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Field Skill (XC2)

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For other articles titled "Field Skill", see Field Skill (disambiguation).
The Field Skill symbol.

Field Skills are a mechanic in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Torna ~ The Golden Country. They are special Skills bound to a Blade that are used outside of combat, such as Merc Missions, quests, item crafting, or other Field Skill checks. Field skills can be upgraded through the Affinity Chart.

Rare and Legendary Blades (almost) all have 3 different Field Skills, and they can be upgraded to a maximum of level 3 (level 5 in specific cases). Common Blades have between 1 and 3 different Field Skills, each of which can be upgraded to a maximum of between 1 and 3. The number of Field Skills available to a Common Blade, as well as how far each one can be levelled, is random but correlated with the Blade's number of crowns.

Usage[edit]

Several different gameplay mechanics make use of Field Skills. In all usages of Field Skills except for Merc Missions, the Blades whose Field Skills contribute to Field Skill checks are those currently equipped to a playable Driver, regardless of whether said Driver is in the active party (although they must be in the list of currently available Drivers in the menu). Pyra and Mythra count separately and are treated as both being engaged simultaneously in gameplay situations in which either one can be used (from Chapter 5 onwards).

  • Standard overworld Field Skill checks can be found in the overworld. They require a certain number of levels of one or two Field Skills to pass (e.g. 2 levels of Superstrength and one level of Focus). Here, the total amount of any particular Field Skill is equal to the sum of the levels of that skill across all Blades active in the party; for example, having one Blade with level 3 Fire Mastery is equivalent to having 3 Blades with one level of Fire Mastery each. Such checks exist as a part of an area's geography until they are completed; upon completion, they change an aspect of the local geography (e.g. forming a path to a new area or revealing a treasure trove) and the check disappears. Some such checks only appear during certain quests. Overworld Field Skill checks can be seen on the minimap; they are marked by a blue symbol of a mountain with a crescent surrounding it, the same shape as that in the Field Skill symbol above.
  • NPC dialogue may perform a Field Skill check, requiring a certain number of levels of one or two skills like checks in the overworld. In these cases, the NPC's dialogue branches depending upon whether the check was passed or not. Often, failing the check ends the conversation (allowing the player to try again) whereas important dialogue and/or that which advances a quest will be behind the branch that requires passing the check, making this functionally very similar to an overworld Field Skill check.
  • Each collection point has a certain Field Skill associated with it. If a collection point is used and a Blade currently equipped to a Driver has the associated skill, there is a chance that the collection point will spawn more items. The chance increases if the Field Skill is at level 2, and becomes a certainty if it is at level 3 (or higher). This may apply independently for up to three different Blades, increasing the number of collectibles spawned each time. This applies similarly at Salvaging points with the Salvaging Mastery skill; here, the activation of the skill results in a higher chance of getting better loot.
  • Many Merc Missions have suggested Field Skills; sending Blades with such Field Skills on the mission decreases the amount of time the mission takes. In particular, the mission time is decreased by 6% (additively) for each level of each suggested Field Skill summed across all Blades who go on the mission, rounded down to the nearest minute, down to a minimum of 25% of the original mission time.
  • Field Skills involved with crafting (see below) may be used at specific locations. These checks function similarly to standard overworld Field Skill checks, but they do not disappear after the check is completed.

Categories[edit]

Field Skills can be split into several categories:

List of Field Skills[edit]

Name Type Description Blades
Agronomy Collection Knowledge related to vegetables.

Common Blades
Poppi QT
Kasandra
Akhos
Crossette

Ancient Wisdom Interaction Knowledge of ancient civilizations. Used to decode writing, etc.

Dromarch
Poppi QTπ
Aegaeon
Perun
Dagas (second chart)
Mikhail
Shulk
Corvin

Ardent Cooking Crafting The power to prepare food like Pyra's. Skill exclusive to Crossette. Crossette
Assassination Exclusive Judge and punish those who do evil. Skill exclusive to Perceval. Perceval
Beguiling Charms Exclusive Captivate all with your charming appearance. Exclusive to Floren. Floren
Birdbrain Exclusive The power to instantly forget anything. Skill exclusive to Finch. Finch
Botany Collection Knowledge related to plants. (XC2)

Knowledge related to plants and veggies. Mainly helps gather on plains. (TTGC)

Common Blades
Dromarch
Azami
Floren
Cressidus
Brighid (TTGC)

Cavalier Attitude Exclusive The belief that kings should delegate work to subjects. Exclusive to Dagas? Dagas (initial chart)
Chivalry Exclusive A knight's sense for meting out justice. Skill exclusive to Perun Perun
Clairvoyant Eye Exclusive Her left eye lets her see through all obstructions. Exclusive to Azami. Azami
Cooking Crafting The power to prepare delicious food. Skill exclusive to Pyra. Pyra
Dark Mastery Element Mastery The power of a Dark Blade.

Dark Common Blades
Perceval
Vale
Azami
Mikhail
T-elos

Dumpling Pro Crafting Prepare tasty triangular dumplings. Skill exclusive to Vess. Vess
Earth Mastery Element Mastery The power of an Earth Blade.

Earth Common Blades
Wulfric
Nim
Floren
Patroka
Cressidus

Electric Mastery Element Mastery The power of an Electric Blade.

Electric Common Blades
Pandoria
Kora
Electra
Herald
Akhos
Obrona

Entomology Collection Knowledge related to insects. (XC2)

Knowledge related to insects. Mainly helps gather items in the desert. (TTGC)

Common Blades
Finch
Sever
Poppibuster
Minoth

Expeditionist Merc Missions Can use full strength even away from Driver. Exclusively for Merc Missions. Common Blades
Extra-Ancient Wisdom Exclusive Knowledge about super-old culture lost to the Cloud Sea. Exclusive to Adenine. Adenine
Eye for Beauty Exclusive Looks for girls to add to her entourage. Skill exclusive to Sheba. Sheba
Fire Mastery Element Mastery The power of a Fire Blade.

Fire Common Blades
Pyra
Brighid
Perdido

Fleet of Foot Exclusive Move faster than the eye can see. Skill exclusive to Boreas. Boreas
Focus Interaction The power to focus on one thing. Also used to control one's power.

Pyra
Mythra
Wulfric
Theory
Electra
Patroka
Elma

Forestry Collection Knowledge related to trees. (XC2)

Knowledge related to trees. Mainly helps gather items from trees. (TTGC)

Common Blades
Poppi QTπ
Catalyst
Vess
Dahlia
Corvin
Haze

Fortitude Interaction The power to endure hardships. It even helps cope with boring jobs. (XC2)

The power to endure hardships. Lets you excel at mind-numbing tasks, too. (TTGC)

Poppi QT
Catalyst
Gorg
Ursula
Vess
Perdido
Fiora
Crossette
Jin

Girls' Talk Interaction Talk openly, girl-to-girl. (XC2)

A power Mythra discovered through human interaction. It's not that useful. (TTGC)

Mythra
Vale
Praxis
Kora
Sheba

Harmony Exclusive Have fun playing beautiful music. Skill exclusive to Ursula. Ursula
Ice Mastery Element Mastery The power of an Ice Blade.

Ice Common Blades
Theory
Perun
Dahlia

Icecraft Crafting Create intricately beautiful art from ice. Skill exclusive to Dahlia. Dahlia
Ichthyology Collection Knowledge related to fish. (XC2)

Knowledge related to fish. Mainly helps gather items by the water. (TTGC)

Common Blades
Pandoria
Ursula
Nim
Obrona
Fiora
Aegaeon (TTGC)

Industry Mastery Merc Missions Skillful at machine repairs and upkeep. Exclusively for Merc Missions. Common Blades
Info Collector Merc Missions Skillful at retrieving information. Exclusively for Merc Missions. Common Blades
Justice-Loving Soul Exclusive A just heart that tolerates no evil. Skill exclusive to Godfrey. Godfrey
Keen Eye Interaction The power to see things clearly. Used to notice small changes, etc.

Poppi QTπ
Brighid
Agate
Gorg
Adenine
Akhos
Shulk
Elma
Haze

Kind Soul Exclusive A kind heart that helps the weak. Skill exclusive to Godfrey. Godfrey
Leaping Interaction The power to jump. Used to reach high places.

Poppi α
Aegaeon
Perceval
Zenobia
Finch
Obrona
T-elos

Light Mastery Element Mastery The power of a Light Blade.

Mythra
KOS-MOS
Corvin

Lockpicking Interaction The power to open various things. Works on doors, treasure troves, etc. (XC2)

The power to open various things. Mostly useful for treasure troves. (TTGC)

Poppi QT
Roc
Pandoria
Kora
Sheba
KOS-MOS
Patroka
Elma
Brighid (TTGC)

Mastery of Thunder Exclusive The power to control electricity. Electra's not exactly good at this... Electra
Mental Arithmetic Exclusive Perform complex calculations at speed. Skill exclusive to KOS-MOS. KOS-MOS
Miasma Dispersal Exclusive Disperse poison gas emitted by Titans. Skill exclusive to Roc. Roc
Mineralogy Collection Knowledge related to minerals. (XC2)

Knowledge related to minerals. Mainly helps collect items in rocky areas. (TTGC)

Common Blades
Brighid
Agate
Dagas
Perdido
Jin

Nopon Wisdom Interaction Knowledge related to Nopon. Decode writing, speak Nopon, etc.

Poppi α
Boreas
Kasandra
Theory
Cressidus
Dagas (second chart)
Fiora

One Lucky Gal Exclusive Chase luck, but find only misfortune. Curse exclusive to Kasandra. Kasandra
Passionate Soul Exclusive A burning heart that crushes the strong. Skill exclusive to Godfrey. Godfrey
Patissier Crafting Enjoy making tasty sweet things. Skill exclusive to Gorg. Gorg
Phonex Linguistics Exclusive The power to speak with Phonexes. Skill exclusive to Nim. Nim
Production Mastery Merc Missions Skillful at deftly making things. Exclusively for Merc Missions. Common Blades
Prospecting Exclusive Discover never-before-seen precious stones. Skill exclusive to Agate. Agate
Rampage Exclusive A power so great, it had to be sealed. Releasing it causes Herald to rampage. Herald
Salvaging Mastery Collection Knowledge related to salvaging.

Common Blades
Boreas
Praxis
Newt
Mikhail
T-elos
Poppibuster
Shulk

Superstrength Interaction Extraordinary physical strength. Used to break things, lift them up, etc.

Poppi α
Wulfric
Newt
Zenobia
Herald
Sever
Poppibuster
Aegaeon (TTGC)

Titan Weapon Wisdom Exclusive Deep knowledge of Titan weapons. Skill exclusive to Newt. Newt
Transport Mastery Merc Missions Skillful at moving lots of goods quickly. Exclusively for Merc Missions. Common Blades
Water Mastery Element Mastery The power of a Water Blade.

Water Common Blades
Dromarch
Catalyst
Aegaeon
Praxis

Weaving Crafting Use looms to weave gorgeous fabrics. Skill exclusive to Vale. Vale
Wind Mastery Element Mastery The power of a Wind Blade.

Wind Common Blades
Roc
Adenine
Zenobia
Sever

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