Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Classes: How to Unlock Best Classes

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 features tons of special classes that are combinations of your everyday attacker, defender, and healer classes. Each...

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 features tons of special classes that are combinations of your everyday attacker, defender, and healer classes. Each class comes with its own set of special skills and abilities.

Classes in Xenoblade 3 are unlocked by recruiting heroes in XC3 on your team. Every hero belongs to a specific class, and once you recruit them, you will be able to use their class abilities. This guide explains how to unlock the best classes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, along with a general introduction to classes.

How to Unlock All Classes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3

ClassHeroTypeHow to Unlock
SwordfighterNoahAttackerComplete “The Hillside Hulk” in Chapter 2 of the main storyline
OgreSenaAttackerGet it after the Hillside Hulk in Chapter 2 of the main storyline
Flash FencerEthelAttackerComplete the “No Want of Courage” Hero Quest
YumsmithRiku and MananaAttackerComplete “A Napon’s Counsel” in Chapter 3
Full Metal JaguarGrayAttackerComplete the “A Gray Matter” during Chapter 3
StalkerJuniperAttackerComplete the “Natural Selection” during Chapter 4
IncursorAlexandriaAttackerComplete the “Her Reasons” during chapter 3
SeraphCammuraviAttackerComplete “A Twist of Fate” during Chapter 6
Machine AssassinSegiriAttackerComplete the “Severed Connection” and “Inhumanity” quests
Royal SummonerMeliaAttackerPost-game
ZephyrMioDefenderComplete “The Hillside Hulk” in Chapter 2 of the main storyline
Heavy GuardLanzDefenderComplete “The Hillside Hulk” quest in Chapter 2 of the main storyline
Guardian CommanderZeonDefenderComplete the “Where the Heart Is” Hero Quest
Lone ExileAsheraDefenderComplete “The Wrath of Ashera” during Chapter 4
Lost VanguardMonicaDefenderComplete “Vandham’s Heir” during Chapter 5
Medic GunnerEunieHealersComplete “The Hillside Hulk” in Chapter 2 of the main storyline
TacticianTaionHealerComplete “The Hillside Hulk” in Chapter 2 of the main storyline
War MedicValdiHealerComplete “The Kind Right Hand” Hero Quest
ThaumaturgeTeachHealerComplete “Going Beyond Power” Hero Quest
StrategosIsurdHealerLiberate “Colony Lambda” during Chapter 4
SigniferFionaHealerComplete “Transparent Dreams” during Chapter 5
SoulhackerTritonHealerComplete “Doing it My Way” during chapter 5

How To Change Classes?

Since you inherit classes from a hero in order to change your class, all you need to do is recruit the hero belonging to that class.

You need to keep in mind that if you are not the class inheritor for that specific hero, you won’t be able to use the class until you have strengthened your affinity.

Best Classes for Each Role in Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Every party in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 must have at least two attackers, two healers, and two defenders. To keep the balance and take on any challenge, this can vary depending upon everyone’s playstyle.

Although there is no such thing as the best class or the best character belonging to a specific class, there are situations where a certain hero puts you at an advantage, and there are situations when the same hero can put you at a disadvantage.

Best Attacker Classes

Flash Fencer: Being the best attacker class, they have swift, fast, and deadly attacks. Flash Fencer can boost damage dealt during the first 30 seconds. This makes it easy to get the upper hand early on in the battle.

Incursor: Incursor focuses on landing critical hits. It is highly capable of taking down big enemies with large health pools during the mid to late game. This class is also best known for its chain attacks.

Ogre: Ogres are heavy attackers but are rather slow. If you don’t know which class to go with, you can always choose Ogre.

Best Defender Classes

Guardian Commander: This class takes damage from the enemies and features Self HP Restoration, so it can also gain some of its lost HP. Guardian Commander becomes invincible for a short time, so the size of enemy attacks doesn’t matter.

Zephyr: Most of the defender classes work around the principle of absorbing the enemy’s attacks, but Zephyr’s attacks grant everyone agility so that no attack is able to hit you. This makes Zephyr the best defender class.

Lone Exile: If you have been using the Guardian Commander and now want to try the same skills but with more attention to the offense, this class is for you. Lone Exile has some of the best class skills, such as “Returning the Favor,” which will deal with 250% of the damage dealt to your ally back to the enemy.

Best Healer Classes

War Medic: Gives instant health boost to every player on the team. War Medic’s AOE heals are unmatched by any other healer class, making it one of the best healer classes.

Signifier: The signifier gives useful buffs to the entire team to improve the overall damage throughput of the team, giving them the upper hand.

Thaumaturge: With teams, good healing capabilities, and better offensive attacks, Thaumaturge is the all-rounder for the healer class.

Avatar photo

Ali is a passionate RPG gamer. He believes that western RPGs still have a lot to learn from JRPGs. He is editor-in-chief at SegmentNext.com but that doesn't stop him from writing about his favorite video ...