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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Field Skills Guide – How to Unlock Field Skills, Using Field Skills, How to Level Up, Useless Blades

Field Skills in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 can be quite difficult to understand since the game is not very informative about it. This Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Field Skills Guide will tell you about all of the complexities and intricacies of the feature so that you are able to understand it and use it to your advantage during your play through.

You can use the Field Skills for many things such as opening chests for loot or clearing obstacles so it is definitely integral to your experience.

For more help on Xenoblade Chronicles 2, you can check out our Lockpicking Guide, Mechanics Guide, and Poppiswap Guide.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Field Skills Guide

Field Skills are essentially tied to every Blade that you recruit and they give you skills which are used out of combat, essentially in the field. There is a huge amount of Field Skills with each of them having a different purpose.

You can access them by going to the Blaes Menu and then using ‘R’ and ‘L’ keys to switch between the abilities to find the Field Skills menu. This will mention all of the Field Skills that your Blade has. Similar Blades may have different Field Skills so be sure to check out each and every one of them. Now let’s take a look at how to use Field Skills, how to level them up and how to utilize your weak blades.

Field Skills and How to Use Them in Xenoblade Chronicles 2?

How to Use Field Skills?

Using Field Skills is quite easy. Go to the place which requires the skill and an interaction menu will appear. On your right side, you will see the required field skills for you to be able to complete the interaction.

Now you need to get yourself a blade with those attributes and you will be able to access whatever it is that lies beyond that point.

Leveling Up Field Skills

If you do not have the required skills for a certain blade and are unable to access something due to that, you can level up your skills. One thing to remember is that you can equip 2 Blades of the same skill and they will stack, such as two Blades of three focus each will stack and equal 6 focus. This will probably not work at later stages of the game so you need to learn how to level up.

Move to the Affinity Chart and find the skill that you need to unlock, I am sure it is obvious to you how to use the Affinity Chart since you will have already used it plenty of times. Just remember that Field Skills are highlighted with a green background so you can easily locate them.

Using Useless Blades for Field Skills

You will have a few Blades which are useless, you can use them for your skills. You can equip multiple blades which are weak and use them for field stuff such as feeding animals or harvesting something.

Just make sure that you look at the field skills of the blade before you release it so that you do not release a blade which could have been important for you.

That is all we have for our Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Field Skills Guide. Let us know if we missed something using the comments section below!