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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 classes – everything we know so far


Xenoblade Chronicles 3 looks to combine the best bits of the previous games, with huge variation in many different aspects, such as locales, colonies, side-quests, and exploration. As we mention in our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 review, one of the key places where things have changed is with combat.

While there are many returning features, like arts and chain attacks, there’s a new element added in the form of Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s classes. As we saw in the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 direct, there are six different classes that you can swap between, as well as additional classes that you can gain throughout the game.

Once you’ve learned all about Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s classes, we’ve got lots more Xeno-guides for you. Check out the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date to be ready for the big day, or watch all the latest Xenoblade Chronicles 3 trailers to get hyped. Then, when you’ve decided you want it, have a gander at our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 pre-order guide.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 classes

Every class can wear each other’s outfits, meaning there’s a lot of choice in terms of fashion. There are a few different classes we saw in the direct, which you can check out below, with a rough description of what they entail. To learn more about who you’re adventure is with, check out our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 characters guide.

Taion and Sena in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, with their classes shown above their hand in an orange glowing view.

  • Swordfighter – a well-balanced attacker
  • Zephyr – good at evasion and counter-attacking
  • Medic gunner – heals and buffs allies
  • Tactician – disrupts enemies and supports allies
  • Heavy guard – big weapons to absorb attacks
  • Ogre – a big hammer-wielder for doing big damage

There’s another aspect of combat in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Ouroboros, but we don’t know how that relates to classes. You can also add a seventh party member from different characters you meet over time. We saw three of them in the direct:

  • Guardian commander – defender
  • Incursor – high critical damage
  • War medic – heals and buffs allies

Of course, we’re a little far out from release day, so the scant information available at the moment shouldn’t last too long. We’ve got info on Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Noah and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Mio if you’re interested in the new protagonists. For something different, check out our Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes review to see if it’s the game for you.

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