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Skills are a battle mechanic in Xenoblade Chronicles X. They are unlocked by reaching certain Class Ranks in certain Classes, and can be leveled up by spending Battle Points. During battles several buff and debuff effects occur depending on the selected Skills.

Some classes have different amounts of skill slots available to assign a skill. Drifter has 5 skill slots. Generally, level 2 classes have 2 skill slots, level 3 classes have 3 skill slots, and level 4 classes have 4 skill slots. The exceptions to this rule are Striker, Samurai Gunner, and Duelist, which all have 1 less skill slot than standard for their level. Different skills are obtained by increasing a character's class rank, with the exception of the Drifter which has no skills of its own. Although skills are obtained in a certain class, they can be assigned regardless of the class the character is in.

List of Skills

Icon Name Class Class Rank Users ※ Maximum Effect
Steel Flesh skill icon Steel Flesh Striker 2 Lin, L, Nagi, Alexa, H.B. Maximum HP boosted by 30%
Unwavering Courage skill icon Unwavering Courage Striker 3 Gwin, Frye Melee accuracy boosted by 20%
Flame Trigger skill icon Flame Trigger Striker 5 Gwin Damage from Blaze boosted by 20%
Mighty Muscle skill icon Mighty Muscle Striker 7 Lin, Gwin, L, Frye, Nagi, H.B. Melee attack boosted by 30%
Combat Presence skill icon Combat Presence Striker 9 H.B. Extends Taunt effects by 18 seconds
Dismantler skill icon Dismantler Striker 10 Lin Melee art damage to appendages boosted by 150%, (45% chance)
CQC Master skill icon CQC Master Samurai Gunner 2 Triggering melee combos boosts critical chance by 50%
Auto Melee Boost skill icon Auto Melee Boost Samurai Gunner 3 Gwin Melee auto-attacks damage boosted by 50%.
Iron Knuckle skill icon Iron Knuckle Samurai Gunner 4 Frye Damage from Physical attacks boosted by 50%
Healing Aura skill icon Healing Aura Samurai Gunner 5 Gwin Aura recovers HP by 20% when activated
Weapon Guard skill icon Weapon Guard Samurai Gunner 6 Gwin, Frye Wielding a melee weapon adds 20 resistance to Physical damage
Blazing Auto skill icon Blazing Auto Samurai Gunner 7 Frye Melee auto-attacks have a 18% chance of inflicting Blaze III
Theroid Slayer skill icon Theroid Slayer Samurai Gunner 9 Gwin Damage dealt to Theroid enemies boosted by 50%
Yamato Spirit skill icon Yamato Spirit Samurai Gunner 10 Nagi Gain 60 TP when using melee arts, or double if an aura is active
Conflagrant Edge skill icon Conflagrant Edge Duelist 2 Gwin Damage from Thermal attacks boosted by 50%
Aggro Boost skill icon Aggro Boost Duelist 3 Damage dealt to enemies inflicted with Taunt boosted by 100%
Fortified Flesh skill icon Fortified Flesh Duelist 5 Nagi, Alexa Maximum HP boosted by 50%
Grand Procession skill icon Grand Procession Duelist 7 Nagi Overdrive activation gives all party members 500 TP
Thermal Shield skill icon Thermal Shield Shield Trooper 2 Wielding a melee weapon adds 20 resistance to Thermal damage
Topple Topper skill icon Topple Topper Shield Trooper 3 H.B. Enemy resistance to Topple reduced by 30%
Shield Screen skill icon Shield Screen Shield Trooper 4 Lin, L, H.B. Wielding a Shield reduces damage taken by 30%
Rising Renewal skill icon Rising Renewal Shield Trooper 5 Frye, Nagi Recovers HP by 30% more when revived
Long Topple skill icon Long Topple Shield Trooper 6 Lin, L, H.B. Extends Topple duration by 5 seconds
Trauma Tension skill icon Trauma Tension Shield Trooper 8 Frye, Nagi, H.B. Gain 150 TP when taking damage, (15% chance)
Dirty Fighter skill icon Dirty Fighter Shield Trooper 9 Lin Melee art damage dealt to enemies inflicted with Topple boosted by 100%
Stand Strong skill icon Stand Strong Shield Trooper 10 Lin, L Wielding a Shield adds 100 resistance to Stagger, Topple, Knockback, and Launch
Machine Gunner skill icon Machine Gunner Bastion Warrior 2 Lin, Frye, Nagi Ranged damage boosted by 100% while in battle against two or more enemies.
Heatseeker skill icon Heatseeker Bastion Warrior 5 Critical chance boosted by 100% when attacking enemies inflicted with Blaze
Double Spike skill icon Double Spike Bastion Warrior 9 H.B. Aura spike damage boosted by 100%
Double Reflect skill icon Double Reflect Bastion Warrior 10 L Aura reflect damage boosted by 100%
Agile Gunslinger skill icon Agile Gunslinger Commando 2 Elma, Phog, Murderess Wielding a ranged weapon boosts Evasion by 20%
Steady Hand skill icon Steady Hand Commando 3 Elma, Phog, Celica Ranged accuracy boosted by 20%
Boosted Bullets skill icon Boosted Bullets Commando 4 Murderess Ranged attack boosted by 30%
Background Noise skill icon Background Noise Commando 5 Elma, Phog Melee art damage dealt from behind an enemy boosted by 125%
Combo Gunner skill icon Combo Gunner Commando 7 Triggering ranged combos boosts damage by 125%
Third Eye skill icon Third Eye Commando 8 Gain 60 TP when using ranged arts, or double if an aura is active
Master Edge skill icon Master Edge Commando 9 Elma, Phog, Bozé Wielding a melee weapon boosts critical chance by 10%
Aura Burst skill icon Aura Burst Commando 10 Celica Aura extended by 8 seconds
Deep Fang skill icon Deep Fang Winged Viper 2 Enemy resistance to debuffs reduced by 30% when attacking from the side.
Mortal Enemy skill icon Mortal Enemy Winged Viper 3 Elma, Phog Damage dealt to Humanoid enemies boosted by 50%
Trigger Happy skill icon Trigger Happy Winged Viper 5 Murderess Triggering ranged combos reduces art cooldown time by 50%
Lifeline skill icon Lifeline Winged Viper 7 Murderess Aura recovers your HP by 30% when activated, if HP is below 50%
Mindscape skill icon Mindscape Winged Viper 9 Celica Maximum TP increased by 1500
Hellhound skill icon Hellhound Winged Viper 10 Elma, Phog, Murderess Overdrive extended by 10 seconds
Night Vision skill icon Night Vision Full Metal Jaguar 2 Damage dealt during the nighttime boosted by 100%
Zero Lapse skill icon Zero Lapse Full Metal Jaguar 3 Melee auto-attacks have their cooldown duartion reduced by 50%.
Red Zone skill icon Red Zone Full Metal Jaguar 5 Celica Overdrive boosts critical chance by 40%
Crisis Catalyst skill icon Crisis Catalyst Full Metal Jaguar 7 Elma, Phog Critical chance boosted by 30% when HP is 50% or less. Effect doubles when HP is 25% or less.
Blood Carnival skill icon Blood Carnival Full Metal Jaguar 9 Melee auto-attacks recover HP by 12% of the damage dealt, (25% chance)
Phantom Counter skill icon Phantom Counter Full Metal Jaguar 10 Elma, Phog Overdrive activation adds 12 to Overdrive count
Killshot skill icon Killshot Partisan Eagle 2 Lao, Bozé Ranged auto-attacks have their critical chance boosted by 10%
Electric Guard skill icon Electric Guard Partisan Eagle 3 Bozé Wielding a melee weapon adds 20 resistance to Electric damage
Electric Boost skill icon Electric Boost Partisan Eagle 5 Lao, Alexa, Bozé Damage from Electric attacks boosted by 50%
Knock 'n' Shock skill icon Knock 'n' Shock Partisan Eagle 7 Lao, Bozé Melee arts have an 18% chance of inflicting Shock III.
Fleet Feet skill icon Fleet Feet Partisan Eagle 9 Celica Wielding a melee weapon boosts evasion by 30%
Piscinoid Slayer skill icon Piscinoid Slayer Partisan Eagle 10 Lao Damage dealt to Piscinoid enemies boosted by 50%
Long Shot skill icon Long Shot Astral Crusader 2 Lao Increases firing range of ranged attacks by 25m
Unstoppable skill icon Unstoppable Astral Crusader 3 Sprinting adds 100 resistance to Topple, Stagger, Knockback, and Launch
Quick Reload skill icon Quick Reload Astral Crusader 5 Lao, Alexa, Bozé Ranged auto-attacks have their cooldown reduced by 50%
Conductive Strike skill icon Conductive Strike Astral Crusader 7 Lao, Bozé Damage dealt with electric attacks to enemies inflicted with Shock boosted by 300%
Electric Flesh skill icon Electric Flesh Astral Crusader 9 When taking damage, 30% chance to inflict electrical spike damage
TP Overdrive skill icon TP Overdrive Astral Crusader 10 Lao, Hope, Alexa, Bozé Gain 150 TP when using Arts during Overdrive
Inner Search skill icon Inner Search Enforcer 2 Irina, Doug, Hope, Celica, Mia, Yelv Potential boosted by 20%
Beam Boost skill icon Beam Boost Enforcer 4 Doug, Mia, Yelv Damage from Beam attacks boosted by 50%
Beam Guard skill icon Beam Guard Enforcer 6 Wielding a ranged weapon adds 20 resistance to Beam damage
Buff Heal skill icon Buff Heal Enforcer 8 Hope Restores 500 HP when receiving a buff.
Healing Touch skill icon Healing Touch Enforcer 9 Irina Allies recover 50% more HP when revived.
High Tension skill icon High Tension Enforcer 10 Irina, Doug, Murderess, Alexa, Yelv Maximum TP increased by 1500
Beauty Sleep skill icon Beauty Sleep Psycorruptor 2 Irina, Mia Extends Sleep duration by 18 seconds
Brain Wall skill icon Brain Wall Psycorruptor 3 Aura adds 100 resistance to Sleep, Control and Slow Arts
Gentle Approach skill icon Gentle Approach Psycorruptor 4 Celica Sleeping enemies hit with auto-attacks have a 100% chance of not waking up
King's Decree skill icon King's Decree Psycorruptor 5 Irina, Hope Enemy resistance to Control reduced by 30% and raises debuff tier
Extra Armor skill icon Extra Armor Psycorruptor 6 Mia Barrier absorbs 15% more damage
Feather Touch skill icon Feather Touch Psycorruptor 8 Irina, Celica Sleeping enemies hit with arts have a 100% chance of not waking up
Unpleasant Dream skill icon Unpleasant Dream Psycorruptor 9 Irina Damage dealt to enemies inflicted with Sleep boosted by 150%
Core Crusher skill icon Core Crusher Psycorruptor 10 Ether damage is multiplied by 150%, and Ether appendage damage is nullified.
Ether Guard skill icon Ether Guard Mastermind 1 Wielding a ranged weapon adds 20 resistance to Ether damage
Gravity Boost skill icon Gravity Boost Mastermind 3 Mia Damage from Gravity attacks boosted by 50%
Well-Weathered skill icon Well-Weathered Mastermind 4 Hope Gain 300 TP when taking weather damage.
Appendage Erosion skill icon Appendage Erosion Mastermind 5 Damage dealt to appendages boosted by 50% per debuff on the enemy
Resistant Flesh skill icon Resistant Flesh Mastermind 6 Mia Resistance to debuffs boosted by 24%
Tactical Analyst skill icon Tactical Analyst Mastermind 7 Mia Enemy resistance to all debuffs reduced by 24%
King's Boon skill icon King's Boon Mastermind 9 Irina Enemies inflicted with Control gain All Stats Up V - Melee Attack Up, Ranged Attack Up, Melee Accuracy Up, Ranged Accuracy Up, Potential Up, Evasion Up.
Secondary Accelerator skill icon Secondary Accelerator Mastermind 10 Yelv Arts secondary cooldown reduced by 50%
Ether Boost skill icon Ether Boost Blast Fencer 1 Mia Damage from Ether attacks boosted by 50%
Mechanoid Slayer skill icon Mechanoid Slayer Blast Fencer 3 Doug, L, Hope, Murderess, Yelv Damage dealt to Mechanoid enemies boosted by 50%
Knight's Soul skill icon Knight's Soul Blast Fencer 5 Doug, L, Hope, Yelv Maximum TP increased by 1500
Aura Assault skill icon Aura Assault Blast Fencer 7 Doug, Murderess Melee attack and melee accuracy multiplied by 130% when an aura is active.
Buff Extender skill icon Buff Extender Blast Fencer 9 Extends Buff duration by 10 seconds
Supreme Sword skill icon Supreme Sword Blast Fencer 10 Doug, Hope, Sword Triggering melee combos boosts damage dealt during the combo by 100%
Gravity Guard skill icon Gravity Guard Galactic Knight 2 Wielding a ranged weapon adds 20 resistance to Gravity damage
Fast Forward skill icon Fast Forward Galactic Knight 5 Triggering melee combos reduces cooldown duration during the combo by 50%
Stellar Entry skill icon Stellar Entry Galactic Knight 9 Doug, Alexa Gain 2000 GP when boarding a Skell during Overdrive.
Synchrony skill icon Synchrony Galactic Knight 10 Alexa, Yelv Skell Melee Attack, Ranged Attack, Melee Accuracy, Ranged Accuracy, Evasion, and Potential boosted by 12%

※ Cross is able to learn all skills, but is omitted from this table for brevity.

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