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For those who have not completed games in the Xenoblade Chronicles series, this page contains spoilers regarding the plot. Discretion is advised.


Cressidus (Japanese: オオツチ, Ootsuchi) is a Special Rare Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. He can grant tremendous power to his Driver Mikhail and his allies. Cressidus uses the earth element, wields a pair of Rockrending Gauntlets called the Royal Guard, and acts as a Tank in battle.


Story

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Cressidus with his Driver, Mikhail

Cressidus is a member of Torna introduced alongside Mikhail, Patroka and Perdido. He fights the party upon confronting them at Bulge Harbor and his defensive capabilities combined with Perdido's weapon prowess bring them close to victory before Mòrag and Brighid, the strongest Driver and Blade of the Empire of Mor Ardain, appear and perform a pincer movement, trapping the Torna fighters at the far end of the harbour. Mythra uses her power to destroy a crane above them and blasts the area with light, targeting and destroying the core crystals of Cressidus and Perdido but leaving Patroka and Mikhail unharmed. Mythra expresses no regret for the killing of these two Blades.

Abilities

Blade Specials

  • Lv. 1 - Dead Ball - Knockback
  • Lv. 2 - Beserk March - Knockback / Blowdown
  • Lv. 3 - Earth Breath - Heals (Applies to everyone, party included)
  • Lv. 4 - Stellar Explosion - AOE / Launch

Blade Arts

  • Arts Plus - Boosts power of next Driver Art.

New Game Plus

Cressidus-awakening

Cressidus' awakening

After finishing the game and installing Patch (Ver.1.3.0), the New Game Plus will be available and will allow the party to recruit Cressidus as a Rare Blade. He can grant tremendous power to his Drivers, Rex, Nia, Zeke or Mòrag, and their allies. Cressidus uses the earth element, wields Rockrending Gauntlets, and acts as a Tank in battle.

Heart-to-heart

Cressidus' Heart-to-hearts, "Muscle Power" and "Lone Wolf", take place in the Torigoth Relay Base between Mikhail, Cressidus, and his Driver and at Cape Singbreeze in Gormott Province between Sever, his Driver, and Cressidus respectively. In "Muscle Power", Mikhail muses about how interesting Titan Battleship technology is, and Cressidus also expresses enthusiasm. The two agree that they make a good team for tinkering with Cressidus dealing with large objects and Mikhail with small. If Cressidus' strength is brought up he will fling his Driver up to Clear Sky Beak. In "Lone Wolf", Sever enjoys the feeling of freedom that the area brings, telling Cressidus and his Driver that he envies those who can live alone and that other people are an unnecessary burden. Cressidus disagrees, and the two argue back and forth.

As with the other Torna Blades, Cressidus does not have a Blade Quest.

Favorite Items

Affinity Chart

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. Collect meat (Currently held items count toward total) 20 "Can't get stronger without eating lots of meat. That's what I say."
3 3 Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain. Collect meat (Currently held items count toward total) 30 "I just keep on getting stronger!"
4 4 Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart. Collect meat (Currently held items count toward total) 40 "I'm not done building my strength yet. Let's aim for the top together!"
5 5 Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Collect meat (Currently held items count toward total) 50 "I'm practically a world champion!"
Blade Special Dead Ball 1 1 Adds a 60% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack
2 2 Adds a 70% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Use Dead Ball 10 "Is my training paying off?"
3 3 Adds a 80% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Use Meat & Lentil Skewer 4 "I can never say no to a power boost. You should eat one too."
4 4 Adds a 90% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Use Dead Ball 12 "The power! I love it!"
5 5 Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Use Estral Quotelettas 6 "Meat is my source of power."
Berserk March 1 1 Increases aggro drawn from Specials by 60%
2 2 Increases aggro drawn from Specials by 70% Use Mustard Kordeth 2 "I feel like I'm getting a bit sharper."
3 3 Increases aggro drawn from Specials by 80% Use Berserk March 8 "That technique could do with a bit of polishing. Training time, maybe?"
4 4 Increases aggro drawn from Specials by 90% Use Albacon Frystack 4 "Have you tried these Ablacon Frystacks? They're damn good!"
5 5 Increases aggro drawn from Specials by 100% Use Berserk March 10 "I'm dying to try out my newly-honed technique."
Earth Breath 1 1 When landing a hit, restores 30% of damage dealt to the whole party
2 2 When landing a hit, restores 35% of damage dealt to the whole party Use Earth Breath 5 "I'm starting to get the hang of this."
3 3 When landing a hit, restores 40% of damage dealt to the whole party Use Mixed Meat Platter 6 "Only thing tastier than meat... is meat after a tough battle!"
4 4 When landing a hit, restores 45% of damage dealt to the whole party Use Earth Breath 7 "I'm a lot tougher than your average fighter!"
5 5 When landing a hit, restores 50% of damage dealt to the whole party Use Glarna Stir-Fry 8 "Have I mentioned meat is the best?"
Battle Skill Senton 1 1 Increases dmg dealt to toppled enemies by 50%, extending Topple duration
2 2 Increases dmg dealt to toppled enemies by 75%, extending Topple duration Deal certain amount of damage in one hit 800 "You call this an achievement? Anyone could do it!"
3 3 Increases dmg dealt to toppled enemies by 100%, extending Topple duration Deal a certain amount of damage in one hit 2,400 "This is too easy when you're as strong as me."
4 4 Increases dmg dealt to toppled enemies by 125%, extending Topple duration Deal a certain amount of damage in one hit 4,800 "Now this isn't the kind of power you see every day!"
5 5 Increases dmg dealt to toppled enemies by 150%, extending Topple duration Deal a certain amount of damage in one hit 8,000 "I am the strongest! And don't you try to deny it."
Double Team 1 1 Increases Blade's Lv 4 Special damage by 60% Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present) 2 "This isn't all I can do! Because I'm AWESOME!"
2 2 Increases Blade's Lv 4 Special damage by 90% Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present) 5 "Hey, you're pretty good. Not as good as me, but still good."
3 3 Increases Blade's Lv 4 Special damage by 120% Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present) 7 "There's no task I can't handle. Need me on support? You got it!"
4 4 Increases Blade's Lv 4 Special damage by 150% Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present) 10 "Yeah! That's the way! Crush 'em all!"
5 5 Increases Blade's Lv 4 Special damage by 180% Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present) 12 "Let me show you what a REAL special move looks like."
Trespass 1 1 Deals damage to all enemies when swapped in via Blade Switch Deal a certain amount of total damage 200 "This is my new undefeatable power!"
2 2 Deals damage to all enemies when swapped in via Blade Switch Deal a certain amount of total damage 8,000 "We're just getting started."
3 3 Deals damage to all enemies when swapped in via Blade Switch Deal a certain amount of total damage 16,000 "Nope, still not impressed. We need to work harder!"
4 4 Deals damage to all enemies when swapped in via Blade Switch Deal a certain amount of total damage 32,000 "None of these jokers can stand up to my honed physique!"
5 5 Deals damage to all enemies when swapped in via Blade Switch Use a Blade Art 48,000 "Could anyone other than me have made it this far? I think not."
Field Skill Earth Mastery 1 1 The power of a Earth Blade
2 2 Defeat a Dalya Armu in Uraya "The very ground beneath our feet is my ally!"
3 4 Defeat a Clabor Rodonya at the Cliffs of Morytha 5 "My earth powers are growing stronger!"
Nopon Wisdom 1 1 Knowledge related to Nopon. Decode writing, speak Nopon, etc.
2 4 In Gormott, view the Heart-to-Heart "Muscle Power". - "Looks like you appreciate my strength a little better now!"
3 5 Speak to a Nopon 20 "???"
Botany 1 1 Knowledge related to plants
2 3 Acquire Flower items from the Collectibles list 25 "Even I can tell the difference between plants, you know!"
3 5 Acquire Flower items from the Collectibles list 30 "The only difference between plants is whether you can eat them or not? Does anything else really matter?"

Etymology

Cressidus' Japanese name translates to "big hammer" (kanji: 大槌).

Trivia

  • Cressidus' English voice actor, Kerry Shale, also voices Perceval.

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