Xenoblade Chronicles 2: How To Obtain Rare Blades | Collectibles Guide

After Xenoblade Chronicles launched back in 2010 in Japan and slowly reaching a worldwide release a couple years later, its sequel, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is now available for purchase. The video game sports a brand new exciting world along with a unique cast of characters.

Players will mainly follow the story of Rex and his friend Pyra who are on a grand quest to find Elysium, a supposed paradise for all of humanity. Currently, all of the humanity resides on living within the backs of colossal beasts called Titans where our protagonist will have to venture through the clouds while taking on quests during his epic search.

If you’re in need of a helping hand with the game then take a look at our guides below. In this particular guide, we’ll showcase everything you need to know about Blades. Find out how to obtain Rare Blades, upgrade Blades and each Blade Arts.

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How To Obtain Rare Blades

Gamers can obtain a Rare Blade simply through Core Crystals. However, obtaining Core Crystals can be difficult as you’ll get them gradually through the game progression along with finding them in chests or dropped by enemies, though Core Crystal drops are often rare itself.

Once you have a Core Crystal then you need to bond with it and from that, you’ll get a random Rare Blade. You can also give other members of your party a Core Crystal to bond with so that they can carry a Rare Blade.

Note: To bond with a blade, pause the game and head into the Bond Blade options. Select the character you wish to give the Rare Blade to and then the Core Crystal.

Each Rare Blade will have their own attributes known as Blade Arts that can really boost your gameplay but depending on the Blade you have will determine what Blade Arts will be equipped. Below is a list of what Blades we’ve come across so far in the game.

Note: You can upgrade Blades which will further give perks to a Blade. This can be done through the Affinity Charts under the Manage Blade options within the Blades menu.

Blade Arts


  • Iron Wall
  • Diving Swing
  • Power Hammer
  • Mighty Beat


  • Butterfly Blade
  • Jaguar Slash
  • Healing Halo
  • Gemini Loop


  • Strong Smash
  • Axe Twist
  • Power Swipe
  • Anchor Shot
  • Sword Bash
  • Double Spinning Edge
  • Rolling Smash


  • Anchor Shot
  • Sword Bash
  • Double Spinning Edge
  • Rolling Smash

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