character customization as I go. Despite everything I have learned so far, one thing I am having a hard time ...
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What determines how many actions you get in a standard chain attack?

When using a standard chain attack, you get to pick between your members for whose action happens. If you complete that action, you get to pick another (different) party member. Now, the tricky part ...
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Does a chain attack's damage bonus apply to healing arts?

During chain attacks there is a damage multiplier which increases how much damage attack arts do to an enemy. Does this damage bonus multiplier apply to healing arts?
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Can I make Gray put his mask back on?

After completing some of Gray's hero quests, I got a notification that he could take off his mask. I've found I prefer his previous look. Is there a way to make him wear his mask again?
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What does the Wanted Items ticker on the Affinity Chart mean?

At the bottom of the Affinity Chart there's a scrolling text box with various items labeled from 1 to 10. Clicking the left stick toggles the text on and off, as indicated by the prompt "Ⓛ Show ...
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How does Interlink affect aggro?

Enemies choose to target units based on how much aggro they have. How does aggro work when I combine party members with Interlink? Does the Interlinked form take on the aggro from both units that were ...
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How do I reach this elevated area on the northeast coast of the Lavi Sandbar?

In the Cadensia Region, there is an elevated area on the northeast coast of the Lavi Sandbar I can't figure out how to reach. The area is northeast of the Named Grave for Jealous Mizraile and ...
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Are gemstones a limited resource in Future Redeemed?

Are there a limited number of gemstones you can collect in Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Future Redeemed? I know gemstones can be found in single-use containers, but I don't know if there's an alternative ...
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How much TP does each Order Rating require?

Whenever you complete an order in battle you are given a rating of Cool, Bravo, or Amazing based on how much TP you earned. These ratings determine how many party members are reactivated. How much TP ...
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Will Launch succeed if I start the Art just before Daze wears off?

Let's say an enemy has been inflicted with Daze. Then, just before Daze wears off I try to continue the Art Combo by using an art that inflicts Launch. Will the Launch status succeed as long as I ...
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How do you get up to this area in the Fornis Region of Xenoblade 3?

Note: I'm not talking about the location that allows you to spend Nopon coins in the Dannagh dessert. There's a seemingly large area of cliff in the middle of Colony 4, Ribbi Flats and Dannagh Dessert ...
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Does Interlink level affect Chain Attack damage?

If I activate Interlink before starting a Chain Attack, will the level of my Interlink affect the damage done or the damage multiplier of the chain attack? For example, if I activate a Chain Attack ...
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Do meal bonuses affect class points from Amiibo?

When scanning an Amiibo in Xenoblade 3, there is a chance to get Class Points as a reward. If I eat a meal that has a CP Boost effect (such as Erythia Sashimi Plate), will it affect the Class Points I ...
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What is the OST that plays during the O & P cinematic battle scene?

What is the name of the OST that plays during O & P cinematic battle scene (the scene I am referring to can be found here1)? Any search results always leads me to the OST that plays while you are ...
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Can I check my current food effect outside of a rest area?

Is there a way to check my party's current food effect outside of stopping at a rest area and checking the cook menu?
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Does Xenoblade 3 support controller rumble?

Does Xenoblade Chronicles 3 support controller rumble? I've been playing with a controller that doesn't have rumble and want to know if I should consider switching.
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Can I earn both skirmish rewards if I come back after the skirmish respawns? [duplicate]

When you encounter a skirmish you can choose which side you want to back up and earn that side's rewards. If I earn the reward for choosing one side of a skirmish, can I double-dip and earn the other ...
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What do the letters below each class mean?

On the class selection screen there are four small colored letters shown below each class. What do these letters mean?
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