Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has shaken the JRPG genre within a few days. The Xenoblade Chronicles series is one of the biggest on Nintendo Switch, and it features vast open worlds with well-structured plots. JRPG players would be aware of the fact that these games take a lot of grinding.
So, it’s highly important to learn about buffs and abilities that make your characters stronger. This is exactly why we have put together our article about the best accessories in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
The third installment in the Xenoblade Chronicles series has a lot of equipable items which will allow your players to become stronger. The game may seem easy in the beginning, but believe us, if you’re not upgrading Noah, Mio, Lanz, Sena, Taion, and Eunie, the game will become difficult for you. Hence, accessories are one of the major parts of your character build!
Before we begin learning about Xenoblade Chronicles 3 accessories, we urge you to read our article on the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Classes. Without going through the mentioned article, you might find some parts of this guide a bit hard to understand. You can also check out our detailed guides on Nia and Sena in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
Equipping the right accessories in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will help you immensely against major bosses in the game. Simply put, the accessories are items/buffs that strengthen your characters in multiple ways (more on it later). While you’re at it, why not read our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review?
In our guide, we will cover everything there is to know about Xenoblade Chronicles 3 accessories. It includes a brief overview of them, how to equip them, and the best accessories for each class in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
What Are Accessories In Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Let us try explaining what accessories are in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, along with their roles. A regular gamer would be fully aware of what buffs and perks are. These items are used to enhance your character in a game by granting them a unique ability or a stat boost.
Accessories are gems or armor worn by the characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. These items will boost or strengthen your heroes as you take on bosses and enemies across Aionios.
Accessories that bump up max HP would benefit Attackers. In contrast, accessories that increase resistance against attacks would suit Defenders more.
Best Accessories In Xenoblade Chronicles 3
There are dozens of accessories to choose from in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and this might prove to be a bit overwhelming. But at the same time, the game provides you with thousands of possibilities and pairings to pick for your character.
To make things easier for you, the accessories in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 have been categorized by their rarity. There are Common, Rare, and Legendary accessories in the game.
Let’s have a quick look at the best ones you can get in each rarity.
Here are the best common accessories in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
|Apprentice Vambraces||Boosts damage dealt by 20% when attacking an enemy that is higher-level|
|Bronze Temple Guard||HP increases by 20%|
|Circlet of Wisdom||Boosts healing effect by 27%|
|Dragonfang Necklace||25% damage increase to enemies who are targeting you|
|Fierce Armor Vest||Increases physical defense by 15%|
|Florid Armring||When HP is higher then 90% damage dealt will be boosted by 15%|
|Glowing Medal||Enhances daze duration on enemies by 15%|
|Iron Misanga||Evasion increases by 20% when HP is lower then 30%|
|Mint Potpourri||60% resistance increase against target lock damage|
|Signet Ring||On a successful attack evasion, attackers aggro increases towards the enemy|
|Warped Crystal||Damage health increases by 35% on each kill (can be accumulated up to 250%)|
Next up, we have our top picks of the best rare accessories that you can equip in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
|Assist Belt||Increases Break resistance by 25%|
|Black Belt||Increases the duration of topple effect by 21%|
|Break Brooch||Lowers enemies break resistance by 22%|
|Chipped White Brooch||Overlooks 17% of the enemy's physical defense|
|Dragonfang Necklace||Increases damage by 26% on an enemy who is targeting you|
|Gear Support||Enhances agility by 21%|
|Gust Bracelet||Master Arts will be charged up to 95% at the start of a battle|
|Sapphire||Increases damage by 16% for every enemy in the battle (Can be accumulated to 200%)|
|Shell Lining||Increases Ether defense by 16%|
|Violent Stone||Auto-attack damage is increased by 108%|
|Warrior's Armlet||Increases damage dealt moderately when attacking a high-level player|
Finally, we have the best rarity for equipable items known as the Legendary Accessories in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
The game features seven rings known as the ‘Legacy of the 7’. These rings are unique and have only one version in the whole game, which is why they’re added to the Legendary category.
The following are by far the best accessories in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
|Memory Locket||Allows the player to revive allies even when they're not in a healer role|
|Hellfire Amulet||Enhances damage from Blaze effect by 300%|
|Beautiful Crystal||Increases damage by 60% per kill (can be accumulated to a maximum of 250%)|
|Titanium Support||Boosts Agility by 32%|
|Saturni Rings (Legacy of the 7)||Increases Attack damage by 40%|
|Solis Rings (Legacy of the 7)||Boosts Healing ability by 40%|
|Veneris Rings (Legacy of the 7)||Increases TP by 20 at the beginning of every Chain Attack|
|Iovis Rings (Legacy of the 7)||Increases Agility by 40%|
|Mercurii Rings (Legacy of the 7)||Boosts Critical Rate by a whopping 60%|
|Martis Rings (Legacy of the 7)||Boosts Block Rate by a massive 60%|
|Lunae Rings (Legacy of the 7)||Damage of Fusion Arts are increased by 100%|
|Brute Memory||Your player will survive a finishing attack with 1 HP and will earn a 5-second period of invincibility (occurs once per battle)|
Best Accessories For Each Class In Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Earlier, we mentioned our guide about Xenoblade Chronicles 3 classes, and we urged you to have a read before getting into this one.
To put it simply, each character in the game belongs to a role and a class. There are three roles in the game; Attackers, Defenders, and Healers. Each role has multiple classes with different sets of abilities.
As we saw earlier, there are many accessories in the game, which brings out dozens of possibilities in which you can build your characters. However, some accessories would work better with specific roles and classes.
Let’s quickly run through the best accessories in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 for each role and class without further ado.
Attackers are the main damage inflictors in the game. Their main focus lies in the strength and are the aggressors in the team. So in order to get the best out of the Attacker classes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, it’s better to link them up with accessories that enhance damage.
Swordfighter and Ogre are one of the more reoccurring Attacker classes in the game. Noah and Sena are attackers from the six main characters in the game.
While picking accessories for your Attackers, you should pick the ones that increase attack damage. With increased damage, your team will end battles faster.
When it comes to picking accessories for Attackers, Violent Stone is a great choice. It adds 108% more damage to your character’s auto-attacks. Apart from that, you can also use the legendary Saturni Rings; with this equipped, your attacker’s total damage will increase by a massive 40%.
Mercurri Rings is another great option as it boosts the critical rate by 60%. These rings would give you a greater chance to put down your enemy quicker. Lastly, we wanted to include the Hellfire Amulet in our list of the best Attacker accessories in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. The Amulet will increase the Blaze effect by 300%.
Defenders are the spine of your team in XC3. These heroes will be responsible for distracting enemies while resisting their attacks. These guys will allow the Attackers to fully shine in their role and inflict damage on the opponent.
So any accessory that boosts up total or special resistances is suitable for the Defenders in your party. From your main 6, Lanz is a Heavy Guard Defender, while Mio is a Zephyr Defender. You’ll have them as your Defenders from the start of the game. Therefore, it’s important to know all the worthy accessories that will complement them.
In our eyes, Titanium Support and Iovis Rings are a must-have for your Zephyr Class. These accessories will enhance your agility, making it a lot easier to evade attacks. To be more precise, Titanium Support boosts your agility by 32%, whereas Iovis Rings increases it by 40%.
Other than these, Martis Rings are a great match for Defenders as this item increases the block rate by 60%! Shell Lining is another good accessory to have in your locker since it increases the Ether Defence by 16%.
Lastly, we are left with the Healers. These guys will be your medics during battles. They will grant ability buffs to their allies, heal them, and revive them when they are down. Therefore, it’s essential to choose the accessories that give healing buffs to the Healers in your team. Without Healers, you won’t last long in any battle and may find it hard to beat bosses.
Taion and Eunie are your healers in your main team in XC3, and they belong to the Tactician and Medic Gunner classes, respectively. You should search for the best-suited accessories for the Healers since they will make battles a lot easier for you with the right items.
Luckily for you, we have assembled the best accessories for Healers in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Let’s dive right into them and find out what they do.
First up, the Solis Ring is a must-have, this may take some time to acquire, but it’s surely the best Healer‘s accessory available. The Solis Ring will grant an additional 40% in healing ability.
Before acquiring Solis Ring, you can also opt for Circlet of Intellect which grants a 20% increase in healing. Other than that, the Harvest Necklace is another great accessory to have since it boosts the amount of HP healed by the Healer.
Lastly, we deem it necessary to mention a special accessory called ‘Memory Locket‘. It allows Attackers and Defenders the ability to revive allies even if they’re not Healers by role.
There you have it, our comprehensive guide about the best Xenoblade Chronicles 3 accessories. Before you get back to playing the game, continue reading our article to learn about some other important stuff regarding accessories in XC3.
How To Equip Accessories In Xenoblade Chronicles 3?
For new players or someone who’s not familiar with the layout of JRPGs, it can get a bit tricky to equip accessories in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. But to help you get started right away, we’ve included a brief guide.
After loading up Xenoblade Chronicles 3 on your Nintendo Switch, open up the pause menu by pressing the X button. Choose the ‘Characters’ option (which is the first one on the menu).
Now you’ll see Noah on your screen with another list of options on his left. Scroll down and choose the ‘Accessories’ option. The game will present a new interface with 3 Accessory slots in front of you.
If you’ve just started the game, you will have only one slot available for access. To unlock the other slots, read the next section of this article. Nonetheless, after choosing the accessory slot, you will be able to see all the accessories from your inventory.
Choose the accessory that suits your character the best. You can press the ‘L’ or ‘R’ bumpers to switch between characters. Each character has its own accessory slot that you can fill up according to their role and class.
How To Unlock Accessory Slots In Xenoblade Chronicles 3?
You might be curious about how to unlock the additional accessory slots in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Well, fear not; we’ve got you covered yet again!
As you progress through the game, one accessory won’t feel enough. The game continues to get tougher, and the battles require a more detailed strategy. Therefore, it’s important that you unlock the additional accessory slots ASAP!
The only way to unlock the accessory slots is by leveling up your characters. Keep grinding and gaining XP, and you’ll soon have access to the other two slots.
The first accessory slot will be available to you right away, and the second one will unlock at level 30. The final slot will unlock when you reach level 50. Gaining access to these slots will allow you to make your characters superior by giving them important buffs.
With that, we have come to the end of our article. We hope we’ve answered everything you wanted to know about accessories in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. You’re all good to go and slay your enemies in Aionios now.