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For the normal variant, see Hover Astas (normal).

Hover Astas are two story exclusive enemies in Xenoblade Chronicles. They are members of the Astas family, and can be found at level 33 in the High Entia Tomb. These two Hover Astas only appear during a story event battle in the Hall of Trials on level GF, where Melia must face them alone. They can drop Astas Remote Units, three of which are needed for A Necessary Upgrade, or the New Cylinders needed for Restoring the Capital 2.

There is another variant found in the High Entia tomb. Shulk and the party face it as one of the basic types of enemies. As with all of the monsters in the High Entia Tomb, it is a Sight Category monster. These normal Hover Astas appear at all other locations in the tomb.



Art Attribute Multiplier Hits Range Effect Knockback Blowdown/Daze
High Testament ‡Status---Ether Up
Physical Protect
Guard ModeStatus---Ether Protect
Physical Protect
TestamentStatus---Ether Up
Physical Protect
Primo LaserEther2.05 – 2.251Frontal Line-Yes (1)-
Quarto Laser ※1Ether?4Frontal Line-?-

‡ Art name is a tentative translation. The official English name is currently unknown.

※1 This art is not listed in the JCE, but has been observed during gameplay. The multiplier and knockback for this art are not yet known.


Break 70% Lock-On 0% Physical Def. ▼ 0% Agility ▼ 70%
Topple 0% Bind 0% Ether Def. ▼ 0% Aura Seal 0%
Daze 0% Paralysis 0% Strength ▼ 70% Arts Seal 70%
Sleep 0% Slow 0% Ether ▼ 0% Death 0%



Wood 0%
Silver 95%
Gold 5%

Wood chests will contain 1 or 2 items from the "Wood" table.
Silver chests will contain 2 items from the "Silver" table and 1 from the "Wood" table.
Gold chests will contain 2 items from the "Gold" table, and 1 from each of the "Silver" and "Wood" tables.


New Cylinder 73.7%
Astas Remote Unit 26.3%


Ether Protect II Ice 31.3%
Initial Tension II Fire 31.3%
Nightglow Staff 2 slots 4.4%
Saint Rod 3 slots 3.3%
Nightglow Staff 1 slot 3%
Nightglow Staff 0 slots 1.8%
Sky Top 1 slot 10.6%
Jail Top 0 slots 6.4%
Sky Bottoms 1 slot 5.7%
Jail Shoes 0 slots 2.3%


Nightglow Staff 3 slots 46.2%
Official's Staff 3 slots 3.8%
Unique Weapons
Glass Rod 34.6%
Jailer Staff 15.4%
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