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Specials Lv 3 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 3 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 3 Plus I Rarity1.png Increases Lv 3 Special damage by 20%. 350 G 550 G
Specials Lv 3 Plus II Rarity1.png Increases Lv 3 Special damage by 30%. 900 G 1,350 G
Specials Lv 3 Plus III Rarity2.png Increases Lv 3 Special damage by 40%. 1,400 G 2,100 G
Specials Lv 3 Plus IV Rarity2.png Increases Lv 3 Special damage by 50%. 1,750 G 2,650 G
Specials Lv 3 Plus V Rarity3.png Increases Lv 3 Special damage by 60%. 1,900 G 2,850 G
Specials Lv 3 Plus VI Rarity3.png Increases Lv 3 Special damage by 70%. 2,400 G 3,600 G

Skill RAM
Skill RAM Effect Energy
Required
Ether Crystals Technical Manual
Create Crystallize
Specials Lv 3 Plus I Increases Lv 3 Special damage by 20%. 25 150 90 ---
Specials Lv 3 Plus II Increases Lv 3 Special damage by 30%. 50 500 200 ---
Specials Lv 3 Plus III Increases Lv 3 Special damage by 40%. 75 900 330 Ether R&D Revolution
Specials Lv 3 Plus IV Increases Lv 3 Special damage by 50%. 100 1,400 490 Robolab Club Quarterly
Specials Lv 3 Plus V Increases Lv 3 Special damage by 60%. 125 3,600 900 Hypertech Made Easy

Refinement Recipes

Aux Core Requirement Materials Amount
Specials Lv 3 Plus I Specific Mille-Feuille Rock x1
Tricolor Rock x1
Forrestone x1

Aux Core Requirement Materials Amount
Specials Lv 3 Plus II Specific Chain-Shot Gear x2
Nitrotoluite x2
Charged Elbaite x2
Maple Bite x1

Aux Core Requirement Materials Amount
Specials Lv 3 Plus III Specific Addam's Tear x1
Frozen Sapphire x1
Magnet Clay x1
Emerald Snow x1

Aux Core Requirement Materials Amount
Specials Lv 3 Plus IV Specific Magmalachite x2
Slime Rock x2
Salty Soil x1
Digidigite x1
Dragon Incense x1

Aux Core Requirement Materials Amount
Specials Lv 3 Plus V Specific Abyss Metal x2
Ripple Stone x1
Throwing Star Rock x1
Minute Mantis x1
Dragon Incense x1

Aux Core Requirement Materials Amount
Specials Lv 3 Plus VI Specific Abyss Metal x2
Ripple Stone x2
Throwing Star Rock x1
Minute Mantis x1
Dragon Incense x1

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 3 Plus I

Treasure Troves

  • Treasure Chest buried on the platform above the tall tree to the northeast of Farlaine Central Pools, in the Kingdom of Uraya. (1 Core)
    • FieldSkills.png High Jump: Wind Mastery Lv.2, Leaping Lv.2.
    • FieldSkills.png Unearth: Earth Mastery Lv.1, Keen Eye Lv.1.

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Brionac Yuze Quest Empire of Mor Ardain 22 14.0%
Duel Igna Normal Kingdom of Uraya 16 - 21 14.0%
Smart Aligo Normal Kingdom of Uraya 20 - 24 14.0%
Sniping Brent Unique Gormott Province 18 14.0%
Whispering Igna Normal Kingdom of Uraya 17 - 21 14.0%

Specials Lv 3 Plus II

Treasure Troves

Quest Rewards

Merc Mission Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Abrachi Aries Normal Kingdom of Tantal 32 - 35 12.6%
Brewl Volff Normal Kingdom of Tantal 33 - 38 12.6%
Brius Tirkin Quest Gormott Province 38 12.6%
Hungry Feris Normal Gormott Province 32 - 40 12.6%
Nowaak Crustip Salvaging Indoline Praetorium 36 - 40 12.6%
Urobas Serprond Salvaging Empire of Mor Ardain 38 - 43 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 3 Plus III

Quest Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Baigun Laia Salvaging Temperantia 42 - 46 11.2%
Brams Driver Quest Empire of Mor Ardain 49 11.2%
Cave Brog Normal Spirit Crucible Elpys 44 - 46 11.2%
Goldol Anlood Normal Cliffs of Morytha 44 - 50 11.2%
Huust Quadwing Normal Temperantia 46 - 48 11.2%
Indignant Gogol Quest Kingdom of Tantal 50 11.2%
Kitarmo Squood Salvaging Leftherian Archipelago 44 - 48 11.2%
Lun Scorpox Normal Spirit Crucible Elpys 44 - 47 11.2%
Perplexed Stoyan Unique Leftherian Archipelago 47 11.2%
Zohak Driver Quest Empire of Mor Ardain 48 11.2%

Specials Lv 3 Plus IV

Quest Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Ambush Hassic Quest Gormott Province 58 9.8%
Drub Sovereign Normal First Low Orbit Station 65 - 67 9.8%
Meddlesome Zacharias Quest (DLC) Empire of Mor Ardain 60 9.8%
Nilhez Squood Salvaging Cliffs of Morytha 52 - 56 9.8%
Runaway Train Bool Unique Temperantia 55 9.8%
Sentynel Driver Quest (DLC) Temperantia 62 9.8%
Vay Taos Normal World Tree 58 - 60 9.8%
Veteran Saffran Quest Gormott Province 61 9.8%
Voracious Aspar Quest Spirit Crucible Elpys 60 9.8%
Vyktym Igna Quest (DLC) Temperantia 61 9.8%

Specials Lv 3 Plus V

Merc Mission Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Blood Vang Normal Gormott Province 70 - 72 8.4%
Limdo Flamii Normal Kingdom of Uraya 17 - 22 8.4%
Territorial Rotbart Unique Gormott Province 81 8.4%

Challenge Battle Mode (DLC)

Challenge Name Difficulty Chest 1 Chest 2 Chest 3
Attack of the Aspar Special Battle --- 0.56% 0.66%
Call the Exterminators Special Battle --- 0.92% 1.19%
Darkening Skies CR3.png --- 0.54% 0.66%
Dread Contagion CR4.png --- 0.76% 0.95%
Elma: Redux CR4.png --- 0.37% 0.43%
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%
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%

Specials Lv 3 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 3 Plus I

Treasure Troves

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Biblis Puffot Normal Kingdom of Torna 20 - 22 14.0%
Urbs Armu Normal Kingdom of Torna 18 - 24 14.0%

Specials Lv 3 Plus II

Treasure Troves

Quest Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Keat Tirkin Normal Gormott 38 - 42 12.6%

Specials Lv 3 Plus III

Quest Rewards

Specials Lv 3 Plus IV

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Flying Fortress Desmor Unique Kingdom of Torna 55 9.8%

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 3 Plus I Stage 3 Small 1.20% ---
Specials Lv 3 Plus III Stage 3 Small 0.80% ---
Stage 3 Large --- 3.80%
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