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Dunban
Dunban in Xenoblade Chronicles
Aliases
None
Gender
Male
Age
30
Species
Status
Hair color
Brown
Eye color
Brown
Voice actor (Japanese)
Ryo Horikawa
Voice actor (English)
Rufus Jones

Dunban (ダンバン, Danban; English dub: /ˈdʌnˌbæn/) is one of the seven playable characters in Xenoblade Chronicles. A high-ranking soldier of Colony 9, Dunban was originally thought to be the only one capable of wielding the legendary Monado. He used the Monado to repel the invading Mechon forces at the Battle of Sword Valley, one year prior to the game's main story. During the battle, the Monado took a considerable toll on Dunban's health, causing his right arm to become almost completely paralyzed and preventing him from wielding the Monado, as any further exposure to the weapon could kill him. Despite the damage, Dunban is still able to effectively wield a katana, albeit with his left hand.

In gameplay, Dunban has a variety of moves that allow him to deal a great amount of damage towards an enemy. In addition, many of his attacks combo together, making his moves very effective. He also possesses many moves that draw aggro to him or increase his speed/evasion. His downsides are his poor Defense and HP. Wearing heavy armor does not fix this problem, as Dunban is more oriented toward evading attacks than taking damage.

Dunban serves as the voice of reason for the group, being willing to kill even a homs in order to bring peace. Fiora says that Dunban is a big softy and cries when nobody is around. Riki calls him "Dundun".

He joins the party permanently after Xord is defeated.

Stats Edit

General Stats Edit

Max Level Max HP Max Physical Strength Max Ether Strength Max Agility
99 5,530 541 350 148

※ These stats are raw and do not include the bonuses from the skill lines.

  • each auto-attack hit adds 5% to his talent gauge
  • can inflict high physical damage to enemies, especially with Blossom Dance
  • relies primarily on Blinding Blossom against enemies to accumulate aggro and tank effectively
  • can evade enemy physical attacks or hit high level enemies with Serene Heart

Art List Edit

  • Dunban BlossomDance Blossom Dance [Talent Art] (4-hit combo if B is pressed at the correct time)
  • Dunban GaleSlash Gale Slash (inflicts Bleed)
  • Dunban ElectricGutbuster Electric Gutbuster (causes Break if used after Gale Slash)
  • Reyn Berserker Peerless [Aura] (cures party of confusion, draws aggro and increases strength)
  • Reyn SwordDrive Worldly Slash (2-hit combo lowering phys. def., also lowers strength when used after Gale Slash)
  • Reyn Engage Battle Eye [Aura] (causes Lock-On, increases double attack rate, evasion fills talent gauge)
  • Dunban SteelStrike Steel Strike (Topples an enemy suffering from Break)
  • Dunban SereneHeart Serene Heart [Aura] (increases accuracy and evasion, higher bonus with lower health)
  • Shulk BattleSoul Final Flicker (fills Talent Gauge in exchange for HP)
  • Reyn LastStand Jaws of Death [Aura] (increases physcial arts damage, revives when incapacitated, fills Talent Gauge when incapacitated)
  • Dunban TempestKick Tempest Kick (long range ether attack, removes enemy buffs when used after Gale Slash)
  • Sharla CovertStance Heat Haze [Aura] (completely removes aggro, guarantees critical hits)
  • Dunban SpiritBreath Spirit Breath [Aura] (removes debuffs, grants Haste)
  • Reyn WarSwing Soaring Tempest (multiple hits to enemies in range, hits fill Talent Gauge)
  • Dunban Thunder Thunder (hits enemies behind Dunban with an ether blast, forces Daze when used while an Aura is active)
  • Reyn WildDown Demon Slayer (all enemies suffer forced Topple when used to kill an enemy)
  • Dunban BlindingBlossom Blinding Blossom (transfers aggro from a team member to Dunban)

Initial Skill Trees Edit

Dunban initially has access to three skill trees: "Bravery", "Wisdom", and "Prudence".

Additional Skill Trees Edit

Dunban's fourth Skill Tree "Obstinance" can be obtained via the quest The Balance of Power received in Valak Mountain and has the following prerequisites:

Dunban's fifth Skill Tree "Enthusiasm" is acquired from the quest Stunted Growth found in the Hidden Village on the Fallen Arm and requires the following to be obtainable:

  • Mechonis Core Cleared
  • Fallen Arm 4 affinity stars (not 100% clear whether more might be needed)

Presents Edit

2 Hearts Edit

  • Prairie Dragonfly (Bug ; Colony 9 - Trade: Erik in Colony 9, 1* affinity)
  • Rubber Mantis (Bug ; Ether Mine)
  • Water Log (Nature ; Satorl Marsh)
  • Gypsum Branch (Nature ; Valak Mountain)
  • Poisonous Coral (Nature ; Fallen Arm)
  • Blue Gear Shard (Parts ; Satorl Marsh)
  • Gold Condenser (Parts ; Sword Valley)
  • Plate Snow (Strange ; Colony 9 - Trade: Jolele in Colony 9, 1*)
  • Death Bangle (Strange ; Bionis' Leg)
  • Lemonade Sky (Strange ; Makna Forest)
  • Blue Glow (Strange ; Prison Island)

Quotes Edit

  • "We may die if we take a stand here. But staying gives us the chance to change our destinies."
  • "Follow my lead!"
  • "There is no escape!"
  • "Amateurish."
  • "Leave this to me!"
  • "Not bad. Not bad at all."
  • "No mercy!"
  • "Your days are numbered!"
  • "On my mark!"
  • "There are things at play here we can't hope to understand."
  • "Ah... Just like old times!"
  • "I don't have time for small fry!"
  • Dunban: "Amateurish."
    Sharla: "Yes, amateurish."
  • Dunban: "Riki, mighty Heropon, I can see that you are in pain."
    Riki: "Pteh! Nothing can beat Riki."
    Shulk: "Dunban, you're embarrassing Riki!"
  • "At last, we move at the same pace!"
  • "You'll be gone before you know what hit you."
  • "Timing is everything, remember that!"
  • (When engaging a higher level enemy)"Was this the wrong tactical descision?"
  • (When engaging a higher level enemy)"At least we'll fight!"
  • (When all other characters are down) "I am Dunban! Attack me if you dare!"
  • "It's only a matter of time before we lose!"
  • "But we mustn't be careless!"
  • "This isn't affecting you at all!"
  • "Feel the flow of battle!"
  • "Born in a world of strife!
    Against the odds,
    we choose to fight!
    Blossom Dance!"
  • "Gale Slash!"
  • "Electric Gutbuster!"
  • "Steel Strike!"
  • "Worldly Slash!"
  • "Tempest Kick!"
  • (While performing 'Blinding Blossom' art) "Dance with me!"
  • (While performing 'Heat Haze' art) "Die!"
  • (While performing 'Battle Eye' art) "Face me if you dare!"
  • (While performing 'Spirit Breath' art) "Dodge this!"
  • (While performing 'Jaws of Death' art) "I fear not the Jaws of Death!"

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