Xenoblade 3: Complete List of Character Classes

Get tips and tricks for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 with our guide below. There are a total of 25 character classes in the game, and we\’ll show you how to unlock them, increase the rank limit to 20, and choose the best accessories and Gems for each class.

Xenoblade 3 features 25 character classes, all of which we cover in our guide. We\’ll discuss each class\’s unique features and recommend the best accessories and Gems to use. You\’ll also learn how to unlock new classes, make them available for your entire team, and raise the rank cap to 20.

  • General Information
  • Complete List of Classes
  • Swordfighter
  • Zephyr
  • Medic Gunner
  • Tactician
  • Heavy Guard
  • Ogre
  • Flash Fencer
  • War Medic
  • Guardian Commander
  • Thaumaturge
  • Yumsmith
  • Full Metal Jaguar
  • Strategos
  • Stalker
  • Lone Exile
  • Incursor
  • Lost Vanguard
  • Signifer
  • Soulhacker
  • Martial Artist
  • Troubadour
  • Seraph
  • Machine Assassin
  • Lifesage
  • Royal Summoner

General Information

You\’ll unlock the ability to change character classes in chapter 2 of the game after completing The Hillside Hulk quest. Each class has a rank cap of 10, but you can increase it to 20 by completing a specific task within the game.

With the exception of Combat Arts, all Arts can be assigned to any class, allowing you to create unique character combinations tailored to your needs.


Flash Fencer has an S rank in attack, a D rank in defense and health, and an A rank in support. This means the class\’s strongest abilities are in attack and support. The top right corner shows Mio\’s compliance rank for that class.

Each character class has rank information for attack, defense, health points, and support. To find the appropriate class for your character, check the overall rank in the top right corner of the class description window.


The character class on the right is locked, while the one on the left has been unlocked and is available to one of your party members.

You\’ll have access to six character classes early in the game, but you can unlock new ones by completing Hero quests. When a Hero joins your party, one of your members will immediately unlock their character class. If you want the rest of your team to have the same class, you\’ll need to build affinity by fighting alongside that character. The more a class is used in battle, the faster the affinity will grow.

Complete List of Classes

Attackers:

  1. Swordfighter
  2. Ogre
  3. Flash Fencer
  4. Yumsmith
  5. Full Metal Jaguar
  6. Stalker
  7. Incursor
  8. Soulhacker
  9. Martial Artist
  10. Seraph
  11. Machine Assassin
  12. Royal Summoner

Defenders:

  1. Zephyr
  2. Heavy Guard
  3. Guardian Commander
  4. Lone Exile
  5. Lost Vanguard

Healers:

  1. Medic Gunner,
  2. Tactician,
  3. War Medic,
  4. Thaumaturge,
  5. Strategos,
  6. Signifer,
  7. Troubadour,
  8. Lifesage.

Swordfighter

Noah starts as a Swordfighter, with abilities focused on attacking a single enemy.

  1. Role: Attacker.
  2. Quest that increases the rank cap: Side Story: Noah, automatically available in Chapter 7.
  3. Best Combat Arts: Sword Strike, Edge Thrust, Shadow Eye.
  4. Recommended accessories: Silver Belt, Victor Gauntlet, Carbon Gloves.
  5. Recommended Gems: Accurate Grace, Steelcleaver, Disperse Bloodlust.
  6. Recommended characters: Noah, Mio, Sena.

Zephyr

Mio starts as a Zephyr, great at dodging attacks and drawing enemy attention.

  1. Role: Defender.
  2. Quest that increases the rank limit: Side Story: Mio, automatically available in Chapter 6.
  3. Best Combat Arts: Butterfly Blade, Air Fang, Speed Demon.
  4. Recommended accessories: Signet Ring, Metal Foot Protector, Beastfang Necklace.
  5. Recommended Gems: Steady Striker, Ironclad, Tailwind.
  6. Recommended characters: Mio, Eunie, Sena.

Medic Gunner

Eunie starts as a Medic Gunner, providing support by restoring health from a safe distance.

  1. Role: Healer.
  2. Quest that increases the rank cap: Side Story: Eunie, available in Chapter 5 in City.
  3. Best Combat Arts: Myopic Screen, Group Heal, Power Ring.
  4. Recommended accessories: Affection Ring, Glowing Medal, Immaculate Necklace.
  5. Recommended Gems: Swelling Blessing, Lifebearer, Disperse Bloodlust.
  6. Recommended characters: Eunie, Taion.

Tactician

Taion starts as a Tactician, specializing in providing buffs and debuffs.

  1. Role: Healer.
  2. Quest that increases the rank cap: Side Story: Taion, available in Chapter 6 of Agnus Castle.
  3. Best Combat Arts: Overfall, Stormy Skies, Avenging Eagle.
  4. Recommended accessories: Immaculate Necklace, Affection Ring, Circlet of Intellect.
  5. Recommended Gems: Swelling Scourge, Refined Incantation, Disperse Bloodlust.
  6. Recommended characters: Eunie, Taion.

Heavy Guard

Lanza starts as a Heavy Guard, using a huge sword to defend allies with strong defense.

  1. Role: Defender.
  2. Quest that increases the rank cap: Side Story: Lanz, available in Chapter 5 of Great Sword\’s Base.
  3. Best Combat Arts: Bull Rush, Crash Out, Solid Stance.
  4. Recommended accessories: Solid Weak Guard, Titanium Temple Guard, Dragonfang Necklace.
  5. Recommended Gems: Steel Protection, Brimming Spirit, Ironclad.
  6. Recommended characters: Lanz, Sena.

Ogre

Sena starts as an Ogre, delivering crushing blows with a Great Hammer.

  1. Role: Attacker.
  2. Quest that increases the rank cap: Side Story: Sena, available in Chapter 7 in City.
  3. Best Combat Arts: Big Impact, Hammerhead, Maximum Voltage.
  4. Recommended accessories: Silver Belt, Assault Stone, White Wraps.
  5. Recommended Gems: Doublestrike, Steady Striker, Steelcleaver.
  6. Recommended characters: Lanz, Sena.

Flash Fencer

Ethel unlocks the Flash Fencer class, with the related quest No Want of Courage unlocked automatically in Chapter 3.

  1. Role: Attacker.
  2. Rank Up: Bring Ethel to the Colony Omega in Chapter 7.
  3. Best Combat Arts: Cross Impact, Null Slash, Revolution Edge.
  4. Recommended accessories: Silver Belt, Adamantine Gauntlet, Optical Headband.
  5. Recommended Gems: Empowered Combo, Disperse Bloodlist, Analyze Weakness.
  6. Recommended characters: Noah, Sena.

War Medic

The War Medic class can be unlocked by completing The Kind Right Hand quest during chapter 3, which is automatically given when Valdi joins your team.

  1. Role: Healer.
  2. Quest that increases the rank cap: I\’m a Mechanic, available in Chapter 6 after delivering item sets for Rapapa in Colony 30.
  3. Best Combat Arts: Multi Blast, Advanced Cooldown, Cure Bullet.
  4. Recommended accessories: Long-Range Memory, Friendship Ring, Harvest Necklace.
  5. Recommended Gems: Lifebearer, Swelling Blessing, Refined Blessing.
  6. Recommended characters: Eunie, Taion, Lanz.

Guardian Commander

The Guardian Commander class can be unlocked by accepting the Where the Heart is quest in Colony 9 during Chapter 3 when Zeon joins your team.

  1. Role: Defender.
  2. Quest that increases the rank cap: Reasons to Evolve, available in Colony 9 Chapter 5 with Zeon on your team.
  3. Best Combat Arts: Shield Bash, Noble Taunt, Imperial Sword.
  4. Recommended accessories: Beastfang Necklace, Iron Temple Guard, Solid Weak Guard.
  5. Recommended Gems: Brimming Spirit, Steel Protection, Ironclad.
  6. Recommended characters: Noah, Lanz, Sena.

Thaumaturge

The Thaumaturge class can be unlocked by completing the Going Beyond Power quest automatically given during chapter 3 when Teach joins your party.

  1. Role: Healer.
  2. Quest to Increase the Rank Cap: Shadow of Enmity in Colony Gamma, available in Chapter 6 with Teach on your team after completing several orders from the local notice board.
  3. Best Combat Arts: Rank Splitter, Spearpoint Thrust, Leaping Current.
  4. Recommended accessories: Affection Ring, Immaculate Necklace, Star Anklets.
  5. Recommended Gems: Lifebearer, Swelling Blessing, Disperse Bloodlust.
  6. Recommended characters: Mio, Taion.

Yumsmith

The Yumsmith class can be unlocked by completing the quest A Nopon\’s Counsel during chapter 3 when Riku and Manana join your party.

  1. Role: Attacker.
  2. Quest that increases the rank cap: Culinary Reportoire, available at Camp Inlet in the Erythia Sea region during Chapter 6 with Riku and Manana on your team.
  3. Best Combat Arts: Extended Slash, Flashback, Energy Grenade.
  4. Recommended accessories: Silver Belt, Hellfire Amulet, Rainbow Gloves.
  5. Recommended Gems: Steelcleaver, Swelling Scourge, Refined Incantation.
  6. Recommended characters: Noah, Sena.

Full Metal Jaguar

The Full Metal Jaguar class can be unlocked by completing the A Gray Matter quest during chapter 3 after acquiring the Field Skill Wall Climbing. The quest marker can be found near Kamos Guidepost in the Aetia region.

  1. Class: Attacker.
  2. Rank cap increasing quest: Payback for Treason, can be found in Chapter 5 in the City.
  3. Best Combat Arts: Demolition, Dead Set, Quickdraw.
  4. Recommended accessories: Hero Gloves, Silver Necklace, Steam Belt.
  5. Recommended Gems: Accurate Grace, Disperse Bloodlust, Steady Striker.
  6. Recommended teammates: Noah, Tion, Eunie.

Strategos

The Strategos class will be unlocked when Isurd joins your team. Quest Unwavering Resolve will be available in the 4th chapter of the game, Colony Lambda.

  1. Class: Healer.
  2. Rank cap increasing quest: Effervescent Heart, available in Colony Lambda Chapter 6 with Isurd on your team.
  3. Best Combat Arts: Mirror Trap, Moondog, Earth Bind.
  4. Recommended accessories: Affection Ring, Immaculate Necklace, Gust Bracelet.
  5. Recommended Gems: Swelling Blessing, Disperse Bloodlust, Swelling Scourge.
  6. Recommended teammates: Taion, Eunie.

Stalker

The Stalker class will be unlocked when Juniper joins your team. Quest Natural Selection will be available automatically in Chapter 4 of the game.

  1. Class: Attacker.
  2. Rank cap increasing quest: Survivors, available in Colony Tau in Chapter 6 with Juniper on your team.
  3. Best Combat Arts: Night Hunt, Driving Arrow, Rapid Shot.
  4. Recommended accessories: Ice Headband, Long-Range Memory, Herald\’s Kneeguard.
  5. Recommended Gems: Tailwind, Analyze Weakness, Steelcleaver.
  6. Recommended teammates: Noah, Mio.

Lone Exile

You will unlock the Lone Exile class when Asher joins your team. The Wrath of Ashera quest will be available in Chapter 4 in Keves Castle.

  1. Class: Defender.
  2. Rank cap increasing quest: A Deep-Seated Scar, available in Chapter 7 in Old Kana Battlefield in the Fornis region, with Ashera on your team.
  3. Best Combat Arts: Demon Slayer, Gale Slash, Jaws of Death.
  4. Recommended accessories: Heavy Weak Guard, Iron Temple Guard, Lazure Vambraces.
  5. Recommended Gems: Ultimate Counter, Brimming Spirit, Ironclad.
  6. Recommended teammates: Lanz, Sena, Eunie.

Incursor

You will unlock the Incursor class when Alexandria joins your team. You will meet Alex for the first time near Colony 4. The Her Reasons quest will be available in Chapter 3 in Colony Iota, located in the western part of the Fornis region.

  1. Class: Attacker.
  2. Rank cap increasing quest: Inescapable Past, available in Chapter 5 of Colony Iota, with Alexandria on your team. To unlock the quest you will have to increase the level of Affinity associated with this colony.
  3. Best Combat Arts: Glitter Stream, Sidewinder, Aerial Slash.
  4. Recommended accessories: Silver Belt, Soldier Ring, Ice Headband.
  5. Recommended Gems: Steady Striker, Disperse Bloodlust, Analyze Weakness.
  6. Recommended teammates: Noah, Sena, Taion.

Lost Vanguard

You will unlock the Lost Vanguard class when Monica joins your team. The Vandham\’s Heir quest will be available in Chapter 5 in City.

  1. Defender is the role of this class.
  2. To increase the rank cap, you can complete the Promise to the Future quest in Chapter 7 of City with Monica on your team.
  3. The Shockwave, Taunt Pulse, and Mighty Beat are the best Combat Arts.
  4. Iron Temple Guard, Lazure Vambraces, and Heavy Weak Guard are the recommended accessories.
  5. The Ultimate Counter, Brimming Spirit, and Ironclad are the recommended Gems.
  6. Lanz, Sena, and Eunie are the recommended characters for this class.

Signifer

Unlock the Signifer class by adding Fiona to your team. You can find the Transparent Dreams quest in Chapter 5 of the eastern part of the Erythia Sea region.

  1. Healer is the role of this class.
  2. A Farewell Reset quest in Colony Mu in Chapter 6 with Fiona on your team will increase the rank cap.
  3. The Resonant Flag, Heal Harmony, and Spirited Charge are the best Combat Arts for this class.
  4. The Silver Necklace, Harvest Necklace, and Affection Ring are the recommended accessories.
  5. The Swelling Blessing, Refined Blessing, and Steady Striker are the recommended Gems.
  6. Mio, Eunie, Lanz, and Sena are the recommended characters for this class.

Soulhacker

Add Triton to your team to unlock the Soulhacker class. The Doing it My Way quest is available in Chapter 5 of the eastern part of the Erythia Sea region.

  1. You can increase the rank limit by completing the My Memories quest in Colony 15 after increasing the level of Affinity and cooking any food with Triton on your team.
  2. All characters are suitable for this class as it is not assigned to one specific role. It has six different class roles.

To unlock more Arts, you need to hunt unique monsters marked with a blue icon next to their name. You can check the list of all skills by pressing Y when selecting the class.

Martial Artist

The Martial Artist class will be unlocked in Chapter 6 when Ghondor joins your team.

  1. Attacker is the role of this class.
  2. Complete the Knowing Your Family quest in Castle Agnus after completing Side Story: Noah in Chapter 6 with Ghondor on your team to increase the rank cap.
  3. The Detonating Hit, Focus, and Jackal Claw are the best Combat Arts for this class.
  4. The Silver Belt, Optical Headband, and Strung Amber are the recommended accessories.
  5. The Steady Striker, Steelcleaver, and Empowered Combo are the recommended Gems.
  6. Noah and Eunie are the recommended characters for this class.

Troubadour

The Troubadour class will be unlocked in Chapter 6 when Miyabi joins your team.

  1. Healer is the role of this class.
  2. The Happiness quest in Chapter 7 of City with Miyabi on your team will increase the rank cap.
  3. The Autumn Rain, Way Home, and Ring o\’ Roses are the best Combat Arts for this class.
  4. The Affection Necklace, Star Anklets, and Silver Necklace are the recommended accessories.
  5. The Refined Blessing, Swelling Blessing, and Lifesaving Expertise are the recommended Gems.
  6. Eunie and Mio are the recommended characters for this class.

Seraph

Add Cammuravi to your team to unlock the Seraph class. The A Twist of Fate quest will be available in Chapter 6 of Colony Omega after completing Side Story: Mio.

The article provides information on different classes that can be unlocked in the game. The first class discussed is the attacker class, which can be unlocked by visiting the Lab in Colony Omega with Ethel on your team. The recommended accessories for this class are Wind Bracelet, Repulsor Cuffs, and Violet Stone. The Machine Assassin class is unlocked when Segiri joins the team, and the recommended gems for this class are Steelcleaver, Swelling Scourge, and Refined Incantation. The Lifesage class is unlocked when Nia joins the team, and the recommended gems for this class are Lifebearer, Disperse Bloodlust, and Doublestrike. Lastly, the Royal Summoner class can be unlocked when Melia joins the team, and the recommended gems for this class are Steelcleaver, Disperse Bloodlust, and Accurate Grace.

FAQ

What are character classes in Xenoblade 3?

Character classes in Xenoblade 3 are a set of roles that determine a character\’s abilities and skills in combat. Each character can specialize in a specific class, which allows them to access a unique set of abilities and bonuses. There are several classes available in the game, including Tank, Healer, and DPS (Damage Per Second). Tanks are characters who specialize in absorbing damage and keeping enemies focused on them, while Healers are focused on keeping the party alive and healthy. DPS classes are focused on dealing damage and taking down enemies quickly. Each class has its own strengths and weaknesses, and players must choose carefully when building their party.

What are some examples of character classes in Xenoblade 3?

There are several character classes available in Xenoblade 3, each with its own unique set of abilities and skills. The Tank class includes characters like the Shieldbearer, who can absorb large amounts of damage and protect the party from harm. Healer classes include characters like the Priest, who can heal party members and cure status effects. DPS classes include characters like the Assassin, who can deal massive damage to enemies with their quick strikes and deadly attacks. Other classes include the Mage, who can cast powerful spells and control the battlefield, and the Ranger, who excels at ranged combat and can deal damage from a distance. Each class has its own strengths and weaknesses, and players must choose carefully when building their party to ensure they have a well-rounded and effective team.

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