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Buffs are temporary positive effects in Xenoblade Chronicles X. They are a type of Battle Effect, and the opposite of debuffs. Buffs can be granted by arts, weather, and Battle Probes. Augments can be considered to provide Buffs which last for as long as the augment is equipped.

Buff Arts, represented by the green color, provide a wide variety of buffs in battle. When granted from Buff Arts in battle, the level of the buff and its duration are based on the level of the art being called. For example, a level 4 art will grant a stronger and longer buff than its level 1 counterpart.

List of Buffs

Buff Name Buff Effect
Melee Accuracy Up Increases melee attack accuracy
Ranged Accuracy Up Increases ranged attack accuracy
Evasion Up Increases character's chance of being missed by enemy attacks
Melee Power Up Increases melee attack damage
Ranged Power Up Increases ranged attack damage
Potential Up Increases characters' potential, which increases the damage dealt by TP Arts
and the amount of HP recovered by Arts and Soul Voices.
Physical Res Up Decreases the amount of physical damage taken
Beam Res Up Decreases the amount of beam damage taken
Ether Res Up Decreases the amount of ether damage taken
Thermal Res Up Decreases the amount of thermal damage taken
Electric Res Up Decreases the amount of electric damage taken
Gravity Res Up Decreases the amount of gravity damage taken
Barrier Creates a barrier around the character tha absorbs a certain amount of damage
Supercharge Increases the damage of the next attack made by the character
Decoy Allows a character to evade a certain number of attacks
Critical Power Up Increases the damage of a character's critical hits
Effect Stasis Pauses the countdown on buffs and auras for the duration
Defending Greatly reduces the amount of damage taken by the character
Aura Activates an aura for the character. The effect depends on which Battle Art was used.
Invincible Grants the character immunity to all damage for a certain amount of time
Weather Immunity Grants the character immunity to all weather effects (spores, lightning, sandstorm)
Terrain Immunity Grants the character immunity to all terrain effects

List of Buff Arts

Art Class Weapon Users TP Effect
Chrome Armour Drifter Knife Cross 0 Physical Resistance Up to a chosen party member
Power Dive Striker Assault Rifle Cross, Gwin, H.B., Alexa, 0 Supercharge to the user, as well as total evasion whilst being executed
Last Stand Duelist Assault Rifle Cross, Irina, H.B. 1000 TP given to all allies
Flame Cloak Shield Trooper Shield Cross, Lin, L 0 Thermal Resistance Up to all party members within a radius around the user
Mindstorm Signature Art: L Shield Cross, L 0 Potential Up to all party members within a radius around the user and restores HP
Shield Wall Bastion Warrior Shield Cross, Lin, L, H.B. 0 Barrier to all party members within a radius around the user
Cool Off Bastion Warrior Gatling Gun Cross, Lin, Frye, Nagi 0 Removes user's debuffs, and consumes an active aura to grant TP
Upper Hand Commando Dual Swords Cross, Elma, Phog 0 Critical Power to the user
Blood Sacrifice Winged Viper Dual Swords Cross, Elma, Phog 0 Halves user's current HP to grant TP
Primer Winged Viper Dual Guns Cross, Elma, Phog, Celica 0 Grants TP and Critical Power to the user
Ghostwalker Full Metal Jaguar Dual Guns Cross, Phog, Celica 0 Decoy to the user
Combat Limbo Full Metal Jaguar Dual Guns Cross, Phog, Celica 0 Effect Stasis to the user
Ghost Factory Signature Art: Elma Dual Guns Cross, Elma 1000 Decoy to all party members within a radius around the user
Eagle Eye Partisan Eagle Sniper Rifle Cross, Lao, Bozé 0 Ranged Attack Up and Ranged Accuracy Up to all party members within a radius around the user
Hawkeye Astral Crusader Sniper Rifle Cross, Lao, Bozé 0 Critical Power to the user
Hair Trigger Astral Crusader Javelin Cross, Lao, Alexa, Bozé 0 Supercharge to the user
Repair Enforcer Knife Cross, Irina, Hope, Celica 0 Removes debuffs and restores HP of a chosen party member
Absorber Skin Psycorruptor Knife Cross, Irina, Hope, Celica 0 Barrier to a chosen party member
Smooth Recovery Signature Art: Irina Knife Cross, Irina 0 Evasion Up to all party members within a radius around the user and restores their HP
Clarity Ray Signature Art: Mia Raygun Cross, Mia 0 Ether Resistance Up to all party members, and removes their debuffs
Gravity Cloak Mastermind Raygun Cross, Mia, Yelv 0 Gravity Resistance Up to all party members within a radius around the user
Energy Source Mastermind Knife Cross, Irina, Hope, Mia, Celica 1000 Grants TP to a chosen party member, and boosts their Potential
Lightning Cloak Blast Fencer Psycho Launchers Cross, L, Murderess 0 Electric Resistance Up to all party members within a radius around the user
Essence Exchange Signature Art: Yelv Photon Saber Cross, Yelv 0 Swaps users HP and TP values
Astral Heal Galactic Knight Photon Saber Cross, Doug, Yelv 1000 Restores HP of a chosen party member, or the appendages of a skell (All party members/skells with Astral Horizon active)
Astral Purge Galactic Knight Photon Saber Cross, Doug, Yelv 0 Removes debuffs of a chosen party member (All party members with Astral Horizon active)

List of Buff granting Soul Voices

Soul Voice Trigger Art Users Effect
Draw Ranged B Ranged weapon is drawn at the start of a battle
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Cross, Irina, Hope, Celica, H.B. Buff art has a +1 Tier increase
HP Risk B Character's HP falls below 60%
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Cross, Irina, Celica, Bozé Buff art has a +1 Tier increase
HP Peril B Character's HP falls below 30%
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Cross, Elma, Lao, Murderess, Nagi, Alexa, Yelv Grants Invincibility I and +25% extra healing from soul voice
Last Words C Character is knocked out
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Cross, Irina, Doug, L, Phog, Hope, Celica, H.B. Grants Invincibilty III
Heavy Hitter B Critical hit is landed on an enemy
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Cross, Lin, Lao, Hope, Celica, Mia, H.B., Bozé Grants +25% critical chance boost, and grants Critical Power I
Underdog A HP of a larger enemy falls below 50%
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Cross, Lin, Gwin, Lao, Frye, Nagi, Mia, Alexa, Bozé, Yelv Grants +25% critical chance boost, and grants Critical Power II
Underdog B HP of a larger enemy falls below 50%
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Cross, Elma, Irina, Phog, Hope Buff art has a +1 Tier increase, and grants Invincibility I
Aura Ready B Character activates an aura
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Cross, Gwin, Irina, Doug, Frye, Bozé Removes debuffs and grants +50% extra healing from soul voice
Activate Overdrive B Character activates Overdrive
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Cross, Gwin, Irina, Doug, Murderess, Celica, Bozé, Yelv Removes debuffs and grants Invincibility II
Activate Overdrive C Character activates Overdrive
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Cross, Lin, Lao, Phog, Hope Aura effect has a +1 Tier increase
Untouchable A Character evades three consecutive attacks
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Cross, Elma, H.B. Grants Decoy III
Untouchable B Character evades three consecutive attacks
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Cross, Irina Grants Evasion Up III
Critical Combination A Character lands three consecutive critical hits
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Cross, Elma Grants +10% critical chance boost, and grants Critical Power II
Critical Combination B Character lands three consecutive critical hits
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Cross, Nagi, Bozé, L Grants +10% critical chance boost, and grants Critical Power II
Critical Combination C Character lands three consecutive critical hits
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Cross, Doug, H.B. Grants +80% critical chance
Wayward Weather A Weather changes during combat
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Cross, Lao Grants Weather Immunity I
Wayward Weather B Weather changes during combat
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Cross, Hope, Celica Grants Weather Immunity II
Sprinter A Character sprints for three or more seconds
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Cross Grants Terrain Immunity III
Sprinter B Character sprints for three or more seconds
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Cross, Lao Grants Invincibility I
Sprinter C Character sprints for three or more seconds
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Cross Grants Effect Stasis III
Medicine Man C A male ally heals/buffs the character
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Cross, L, Hope, Celica Grants Supercharge II
Medicine Woman A A female ally heals/buffs the character
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Cross, Gwin, Hope Removes debuffs
Medicine Woman B A female ally heals/buffs the character
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Cross, Lao, Frye Grants Critical Power IV
Higher Ground A Character attacks from above an enemy
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Cross, Nagi Grants +10% to critical chance
Higher Ground B Character attacks from above an enemy
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Cross, Bozé Grants +10% to critical chance
Higher Ground C Character attacks from above an enemy
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Cross, Lao, H.B. Grants Critical Power I and +25% to critical chance on rare occasions
Wrecked Skell A Character's skell is destroyed in battle
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Cross, Gwin, Hope Grants Invincibility II, and +400% extra healing from soul voice