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Specials Lv 1 Plus is an Aux Core or a Skill RAM/Upgrade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Torna ~ The Golden Country. It increases the damage dealt by Level 1 Specials by up to 70%.

The Skill RAM/Upgrade variants can be used to customize Poppi α, Poppi QT and Poppi QTπ as an Aux Core equivalent.

Stats

Aux Core
Aux Core Rarity Effect Sell Price
Unrefined Refined
Specials Lv 1 Plus I Rarity1.png Increases Lv 1 Special damage by 20%. 350 G 400 G
Specials Lv 1 Plus II Rarity1.png Increases Lv 1 Special damage by 30%. 900 G 1,000 G
Specials Lv 1 Plus III Rarity2.png Increases Lv 1 Special damage by 40%. 1,400 G 1,550 G
Specials Lv 1 Plus IV Rarity2.png Increases Lv 1 Special damage by 50%. 1,750 G 1,950 G
Specials Lv 1 Plus V Rarity3.png Increases Lv 1 Special damage by 60%. 1,900 G 2,100 G
Specials Lv 1 Plus VI Rarity3.png Increases Lv 1 Special damage by 70%. 2,400 G 2,650 G

Skill RAM
Skill RAM Effect Energy
Required
Ether Crystals Technical Manual
Create Crystallize
Specials Lv 1 Plus I Increases Lv 1 Special damage by 20%. 25 150 90 ---
Specials Lv 1 Plus II Increases Lv 1 Special damage by 30%. 50 500 200 ---
Specials Lv 1 Plus III Increases Lv 1 Special damage by 40%. 75 900 330 Nimble Nopon Get Girls
Specials Lv 1 Plus IV Increases Lv 1 Special damage by 50%. 100 1,400 490 Artificial Blade Report
Specials Lv 1 Plus V Increases Lv 1 Special damage by 60%. 125 3,600 900 Hypertech Made Easy

Refinement Recipes

Aux Core Requirement Materials Amount
Specials Lv 1 Plus I Category Any Vegetable Collectibles x3
Specials Lv 1 Plus II Category Any Vegetable Collectibles x6
Specials Lv 1 Plus III Category Any Vegetable Collectibles x9
Specials Lv 1 Plus IV Category Any Vegetable Collectibles x12
Specials Lv 1 Plus V Category Any Vegetable Collectibles x15
Specials Lv 1 Plus VI Category Any Vegetable Collectibles x18

Sources

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

In Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the Aux Core is always obtained in its unrefined state, and must be refined within an Ether Furnace at an Aux Core Stall before becoming usable.

Specials Lv 1 Plus I

Treasure Troves

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Grambl Tirkin Quest Gormott Province 14 14.0%
Jumbri Aligo Salvaging Gormott Province 16 - 20 14.0%
Shadow Scout Normal Gormott Province 14 - 16 14.0%
Shield Tirkin Normal Gormott Province 12 - 17 14.0%

Specials Lv 1 Plus II

Treasure Troves

Merc Mission Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Acenia Flier Normal Leftherian Archipelago 34 - 36 12.6%
Avys Quadwing Normal Leftherian Archipelago 28 - 34 12.6%
Biban Flamii Normal Leftherian Archipelago 31 - 35 12.6%
Buma Hiln Normal Leftherian Archipelago 31 - 35 12.6%
Fayl Symbol Normal Empire of Mor Ardain 34 - 36 12.6%
Flow Bunnit Normal Leftherian Archipelago 31 - 35 12.6%
Gegl Quadwing Quest Leftherian Archipelago 35 12.6%
Glorious Totem Normal Leftherian Archipelago 32 - 34 12.6%
Jaim Krabble Salvaging Leftherian Archipelago 32 - 36 12.6%
Mayn Eluca Normal Leftherian Archipelago 32 - 34 12.6%
Telgoo Rapchor Normal Empire of Mor Ardain 28 - 30 12.6%
Thieving Waldemar Quest Empire of Mor Ardain 35 12.6%

Challenge Battle Mode (DLC)

Challenge Name Difficulty Chest 1 Chest 2 Chest 3
Bewitching Dance CR2.png --- 0.82% 0.74%
Grazing Flock CR1.png --- 1.10% 1.04%
Pest Control CR1.5.png --- 0.50% 0.46%
Think of the Soldiers CR2.5.png --- 1.68% 1.64%
Titan Battleship Assault Special Battle --- 1.47% 1.40%

Specials Lv 1 Plus III

Merc Mission Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Gareid Egg Normal Leftherian Archipelago 44 - 46 11.2%
Glox Krabble Normal Temperantia 42 - 46 11.2%
Moist Upa Normal Spirit Crucible Elpys 43 - 45 11.2%
Nossi Lysaat Normal Spirit Crucible Elpys 43 - 45 11.2%
Slasher Buffon Unique Empire of Mor Ardain 40 11.2%
Stonic Urchon Normal, Summon Leftherian Archipelago 40 - 45 11.2%
Tannia Nest Normal Temperantia 44 - 48 11.2%

Specials Lv 1 Plus IV

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Beat Igna Normal Temperantia 48 - 52 9.8%
Bledku Lexos Salvaging Temperantia 46 - 50 9.8%
Clabor Rodonya Normal Cliffs of Morytha 48 - 50 9.8%
Enraged Gogol Quest Kingdom of Tantal 51 9.8%
Odolera Ropl Normal Temperantia 47 - 49 9.8%
Offended Gogol Quest Kingdom of Tantal 53 9.8%
Roiba Igna Quest Temperantia 52 9.8%
Sinon Scorpox Normal Cliffs of Morytha 47 - 49 9.8%
Talent Runner Normal Temperantia 50 - 52 9.8%
Trilut Grebel Normal Cliffs of Morytha 47 - 49 9.8%

Specials Lv 1 Plus V

Quest Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Artifice Colossus Normal First Low Orbit Station 67 - 69 8.4%
Brionac Seàirdeant Normal Empire of Mor Ardain 58 - 63 8.4%
Crafty Zofka Quest (DLC) Temperantia 68 8.4%
Mk. VII Arek Unique World Tree 114 8.4%
Stopper Sovereign Quest (DLC) Land of Morytha 96 8.4%

Challenge Battle Mode (DLC)

Challenge Name Difficulty Chest 1 Chest 2 Chest 3
Attack of the Aspar Special Battle 1.14% 0.56% ---
Call the Exterminators Special Battle 1.71% 0.92% ---
Darkening Skies CR3.png 1.09% 0.54% ---
Dread Contagion CR4.png 1.48% 0.76% ---
Elma: Redux CR4.png 0.81% 0.37% ---
Otherworldly Fighter CR3.png 0.81% 0.37% ---
Panic at the Seaside CR3.png 0.51% 0.22% ---
Poisoned Paradise CR3.png 1.71% 0.92% ---
Sacred Wood CR3.png 1.71% 0.90% ---
Serious Showdown CR4.5.png 0.51% 0.22% ---
Temperantian Standoff CR2.png 0.49% 0.22% ---
This Year's Heropon CR3.png 0.81% 0.36% ---
Tiger! Tiger! IRL CR2.5.png 0.51% 0.22% ---
Torna's Finest CR4.png 1.48% 0.76% ---

Specials Lv 1 Plus VI

Challenge Battle Mode (DLC)

Challenge Name Difficulty Chest 1 Chest 2 Chest 3
9th Imp. Armored Div. CR5.png 0.83% 0.33% ---
Attack of the Aspar Special Battle --- 0.56% 0.66%
Call the Exterminators Special Battle --- 0.92% 1.19%
Chickenheart Challenge CR3.png 2.35% 1.08% ---
Cloud King's Revenge CR4.png 0.48% 0.18% ---
Darkening Skies CR3.png --- 0.54% 0.66%
Dino Drama CR3.5.png 1.20% 0.48% ---
Dread Contagion CR4.png --- 0.76% 0.95%
Elma: Redux CR4.png --- 0.37% 0.43%
Fiercest Faction CR4.png 0.48% 0.18% ---
Humanoid Alliance CR4.png 0.47% 0.18% ---
Mk. VIII CR4.5.png 2.25% 1.08% ---
Otherworldly Fighter CR3.png --- 0.37% 0.43%
Panic at the Seaside CR3.png --- 0.22% 0.24%
Poisoned Paradise CR3.png --- 0.92% 1.19%
Reinventing the Gogol CR4.png 0.84% 0.33% ---
Sacred Wood CR3.png --- 0.90% 1.19%
Serious Showdown CR4.5.png --- 0.22% 0.24%
Temperantian Standoff CR2.png --- 0.22% 0.25%
This Year's Heropon CR3.png --- 0.36% 0.43%
Tiger! Tiger! IRL CR2.5.png --- 0.22% 0.24%
Torna's Finest CR4.png --- 0.76% 0.93%

Torna ~ The Golden Country

In Torna ~ The Golden Country, the Aux Core is always obtained in its refined state.

Specials Lv 1 Plus I

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Pinch Bunnit Normal Gormott 12 - 17 14.0%

Specials Lv 1 Plus II

Treasure Troves

Quest Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Gargoyle Story Kingdom of Torna 32 - 34 12.6%

Specials Lv 1 Plus III

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Interceptor Grace Unique Kingdom of Torna 40 11.2%
Psit Egg Normal Kingdom of Torna 43 - 45 11.2%

Skill RAM / Upgrade

Poppiswap

The Skill RAM or Upgrade variant can be crafted through Poppiswap's "Create/Crystallize" menu using Ether Crystals obtained from Tiger! Tiger! or from crystallizing other Poppi Parts. Create costs and required Technical Manuals are present in the Stats section.

Tiger! Tiger!

Skill RAM Stage Treasure
Size
Treasure Rate (per Trove)
Chapter 2 – 7 Chapter 8+
Specials Lv 1 Plus I Stage 1 Small 1.20% ---
Stage 1 Large 4.00% ---
Specials Lv 1 Plus III Stage 1 Small 0.80% ---
Stage 1 Large 2.33% 4.00%
Specials Lv 1 Plus V Stage 1 Large --- 0.80%
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