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Herald
Herald.png
Driver any
Gender Female
Type Humanoid
Weapon Ether Cannon
This article is about Herald's gameplay in this specific game. For information on the character in general, see Herald.

Herald is a Rare Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Stats[edit]

Note: Cooldown time depends on Trust.
General stats
Element Electric Electric
Weapon class XC2 weapon icon Ether Cannon.png Ether Cannon
Default weapon XC2 weapon icon Ether Cannon.png Primitive Cannon
Cooldown time 15.00s
Aux Core Slots 3
Merc Group name Valkyr Legion
Stat modifiers
Physical defense +20%
Ether defense +15%
Maximum HP +0%
Strength +0%
Ether +0%
Dexterity +0%
Agility +0%
Affinity modifiers
Base affinity 400
Affinity gain ±0%
Affinity loss -20%
Favorite items
Categories XC2 item icon Drinks.png Drinks
XC2 item icon Board Games.png Board Games
Items XC2 item icon Drinks.png Lunana Smoothie Common
XC2 item icon Board Games.png Jeweled Billiard Balls Legendary
Base rarity
Condition Blade has been released
Group 1 1%
Group 2 1%
Group 3 1%
Group 4 1%
Group 5 1%
Pity Blade

Skills[edit]

Specials[edit]

Level Name Description
XC2 menu icon level 1.png Empyrean Salvo Launch homing missiles from your weapon and tail.
XC2 menu icon level 2.png The Heavens Open Release maximum electric ether and cause a huge explosion.
XC2 menu icon level 3.png Final Retribution Remove limiter and charge the enemy, exterminating them.
XC2 menu icon level 4.png Heaven on Earth Fire a super-strong laser to annihilate the enemy.

Blade Arts[edit]

Name Probability Recharge Description
Arts Plus 50% 12.5s Boosts power of next Driver Art.
Critical Up 75% 10s Increases critical hit rate.

Battle Skills[edit]

Name At level I At level V
Dissolve Seal Deal 120% more and take 20% more damage when at max Affinity. Deal 200% more and take 30% more damage when at max Affinity.
Taboo Increases aggro reduction by 10%. Increases aggro reduction by 30%.
Unlimited Output Restores 5% HP of damage dealt after a successful auto-attack. Restores 12% HP of damage dealt after a successful auto-attack.

Field Skills[edit]

Name Description
Electric Mastery The power of an Electric Blade.
Superstrength Extraordinary physical strength. Used to break things, lift them up, etc.
Rampage A power so great, it had to be sealed. Releasing it causes Herald to rampage.

Affinity Chart[edit]

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Key affinity condition (unlocked) In Theospiti Temple Ruins, Tantal, view the Heart-to-Heart "Atonement".
Revealed after the party reaches Tantal
Use a Special. (x11) Use a Special. (x12) Use a Special. (x20)
Reward text Fighting together, as a team... Yes...perhaps I can... My power must not be awakened... under any circumstance... My power mustn't be unleashed! The seal, it's... My seal is...nearly broken...
Reward Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x200 Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x300 Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x500 Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x800
XC2 Affinity Chart icon Blade Special.png
Empyrean Salvo
Effect Increases critical damage by 25%. Increases critical damage by 40%. Increases critical damage by 55%. Increases critical damage by 70%. Increases critical damage by 85%.
Condition (unlocked) Use Empyrean Salvo. (x10) Use Empyrean Salvo. (x11) Use Empyrean Salvo. (x12) Go to the Royal Audience Hall in Tantal and complete the quest "The Calm and the Storm".
Revealed
  • After chapter 8 begins
  • After having access to Nia, Tora, Mòrag, and Zeke
Reward text I've grown stronger... But that means... At this rate, it's only a matter of time... I can't contain it much longer... I want to use my power to protect...
Reward Compassion XC2 thought icon Compassion.png x200 Compassion XC2 thought icon Compassion.png x300 Compassion XC2 thought icon Compassion.png x500 Compassion XC2 thought icon Compassion.png x800
XC2 Affinity Chart icon Blade Special.png
The Heavens Open
Effect Adds a 60% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. Adds a 70% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. Adds a 80% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. Adds a 90% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack.
Condition (unlocked) Use The Heavens Open. (x7) Use The Heavens Open. (x8) Use The Heavens Open. (x9) Go to the Royal Audience Hall in Tantal and complete the quest "The Calm and the Storm".
Revealed
  • After chapter 8 begins
  • After having access to Nia, Tora, Mòrag, and Zeke
Reward text Even now, when I am stronger... I have grown in strength... But still... I never wanted this... I want to protect this world, not destroy it...
Reward Compassion XC2 thought icon Compassion.png x200 Compassion XC2 thought icon Compassion.png x300 Compassion XC2 thought icon Compassion.png x500 Compassion XC2 thought icon Compassion.png x800
XC2 Affinity Chart icon Blade Special.png
Final Retribution
Effect Increases damage dealt by 100% when HP is 30% or less. Increases damage dealt by 110% when HP is 30% or less. Increases damage dealt by 120% when HP is 30% or less. Increases damage dealt by 130% when HP is 30% or less. Increases damage dealt by 150% when HP is 30% or less.
Condition (unlocked) Use Final Retribution. (x5) Use Final Retribution. (x6) Use Final Retribution. (x7) Go to the Royal Audience Hall in Tantal and complete the quest "The Calm and the Storm".
Revealed
  • After chapter 8 begins
  • After having access to Nia, Tora, Mòrag, and Zeke
Reward text Are you sure? If we go on, there's no telling what might happen... My power... It's overflowing... Power comes at a price... I understand now. From this day, I live to protect you all!
Reward Compassion XC2 thought icon Compassion.png x200 Compassion XC2 thought icon Compassion.png x300 Compassion XC2 thought icon Compassion.png x500 Compassion XC2 thought icon Compassion.png x800
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
XC2 Affinity Chart icon Blade Skill.png
Dissolve Seal
Effect Deal 120% more and take 20% more damage when at max Affinity. Deal 140% more and take 22% more damage when at max Affinity. Deal 160% more and take 25% more damage when at max Affinity. Deal 180% more and take 27% more damage when at max Affinity. Deal 200% more and take 30% more damage when at max Affinity.
Condition (unlocked) Deal a certain amount of total damage. (x8,000) Deal a certain amount of total damage. (x16,000) Deal a certain amount of total damage. (x32,000) Deal a certain amount of total damage. (x48,000)
Reward text I will fight. I have sworn to... Just as I thought... I'm too dangerous... I will defeat them. I want to use my strength to do the right thing.
Reward Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x200 Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x300 Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x500 Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x800
XC2 Affinity Chart icon Blade Skill.png
Taboo
Effect Increases aggro reduction by 10%. Increases aggro reduction by 15%. Increases aggro reduction by 20%. Increases aggro reduction by 25%. Increases aggro reduction by 30%.
Condition Finish an enemy. (x5) Finish an enemy. (x10) Finish an enemy. (x20) Finish an enemy. (x30) Finish an enemy. (x40)
Reward text My power keeps growing... If you tell me to fight, then I have no choice. I should not be doing this... This is the purpose I serve. I will support you.
Reward Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x100 Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x200 Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x300 Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x500 Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x800
XC2 Affinity Chart icon Blade Skill.png
Unlimited Output
Effect Restores 5% HP of damage dealt after a successful auto-attack. Restores 7% HP of damage dealt after a successful auto-attack. Restores 9% HP of damage dealt after a successful auto-attack. Restores 10% HP of damage dealt after a successful auto-attack. Restores 12% HP of damage dealt after a successful auto-attack.
Condition Evade an attack. (x3) Evade an attack. (x5) Evade an attack. (x7) Evade an attack. (x9) Evade an attack. (x10)
Reward text My power, it... I am not meant only for war... Let me help you. My power... It's going to be fine. I am here for you.
Reward Bravery XC2 thought icon Bravery.png x100 Bravery XC2 thought icon Bravery.png x200 Bravery XC2 thought icon Bravery.png x300 Bravery XC2 thought icon Bravery.png x500 Bravery XC2 thought icon Bravery.png x800
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
XC2 Affinity Chart icon Field Skill.png
Electric Mastery
Effect The power of an Electric Blade.
Condition (unlocked) Increase Trust. (x1,300) Defeat a Familion Sovereign or Sting Runner at the World Tree. (Excludes unique monsters.) (x4)
Revealed after the party enters the World Tree
Reward text Maybe it will be enough... There is much more I wish to learn.
Reward Compassion XC2 thought icon Compassion.png x300 Compassion XC2 thought icon Compassion.png x800

XC2 Affinity Chart icon Field Skill.png
Superstrength
Effect Extraordinary physical strength. Used to break things, lift them up, etc.
Condition (unlocked) Use Herald's favorite pouch items. (Drinks category) (x4) Increase Trust. (x9,800)
Reward text I do not dislike this. Thank you. This will come in useful.
Reward Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x300 Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x800
XC2 Affinity Chart icon Field Skill.png
Rampage
Effect A power so great, it had to be sealed. Releasing it causes Herald to rampage.
Condition (unlocked) Use a Special. (x10) Use a Special. (x11) Use a Special. (x12) Go to the Royal Audience Hall in Tantal and complete the quest "The Calm and the Storm".
Revealed
  • After chapter 8 begins
  • After having access to Nia, Tora, Mòrag, and Zeke
Reward text This must not go on any longer... This is my limit... I must stop... The seal... It's breaking... I'll do my best to live up to my Driver's expectations.
Reward Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x200 Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x300 Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x500 Justice XC2 thought icon Justice.png x800

Dialogue[edit]

Main article: Herald/Gameplay (XC2)/Dialogue

Gallery[edit]