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Despotic Arsene          
Area(s) Satorl Marsh (Nopon Refuge)  
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 member of the Bunnia family, and 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.

Stats Edit

HP Attack Power Ether Power Agility Double Attack Rate Critical Hit Rate Physical Damage Resistance % Ether Damage Resistance % Orientation of Resistance
421,100 1,800 1,200 120 20 0 0 20 All Directions

Arts Edit

Art Attribute Strength Multiplier Number of Hits Range (meters) 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)

Immunities Edit

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

Tips Edit

  • Arsene's agility is 120. However, when accounting for the hit-rate penalty, its relative agility is 320. For physical attackers, it is helpful to boost their hit rate by: 1) equipping agility up, agility down, and/or night vision gems 2) have Melia in the party and keep at least 2 wind buffs active 3) link skills related to agility 4) use Dunban's Serene Heart 
  • When a vision appears, all of Arsene's attacks can be avoided by running away due to its short attack range. 
  • The battle can be exploited by kiting. Control a character that can easily aggro the target. Then simply run around the large rock while the other battle members attack the target. See video below to see how this is done. 
  • Emperor Combo X can be defended by using Monado Shield LV10 (Shulk). Reyn generally requires at least 9001 HP to successfully defend against the talent art with his Last Stand in the case where Arsene's maximum multiplier is applied. Running away can also cancel Arsene's attacks after a vision occurs. Putting Arsene to sleep can sometimes work, but it very often resists sleep.
  • Use well-executed chain attacks to quickly kill Arsene. 

Drops Edit

Chests Edit

Wood Silver Gold
0% 0% 100%

Wood Edit

Materials Bunnia Scent Wood 69%
Veritas Glyph 31%

Silver Edit

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%

Gold Edit

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%

Videos Edit

See also Edit

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