Pessimism is Shulk's fourth Skill Tree in Xenoblade Chronicles. It can be unlocked by completing the quest Désirée's Future. Prioritizing Pessimism improves Shulk's Ether Defence by up to 50 (5 if no skills are learnt).

Skill List

Name Shape Linkable Cost Description Skill Tree Effect Value
Fight the Future Diamond No NA Grants an extra 4 seconds before visions become reality 10
Stealth Warrior Star Yes 30 Reduces aggro gained by using Arts by 10% 20
Epic Evasion Circle Yes 45 Increases chance of gaining Burst Affinity by 5% after evading an attack 30
Forced Mercy Star Yes 30 Increases amount of aggro lost when attacked by 25% 40
Immunization Star Yes 45 Grants immunity to stat-reducing debuffs 50

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