For those who have not completed Xenoblade Chronicles X, this page may contain spoilers regarding the plot. Discretion is advised.
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.
|Sharpen Claw ※||-||Status||-||Self||Melee Attack Up I||-||-|
|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.
|?||Imperial Sphinx Fang||Material||Intergalactic|
|?||Blazing Gas Sac||Material||Unique|
"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."