T-elos is a Rare Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She can grant tremendous power to her Drivers, Rex, Nia, Zeke or Mòrag, and their allies. T-elos uses the Dark element, wields a Greataxe, and acts as an Attacker in battle. She is known as T-elos Re: in the Japanese version. After installing the Patch (Ver.1.4.0) and having cleared the game's main story, T-elos can be awakened from a Core Crystal with a higher probability rate than most Blades.
T-elos is a featured character based on T-elos from the Xenosaga series, and the second featured character after KOS-MOS. She is an armored android robot combat weapon with an artificial intelligence. Her design is based on the T-elos's Version model from Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra; both the original and redesign are by CHOCO, who also designed Praxis and Theory.
T-elos is a snide and self-centered Blade with no real respect for her Driver or the people around her. She has a rivalry with KOS-MOS, who does not return her antipathy.
T-elos is a short, dark-skinned woman with waist length white hair and blue eyes. She wears a helmet similar to KOS-MOS' and an armoured dress with a pleated skirt and high boots. During combat purple holographic blades appear around her torso and waist, again similar to KOS-MOS. Her overall colour scheme is black and purple, with gold inlays and blue highlights.
Heart-to-Heart and Blade Quest
Like several of the Blades implemented after the game's release, T-elos does not have a heart-to-heart with anyone.
T-elos' Blade Quest, Lingering Resentment, is activated upon visiting the Olrthro Ruins after Chapter 10. In it a number of Indoline loyalists are discovered plotting an attack, and T-elos torments and murders them to prevent this from coming to fruition. If KOS-MOS is in the party upon completion of the quest, she will chastise T-elos for her aggression and the two agree that they will never see eye to eye.
- Lv. 1 - ECHIDNA - Deliver a slashing attack, and follow it up with a powerful kick.
- Lv. 2 - MAGDALENE 16 - Deliver a whirling blow followed by a wild volley of shots.
- Lv. 3 - T-SKYLLA - Unleash a midair slash and then unload your firearm at the enemy.
- Lv. 4 - U-TENERITAS - Detonate a high-energy explosive that damages all enemies in the vicinity.
- Phase Transition Tech - Annuls enemy defense and increases Special damage dealt by 60% to 100%.
- Heaven's Tracker - Increases damage a driver deals by 100% to 200% each time they fall. (Max. 500%) (Note: the damage increase from this skill will only affect T-elos and her Driver)
- Heartbreaker - Increases damage dealt for each enemy incapacitated by 60% to 100%. (Max. 300%)
- Dark Mastery - Lv. 5
- Salvaging Mastery - Lv. 3
- Leaping - Lv. 3
- Pouch item types: Instruments, Literature
- Pouch items: Army-Issue Violin (Instruments), Salvaging Made Easy (Literature)
|Type||Name||Skill Level||Affinity Level||Effect||Prerequisite||Count||Flavor Text|
|Key Affinity Reward||1||1||Affinity Chart level 1 unlocked|
|2||2||Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart||Increase Trust||500||"There's still more... MORE!"|
|3||3||Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart||Increase Trust||2,000||"I'm still not the best I can be. Work harder.|
|4||4||Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart||Increase Trust||5,000||"My true power is soon to be awakened."|
|5||5||Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain.||Go to Olethro Ruins in Uraya and complete the quest Lingering Resentment.||"I understand your thinking now, and it means little to me... Yet, there is a sliver of value I cannot overlook.|
|Blade Special||ECHIDNA||1||1||Increases critical damage by 25%|
|2||2||Increases critical damage by 40%||Use ECHIDNA||15||"Now this should add a sting to it."|
|3||3||Increases critical damage by 55%||Defeat Slasher Buffon in Mor Ardain||1||"Hmph. Don't get on my bad side."|
|4||4||Increases critical damage by 70%||Use ECHIDNA||25||"Heheh... Our next fight should prove entertaining."|
|5||5||Increases critical damage by 85%||Use a Chain Attack||50||"Joining forces...? I'll allow it."|
|MAGDALENE 16||1||1||Increases damage dealt to higher-level enemies by 60%|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt to higher-level enemies by 70%||Defeat Nitpicking Beru in Gormott||1||"I'm happy to take out that Driver as many times as it takes."|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt to higher-level enemies by 80%||Use MAGDALENE 16||15||"I've worked out some kinks...I'll use it even better now."|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt to higher-level enemies by 90%||Use MAGDALENE 16||30||"They can try all they want, but they won't win."|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt to higher-level enemies by 100%||Deal a certain amount of total damage||3,000,000||"This is nowhere near enough to satisfy me."|
|T-SKYLLA||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 T-SKYLLA||5||"Growing stronger is such a delicious feeling."|
|3||3||Adds a 80% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack.||Deal a certain amount of damage in one hit.||6,000||"My power knows no bounds!"|
|4||4||Adds a 90% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack.||Use T-SKYLLA||10||"I will show you the true extent of my powers."|
|5||5||Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack.||Defeat Soothsayer Gerald in Uraya||1||"Standing against me? Heh... Unlucky."|
|Battle Skill||Phase Transition Tech||1||1||Annuls enemy defense and increases Special damage dealt by 60%.||Defeat a Night Ruga Quadwing in Gormott||3||"I didn't even break a sweat."|
|2||2||Annuls enemy defense and increases Special damage dealt by 70%.||Defeat a Prom Piranhax in Uraya||4||"I'll die of boredom if you don't find me something stronger to fight."|
|3||3||Annuls enemy defense and increases Special damage dealt by 80%.||Defeat a Nant Buloofo in Tantal||3||"The bigger they are..."|
|4||4||Annuls enemy defense and increases Special damage dealt by 90%.||Defeat a Bolc Vang at Cliffs of Morytha||4||"I'll take it to the edge of infinity!"|
|5||5||Annuls enemy defense and increases Special damage dealt by 100%.||Defeat an Gerolf Sovereign at the World Tree||2||"Did they really think they could face me and live?"|
|Heaven's Tracker||1||1||Increases dmg a Driver deals by 100% (max 500%) each time they fall.|
|2||2||Increases dmg a Driver deals by 125% (max 500%) each time they fall.||Defeat a Meldl Skwaror in Gormott||4||"Fine, I'll deign to help you sometimes."|
|3||3||Increases dmg a Driver deals by 150% (max 500%) each time they fall.||Defeat a Gulnid Aspid in Leftheria||2||"Hmph. That? That's nothing."|
|4||4||Increases dmg a Driver deals by 175% (max 500%) each time they fall.||Defeat a Radyo Marrin in Spirit Crucible Elpys||2||"I'll crush my foes like the pitiful worms they are..."|
|5||5||Increases dmg a Driver deals by 200% (max 500%) each time they fall.||Defeat a Sting Runner in World Tree||2||"A Blade's life is a battlefield."|
|Heartbreaker||1||1||Increases damage dealt for each enemy incapacitated by 60% (max: 300%).|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt for each enemy incapacitated by 70% (max: 300%).||Defeat a Meson Griffox in Mor Ardain||3||"Nothing can match my power."|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt for each enemy incapacitated by 80% (max: 300%).||Defeat a Froga Gyanna in Temperantia||3||"Ugh, disgusting creatures. I'll exterminate them all! Every last one!"|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt for each enemy incapacitated by 90% (max: 300%).||Defeat a Mabluk Aspar at the Cliffs of Morytha||3||"Extermination complete!"|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt for each enemy incapacitated by 100% (max: 300%).||Defeat a Belgio Sovereign in the Land of Morytha||4||"It could have avoided being turned to scrap if it had accepted by superiority."|
|Field Skill||Dark Mastery||1||1||The Power of a Dark Blade|
|2||2||Finish an enemy.||5||"None may stand against me and live."|
|3||3||10||"They'll rue the day when they dared lay eyes on me."|
|4||4||20||"No problem. I'll just kill them all."|
|5||5||30||"They're all bound for the same fate: oblivion."|
|Salvaging Mastery||1||1||Knowledge related to salvaging.|
|2||3||Salvage. (Previous instances count towards total)||100||"You keep going down there. Is it really interesting?"|
|3||5||150||"Fine, I may as well help you with your little hobby..."|
|Leaping||1||1||The power to jump. Used to reach high places.|
|2||3||Fall from a high place. (unit in peds)||305||"Such folly. You can leap from great heights, but you will never soar..."|
|3||5||Jump.||6,000||"You know you'll never learn to fly by hopping like an idiot...right?"|
- Her Great Axe resembles a Vessel of Anima from the Xenosaga series.
- Her Great Axe retains its design no matter what Core Chip is used, just like Shulk's Monado, Fiora's Knives and Poppibuster's Shield Hammer.
- The Purple blades around T-elos are known as a "Gravity Shell".
- T-elos has also appeared with KOS-MOS in the Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier and Project X Zone series'.