Monado Armour is one of Shulk's Monado arts in Xenoblade Chronicles. The colour of the blade turns golden yellow when it is activated. The Ether particles gathered allows Shulk to generate a protective barrier around all allies. The barrier will temporarily reduce physical and Ether damage (excluding Talent Arts) by 30% – 75% depending on the art's level.
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- This art can be used to partially defend against physical or Ether area effect attacks. However, the armour buff does not block status effects.
- Shulk learns this art by obtaining an ancient book from Eleqa, after completing her two quests Protect the Village and Stop the Mechon Rampage!.
- The symbol that appears on the Monado when Monado Armour is activated is the kanji "鎧", meaning "armour". Armour thus is one of the only few arts that has a kanji that literally translates to its skill.
- Despite not appearing in the game itself, the function of Monado Armour is similar to how Monado Shield works in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.