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Brighid (Japanese: カグツチ, Kagutsuchi) is a Special Legendary Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She is the Jewel of Mor Ardain and the most powerful Blade in the Empire. She can grant tremendous power to her Driver Mòrag and her allies. Brighid uses the fire element, wields Whipswords, and acts as a Tank in battle.

Story

As the Jewel of Mor Ardain, Brighid has been used as a Blade for countless years. She also keeps her thoughts in her journal, which is passed down from generation to generation, making her one of the few Blades to have some knowledge of her past lives. During the Aegis War, she fought against Malos with her driver Hugo and developed a friendly rivalry with Mythra.

Brighid is first seen as Captain Padraig fails to subdue Rex and Nia. With her help, Padraig is able to capture Nia and Dromarch, though interference from Tora allows Rex and Pyra to escape. She then meets up with Mòrag, her Driver, and the two interrogate Nia and learn the names of Rex and Pyra. Mòrag then begins spreading false rumors of Nia's execution to lure Rex and Pyra into her hands. Brighid later overhears Dughall's plan to capture the Aegis before Mòrag.

After the party subdues Dughall aboard the Titan Battleship, Mòrag and Brighid challenge them to a battle as they attempt to escape. Though they appear outmatched, Rex and Poppi are able to knock over a water tower, temporarily weakening Brighid and allowing them to escape. Brighid notes that Rex had good instincts, and the two agree to not chase after Rex, sensing their paths would cross again.

Mòrag and Brighid later return to Alba Cavanich to meet Emperor Niall and Aegaeon. Niall requests an audience with Rex, and Aegaeon informs the two about Jin hijacking an Ardanian Warship and stealing a large sum of Core Crystals. They also receive word about Senator Roderich's plan to resume excavating Judicium's Titan Weapons in Temperantia.

Rex encounters Mòrag and Brighid once more as Ardainian Soldiers mistake Poppi for Lila. After a brief battle, Niranira reveals that Poppi is not the real culprit; Brighid and her Driver agree on a truce until the true culprit is found. Brighid and Mòrag later appear at Bulge Harbor to assist Rex in fighting off Mikhail and Patroka. Brighid helps surround the members of Torna and introduces Fan la Norne as Goddess of the Praetorium. Brighid and her Driver then join the party as they travel to Indol.

As they stop in Fonsett Village, Brighid overhears a conversation between Pyra and Corinne where Pyra believes that Rex and all of Alrest would be better off without her. When Zeke challenges the party to a battle, Mòrag and Brighid refuse to partake in the battle, and Mòrag later introduces him as the prince of Tantal. As the party reaches Indol, Brighid shows Pyra her journal and advises that Pyra tell Rex everything instead of keeping him in the dark.

When the party receives word of an Ardainian Titan Weapon firing at Urayan forces in Temperantia, Mòrag and Brighid lead the party in the investigation. They discover Senator Roderich did not order the attack and deduce that it was the work of Jin. They later are able to stop the Titan Weapon, and Indol intervenes before war breaks out between the two nations. After Niall seemingly returns from the dead after Bana's failed assassination attempt, he orders Mòrag and Brighid to accompany Rex on the remainder of his quest, and gives them Aegaeon's Core Crystal.

When Rex appears in Anastatia's after having Pyra taken by Torna, he announces that he will leave for Argentum. Once Rex states that Pyra would be better off without him, Brighid slaps Rex and reveals the conversation where Pyra thought it'd be best if she were dead. With the help of Nia and Poppi, they convince Rex to stay and attend a meeting with King Eulogimenos.

After landing in the Land of Morytha, Brighid eventually meets up with Rex, Mythra, and Jin. Using his new power as the Master Driver, Rex temporarily uses Brighid as his Blade until they can reunite with the others. She is hesitant to work with Jin but eventually accepts. She later asks Jin if she is still the same Blade he knew during the Aegis War, to which he replies that she isn't. However, before Jin leaves on the Monoceros, he admits that she is still largely the same Blade.

Personality

Brighid, being the Blade of the Special Inquisitor of Mor Ardain and the Empire's strongest Blade, is a dutiful Blade to Morag. She is polite and strong-willed. She is also very wise and is attentive to the demands of both her and Morag's station; however, she will defer to Morag's decisions in conflicts. She shares a strong friendship and rivalry with Mythra, having recollected her time with the Aegis from her diary. She also expects to be treated with respect, and greatly disapproves of Tora's ideas of women.

Abilities

Blade Specials

  • Lv.1 - Heat Haze - Spin your weapon round and incinerate enemies within range.
  • Lv.2 - Will-o'-the-Wisp - Blue flames follow the enemy and deal damage.
  • Lv.3 - Swirling Dragon - Swing round your weapon and focus the attack on a single enemy.
  • Lv.4 - Azure III: Soulfire - Engulf the enemy in countless blue flames, reducing them to ashes.

Blade Arts

Battle Skills

  • War Pyre - Increases damage dealt for each attack Driver evades (max: 250%).
  • Firewalker - Improves evasion when HP is 30% or lower.
  • Dance of the Flames - Adds chance of evading ranged attacks.

Field Skills

  • Fire Mastery - Lv. 3
  • Keen Eye - Lv. 3
  • Mineralogy - Lv.3

Favorite Items

Affinity Chart

Type Name Skill Level Affinity Level Effect Prerequisite Count Flavor Text
Key Affinity Reward 1 1 Affinity Chart level 1 unlocked
2 2 Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 100 "I have awoken to new possibilities."
3 3 Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain. Increase Trust 1,300 "I'm getting stronger by the day... And acquiring new skills..."
4 4 Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 3,800 "I must record our journeys together in my journal."
5 5 Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 8,800 "I'll be able to to unleash my potential now. For that, I must thank you."
Blade Special Heat Haze 1 1 Increases aggro drawn from Specials by by 60%.
2 2 Increases aggro drawn from Specials by by 70%. Deal a certain amount of damage in one hit 800 "My skills are here to make your life easier!"
3 3 Increases aggro drawn from Specials by by 80%. Defeat a Brogen Feris in Temperantia 6 "Hardly a satisfying confrontation. Can we fight something more challenging next time?"
4 4 Increases aggro drawn from Specials by by 90%. Use Heat Haze 12 "If I may say, I think I've added a little more elegance to my skills."
5 5 Increases aggro drawn from Specials by by 100%. Deal a certain amount of damage in one hit 8,000 "I really feel that if we can make it this far, we can accomplish anything!"
Will-o'-the-Wisp 1 1 Increases damage to launched enemies by 100%
2 2 Increases damage to launched enemies by 110% Use Will-o'-the-Wisp 7 "It's fair to say that my skills have improved a little."
3 3 Increases damage to launched enemies by 120% Deal a certain amount of damage in one hit 2,400 "There's some real power behind my techniques now."
4 4 Increases damage to launched enemies by 130% Defeat a Heidl Taos at the Cliffs of Morytha 4 "Do you agree that I've gotten a little stronger of late?"
5 5 Increases damage to launched enemies by 150% Use Will-o'-the-Wisp 10 "We've come a long way. But is it far enough...?"
Swirling Dragon 1 1 Increases damage dealt by 100% when HP is 30% or less.
2 2 Increases damage dealt by 110% when HP is 30% or less. Defeat a Mayn Eluca in Leftheria 5 "That was good practice. But if I'm honest, I think I've fought enough Mayn Elucas now..."
3 3 Increases damage dealt by 120% when HP is 30% or less. Use Swirling Dragon 6 "The power within me burns like fire..."
4 4 Increases damage dealt by 130% when HP is 30% or less. Deal a certain amount of damage in one hit 4,800 "There's nothing diligence can't overcome. Let's keep it up in the battles ahead!"
5 5 Increases damage dealt by 100% when HP is 30% or less. Defeat Epicurean Ligia in Leftheria "Just the right foe for testing the heft of my weapon!"
Battle Skill War Pyre 1 1 Adds 6% to damage dealt for each attack Driver evades (max: 250%).
2 2 Adds 7% to damage dealt for each attack Driver evades (max: 250%). Evade an attack 5 "Wonderful! Poetry in motion!"
3 3 Adds 8% to damage dealt for each attack Driver evades (max: 250%). Evade an attack 7 "Let's maintain our pace!"
4 4 Adds 9% to damage dealt for each attack Driver evades (max: 250%). Evade an attack 9 "You may rely on me for support!"
5 5 Adds 10% to damage dealt for each attack Driver evades (max: 250%). Acquire money 300,000 "We should maintain our finances for life's little essentials..."
Firewalker 1 1 Improves evasion by 20% when HP is 30% or lower. Evade an attack 3 "I've become stronger still."
2 2 Improves evasion by 30% when HP is 30% or lower. Raise Affinity in combat 2 "Let me prove my worth."
3 3 Improves evasion by 40% when HP is 30% or lower. Raise Affinity in combat 5 "Friendship is strength."
4 4 Improves evasion by 50% when HP is 30% or lower. View the Heart-to-Heart "Mythra Vs. Brighid" in the Land of Morytha "Truly my journal is my dearest possession."
5 5 Improves evasion by 60% when HP is 30% or lower. Raise the Development Level in each area Level 3 "Do you think they might have new cosmetics available now?"
Dance of the Flames 1 1 Adds 50% chance of evading ranged attacks.
2 2 Adds 60% chance of evading ranged attacks. Perform a Blade Combo 5 "Is it time for a Brighid BBQ?"
3 3 Adds 70% chance of evading ranged attacks. Use Brighid's favorite pouch items (Cosmetics category) 2 "Beauty is not effortless, you know."
4 4 Adds 80% chance of evading ranged attacks. Perform a Blade Combo 10 "Ready yourself! I don't hold back!"
5 5 Adds 90% chance of evading ranged attacks. Spend money at shops (Previous instances count towards total) 1,500,000 "Saving money is admirable. But you still have to spend it to make it meaningful."
Field Skill Fire Mastery 1 1 The power of a Fire Blade.
2 3 Defeat a Hool Arachno in Tantal 5 "The power of flame burns stronger yet."
3 5 Defeat a Spirit Lexos at the World Tree 4 "My flame burns just as bright as Pyra's."
Keen Eye 1 1 The power to see things clearly. Used to notice small changes, etc. Use a Blade Art 3 "I get a new power? Aw, you shouldn't have!"
2 2 Use Brighid's favorite pouch item (Desserts category) 4 "This is delicious... I must note it in my journal."
3 4 Discover landmarks (Previous instances count towards total) 140 "Another new memory..."
Minerology 1 1 Knowledge related to minerals. Acquire Ore items from the Collectibles list 5 "The natural world is dazzling in its variety. Somebody has to show it appreciation..."
2 3 Acquire Ore items from the Collectibles list 25 "Truly, this world is full of many things... The more I know the more fascinated I am."
3 5 Acquire Ore items from the Collectibles list 30 "Perhaps my knowledge will be of use now."

Battle

Brighid is fought as a boss at level 10 in the Torigoth's Obra Street of the Gormott Province, she is assisted by Captain Padraig.

Etymologies

  • Her English name may refer to Brighid, a goddess of the pre-Christian Ireland. She is a member of the Tuatha Dé Danann in the Irish mythology. She is associated with the spring, fertility, healing, poetry, smithcraft, fire, and the hearth. Brighid may also refer to Saint Brigid, one of Ireland's patron saints.
  • Her Japanese name alludes to Kagu-tsuchi, the Shinto god of flames from whose body eight volcanoes of Japan were created in the Japanese mythology. Kagutsuchi was the patron deity of blacksmiths and ceramic workers.

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