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Battle Arts are battle mechanics in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. They are attacks that can do more damage than a regular attack. They can also heal or buff an ally, and afflict debuffs on a foe. All characters and enemies have Battle Arts. Usage of Battle Arts is restricted by a cooldown mechanic; once a Battle Art has been used, it cannot (usually) be used again until a certain number of Auto Attacks.

Driver Arts

They are special techniques with a variety of effects. After having performed a certain number of Auto Attacks in a row, Drivers can unleash Arts. The damage inflicted depends on the enemy's vulnerability as well as the angle of attack.

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Rex using Electra's mallet and unleashing a Driver Art. Nia using Electra's mallet and unleashing a different Driver Art.


Even though Drivers are bonded to the same Blade and uses the same weapons, for example Rex and Nia using Electra's mallet, they will have different Driver Arts. A same weapon thus leads to various powers and effects depending on the Driver.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Driver Arts (Nintendo Switch)

Driver Arts mechanism

Unique weapons

Driver Arts Effect
Rex Anchor Shot Topple / HP Potion
Sword Bash Back Attack ↑
Double Spinning Edge Side Attack ↑
Rolling Smash AOE / Aggro down


Driver Arts Effect
Tora Rigid Shield Defense
Big Boost Topple / Low HP ↑
Spinning Cutter AOE / Aggro up
Steady Drill Launched ↑

Driver Arts Effect
Zeke Stratospheric Thunder Launch
Overload Thunder Beam AOE / Machine ↑
Dynamic Spark Sword Knockback / Front ↑

Driver Arts Effect
Tora Dented Shield
Pow-Pow Cannon
Scattershot

Normal weapons

Driver Arts Effect
Rex Touchdown HP Potion
Brave Throw Toppled ↑
Strong Shoot Full Attack Recovery
Mighty Ball
Nia Dolphin Spin HP Potion
Healing Circle Heal Party
Falcon Turn Toppled↑
Acrobat Bomber AOE / Break

Driver Arts Effect
Rex Sword Uppercut Break
Feral Blade AOE / Aggro Up
Breakdown Aggroed ↑
Dual Slash Evasion
Nia Deathbound Humanoid ↑
Scorpion Tail Evasion
Wolf Fang Aggroed ↑
Triple Flash AOE / Aggro ↑
Zeke Shadow Strike AOE / Evasion
Mind Sword Front Attack ↑
Soaring Round Edge AOE / Aggro ↑

Driver Arts Effect
Rex Daring Shot High HP ↑
Armor Crusher Launched ↑ / Pierce
Grenade Launcher AOE / Blowdown
Wild Volley Damage Ratio Auto-Attack ↑
Zeke Full Throttle Big Gun Break / Pierce
Reckless Gatling Cancel ↑
Extreme Wind Cannon AOE / Knockback

Driver Arts Effect
Rex Strong Smash Toppled ↑
Axe Twist AOE / Aquatic ↑
Power Swipe Launch
Bold Tackle Critical recharge
Nia Brutal Edge Topple
Rhino Assault Critical Recast
Bear Smash Toppled↑

Driver Arts Effect
Rex Feral Uppercut Blowdown / Cancel ↑
Grand Smash HP Potion
Mach Straight Punch Back Attack ↑
Bullet Punch AOE
Nia Jackal Claw Cancel ↑
Comet Punch AOE Launch
Raptor Beat Knockback / Side Attack ↑
Zeke Strong Arm Lariat Topple
Furious Drop Kick Blowdown / Back Attack ↑
Bomb Knuckle AOE / HP Potion

Driver Arts Effect
Rex Strong Horn High HP ↑
Power Spike Break / Side Attack ↑
Heavy Hitter Aggro Down
Feral Spin
Nia Vulture Beak High HP ↑
Gyro Break AOE / Insect ↑
Raptor Raid Back Attack ↑
Zeke Furious Swing Side Attack ↑
Meteor Lance Back Attack ↑
Full Power Smash Smash
Mòrag Crown Splitter

Driver Arts Effect
Rex Iron Wall Defense
Diving Swing AOE / Aggro Up
Power Hammer Front Attack ↑
Mighty Beat
Nia Rainbow Smash Front Attack ↑
Elephant Press AOE / Aggro Up
Buckler Slam AOE / Toppled↑
Zeke Behemoth Uppercut

Driver Arts Effect
Rex Wide Slash Side Attack ↑
Strong Saucer HP Potion
Eightfold Edge Damage to Beasts ↑
Spin of Bravery
Nia Butterfly Blade Break
Jaguar Slash HP Potion
Healing Halo Heal Party
Gemini Loop Side Attack ↑

Blade Arts

Each Blade has a unique set of Battle Arts they endow their Drivers when selected. They support Drivers from a safe distance. They can grant attack power, take aggro to defend allies or heal allies while attacking.

Art Blades Effect
Absorb Damage Gorg
Newt
Electra
Erects a barrier that absorbs fixed dmg.
Accuracy Up Nim
Pyra
Dromarch
Aegaeon
Agate
Boreas
Perun
Azami
Nim
Adenine
Increases accuracy
Arts Plus Godfrey
Pandoria
Pyra
Wulfric
Roc
Vale
Azami
Sheba
Boosts power of next Driver Art
Back Attack Up Kora
Nim
Roc
Vale
Nim
Sheba
Floren
Increases backstab damage; halves aggro
Critical Up Perceval
Wulfric
Mythra
Vale
Agate
Sheba
Increases critical hit rate
Debuff Cancel Dromarch
Perun
Ursula
Adenine
Finch
Floren
Cancels debuffs from enemies
Draw Aggro Godfrey
Brighid
Newt
Electra
Finch
Draws aggro from enemies in battle
Recharge Boost Pandoria
Mythra
Boreas
Boosts Arts recharge from auto-attack
Nullify Reaction Aegaeon
Gorg
Perun
Newt
Finch
Nullifies one reaction

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