Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Characters will form the bulk of your party members who will travel with you across Aionios as you progress through the game.
There’s a lot of anticipation for the game, which is set to launch on July 29, 2022, but more than that, players are curious to learn about the new playable characters and skills in this exciting new story.
As such, we’ve prepared a complete guide on all the playable characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, along with their specific roles and classes so you can figure out what’s best for your playstyle.
Each playable character in the game can be classified as an attacker, defender, or healer. Additionally, a fusion feature called Interlinking allows certain pairings of characters to combine into a mech-like entity called Ouroboros. Each pair consists of a character from Keves and Agnus factions, reiterating a core concept of the game that emphasizes working together to defeat a common enemy.
Currently, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 offers the following 6 playable characters:
Class: Medic Gunner
English: Kitty Archer
Japanese: Megumi Han
Eunie has known Noah and Lanz since they were kids. She is also a native of Keves, but unlike the rest of her people, she has a soft side that is revealed only after getting to know her better.
When it comes to healing in battle, no one does it better than Eunie. During combat, she Establishes zones on the battlefield that can heal or boost nearby allies with a Gunrod, a cane-shaped ranged weapon. In her Ouroboros form, she is linked to Taion, and her look is distinguished by the fact that wings emerge from the top of her head.
Class: Heavy Guard
English: Jack Bardoe
Japanese: Kosuke Tanabe
Lanz, a strong tank from the nation of Keves. According to the canon of the first Xenoblade Chronicles, Lanz is a Machina, a race born from the Mechonis. Like the other characters, Lanz reveals his true colors as the story progresses.
His big sword acts as a shield in combat, making him an effective tank who can take a lot of damage for his squad. His blue and silver Ouroboros form link to Sena’s, and he has a distinctive design of his own.
English: Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Japanese: Minami Tsuda
Mio is an Off-Seer who hails from Agnus, one of Keves’s greatest rivals. As a result of the events that led to her and her companions joining Noah’s group, she develops into an exceptionally useful member of the party.
Mio’s default combat class is Xephyr. These defenders rely on chakrams and the ability to dodge or avoid attacks. Additionally, her Ouroboros interlinks with Noah’s.
English: Harry McEntire
Japanese: Ryôhei Arai
Noah is a native of the Keves nation and serves as the main protagonist of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3. He is an off-seer, and he uses music to aid the spirits of fallen soldiers make their journey to the afterlife.
As an aggressive attacker, Noah is best used when he can get near to the enemy and provide direct damage with his sword. Like Shulk’s blade from the first Xenoblade Chronicles, his weapon links with Mio to form an ouroboros.
English: Rebecca LaChance
Japanese: Miyuki Satô
Sena, a warrior from the Agnus nation. She has superhuman strength and is a member of Mio’s squad, where she serves as a bruiser. Extremely lively and loyal to her fellow party members. She has a great sense of humor, yet is just as loyal as Lanz.
She may be diminutive in stature, but her glass cannon damage output makes up for her vulnerability. In combat, she swings a huge hammer, dealing devastating damage across a wide area. Her Ouroboros link up with Lanz’s from the back of a huge mech styled after those in the spin-off series Xenoblade Chronicles X.
English: Oliver Huband
Japanese: Ryohei Kimura
Taion, a smart strategist from the Agnus nation. True to his pragmatic nature, he is frequently the party’s voice of reason. In spite of his icy demeanor and occasional callousness, his character reveals surprising aspects as the game delves into his past.
Taion provides rear-guard support and medical support. His skill allows him to buff his group through the use of origami (also known as Katashiro). His Ouroborous links with Eunie, allowing him to heal and buff his team’s abilities from behind.
Despite being on opposite sides of the Keves and Agnus armies, as a pair of Nopon Riku and Manana are able to work together. They fight together as a unit with the rest of our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 characters, and their big, expressive eyes set them apart from the majority of Nopon we’ve met in the past.
As a duo, Riku and Manana are categorized as Attackers. They belong to the Yumsmith class, which is known for being adept at exploiting the vulnerabilities of their foes and being the best in the game for inflicting debuffs on their foes.
How to Switch Characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 3?
At any point during combat or exploration, you can switch between the characters you’re controlling by pressing the L or R button.
While in combat, use ZR to bring up the Tactics menu, and then use L or R to switch between your two characters.
Keep in mind that you cannot switch out your main characters for any other playable characters at any time. However, your party members can be tailored to perform a variety of roles during combat.