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For those who have not completed Xenoblade Chronicles, this page or section may contain spoilers regarding the plot. Discretion is advised.

Zanza is the final boss of Xenoblade Chronicles. He must be defeated three times to win the battle.

First Form


Arts

Art Attribute Multiplier Hits Range Effect Knockback Blowdown/Daze
Summon Guardians ※Status--SelfPhysical Protect
Summons Guardians
--
Monado LeftEther1.5 - 1.752SingleTopple (on second hit)--
Monado RightPhysical1.25 - 1.52SingleDaze-No/Yes
Monado Cross VIIITalent (Physical)3.0 -3.251Frontal Arc-Yes (2)-
Monado RecoverStatus19.8 - 20-Circle around casterRecovery (himself and guardians)--
Monado FearStatus--Circle around casterStrength Down
Ether Down
--
Monado BraveStatus--Circle around casterStrength Up
Ether Up
--

※ Zanza will always start with this art, and will summon two Zanza Guardians during the battle.

Resistances

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

※ Except under certain conditions
‡ No resistance during a chain attack


Second Form

After Zanza's first form is defeated, he transforms into his second form. This part of the battle ends when his HP falls below 20%.

  • Caution: Zanza's auto-attacks are ether-based. Therefore, his ether auto-attacks cannot be dodged. However, they can be blocked if the battle members are over-leveled.

Arts

Art Attribute Multiplier Hits Range Effect Knockback Blowdown/Daze
World Reconstruct (right)Status--SelfPhysical Protect
Crazed
Background turns red
--
World Reconstruct (left) ※Status--SelfPhysical Protect
Summons 2 Guardians
Background turns blue
--
Monado ComboPhysical2.25 - 2.52Frontal Arc-Yes (1)-
Bionis BusterPhysical2.75 - 3.01SingleDaze-No/Yes
Mechonis BusterPhysical2.25 - 2.51Frontal ArcTopple--
Black HoleEther1.8 - 2.01Circle around casterPierce
Talent Drain
--
Titan Bazooka VIIITalent (Ether)4.25 - 4.51Frontal Line-Yes (2)-
Monado Shooter IXTalent (Ether)0.5 - 0.556Circle around casterBind--

※ Zanza will summon two Zanza Guardians during the battle.

Resistances

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

※ Except under certain conditions
‡ No resistance during a chain attack


Third Form

After a short cutscene, Shulk receives the Monado III and begins the final part of the battle. The battle ends when Zanza's HP is reduced to zero.


Arts

Art Attribute Multiplier Hits Range Effect Knockback Blowdown/Daze
World Reconstruct (right)Status--SelfCrazed
Background turns red
--
World Reconstruct (left) ※Status--SelfPhysical Protect
Summons 2 Guardians
Background turns blue
--
Monado ComboPhysical2.0 - 2.252Frontal Arc-Yes (1)-
Bionis BusterPhysical2.5 - 2.751Single--No/Yes
Mechonis BusterPhysical2.0 - 2.251Frontal Arc-Yes (1)-
Black HoleEther1.5 - 1.651Circle around casterBuffs Removal--
Titan Bazooka VIIITalent (Ether)4.0 - 4.251Frontal Line-Yes (2)-
Monado Shooter IXTalent (Ether)0.5 - 0.556Circle around casterBind--

※ Zanza will summon two Zanza Guardians during the battle.

Resistances

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

※ Except under certain conditions
‡ No resistance during a chain attack


Notes

  • The third form of Zanza and the guardians uses the same arts and have the same immunities as in the second form. However the art characteristics differ.
  • Since Zanza's level is hidden (and shown as "???" in the game), Zanza's enemy target window frame will always appear at "Danger" level (which is coloured in red), regardless of the party's level. However the "Danger" level penalties will not apply if the party's levels are close to or higher than Zanza's actual level.

Tips

  • Destroy the guardians first. They will use Monado Eater to remove important buffs from targets.
  • Make use of Reyn's tanking abilities against multiple enemies. Berserker + Mad Taunt, Anchor Chain, Aura Burst, etc.
  • For the second and third form, Zanza's auto attacks are ether-based
  • Many of Zanza's attacks, when a vision is seen, can be avoided by running away as far as possible.
  • Shulk can use his Monado III when fighting against the third form. The Monado III has a critical hit rate of 75% and is the strongest Monado in the game.
  • Once the second form of Zanza is beaten, Shulk will lose whatever Monado is on him at the time and it will be replaced by Monado III.
  • For Zanza's first two forms, a burst affinity must be successfully completed in order for visions to occur.

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