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Incandescent Marcus is a Unique Monster in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It is a member of the Plambus family, and can be found at level 54 at the top of the Pillar City Ruins in the Kingdom of Tantal, reachable from the top by Skip Travelling from the Airborne Throne, or from the bottom by building an ice bridge.


  • This enemy can only guard attacks from the front.


Break 90% Smash 0%
Topple 0% Blowdown 60%
Launch 0% Knockback 60%


Trigger HP have been reduced below 50%.
Effects Ether increased by 30%.
Ether damage received is reduced by 50%.
Element Fire


Art Type Element Hits Range Damage Ratio Reaction Effect
Auto-Attack Physical - 1 One Target 200 - -
Helm Bash Physical - 1 One Target 400 Knockback -
Anguished Wail Ether Wind 1 All Enemies 300 Shackle Driver Incandescent Marcus will only begin using this Art when it is below 80% HP.
Hydra Gas Ether Fire 1 Ahead 1000 Blowdown Incandescent Marcus will only begin using this Art when it is below 65% HP.
Note of Repose Summon - - - - - Summons four Level 48-50 Tolmeda Plambuses. These Plambus are 40% smaller and have higher stats than normally-spawned Tolmeda Plambus. Incandescent Marcus can only use this art if there are less than three enemies in the battle and if it has used Note of Repose less than 3 times in the battle.


Name Type Rarity Rate
Aubrite Chip Core Chip Rare (rarity 2) 10.8%
Rebirth Amulet Accessory Common (rarity 1) 14.0%
Swift Evasion IV Aux Core Rare (rarity 2) 9.8%
Night Vision III Aux Core Rare (rarity 2) 11.2%
Ester Shoes Accessory Rare (rarity 2) 7.2%
Ester Shoes Accessory Legendary (rarity 3) 4.8%
Common Core Crystal Core Crystal Common (rarity 1) 20.0%
Rare Core Crystal Core Crystal Rare (rarity 2) 13.0%
Legendary Core Crystal Core Crystal Legendary (rarity 3) 3.9%