Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has been finally released as the latest sequel of the Xenoblade franchise. It is a role-playing action game that has been published by Nintendo. And as usual, it is an exclusive Nintendo Switch game. The game features two protagonists, and one of them is Noah. Noah is one of the two main playable characters in the new game. In our guide, we will be focusing on the all-new Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Noah.
Now, for your ease, we have also made a similar character guide on Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Nia and Sena. Furthermore, we have completely Explained All Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Classes. Also, we covered the full cast list and voice actors for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 in our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Voice Actors And Cast guide.
Additionally, if you are puzzled about whether you have to play Xenoblade Chronicles 2 before Xenoblade Chronicles 3 then go through our Whether You Have To Play Xenoblade 2 Before Xenoblade Chronicles 3 guide for a better understanding. Lastly, we have also published a guide on which Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Editions are worth purchasing. Now let us get back on track and cover Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Noah in detail.
Who Is Noah In Xenoblade Chronicles 3?
In the Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Noah is a soldier of Keves and is some sort of an off-seer who sends the dead ones to the designated location using a flute-like musical instrument. Now appearance-wise, Noah has a ponytail and wears a bright red jacket over a black shirt. Furthermore, he wields a red sword that emits a blue glow.
Also, the fans, at first sight of the sword, thought that it was the Shulk’s Monado from the original Xenoblade Chronicles. However, that is not the case as it is just a tradition by the developers that they are keeping up. Also, the character’s voice actor for the Japanese version is Ryôhei Arai, while for the English version, the voice actor is Harry McEntire.
Also, for your information, Noah is not the only soldier of Keves as there are others like Lanz and Eunie. Other than that, by the looks of things, Noah is a pretty optimist character like all the other protagonists of such games. We came to this conclusion by observing the trailer where he mentions that “we’ll build it for ourselves, a world with the freedom to choose”. From this quote, we can ensure that he might be a true optimist like the other main characters.
Also, it seems that in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Noah has a special relationship with the other protagonist Mio. They both are awfully similar as they both are off-seers and can also combine together to make one powerful being called Ouroboros. However, we still have to wait for the full story to pan out for us to jump on to any conclusions.
We also will have to wait to see how Noah, Mio, and the rest progress towards their quest to build a world with full freedom. We are pretty sure that the gang will always be there to save the world when needed.
Noah’s Performance In Combat
Now, for Noah’s combat options, we should first know that in Xenoblade Chronicles, there is no fixed class for the game’s characters, as the playstyle can change down the road. And as for Noah’s case, he starts things off as a sword fighter of attacker class. However, as mentioned before, he is not bound to any class as long as he spends time with other play styles.
Furthermore, Noah can increase his power by fusing with Mio to become an Ouroboros. Once they fuse together, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Noah is the leader, then they can use the following arts:
- Phantom Slash: Available at level 3 of the Ouroboros fusion.
- Dragon Tail: An AOE attack from the air.
- Unison Strike: An ability that grants a higher critical damage rate.
- Mega Spinning Edge: An AOE piercing attack that does high damage.
Best Early Game Arts & Accessories For Noah
Now, as for the early game Arts for Noah, we recommend one of the following three:
- Sword Strike
- Edge Thrust
- Shadow Eye
The Sword Strike art attacks a single target that causes the break effect to happen on the target. The art skill also has a cooldown gauge of 26 seconds. The art is also very useful to initiate huge combos for damage as you require to initiate the break effect for combos.
The Edge Thrust art grants you an extra 120% damage dealt to a signal target, given that the target is hit from behind. Also, the art skill has a cooldown gauge that lasts for 11 seconds. The art is immensely useful in the early game as it buffs up the damage output of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Noah.
Shadow Eye is yet another very helpful art skill to have in the early game as it is very useful for an attacker as reducing the aggro is immensely effective for an attacker. The art focuses on a single target and has a cooldown gauge that lasts about 35 seconds.
Early Game Accessories
Now, as for the early game accessories, we recommend that you make use of the Attack Stone and the Tool Belt. Both of these are very helpful to maximize your damage output from the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Noah. The Attack Stone increases the damage dealt while the Tool Belt does extra damage to machines.
With this, we bring our guide on Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Noah to an end. In this guide, we thoroughly discussed Noah’s background and his combat options. We even included some early game accessories and arts that you might find helpful. However, if you still believe that we missed something, then do let us know through the comment section down below.