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The Tainted Sphinx is a Main Boss in Xenoblade Chronicles X. It is a member of the Tainted group as a Sphinx variant infected by a virus. It is fought at level 24 at Millstone Ridge in Noctilum during Chapter 6, after the party retrieves the alien mech.

Upon its defeat, three more Tainted Sphinxes appear, but before they can attack the party, a flying creature appears and kills them all.

After being defeated in the story, a level 30 Tainted Sphinx can be battled at Oblivia's Barbarich Desert in the Time Attack Mission The Infernal Beast.



Art Attribute Category Hits Range Effect Appendage Homing
Sharpen Claw ※ - Status - Self Melee Attack Up I - -
Slash Physical Melee 1 Single - - -
Bone Charge Physical Melee 1 Frontal Line - - -
Tail Swing Physical Melee 1 Circle around caster Knockback Tail -
Double Claw Electric Melee 2 Frontal Arc Stagger Claw -
Flash Ether Ranged 1 Circle around caster Blackout - -
Explosion Thermal Ranged 1 Circle around caster Launch - -
Sky Savage Electric Melee 3 Frontal Arc Stagger Claw -

※ The Tainted Sphinx will use this Art at the start of the battle.


Part Item Type Rarity
 ? Imperial Sphinx Fang Material Intergalactic
 ? Blazing Gas Sac Material Unique
 ? Pristine Bristle Material Rare
Body Sphinx A Holofigure Intergalactic

Additional Details

"This beast confronted Elma's team during their retrieval of a mysterious Skell in the depths of Noctilum. It is the largest and strongest of all tainted indigens."