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The Ancient Daedala (Japanese: 太古のデイダラ, Taiko no Deidara) 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.

Stats


Arts

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


Resistances

Break 100% ‡ Lock-On 0% Physical Def. ▼ 70% Agility ▼ 0%
Topple 100% ※ Bind 70% Ether Def. ▼ 70% Aura Seal 70%
Daze 100% Paralysis 70% Strength ▼ 100% Arts Seal 100%
Sleep 100% Slow 70% Ether ▼ 0% Death 100%

※ Except under certain conditions
‡ No resistance during a chain attack


Drops

Chests

Wood 0%
Silver 0%
Gold 100%

Wood

Materials
Dated Plate 75%
Veritas Glyph 25%

Silver

Cylinders
Night Vision V Earth 50%
Heat Sink V Ice 50%

Gold

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 Melia 12%
Wild Down Reyn 8.1%
Summon Bolt Melia 4.3%
Serene Heart Dunban 2%

Trivia

  • Some names of its attacks (Rivoluzione, Strano, Vento) are in Italian.
  • Daedala may be derived from daidala, finely crafted figurines attributed to the mythological craftsman Daedalus.
  • Daedala may be also derived from Daedala, a festival in ancient Greece that celebrated the goddess Hera, or Daedala a ancient Carian city and a Lycian mountain region.
  • In Project X Zone 2, a challenge quest pits the characters against ????????, which is a very large rusted Mechon located on the Fallen Arm. This is likely a reference to Ancient Daedala.

Videos

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

Daedala Exploit - Level 61 Party Members (Melia, Riki, Reyn). Stun in the wreckage.

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

Engaging Daedala

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