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Aerial Hunter is an Aux Core or a Skill RAM/Upgrade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Torna ~ The Golden Country. It increases the damage dealt against Aerial creatures by up to 45%.

Aerial-type enemies belong to the following enemy species: Ansel, Aspid, Ekidno, Flier, Hiln, Laia, Lexos, Medooz, Moramora, Peng, Pterix, Quadwing, Rhogul, Skeeter, Taos, Vang and Wisp.

The Skill RAM/Upgrade variants can be used to customize Poppi QT and Poppi QTπ as an Aux Core equivalent. Poppi α is not compatible with this part.

Stats

Aux Core
Aux Core Rarity Effect Sell Price
Unrefined Refined
Aerial Hunter I Rarity1.png Increases damage dealt to aerial creatures by 20%. 250 G 300 G
Aerial Hunter II Rarity1.png Increases damage dealt to aerial creatures by 25%. 650 G 700 G
Aerial Hunter III Rarity2.png Increases damage dealt to aerial creatures by 30%. 1,050 G 1,150 G
Aerial Hunter IV Rarity2.png Increases damage dealt to aerial creatures by 35%. 1,300 G 1,450 G
Aerial Hunter V Rarity3.png Increases damage dealt to aerial creatures by 40%. 1,400 G 1,550 G
Aerial Hunter VI Rarity3.png Increases damage dealt to aerial creatures by 45%. 1,750 G 1,950 G

Skill RAM
Skill RAM Effect Energy
Required
Ether Crystals Technical Manual
Create Crystallize
Aerial Hunter I Increases damage dealt to aerial creatures by 20%. 20 120 72 ---
Aerial Hunter II Increases damage dealt to aerial creatures by 25%. 40 400 160 ---
Aerial Hunter III Increases damage dealt to aerial creatures by 30%. 60 720 264 Robolab Club Quarterly
Aerial Hunter IV Increases damage dealt to aerial creatures by 35%. 80 1,120 392 Robolab Club Quarterly
Aerial Hunter V Increases damage dealt to aerial creatures by 40%. 100 2,880 720 Hypertech Made Easy

Refinement Recipes

Aux Core Requirement Materials Amount
Aerial Hunter I Category Any Fish Collectibles x3
Aerial Hunter II Category Any Fish Collectibles x6
Aerial Hunter III Category Any Fish Collectibles x9
Aerial Hunter IV Category Any Fish Collectibles x12
Aerial Hunter V Category Any Fish Collectibles x15
Aerial Hunter VI Category Any Fish Collectibles x18

Sources

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

In Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the Aux Core is always obtained in its unrefined state, and must be refined within an Ether Furnace at an Aux Core Stall before becoming usable.

Aerial Hunter I

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Limdo Flamii Normal Kingdom of Uraya 17 - 22 14.0%
Maasti Igna Quest Kingdom of Uraya 18 14.0%
Nefto Lizard Normal Kingdom of Uraya 17 - 22 14.0%
Odur Igna Quest Kingdom of Uraya 21 14.0%
Peri Puffot Normal Kingdom of Uraya 21 - 23 14.0%
Rip Volff Normal Kingdom of Uraya 20 - 25 14.0%

Aerial Hunter II

Treasure Troves

Merc Mission Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Acenia Flier Normal Leftherian Archipelago 34 - 36 12.6%
Avys Quadwing Normal Leftherian Archipelago 28 - 34 12.6%
Biban Flamii Normal Leftherian Archipelago 31 - 35 12.6%
Buma Hiln Normal Leftherian Archipelago 31 - 35 12.6%
Fayl Symbol Normal Empire of Mor Ardain 34 - 36 12.6%
Flow Bunnit Normal Leftherian Archipelago 31 - 35 12.6%
Gegl Quadwing Quest Leftherian Archipelago 35 12.6%
Glorious Totem Normal Leftherian Archipelago 32 - 34 12.6%
Illumi Skeeter Normal, Summon Kingdom of Uraya 35 - 44 12.6%
Invading Spike Urchon Quest Kingdom of Uraya 38 12.6%
Jaim Krabble Salvaging Leftherian Archipelago 32 - 36 12.6%
Mayn Eluca Normal Leftherian Archipelago 32 - 34 12.6%
Spike Urchon Normal Kingdom of Uraya 35 - 37 12.6%
Sprack Parisax Normal Kingdom of Uraya 35 - 37 12.6%
Telgoo Rapchor Normal Empire of Mor Ardain 28 - 30 12.6%
Thieving Waldemar Quest Empire of Mor Ardain 35 12.6%
Zaguin Hox Normal Temperantia 34 - 41 12.6%

Challenge Battle Mode (DLC)

Challenge Name Difficulty Chest 1 Chest 2 Chest 3
Bewitching Dance CR2.png --- 0.82% 0.74%
Grazing Flock CR1.png --- 1.10% 1.04%
Pest Control CR1.5.png --- 0.50% 0.46%
Think of the Soldiers CR2.5.png --- 1.68% 1.64%
Titan Battleship Assault Special Battle --- 1.47% 1.40%

Aerial Hunter III

Quest Rewards

Merc Mission Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Bagis Igna Normal Temperantia 47 - 52 11.2%
Ransro Aspid Salvaging Temperantia 48 - 52 11.2%
Ripbik Ellook Normal Kingdom of Tantal 42 - 44 11.2%
Skode Ekidno Normal Temperantia 48 - 50 11.2%
Tawa Igna Normal Temperantia 48 - 50 11.2%
Torl Marrin Quest Argentum Trade Guild 50 11.2%
Vaids Serprond Salvaging Cliffs of Morytha 47 - 51 11.2%
Valt Ropl Normal Cliffs of Morytha 49 - 51 11.2%
Venal Montgomery Unique Gormott Province 45 11.2%
Vengeful Waldemar Quest Temperantia 53 11.2%
Zangiv Garlus Normal Temperantia 47 - 52 11.2%

Aerial Hunter IV

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Nula Scout Normal World Tree 55 - 61 9.8%
Phoebus Sovereign Summon World Tree 54 - 56 9.8%

Aerial Hunter V

Merc Mission Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Brionac Madadh Normal Empire of Mor Ardain 57 - 62 8.4%
Don Dondon Quest Leftherian Archipelago 70 8.4%
Irving the Watchman Quest (DLC) Empire of Mor Ardain 65 8.4%
Pelagic Vincent Quest (DLC) Leftherian Archipelago 81 8.4%
Vagrant Baldr Unique Empire of Mor Ardain 62 8.4%

Challenge Battle Mode (DLC)

Challenge Name Difficulty Chest 1 Chest 2 Chest 3
Attack of the Aspar Special Battle 1.14% 0.56% ---
Call the Exterminators Special Battle 1.71% 0.92% ---
Darkening Skies CR3.png 1.09% 0.54% ---
Dread Contagion CR4.png 1.48% 0.76% ---
Elma: Redux CR4.png 0.81% 0.37% ---
Otherworldly Fighter CR3.png 0.81% 0.37% ---
Panic at the Seaside CR3.png 0.51% 0.22% ---
Poisoned Paradise CR3.png 1.71% 0.92% ---
Sacred Wood CR3.png 1.71% 0.90% ---
Serious Showdown CR4.5.png 0.51% 0.22% ---
Temperantian Standoff CR2.png 0.49% 0.22% ---
This Year's Heropon CR3.png 0.81% 0.36% ---
Tiger! Tiger! IRL CR2.5.png 0.51% 0.22% ---
Torna's Finest CR4.png 1.48% 0.76% ---

Aerial Hunter VI

Challenge Battle Mode (DLC)

Challenge Name Difficulty Chest 1 Chest 2 Chest 3
9th Imp. Armored Div. CR5.png 0.83% 0.33% ---
Attack of the Aspar Special Battle --- 0.56% 0.66%
Call the Exterminators Special Battle --- 0.92% 1.19%
Chickenheart Challenge CR3.png 2.35% 1.08% ---
Cloud King's Revenge CR4.png 0.48% 0.18% ---
Darkening Skies CR3.png --- 1.08% 0.66%
Dino Drama CR3.5.png 1.20% 0.48% ---
Dread Contagion CR4.png --- 0.76% 0.95%
Elma: Redux CR4.png --- 0.37% 0.43%
Fiercest Faction CR4.png 0.48% 0.18% ---
Humanoid Alliance CR4.png 0.47% 0.18% ---
Mk. VIII CR4.5.png 2.25% 1.08% ---
Otherworldly Fighter CR3.png --- 0.37% 0.43%
Panic at the Seaside CR3.png --- 0.22% 0.24%
Poisoned Paradise CR3.png --- 0.92% 1.19%
Reinventing the Gogol CR4.png 0.84% 0.33% ---
Sacred Wood CR3.png --- 0.90% 1.19%
Serious Showdown CR4.5.png --- 0.22% 0.24%
Temperantian Standoff CR2.png --- 0.22% 0.25%
This Year's Heropon CR3.png --- 0.36% 0.43%
Tiger! Tiger! IRL CR2.5.png --- 0.22% 0.24%
Torna's Finest CR4.png --- 0.76% 0.93%

Torna ~ The Golden Country

In Torna ~ The Golden Country, the Aux Core is always obtained in its refined state.

Aerial Hunter I

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Cloche Rapchor Normal Kingdom of Torna 19 - 21 14.0%
Highbohn Quadwing Normal Gormott 15 - 17 14.0%

Aerial Hunter II

Treasure Troves

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Gargoyle Story Kingdom of Torna 32 - 34 12.6%
Greetz Antol Normal Kingdom of Torna 31 - 43 12.6%

Skill RAM / Upgrade

Poppiswap

The Skill RAM or Upgrade variant can be crafted through Poppiswap's "Create/Crystallize" menu using Ether Crystals obtained from Tiger! Tiger! or from crystallizing other Poppi Parts. Create costs and required Technical Manuals are present in the Stats section.

Tiger! Tiger!

Skill RAM Stage Treasure
Size
Treasure Rate (per Trove)
Chapter 2 – 7 Chapter 8+
Aerial Hunter I Stage 4 Small 2.67% ---
Aerial Hunter III Stage 4 Small 1.67% 6.00%
Aerial Hunter V Stage 4 Small --- 1.33%
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