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Beast 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 Beasts by up to 45%.

Beast-type enemies belong to the following enemy species: Ageshu, Anlood, Ardainian Rotts, Ardun, Aries, Armu, Aspar, Behemoth, Brionac Madadh, Bufa, Buloofo, Bunnit, Camill, Eks, Ellook, Feris, Flamii, Gogol, Grebel, Griffox, Hox, Jagron, Kapiba, Mammut, Ories, Pippito, Ponio, Rapchor, Rhinon, Riik, Rodonya, Ropl, Runner, Sauros, Skwaror and Volff.

The Skill RAM/Upgrade variants can be used to customize Poppi α, Poppi QT and Poppi QTπ as an Aux Core equivalent.

Stats

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

Skill RAM
Skill RAM Effect Energy
Required
Ether Crystals Technical Manual
Create Crystallize
Beast Hunter I Increases damage dealt to beasts by 20%. 20 120 72 ---
Beast Hunter II Increases damage dealt to beasts by 25%. 40 400 160 ---
Beast Hunter III Increases damage dealt to beasts by 30%. 60 720 264 Nimble Nopon Get Girls
Beast Hunter IV Increases damage dealt to beasts by 35%. 80 1,120 392 Artificial Blade Report
Beast Hunter V Increases damage dealt to beasts by 40%. 100 2,880 720 Hypertech Made Easy

Refinement Recipes

Aux Core Requirement Materials Amount
Beast Hunter I Category Any Insect Collectibles x3
Beast Hunter II Category Any Insect Collectibles x6
Beast Hunter III Category Any Insect Collectibles x9
Beast Hunter IV Category Any Insect Collectibles x12
Beast Hunter V Category Any Insect Collectibles x15
Beast Hunter VI Category Any Insect 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.

Beast Hunter I

Treasure Troves

Merc Mission Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Brionac Yuze Quest Empire of Mor Ardain 22 14.0%
Duel Igna Normal Kingdom of Uraya 16 - 21 14.0%
Rebul Krabble Normal Kingdom of Uraya 18 - 23 14.0%
Smart Aligo Normal Kingdom of Uraya 20 - 24 14.0%
Whispering Igna Normal Kingdom of Uraya 17 - 21 14.0%
Young Ponio Normal Empire of Mor Ardain 19 - 21 14.0%

Beast Hunter II

Merc Mission Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Aybam Medooz Normal Leftherian Archipelago 32 - 36 12.6%
Exacting Vorden Quest Kingdom of Uraya 36 12.6%
Genni Pagul Normal Leftherian Archipelago 31 - 35 12.6%
Jealous Gogol Quest (DLC) Leftherian Archipelago 43 12.6%
Levma Bunnit Normal Leftherian Archipelago 32 - 36 12.6%
Pugli Grady Normal Kingdom of Uraya 34 - 36 12.6%
Sandl Runner Normal Gormott Province 31 - 36 12.6%
Selmo Grady Normal Leftherian Archipelago 31 - 33 12.6%
Sloam Runner Normal Leftherian Archipelago 31 - 33 12.6%
Speed Runner Normal Empire of Mor Ardain 27 - 29 12.6%
Uluran Grady Normal Leftherian Archipelago 31 - 33 12.6%
Yurem Puffot Normal Leftherian Archipelago 32 - 36 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%

Beast Hunter III

Treasure Troves

Merc Mission Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Colnicas Ropl Normal Leftherian Archipelago 43 - 46 11.2%
Drac Lexos Normal Leftherian Archipelago 43 - 46 11.2%
Lindwurm Müller Normal Leftherian Archipelago 41 - 44 11.2%
Magno Blant Quest Kingdom of Uraya 45 11.2%
Obsi Marrin Salvaging Leftherian Archipelago 42 - 46 11.2%
Skad Taos Normal Leftherian Archipelago 44 - 46 11.2%
Slasher Buffon Unique Empire of Mor Ardain 40 11.2%
Tarun Aligo Quest Leftherian Archipelago 46 11.2%
Torst Driver Quest Kingdom of Uraya 45 11.2%
Wendel Gogol Normal Leftherian Archipelago 44 - 46 11.2%

Beast Hunter IV

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Dalakio Scout Normal Land of Morytha 52 - 54 9.8%
Evileye Mambor Unique Cliffs of Morytha 54 9.8%
Mabalus Parisax Normal Land of Morytha 52 - 56 9.8%
Mabalus Parisax Summon Land of Morytha 49 - 51 9.8%
Sakryfyce Igna Quest (DLC) Temperantia 60 9.8%
Werval Egg Normal Land of Morytha 53 - 55 9.8%

Beast Hunter V

Merc Mission Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Armored Brennan Unique Empire of Mor Ardain 86 8.4%
Celestial Bailey Quest (DLC) Leftherian Archipelago 78 8.4%
Glaring Aspar Quest (DLC) Empire of Mor Ardain 92 8.4%
Lindwurm Krast Quest Leftherian Archipelago 66 8.4%
Ruffian Bunnit Normal Gormott Province 69 - 71 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% ---

Beast 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 --- 0.54% 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.

Beast Hunter I

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Biblis Puffot Normal Kingdom of Torna 20 - 22 14.0%
Slade Eks Normal Kingdom of Torna 18 - 20 14.0%

Beast Hunter II

Treasure Troves

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Kast Krabble Normal Gormott 30 - 32 12.6%
Knoober Pod Normal Kingdom of Torna 33 - 40 12.6%

Beast Hunter III

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Interceptor Grace Unique Kingdom of Torna 40 11.2%
Oone Ekidno Normal Kingdom of Torna 43 - 45 11.2%

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+
Beast Hunter I Stage 1 Small 1.20% ---
Beast Hunter III Stage 1 Small 0.80% 3.33%
Beast Hunter V Stage 1 Small --- 0.67%
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