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Monado Buster (XC1)

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Monado Buster
XC1 art icon Monado Buster.png XC1DE art icon Monado Buster.png
User Shulk
Type Talent art
Colour Black
Target Line of enemies
Effect(s) Double damage against Mechon
Description Use the Monado's full strength to attack all enemies in a line.
First available Alongside the Monado
For other articles titled "Monado Buster", see Monado Buster (disambiguation).

Monado Buster (モナドバスター, Monado Buster), often shortened to just Buster (バスター, Buster), is one of Shulk's Monado Arts in Xenoblade Chronicles and Future Connected. It involves Shulk powering up the Monado for a giant overhead slash, hitting all enemies in a line and dealing double damage to Mechon. The bonus effect does not trigger against Face Mechon, even if they are toppled, if the Monado cannot harm them normally.


Monado Buster is Shulk's most powerful Art by a decent margin, even before the damage bonus against Mechon. However, because the damage it deals makes Shulk likely to draw a large amount of aggro from any enemies he hits, and also because it uses up his entire talent gauge, Buster can be risky to go for unless it's used as a finishing move. It is also among the most expensive Arts to upgrade, though even without upgrades it's quite powerful.


Damage type Physical
Category Talent
Talent gauge used 100%
Accuracy +5%
Obtained Level 0
Power 2.50
Hits 1
Element Slash
Frames Seconds
Hit 55 1.833
Duration 116 3.867
Target Opponent
Area Line
Range 10.00m long, 1.00m wide
Effect None
Condition On Mechon
Bonus effect 2x power
AI type Normal
Aggro 0
Knockback Pushback, level 0
Flags Anti-air: False
Single effects: False
Monado art: True
Battle text
Original Increased damage against Mechon.
DE Increased damage against Mechon.
Basic Intermediate Advanced
AP cost 0 520 1,040 2,080 4,160 6,240 9,360 13,520 18,720 24,960
Power 2.50 3.00 3.50 4.00 4.50 5.00 5.50 6.00 6.50 7.00
Accuracy +5% +10% +15% +20% +25% +25% +25% +25% +25% +25%
Accuracy (DE) +5% +10% +15% +20% +25% +30% +35% +40% +45% +50%

In the Super Smash Bros. games[edit]

Main article: Monado Arts on SmashWiki

In the Super Smash Bros. series, Shulk uses Monado Buster as one of the options of his neutral special move, Monado Arts. While Buster is active, Shulk deals significantly more damage, but pitiful knockback, and receives more damage himself. These effects are more akin to Monado Enchant.


In other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom flag.svg English Buster
Japan flag.svg Japanese バスター Buster
France flag.svg French Ravage Ravage
Germany flag.svg German Schmetterschlag Smash
Spain flag.svg Spanish Presa
Italy flag.svg Italian Fendente
Netherlands flag.svg Dutch Buster
Portugal flag.svg Portuguese Espada Sword
Russia flag.svg Russian Разрушитель Destroyer
China flag.svg Chinese (simplified) 爆发
Taiwan flag.svg Chinese (traditional) 爆發
South Korea flag.svg Korean 버스터 Buster