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Praxis (Japanese: ミクマリ, Mikumari) is a Rare Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She can grant tremendous power to her Drivers, Rex, Nia, Zeke or Mòrag, and their allies. Praxis uses the water element, wields a Megalance, and acts as an Attacker in battle. She moves like a skater on ice with an elegance reminiscent of a fairy, similar to Theory, a female Blade with whom Praxis shares a bond.

Praxis was designed by CHOCO.

Acquisition

Unlike most other Blades, Praxis can only be found after being awakened from the Praxis's Core Crystal. It is obtained as a reward after completing the quest Crystal Clear where Praxis is encountered for the first time and fought as Piratical Praxis.

Personality

Prior to resonating with one of the party's Drivers, Praxis was a merciless thief. She would cut down and steal Core Crystals from other Drivers without remorse.

After resonating with the party, under their influence Praxis's personality changed dramatically. Praxis was shown to be kinder, if a bit sassy. She becomes very friendly and supportive in behavior. She was horrified to learn that she was a criminal in her previous life. Despite not having any recollection of it, she was still able to realize how important of a friend she was to Theory, mourning Theory's death and seeking to rekindle that bond in Theory's next life.

Abilities

Blade Specials

  • Lv. 1 - Foam Blast - Transform ether into bubble form and spray it forward.
  • Lv. 2 - Geyser Spring - Gather ether on your weapon and shoot it out as a powerful current of water.
  • Lv. 3 - Fierce Deluge - Use water ether to attack with high-speed repeated thrusts.
  • Lv. 4 - Torrential Pain - Launch a continuous, hard-to-dodge attack at high speeds.

Blade Arts

Battle Skills

  • The Awakened (Power) - Increases damage dealt when Affinity is at max.
  • The Awakened (Skill) - Increases accuracy at max Affinity
  • Brimming Pep - Increases damage dealt when HP is 90% or higher

Field Skills

  • Girls' Talk - Lv. 3
  • Water Mastery - Lv. 3
  • Salvaging Mastery - Lv. 3

Favorite Items

Affinity Chart

Type Name Skill Level Affinity Level Effect Prerequisite Count Flavor Text
Key Affinity Reward 1 1 Affinity Chart level 1 unlocked
2 2 Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 50 "I feel like we're going to get along"
3 3 Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain. Increase Trust 500 "We've got a pretty good thing going here, don't you think?"
4 4 Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 1,500 "I really trust you. I'm not just saying that"
5 5 Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 9,800 "Your're the best partner I could ask for. So show me what you can really do!"
Blade Special Foam Blast 1 1 Reduces 20% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit
2 2 Reduces 25% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit In Leftheria, defeat insect monsters such as Mayn Elucas (excludes unique monsters) 5 "Extermination complete! ...And don't come back!"
3 3 Reduces 30% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present.) 7 "I can't let you outdo me! You just watch, next battle I'll show you who's the strongest here!"
4 4 Reduces 35% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit Use Foam Blast 12 "My power is the power to protect!"
5 5 Reduces 40% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit Defeat Soul-Eater Stanley in the Land of Morytha 1 "Finally, we won! Are you OK? ...Wow, your're a total mess. C'mon, it wasn't THAT hard."
Geyser Spring 1 1 Adds a 60% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack
2 2 Adds a 70% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Use Geyser Spring 7 "I really nailed that one, didn't I? Come on, you know I was awesome."
3 3 Adds a 80% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack In Tantal, defeat insect monsters such as Hool Arachnos. (Excludes unique monsters.) 5 "These nasty little things seem to show up everywhere, so it's good to cull them when we get the chance."
4 4 Adds a 90% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Perform a Blade Combo 10 "Man, I'm good at this. There's no stopping me!"
5 5 Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Go to the Fonsa Myma Commercial District in Uraya and complete the quest "Theory and Praxis". "C'mon, Theory… Call me sister again? Just one more time?"
Fierce Deluge 1 1 Increases damage dealt from the side by 100%
2 2 Increases damage dealt from the side by 110% Defeat a Genni Pagul in Leftheria 5 "C'mon, let's go do another battle right now! I want to show you my killer spear technique!"
3 3 Increases damage dealt from the side by 120% Use Fierce Deluge 6 "I've really got that one down pat now. You watch, I'll nail it next time too!"
4 4 Increases damage dealt from the side by 130% Go to the Royal Guard Barracks and complete the quest "Blade-Sharp Memory". "Don't worry, Theory... I swear I won't forget you..."
5 5 Increases damage dealt from the side by 150% In Leftheria, speak to Praxis at Corinne's house to view the Heart-to-Heart "Rough Diamond". "I wasn't sure before, but I am now. I think I can keep the promise I made to Theory!"
Battle Skill The Awakened (Power) 1 1 Increases damage dealt by 60% when Affinity is at max
2 2 Increases damage dealt by 70% when Affinity is at max Deal a certain amount of total damage 8,000 "Now that's what I call a solid attack. Let's try to keep up that standard"
3 3 Increases damage dealt by 80% when Affinity is at max Deal a certain amount of total damage 16,000 "Looks like we've both seen steadily improving our skills."
4 4 Increases damage dealt by 90% when Affinity is at max Deal a certain amount of total damage 32,000 "Just a little further, and I feel like I might have some kind of revelation!"
5 5 Increases damage dealt by 100% when Affinity is at max Deal a certain amount of total damage 48,000 "We only made it this far because we worked together"
The Awakened (Skill) 1 1 Increases accuracy by 30% at max Affinity
2 2 Increases accuracy by 35% at max Affinity Raise Affinity in combat 2 "This is the power of friendship!"
3 3 Increases accuracy by 40% at max Affinity Raise Affinity in combat 5 "Let's keep up this vibe"
4 4 Increases accuracy by 45% at max Affinity Raise Affinity in combat 6 "We're, like, such great partners!"
5 5 Increases accuracy by 50% at max Affinity Raise Affinity in combat 7 "Looks like all our work paid off. Don't you think?"
Brimming Pep 1 1 Increases damage dealt by 20% when HP is 90% or higher Perform a Blade Combo 2 "I think I might've gotten stronger!"
2 2 Increases damage dealt by 30% when HP is 90% or higher Perform a Driver Combo. (It's enough to just be present.) 5 "Do you have stamina for that? Are you OK?!"
3 3 Increases damage dealt by 40% when HP is 90% or higher Perform a Driver Combo. (It's enough to just be present.) 7 "Don't forget to make use of my power too. I'm here to support you!"
4 4 Increases damage dealt by 50% when HP is 90% or higher Use Praxis's favorite pouch items (Dessert Category) 4 "When it comes to tasty things, I could basically just keep eating forever."
5 5 Increases damage dealt by 60% when HP is 90% or higher Perform a Driver Combo finisher. (It's enough to just be present.) 3 "That's my partner for you! Powerful and decisive."
Field Skill Girls' Talk 1 1 Talk openly, girl-to-girl
2 2 Speak to women 20 "I think I might be developing a chatting addiction. Let's go chat some more!"
3 3 Speak to women 30 "We should chat together, too! That's the best way to get to know people - you just have to talk lots!"
Water Mastery 1 1 The power of a Water Blade
2 3 Defeat a Fresh Rodonya in Tantal 5 "I think I've got the hang of really tapping into my own power"
3 5 Defeat a Bagoan Sovereign in the Land of Morytha 5 "Leave the watery stuff to me. I'll give 'em a proper huge blast!"
Salvaging Mastery 1 1 Knowledge related to salvaging
2 2 Acquire Mechanical items from the Collectibles list 20 "I want to learn more about salvaging."
3 3 Acquire Mechanical items from the Collectibles list 25 "Salvage seems pretty fun."

Battles

Praxis is first met as a quest-exclusive Blade boss during the quest Crystal Clear, where she fights as Piratical Praxis. She is fought at the beginning of the quest on Obra Street in Torigoth, Gormott Province at level 33 alongside Plunderous Theory. She is then fought as Criminal Praxis at level 35 at the Valdorm's Mound in the Empire of Mor Ardain alongside Thieving Waldemar.

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