For those who have not completed Xenoblade Chronicles 2, this page may contain spoilers regarding the plot. Discretion is advised.
- "If such a place did exist, maybe we could all live in peace, without the need to fight."
- — Rex, about Elysium
Rex (Japanese: レックス, Rekkusu) is the main protagonist of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. He is a Driver who harnesses the power of a Blade named Pyra. She is also known as the legendary sword Aegis for which Rex is devoted to protect it. Together with Pyra, he goes on a quest to find her long-lost home, Elysium. Due to the Aegis' duality, Rex can drive the other incarnation of the weapon, the Blade Mythra.
Rex was designed by Masatsugu Saitō, the lead character designer for the game.
Rex was around two years old when he and his mother washed up on the shores of Fonsett Village. His mother died upon arrival and his father's body was found in the Leftherian Archipelago nearby; they were both buried in Oratory Knoll Cemetery. Rex grew up in Fonsett, living with Corinne.
Rex lives on the back of Azurda, a small Titan, whom he calls "Gramps" and can be transformed into a small companion often standing inside his helmet. They travel through the sea of clouds overrunning the world of Alrest. Rex is a dynamic and vivid boy who earned his living by performing retrieve and rescue missions as a Salvager (サルベージャー, Sarubējā). His outfit allows to protect himself while saving people who get lost in the Cloud Sea, and while scavenging useful resources from beneath. One day, Rex meets the Blade Pyra and becomes a Driver, which allows him to forge links with other Blades.
- Aegis Sword/Broadsword ※
※ Rex does not gain access to Rolling Smash until after the Broadsword is replaced with the Aegis Sword
- Catalyst Scimitar
- Twin Rings
- Big Bang Edge
- Dual Scythes
- Ether Cannon
- Shield Hammer
- Chroma Katana
- Knuckle Claws
Rex's Affinity Chart contains the following skills.
|1||Muscle Builder||Increases Strength by 20.||375|
|Reflex Response||Increases Agility by 20.||250|
|Rapid Attack I||Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to at the start of battle.||750|
|Ether Studies||Increases Ether by 20.||625|
|Rescue||Increases the HP restored when reviving a teammate by 15%.||500|
|2||Picture of Health||Increases HP restored to self (not using HP Potions) by 10%.||1,500|
|Arts Chain||Lets you use a Driver Art after canceling a Driver Art.||3,000|
|Combo Enhance||Adds 20% to damage ratio after canceling an auto-attack.||2,000|
|Rapid Attack II||Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to at the start of battle.||2,500|
|Gramps' Blessing||Increases Luck by 20.||1,000|
|3||Rapid Attack III||Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to at the start of battle.||5,000|
|Lively Lad||Increases maximum HP by 200.||2,000|
|Ultimate Relay||Increases attack power ratio at the start of a Chain Attack.||4,000|
|Topple Champ||Extends Topple duration by 15%||6,000|
|Drive to Win||Slightly fills the Party Gauge for each critical hit delivered.||3,000|
A DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild bringing "Rex's costume" to Link was released on November 9th, 2017. It offers the new side quest Collaboration: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 where Link has to discover three red treasures across Hyrule, each of them containing the Salvager Headwear, Vest and Trousers. These three pieces of the "Rex's costume" worn by Link grant him the bonus effect Swim Speed Up.
|Playable Characters||Rex · Nia · Tora · Vandham · Zeke · Mòrag|
|Special Blades||Pyra · Mythra · Dromarch · Poppi α · Poppi QT · Poppi QTπ · Roc · Pandoria · Brighid|
|Supporting Characters||Amalthus · Azurda · Cole · Fan la Norne · Turters|
|Torna||Jin · Malos · Akhos · Mikhail · Patroka|