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Nia
Nia (Blade).png
Driver Rex
Gender Female
Type Humanoid
Weapon Catalyst Scimitar
Joins Spirit Crucible Elpys
This article is about Nia's gameplay in this specific game. For information on the character in general, see Nia.

Nia is one of Rex's Blades in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She can be freely swapped between her Driver form and her Blade form after her reveal in the Spirit Crucible Elpys.

Stats[edit]

Note: Cooldown time depends on Trust.
General stats
Element Water Water
Weapon class XC2 weapon icon Catalyst Scimitar.png Catalyst Scimitar
Default weapon XC2 weapon icon Catalyst Scimitar.png Aqua Scimitar
Cooldown time 20.00s
Aux Core Slots 3
Merc Group name Katty Kompany
Base strength 0
Stat modifiers
Physical defense +10%
Ether defense +35%
Maximum HP +15%
Strength +0%
Ether +0%
Dexterity +0%
Agility +0%
Affinity modifiers
Base affinity 500
Affinity gain +5%
Affinity loss -5%
Favorite items
Categories XC2 item icon Seafood.png Seafood
XC2 item icon Instruments.png Instruments
Items XC2 item icon Veggies.png Snowbaby Potato Salad Legendary
XC2 item icon Board Games.png Sneak-Thief King Common

Skills[edit]

Specials[edit]

Level Name Description
XC2 menu icon level 1.png Last Hope Drain enemies' life force, and distribute it to allies.
XC2 menu icon level 2.png Merciful Heart Attack enemies with a water shock wave.
XC2 menu icon level 3.png Redeeming Strike Destroy enemies from within by manipulating the power of regeneration.
XC2 menu icon level 4.png Divine Sword Invert the power of regeneration to erode the enemy from within.
Nexus Force[1] Beat the enemy to a pulp with a medley of fire and water.

Notes[edit]

  1. When fighting with Pyra at max affinity, Nia's level IV special changes to Nexus Force and Pyra's level IV special changes to Union Sword.

Blade Arts[edit]

Name Probability Recharge Description
Debuff Cancel 50% 10s Cancels debuffs from enemies.
Absorb Damage 50% 45s Erects a barrier that absorbs fixed dmg.

Battle Skills[edit]

Name At level I At level V
Cellular Stimulus Restores 5% HP of damage dealt after a successful auto-attack. Restores 12% HP of damage dealt after a successful auto-attack.
Instant Regen Adds 25% chance of restoring 4% HP after taking a hit. Adds 25% chance of restoring 12% HP after taking a hit.
Sea of Plenty Periodically restores 4% HP to entire party while at max Affinity. Periodically restores 8% HP to entire party while at max Affinity.

Field Skills[edit]

Name Description
Water Mastery The power of a Water Blade.
Forestry Knowledge related to trees.
Fortitude The power to endure hardships. It even helps cope with boring jobs.

Affinity Chart[edit]

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Key affinity condition (unlocked) Increase Trust. (x100) Increase Trust. (x1,100) Increase Trust. (x3,300) Increase Trust. (x7,800)
Reward text I can do better, I know it. Think I'm looking more powerful? I gotta get strong enough to protect you all. I'd do anything to protect you guys.
Reward Truth XC2 thought icon Truth.png x200 Truth XC2 thought icon Truth.png x300 Truth XC2 thought icon Truth.png x500 Truth XC2 thought icon Truth.png x800
XC2 Affinity Chart icon Blade Special.png
Last Hope
Effect Restores 10% HP of damage dealt when a Special connects. Restores 12% HP of damage dealt when a Special connects. Restores 15% HP of damage dealt when a Special connects. Restores 17% HP of damage dealt when a Special connects. Restores 20% HP of damage dealt when a Special connects.
Condition (unlocked) Use a Special and heal a certain amount of HP. (x40,000) Use Last Hope. (x11) Perform a Blade Combo. (x10) Use Specials to heal a certain amount of HP in total. (x400,000)
Reward text I got you covered for healing and stuff, yeah? I got the power and I know what to do with it! You ain't seen nothing yet! What'd you lot do without me, huh? Die of your injuries, that's what!
Reward 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
XC2 Affinity Chart icon Blade Special.png
Merciful Heart
Effect Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 60% chance to spawn 2. Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 70% chance to spawn 2. Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 80% chance to spawn 2. Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 90% chance to spawn 2. Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 100% chance to spawn 2.
Condition (unlocked) Defeat a Moist Upa at Spirit Crucible Elpys. (x5)
Revealed after the party enters Spirit Crucible Elpys.
Use a Special and heal a certain amount of HP in total. (x80,000) Use Merciful Heart. (x9) Defeat a Kustal Sovereign at the World Tree. (x5)
Revealed after the party enters the World Tree
Reward text I wouldn't be up to much if I couldn't see off a lame opponent like that! Sure if you get messed up, I'll help you out. But try not to do anything stupid... I'm getting better all the time! Just as well... Good fight! Face it, with me on our side, we're never gonna lose!
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
Redeeming Strike
Effect When landing a hit, restores 30% of damage dealt to the whole party. When landing a hit, restores 35% of damage dealt to the whole party. When landing a hit, restores 40% of damage dealt to the whole party. When landing a hit, restores 45% of damage dealt to the whole party. When landing a hit, restores 50% of damage dealt to the whole party.
Condition (unlocked) Use Redeeming Strike. (x5) Defeat a Dusky Riik at Spirit Crucible Elpys. (x5)
Revealed after the party enters Spirit Crucible Elpys.
Use Specials to heal a certain amount of HP in total. (x160,000) Use Redeeming Strike. (x8)
Reward text Gotta admit, I can really handle myself now! I bet I'll put you all to shame in the next battle! I'm gonna whip something special out in the next battle. That's a promise. Seems like I spend my whole life patching you dolts up. What's up with you? If you've got any doubts, just watch me in action!
Reward 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 Blade Skill.png
Sea of Plenty
Effect Periodically restores 4% HP to entire party while at max Affinity. Periodically restores 5% HP to entire party while at max Affinity. Periodically restores 6% HP to entire party while at max Affinity. Periodically restores 7% HP to entire party while at max Affinity. Periodically restores 8% HP to entire party while at max Affinity.
Condition Raise Affinity in combat. (x3) Raise Affinity in combat. (x2) Speak to Nia at the inn in Tantal to view the Heart-to-Heart "Tending to Turters".
Revealed after chapter 10 begins
Raise Affinity in combat. (x6) Sell items and earn money. (x400,000)
Reward text I learned something new today. We can do it if we work together. That's the spirit, Shellhead. Keep aiming for new heights of stupidity. I won't let anything happen to you guys... That's a decent wad of cash. I hope you didn't sell anything we needed.
Reward Compassion XC2 thought icon Compassion.png x100 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 Skill.png
Instant Regen
Effect Adds 25% chance of restoring 4% HP after taking a hit. Adds 25% chance of restoring 6% HP after taking a hit. Adds 25% chance of restoring 8% HP after taking a hit. Adds 25% chance of restoring 10% HP after taking a hit. Adds 25% chance of restoring 12% HP after taking a hit.
Condition (unlocked) Block an attack. (x5) Block an attack. (x7) At Rex's Secret Base in Leftheria, view the Heart-to-Heart "Little Rex".
Revealed after the party enters the Cloudway in Leftheria
Fall from a high place. (unit in peds). (x250)
Reward text I'm even stronger than I was before. Yeah! I feel even stronger! Can't wait for the next battle! So, Rex was the same even when he was little. Makes sense... Hey, you know I hate heights! I hope no one broke anything!
Reward Truth XC2 thought icon Truth.png x200 Truth XC2 thought icon Truth.png x300 Truth XC2 thought icon Truth.png x500 Truth XC2 thought icon Truth.png x800
XC2 Affinity Chart icon Blade Skill.png
Cellular Stimulus
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 Perform a Driver Combo. (It's enough to just be present.) (x2) Use a Chain Attack. (x2) Perform a Blade Combo. (x7) Perform a Driver Combo. (It's enough to just be present.) (x10) Get money. (x600,000)
Reward text Now wasn't that quite something? Nothing like a decent combo, huh? Get a load of the power of water! Leave it to me. I got your back. We've collected a lot of money... But shouldn't we have more? Did we spend it?
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
Water Mastery
Effect The power of a Water Blade.
Condition (unlocked) Use Nia's favorite pouch items. (Seafood category) (x4) Use Nia's favorite pouch item from the Vegetables category. (x4)
Reward text Lovely. I'm sure I fight better after I've had a little taste of something good. Ah, it's gotta be Snowbaby Potato Salad. Ever tried it?
Reward Bravery XC2 thought icon Bravery.png x200 Bravery XC2 thought icon Bravery.png x500

XC2 Affinity Chart icon Field Skill.png
Forestry
Effect Knowledge related to trees.
Condition (unlocked) Acquire Tree items from the Collectibles list. (x25) Acquire Tree items from the Collectibles list. (x30)
Reward text Who'd have thought there'd be so much to learn about trees? I'm a bit of an expert on this stuff now. So I'll be even more indispensable!
Reward Bravery XC2 thought icon Bravery.png x300 Bravery XC2 thought icon Bravery.png x800
XC2 Affinity Chart icon Field Skill.png
Fortitude
Effect The power to endure hardships. It even helps cope with boring jobs.
Condition (unlocked) Engage in combat alongside Pyra or Mythra. (x10) Engage in combat alongside Pyra or Mythra. (x15)
Reward text Pyra! Mythra! I feel like we can take on anything together! I feel way better having Pyra and Mythra around.
Reward Truth XC2 thought icon Truth.png x300 Truth XC2 thought icon Truth.png x800

Trivia[edit]

  • The maximum amount of Trust Nia can start with after Spirit Crucible Elpys, assuming the correct choices were made in the relevant Heart-to-Hearts, is 1,700 Trust. The maximum amount of Trust she can receive from Heart-to-Hearts is 2,400 Trust.

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