Finch (Japanese: イブキ, Ibuki) is a Rare Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She can grant tremendous power to her Drivers, Rex, Nia, Zeke or Mòrag, and their allies. Finch uses the wind element, wields a Shield Hammer, and acts as a Tank in battle. She has the appearance of an anthropomorphic bird, though she does not have a beak or sport a pair of wings. Instead of a beak, she sports a pair of red goggles with a black beak-like attachment. She wears braces on her upper arms and lower legs, and she wears a golden belt with a design similar to a hatching egg. She is shown to be very forgetful.
- Lv. 1 - Blast of Fresh Air - Swing the hammer and hit ether balls.
- Lv. 2 - Whoopsie Crazy - Attack enemies within range while jumping and spinning your weapon.
- Lv. 3 - Wake-Up Whirl - After jumping up in the sky, crash into the ground at high speed.
- Lv. 4 - Perfect Storm - During a spinning attack...slip and let go of the hammer.
- Nullify Reaction - Nullifies one reaction.
- Debuff Cancel - Cancels debuffs from enemies.
- Draw Aggro - Draw aggro from enemies in battle.
- Did I Do That? - Chance to not deplete recharge after a Driver Art or Special.
- Doesn't Ring a Bell - Chance to reset recharge for an enemy Art when a Special connects.
- Surprise! - Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack.
- Entomology - Lv. 3
- Leaping - Lv. 3
- Birdbrain - Lv. 3 (Skill unique to Finch)
- Pouch item types: Veggies, Cosmetics
- Pouch items: Stuffed Meaty Carrot (Veggies), Sparkly Snow Perfume (Cosmetics)
|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 may be forgetful, but I still remember my Driver! No, honestly!"|
|3||3||Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||1,300||"I may be forgetful, but I still remember my Driver! I really, really do!"|
|4||4||Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||3,800||"Uhh... Who are you again?"|
|5||5||Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain.||Increase Trust||9,800||"Well I'm never gonna forget you now..."|
|Blade Special||Blast of Fresh Air||1||1||Increases Affinity by 60 when using a Special|
|2||2||Increases Affinity by 70 when using a Special||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||5||"Sweet! I'll use your attacks to help me...uh...do something?"|
|3||3||Increases Affinity by 80 when using a Special||Use Blast of Fresh Air||11||"I think I've finally got the hang of it! No, really! I'll show you next battle!"|
|4||4||Increases Affinity by 90 when using a Special||Defeat a flyimg enemy such as a Heidl Taos at the Cliffs of Morytha||5||"Ugh, the flying ones are such a pain..."|
|5||5||Increases Affinity by 100 when using a Special||Use Blast of Fresh Air||13||"I've totally mastered that one! I'm not gonna forget it now, ever! Depending on your definition of "ever"...|
|Whoopsie Crazy||1||1||Increases aggro drawn from Specials by 60%|
|2||2||Increases aggro drawn from Specials by 70%||Use Finch's favorite pouch items (Vegetables category)||4||"Oh hey, nice one! I really like this!"|
|3||3||Increases aggro drawn from Specials by 80%||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||7||"Wowee, what was that?! I've gotta remember that one!"|
|4||4||Increases aggro drawn from Specials by 90%||Use Whoopsie Crazy||9||"Never. Forgetting. That."|
|5||5||Increases aggro drawn from Specials by 100%||Defeat Atrocious Hermes in Temperantia||1||"Finch is moving up in the world!"|
|Wake-Up Whirl||1||1||Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 100%|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 110%||Use Wake-Up Whirl||5||"Did you see that?! I don't even remember what it was now, but it was cool...right...?"|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 120%||Defeat a Garnia Camill in Leftheria||4||"We get a power-up from beating Garnia Camill? I'm not really feeling it..."|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 130%||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||10||"Awesome! I'm gonna use those attacks to...get...better? Wait, why am I getting better?"|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 150%||Defeat Praetorian Argus at the World Tree||1||"That Praetorian Argus guy sure was tough! ...Won't forget him."|
|Battle Skill||Did I Do That?||1||1||10% chance to not deplete recharge after a Driver Art or Special|
|2||2||12% chance to not deplete recharge after a Driver Art or Special||Use Finch's favorite pouch items (Cosmetics category)||2||"Oh yeah... I forgot I liked this!"|
|3||3||14% chance to not deplete recharge after a Driver Art or Special||Perform a Blade Combo||7||"Oh yeah, taste the power of wind! ...It was wind, right?"|
|4||4||16% chance to not deplete recharge after a Driver Art or Special||Perform a Blade Combo||10||"Time to ruffle these guys up!"|
|5||5||20% chance to not deplete recharge after a Driver Art or Special||Perform a Blade Combo||12||"...Go back to whence you came."|
|Doesn't Ring a Bell||1||1||30% chance to reset recharge for an enemy Art when a Special connects||Evade an attack||3||"I just got stronger! ...Eh? I...did, didn't I? Whatever, we'll find out soon enough."|
|2||2||35% chance to reset recharge for an enemy Art when a Special connects||Evade an attack||5||"Hey, I just thought of something! Uh... I think it was something pretty good?"|
|3||3||40% chance to reset recharge for an enemy Art when a Special connects||Evade an attack||7||"Now where was I again? ...Oh yeah! That awesome thing I thought of!"|
|4||4||45% chance to reset recharge for an enemy Art when a Special connects||Evade an attack||9||"Yeah, now I remember what I did! I thought of something awesome..."|
|5||5||50% chance to reset recharge for an enemy Art when a Special connects||Evade an attack||10||"I remember now! I thought of something awesome! Not gonna forget now, promise! ...I think!"|
|Surprise!||1||1||Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack by 100%||Use a Blade Art||3||"Sweet! ... Uhm? What was I saying?"|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack by 125%||Use a Blade Art||5||"I'll back you up! Uh...wait...What am I supposed to be doing again?"|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack by 150%||Use a Blade Art||6||"I'll back you up! I won't forget this time, really!"|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack by 175%||Use a Blade Art||7||"Leave the backup to me! ...I'm serious here!"|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack by 200%||Use a Blade Art||8||"Lemme support you! Aw, come on, it'll be fine!"|
|Field Skill||Entomology||1||1||Knowledge related to insects|
|2||3||Acquire Insect items from the Collectibles list||25||"You know, I feel like I really learned something today. Can you remind me what that was?"|
|3||5||Acquire Insect items from the Collectibles list||30||"I think I really learned something here... It was about fish, right?"|
|Leaping||1||1||The power to jump. Used to reach high places|
|2||3||Head for Dawnview Grotto in Gormott||"Pretty place... Have I been here before?"|
|3||4||Head to Subterranean Lake Galantia in Spirit Crucible Elpys||"Maan, this place always takes my breath away... Huh? It's my first time here?"|
|Birdbrain||1||1||The power to instantly forget anything. Skill exclusive to Finch|
|2||3||At the Titan Battleship, Gormott, view the Heart-to-Heart "Bird's-Eye View"||"I really [don't] get what you're all talking about? You're all weird..."|
|3||5||Go to Goldmouth Warehouse in Argentum and complete the quest "Birds of a Feather"||"Did I steal the show...? Well, naturally! All in a day's work for Finch the Fantabulous!"|