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For those who have not completed games in the Xenoblade Chronicles series, this page contains spoilers regarding the plot. Discretion is advised.

Pierce is a status effect in Xenoblade Chronicles.


Targets afflicted with Pierce have their Defence and Ether Defence ignored when taking damage. The defence stats are effectively zero for the duration of the debuff, increasing received damage. The player has no way of inflicting this status on enemies, as none of the characters have an art that inflicts Pierce. Equipping Pierce Resist Gems or Debuff Resist Gems can prevent the debuff.




Enemies (by Art Name)

Annihilation V

Black Hole


Chaos Bullet VI

Cosmo Burst V

Devour Preparation

Ether Field

Fish Festival VI

Impale IV

Invite to Despair

Murmur of Darkness

Naked Field

Naked Glow V

Naked Lock

Noise of Despair

Piercing Breath

Purging Antibody VI

Reckless Light

Rex Roar

Weak Point

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