Welcome to the first part of my Xenoblade Chronicles X build guide(?) thing. This is for beginners, who may be looking for a way to take down some of the tougher tyrants, as well as veterans to X, who might just want to try something new. First off I just want to say that these guides will assume that you have maxed out all classes and completed every affinity mission, meaning you have every art and skill and they are all at max level. As for augments I"ll be mentioning the augments themselves but not the materials needed to craft them. If you have any questions about anything feel free to ask me. Lastly these are all going to be ground overdrive builds, not skell builds. Ok now that that"s out of the way let"s get stuck in. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )


Ah the good old Blossom Dance build, it felt wrong not to start with this one. While not nearly as cool as Dunban"s (obviously) Blossom Dance in X is one of the best arts out there, some might even say the best. Even without its op build it"s still a great art, it ignores the enemies attribute resistance, and staggers them.

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You get Blossom Dance from completing Nagi"s affinity mission: Reporting for Duty

The most common Blossom Dance build uses the Dual Guns and Longsword (obviously) with the arts: Offensive Stance, Zero Zero, Primer, Ghostwalker, Tornado Blade, True Stream Edge, Rising Blade, and Blossom Dance. These arts are great at keeping TP high which you"ll need since this build has 2 TP arts. However the boost in dps that Offensive stance gives you is incredible, with high potential and well worth the extra TP you need. Potential up is important for all builds but for this one go all in with potential on your armor and armor augments. For weapon augments, because this build is very TP hungry Arts: Gain TP is really good, otherwise go for Melee Attack up.


For skills, in this build you definitely want Aura Assault which boosts damage when an aura is active by 30%. And Supreme Sword which boosts the damage of melee combos by 100%!!! So if you use Offensive Stance, then a melee attack then Blossom Dance it"s damage will be boosted by 130%! Plus the boost from Offensive Stance, which depends on your potential. But it doesn"t stop there, if you"re in the drifter class you still have 3 slots left, enter the Ether Blossom Dance.


Lugalbanda the Wanderer-King, you get the Bewitched Glaive: Receding Rust from beating him

If you combine the Bewitched Glaive: Receding Rust, which deals ether damage, with the skills: Ether Boost, which boosts ether damage by 50%, and Core Crusher, which doesn"t let you do appendage damage, but in return boosts ether damage by 150%! that brings the total damage Blossom Dance can be boosted by, to an incredible 330%!!!! And that"s not even counting the massive boost Offensive Stance with lots of potential gives you, and on top of that overdrive increases your attack as well. With all of that it probably brings that number to somewhere around, at the least, +500% at the least.

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This build"s only real weakness is it can be hard to get rolling because of how much TP It uses. But that can be overcome by grinding out armor with Max TP up stats. And Offensive Stance making you take more damage is of no consequence when Ghostwalker makes you practically invincible. So yeah this build is kind of over powered to say the least. But it"s perfect for taking down high level tyrants and dealing tons of damage.

And that brings this first part to a close. Sorry it took so long, just wanted to make sure I had all the information straight. Anyway hope you enjoyed this, I had a lot of fun making it. Oh if you have a suggestion for next time let me know. Anyway till next time. Keep your pants on :jeans: :jeans: :jeans: :jeans: :jeans: :jeans: :jeans: