Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Classes and Roles (Explained)

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Heroes and Classes

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Classes and Roles will determine how you play your characters during battle, and although there are many features that have been brought back, such as arts and chain strikes, there is also a new feature that has been included for classes.

To do enough damage to your enemies, you’ll want to have a diverse set of characters from different classes working together, so it’s important to figure out what approach works best for you. As such, we’ve prepared a complete guide on the various Classes and Roles in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 to help you out.

All Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Classes and Roles

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has 3 Roles, which are as follows:

  • Attacker
  • Defender
  • Healer

Each of these Roles will have their Own Accessible Main Character Classes and Hero Classes, with each member of the squad having a certain function and set of arts, skills, and weapons at their disposal.

As such, here’s a rundown on all the classes available in Xenoblade Chronicles 3:

Attacker - Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Classes and Roles


Your primary damage-dealing class is the attacker. This offers them an advantage in one-on-one situations where they can concentrate their full might on their opponent.

Main Character Classes:

  • Swordfighter – Noah’s starting class. Suitable for players who like a more direct approach in combat.
  • Ogre – Sena’s starting class. An option that is slower but more powerful, providing destructive attacks.

Hero Classes:

  • Incursor – One who fights in the hopes of scoring critical hits and dealing large amounts of damage.
  • Yumsmith – Makes use of debuffs and preying on the enemy’s weaknesses.
  • Full Metal Jaguar – Uses firearms and drones to launch attacks with far-reaching effects.
  • Stalker – Uses stealth and arrows, can expertly snipe at enemies.


Defender - Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Classes and Roles

The tank classes of your team are the Defenders, who may take damage in order to protect their comrades, and  Due to their formidable defenses, they are able to deal forth considerable counterattacks.

Main Character Classes:

  • Zephyr – Mio’s starting class. Provides the mobility to quickly avoid and counterattack an opponent’s strikes.
  • Heavy Guard – Lanz’s starting class. One of the primary functions of this class is that of a tank, whose massive armaments can be used to draw enemies’ attention.

Hero Classes:

  • Guardian Commander – One who wields sword and shield effectively and can reverse the tide of battle.
  • Lone Exile – A formidable defender who uses baiting and striking to defeat enemies.


Healer - Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Classes and Roles

Support classes, such as healers, can help you from a distance by healing, buffing, or debuffing your allies. It is possible for attackers to employ some Healer classes as a distraction while they close in for the kill by choosing the right target.

Main Character Classes:

  • Medic Gunner – Eunie’s starting class. Attempts to keep the squad alive by healing and boosting their abilities.
  • Tactician – Taion’s starting class. Emphasizes debuffing enemies while providing assistance to allies.

Hero Classes:

  • War Medic – This class uses a big gun to provide healing and buffs to its teammates.
  • Signifer – Engages in combat while wielding a bladed flag to provide buffs to the group.

How do you Unlock Classes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3?

Every playable character, including the heroes, will belong to a specific class, and each hero’s class can be unlocked once they have been added to your squad and their hero quest has been completed.

It will be interesting to see what kind of team compositions can be made when specific classes are applied to other characters, and since all classes may wear each other’s outfits, there’s a lot of variety in terms of fashion.

How to Change Classes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3

How to Change Classes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3?

As long as the class you want to switch to is unlocked, you can do it at any moment from the Class Selection Menu. Keep in mind that switching a character’s class will alter their base stats and the arts they have access to.

The more a player uses a particular class, the higher in that class they will eventually rank. As one advances in class, one gains access to the corresponding Master Skills and Arts. The character can still use their Master Skills and Arts even if they aren’t currently using that class.

That’s pretty much it for our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Classes and Roles. If you like this guide, check out our other Xenoblade Chronicles 3 articles here.

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