Dahlia (Japanese: ツキ, Tsuki) is a Rare Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She can grant tremendous power to her Drivers, Rex, Nia, Zeke or Mòrag, and their allies. Dahlia uses the ice element, wields a Bitball, and acts as a Healer in battle.
Dahlia was designed by Risa Ebata (Satelight Inc.), who also designed Ursula.
Dahlia speaks like a southern belle. She is aware of her beauty and her ability to attract others' attention. She comes across as confident and supportive of those around her. She has an interest in icesculpting. She is also responsible and recognizes when something she said or did, such as the case with one Tantalese girl, leads to trouble and will work to right the situation.
Dahlia is a humanoid woman with rabbit-like features, including her hair which is braided into two large "ears", a small tail, and paw-like hands and feet. She has noticeably exaggerated curves, white fur, and a form-fitting ice-glazed mini dress. A snowflake-shaped earring hangs from one of her ears. Her core crystal is shaped like a six pointed snowflake.
Heart-to-heart and Blade Quest
Dahlia's Heart-to-heart, "The Purest Beauty?", takes place in the Honeypot Grotto in Gormott Province between Dahlia, her Driver and Brighid. In it Dahlia waxes lyrical about the beauty of flowers, and Brighid remarks that she didn't expect Dahlia to be so fond of nature.
Dahlia's Blade Quest, Fly in the Ointment, is triggered in Theosoir in the Kingdom of Tantal. Whilst walking with the party she is approached by a young girl star-struck by her beauty, who asks her how she can grow up just like Dahlia. Dahlia tells her to stay in school and study hard, and mentions off-hand that she enjoys the beauty of ice crystal flowers. Later she is approached by the child's mother, who explains that her daughter has gone missing and had mentioned Dahlia a lot. Dahlia wonders if she has gone out to the ice fields, and the party eventually find her in a cave picking ice flowers as gifts for Dahlia. Dahlia scolds her for the reckless behaviour but is touched, but before they can escort the child home several Garlus appear and attack. Upon defeating them and returning to Theosoir, Dahlia freezes the flowers into ice sculptures and gives them to the girl, who decrees that she'll grow up big and strong and one day become Dahlia's Driver herself.
- Lv. 1 - Crystal Blizzard - Lift foot up high and throw the ball as hard as possible.
- Lv. 2 - Snowblind - Kiss and attack with a ball filled with ether
- Lv. 3 - Frost Queen - Charge up a Bitball on an ice stage, then attack.
- Lv. 4 - Silver-Snow Glory - Fire icy crystals from the ball as it moves around Dahlia.
- Spotlight - Adds chance to damage nearby element orbs during a Chain Attack.
- Fireworks - Increases damage dealt to launched enemies.
- Opportunist - Boosts critical hit rate when selected in chain attack (affects all).
- Forestry - Lv. 3
- Ice Mastery - Lv. 3
- Icecraft - Lv. 3
- Pouch item types: Veggies, Cosmetics
- Pouch items: Poached Fruit Samod (Staple Foods), Tantal Icecube (Art)
|Type||Name||Skill Level||Affinity Level||Effect||Prerequisite||Count||Flavor Text|
|Key Affinity Reward||1||1||Affinity Chart level 1 unlocked|
|2||2||Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart||Increase Trust||100||"The path to beauty is one that never ends."|
|3||3||Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart||Head to Elmos Square in Tantal||"What a sweet little lady she was. I just hope she doesn't push herself too hard or anything."|
|4||4||Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart||Increase Trust||3,800||"Feels like my beauty has gotten even more refined lately."|
|5||5||Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain.||Increase Trust||9,800||"Aren't we just the perfect pair, you and me?"|
|Blade Special||Crystal Blizzard||1||1||Increases critical damage by 25%|
|2||2||Increases critical damage by 40%||Perform a Blade Combo||5||"Want to see my icy powers, hon?"|
|3||3||Increases critical damage by 55%||Use Crystal Blizzard||11||"Beautiful, don't you think?"|
|4||4||Increases critical damage by 70%||Use Crystal Blizzard||12||"Stare as long as you like."|
|5||5||Increases critical damage by 85%||1||"Guess he was no match for little old me."|
|Snowblind||1||1||Spawns a small HP potion on hit, with a 60% chance to spawn 2|
|2||2||Spawns a small HP potion on hit, with a 70% chance to spawn 2||Use Snowblind||7||"What do you think of my skills? Stunning, right?"|
|3||3||Spawns a small HP potion on hit, with a 80% chance to spawn 2||Defeat a Brazay Rhana in Temperantia||4||"Think you can challenge me with ice? Hon, that's my home ground."|
|4||4||Spawns a small HP potion on hit, with a 90% chance to spawn 2||Collect an HP potion||20||"Gotta keep ourselves in fine shape."|
|5||5||Spawns a small HP potion on hit, with a 100% chance to spawn 2||Use Snowblind||10||"This should let us wail on 'em to our hearts' content."|
|Frost Queen||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 Frost Queen||5||"I am on such fine form today!"|
|3||3||When landing a hit, restores 40% of damage dealt to the whole party||Collect an HP potion||15||"I hope you'll make good use of my healing powers soon."|
|4||4||When landing a hit, restores 45% of damage dealt to the whole party||Defeat a Dusky Riik at Spirit Crucible Elpys||5||"I almost feel sorry for the little varmints."|
|5||5||When landing a hit, restores 50% of damage dealt to the whole party||Collect an HP potion||30||"Leave the healing to me, hon."|
|Battle Skill||Spotlight||1||1||Adds 60% chance to damage nearby element orbs during a Chain Attack|
|2||2||Adds 70% chance to damage nearby element orbs during a Chain Attack||Defeat a Smart Aligo in Uraya||4||"Haha... I guess you oughtta rue the day you found yourself in my path."|
|3||3||Adds 80% chance to damage nearby element orbs during a Chain Attack||Use Dahlia's favorite pouch items (Cosmetics category)||2||"Well, thanks! That's just precious."|
|4||4||Adds 90% chance to damage nearby element orbs during a Chain Attack||Defeat a Lun Scorpox at Spirit Crucible Elpys||5||"I know an opportunity when I see one. Follow after me, hon."|
|5||5||Adds 100% chance to damage nearby element orbs during a Chain Attack||Defeat an Indoline Star at the World Tree||4||"We've gotten so strong, this is no challenge at all."|
|Fireworks||1||1||Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 75%||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||2||"Can't rest on my laurels, now can I?"|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 115%||Collect art (Currently held items count toward total)||20||"I do love me some pretty little trinkets."|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 150%||Perform a Blade Combo||7||"What'd you think of my attack? Gorgeous, weren't it?|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 190%||Perform a Blade Combo||10||"That'll do for now."|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 225%||Perform a Blade Combo||12||"I'm pretty hot at support too, y'know."|
|Opportunist||1||1||Boosts critical hit rate by 20% when selected in chain attack (affects all)|
|2||2||Boosts critical hit rate by 22% when selected in chain attack (affects all)||Collect an HP potion||10||"I'll back you up, so you fight to your pretty little heaert's content!"|
|3||3||Boosts critical hit rate by 25% when selected in chain attack (affects all)||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||7||"Y'know, maybe I could learn a thing or two from watching you do your stuff."|
|4||4||Boosts critical hit rate by 27% when selected in chain attack (affects all)||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||10||"I've got your back, hon."|
|5||5||Boosts critical hit rate by 30% when selected in chain attack (affects all)||At Honeypot Grotto, Gormott, view the Heart-to-Heart "The Purest Beauty?"||"Fleeting human beauty just makes my heart go pitter-pat."|
|Field Skill||Forestry||1||1||Knowledge related to trees||Acquire Tree items from the Collectibles list||5||"There's a lot to learn from trees, too!"|
|2||3||Acquire Tree items from the Collectibles list||25||"I could learn a lot from these."|
|3||4||Acquire Tree items from the Collectibles list||27||"I know all sorts about trees."|
|Ice Mastery||1||1||The power of an Ice Blade|
|2||2||Defeat a Doryu Riik in Uraya||4||"Leave the ice to the experts, hon. And by that I mean me."|
|3||4||Defeat a Seveeto Laia at Spirit Crucible Elpys||4||"Well, ain't this skill just me all over."|
|Icecraft||1||3||Create intricately beautiful art from ice. Skill exclusive to Dahlia.||Go to Anastatia's in Tantal and complete the quest Fly in the Ointment||"If you're not careful, she might steal me away from you someday! But since it's you, I guess I can rest easy."|
|2||4||Build an item that uses Icecraft at the Goldmouth Warehouse in Argentum (Previous instances count toward total)||10||"That's still not enough... It needs to be more beautiful!"|
|3||5||Build an item that uses Icecraft at the Goldmouth Warehouse in Argentum (Previous instances count toward total)||50||"I think I might be on the verge of a real masterpiece."|
- Main article: Dahlia's Icecraft
Dahlia's Icecraft field skill enables her to make various art-type Pouch items in Argentum's Goldmouth Warehouse. Raising her skill increases the selection of items she can make, eventually allowing her to make:
- Dahlia may be based on the Moon rabbit, an East Asian folk creature. This is supported by how her Japanese name translates to "moon" (kanji: 月).