Ancient Daedala (Japanese: 太古のデイダラ, Taiko no Deidara) is one of the five Superbosses in Xenoblade Chronicles. It is a Unique Monster and a Mechon; it can be found at level 105 near Wreckage Beach on the Fallen Arm. As with the other Superbosses except Final Marcus, it appears after the events at the Mechonis Core.
As a Mechon, it cannot be harmed by regular weapons unless it is Toppled or unless those weapons have been enchanted by the Monado, and as a large Mechon, it cannot be inflicted with Break outside of a Chain Attack. Like other Superbosses, it is immune to Daze.
|Bolt Screw||Physical||2.4 - 2.8||1||Single||-||-||Yes/Yes|
|Rivoluzione||Physical||1.8 - 2.0||1||Single||Bleed||Yes||-|
|Vento||Physical||0.75 - 0.90||1||Frontal Arc||Topple||-||-|
|Strano ※1||Physical||1.2 - 1.4||1||Single||Max HP Down||-||-|
|Conquista X||Talent (Physical)||1.35 - 1.6||1||Single||Bleed||-||-|
|Laser ※2||Ether||2.7 - 3.2||1||Frontal Line||-||Yes||-|
※1 Daedala will only use this art when the target with the aggro ring is toppled.
※2 Daedala will only use this art when the target is far away from it.
※3 Daedala will activate its craze aura when its health is less than 30% of its total HP.
|Break||100% ‡||Lock-On||0%||Physical Def. ▼||70%||Agility ▼||0%|
|Topple||100% ※||Bind||70%||Ether Def. ▼||70%||Aura Seal||70%|
|Daze||100%||Paralysis||70%||Strength ▼||100%||Arts Seal||100%|
※ Except under certain conditions
‡ No resistance during a chain attack
Wood chests will contain 1 or 2 items from the "Wood" table.
Silver chests will contain 2 items from the "Silver" table and 1 from the "Wood" table.
Gold chests will contain 2 items from the "Gold" table, and 1 from each of the "Silver" and "Wood" tables.
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- Some names of its attacks (Rivoluzione, Strano, Vento) are in Italian.
- Daedala may be derived from daidala, finely crafted figurines attributed to the mythological craftsman Daedalus.
- Daedala may be also derived from Daedala, a festival in ancient Greece that celebrated the goddess Hera, or Daedala a ancient Carian city and a Lycian mountain region.
- In Project X Zone 2, a challenge quest pits the characters against ????????, which is a very large rusted Mechon located on the Fallen Arm. This is likely a reference to Ancient Daedala.