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Obrona (Japanese: カムイ, Kamui) is a Special Rare Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She can grant tremendous power to her Driver Akhos and his allies. Obrona uses the electric element, wields Brilliant Twinblades, and acts as an Attacker in battle. She has the ability to delicately grasp the flow of ether, and even disrupt the flow completely. She supports Akhos in his information gathering for Torna and their analysis.
Obrona is cheeky and flippant, quick to mock anyone she can (including Akhos) and quite remorseless toward those she considers "the bad guys", regardless of how recently they were her allies. Obrona can come off as childish, and is frightened when she finds herself in scenarios beyond her control; given her ether-controlling abilities it is rare for her to be bested by other Blades. She is enthusiastic about Akhos' playwriting and often uses theatrical modes of speech as Akhos does. In the English version, Obrona speaks with a pronounced lisp.
Obrona is a six-winged humanoid girl, almost completely covered in armour; of her body only her lower face and hips can be seen. Although she can walk she prefers to float with her wings draped around her like a bat, opening them when channeling ether or fighting. Her armour is white with gold inlays, her boots are black, and her core crystal is circular. She has large black talons on both hands, and her helmet is smooth over her skull other than two large horns. Given her colour scheme and arts names, her design is likely based around a moth.
Obrona is first seen with Akhos when Jin and Malos return to the Monoceros after Nia's defection; she uses her powers to create a map of all core crystals in Alrest and points out those belonging to the Aegis and Dromarch. This proves instrumental in the group's strategising; Jin decides to take out a shipment of core crystals headed to the Indoline Praetorium whilst Malos, Akhos and their Blades cut off the Aegis. These four reembark their ship and head to the Kingdom of Uraya.
Obrona and Akhos track the party down in Garfont Village, where they are staying under protection of Vandham and his mercenaries. Obrona mocks Nia for her defection in spite of Nia's protests, and Obrona absorbs the ether from the surroundings so that she and Akhos may strike unhindered. As Akhos goes to land a killing blow on Pyra, Vandham stops him and Roc uses his wind mastery to disrupt Obrona's ether manipulation. Akhos instructs her to leave with him, and the two make an exit.
Obrona is not present when Malos and Akhos pay a visit to Cole, but upon luring Pyra out to Olethro Ruins they are joined by Obrona and Sever. Malos attacks Pyra and is about to overcome her when the rest of the party arrive to fight, but again Obrona's abilities make it an almost unwinnable battle. With Pyra unable to channel ether to the Aegis blade, and the same for Dromarch and Poppi α, the party are easily defeated. Vandham, however, impales himself on Roc's twin scythes in order to reroute the ether flow though his own body, enabling him to briefly continue fighting in an attempt to give Rex time to flee. Rex does not, and Vandham is killed; this forces Mythra to awaken to protect Rex, and Akhos quickly realises that - as Mythra's power does not come from ether, but rather the Artifice Siren - they can no longer win, as Obrona's powers are useless. Mythra rains down attacks from Siren, destroying the core crystals of Sever and Obrona, much to Akhos' distress.
- Lv. 1 - Shred
- Lv. 2 - Skewer - AOE
- Lv. 3 - Cruel World - AOE / Shackle Blade
- Lv. 4 - World's End - Knockback
- Recharge Boost - Boosts Arts recharge from auto-attack.
New Game Plus
After finishing the game and installing Patch (Ver.1.3.0), the New Game Plus will be available and will allow the party to recruit Obrona as a Rare Blade. She can grant tremendous power to her Drivers, Rex, Nia, Zeke or Mòrag, and their allies. Obrona uses the electric element, wields Brilliant Twinblades, and acts as an Attacker in battle.
Obrona's Heart-to-heart, "Free as a Bird", takes place on the Isle of Urchon between Obrona, her Driver, and Akhos. In it Akhos pitches a new script idea: a tragedy starring a winged Blade who accidentally drops her Driver into the Cloud Sea. Obrona is very excited by this, whilst her Driver is unsettled.
As with all the Torna Blades, Obrona does not have a Blade Quest.
- Pouch item types: Seafood, Instruments
- Pouch items: Tantalese Porridge (Staple Foods), Masterpieces of Alrest (Literature)
|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||"Ooh, is this a new power?"|
|3||3||Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||1,300||"I think I've awakened a new power! Good going all round!"|
|4||4||Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||3,800||"Wahey, more power for me! C'mon, don't be shy. Tell me I'm amazing."|
|5||5||Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain.||Increase Trust||9,800||"Behold... My final form! It, uh, doesn't look different or anything."|
|Blade Special||Shred||1||1||Increases damage dealt from the back by 100%|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt from the back by 110%||Gather seafood (Currently held items count towards required total)||20||"Ooh, did you bring me some fish?"|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt from the back by 120%||Gather seafood (Currently held items count towards required total)||30||"My future's looking bright!"|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt from the back by 130%||Gather seafood (Currently held items count towards required total)||40||"Fish...more fish...so many fishies!"|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt from the back by 140%||Gather seafood (Currently held items count towards required total)||50||"I'm in fishy heaven!"|
|Skewer||1||1||Increases damage dealt by 100% when HP is 90% or higher|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt by 110% when HP is 90% or higher||Perform a Blade Combo||5||"Ready to get zapped?"|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt by 120% when HP is 90% or higher||Perform a Blade Combo||7||"Lemme show you my power!"|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt by 130% when HP is 90% or higher||Perform a Blade Combo||10||"Exterminating is fun!"|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt by 150% when HP is 90% or higher||Perform a Blade Combo finisher||3||"Now THAT'S an ether explosion!"|
|Cruel World||1||1||Adds a 60% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack.|
|2||2||Adds a 70% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack.||Defeat a Tomlok Anlood in Uraya||4||"Thanks for playing with me, monster guy!"|
|3||3||Adds a 80% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack.||Defeat a Chituk Rapchor in Leftheria||5||"Let's play again sometime!"|
|4||4||Adds a 90% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack.||Defeat a Sinon Scorpox at the Cliffs of Morytha||5||"I haven't had enough fun yet... Let's go find another one to play with!"|
|5||5||Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack.||Defeat Ravenwing Skull in Temperantia||1||"That Ravenwing Skull is pretty feisty! So I shut him down in a jiffy."|
|Battle Skill||Swift Kitty||1||1||Increases auto-attack speed by 30%|
|2||2||Increases auto-attack speed by 33%||Use Grilled Anchortail||4||"Fish, fish, tasty fish!"|
|3||3||Increases auto-attack speed by 38%||Use Bullybelly Carpaccio||4||"You've got my support!"|
|4||4||Increases auto-attack speed by 41%||Use Braised Cloud Sea Shark||4||"Ooh, I can't eat any more! I'll save some for next time."|
|5||5||Increases auto-attack speed by 45%||Use Whitebait-Samod Hotpot||4||"As thanks, I'll offer my support!"|
|Now You See Me...||1||1||Reduces aggro drawn from auto attacks by 45%||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||2||"I just got more powerful!"|
|2||2||Reduces aggro drawn from auto attacks by 53%||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||5||"Oh wow, oh wow! I have got to learn a trick like that!"|
|3||3||Reduces aggro drawn from auto attacks by 60%||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||7||"Support's OK, but I prefer attacking!"|
|4||4||Reduces aggro drawn from auto attacks by 68%||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||10||"I want to do a Blade Combo, too!"|
|5||5||Reduces aggro drawn from auto attacks by 75%||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||12||"Leave it to me. I'm as reliable as a house of sticks!"|
|Quick Prep||1||1||Reduces the cooldown time for a Blade Switch by 15%|
|2||2||Reduces the cooldown time for a Blade Switch by 23%||Acquire Fish items from the Collectibles list||20||"Ooh, so many... But what are we using them for?"|
|3||3||Reduces the cooldown time for a Blade Switch by 30%||Use a Blade Art||6||"I'll back you up and stuff!"|
|4||4||Reduces the cooldown time for a Blade Switch by 38%||In Leftheria, view the Heart-to-Heart "Free as a Bird".||"C'mon, Driver, you need to help me make this story amazing!"|
|5||5||Reduces the cooldown time for a Blade Switch by 45%||Use a Blade Art||7||"I can get serious too! Sometimes."|
|Field Skill||Electric Mastery||1||1||The power of an Electric Blade|
|2||3||Defeat a Glorious Totem in Leftheria.||4||"I think my zaps just got zappier!"|
|3||5||Defeat a Blade Bot in the World Tree.||4||"Leave it to Obrona!"|
|Leaping||1||1||The power to jump. Used to reach high places|
|2||3||Use Obrona's favorite pouch item from the Staple Foods category||4||"Ooh, that's so sweet of you! Thanks!"|
|3||5||Use Obrona's favorite pouch items (Instruments category)||4||"Oh, that's nice, I like these."|
|Icthyology||1||1||Knowledge related to fish||Acquire Fish items from the Collectibles list||5||"Fishy-fishy-fishin', fishy-fishy-fish!"|
|2||3||Acquire Fish items from the Collectibles list||25||"Fishies are my favorite!"|
|3||5||Acquire Fish items from the Collectibles list||30||"Anything fish-related, leave it to me!"|
Unique Battle Dialogue
As an enemy