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Perun (Japanese: トキハ, Tokiha) is a Rare Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She can grant tremendous power to her Drivers, Rex, Nia, Zeke or Mòrag, and their allies. Perun uses the ice element, wields a Megalance, and acts as an Attacker in battle. Her spear ends in three blades, resembling ice shards.

Perun was designed by Takahiro Kimura and colored by RICCA.

Personality

Perun is a valiant warrior, fighting relentlessly to help others. She dedicates her very existence to justice and will fight to her last breath to protect others, and will loyally follow the party who shares this sense. She is sensitive to the needs of others and will hold back if fighting all out can lead to innocent people being hurt or killed. She is very perceptive, being able to see through the lie a mad scientist tried using to get her to surrender.

Appearance

Perun appears as a dark-skinned warrior woman with blue eyes, white back-length hair that glows light blue at the tips, and is tied into a ponytail by a head dress which resembles a tiara that reaches up to the back of her head, and is partially visible through her bangs. This head dress gives her the appearance of wearing white hair sticks, which vaguely resemble icicles. She is tall, slim and has a curvy figure.

She wears a white and blue form-fitting short dress with four tail-like cloths flowing out the back. She wears long white gloves which are covered by blue bracers decorated with gold rings, with matching thigh-high socks and armored leggings. Her hexagonal Core Crystal is visible on her chest, from which gold rings loop around her shoulders.

Her default Megalance is that of a top-heavy white, gold, and blue three-pronged ornate spear with a grey handle.

Heart-to-Heart and Blade Quest

Perun during her Heart-to-Heart

Perun's Heart-to-Heart, "Indomitable Will", takes place at the Stele of Judgment in the Spirit Crucible Elpys between Perun and her Driver. Perun expresses wonder at their surroundings but is in obvious pain, which her Driver comments on. She insists that she is fine and her Driver wonders why she is so determined to be here. Perun explains that she wants to learn more about Addam and the Aegis War to understand the context for the current conflict by visiting Addam's grave. Her Driver is impressed by her perseverance.

Perun's Blade Quest, Eternal Spirit, is activated after her Heart-to-Heart; on the Central Exchange a noticeboard advises that children are going missing around the Argentum Trade Guild. Perun goes to see the group affected, and swears she will find the children. She escorts the Merc Group out to gather information and discovers that Argentum is not the only place affected. She searches and finds children near Lake Varna, although they remember nothing of how they got there and are returned to their parents. Perun travels to the Kingdom of Tantal, where she meets more bereft parents and uncovers intel that the culprits may be waiting at Genbu Port. She sets a trap for them and catches two Drivers, whch the party help her fight; upon defeat they swear they know nothing and Perun, disgusted, kills them.

The party then travel to Mor Ardain in search of more information, and find that the Old Factory may be in use. Perun leaves the party in order to do reconnaissance whilst the party tackle the Drivers guarding captive children in the main building. She meets them again upon finding the culprit, one Dr. Castrofari, a mad scientist who believes that artificial Blades can be improved on if they are made from biological components - children! His retinue attack whilst he flees to Bulge Harbor where he has Ardainian traitors working for him, but Perun and the party successfully beat them too and capture Castofari to ensure he never does such harm again.

Abilities

Blade Specials

  • Lv. 1 - Cold Sever - Use ice ether to attack with a series of high-speed stabs.
  • Lv. 2 - Punishment Strike - Swing your weapon round above your head to create a giant block of ice.
  • Lv. 3 - Extinction Icicle - Create a giant ice lance and use it in an extra powerful charge.
  • Lv. 4 - Snowflake of Judgment - After a series of trifling cuts, unleash a giant pillar of ice.

Blade Arts

Battle Skills

  • Defender - Deal more and take less damage if ally has low HP or is felled.
  • Silent Spear - Reduces aggro drawn from auto-attacks.
  • Battle Plans - Increases auto-attack damage.

Field Skills

  • Ice Mastery - Lv. 3
  • Ancient Wisdom - Lv. 3
  • Chivalry - Lv. 3 (Skill exclusive to Perun)

Favorite Items

Affinity Chart

Type Name Skill Level Affinity Level Effect Prerequisite Count Flavor Text
Key Affinity Reward 1 1 Affinity Chart level 1 unlocked
2 2 Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart Be kind to the townsfolk and do a few small good deeds 3 "If I can improve the lives of others even a little, that is enough for me."
3 3 Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 1,300 "For you and for justice, I will give my all."
4 4 Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 3,800 "I stand always by your side. My strength is your strength."
5 5 Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 9,800 "I will seek justice to the bitter end."
Blade Special Cold Sever 1 1 Increases damage dealt from the side by 100%
2 2 Increases damage dealt from the side by 110% Defeat a Karlin Skwaror in Uraya 5 "Is this area a little safer now? The least I can do is elimate the clear dangers that present themselves."
3 3 Increases damage dealt from the side by 120% Perform a Blade Combo 7 "I will wield this power for your sake."
4 4 Increases damage dealt from the side by 130% Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present) 10 "I must train harder to ensure I can match you in strength!"
5 5 Increases damage dealt from the side by 150% Defeat Runaway Train Bool※ in Temperantia "Runaway Train, fighting you was an excellent training experience! Um, no pun intended. Honest."
Punishment Strike 1 1 Reduces 20% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit
2 2 Reduces 25% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit Use Punishment Strike 7 "My skills with this technique are improving. But that is no excuse to stop putting in plenty of effort!"
3 3 Reduces 30% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit Defeat an Acenia Flier in Uraya 5 "This barely qualifies as a warm-up. I need to find stronger enemies to fight!"
4 4 Reduces 35% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit Perform a Blade Combo 10 "I will never stop pursuing my ideals of justice! I hope you'll support me!"
5 5 Reduces 40% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit Use Punishment Strike 10 "I think I've really perfected this technique now. See what you think!"
Extinction Icicle 1 1 Increases damage dealt when an ally is incapacitated by 50%
2 2 Increases damage dealt when an ally is incapacitated by 75% Perform a Blade Combo 5 "Let's see how you like my power of ice."
3 3 Increases damage dealt when an ally is incapacitated by 100% Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present) 7 "Your skills make an excellent example to observe."
4 4 Increases damage dealt when an ally is incapacitated by 125% Use Extinction Icicle 7 "My execution is only getting sharper."
5 5 Increases damage dealt when an ally is incapacitated by 150% Perform a Driver Combo finisher (It's enough to just be present) 3 "A magnificent technique. But I will not be outdone!"
Battle Skill Defender 1 1 Deal 150% more and take 20% less damage if ally has low HP or is felled
2 2 Deal 175% more and take 25% less damage if ally has low HP or is felled Deal a certain amount of total damage 8,000 "A good start, but I see no reason to be satisfied with such a minor victory."
3 3 Deal 200% more and take 30% less damage if ally has low HP or is felled Deal a certain amount of total damage 16,000 "With you, I feel I can overcome any obstacle in my path!"
4 4 Deal 225% more and take 35% less damage if ally has low HP or is felled Collect Heavy Round Shields (Currently held items count toward required total) 2 "Is this...some kind of armor? It would take quite a strong warrior to make use of something so heavy."
5 5 Deal 250% more and take 40% less damage if ally has low HP or is felled Deal a certain amount of total damage 48,000 "This is a mark of my devotion to justice!"
Silent Spear 1 1 Reduces aggro drawn from auto-attacks by 30%
2 2 Reduces aggro drawn from auto-attacks by 35% Defeat a Prom Piranhax in Uraya 5 "Even foes I find difficult can be conquered with enaugh effort!"
3 3 Reduces aggro drawn from auto-attacks by 40% Use Perun's favorite pouch items (Seafood category) 4 "This is...quite delicious! It fillsme with strength. Do you want some too?"
4 4 Reduces aggro drawn from auto-attacks by 45% Defeat a Lun Scorpox at Spirit Crucible Elpys 5 "I will protect my allies."
5 5 Reduces aggro drawn from auto-attacks by 50% Defeat Malicious Dimitri in the Land of Morytha "If you are foolish enaugh to stand in my way, I will grant you no quarter."
Battle Plans 1 1 Increases auto-attack damage by 20% Block an attack 3 "I've gained newfound power. It will serve me to serve you."
2 2 Increases auto-attack damage by 40% Block an attack 5 "I am your shield."
3 3 Increases auto-attack damage by 60% Block an attack 7 "You have my support."
4 4 Increases auto-attack damage by 80% Block an attack 9 "I can feel that my constant efforts are translating into new strength!"
5 5 Increases auto-attack damage by 100% Block an attack 10 "I am an impenetrable fortress."
Field Skill Ice Mastery 1 1 The Power of an Ice Blade.
2 3 Defeat a Selmo Grady in Leftheria 5 "I feel my strength growing. Please don't hesitate to ask if you need any ice-related help!"
3 5 Defeat a Bagoan Sovereign in the Land of Morytha 5 "Ice is my specialty!"
Ancient Wisdom 1 1 Knowledge of ancient civilizations. Used to decode writing, etc.
2 3 Talk to Perun at Corrine's in Leftheria, to view the Heart-to-Heart "Indomitable Will" at Spirit Crucible Elpys. "I just wanted to better understand the present by appreciating the past..."
3 5 Head to the Way of the Practitioner at the Cliffs of Morytha. "Oh my... What a wonderful place."
Chivalry 1 1 A knight's sense for meeting out justice. Skill exclusive to Perun.
2 3 Use Chivalry in a Merc Mission. 5 "In the name of justice, I will lend my aid!"
3 4 Go to the Central Exchange in Argentum and complete the quest Eternal Spirit. "Thank you for supporting me in my opinion. I am lucky to have you as my Driver."
※ The Affinity Chart used to erroneously name the Unique Monster as "Runaway Train" instead of by their full name, "Runaway Train Bool".

Small Good Deeds

Perun's level 2 Key Affinity Reward can be unlocked by performing any three of the following "small good deeds". These actions will be counted even if performed before she is awakened.

  1. During Chapter 1, pay the 15 G mooring fee to Hirkham at Goldmouth Return Port.
  2. Give a Coral Nopon Chess Set to Olivio in Fonsa Myma. The chess set is unlocked by completing Argentum's Dev Level 2 merc mission Cooking Display, after which it can be purchased at Nopox Hobby Store.
  3. Give a Golden Cylinder to Miney, who can be found during the evening on a rooftop west of Nharil Central Plaza in Alba Cavanich, Mor Ardain.
  4. Buy Heart Cookies from Nazya the Cookie Seller. She can be found during the day, initially at Indol's Goetuis Port, and later in a corner of Gormott's Torigoth Relay Base.
  5. Throw 500 G "gently" from Indol's Milama Viewpoint, then talk to Trebbi in the Refugee Campground below.
  6. Have Mòrag in the lead for step 2 of Judicium's Legacy.
  7. Give offerings of food to the Nopon Sage, who appears on a rooftop below Hobby Trappers in Theosoir after completion of Dahlia's Blade quest Fly in the Ointment. He must be given enough of the following food items to fill his progress counter to 100:

Notes

  • There was a bug which could cause Perun's “small good deeds” counter to stop, making it impossible to unlock the second level of her affinity chart. This issue was fixed by the version 1.3.0 update, which was released on March 2nd, 2018.
  • After he is given enough food, the Nopon Sage he says he is leaving Tantal in search of "some place with much dense trees and big waterfall, lake of clean water". This is probably a reference to the Nopon Sage in Xenoblade Chronicles, who is found near Great Makna Falls in Makna Forest.

Quotes

Post-Battle Dialogue

Main Cast
Nia Nia "Nice one, Perun. You really stuck it to 'em."
Perun Perun "Thank you, Nia, but I've still got a ways to go! I'll go back to training ASAP."
Poppi α Poppi α "Amazing! Incredible! Poppi aspires to Perun's example."
Perun Perun "It's what comes naturally for a Blade. You'll be just as good, Poppi, if not better. Just stick with it!"

Chapter 4 spoilers:

Perun Perun "Fighting alongside you, Mòrag, is the crowning of my life as a knight!"
Mòrag Mòrag "Please, do not efface yourself on my behalf. We stand as equals."
Perun Perun "Your prowess awes me, Brighid! Might I have some pointers?"
Brighid Brighid "When a Blade of your stature offers praise, even I must blush."

Rare Blades

Perun Perun "You fought well, Agate."
Agate Agate "I always look forward to fighting with you, Perun."
Azami Azami "I don't like earnest types like you, Perun."
Perun Perun "Azami, I don't get along with people like you either, but for our Drivers' sake, shouldn't we learn to work together?"
Azami Azami "That may be the only point we agree on. Let's continue serving with devotion then."
Perun Perun "Hey Finch, have you learned my name yet?"
Finch Finch "How could I forget Melon? Your style of fighting is so awesome!"
Perun Perun "Argh, serve yourself."
Godfrey Godfrey "Perun, the reason I fight is to protect my friends."
Perun Perun "Then we will fight together, Godfrey, for as long as we have someone to protect!"
Gorg Gorg "Perun, don't get carried away. You're not a one woman band."
Perun Perun "You speak truly, Gorg. Agreed. Next time the going gets tough, I will ask for backup."

Kora Kora "Say, Perun, how about we visit the Ardainian hot springs together? It'll be a great team building exercise!"
Perun Perun "While I do appreciate the need for bonding, I think bathing together might be a bit much for me."
Perun Perun "Say Newt, I just realized. You've got such big arms, why use a sword and not just punch our foes?"
Newt Newt "S-so you noticed, Madam Perun. I-it's because punching is too basic, swordplay feels much more romantic."
Nim Nim "Perun, you seem to me like the resilient type. Am I right?"
Perun Perun "Aren't you much the same, Nim? You value nature with unwavering resolve."
Nim Nim "Oh, but animals never understand me properly, and they keep biting my head and attacking me! It can get really frustrating sometimes..."

Perceval Perceval "I entrust the rear guard to you, Perun."
Perun Perun "I'm happy you think so highly of me, Perceval. I won't let you down."
Perun Perun "Praxis, don't you think your fighting would improve if you did it more... forcefully?"
Praxis Praxis "I know, but... that might be more your thing. I favor blinding speeds!"
Perun Perun "Vale, I don't think you should keep fighting like that. Less brute force may yield better results."
Vale Vale "We won, didn't we? I have my way, you have yours."
Vess Vess "I also wish I could move as efficiently as you do, Perun."
Perun Perun "And I wish I could be as carefr... Uh, I mean collected, as you."

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