For those who have not completed games in the Xenoblade Chronicles series, this page contains spoilers regarding the plot. Discretion is advised.
Sever (Japanese: ザンテツ, Zantetsu) is a Special Rare Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. He can grant tremendous power to his Driver Malos and his allies. Sever uses the wind element, wields a Sword Tonfa, and acts as a Tank in battle.
Sever does not display much personality as he has so little screentime; he is quiet and relatively reserved, although will cackle and is during the main game quite bloodthirsty, likely an influence from Malos. He trusts Malos and acts perfectly as a standard Blade to a strong Driver. Sever displays no unique Blade powers.
Sever resembles a Xenomorph, with four limbs, a tail, and an elongated head with tiny eyes and a fish-like mouth full of teeth. He is blackish-blue with gold-edged armour, large black claws and a pentagonal core crystal in the centre of his chest.
Sever makes his first appearance alongside his Driver Malos when Rex first encounters Torna. He is present and active as the party explore the Ancient Ship, doing nothing to stop Jin from killing Rex when they discover the Aegis that they have been looking for. As Sever leaves with Malos, however, Pyra awakens from her stasis and resurrects Rex as her Driver. Malos and Sever attempt to kill Rex again, displaying good Blade-Driver synergy, but Nia defects and she, Dromarch, Pyra and Rex escape on Azurda. Sever accompanies Malos and Jin back to the Monoceros to meet Akhos, who heads back out with them to the Kingdom of Uraya.
In Uraya, Sever joins Malos in the Olethro Ruins where they intend to lure Pyra. Alongside Akhos and Obrona they fight Pyra and then the rest of the party, making easy work of them until Vandham is killed by Malos and Mythra awakens. As soon as she appears the tide of battle turns and, using Siren, Mythra destroys Obrona and Sever.
- Lv. 1: Storm Edge - Inflicts Blowdown
- Lv. 2: Engrave - No special effects
- Lv. 3: Death Match - Inflicts Taunt; AOE
- Lv. 4: Deadly Drive - Inflicts Break, Topple, Launch, and Smash
- Back Attack Up - Increases backstab dmg; halves aggro.
- Critical Up - Increases critical hit rate.
- 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 Sever as a Rare Blade. He can grant tremendous power to his Drivers, Rex, Nia, Zeke or Mòrag, and their allies. Sever uses the wind element, wields a Sword Tonfa, and acts as a Tank in battle.
Sever's Heart-to-heart, "Lone Wolf", occurs at Cape Singbreeze in Gormott Province between Sever, his Driver, and Cressidus. It is the only heart-to-heart of the Tornan Blades that doesn't include the Blade's former Driver, as Malos is the only Driver of Torna who is not recruitable. In it Sever enjoys the feeling of freedom that the area brings, telling Cressidus and his Driver that he envies those who can live alone (as a Blade he cannot exist without his Driver; ironic given that Malos outgrew his need for his Driver) and that other people are an unnecessary burden. Cressidus disagrees, and the two argue back and forth.
- Pouch item types: Meats, Instruments
- Pouch items: Hotplate Fry-Up (Meats), Chooby Tubes (Board Games)
|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||"Huh? Nothin' much."|
|3||3||Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||1300||"Huh? I got stronger?"|
|4||4||Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||3800||"Time to stop playing."|
|5||5||Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain.||Increase Trust||9,800||"I'm gonna show you something really special now."|
|Blade Special||Storm Edge||1||1||Increases critical damage by 25%|
|2||2||Increases critical damage by 40%||Use Storm Edge||10||"My techniques are killer. You know it."|
|3||3||Increases critical damage by 55%||Defeat a Yurem Puffot in Leftheria||5||"Huh? That? I wouldn't even call that a warm up."|
|4||4||Increases critical damage by 70%||Perform a Driver Combo||10||"I wonder which one of my attacks is the most powerful... Only one way to find out."|
|5||5||Increases critical damage by 85%||Finish an enemy||40||"Uh? No more room for improvement? Perfection sucks."|
|Engrave||1||1||Increases aggro drawn from Specials by 60%|
|2||2||Increases aggro drawn from Specials by 70%||Use Engrave||7||"Things are just hotting up... Watch me tear it up in the next battle!"|
|3||3||Increases aggro drawn from Specials by 80%||Use Engrave||8||"The more I slash, the stronger I get."|
|4||4||Increases aggro drawn from Specials by 90%||Perform a Blade Combo||10||"Get ready for a whirlwind."|
|5||5||Increases aggro drawn from Specials by 100%||Defeat Machine-Gun Julio at the Cliffs of Morytha||"Get ready for a whirlwind."|
|Death Match||1||1||Adds a 60% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack.|
|2||2||Adds a 70% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack.||Use Death Match||5||"I'm sure I can do better than that."|
|3||3||Adds a 80% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack.||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||6||"My moves are awesome... Can't wait to test 'em out."|
|4||4||Adds a 90% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack.||Use Death Match||7||"Huh? C'mon. I was just playing with you there."|
|5||5||Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack.||Perform a Blade Combo||12||"What's up? I'm too scary for ya?"|
|Battle Skill||Armor Piercing||1||1||Adds 60% chance to annul defense|
|2||2||Adds 70% chance to annul defense||Deal a certain amount of total damage||8,000||"Next time, I'm gonna go full berserk."|
|3||3||Adds 80% chance to annul defense||Deal a certain amount of total damage||16,000||"Think that's enough? It ain't enough."|
|4||4||Adds 90% chance to annul defense||Deal a certain amount of total damage||32,000||"When I really let go, you'll know about it."|
|5||5||Adds 100% chance to annul defense||Deal a certain amount of total damage||48,000||"Maybe I can let this one go."|
|Nullify Defense||1||1||Adds a 60% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack||Deal a certain amount of total damage||200||"My power's growing!"|
|2||2||Adds a 70% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack||Deal a certain amount of total damage||800||"Nothin' to it."|
|3||3||Adds a 80% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack||Deal a certain amount of total damage||2,400||"Still a long way to go, huh?"|
|4||4||Adds a 90% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack||Deal a certain amount of total damage||4,800||"That's something special..."|
|5||5||Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack||Deal a certain amount of total damage||8,000||"That attack was no joke. But I got better."|
|Heartless Kill||1||1||Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack by 200%|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack by 250%||Attack from behind||10||"It's like some folks out there just want to get smashed up."|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack by 300%||At the end of a narrow road in Gormott, view the Heart-to-Heart "Lone Wolf".||"'Cos, freedom's important...but there's nothing wrong with hanging out with your Driver once in a while."|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack by 350%||Attack from behind||20||""Fighting with honor?" No such thing, my friend."|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack by 400%||Attack from behind||30||"No need to send your opponent a birthday card. Throw 'em a surprise party."|
|Field Skill||Wind Mastery||1||1||The power of a Wind Blade|
|2||2||Defeat a Smart Aligo in Uraya||"Hahah! Power of wind got you covered."|
|3||4||Defeat a Rippl Medooz at Spirit Crucible Elpys||5||"Feels good, huh?"|
|Superstrength||1||1||Extraordinary physical strength. Used to break things, lift them up, etc|
|2||2||Use Sever's favorite pouch items (Meat category)||4||"Mmmmh... That's some good meat. Just what I need to keep my muscles supplied."|
|3||4||Use Sever's favorite pouch item from the Meat category||4||"Grah! I'm burstin' with power!"|
|Entomology||1||1||Knowledge related to insects|
|2||3||Acquire Insect items from the Collectibles list||25||"Nothin' wrong with broadening your horizons."|
|3||5||Acquire Insect items from the Collectibles list||10||"I got it. No problem."|
- Despite being a Special Blade - the signature Blade of a main character and having a unique weapon - looking at Malos' character page when he joins the party in Chapter 1 reveals that Sever is technically a Rare Blade.
- Sever's name comes from the verb sever, which is to cut one thing from another.