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Monado Armour

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Monado Armour
XC1 art icon Monado Armour.png XC1DE art icon Monado Armour.png
User Shulk
Type Talent art
Colour Black
Target Entire party
Effect(s) Damage reduction
Description The Monado's protection reduces physical and ether damage.
First available Reward for completing Stop the Mechon Rampage!
This article is about the Monado Art in Xenoblade Chronicles and Future Connected. For the Battle Art in Future Redeemed, see Monado Armor.

Monado Armour (モナドアーマー, Monado Armour), often shortened to just Armour (アーマー, Armour), is one of Shulk's Monado Arts in Xenoblade Chronicles and Future Connected. It involves Shulk using the Monado to create a barrier of ether energy that surrounds him and his allies, reducing both physical and ether damage from enemy attacks. However, it does not work against enemy Talent Arts.


Monado Armour is one of the best support Arts in the game, although it starts out somewhat underwhelming. Spending Shulk's entire talent gauge to only reduce the damage taken by 30% isn't usually as appealing as another Monado Art, but once Armour is leveled up a few times it becomes much more attractive—up to 75% damage reduction at its max level for 15 seconds makes it the most efficient way of dealing with many visions, especially of ether attacks or area-of-effect physical attacks, and it also is just good for improving the party's survivability at any time. Its only real drawbacks are that the player will need to spend a good amount of AP for it to reach its true potential and that using it means Shulk is not using a Monado Art that deals damage or helps out in some other specific way. Even the drawback of using 100% of the Talent Gauge, which is a major consideration for Monado Buster, is less of a factor for Armour since the damage reduction makes it easier to safely refill the Talent Gauge before anything bad happens.


Damage type Status
Category Talent
Talent gauge used 100%
Accuracy +0%
Obtained Event
Power 1.00
Hits 0
Element Earth
Frames Seconds
Hit 50 1.667
Duration 96 3.2
Target Self
Area All
Range 500.00m
Effect XC1 Icon Buff Armour.png Armour 30%
Duration 15.0s
AI type Normal
Aggro 15
Knockback None
Flags Anti-air: False
Single effects: False
Monado art: True
Battle text
Original Reduces physical damage and ether damage.
DE Reduces physical damage and ether damage (XC1DE icon buff Armour.png).
Basic Intermediate Advanced
AP cost 0 440 880 1,760 3,520 5,280 7,920 11,440 15,840 21,120
Status value 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 55.0 60.0 65.0 70.0 75.0


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In other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom flag.svg English Armour
Japan flag.svg Japanese アーマー Armour
France flag.svg French Armure Armour
Germany flag.svg German Rüstung Armour
Spain flag.svg Spanish Coraza
Italy flag.svg Italian Armatura
China flag.svg Chinese (simplified) 装甲
Taiwan flag.svg Chinese (traditional) 裝甲
South Korea flag.svg Korean 아머 Armour