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Tainted Sphinx Index

A Sphinx

Sphinxes (Japanese: リュオス, Ryuosu) are quadrupedal fire-breathing lion-like creatures in Xenoblade Chronicles X.


"These beasts' abdominal cavities function like a pressurized tank, storing gas which can be expelled as flame through the chimney-like spines covering their mouth and backs. The bony shoulder and tail protrusions are used to perforate victims before they are thoroughly broiled for consumption.

Males tend to be loners, joining up with female herds only during breeding season--though this is a privilege afforded to only the strongest of speciments. When males clash for mating rights, the winner is determined by a spectacular flame-blowing contest."

Color Variants

Sphinxes fall into two color variants. There is no difference in the materials dropped.

  • Black sphinxes are dark grey to black. All normal sphinxes and the Tainted Sphinx are of this variant.
  • Brown sphinxes have a light brown body with a darker brown mane and chest. All tyrant sphinxes are of this variant.

List of Sphinxes

Name Variant Type Location Time Weather Level
Armored Sphinx Black Normal Primordia Cavern Crushers All 35
Durvin, the Perceptive Brown Tyrant Primordia Daytime All 70
Feliciano, the All-Seeing Brown Tyrant Oblivia Daytime All 70
Gleaming Sphinx Black Normal Oblivia Then and Now All 80


  • The Sphinx is a lion-bodied monster from Egyptian, Greek, and Persian mythologies.
  • The Japanese name comes from the Latin leo, meaning lion.


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