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For the info item, see Core Chips.
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Core Chips selection in inventory, changing Pyra's Guardian's Sword to Cavalry Sword

Core Chips are a type of equipment in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Torna ~ The Golden Country. They are accessories for Blades that strengthen them by altering their weapons. They can change weapons' stats and appearance.

They are consumable items. Once equipped, they are fused with the weapon and cannot be unequipped or sold. When applying a new Core Chip, the one currently equipped to the weapon is discarded, transforming the weapon in the process.

They can be purchased in Blacksmithing shops found around Alrest. They are also dropped by some Enemies, found in Treasure Troves, and earned after completing certain Quests and Merc Missions. Some can also be obtained as rewards for beating Challenges in the Land of Challenge.

New Game Plus exclusive weapon types are incompatible with Core Chips, and thus cannot be modified.

List of Core Chips

Name Rarity Special Effect Location Sources Sale Price
Amethyst Chip Rarity2 Yes Kingdom of Uraya Enemy, Quest, Treasure 1,300 G
Angrite Chip Rarity3 No Kingdom of Uraya, Temperantia Enemy, Quest 6,300 G
Aquamarine Chip Rarity1 No Spirit Crucible Elpys Enemy, Shop, Treasure 3,500 G
Aubrite Chip Rarity2 Yes Land of Morytha Enemy, Quest, Treasure 4,150 G
Axion Chip Rarity1 No World Tree Enemy, Treasure 4,100 G
Battery Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Tantal Shop 2,500 G
Booster Chip Rarity3 Yes Empire of Mor Ardain Enemy 5,850 G
Brachinite Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Tantal Enemy, Quest, Treasure 3,100 G
Bronze Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Uraya Enemy, Quest, Shop, Treasure 700 G
Chain Chip Rarity1 No Empire of Mor Ardain Shop, Treasure 1,350 G
Cobalt Chip Rarity1 No Argentum Trade Guild Enemy, Mission, Shop, Treasure 1,200 G
Coil Chip Rarity1 No Empire of Mor Ardain Shop, Treasure 1,350 G
Cube Chip Rarity1 No Indoline Praetorium Enemy, Quest, Shop, Treasure 3,800 G
Dark Matter Chip Rarity1 No World Tree Enemy, Shop, Treasure 4,100 G
Dilaton Chip Rarity3 No Cliffs of Morytha Quest, Treasure 6,750 G
Engine Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Tantal Shop, Treasure 2,500 G
Fang Chip Rarity1 No Gormott Province Shop, Treasure 500 G
Flower Chip Rarity1 No Leftherian Archipelago Enemy 1,900 G
Fluorite Chip Rarity3 No Kingdom of Uraya, Empire of Mor Ardain Enemy, Quest 5,400 G
Forest Chip Rarity3 Yes Gormott Province Enemy 4,950 G
Garnet Chip Rarity1 No Spirit Crucible Elpys Quest, Shop 3,500 G
Glass Chip Rarity2 No Leftherian Archipelago Enemy, Treasure 1,700 G
Gold Chip Rarity3 Yes Kingdom of Uraya, Empire of Mor Ardain Enemy 4,500 G
Hadron Chip Rarity2 No World Tree Enemy, Quest, Treasure 4,100 G
Hexagon Chip Rarity3 No Gormott Province Enemy, Quest 6,300 G
Horn Chip Rarity3 No Gormott Province Enemy, Quest 4,950 G
Howardite Chip Rarity1 No Land of Morytha Enemy, Quest 4,150 G
Iron Chip Rarity1 No Argentum Trade Guild Enemy, Shop 1,200 G
Lodranite Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Tantal Enemy, Shop 2,900 G
Magnet Chip Rarity2 Yes Empire of Mor Ardain Enemy, Quest, Treasure 1,650 G
Mirror Matter Chip Rarity2 Yes World Tree Enemy, Quest, Treasure 4,100 G
Moon Matter Chip Rarity3 No Kingdom of Tantal Enemy 6,750 G
Motor Chip Rarity2 No Kingdom of Tantal Enemy, Quest, Treasure 2,650 G
Nakhlite Chip Rarity1 No Land of Morytha Enemy, Quest, Shop 3,800 G
Opal Chip Rarity2 No Spirit Crucible Elpys Enemy, Quest 3,150 G
Pentagon Chip Rarity2 Yes Gormott Province Enemy, Quest, Treasure 2,400 G
Photon Chip Rarity2 No World Tree Enemy, Shop, Treasure 4,100 G
Polygon Chip Rarity2 No Temperantia Enemy, Quest, Treasure 3,800 G
Positron Chip Rarity2 No World Tree Enemy, Quest, Treasure 4,100 G
Preon Chip Rarity3 No Empire of Mor Ardain Enemy, Quest 6,750 G
Rhombus Chip Rarity1 No Gormott Province Quest, Shop 2,100 G
Scale Chip Rarity1 No Gormott Province Enemy, Shop, Treasure 850 G
Shaft Chip Rarity3 No Gormott Province, Empire of Mor Ardain Enemy 5,850 G
Shining Star Chip Rarity3 No Temperantia Enemy, Treasure 6,750 G
Silver Chip Rarity3 Yes Gormott Province, Temperantia Enemy 4,500 G
Sphere Chip Rarity1 No Indoline Praetorium Enemy, Shop 3,800 G
Spinel Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Uraya Enemy, Shop, Treasure 1,300 G
Spiral Chip Rarity3 Yes Kingdom of Tantal Enemy, Quest 6,300 G
Steel Chip Rarity1 No Argentum Trade Guild Enemy, Quest, Shop, Treasure 1,200 G
Sunlight Chip Rarity3 Yes World Tree Enemy 6,750 G
Tachyon Chip Rarity3 Yes Temperantia Enemy 6,750 G
Tin Chip Rarity1 No Gormott Province Shop, Treasure 400 G
Tri-Chip Rarity1 No Gormott Province Shop, Treasure 2,100 G
Turquoise Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Uraya Enemy, Shop, Treasure 1,100 G
Ureilite Chip Rarity2 Yes Kingdom of Tantal Enemy, Quest, Treasure 3,100 G
Wing Chip Rarity1 No Gormott Province Shop, Treasure 650 G
Winonaite Chip Rarity3 No Kingdom of Uraya Enemy, Quest 6,550 G
Wood Chip Rarity1 No Leftherian Archipelago Enemy, Treasure 1,900 G
Zircon Chip Rarity3 Yes Kingdom of Uraya Enemy, Quest, Treasure 5,400 G
※ Core Chips that exist in limited quantities per playthrough. More can be acquired in New Game+ or through DLC content like Challenge Battle Mode rewards, if the player has the Expansion Pass.

Name Rarity Special Effect Location Sources Sale Price
Amethyst Chip Rarity2 Yes Gormott Enemy, Treasure 3,900 G
Aquamarine Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy, Quest, Treasure 10,500 G
Battery Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy, Quest, Treasure 7,500 G
Booster Chip Rarity3 Yes Kingdom of Torna Enemy 17,550 G
Brachinite Chip Rarity1 No Gormott Enemy, Quest, Treasure 9,300 G
Bronze Chip Rarity1 No Gormott Treasure 2,100 G
Chain Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy, Shop, Treasure 4,050 G
Cobalt Chip Rarity1 No Gormott Enemy, Quest, Treasure 3,600 G
Coil Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy, Quest, Shop, Treasure 4,050 G
Cube Chip Rarity1 No Gormott Enemy, Treasure 11,400 G
Dilaton Chip Rarity3 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy 20,250 G
Engine Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy, Quest 7,500 G
Fang Chip Rarity1 No Gormott Shop, Treasure 1,500 G
Flower Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy, Shop, Treasure 5,700 G
Forest Chip Rarity3 Yes Kingdom of Torna Enemy 14,850 G
Garnet Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Torna Quest, Treasure 10,500 G
Glass Chip Rarity2 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy, Treasure 5,100 G
Gold Chip Rarity3 Yes Kingdom of Torna Treasure 13,500 G
Horn Chip Rarity3 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy 14,850 G
Iron Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy, Treasure 3,600 G
Lodranite Chip Rarity1 No Gormott Enemy, Quest, Treasure 8,700 G
Magnet Chip Rarity2 Yes Kingdom of Torna Enemy, Treasure 4,950 G
Moon Matter Chip Rarity3 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy 20,250 G
Motor Chip Rarity2 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy, Quest, Treasure 7,950 G
Opal Chip Rarity2 No Gormott Enemy, Quest 9,450 G
Pentagon Chip Rarity2 Yes Kingdom of Torna Enemy, Quest, Treasure 7,200 G
Polygon Chip Rarity2 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy, Treasure 11,400 G
Rhombus Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Torna Shop, Treasure 6,300 G
Scale Chip Rarity1 No Gormott Enemy, Treasure 2,550 G
Shaft Chip Rarity3 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy 17,550 G
Shining Star Chip Rarity3 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy 20,250 G
Silver Chip Rarity3 Yes Kingdom of Torna Treasure 13,500 G
Sphere Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy, Quest, Treasure 11,400 G
Spinel Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy, Quest, Shop, Treasure 3,900 G
Steel Chip Rarity1 No Gormott Enemy, Quest, Treasure 3,600 G
Sunlight Chip Rarity3 Yes Kingdom of Torna Enemy 20,250 G
Tin Chip Rarity1 No Gormott Shop 1,200 G
Tri-Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Torna Quest, Shop, Treasure 6,300 G
Turquoise Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy, Quest, Shop, Treasure 3,300 G
Ureilite Chip Rarity2 Yes Gormott Enemy, Quest, Treasure 9,300 G
Wing Chip Rarity1 No Gormott Shop 1,950 G
Winonaite Chip Rarity3 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy 19,650 G
Wood Chip Rarity1 No Kingdom of Torna Enemy, Shop, Treasure 5,700 G
※ Core Chips that exist in limited quantities per playthrough. More can be acquired in New Game+.

Stats and Effects

The Core Chip that is applied to a Blade weapon determines the combat stats of the Blade that wields it. While Physical and Ether Defense are unique to each Blade, the base Auto-Attack, Critical Rate and Block Rate stats are completely based on the equipped chip and weapon type. Each weapon created from the combination of a Core Chip and a Blade weapon of a certain type has its own unique name, appearance and stats, which are shared between all the Blades that can use them.

Certain Core Chips can also grant special passive effects to any weapon they are slotted into, with these effects varying between weapon types. They are usually only active when the Blade is used in battle, however certain ones like stat or reward increasing effects will still remain active even when the equipped Blade is not used in battle.

Special Effect Chart

Effect XC2 Aegis Sword icon XC2 Catalyst Scimitar icon XC2 Drill Shield icon XC2 Mech Arms icon XC2 Variable Saber icon XC2 Whipswords icon XC2 Big Bang Edge icon XC2 Dual Scythes icon
Stat boosting effects ※
Max HP Boost Amethyst Sunlight
Strength Boost Ureilite Magnet Ureilite Magnet
Ether Boost Aubrite Ureilite
Agility Boost Amethyst Mirror Matter Aubrite Magnet Sunlight Magnet Pentagon Pentagon
Dexterity Boost Magnet Mirror Matter
Luck Boost Pentagon Amethyst Pentagon Amethyst Ureilite
Offensive effects
Accuracy Up (Day) Amethyst
Accuracy Up (Night) Magnet Amethyst
Critical Damage Up Tachyon Pentagon Tachyon
Double Attack Aubrite Sunlight Aubrite Sunlight Mirror Matter
Defensive effects
Physical Defense Up Sunlight Ureilite Mirror Matter
Block Rate Up Aubrite Pentagon
Physical Spike Mirror Matter Mirror Matter Sunlight
Ether Spike Tachyon
Recovery effects
Auto-Attack Heal Sunlight Mirror Matter Aubrite
Healing Arts Up Tachyon
Aggro management effects
Auto-Attack Aggro Up Amethyst Amethyst
Arts/Specials Aggro Up Magnet Mirror Matter Tachyon Pentagon Tachyon Ureilite
Arts/Specials Aggro Down Pentagon Ureilite
Increased damage against enemy type effects
Aerial Damage Up Zircon Zircon Zircon Zircon Zircon Zircon Zircon Zircon
Aquatic Damage Up Spiral Spiral Spiral Spiral Spiral Spiral Spiral Spiral
Beast Damage Up Forest Forest Aubrite, Forest
Insect Damage Up Forest Forest Forest Forest Magnet Forest
Machine Damage Up Booster Booster Booster Booster Booster Booster Ureilite Booster Booster
Titan Damage Up Angrite Angrite Angrite Angrite Angrite Angrite Angrite Angrite
Chance of Instant Death effects
Aerial Executor Tachyon
Aquatic Executor Sunlight
Insect Executor Aubrite
Titan Executor Tachyon
Reward increasing effects ※
Gold Drop Rate Up Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver
Item Drop Rate Up Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold
※ Effects that are always active if the Blade is equipped. They can stack multiple times.

Effect XC2 Twin Rings icon XC2 Knuckle Claws icon XC2 Bitball icon XC2 Greataxe icon XC2 Megalance icon XC2 Ether Cannon icon XC2 Chroma Katana icon XC2 Shield Hammer icon
Stat boosting effects ※
Max HP Boost Amethyst Magnet, Sunlight Pentagon Sunlight
Strength Boost Mirror Matter Pentagon Ureilite Ureilite
Agility Boost Aubrite Pentagon
Dexterity Boost Mirror Matter Pentagon Amethyst Pentagon Magnet
Luck Boost Ureilite Magnet Amethyst Ureilite Magnet
Offensive effects
Accuracy Up (Day) Amethyst
Accuracy Up (Night) Magnet Amethyst
Critical Damage Up Aubrite Tachyon Aubrite
Double Attack Tachyon Mirror Matter
Range Boost Amethyst, Aubrite
Defensive effects
Physical Defense Up Ureilite
Ether Defense Up Aubrite
Block Rate Up Pentagon
Physical Spike Mirror Matter Tachyon
Recovery effects
Auto-Attack Heal Tachyon Sunlight Ureilite Mirror Matter Sunlight
Healing Arts Up Magnet Sunlight Ureilite
Aggro management effects
Auto-Attack Aggro Up Amethyst, Magnet
Auto-Attack Aggro Down Amethyst Aubrite Pentagon Magnet Mirror Matter
Arts/Specials Aggro Up Aubrite Mirror Matter Tachyon
Arts/Specials Aggro Down Sunlight Tachyon Mirror Matter Sunlight Ureilite
Increased damage against enemy type effects
Aerial Damage Up Zircon Zircon Zircon Zircon Zircon Zircon Zircon Zircon
Aquatic Damage Up Spiral Spiral Spiral Spiral Spiral Spiral Spiral Spiral
Beast Damage Up Forest Forest Forest Forest Forest
Humanoid Damage Up Aubrite
Insect Damage Up Forest Forest Forest
Machine Damage Up Booster Booster Booster Booster Booster Booster Booster Booster
Titan Damage Up Angrite Angrite Angrite Angrite Angrite Angrite Angrite Angrite
Chance of Instant Death effects
Aquatic Executor Pentagon
Beast Executor Tachyon
Insect Executor Sunlight
Machine Executor Tachyon
Reward increasing effects ※
Gold Drop Rate Up Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver
Item Drop Rate Up Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold
※ Effects that are always active if the Blade is equipped. They can stack multiple times.

Effect XC2 Nodachi icon XC2 Crosier icon XC2 Gunknives icon XC2 Monado icon XC2 Knives icon XC2 Dual Swords icon XC2 Uchigatana icon
Stat boosting effects ※
Max HP Boost Magnet Sunlight
Strength Boost Pentagon Ureilite Magnet Ureilite
Ether Boost Aubrite
Agility Boost Mirror Matter Pentagon Pentagon
Dexterity Boost Pentagon Pentagon Amethyst Magnet Magnet
Luck Boost Ureilite Amethyst Pentagon Amethyst Amethyst Ureilite
Offensive effects
Accuracy Up (Day) Amethyst
Accuracy Up (Night) Magnet Magnet Amethyst
Critical Damage Up Tachyon Tachyon Tachyon
Double Attack Aubrite Sunlight Mirror Matter Mirror Matter
Defensive effects
Physical Spike Mirror Matter Tachyon*
Recovery effects
Auto-Attack Heal Sunlight Sunlight*
Healing Arts Up Sunlight Ureilite
Aggro management effects
Auto-Attack Aggro Down Magnet
Arts/Specials Aggro Down Amethyst Sunlight Ureilite Pentagon Ureilite
Increased damage against enemy type effects
Aerial Damage Up Zircon Zircon Zircon Zircon
Aquatic Damage Up Spiral Spiral Spiral Spiral
Beast Damage Up Forest Forest
Humanoid Damage Up Aubrite
Insect Damage Up Forest Forest Forest Forest Forest
Machine Damage Up Booster Booster Booster Booster Booster Booster Booster
Titan Damage Up Angrite Angrite Angrite Angrite
Chance of Instant Death effects
Aquatic Executor Sunlight
Insect Executor Aubrite
Reward increasing effects ※
Gold Drop Rate Up Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver
Item Drop Rate Up Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold
✱ The Uchigatana weapon type has stronger "Auto-Attack Heal" and "Physical Spike" effects than usual.
※ Effects that are always active if the Blade is equipped. They can stack multiple times.

Trivia

  • Given the variety of possible combinations between Core Chips and different weapon types, there are a total of 1,306 distinct weapons that can be forged in the game, each with their own unique stats and names.
  • Certain combinations are impossible to create normally due to the limited pool of available chips in TTGC and some weapons not having the Lead Chip as a default Core Chip. Despite this all possible combinations exist in the game data, leading to a total of 54 unobtainable weapons.
  • Core Chips will change a weapon's appearance from its default appearance, but there are some chips that will restore the original appearance of a Blade's weapon:
    • Silver Chips, Bronze Chips, and Tin Chips will give Legendary Blade weapons (except Aegaeon's weapon) their original appearance.
    • Tachyon Chips will give Rare Blade weapons (and Aegaeon's weapon) their original appearance, except for Roc, Dromarch, Pandoria and Nia.
    • The Aegis Sword, Variable Saber, Poppibuster's Shield Hammer, T-elos's Greataxe, Monado, Knives, Dual Swords, Crosier, Nodachi, and Gunknives will not change their appearance, no matter what Core Chip is equipped.
    • In TTGC, Brighid's Whipswords and Aegaeon's Chroma Katana will not change in appearance, no matter what Core Chip is equipped.
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