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Rear Guard Art

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Rear Guard Arts are a combat mechanic in Torna ~ The Golden Country. They are performed by the characters in the Rear Guard, and occur automatically without character input. The main-game Xenoblade Chronicles 2 equivalent are Blade Arts.

Overview[edit]

Rear Guard Arts provide a variety of effects: several are direct attacks on the currently-targeted enemy, while others directly debuff the enemy or buff the Vanguard character.

Rear Guard Arts, like Vanguard Arts, come in six levels, and can be levelled up to level 5 using WP. The effective level of a Rear Guard Art goes up by one when the Driver and Blade are at maximum Affinity; this (in conjunction with a level 5 Rear Guard Art) is the only way of using Rear Guard Arts at level 6. Rear Guard Arts at higher levels typically have lower cooldown (albeit still substantially greater than that of Vanguard Arts), deal greater damage, and/or have more effective special effects.

List of Rear Guard Arts[edit]

Art Character Type Effect (level 1) Effect (level MAX)
XC2 driver art icon type 1 range 2 overlay 0.png Spindle Step Lora Physical No special effects. No special effects.
XC2 driver art icon type 6 range 2 overlay 1.png Moondance Lora Ether Lowers enemy resist rate. Lowers enemy resist rate.
XC2 driver art icon type 10 range 0 overlay 0.png Sundance Lora Buff Increases backstab dmg; halves aggro. Increases backstab dmg; halves aggro.
XC2 driver art icon react 5 range 1 overlay 0.png Fury Wave Addam Ether No special effects. No special effects.
XC2 driver art icon type 1 range 0 overlay 6.png Shadow Thrust Addam Physical Reduces 20% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit. Reduces 30% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit.
XC2 driver art icon type 3 range 0 overlay 4.png Edgestrike Addam Physical Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 50%. Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 75%.
XC2 driver art icon type 2 range 1 overlay 10.png Adamant Arm Hugo Physical Increases damage dealt to enemies targeting user by 50%. Increases damage dealt to enemies targeting user by 100%.
XC2 driver art icon type 10 range 0 overlay 0.png Imperial Challenge Hugo Buff Draw aggro from enemies in battle. Draw aggro from enemies in battle.
XC2 driver art icon type 10 range 0 overlay 0.png Banishment Hugo Buff Cancels debuffs from enemies. Cancels debuffs from enemies.
XC2 driver art icon type 4 range 0 overlay 4.png Freezebomb Jin Ether Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 50%. Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 75%.
XC2 driver art icon type 7 range 1 overlay 4.png Skycleave Jin Ether Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 50%. Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 75%.
XC2 driver art icon type 5 range 1 overlay 0.png Frostbreak Jin Ether No special effects. No special effects.
XC2 driver art icon type 10 range 0 overlay 0.png Gentle Zephyr Haze Buff Cancels debuffs from enemies. Cancels debuffs from enemies.
XC2 driver art icon type 6 range 2 overlay 1.png Baric Blast Haze Ether Lowers enemy ether defense. Lowers enemy ether defense.
XC2 driver art icon type 7 range 0 overlay 1.png Fierce Tempest Haze Ether Adds a 60% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack.
XC2 driver art icon react 5 range 2 overlay 0.png Radiance Bomb Mythra Ether No special effects. No special effects.
XC2 driver art icon type 10 range 0 overlay 0.png Spectral Halo Mythra Buff Increases critical hit rate. Increases critical hit rate.
XC2 driver art icon type 10 range 0 overlay 0.png Aureole Mythra Buff Boosts Arts recharge from auto-attack. Boosts Arts recharge from auto-attack.
XC2 driver art icon type 10 range 0 overlay 0.png Hilo Minoth Buff Boosts power of next Art. Boosts power of next Art.
XC2 driver art icon type 5 range 0 overlay 6.png Libre Minoth Ether Reduces 20% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit. Reduces 30% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit.
XC2 driver art icon type 10 range 0 overlay 0.png Dorso Minoth Buff Increases accuracy. Increases accuracy.
XC2 driver art icon type 4 range 2 overlay 0.png Crucible Brighid Ether No special effects. No special effects.
XC2 driver art icon type 5 range 0 overlay 6.png Dance of Flame Brighid Ether Increases aggro drawn from Arts and Specials by 50%. Increases aggro drawn from Arts and Specials by 100%.
XC2 driver art icon type 6 range 0 overlay 1.png Shadowflare Brighid Ether Lowers enemy physical defense. Lowers enemy physical defense.
XC2 driver art icon type 7 range 1 overlay 8.png Waterspout Aegaeon Ether Increases damage dealt by 100% when HP is 90% or higher. Increases damage dealt by 150% when HP is 90% or higher.
XC2 driver art icon type 10 range 0 overlay 0.png Quicksilver Aegaeon Buff Erects a barrier that absorbs fixed dmg. Erects a barrier that absorbs fixed dmg.
XC2 driver art icon type 10 range 0 overlay 0.png Becalm Aegaeon Buff Nullifies one reaction. Nullifies one reaction.

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The editor who added this tag elaborates: Enhance Arts screen, appearance during combat