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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.
General Stats Edit
|Max Level||Max HP||Max Physical Strength||Max Ether Strength||Max Agility|
※ 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
- Blossom Dance [Talent Art] (4-hit combo if B is pressed at the correct time)
- Gale Slash (inflicts Bleed)
- Electric Gutbuster (causes Break if used after Gale Slash)
- Peerless [Aura] (cures party of confusion, draws aggro and increases strength)
- Worldly Slash (2-hit combo lowering phys. def., also lowers strength when used after Gale Slash)
- Battle Eye [Aura] (causes Lock-On, increases double attack rate, evasion fills talent gauge)
- Steel Strike (Topples an enemy suffering from Break)
- Serene Heart [Aura] (increases accuracy and evasion, higher bonus with lower health)
- Final Flicker (fills Talent Gauge in exchange for HP)
- Jaws of Death [Aura] (increases physcial arts damage, revives when incapacitated, fills Talent Gauge when incapacitated)
- Tempest Kick (long range ether attack, removes enemy buffs when used after Gale Slash)
- Heat Haze [Aura] (completely removes aggro, guarantees critical hits)
- Spirit Breath [Aura] (removes debuffs, grants Haste)
- Soaring Tempest (multiple hits to enemies in range, hits fill Talent Gauge)
- Thunder (hits enemies behind Dunban with an ether blast, forces Daze when used while an Aura is active)
- Demon Slayer (all enemies suffer forced Topple when used to kill an enemy)
- Blinding Blossom (transfers aggro from a team member to Dunban)
Initial Skill Trees Edit
Additional Skill Trees Edit
- Valak Mountain reached
- Magma Rock obtained
- Bad Timing completed
- Chilkin Changes completed
- The Balance of Power completed
- Mechonis Core Cleared
- Fallen Arm 4 affinity stars (not 100% clear whether more might be needed)
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)
- "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!"
- "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!
- "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!"
|Playable Characters||Shulk - Reyn - Fiora - Sharla - Dunban - Melia - Riki|
|Homs||Dickson - Mumkhar - Vangarre - Juju - Gadolt - Otharon - Alvis|
|High Entia||Sorean - Kallian - Lorithia - Tyrea|
|Machina||Egil - Linada - Miqol - Vanea|
|Gods||Zanza - Meyneth|