As players make their way through Xenoblade Chronicles 2, they’re sure to come across several Blades that can be equipped and used in battle by their Drivers. Like any collectible item in video games, there are different types of Blades available, including different rarities, and in this article we’ll show you how to unlock rare Blades in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as well as how to obtain rare Blades in the game, as well as go over which Field Skills they have available to them when you have them equipped.

How to Unlock All Rare Blades

We’ve already talked about which Blades are the best Blades, but now it’s time to show you how to get every rare Blade in the Switch’s newest JRPG, Xenoblade Chronicles 2. To make this guide easy to follow, we’ve included how to unlock every rare Blade, as well as which Drivers can use them, and even what Field Skills they have available.

Please keep in mind that this guide does contain some spoilers, so players who don’t want any story elements spoiled should avoid it until they’re ready to face those possible spoilers.

Pyra

  • How to Unlock: Unlocked during the main story.
  • Drivers: Only useable by Rex.
  • Field Skills: Fire Mastery, Cooking, Focus

Mythra

  • How to Unlock: Unlocked during the main story.
  • Drivers: Useable by Rex.
  • Field Skills: Girls’ Talk, Fire Mastery, Focus

Dromarch

  • How to Unlock: Acquired through the main story.
  • Drivers: Only useable by Nia.
  • Field Skills: Botany, Ancient Wisdom, Water Mastery

Poppi Alpha

  • How to Unlock: Unlocked during the main story.
  • Drivers: Only useable by Tora.
  • Field Skills: Nopon Wisdom, Superstrength, Leaping

Poppi QT

  • How to Unlock: Unlocked during the main story.
  • Drivers: Useable by Tora.
  • Field Skills: Argonomy, Fortitude, Lockpicking

Poppi QT Pi

  • How to Unlock: Complete side quest ‘Powered-Up Poppi’.
  • Drivers: Equippable by Tora.
  • Field Skills: Forestry, Keen Eye, Ancient Wisdom

Roc

  • How to Unlock: Acquired during the main story.
  • Drivers: Useable by Vandham and Rex.
  • Field Skills: Lockpicking, Miasmi Dispersal, Wind Mastery

Brighid

  • How to Unlock: Unlocked in the main story.
  • Drivers: Can only be used by Morag.
  • Field Skills: Keen Eye, Mineralogy, Fire Mastery

Pandoria

  • How to Unlock: Unlocked by playing the main story.
  • Drivers: Useable by Zeke.
  • Field Skills: Lockpicking, Electric Mastery, Ichthyology

Nia

  • How to Unlock: Unlocked during the main story.
  • Drivers: Useable by Rex.
  • Field Skills: Forestry, Fortitude, Water Mastery

Aegaeon

  • How to Unlock: Unlocked through the main story.
  • Drivers: Useable by Morag.
  • Field Skills: Water Mastery, Ancient Wisdom, Leaping

Godfrey

  • How to Unlock: Unlocked by using a Common, Rare, or Legendary Core Crystal.
  • Drivers: Any.
  • Field Skills: Passionate Soul, Justice-Loving Soul, Kind Soul

Wulfric

  • How to Unlock: Unlocked by using the Beastly Core Crystal acquired in the main story.
  • Drivers: Any.
  • Field Skills: Earth Mastery, Focus, Superstrength

Perceval

  • How to Unlock: Use a Common, Rare, or Legendary Core Crystal.
  • Drivers: Any.
  • Field Skills: Leaping, Assassination, Dark Mastery

Vale

  • How to Unlock: Use a Common, Rare, or Legendary Core Crystal.
  • Drivers: Any.
  • Field Skills: Girl’s Talk, Dark Mastery

We’ll continue to update this guide with more rare Blades as we discover how to unlock them. For now, head back over and check out our guide on how to unlock new Blades, as well as our guide on how to level up quickly for more help.