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- "M-my lady... If you desire warmth, why not take some from me? Miss Pyra seems to be in some distress..."
- – Dromarch
Dromarch (Japanese: ビャッコ, Byakko) is a Special Legendary Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. He has the power to heal allies while attacking when bonded to his Driver named Nia. Dromarch uses the water element, wields a Twin Rings, and acts as a Healer in battle. He takes on the appearance of a tiger. He refers to Nia as "My Lady" (お嬢様, Ojōsama), as if he were a butler. When Nia is the lead character with Dromarch as her on-field Blade, she rides him as she does in cutscenes.
Dromarch is a somber and astute old man-tiger; he does all he can to look out for Nia and preserve an air of dignity and respect both for her and those they meet. Occasionally Dromarch attempts to make jokes, which tend to fall flat.
Dromarch is a large, thick-furred white tiger with blue eyes. He wears various pieces of metal armour on his legs and chest. He carries his twin rings on his shoulders, and his core crystal is in the shape of a thick claw.
Both Dromarch and Nia were the Blades of the wealthy lord of Echell in Gormott Province. After the lord's daughter's death, Nia is forced to consume her flesh and becomes a Flesh Eater to let the daughter's spirit live on in her. Once the lord himself passes away, Nia finds Dromarch's Core Crystal and resonates with him as his Driver. The two begin traveling Alrest and are eventually captured by the Indoline Praetorium for Nia's Flesh Eater status. Jin frees the two, causing them to join Torna.
After Nia witnesses Jin kill Rex in cold blood, she and Dromarch defect from Torna and escape on Azurda alongside Rex and Pyra. They land in Gormott, and Nia and Dromarch plan to part ways with Rex and Pyra once they reach Torigoth. Both Nia and Dromarch are captured by the Ardainian military in Gormott with the help of Brighid, though Rex and Tora help break them out of custody. After fleeing Torigoth, Rex convinces Nia and Dromarch to continue traveling with him.
Dromarch takes part in several Heart-to-hearts:
- "A Tora and Poppi Production"
- "Bird's-Eye View"
- "Burgeoning Curiosity"
- "Curse of the Zekenator"
- "Dromarch's Wisdom"
- "Mythra Vs. Brighid"
- "Unforgiving Terrain"
These stats correspond to Dromarch wielding the Primitive Rings with no Aux Cores or Affinity Chart rewards. Different Core Chips result in different adjustments to each stat.
|Role||Auto-Attack||Block Rate||Critical Rate||Phys. Def.||Ether Def.||Strength|
- Lv. 1 - Raging Tiger - Slash repeatedly by unleashing your inner beast.
- Lv. 2 - Aqua Wave - Attack enemies and heal allies with a wave of ether.
- Lv. 3 - Wild Roar - Shoot forward all ether collected by the rings.
- Lv. 4 - Dark Maelstrom - Follow up Wild Roar with an overwhelming assault.
|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||"I'm sure I still have a little room for improvement."|
|3||3||Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain.||Increase Trust||1,600||"I still have room for improvement. But, still, let me show you what I can do."|
|4||4||Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||4,600||"I'm a little stronger now. I hope my performance will satisfy."|
|5||5||Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||10,600||"I feel that ultimate power is within my grasp!"|
|Blade Special||Raging Tiger||1||1||Absorbs 60% of critical damage dealt as HP|
|2||2||Absorbs 70% of critical damage dealt as HP||Defeat Volff enemies in Uraya (Excludes unique monsters)||6||"A worthy foe. But I will defeat them as many times as it takes."|
|3||3||Absorbs 80% of critical damage dealt as HP||Use Raging Tiger||11||"I seem to be edging closer to mastery."|
|4||4||Absorbs 90% of critical damage dealt as HP||Defeat a Fuvor Aligo in Leftheria||4||"I promise a stirring performance in the next battle!"|
|5||5||Absorbs 100% of critical damage dealt as HP||Defeat Praetorian Medea at the World Tree||1||"Somehow, I overcame that mighty foe. I must admit, it was not easy."|
|Aqua Wave||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||Defeat Volff enemies in Gormott (Excludes unique monsters)||6||"These Volff... I cannot allow them to best me!"|
|3||3||When landing a hit, restores 40% of damage dealt to the whole party||Defeat a Fabel Bufa in Mor Ardain||4||"They were no match for me."|
|4||4||When landing a hit, restores 45% of damage dealt to the whole party||Use Aqua Wave||9||"One can never truly perfect one's craft."|
|5||5||When landing a hit, restores 50% of damage dealt to the whole party||Defeat Machine-Gun Julio at the Cliffs of Morytha||1||"A worthy foe makes for great exercise."|
|Wild Roar||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||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||5||"I won't be outdone! This is why I train so hard!"|
|3||3||Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 80% chance to spawn 2||Use Wild Roar||6||"I'm sure you'll be able to observe a little improvement in my technique!"|
|4||4||Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 90% chance to spawn 2||Defeat a Grad Gogol in Tantal||4||"I feel power surging through me, nose to tail!"|
|5||5||Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 100% chance to spawn 2||Use Wild Roar||8||"I'll show you how to land a stinging blow!"|
|Battle Skill||Celestial Gift||1||1||Reduces Blade Combo damage received from enemies by 30%|
|2||2||Reduces Blade Combo damage received from enemies by 35%||Perform a Blade Combo||5||"Behold the mighty power of water!"|
|3||3||Reduces Blade Combo damage received from enemies by 40%||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||7||"You may rely on me for support, always."|
|4||4||Reduces Blade Combo damage received from enemies by 45%||Perform a Blade Combo||10||"You will come to understand the might of water."|
|5||5||Reduces Blade Combo damage received from enemies by 50%||Complete a quest (Previous instances count toward total)||100||"I set myself against many challenges, and gained much experience."|
|River's Blessing||1||1||Restores 3% HP when using a Driver Art||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||2||"My claws grow stronger."|
|2||2||Restores 3.5% HP when using a Driver Art||Use Dromarch's favorite pouch items (Meat category)||4||"Ah, delicious! A little treat now and again boostss one's strength, I'm sure."|
|3||3||Restores 4% HP when using a Driver Art||Perform a Blade Combo||7||"I will demonstrate to you my power."|
|4||4||Restores 4.5% HP when using a Driver Art||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||10||"As ever, I will use my power for the good of all."|
|5||5||Restores 5% HP when using a Driver Art||Stay at an inn (Previous instances count toward total)||50||"Without ample rest, there can be no growth."|
|Howl of Calm||1||1||Adds 25% chance of restoring 4% HP after taking a hit|
|2||2||Adds 25% chance of restoring 6% HP after taking a hit||Block an attack||5||"I feel that I've obtained a little more strength."|
|3||3||Adds 25% chance of restoring 8% HP after taking a hit||Block an attack||7||"Perhaps I can be of even greater service to you now."|
|4||4||Adds 25% chance of restoring 10% HP after taking a hit||In Mor Ardain, view the Heart-to-Heart "Unforgiving Terrain"||"I promised my lady that I'd suffer no one else to sit upon my back."|
|5||5||Adds 25% chance of restoring 12% HP after taking a hit||Engage in combat||100||"It is experience that makes us strong, is it not?"|
|Field Skill||Water Mastery||1||1||The power of a Water Blade|
|2||3||Defeat a Karlin Skwaror in Uraya||5||"The power of water yields to my yoke. It is at your service."|
|3||5||Defeat a Kustal Sovereign at the World Tree||5||"Please leave it to me, if you hope for a favorable outcome."|
|Botany||1||1||Knowledge related to plants|
|2||3||Acquire Flower items from the Collectibles list||25||"I think I'm getting the hang of this..."|
|3||5||Acquire items from the Collectibles list (Previous instances count toward total)||250||"I hope that my botany skills will be of use to you all."|
|Ancient Wisdom||1||1||Knowledge of ancient civilizations. Used to decode writing, etc.||Acquire Mechanical items from the Collectibles list||5||"My, my. What will they think of next..."|
|2||2||Acquire Mechanical items from the Collectibles list||20||"Ah, such fascinating trinkets."|
|3||4||Acquire Treasure items through salvaging||7||"Perhaps the time has come for me to flaunt a little of my erudition?"|
- Pouch item types: Meats, Board Games
- Pouch items: Dried Sunfish (Seafood), Cedarwood Koto (Instruments)
His Japanese name Byakko, known as "Bai Hu" (白虎) in Chinese, is the White Tiger in the Chinese constellations. It is one of the four symbols and represents the west and the autumn season. His English name may refer to Dormarch, a similar white beast from Welsh mythology that represents hunters, although it is more typically portrayed as a hound.
- Both Dromarch and Aegaeon are the only Legendary Blades to not have a unique weapon.
- Coincidentally, they are both water element blades with access to Ancient Wisdom and Water Mastery.
|Characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 2|
|Playable Characters||Rex · Nia · Tora · Vandham · Zeke · Mòrag|
|Special Blades||Pyra · Mythra · Dromarch · Poppi α · Poppi QT · Poppi QTπ · Roc · Pandoria · Brighid|
|Supporting Characters||Amalthus · Azurda · Cole · Fan la Norne · Turters|
|Torna||Jin · Malos · Akhos · Mikhail · Patroka|