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Hephaestus, the Absconder (Japanese: 逐電のバルカン, Chikuden no Barukan) is a Tyrant in Xenoblade Chronicles X. It is a member of the Duoguill family. It can be found at level 25 at East Gate Plain in Primordia during the night. Defeating it is required to complete the eponymous Basic Mission Hephaestus, the Absconder. It also must be defeated for Squad Mission No.15.



Art Attribute Category Hits Range Effect Appendage Homing
Tackle Electric Melee 1 Single - - -
Collider Electric Ranged 1 Circle around caster - - -
Lightning Spear Electric Melee 2 Single Stun, Stagger Tentacle -
Thunder Flash Electric Ranged 4 Multiple Shock Tentacle -
Thunder Spike - Status - Self Calm, Ranged Spike (Electric) Tentacle -


Part Item Type Rarity
Tail Duoguill Broth Material Common
Tentacle Blue Electrical Tentacle Material Rare
Tentacle, Face, Tail Fine Duoguill Fishmeal Material Common
Body Pristine Spicule Material Common
Body Small Dorsal Fin Material Common
Body Duoguill A Holofigure Intergalactic


The Tyrant's name in English is Hephaestus, the name of the Greek god of fire, volcanoes, metalworking, and blacksmiths. Its Japanese name can be anglicized as Vulcan, the Roman counterpart of this god.


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