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Despotic Arsene          
Area(s) Satorl Marsh (Glowing Obelisk)  
Type Bunnia Level(s) 108  
Respawn Yes Movement Type Ground  
Detection Type Sight Kindred Yes  
View Angle 120° View Distance 15  
EXP 98,236 AP 960  
Spawn Time Any, after completing Mechonis Core  

The Despotic Arsene is one of the five Superbosses in Xenoblade Chronicles. It is a Unique Monster and a member of the Bunnia family, it can be found at level 108, north of the Glowing Obelisk landmark in Satorl Marsh. As with most of the other Superbosses, the Despotic Arsene appears after the events at the Mechonis Core. It is surrounded by weaker Bunnias, which are only level 20. It possesses no Ether attacks.

Arsene is the only enemy in the game that drops Critical Up crystals; a crystal type that cannot be found in any ether deposit. It can also drop Bunnia Scent Wood, which is needed both for one route of A Young Captain's Challenge and for Colony 6 Reconstruction, but it is not recommended to obtain it from Arsene, because the much lower leveled Ogre Bunnias drop them as well.


HP Strength Ether Agility Double Attack Rate Critical Hit Rate Physical Defence % Ether Defence % Defence Direction
421,100 1,800 1,200 120 20 0 0 20 All Directions


Art Attribute Multiplier Hits Range Effect Knockback Blowdown/Daze
Emperor BlowPhysical2.0 - 2.41SingleAttack Power ▼--
Imperial SobatPhysical2.8 - 3.31Frontal ArcBleedYes-
Imperial UpperPhysical2.75 - 3.251Single--Yes/No
Emperor Combo XTalent (Physical)2.1 - 2.52Single--Yes/Yes
Imperial MightStatus--SelfHaste--

※1 The Despotic Arsene will activate its Awakening aura when its health is less than 30% of its total HP
※2 The Despotic Arsene's Topple duration is cut by half (1.5 seconds)


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 Bunnia Scent Wood 69%
Veritas Glyph 31%


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

Rare Bunnia Crystal (V) Critical Up V / Poison Defence V 50%
Topple Resist V / Spike Defence V 50%


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

Unique Weapons Bonus Driver 16.8%
Bonus Sniper 2.5%
Chaos Break 1.7%
Unique Armours Glory Gauntlets 14.4%
Glory Boots 14.1%
Glory Gear 13.4%
Glory Leggings 7.7%
Glory Armour 3.1%
Advanced Art Books Burninate 12%
Slit Edge 8.1%
Demon Slayer 4.3%
Gale Slash 2%


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