Corvin (Japanese: カムヤ, Kamuya; English dub: /ˈkɔːrvɪn/) is a Rare Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. He can grant tremendous power to his Drivers, Rex, Nia, Zeke or Mòrag, and their allies. Corvin uses the Light element, wields an Uchigatana, and acts as a Tank in battle. Any Driver bonded with Corvin can use an art that inflicts Smash. After installing the version 1.5.2 update and getting the A Boy of Two Swords Key Item, Corvin can be awakened from the Divine Core Crystal, which is given to the party by Sorinosori at the Argentum Trade Guild Chapter 2 onwards. He is the third and final Rare Blade introduced in the Expansion Pass.
Corvin is designed by Shingo Adachi, character designer for the Sword Art Online series.
Corvin is an excessively confident and charming young man who goes out of his way to help others. His twin swords give him power beyond most Blades, enough that he insists that his Driver should not touch them, but he believes that his Driver and the party as a whole are what allow him to do so much and solve so many problems. This causes him to come off as cocky.
Corvin is a young blonde man with very pale skin and blue eyes. He wears a tunic armored at the waist over a navy-blue shirt open at the chest. He has burgundy trousers, black and blue boots, and a cape made of black feathers that turn gold during battle. One of his swords has a white hilt and blade, whilst the other has a red hilt and dark grey blade. His core crystal is blue and resembles a hawk.
Heart-to-heart and Blade Quest
The Blade Quest Corvin's Approach takes place in the Kingdom of Tantal. The party approaches Marcel in Theoscaldia Palace who informs them that the entrance to Genbu Crown is completely inaccessible due to a Garlus infestation. Upon heading to the crown the party realise that the Garlus are cold and looking for warmth, and briefly discuss letting them stay as a deterrent to trespassers. Corvin believes this to be asking for trouble in the future, so they dispatch all the Garlus and report back to Marcel.
Like the other DLC Blades, Corvin does not have a Heart-to-Heart.
- Lv. 1 - Fuga Daemonum - Slash foes in the surrounding area with blades made of light.
- Lv. 2 - Lacerna Noctis - Lead with a mighty cleaving blow, then follow-up with a cape swipe.
- Lv. 3 - Ex Tenebris Lux - A dual-sword combo assault using the power of Durandal.
- Lv. 4 - Evello Mortem Tyrannis - Let loose with a series of slashes, followed with a strike from mid-air.
- Recharge Boost - Boosts Arts recharge from auto-attack.
- Accuracy Up - Increases accuracy.
- Debuff Cancel - Cancels debuffs from enemies.
- Ensis Lucis - Increases dmg. dealt by 90% to 150% and eva. rate by 15% to 25% when Affinity is at max.
- Alae Custodiae - Fills the Party Gauge by 8 to 16 for each critical hit delivered.
- Ictus - Boosts recharge for Driver Arts by 0.5 to 2.5 when you evade an attack.
- Light Mastery - Lv. 5
- Forestry - Lv. 3
- Ancient Wisdom - Lv. 3
- Pouch item types: Drinks, Board Games
- Pouch items: Twinklejuice (Drinks), Nopon Chess Set (Board Games)
Particularly for Corvin's Affinity Chart, a next level of key affinity nodes will be unveiled once the corresponding level of "Light Mastery" affinity nodes is obtained.
|Type||Name||Skill Level||Affinity Level||Effect||Prerequisite||Count||Flavor Text|
|Key Affinity Reward||1||1||Unlocks level 1 of the Affinity Chart.|
|2||2||Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||100||"Glad to see we get on well with each other!"|
|3||3||Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||700||"We really have to share more stories."|
|4||4||Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||2000||"Oh, hey! We're pretty tight friends now, huh?"|
|5||5||Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain.||Increase Trust||4000||"We have absolute faith in each other now, right? Not just a one-way dealio?"|
|Blade Special||Fuga Daemonum||1||1||When landing a hit, restores 6% of damage dealt to the whole party.|
|2||2||When landing a hit, restores 7% of damage dealt to the whole party.||Defeat a Nomad Rhinon at Farlain Wells in Uraya, etc.||2||"Those Nomad Rhinon were a rowdy bunch!"|
|3||3||When landing a hit, restores 8% of damage dealt to the whole party.||Defeat a Flow Bunnit at Rigitte Harbor in Leftheria, etc.||2||"I could make an incredible pot roast with this Flow Bunnit meat. Look forward to that!"|
|4||4||When landing a hit, restores 9% of damage dealt to the whole party.||Defeat a Grad Gogol at the Genbu Drifts in Tantal, etc.||2||"Grad Gogol... Now that's one enemy I won't be forgetting any time soon."|
|5||5||When landing a hit, restores 10% of damage dealt to the whole party.||Defeat a Organl Griffox at the Chansagh Wastes in Mor Ardain, etc.||2||"The Organl Griffox must be breeding like Bunnits!"|
|Lacerna Noctis||1||1||On using Special, has 60% chance to purge enemy rage status.|
|2||2||On using Special, has 70% chance to purge enemy rage status.||Defeat a Bobbile Brog at Farlaine Wells in Uraya, etc.||2||"Bobbile Brogs are giving folk hassle, are they? Shame. Their expressions are hilarious!"|
|3||3||On using Special, has 80% chance to purge enemy rage status.||Defeat a Sloam Runner on Daram Isle in Leftheria, etc.||2||"You know, come to think of it, how are Sloam Runners and Chituk Rapchors different, exactly? They look identical!"|
|4||4||On using Special, has 90% chance to purge enemy rage status.||Defeat a Vint Griffox at the Genbu Drifts in Tantal, etc.||2||"There was no way we were leaving those Vint Griffox unchecked."|
|5||5||On using Special, has 100% chance to purge enemy rage status.||Defeat a Berserker Mammut in Chansagh Wastes in Mor Ardain, etc.||2||"Remind me never to get on a Berserker Mammut's bad side again."|
|Ex Tenebris Lux||1||1||On Special, Driver receives afterimage, evading next 4 attack(s).|
|2||2||On Special, Driver receives afterimage, evading next 4 attack(s).||Defeat a Massido Ardun at the Sternum Arch in Uraya, etc.||2||"Poor Massido Ardun. It knew no wrong..."|
|3||3||On Special, Driver receives afterimage, evading next 5 attack(s).||Defeat a Segel Ansel on Daram Isle in Leftheria, etc.||2||"Someday, I'll find a way to tame a Segel Ansel and fly around Alrest!"|
|4||4||On Special, Driver receives afterimage, evading next 5 attack(s).||Defeat a Bland Upa at the Genbu Drifts in Tantal, etc.||2||"Bland Upa are tenacious lil' critters. You've gotta be to live in these harsh conditions."|
|5||5||On Special, Driver receives afterimage, evading next 6 attack(s).||Go to Theoscaldia Palace in Tantal and complete the quest "Corvin's Approach".||"I can tell this is going to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship!"|
|Battle Skill||Ensis Lucis||1||1||Increases dmg. dealt by 90% and eva. rate by 15% when Affinity is at max.|
|2||2||Increases dmg. dealt by 105% and eva. rate by 17% when Affinity is at max.||Defeat a River Bunnit at the Cleansing Spring in Uraya, etc.||2||"I reckon Pyra could make something delicious out of this River Bunnit meat!"|
|3||3||Increases dmg. dealt by 120% and eva. rate by 20% when Affinity is at max.||Defeat a Buma Hiln in Fonsett, Leftheria, etc.||2||"I wonder where Buma Hiln get those funny objects they carry in their beaks?"|
|4||4||Increases dmg. dealt by 135% and eva. rate by 22% when Affinity is at max.||Collect Broom Icicles in Tantal. (Previous instances count toward total.)||10||"I thought you might be able use a Broom Icicle as an actual broom. Alas, it was not to be..."|
|5||5||Increases dmg. dealt by 150% and eva. rate by 25% when Affinity is at max.||Defeat a Tempest Pterix in Chansagh Wastes in Mor Ardain, etc.||2||"We really would have been better off letting Mor Ardain take that Tempest Pterix down with one of their gunships."|
|Alae Custodiae||1||1||Fills the Party Gauge by 8 for each critical hit delivered.|
|2||2||Fills the Party Gauge by 10 for each critical hit delivered.||Defeat a Nuruba Upa at Farlaine Wells in Uraya, etc.||2||"No more Nuruba Upa! Uraya should probably thank us for that."|
|3||3||Fills the Party Gauge by 12 for each critical hit delivered.||Collect Stream Navy in Leftheria.
(Previous instances count toward total.)
|10||"Stream Navy swim around so quickly. They keep slipping through my hands!"|
|4||4||Fills the Party Gauge by 14 for each critical hit delivered.||Defeat an Arno Kapiba at the Genbu Drifts in Tantal, etc.||2||"Arno Kapiba look so warm and cozy..."|
|5||5||Fills the Party Gauge by 16 for each critical hit delivered.||Defeat a Sarabashi Ropl in Chansagh Wastes in Mor Ardain, etc.||2||"Whew. Sarabashi Ropl mean business!"|
|Ictus||1||1||Boosts recharge for Driver Arts by 0.5 when you evade an attack.|
|2||2||Boosts recharge for Driver Arts by 1 when you evade an attack.||Collect Rainbow Bugs in Uraya. (Previous instances count toward total.)||3||"I can't imagine what you'd use Rainbow Bugs for..."|
|3||3||Boosts recharge for Driver Arts by 1.5 when you evade an attack.||Defeat a Yurem Puffot in Fonsett, Leftheria, etc.||2||"Yurem Puffot plumage is just spectacular. Just...wow."|
|4||4||Boosts recharge for Driver Arts by 2 when you evade an attack.||Defeat a Klim Anlood at the Genbu Drifts in Tantal, etc.||2||"I bet Klim Anlood are lovely and soft to the touch."|
|5||5||Boosts recharge for Driver Arts by 2.5 when you evade an attack.||Defeat a Growsa Aspar in Chansagh Wastes in Mor Ardain, etc.||2||"Can't say I enjoy the whole skin-shedding thing Growsa Aspar do. They really make life difficult."|
|Field Skill||Light Mastery||1||1||The power of a Light Blade.|
|2||2||Hear out Elaria near Waypoint Market, Uraya. (Requires Nia.)||"Come on, Nia, there's people in need. We've gotta do our part!"|
|3||3||Hear out Kitson near Messet Point, Leftherian Archipelago, (Requires Rex.)||"We could never turn down a request from Fonsett now, could we, Rex?"|
|4||4||Hear out Phyllistrata near Theospiti Temple Ruins, Tantal. (Requires Zeke.)||"Seems like a hard life, living in Tantal, Zeke. I'll do whatever I can to make it a little easier!"|
|5||5||Hear out the 8th Decade Sergeant near Hardhaigh Palace, Mor Ardain (Requires Mòrag.)||"Mor Ardain's future's not looking too bright, is it, Morag? If there's anything I can help you with, just tell me."|
|Forestry||1||2||Knowledge related to trees.||Collect Blue Ladybirds in Uraya. (Previous instances count toward total.)||10||"Yeah, I think I'm pretty keen on bugs!"|
|2||3||Collect Killi-Killi Killifish in Leftheria.
(Previous instances count toward total.)
|3||"Killi-Killi Killifish... Do I want to know what you use those for?"|
|3||5||Collect Nitrotoluite in Mor Ardain. (Previous instances count toward total.)||5||"Nitrotouluite's used to make bullets, as I recall. Useful stuff!"|
|Ancient Wisdom||1||1||Knowledge of ancient civilizations. Used to decode writing, etc.|
|2||4||Collect Emerald Snow in Tantal. (Previous instances count toward total.)||5||"Is Emerald Snow pretty, or is it pretty?! Makes me want to start hunting for precious stones..."|
|3||5||Collect Sand Salmon in Mor Ardain.||10||"Sand Salmon is a prized commodity to the Ardanians, you know."|
- Corvin's name derives from the Latin word corvus, meaning raven, hence the black feathers in his design.
- Corvin's Specials and Battle Skills have Latin names.
- His swords, Halteclere and Durandal, are references to weapons bearing the same names in epic French literature. The Durandal also shares its name with the Kukai Foundation spaceship captained by Jr. in the Xenosaga trilogy.
- His Merc group title, Hrafnagud (English dub: /həˈræfnəˌɡʊd/), comes from Old Norse and Icelandic Hrafnaguð, meaning "Raven God", and is one of the names of the Norse god Odin.
- Corvin is one of two Blades to have an animal motif while still being fully human in appearance (in contrast to other Blades with animal motifs who have animal features like Dahlia, Nim, Finch, etc.), the other one is Ursula.
|Corvin||"Rex, is our party an absolute powerhouse or what?"|
|Rex||"Yeah, I'd say so. When all of us come together, nothing can stand in our way!"|
Chapter 3 spoilers:
|Corvin||"Everything you do is straight and to the point. Crossette. I like that!"|
|Crossette||"Rockets don't hesitate. They fly straight up, and... bam!"|
|Corvin||"Uh huh, as long as you know where you're aiming those things!"|
|Corvin||"You fight really aggressively, T-elos. Please don't do anything that would get you hurt."|
|T-elos||"Ugh, don't get sentimental. I neither want nor need your concern."|
|Characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 2|
|Playable Characters||Rex · Nia · Tora · Vandham · Mòrag · Zeke|
|Legendary Blades||Pyra · Mythra · Pneuma · Dromarch · Poppi α, QT, QTπ · Roc · Brighid · Pandoria · Aegaeon|
|Supporting Characters||Addam · Amalthus · Azurda · Bana · Cole · Corinne · Eulogimenos · Fan la Norne · Lila · Niall · Niranira · Tatazo|
|Torna||Jin · Malos · Sever · Akhos · Obrona · Mikhail · Cressidus · Patroka · Perdido|
|Dagas · Newt · Crossette|
|Gorg · Praxis · Sheba|
|Godfrey · Theory · Ursula · Perun · Dahlia|
|Adenine · Boreas · Finch · Zenobia · Fiora|
|Wulfric · Agate · Floren · Nim|
|Electra · Kora · Herald · Vess|
|KOS-MOS · Poppibuster · Corvin · Shulk|
|Azami · Vale · Perceval · Kasandra · T-elos · Elma|