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Nia (Japanese: ニア, Niyah) is a main playable character in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She is a Gormotti Driver and is accompanied by her special Blade, Dromarch, who calls her "Lady" (お嬢様, Ojōsama) like a butler. She comes from the Gormott Province. Originally a member of Torna, she defects to Rex after Pyra's awakening. If Nia is in the lead with Dromarch on the field, the player can control him to move on the field, with Nia riding on his back.

NPC

Nia is a temporary NPC found along with Dromarch at the C.S.E.V. Maelstrom's Interior in the Argentum Trade Guild nation.

Story

Nia was raised by her father, the wealthy lord of Echell in Gormott Province, and had a sister who was very frail and sickly. She studied to be a lady, until her father spent all their money in search for a cure for her sister, and lost his status as a lord. The family became drifters, and the harsher lifestyle took a toll on Nia's sister, who died not long afterwards.

Soon after the death of her sister, her father passed away as well, and Nia found his Core Crystal, with which she resonated, bonding her with Dromarch. The two began wandering around Alrest, fleeing the Indoline Praetorium, until they were captured. They were freed by Jin, leading her to join him and the rest of Torna until she met Rex.

After the incident on Temperantia, the Empire of Mor Ardain and the Kingdom of Uraya have a summit where Bana attempts to kill everyone present with an explosive device. Emperor Niall nearly sacrifices himself to save the others, but Nia is able to revive him after asking Dromarch to distract the rest of the party so they would not see her powers.

Nia finally reveals herself as a Blade in the Vault of Heroes in the Spirit Crucible Elpys, when the party is overwhelmed by Phantasms. She thanks Rex for helping her see that she should not be afraid of who she is, and proclaims that she is free of her past, and of Jin. Together, they fight the Phantasms until the voice of Addam himself tells them that Rex is the one who he has been waiting for to wield the true Aegis.

Arts


Affinity Chart

Tier Name Effect SP
1 Feral Awakening I Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to Button-X at the start of battle. 750
Soothing Hand Increases the HP restored when reviving a teammate by 15%. 250
Catgirl Increases Agility by 20. 625
Ether Talent Increases Ether by 20. 375
Kinetic Vision Increases Dexterity by 20. 500
2 Herb Synthesis Boosts the effect of HP Potions by 20%. 1,000
Big Cat Increases maximum HP by 200. 2,000
Mutual Happiness Slightly fills the Party Gauge when an "Excellent" is scored during a Special. 1,500
Tooth and Claw Lets you use a Driver Art after canceling a Driver Art. 3,000
Feral Awakening II Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to Button-Y at the start of battle. 2,500
3 Feral Awakening III Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to Button-B at the start of battle. 5,000
Hard Hitter Extends Break duration by 15% 6,000
Bestial Pursuit Adds 20% to damage ratio after canceling an auto-attack. 4,000
Natural Selection Increases HP restored to self (not using HP Potions) by 10%. 3,000
Panther Pounce Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack by 50%. 2,000

Favorite Items

Nia as a Blade

As revealing herself as a Special Legendary Blade in Chapter 7, Nia can grant tremendous power to her Driver Rex and his allies. She uses the water element, wields a Catalyst Scimitar, and acts as an Healer in battle. After transforming into a Blade, Nia can return to Driver form and back at any time in the menu.

Abilities

Blade Specials

  • Lv. 1 - Last Hope - Drain enemies' life force, and distribute it to allies.
  • Lv. 2 - Merciful Heart - Attack enemies with a water shock wave.
  • Lv. 3 - Redeeming Strike - Destroy enemies from within by manipulating the power of regeneration.
  • Lv. 4 - Divine Sword - Invert the power of regeneration to erode the enemy from within.

Blade Arts

Battle Skills

  • Sea of Plenty - Periodically restores HP to entire party while at max Affinity.
  • Instant Regen - Adds chance of restoring HP after taking a hit.
  • Cellular Stimulus - Restores HP of damage dealt after a successful auto-attack.

Field Skills

  • Water Mastery - Lv. 3
  • Forestry - Lv. 3
  • Fortitude - Lv. 3

Favorite Items

Affinity Chart

Type Name Skill Level Affinity Level Effect Prerequisite Count Flavor Text
Key Affinity Reward 1 1 Unlocks level 1 of the Affinity Chart.
2 2 Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart. Increase Trust 100 "I can do better, I know it."
3 3 Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart. Increase Trust 1,300 "Think I'm looking more powerful?"
4 4 Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart. Increase Trust 3,300 "I gotta get strong enough to protect you all."
5 5 Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain. Increase Trust 7,800 "I'd do anything to protect you guys."
Blade Art Last Hope 1 1 Restores 10% HP of damage dealt when a Special connects
2 2 Restores 12% HP of damage dealt when a Special connects Use Specials to heal a certain amount of HP 40,000 "I got you covered for healing and stuff, yeah?"
3 3 Restores 15% HP of damage dealt when a Special connects Use Last Hope 11 "I got the power and I know what to do with it!"
4 4 Restores 17% HP of damage dealt when a Special connects Perform a Blade Combo 10 "You ain't seen nothing yet."
5 5 Restores 20% HP of damage dealt when a Special connects Use Specials to heal a certain amount of HP in total 400,000 "What'd you lot do without me, huh? Die of your injuries, that's what!"
Merciful Heart 1 1 Spawn a small HP Potion on hit, with a 60% chance to spawn 2
2 2 Spawn a small HP Potion on hit, with a 70% chance to spawn 2 Defeat a Moist Upa at Spirit Crucible Elpys 5 "I wouldn't be up to much if I coukldn't see off a lame opponent like that."
3 3 Spawn a small HP Potion on hit, with a 80% chance to spawn 2 Use Specials to heal a certain amount of HP in total 80,000 "Sure if you get me messed up, I'll help you out. But if you try not to do anything stupid..."
4 4 Spawn a small HP Potion on hit, with a 90% chance to spawn 2 Use Merciful Heart 9 "I'm getting better all the time! Just as well..."
5 5 Spawn a small HP Potion on hit, with a 100% chance to spawn 2 Defeat a Kustal Sovereign at the World Tree 5 "Good fight! Face it, with me on our side, we're never gonna lose!"
Redeeming Strike 1 1 When landing a hit, restores 30% of damage dealt to the whole party
2 2 When landing a hit, restores 35% of damage dealt to the whole party Use Redeeming Strike 5 "Gotta admit, I can really handle myself now! I bet I'll put you all to shame in the next battle!"
3 3 When landing a hit, restores 40% of damage dealt to the whole party Defeat a Dusky Riik at Spirit Crucible Elpys 5 "I'm gonna whip something special out in the next battle. That's a promise."
4 4 When landing a hit, restores 45% of damage dealt to the whole party Use Specials to heal a certain amount of HP in total 160,000 "Seems like I spend my whole life patching you dolts up. What's up with you?"
5 5 When landing a hit, restores 50% of damage dealt to the whole party Use Redeeming Strike 8 "If you've got any doubts, just watch me in action!"
Battle Skill Sea of Plenty 1 1 Periodically restores 4% HP to entire party while at max Affinity Raise affinity in combat 3 "I learned something new today."
2 2 Periodically restores 5% HP to entire party while at max Affinity Raise affinity in combat 2 "We can do it if we work together."
3 3 Periodically restores 6% HP to entire party while at max Affinity Speak to Nia at the inn in Tantal to view the Heart-to-Heart "Tending to Turters" "That's the spirit, Shellhead. Keep aiming for new heights of stupidity."
4 4 Periodically restores 7% HP to entire party while at max Affinity Raise Affinity in combat 6 "I won't let anything happen to you guys..."
5 5 Periodically restores 8% HP to entire party while at max Affinity Sell items and earn money 400,000 "That's a decent wad of cash. I hope you didn't sell anything we needed."
Instant Regen 1 1 Adds 25% chance of restoring 4% HP after taking a hit
2 2 Adds 25% chance of restoring 6% HP after taking a hit  ???  ??? "I'm even stronger than I was before."
3 3 Adds 25% chance of restoring 8% HP after taking a hit  ???  ??? "Yeah! I feel even stronger! Can't wait for the next battle!"
4 4 Adds 25% chance of restoring 10% HP after taking a hit At Rex's Secret Base in Leftheria view Heart-to-Heart "Little Rex" "So, Rex was the same even he was little. Makes sense..."
5 5 Adds 25% chance of restoring 12% HP after taking a hit Fall from a high place (unit in peds) 250 "Hey, you know I hate heights! I hope no one broke anything!"
Cellular Stimuls 1 1 Restores 5% HP of damage dealt after a successful auto-attack Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present.) 2 "Now wasn't that quite something?"
2 2 Restores 7% HP of damage dealt after a successful auto-attack Use a Chain Attack 2 "Nothing like a decent combo, huh?"
3 3 Restores 9% HP of damage dealt after a successful auto-attack Perform a Blade Combo 7 "Get a load of the power of water!"
4 4 Restores 10% HP of damage dealt after a successful auto-attack Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present) 10 "Leave it to me. I got your back."
5 5 Restores 12% HP of damage dealt after a successful auto-attack Get money 600,000 "We've collected a lot of money... But shouldn't we have more? Did we spend it?"
Field Skill Water Mastery 1 1 The power of a Water Blade
2 2 Use Nia's favorite pouch items. (Seafood category) 4 "Lovely. I'm sure I fight better after I've had a little taste of something good."
3 4 Use Nia's favorite pouch item from the Vegetable category 4 "Ah, it's gotta be Snowbaby Potato Salad. Ever tried it?"
Foresty 1 1 Knowledge related to trees
2 3 Acquire Tree items from the Collectibles list 25 "Who'd have thought there'd be so much to learn about trees?"
3 5 Acquire Tree items from the Collectibles list 30 "I'm a bit of an expert on this stuff now. So I'll be even more indispensable."
Fortitude 1 1 The power to endure hardships. It even helps cope with boring jobs
2 3 Engage in combat alongside Pyra or Mythra 10 "Pyra! Mythra! I feel like we can take on anything together!"
3 5 Engage in combat alongside Pyra or Mythra 15 "I feel way better having Pyra and Mythra around."

Gallery

Concept Art