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Atrocious Hermes is a Unique Monster in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. He is a member of the Igna family and a Driver, and can be found at level 58 at the Bastion of Varrac, West of Toxbloom Spring in the Central Plain area of Temperantia.

It must be defeated in order to unlock Finch's level 5 Whoopsie Crazy, and Zenobia's level 5 "Greatest Warrior" on their affinity charts.

He can be fought at level 106 during Humanoid Alliance, a Challenge Battle, available as downloadable content from the Challenge Battle Mode Pack of the Expansion Pass.


Art Type Element Hits Range Damage Ratio Reaction Effect
Auto-Attack Physical - 2 One Target 100 - -
Dragon Gas Ether - 1 One Target 150 Break -
Dragon Rush Physical - 3 One Target 300 - Increases damage from the back by 200%


Trigger HP has been reduced.
Effects Strength and agility increased by 30%.
Counters attacks with 20% physical damage.
Element Electric

Hermes's Blade

Hermes drives an Animal Water Common Blade with Twin Rings. It increases Hermes' strength by 10%.


Element Weapon Auto-attack Stability Critical Rate Block Rate
Water Twin Rings 384 6 4% 10%

Blade Specials

Art Type Element Hits Range Damage Ratio Reaction Effect
Ripple Drive Physical Water 4 Circle 270 - 300 - When landing a hit, restore 30% - 35% of the damage dealt.
Dual Fang Ether Water 3 Ahead 360 - 400 - When landing a hit, restore 30% - 35% of the damage dealt.
Screw Edge Ether Water 3 One Target 475 - 520 - -

Blade Arts

This Blade is able to use Accuracy Up and Recharge Boost.


Name Type Rarity Rate
Common Core Crystal Core Crystal Common (rarity 1) 20%
Rare Core Crystal Core Crystal Rare (rarity 2) 13%
Legendary Core Crystal Core Crystal Legendary (rarity 3) 3.9%
Nano-Metal Gauntlet Accessory Rare (rarity 2) 7.2%
Nano-Metal Gauntlet Accessory Legendary (rarity 3) 4.8%
Affinity MAX Evade IV Aux Core Rare (rarity 2) 7%
Critical Up IV Aux Core Rare (rarity 2) 8.4%
Ether Defense Up IV Aux Core Rare (rarity 2) 7%
Specials Lv 4 Plus IV Aux Core Rare (rarity 2) 9.8%

Challenge Battle

Hermes, alongside Demon King Gilbert, uses a green Igna model rather than the correct red one during this Challenge Battle.

As with all Challenge Battle Enemies, no items are dropped.