Gale Slash is one of Dunban's physical arts in Xenoblade Chronicles. The attack inflicts damage and Bleed on the enemy. It is also part of several two-art combo attacks: Worldly Slash, Tempest Kick, and Electric Gutbuster have bonus effects if used immediately after Gale Slash.


Art Level AP Cost Power Cooldown
1 - 1.00 15.0 sec
2 160 1.12 14.7 sec
3 320 1.24 14.4 sec
4 640 1.36 14.1 sec
5 1280 1.48 13.8 sec
6 1920 1.60 13.5 sec
7 2880 1.72 13.2 sec
8 4160 1.84 12.9 sec
9 5760 1.96 12.6 sec
10 7680 2.08 12.3 sec

Gale Slash Combos

The combos may produce additional effects to the enemy:

Miscellaneous Info

  • Damage is calculated based on the weapon's attack + Dunban's strength.
  • The Bleed debuff occurs every two seconds, but lasts for only ten seconds.
  • Executing Gale Slash combos without missing adds 20% to the Party Gauge.
  • Gale Slash slides Dunban forward, meaning that if used on a small enemy, his back will be facing the enemy after the attack. This is a perfect opportunity for Dunban to follow up by using Thunder to Daze the enemy now behind him.

Art book sources


Intermediate art books are only available from shops.
The Gale Slash intermediate art books cost 5,400 G.


Advanced art books are only available from enemy drops.
For enemies with a 0% drop rate, the item can only be obtained using Yoink!
Enemies marked SE are Story-Exclusive and do not respawn.

Unique Monsters

Enemy Area Rate
Inferno HeinrichPrison Island4.1 %
Magnificent DigalusMakna Forest2.1 %
Despotic ArseneSatorl Marsh2.0 %
Balanced PalamedesCentral Factory1.9 %
Temporal GawainCentral Factory1.9 %

Other enemies

Enemy Area Rate
Envy GogolBionis' Leg5.0 %
Sonicia GogolTephra Cave2.1 %
M38/ESSAYCentral Factory1.6 %
Lelepago PterixFallen Arm0.9 %
Offensive Security Unit (normal)Fallen Arm0.9 %
Demon Pavlovsk (SE)Prison Island0.0 %