Xenoblade Chronicles 2

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Rare Blades

You can obtain Rare Blades through Core Crystals. However, obtaining Core Crystals can be difficult since you only get them gradually through game progression along with finding them in chests or drops from enemies; however, Core Crystal drops are often rare. Once you get a Core Crystal, bond with it to get a random Rare Blade. You can also give other members of your party a Core Crystal to bond with so they can carry a Rare Blade. Note: To bond with a blade, pause the game and go into the Bond Blade options. Select the character you want to give the Rare Blade to, and then the Core Crystal. Each Rare Blade has its own attributes (known as Blade Arts) that can really boost your game; depending on the Blade you have will determine what Blade Arts will be equipped. Additionally, you can upgrade Blades, which give further perks to it. This can be done through the Affinity Charts under the "Manage Blade" options in the Blades menu.

Infinite gold

First, unlock access to the Empire Of Mor Ardain. Then, go to Kedeigh Gate in Alba Cavinch (the capital). Go to the store and buy as many Gold Cylinders as possible. Next, go to Lower Level – Anangham #2 Dock. There is a Salvage Point slightly ahead and to the left of where you spawn. Use all of your Gold Cylinders on this Salvage Point. Make sure to kill all the enemies as well to farm Common and Rare Core Crystals. Once you have used all of your Gold Cylinders, go back into Alba Cavinch and trade your items set at the trade store (the one marked with the scales icon) to get a lot more gold than you originally spent. Use Blades with the "Salvage Master" field skill for an extra boost. It is possible to get 400,000 gold in approximately 30 minutes using this trick.

Easy gold

When starting the game, save as many items as possible. Also, do not waste your money making excessive purchases or bonding Core Crystals at the start of the game. Instead, save your money. Once you reach Torigoth in Gormott Province, there is a vendor called Maschnach Exchange. The merchant will offer lots of gold for certain items. Sell the requested items to the vendor and search for whatever featured items are being presented to earn a lot of money early in the game.

Easy Core Crystals

Progress through the main story until you gain access to Anangham. It is shortly after you encounter Lily. Once you have access to this area, go to the port and look for the Port Anangham Salvage Point. You can buy Gold Cylinders in the nearby town. Use the Gold Cylinders at the port to get some Salvage. This is also a great way to farm gold. When you use the Gold Cylinders and an enemy spawns, make sure to defeat them to get either a Common or Rare Core Crystal approximately 80% of the time. It works even better if you have Blades with the "Salvage Master" field skill.

Easy XP

To get easy XP early in the game, go to Lyta Oasis in Gormott Province. It is located towards the lower side of the starting island. Once there, you can find a group of enemies that will not attack until you begin the encounter. They are not too hard to defeat, especially if you take advantage of their weaknesses. Once the enemies have been defeated, find an inn and rest with all the party members that were part of the encounter. Then, go back and fight the enemies again. Repeat this process as many times as desired. Additionally, make sure not to die, as you will lose all earned XP and have to start over again.

Easy trust

Repeatedly use consumables (putting an item in your Driver's pouch) to quickly raise your trust level. Each consumable has a set amount of trust with 21 as the most. The consumable will give trust to each active blade on the Driver at the start of the timer. You can use additional consumables without waiting for the first one to expire. It is recommended to use a type of consumable that no one in your setup likes (to avoid dialogue delays). For example, Rex has Pyra, Roc, and Perceval as active blades. None of them like meat. Purchase 40 meat dishes (such as Fragrant Samod Stralu that will give 18 trust). Go to your Pouch setup menu, and select the pouch. The meat dish you bought should be at the top. Press A, then A again to accept. If you keep pressing A afterward, the game will keep putting the meat dish in your pouch without much delay. Repeat this process until you reach the desired trust level.

Easy five star Development level

Raise the Development level of one of the Titans to five star through "Salvaging" and "Exchange" (Torigoth preferably). This can be done by purchasing as much Silver Cylinder as possible, salvage it all, then exchange it for G (money). Repeat this until the Development level for the Titan is at five stars. The purchasing price for the five star Development level Titan is identical to the sell back price for any other Titan. Purchase 99 stacks of Normal, Silver, and Gold Cylinder (does not appear until after you complete Chapter 4) with the five star Titan and sell them to a different Titan that you want to develop with no net loss. Repeat this process until the Development level for that Titan is five stars.

Disable Battle Narration

After playing the game for an extended amount of time, the excessive amount of chatter between characters during battle can become annoying since sometimes you will hear the same enemies grunting and the same lines repeated many times during the same battle. To disable all in-game battle chatter, select the "System" option at the main menu. Choose "Options", "Sound Settings", then mute the Battle Narration volume.

Tiger Tiger secret areas

Touch the listed edge of the screen indicated by a series of suspicious looking parts next to it to be teleported to the secret room where you can collect lots of Ether Crystals:

    Stage 1: Left wall, two small blocks close to each other.

    Stage 2: Right wall, two Ether Crystals next to the edge and an ambush lobster above it.

    Stage 3: Left wall, two small blocks close to each other, two jellyfish outside of it.

    Stage 4: Left wall, three urchins in a column.

    Stage 5: Left wall, three urchins closing on the edge underneath a bubble row obstacle.

Tiger Tiger Stage 5 exclusive parts

During the story, Stage 5 has exclusive mod parts with low drop rates that can be unlocked. Simply collect the large chest and exit the top of the stage. Any other actions or bonuses during the stage do not affect the large chest. These can also be unlocked on the Easy difficulty.

    Light Core: Tiger Tiger Stage 5 large chest
    Master Ether mod: Tiger Tiger Stage 5 large chest
    Master Evasion mod: Tiger Tiger Stage 5 large chest
    Master Luck mod: Tiger Tiger Stage 5 large chest
    Master Muscle mod: Tiger Tiger Stage 5 large chest
    Master Strike mod: Tiger Tiger Stage 5 large chest
    Master Tank mod: Tiger Tiger Stage 5 large chest

Tiger Tiger medals

Unlock Poppi by progressing in the main story to gain access to Tiger Tiger. Successfully complete the indicated task to get the corresponding medal from Tiger Tiger:

    Crystals medal: Collect all Ether crystals.
    Damage medal: Take no damage.
    No Kill medal: Do not kill any enemies.
    Perfect medal: Take no damage, collect all Ether crystals, and collect all treasure chests.
    Treasure medal: Collect all treasure chests without losing any.

Snow-White Rhino location

In the "Young Man's Prize" side quest, you will be tasked with finding the Snow-White Rhino. This side quest can be activated by talking with Eluned. You can find Eluned at Torogoth, which is located in the Gormott Province. The Snow-White Rhino is found (appears as a red bag) at Seigle Fell. You will first need to reach the island on the west side of Seigle Fell, which is where you will find the red bag (Snow-White Rhino). However, you can only find it at 5. Thus, go into the console settings and change the system time to 5. The Snow-White Rhino will now appear as the red bag item at exactly 5. After you have collected the item, return to Torogoth and give it to Eluned to get 500 Gold, 480 EXP, 49 SP, and a Fabulous Hat as the quest reward.

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