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Reyn in Xenoblade Chronicles
|Voice actor(s)||Eiji Miyashita|
- "If I'm late for drills again, old Square-tache is gonna kill me."
- — Reyn
Reyn (Japanese: ライン, Rain, Rein; English dub: /ˈraɪn/) is one of the seven playable characters in Xenoblade Chronicles and one of Shulk's childhood friends. He is the second character introduced into the game after Shulk. Although he is a member of Colony 9's Defence Force, he can often be seen at Shulk and Fiora's side. Reyn is the stereotypical fun-loving boisterous joker of the group. He uses an oversize shield-gunlance, which can switch from shield mode into gun or lance mode. Riki implies that he snores but it is unknown if that is true or not. Reyn is always rolling his right arm in anticipation for action.
Reyn serves as the muscle of the group in more ways than one. A true hero like him would know to have not just a strong body but to also have a strong heart. His one goal (and his one promise) in life was to protect his family and friends and everyone else he cares for, which is the main reason why he joined the Defense Force in the first place. He's not the smartest of the group and he serves as part of the team's comic relief along with Riki, but he knows when it's time to get serious.
Reyn is also quite emotionally charged and has a habit of losing his temper, but it's usually when something grave is happening to his friends or other innocent beings. Examples would include when fighting enemies such as Metal Face or Egil. At various times, his friends need to help him simmer down when his aggressive feelings get the better of him. But at the end of the day, he never lets go of who he is. He seems to take pride in being himself, since he got annoyed when Sharla kept comparing him to Gadolt, going so far as to ask if she just saw him as a "Gadolt substitute". However, Reyn does have some feelings of doubt of his abilities at times, as he mentioned when he anguished on how ineffective he was when protecting others while Shulk wielded the power of the Monado. Despite his insecurities, Reyn disdained the thought of submission to unpleasant fates and values struggling against calamity, as he became notably aggressive towards Alvis for suggesting his efforts towards Zanza were fruitless.
Reyn grew up with his childhood friends Shulk and Fiora. They were the first two he would always protect. He was also someone they would look for when they needed to smile and laugh. Additionally, he and Shulk always treated each other as brothers and they vowed to cover each other's backs. Dunban is a mentor to the duo, but Reyn knows that he has to grow up and use his own strength if he ever wants to get by in life.
It is not heavily implied yet, but it is possible that Reyn has developed feelings for Sharla despite that she was Gadolt's fiancee. He even admitted once to Sharla that Gadolt seemed like tough competition for a guy like him, something to which she replied laughing. Additionally, Riki brought that up in a Heart to Heart with Reyn. The Heropon claimed Sharla to be the nice girl Reyn was looking for to start a family with. Reyn responded that they should finish saving the world and wait until Sharla had finished healing her heart before he could ask her, but he hoped she would not reject him if the time ever came.
Reyn's main role in the game is that of a tank. With his crowd control, high aggro skills, the ability to wield heavy armour and defense increasing weapons, he keeps his allies protected by being a huge, bulky distraction. Reyn's high HP and his abilities, which include causing Paralysis, Strength Down, and Agility Down, allows him to further improve his survivability against enemy damage. He is also gifted with multiple Aura abilities that can turn him into an offensive powerhouse, defensive target, or prevent himself from getting incapacitated, and is one of the two party members (apart from Shulk) capable of Toppling and Dazing enemies quickly. This grants him excellent staying power and crowd control, which allows the other members of the party to rip into enemies without fear of retaliation.
Reyn himself, however, does decent amounts of damage when combined with the rest of the party and is therefore a very useful party member in the beginning of the game. Although Dunban can somewhat play the role of aggro absorber once he joins the party in the middle of the game, his low health and risk of getting downed early despite his agility can be seen as a downside. Therefore, Reyn is still as viable mid-game due to his incredible tanking efficiency that allows him to keep aggro off his party members without fear of them (or him) getting hoarded due to his high health and defense.
However, as he is the designated "Tanking" character, Reyn is reliant on healing to keep him in the front lines, often necessitating a healer to fight alongside him during tougher battles..
Reyn also has a skill that increases AP gains from battles.
|Max Level||Max HP||Max Physical Strength||Max Ether Strength||Max Agility|
※ These stats are raw and do not include the bonuses from the skill lines.
- each auto-attack hit adds 25% to his talent gauge
- can fill up talent gauge very quickly
- can equip heavy armour early in the game
- can generate burst aggro from some of his arts just by hitting enemies, especially with Mad Taunt
- can aggro multiple enemies
- fastest cooldown times for Shield Bash and Wild Down
- can defend many fatal attacks with Last Stand if AI controlled
- Mad Taunt - [Talent Art] Temporarily increases a single enemy's aggro towards Reyn.
- Bone Upper - Damages a single enemy and fills talent gauge.
- Hammer Beat - Damages enemies in a circle around the target and increases their aggro.
- Wild Down - Topples an enemy suffering from break and deals some damage.
- Rage - Lowers phys. damage taken, causes Spike damage twice the amount of Reyn's ether stat, decreases attack power, fills talent gauge over time. [Aura]
- Aura Burst - Only available while an aura is active, reduces enemy strength and generates aggro.
- War Swing - Damages enemies in a circle around the user and fills talent gauge.
- Guard Shift - Increases block chance to 100% for the duration but inhibits auto-attack and movement. Use again to de-activate.
- Engage - Forces a single enemy to lock on and increases aggro generated by Mad Taunt for the duration. [Aura]
- Sword Drive - Deals large amounts of damage.
- Berserker - Auto-attack and Mad Taunt gain area effect, decreases defense but increases strength. [Aura]
- Last Stand - Revives once if incapacitated during the duration, heals and fills Party Gauge. [Aura]
- Shield Bash - Dazes a toppled enemy.
- Dive Sobat - Causes paralysis, decreases agility when used after Bone Upper.
- Magnum Charge - Only usable with maxed talent gauge, multiplies next art's damage.
- Anchor Chain - Blocks knock-back and blow-down, increases aggro over time, prevents aggro loss when Reyn receives damage.
- Lariat - Damages enemies in a frontal cone and fills talent gauge.
Reyn has the following Skill Trees:
Spirit is one of Reyn's initial three skill trees, and the first skill is unlocked at the start of the game.
Prioritizing Spirit improves Reyn's Strength based on the number of skills that have been unlocked in this tree:
|Frame||Skill||Effect||SP Cost||Link Cost|
|Medium Equipment||Allows medium weight armour to be equipped.||--||10|
|Mental Fortitude||Grants Phys Def Up 10% at start of battle with higher level enemies.||700||2|
|Unrelenting Spirit||Prevents Incapacitation from lowering [[tension (XC1)|]].||1000||28|
|Feel the Heat||Increases tension by 5 when damage is taken.||2000||40|
|Sheer Determination||Boosts physical defence by 15% when HP is at half.||3500||7|
Enthusiasm is one of Reyn's initial three skill trees.
Prioritizing Enthusiasm improves Reyn's Critical Hit rate based on the number of skills that have been unlocked in this tree:
|Critical Hit Rate Increase||2%||4%||6%||8%||10%||15%|
|Frame||Skill||Effect||SP Cost||Link Cost|
|Heavy Equipment||Allows heavy weight armour to be equipped.||300||30|
|Courageous Taunt||Increases aggro drawn by Mad Taunt by 10%.||700||--|
|Healing Inspiration||Restores 10% HP to an encouraged ally.||1000||12|
|Reckless Courage||Strength Up 20% buff at start of battle with higher level of enemies.||2000||2|
|Heroic Taunt||Further increases aggro drawn by Mad Taunt by 15%.||3500||--|
Diligence is one of Reyn's initial three skill trees.
Prioritizing Diligence improves Reyn's Agility based on the number of skills that have been unlocked in this tree:
Impatience is Reyn's fourth skill tree. It can be unlocked by completing Cook-Off Showdown!.
Prioritizing Impatience improves Reyn's counter-attack rate based on the number of skills that have been unlocked in this tree:
|Counter-Attack Rate Increase||2%||5%||10%||12%||15%||20%|
|Frame||Skill||Effect||SP Cost||Link Cost|
|Ultimate Taunt||Boosts Mad Taunt's effects by 20% if targeted enemy is not targeting Reyn||200||--|
|Melee Champion||Grants Haste (15% for 30 seconds) to the party when an enemy is defeated||500||12|
|Rampage||Increases chance of a Double Attack by 10%||800||20|
|Speed Strike||Grants Haste buff (15% for 10 seconds) when an attack misses||1000||43|
|Channelled Pain||Fills Talent Gauge by 5% when damage is taken||1500||45|
Camaraderie is Reyn's fifth Skill Tree. It is obtained by completing Friendship Tokens.
Prioritizing Camaraderie improves Reyn's Physical Defence based on the number of skills that have been unlocked in this tree:
|Physical Defence Increase||5||10||20||30||40||50|
|Frame||Skill||Effect||SP Cost||Link Cost|
|Ties of Friendship||Increases chance of a Chain Link by 5%||200||14|
|Shoulder to Shoulder||Heals the party by 10% after a Chain Attack||500||25|
|Flying Start||Grants Haste by 15% for 30 sec after successful Burst Affinity||800||10|
|Solitary Fight||Grants 25% strength up buff when 1 party member is incapacitated||1000||3|
|Friends Forever||Increases affinity gained when encouraging an ally by 15%||1500||30|
Reyn owns unique Shooter and Engineer abilities for Gem Crafting, they are:
- Strong Bonus: Qualities grow stronger with a strong flame.
- Strong Flame: Great
- Medium Flame: Poor
- Gentle Flame: Poor
- Spicy Cabbage (Veg ; Bionis' Leg)
- Energy Aubergine (Veg ; Mechonis Field)
- Meaty Potato (Veg ; Central Factory)
- Hunger Crash (Strange ; Galahad Fortress)
- Humming Cabbage (Veg; Satorl Marsh)
- Schorl Mushroom (Veg; Makna Forest)
- Girl Courgette (Veg; Valak Mountain)
- Meaty Carrot (Veg; Sword Valley)
- Shin Newt (Animal; Tephra Cave)
- Black Frog (Animal; Ether Mine)
- Yellow Cat (Animal; Ether Mine)
- Happy Duck (Animal; Bionis' Interior)
- Sea Frog (Animal; Eryth Sea)
- Giant Hornet (Bug; Colony 9)
- White Night Rod (Strange; Colony 6)
- "Now it's Reyn time!"
- "Watch out! Mad hairball on the loose!"
- "I'm powering up!"
- "The adults are talking here pops!"
- "Let's not lose our heads, though."
- "Good thing I'm here? No? Anyone?"
- "Shulk? You saw another one didn't you?"
- "Man, wha' a buncha jokas!"
- "Who else wants some?"
- "Haha! In your face!"
- "This one I belong!"
- "It just goes to show, brawn is better than brains."
- "Got it, Shulk."
- "Ok, let's start a chain attack to finish him!"
- "I know, I know!" (during chain attacks)
- "Yeah! Reyn time!" (during chain attacks)
- "Ain't over yet"
- "Get outta 'ere!"
- "Yeaah, I'm turnin' up the heat!"
- "SUCK ON THIS!"
- "Give it some Oomph!"
- "Hammerrrrrrrrrr BEAT!"
- "Wild DOWN!"
- "Gotta focus on... GUARDING!" [Art: Guard Shift]
- "Warrrrrrr SWING!"
- "Sssword Drive!"
- "Shield Bash!"
- "This is it! LAST STAND!"
- "MAGNUM CHARGE!"
- "Bone... UPPER!"
- "Diiive SOBAT!"
- "Auraaa BURST!"
- "Aaanchor Chain!"
- "Here we gooo... LARIAT!"
- "This is gonna hurt!" [Art: Aura Burst]
- Reyn: "Now we're getting started!"
Riki: "But Riki already started..."
- Reyn: "Sharla, with you around I fight three times as hard!"
Sharla: "Reyn, what am I going to do with you!"
- "Are we insane?!" [When challenging a red level enemy]
- "Are you nuts?!" [When challenging a red level enemy]
- "What'cha doing, Shulk? Get up!"
- "Yeah, Shulk! Get stuck in!"
- "You tell em, Shulk!"
- "So this is what teamwork is!"
- "Right with you, Shulk!"
- "That's right! AIN'T NO STOPPING US!"
- "Shulk! You're up!"
- "WOOO! Shulk and Fiora sittin in a tree!"
- "Cheers, Shulk."
- "Shulk, it's that one!"
- "Get in there, Shulk!"
- "Come on Shulk, get it together!"
- "Fiora, snap out of it!"
- "Lead the way, Fiora!"
- "Now you're talking my language, Fiora!"
- "Yeah, Fiora let's show em what we got!"
- "Yeah Fiora, Ain't that the truth?"
- "WOOHOO! Stop it Fiora, you're making me cry!"
- "Fiora! It's up to you!"
- "Fiora, you always were the thoughtful type."
- "Fiora, I'm counting on ya!"
- "Nice one, Fiora!"
- "Fiora, it ain't over yet!"
- "Dunban, this ain't like you!"
- "Right behind you, Dunban!"
- "Hehaha! Looking forward to this!"
- "Hahaha! Thanks to you, Dunban!"
- "Yeah! No one's gonna stop us, Dunban!"
- "You can count on me, Dunban!"
- "Dunban! Your turn!"
- "Thanks Dunban! I'm so moved!"
- "Dunban! It's all yours!"
- "Well played, Dunban!"
- "Dunban, what's wrong?"
- "Sharla, come on!"
- "Sharla, fire it up!"
- "Blow em away, Sharla!"
- "You said it, Sharla!"
- "With you and me here, what'd you expect?"
- "I dunno what you mean, Sharla, but I LOVE it!"
- "Go, Sharla!"
- "Sharla, what about me?"
- "Sharla, with you around, I fight three times as hard!"
- "Sharla, show em the buisness end of your rifle!"
- "Sharla, nicely done!"
- "You can do it, Sharla!"
- "OLD MAN!!!"
- "Take your nap later, old man!"
- "Fuzzball on the loose, people!"
- "Don't get too crazy, old geezer!"
- "We ain't even started yet, gramps!"
- "Nah, fuzzface, the thanks goes to me!"
- "Let's just show them how heroic we can be!"
- "You're up next, furball!"
- "Hit em with your walking stick, Riki!"
- "Nice one, my furry friend!"
- "We're not done yet, furball!"
- "On your feet, princess!"
- "Woah, check out Melia!"
- "Wow, Melia! Don't let up now!"
- "Now you're gettin it, Melia!"
- "Hah! Good to have you around, Melia!"
- "Yeah, Melia! Let's smash them to bits!"
- "Get em, Melia!"
- "Melia! Get that one!"
- "You got the skills, Melia!"
- "Let's up the ante here, Melia!"
- "Sharla, what we gonna do?"
- "Dunban, we gotta do something."
- "I'm counting on you, Old man."
- "Melia, can you handle this?"
- "Yo, Fiora, let's sort this."
- "Shulk! You see something?"
|Shulk, Reyn||Shulk - Reyn, I could always rely on you!|
Reyn - Heh, nothing's gonna attack you so long as I'm around.
|Shulk, Reyn, Sharla||Reyn - I'm on fire! Sharla, did you see me? Did you see what I did!?|
Sharla - Oh! I, uh, wasn't really looking.
Reyn - Aw, come on. That's not fair.
Shulk - *Laughs*
|Shulk, Reyn, Dunban||Reyn - Dunban, with you around, there ain't no stopping us!|
Shulk - Totally!
Dunban - Don't get cocky. Stay focussed, stay sharp.
Shulk & Reyn - Yes sir!
|Shulk, Reyn, Melia||Shulk - Melia, are you tired?|
Melia - No, I am fine. Reyn, however... I'm not so sure about.
Shulk: Reyn, wake up! Reyn!
Reyn: *Yawns* Sorry, sorry. Didn't get enough sleep. Why don't we grab some shut-eye?
|Shulk, Reyn, Riki||Riki - Thanks to Riki's sidekicks, we win.|
Reyn - Wha!? Who're you calling sidekick?
Riki - No see anyone else. Must be you.
Reyn - Stupid furry volleyball. I'm gonna...
Shulk - Reyn, you're such an easy target. *Laughs*
|Shulk, Reyn, Fiora||Reyn - Man, am I good or am I good.|
Shulk - *Laughs* That is so you, Reyn.
Fiora - *Giggles* You two never change.
|Reyn, Sharla, Dunban||Reyn - How would you rate me in that battle?|
Dunban - Amateurish!
Sharla - Yes, amateurish.
Reyn - Aw, man. After all my training...
|Reyn, Sharla, Melia||Reyn - Just goes to show, brawn is better than brains.|
Sharla - Oh no, I can't let that one slip by.
Melia - The head! Shoot him in the head!
Reyn - Wha? What did I say?
|Reyn, Sharla, Riki||Reyn - That's how I like it, guys. Take 'em down in one fell sweep.|
Riki - Yeah! Reyn is cleaner, so like sweeping! *laughs*
Sharla - Reyn, it's "swoop", not "sweep". Did you even try to go to school?
|Reyn, Sharla, Fiora||Reyn - That was a superb moral victory, ladies.|
Sharla - *Laughs* Reyn, you bash, we talk.
Fiora - Moral? We're still standing, aren't we?
|Reyn, Dunban, Melia||Reyn - You can't have a rainbow without Reyn, baby!|
Melia - Dunban, I think you need to have a talk with Reyn.
Dunban - No. Let's pretend it didn't happen.
|Reyn, Dunban, Riki||Reyn - Ha! When the going gets going, the tough get tough.|
Riki - *Laughs* Even Riki know that not right.
Dunban - Reyn, what are you babbling on about?
|Reyn, Dunban, Fiora||Dunban - Fiora, are you okay?|
Fiora - Yeah, I'm doing okay.
Reyn - I'm doing good 'n' all, Dunban.
Dunban - I don't remember asking about you.
Reyn - Oh wait. I got a sudden pain in the neck
Fiora - Okay. Enough messing around. Let's move on.
|Reyn, Melia, Riki||Melia - Here, Riki Riki Riki. May I stroke your fur, please?|
Riki - Melly always welcome!
Reyn - Me too! Me too!
Riki - Reyn give one biscuit for every stroke!
Reyn - Hey! Why am I the only one who has to give you stuff?
|Reyn, Melia and Fiora||Reyn - Is everyone all right?|
Fiora - Reyn, you're asking if we're all right? But... do you feel okay?
Melia - Indeed. We ought to build a monument to mark such a rare occurrence
Reyn - Charming. I don't know why I bother.
|Reyn, Riki, Fiora||Riki - Fiora, good job. Well done.|
Fiora - *Giggles* Thanks. Good job to you too, Riki.
Reyn - Hey, aren't we forgetting someone?
Riki - Reyn is smelly Orluga. No good job for you.
Reyn - When I get my hands on you I'm gonna... oh, forget it.
Fiora - *Sigh* Like little kids.
- Reyn has the most physical arts with an area effect.
- Reyn has the fastest Topple and Daze of all playable characters.
- Reyn's first equips are the Scrap Driver, Middle Gear, Middle Armour, Middle Gauntlets, Middle Leggings, and Middle Boots.
- According to the "The Legend of the Spider" Heart-to-Heart, Reyn has arachnophobia, which was caused by Shulk putting a spider in his shoe.
- Reyn appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.
- Reyn's art Guard Shift shares its name with one of Fiora's arts.
- Guard Shift is also the only art of Reyn's (excluding his Talent Art, Mad Taunt), where he never shouts its name when executing it.
- Reyn's notable quotes "Now it's Reyn time!" and "Yeah! Reyn time!" became an internet meme.
|Playable Characters||Dunban · Fiora · Melia · Reyn · Riki · Sharla · Shulk|
|Homs||Alvis · Dickson · Gadolt · Juju · Mumkhar · Otharon · Vangarre|
|Nopon||Chief Dunga · Oka|
|High Entia||Kallian · Lorithia · Sorean · Tyrea · Yumea|
|Machina||Egil · Linada · Miqol · Vanea|
|Gods||Meyneth · Zanza|