Vale (Japanese: メイ, Mei) is a Rare Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She can grant tremendous power to her Drivers, Rex, Nia, Zeke or Mòrag, and their allies. Vale uses the dark element, wields a Megalance, and acts as a Attacker in battle. She has a gothic punk appearance and wields a metallic spear with three thorns.
Vale was designed by Yasuomi Umetsu, creator of the Kite film series.
Vale comes across as a rebellious teenager in her interactions. She is very angsty, tends to be passive aggressive, and can be abrasive. She also seems to be a stereotypical emo/goth-girl, having a fascination with blood and generally macabre concepts. She tends to sneak out at night to gossip with her "girlfriends", causing her to sleep-in frequently to the party's annoyance. She secretly enjoys weaving.
Vale is a young goth, with pale blue eyes and grey hair worn in two curled pigtails. She wears a black and pink dress with ruffles and feathered shoulders, and long gloves and leggings. Her skin is completely white and she has a teardrop painted on her left cheek.
Heart-to-heart and Blade Quest
Vale's Heart-to-heart, "Vale's Weakness", takes place between Vale, her Driver, Tora, and Pyra in Jakolo's Inn in Mor Ardain. In it Vale is chastised for sleeping in again, to which she protests she needs the sleep as she has been up all night, which Pyra reveals is due to her sneaking out to gossip with people including Mythra.
Vale's Blade Quest, The Ties That Bind, is triggered upon talking to Mamumu, a Nopon mother whose daughter has become mixed up in a cult. Vale decrees that she must help this Nopon, and the party searches Mor Ardain for information. Finding the cult in the middle of summoning a daemonic Pterix, Vale defeats the Pterix but the cult members flee. The cult are found again summoning a large Arachno in Wrecc Marshland. Finally the party chases them down into Spirit Crucible Elpys, where they are summoning an Aspar. The party stop the ritual just before the daughter Nopon is sacrificed, and Vale convinces her to return home to her mother.
- Lv. 1 - Blood Altar - Slap the enemy with the side of your weapon, then go on the attack.
- Lv. 2 - Tainted Palace - Seal enemy movements and pierce with the lance as far as possible.
- Lv. 3 - Accursed Prison - Throw your weapon twice, then hit the enemy with a drop attack.
- Lv. 4 - Dark Drama - Lose control completely and batter the enemy with the lance.
- Back Attack Up - Increases backstab dmg; halves aggro.
- Critical Up - Increase critical hit rate.
- Arts Plus - Boosts power of next art.
- Violence Machine - Increases damage dealt each time a Special is used.
- Void Lance - Increases damage dealt from the side.
- Overture of Blood - Increases damage dealt to launched enemies.
- Dark Mastery - Lv. 3
- Weaving - Lv. 3
- Girls' Talk - Lv. 3
- Pouch item types: Desserts, Textiles
- Pouch items: Prickly Snowpickle (Veggies), Crinkly Wool (Textiles)
|Type||Name||Skill Level||Affinity Level||Effect||Prerequisite||Count||Flavor Text|
|Key Affinity Reward||1||1||Unlocks level 1 of the Affinity Chart.|
|2||2||Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||100||"I'll do whatever I damn want to. D'you wanna file a complaint?"|
|3||3||Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||1,300||"I think you'll find I'm quite indifferent toward you."|
|4||4||Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||3,800||"I... I resent the implication that I might care about you at all. At all!"|
|5||5||Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain.||Increase Trust||9,800||"I wanted to, that is, I, ah... What I mean is, uh. Thanks. There."|
|Blade Special||Blood Altar||1||1||Increases damage dealt by 100% when HP is 30% or less|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt by 110% when HP is 30% or less||Use Blood Altar||10||"You just stay quiet, watch and learn."|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt by 120% when HP is 30% or less||Defeat a Spanner Bunnit in Mor Ardain||5||"You'd raise a weapon to me? The nerve."|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt by 130% when HP is 30% or less||Use Blood Altar||12||"Today I come into my own."|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt by 150% when HP is 30% or less||Perform a Blade Combo finisher||3||"To the infinite abyss with you."|
|Tainted Palace||1||1||1% chance of felling a beast on attack (fails on bosses/uniques)|
|2||2||2% chance of felling a beast on attack (fails on bosses/uniques)||Defeat a Flanck Lysaat in Uraya||5||"You cannot hope to stand against my darkness..."|
|3||3||3% chance of felling a beast on attack (fails on bosses/uniques)||Use Tainted Palace||8||"I'm getting out of hand."|
|4||4||4% chance of felling a beast on attack (fails on bosses/uniques)||Defeat a Riveral Ansel at the World Tree||5||"Be silent, and your death will be light."|
|5||5||5% chance of felling a beast on attack (fails on bosses/uniques)||Use Tainted Palace||10||"Hahah... This feels good. It'll feel even better the next time we fight."|
|Accursed Prison||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 Accursed Prison||5||"Oh my, did that hurt...? Yes? Good."|
|3||3||Adds a 80% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||7||"Is that the best you can do?"|
|4||4||Adds a 90% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack||Use Accursed Prison||7||"Stand aside, and let me show you how it's really done."|
|5||5||Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack||Go to Nharil Central Plaza in Mor Ardain and complete the quest "The Ties that Bind"||"I will live as I please. Alongside you. Please and thank you."|
|Battle Skill||Violence Machine||1||1||Increases damage dealt by 25% each time a Special is used (max: 300%)|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt by 30% each time a Special is used (max: 300%)||Perform a Blade Combo||5||"Would you like a piece of my darkness? Well come and get it!"|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt by 35% each time a Special is used (max: 300%)||Defeat an Armor Scorpox in Mor Ardain||4||"You can't seriously think you can win? Dream on... And let me change that dream into a nightmare!"|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt by 40% each time a Special is used (max: 300%)||Perform a Blade Combo||10||"Have a taste of my power! You'll have time for regret when you're dead..."|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt by 50% each time a Special is used (max: 300%)||Defeat a Phoebus Sovereign at the World Tree||5||"I've no choice, do I? Fine, I've got your back."|
|Void Lance||1||1||Increases damage dealt from the side by 20%||Perform a Blade Combo||2||"I've learned a new trick! Tee hee hee... My power casts a long shadow."|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt from the side by 40%||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||5||"I didn't expect much from you, I must say."|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt from the side by 60%||Perform a Blade Combo||7||"Behold, the power of the dark!"|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt from the side by 80%||Defeat a Margot Sovereign at the World Tree||4||"The depth of my darkness should give you pause."|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt from the side by 100%||Defeat a Gerolf Sovereign at the World Tree||4||"Coming at us head-on? Ohh, bad idea. You clearly don't value your life much."|
|Overture of Blood||1||1||Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 50%|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 75%||Finish an enemy||10||"I have no use for worms like you."|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 100%||Finish an enemy||20||"It was hardly worth mentioning."|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 125%||Finish an enemy||30||"Come at me! I'll rip you to shreds..."|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 150%||Finish an enemy||40||"I'm doing this for myself, actually."|
|Field Skill||Dark Mastery||1||1||The power of a Dark Blade|
|2||3||Stop at the inn in Mor Ardain to view the Heart-to-Heart "Vale's Weakness"||"I hate mornings... Ugh, fine, fine, I'll get up..."|
|3||5||Defeat a Phoebus Sovereign at the World Tree||5||"This dark power..."|
|Weaving||1||2||Use looms to weave gorgeous fabrics. Skill exclusive to Vale||Talk to the old lady at Future Crafts in Fonsett in Leftheria||"Long story short, I... do weaving in my spare time. What?"|
|2||3||Make fabric (Previous instances count toward total)||10||"Yes? You've got a problem with my weaving hobby? Well, do you?"|
|3||4||Make fabric (Previous instances count toward total)||50||"If you actually tried it, you'd find it quite pleasant! ...Ugh, just look what you've made me say..."|
|Girl's Talk||1||1||Talk openly, girl-to-girl|
|2||3||Speak to women||30||"All this jibber-jabber is making my gorge rise... And yet..."|
|3||5||Speak to women||50||"Oh, what the hell. It can't hurt, right?"|
- Main article: Vale's Weaving
Vale's Weaving field skill enables her to make various textile-type Pouch items at Meske's house in Fonsett Village, Leftheria. Raising her skill increases the selection of textiles she can make, eventually allowing her to make:
- Vale shares her English voice actress, Jessica Preddy, with Zenobia.
- Vale's Japanese voice actress, Sayaka Senbongi, also voices Riku in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
|Agate||"You're learning to hold the reigns on your power, Vale! I like that."|
|Vale||"Yes, yes, whatever."|
|Vale||"Well fought! Looks like we see eye-to-eye, Azami."|
|Azami||"We do work well together, don't we? Let's keep it up."|
|Dahlia||"There won't be a blade of grass left when we're through, will there, Vale darlin'?"|
|Vale||"There's beauty to be found in absolute destruction."|
|Dahlia||"Vale, I have to ask you, hon... Don't you end up getting real hurt in battle?"|
|Vale||"I do get roughed up. But why should that concern you? I'm a Blade."|
|Godfrey||"Alright, victory cry! Make sure you warm up first, Vale."|
|Vale||"Hurrah, as if! I don't need stupid encouragement, Godfrey!"|
|Kasandra||"You're not hurt, are you Vale? The way you fight is so... haphazard."|
|Vale||"I'll fight however I want, thank you! But I didn't mean to worry you."|
|Kora||"Fight's over! Oh, hey Vale, I found one of those cute plant things that you like. You want it?"|
|Vale||"Shut it, I'm not interested! At least, not in that one."|
|Nim||"I always admire the way you fight, Vale."|
|Nim||"Because it's so wild!"|
|Perun||"Vale, I don't think you should keep fighting like that. Less brute force may yield better results."|
|Vale||"We won, didn't we? I have my way, you have yours."|
|Ursula||"Vale, um... You're not hurt, are you?"|
|Vale||"Why are you asking me? Aren't you the worse for wear?"|
|Ursula||"I'm, uh, fine, thanks."|
|Vess||"You're always working so hard for everyone, Vale. It's so sweet of you."|
|Vale||"Wh- I'm not doing it for you!"|
|Vale||"Huh! They're all pathetic."|
|Zenobia||"Nothing can stand in the way of the two of us, huh? Hahahaha!"|
|Characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 2|
|Playable Characters||Rex · Nia · Tora · Vandham · Mòrag · Zeke|
|Legendary Blades||Pyra · Mythra · Pneuma · Dromarch · Poppi α, QT, QTπ · Roc · Brighid · Pandoria · Aegaeon|
|Supporting Characters||Addam · Amalthus · Azurda · Bana · Cole · Corinne · Eulogimenos · Fan la Norne · Lila · Niall · Niranira · Tatazo|
|Torna||Jin · Malos · Sever · Akhos · Obrona · Mikhail · Cressidus · Patroka · Perdido|
|Dagas · Newt · Crossette|
|Gorg · Praxis · Sheba|
|Godfrey · Theory · Ursula · Perun · Dahlia|
|Adenine · Boreas · Finch · Zenobia · Fiora|
|Wulfric · Agate · Floren · Nim|
|Electra · Kora · Herald · Vess|
|KOS-MOS · Poppibuster · Corvin · Shulk|
|Azami · Vale · Perceval · Kasandra · T-elos · Elma|