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Mechon M87 Prototype          
Area(s) Fallen Arm (Wreckage Beach)  
Type Mechon Level(s) 105  
Respawn Yes Movement Type Ground  
Detection Type Sight Kindred No  
View Angle 360° View Distance 60 M  
EXP 88,003 AP 860  
Spawn Time Any, after completing the Mechonis Core  

The Ancient Daedala is one of the five Superbosses in Xenoblade Chronicles. It is a Unique Monster, it can be found at level 105 near Wreckage Beach on the Fallen Arm. As with the other Superbosses except Final Marcus, it appears after the events at the Mechonis Core.

As a Mechon, it cannot be harmed by regular weapons unless it is Toppled or unless those weapons have been enchanted by the Monado, and as a large Mechon, it cannot be inflicted with Break outside of a Chain Attack. Like other Superbosses, it is immune to Daze.

It is the only enemy in the game that drops Heat Sink cylinders, a crystal type which cannot be found in any ether deposit. It is also the only enemy to possess Rank V Night Vision cylinders.


HP Strength Ether Agility Double Attack Rate Critical Hit Rate Physical Defence % Ether Defence % Defence Direction
427,400 2,400 2,200 80 0 10 40 30 All Directions


Art Attribute Multiplier Hits Range Effect Knockback Blowdown/Daze
Bolt ScrewPhysical2.4 - 2.81Single--Yes/Yes
RivoluzionePhysical1.8 - 2.01SingleBleedYes-
VentoPhysical0.75 - 0.901Frontal ArcTopple--
Strano ※1Physical1.2 - 1.41SingleMax HP Down--
Conquista XTalent (Physical)1.35 - 1.61SingleBleed--
Laser ※2Ether2.7 - 3.21Frontal Line-Yes-

※1 Daedala will only use this art when the target with the aggro ring is toppled.
※2 Daedala will only use this art when the target is far away from it.
※3 Daedala will activate its craze aura when its health is less than 30% of its total HP.


Spike Type Range Damage/Debuff
Range 10 M 1,260 Damage


Break Lock-On Physical Defence ▼ Agility ▼
Topple Bind Ether Defence ▼ Aura Seal
Daze × Paralysis Attack Power ▼ × Arts Seal ×
Sleep × Slow Ether Power ▼ Death ×

△ = 70% resistance
▲ = 100% resistance unless certain conditions are met
◇ = 70% resistance, but no resistance during chain attack
◆ = 100% resistance, but no resistance during chain attack
○ = no resistance
× = immune



Wood Silver Gold
0% 0% 100%


Materials Dated Plate 75%
Veritas Glyph 25%


Note: This enemy does not drop weapons or armour in silver chests.

Rare Earth Cylinder (V) Night Vision V 50%
Rare Ice Cylinder (V) Heat Sink V 50%


Note: This enemy does not drop non-unique weapons in gold chests.

Unique Weapons Chosen One 5.8%
Longevity Biter 5.5%
Banquet Biter 4.8%
Alcor Staff 3.2%
Infinity 1.7%
Unique Armours Glory Leggings 14.4%
Glory Boots 14.1%
Glory Gauntlets 13.4%
Glory Armour 7.7%
Glory Gear 3.1%
Advanced Art Books Summon Wind 12%
Wild Down 8.1%
Summon Bolt 4.3%
Serene Heart 2%


  • Some names of its attacks (Rivoluzione, Strano, Vento) are in Italian.
  • The Daedala was a festival in ancient Greece that celebrated the goddess Hera.


Daedala Battle - Level 53 PT (Reyn, Riki, Dunban; No Topple, No 4th/5th Skill Trees, etc.). Last Stand loop.

Daedala Battle (Level 61 Party Members, No Topple, One chain attack kill)

Engaging Daedala

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