Spike (XC1)

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Spikes are an enemy defensive mechanic in Xenoblade Chronicles. An enemy that possesses a spike is able to automatically deal damage or inflict status on anyone that approaches or attacks it.

There are two types of spike triggers:

  • Counter spikes trigger every time the enemy is attacked, if the opponent is within range.
  • Range spikes trigger every five seconds that an opponent is within range.

Spikes can have two effects: damage or status. (There is nothing stopping a spike from having both, but none do.) Damage spikes deal a fixed amount of damage unaffected by normal forms of defence, while status spikes apply a status or debuff that lasts for 10 seconds. The effects of damage spikes can be countered with Spike Defence gems or Melia's Rejection of Evil skill. The effects of status spikes can be countered with debuff-resisting gems.

Usually, spikes are disabled when the enemy is toppled, so toppling them is an effective way of dealing with the spike. However, some enemies have inverted spikes, which are instead only active when the enemy is toppled, and so it is inadvisable to topple such enemies. Party members will tend to avoid toppling such enemies unless the player has chosen to do so. All spikes are disabled if the enemy is dazed or debuffed by Aura Seal, making Monado Purge a simple (if taxing) countermeasure.

The in-game tutorial on spikes lists the categories of spike as "counter spike" (triggers when attacked), "down spike" (triggers when attacked if toppled), and "close spike" (triggers if within range), which is not strictly incorrect as there are no enemies with an inverted range spike.

In the original version, there is no way to know whether an enemy has a spike or what it is until it takes effect. In the Definitive Edition, a purple spiky border is displayed around an enemy's targetted nametag when a spike of any sort is active; it does not distinguish between the types of spikes, or reveal that an enemy has a topple spike before it is toppled.

List of enemies with spikes[edit]

Enemy Spike type Spike range Spike damage Spike effect
Abnormal Clone Barg Counter (inverted) 8m 0 15XC1 Icon Status Daze.png Daze
Ageless Moabit Counter (normal) 8m 0 84XC1 Icon Debuff Ether Down.png Ether Down 25%
Agile Barbatos Counter (normal) 8m 420 0None
Ancient Daedala Range (normal) 10m 1260 0None
Avalanche Abaasy (normal) Counter (normal) 15m 0 220XC1 icon death skull.png Instant Death 100%
Azul Andos Counter (inverted) 8m 570 0None
Babel Deinos Counter (inverted) 8m 1300 0None
Babeli Barg Counter (inverted) 8m 1410 0None
Bagrus Nebula (Bionis' Shoulder) Counter (normal) 8m 0 82XC1 Icon Debuff Strength Down.png Strength Down 25%
Bagrus Nebula (Makna Forest) Counter (normal) 8m 0 82XC1 Icon Debuff Strength Down.png Strength Down 25%
Beautiful Vagul Counter (normal) 8m 0 60XC1 Icon Debuff Phys Def Down.png Physical Defence Down 25%
Benevolent Aim Counter (inverted) 8m 1130 0None
Blizzard Belgazas (normal) Counter (inverted) 35m 2540 0None
Blizzard Belgazas (time attack) Counter (inverted) 35m 1800 0None
Bono Nebula Counter (normal) 8m 0 83XC1 Icon Debuff Agility Down.png Agility Down 25%
Breezy Zolos Counter (normal) 8m 250 0None
Bulganon Nebula Counter (normal) 8m 0 60XC1 Icon Debuff Phys Def Down.png Physical Defence Down 25%
Buono Nebula Counter (normal) 8m 0 61XC1 Icon Debuff Ether Def Down.png Ether Defence Down 25%
Buoyant Rostein Counter (inverted) 8m 280 0None
Caris Nebula (Bionis' Shoulder) Counter (normal) 8m 0 84XC1 Icon Debuff Ether Down.png Ether Down 25%
Caris Nebula (Makna Forest) Counter (normal) 8m 0 84XC1 Icon Debuff Ether Down.png Ether Down 25%
Caustic Naquatra Counter (normal) 15m 0 7XC1 Icon Debuff Paralysis.png Paralysis 0%
Chimai Selua Counter (inverted) 10m 1350 0None
Commander Oracion Counter (normal) 10m 560 0None
Contemptuous Greymane Counter (inverted) 10m 370 0None
Corladio Apis (Bionis' Shoulder) Counter (normal) 8m 0 83XC1 Icon Debuff Agility Down.png Agility Down 15%
Corriente Krabble Counter (inverted) 8m 950 0None
Cratere Nebula Counter (normal) 8m 0 82XC1 Icon Debuff Strength Down.png Strength Down 25%
Demon Pavlovsk Counter (inverted) 15m 1200 0None
Disciple Dickson (part 1) Counter (normal) 8m 0 7XC1 Icon Debuff Paralysis.png Paralysis 25%
Disciple Dickson (part 2) Counter (normal) 8m 0 7XC1 Icon Debuff Paralysis.png Paralysis 25%
Dozy Eluca Counter (inverted) 8m 300 0None
Dragon King Alcar Counter (normal) 15m 450 0None
Emeraude Nebula Counter (normal) 8m 0 83XC1 Icon Debuff Agility Down.png Agility Down 25%
Erratic Goliante (XC1) Counter (inverted) 10m 2280 0None
Experimental M86 Counter (normal) 8m 710 0None
Exterminator/EMBER Counter (inverted) 10m 1200 0None
Feltl Eks Counter (normal) 8m 800 0None
Final Marcus Range (normal) 10m 640 0None
Firework Geldesia Counter (normal) 15m 0 15XC1 Icon Status Daze.png Daze
Fiume Nebula Counter (normal) 8m 0 61XC1 Icon Debuff Ether Def Down.png Ether Defence Down 25%
Flabbergasted Jerome Counter (normal) 8m 0 61XC1 Icon Debuff Ether Def Down.png Ether Defence Down 25%
Gloria Slobos Counter (normal) 10m 850 0None
Glow Deinos Counter (inverted) 8m 310 0None
Gracile Nebula Counter (normal) 8m 0 4XC1 Icon Debuff Slow.png Slow 50%
Highborn Alexandra Counter (normal) 8m 230 0None
Hista Aries Counter (inverted) 8m 0 7XC1 Icon Debuff Paralysis.png Paralysis 75%
Immovable Gonzalez (XC1, normal) Range (normal) 13m 590 0None
Immovable Gonzalez (time attack) Range (normal) 13m 500 0None
Indomitable Daulton Counter (inverted) 10m 2000 0None
Inferno Deinos (Bionis' Shoulder, normal) Counter (inverted) 8m 190 0None
Inferno Deinos (Fogbeast) Counter (inverted) 8m 210 0None
Inferno Deinos (Makna Forest) Counter (inverted) 8m 420 0None
Inferno Deinos (time attack) Counter (inverted) 8m 420 0None
Inferno Heinrich Counter (inverted) 8m 1690 0None
Kamikaze Bune Counter (normal) 8m 0 7XC1 Icon Debuff Paralysis.png Paralysis 75%
Klanis Apis (Bionis' Shoulder) Counter (normal) 8m 0 83XC1 Icon Debuff Agility Down.png Agility Down 15%
Krawla Slobos Counter (inverted) 8m 780 0None
Krawla Slobos (Bionis' Shoulder) Counter (inverted) 8m 200 0None
Lazy Bluco Counter (inverted) 8m 630 0None
Lightning Ronove Counter (normal) 8m 480 0None
Lightspeed Sonid Counter (normal) 8m 400 0None
Lograt Kromar Counter (inverted) 8m 1600 0None
M82X Melee Unit Counter (inverted) 8m 870 0None
M84/GRUNT Counter (inverted) 8m 1000 0None
M85 Meteor Artillery Counter (inverted) 8m 990 0None
M85 Sergeant Counter (inverted) 8m 900 0None
M87/GRAND Counter (inverted) 8m 1100 0None
M88 Watchtower Counter (inverted) 8m 900 0None
M88/RAPID Counter (inverted) 8m 1100 0None
M88/WORST Counter (inverted) 8m 1100 0None
Magnificent Digalus Counter (normal) 15m 0 16XC1 Icon Status Topple.png Topple
Majestic Clone Barg Counter (inverted) 8m 0 16XC1 Icon Status Topple.png Topple
Makna Eks (Bionis' Shoulder) Counter (inverted) 8m 150 0None
Makna Eks (Makna Forest) Counter (inverted) 8m 420 0None
Makna Eluca Counter (inverted) 8m 400 0None
Master Obart Counter (inverted) 8m 1000 0None
Moonlight Paimon Counter (normal) 8m 0 82XC1 Icon Debuff Strength Down.png Strength Down 25%
Mystical Klesida Counter (normal) 8m 0 60XC1 Icon Debuff Phys Def Down.png Physical Defence Down 25%
Offensive Hover Unit Counter (normal) 8m 680 0None
Offensive Strike Unit Counter (normal) 8m 0 7XC1 Icon Debuff Paralysis.png Paralysis 75%
Officer Robusto Counter (inverted) 10m 1760 0None
Panasowa Arachno Counter (normal) 8m 0 60XC1 Icon Debuff Phys Def Down.png Physical Defence Down 25%
Perna Eluca (Bionis' Shoulder, normal) Counter (inverted) 8m 170 0None
Perna Eluca (Eryth Sea) Counter (inverted) 8m 510 0None
Perna Eluca (Fogbeast) Counter (inverted) 8m 250 0None
Plasma Deinos (Bionis' Shoulder) Counter (inverted) 8m 200 0None
Plasma Deinos (Makna Forest) Counter (inverted) 8m 410 0None
Plasma Deinos (time attack) Counter (inverted) 8m 410 0None
Plump Sprahda Counter (normal) 8m 0 6XC1 Icon Debuff Bind.png Bind
Powerful Eligos Counter (inverted) 8m 2070 0None
Primo Nova Counter (normal) 8m 0 61XC1 Icon Debuff Ether Def Down.png Ether Defence Down 25%
Prosecutor Davrum Counter (normal) 15m 400 0None
Prosperous Zepar Counter (inverted) 8m 0 6XC1 Icon Debuff Bind.png Bind
Quarto Nova Counter (normal) 8m 0 82XC1 Icon Debuff Strength Down.png Strength Down 25%
Quinto Nova Counter (normal) 8m 0 7XC1 Icon Debuff Paralysis.png Paralysis 75%
Radiant Pterix Counter (normal) 13m 0 6XC1 Icon Debuff Bind.png Bind
Randa Nebula Counter (normal) 8m 0 84XC1 Icon Debuff Ether Down.png Ether Down 25%
Reckless Galdon Counter (normal) 8m 0 61XC1 Icon Debuff Ether Def Down.png Ether Defence Down 25%
Reckless Zanden Range (normal) 18m 590 0None
Reef Nebula (Alcamoth) Counter (normal) 8m 0 4XC1 Icon Debuff Slow.png Slow 50%
Reef Nebula (Valak Mountain) Counter (normal) 8m 0 4XC1 Icon Debuff Slow.png Slow 50%
Revolutionary Bifrons (normal) Counter (normal) 8m 520 0None
Revolutionary Bifrons (time attack) Counter (normal) 8m 300 0None
Saldox Nebula Counter (normal) 8m 0 7XC1 Icon Debuff Paralysis.png Paralysis 75%
Sanjibal Behemoth Counter (inverted) 15m 1450 0None
Secondo Nova Counter (normal) 8m 0 83XC1 Icon Debuff Agility Down.png Agility Down 25%
Serene Imlaly Counter (normal) 8m 710 0None
Setor Eks Counter (normal) 8m 750 0None
Setor Eks (Bionis's Shoulder, normal) Counter (normal) 8m 180 0None
Setor Eks (Fogbeast) Counter (normal) 8m 250 0None
Shimmering Forte (normal) Counter (normal) 8m 210 0None
Shimmering Forte (time attack) Counter (normal) 8m 500 0None
Sinful Lamorak Counter (normal) 8m 590 0None
Solare Nebula Counter (normal) 8m 0 7XC1 Icon Debuff Paralysis.png Paralysis 75%
Sonicia Gogol Counter (normal) 8m 750 0None
Stella Eks Counter (inverted) 8m 660 0None
Stormy Belagon Counter (normal) 8m 0 9XC1 Icon Status Asleep.png Sleep
Subterranean Zomar Counter (inverted) 8m 800 0None
Temporal Gawain Counter (inverted) 10m 1520 0None
Territorial Rotbart (XC1, normal) Counter (inverted) 10m 1800 0None
Territorial Rotbart (time attack) Counter (inverted) 10m 1500 0None
Tranquil Morax Counter (inverted) 8m 0 9XC1 Icon Status Asleep.png Sleep
Ucan Nebula Counter (normal) 8m 0 82XC1 Icon Debuff Strength Down.png Strength Down 25%
Uragano Nebula Counter (normal) 8m 0 83XC1 Icon Debuff Agility Down.png Agility Down 25%
Vague Barbas Counter (normal) 8m 0 6XC1 Icon Debuff Bind.png Bind
Venaes Nebula Counter (normal) 8m 0 61XC1 Icon Debuff Ether Def Down.png Ether Defence Down 25%
Venerable Focalor Counter (inverted) 10m 1450 0None
Wandering Amon Counter (normal) 8m 1000 0None
Wise Gremory Counter (normal) 10m 630 0None
Woeful Upa Counter (normal) 8m 0 61XC1 Icon Debuff Ether Def Down.png Ether Defence Down 25%
Wrathful Orobas Counter (inverted) 8m 1640 0None
Young Brog Counter (inverted) 8m 1750 0None
Zanza Guardian (part 2) Range (normal) 8m 0 7XC1 Icon Debuff Paralysis.png Paralysis 25%
Zanza Guardian (part 3) Range (normal) 8m 0 7XC1 Icon Debuff Paralysis.png Paralysis 25%
Zegia Ories Counter (inverted) 8m 720 0None
Zeldi Kromar Counter (normal) 8m 600 0None

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