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Reflection is one of Melia's support arts in Xenoblade Chronicles. It creates a reflective barrier, which can repel any attacks and debuffs except attacks from Talent Arts. The barrier lasts for five seconds.


Art Level AP Cost Cooldown
1 - 30.0 sec
2 400 28.5 sec
3 800 27.0 sec
4 1600 25.5 sec
5 3200 24.0 sec
6 4800 22.5 sec
7 7200 21.0 sec
8 10,400 19.5 sec
9 14,400 18.0 sec
10 19,200 16.5 sec

Miscellaneous Info

  • When activated, this art generates a large amount of volatile aggro.
  • Reflecting an Instant Death debuff to the enemy will result in no Treasure Chest being dropped, as the enemy is considered to have killed itself.
  • If the enemy is killed by the reflected attack, the party does not earn any EXP, AP, or SP.
  • Reflecting a Max HP Down debuff will cause the enemy's maximum HP to drop significantly instead of subtracting the enemy's maximum HP by 1. The only enemy that can be exploited with this tactic is the Ancient Daedala, a Superboss; its HP will be reduced by 60% if the reflection of the Max \ HP Down debuff is successful.
  • Reflecting a Strength Down or Ether Down debuff to the enemy will cause the enemy to produce negligible damage (1) to the target for the next attack.
  • Reflecting any damage over time debuffs to the enemy will produce negligible damage over time (1 damage).

Art book sources


Intermediate art books are only available from shops.
The Reflection intermediate art books cost 13,700 G.


Advanced art books are only available from enemy drops.
For enemies with a 0% drop rate, the item can only be obtained with Yoink!
Enemies marked QE are Quest-Exclusive and do not respawn.

Unique Monsters

Enemy Area Rate
Erratic GolianteTephra Cave4.7 %

Other enemies

Enemy Area Rate
Arel TelethiaEryth Sea4.7 %
Asara TelethiaAlcamoth4.7 %
Falsel BunnivTephra Cave4.7 %
Exterminator/EMBERAgniratha1.9 %
Obart ObartPrison Island1.9 %
Telethia Donnis (QE)Alcamoth0.0 %
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