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Monado Speed (XC1)

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Monado Speed
XC1 art icon Monado Speed.png XC1DE art icon Monado Speed.png
User Shulk
Type Talent art
Colour Black
Target One party member
Effect(s) Greatly raises evasion
Description Envelop an ally in the Monado's power, improving evasion.
First available Mechon M71 battle
This article is about the Battle Art in Xenoblade Chronicles. For the Battle Skill in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, see Monado Speed (XC2).

Monado Speed (モナドスピード, Monado Speed), often shortened to just Speed (スピード, Shield), is one of Shulk's Monado Arts in Xenoblade Chronicles and Future Connected. It gives one party member an extra +200% evasion, making them extremely likely to dodge physical attacks.


The main purpose of Monado Speed is to counter visions of physical Arts, as the evasion boost almost always guarantees that physical attacks of any kind will miss. However, it is harder to use effectively than Monado Shield because it doesn't last as long and each use of Speed only affects one party member (so if the aggro changes it may be wasted). Speed can also be used in more general situations to protect someone who's suddenly gained a lot of aggro, giving the tank a chance to take the aggro back.


Damage type Status
Category Talent
Talent gauge used 75%
Accuracy +0%
Obtained Event
Power 1.00
Hits 0
Element Wind
Frames Seconds
Hit 50 1.667
Duration 96 3.2
Target Self or ally
Area Single target
Range 500.00m
Effect XC1 Icon Buff Speed.png Speed
Duration 8.0s
AI type Normal
Aggro 10
Knockback None
Flags Anti-air: False
Single effects: False
Monado art: True
Battle text
Original Increases chance of dodging physical attacks.
DE Increases chance of dodging physical attacks (XC1DE icon buff Speed.png).
Basic Intermediate Advanced
AP cost 0 340 680 1,360 2,720 4,080 6,120 8,840 12,240 16,320
Status time 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.5 10.0 10.5 11.0 11.5 12.0 12.5

In the Super Smash Bros. games[edit]

Main article: Monado Arts on SmashWiki

In the Super Smash Bros. series, Shulk uses Monado Speed as one of the options of his neutral special move, Monado Arts. While Speed is active, Shulk moves much faster on the ground and sideways through the air, at the expense of jump height and damage dealt.


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In other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom flag.svg English Speed
Japan flag.svg Japanese スピード Speed
France flag.svg French Rapidité Quickness
Germany flag.svg German Impuls Impulse
Spain flag.svg Spanish Velocidad
Italy flag.svg Italian Celerità
Netherlands flag.svg Dutch Snelheid Quickness
Portugal flag.svg Portuguese Velocidade Speed
Russia flag.svg Russian Скорость
China flag.svg Chinese (simplified) 神速
Taiwan flag.svg Chinese (traditional) 神速
South Korea flag.svg Korean 스피드 Speed