The Shimmering Forte (Japanese: 陽炎のフォルテ, Kagerō no Forute) is a Unique Monster in Xenoblade Chronicles. It is a member of the Deinos family, and can be found at level 33 east of the Eks Watering Hole in Makna Forest on hot days. A hot day is signified by a shimmering haze on screen and the absence of birdsong sounds. The party must defeat the Shimmering Forte to complete the Makna Forest's Challenge quest given by a Nopon Merchant. Additionally, it can drop a Magic Stone, two of which are needed for Material Quest 1.

If the party stands in the path just south of the heart-to-heart, facing north-west, Shimmering Forte will appear on the path in front of them when the weather is right. Weather changes are random, so persistence may be required.



Art Attribute Multiplier Hits Range Effect Knockback Blowdown/Daze
Flame Shot IITalent (Ether)1.8 – 2.01Frontal Line-Yes (2)Yes/No
GnawPhysical3.3 – 3.51Single---
Blazing BreathEther1.8 – 2.01Frontal ArcBlaze--



Break 70% Lock-On 0% Physical Def. ▼ 70% Agility ▼ 0%
Topple 0% Bind 0% Ether Def. ▼ 0% Aura Seal 0%
Daze 0% Paralysis 0% Strength ▼ 0% Arts Seal 70%
Sleep 0% Slow 0% Ether ▼ 0% Death 100%



Wood 0%
Silver 0%
Gold 100%


Magic Stone 79%
Scienti Glyph 21%


Deinos Crystals
Blaze Defence III / Blaze Attack III 23.1%
Blaze Defence III / Aggro Up III 23.1%
Gladiator Biter 2 slots 9.6%
Rain Staff 2 slots 8%
Meditor Gnasher 1 slot 5.4%
Nopol Gear 0 slots 10.5%
Panther Shoes 1 slot 7.8%
Jungle Gloves 1 slot 7%
Panther Gloves 1 slot 5.5%


Serpent Biter 2 slots 20.2%
Boom Nibbler 3 slots 4.8%
Unique Weapons
Love Biter 16.7%
King Frog 8.3%
Unique Armours
Cool Gel 20.9%
Cool Oil 17.4%
Chronos Gloves 11.7%


Shimmering Forte

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.