Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC Nikol and Glimmer
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Nikol and Glimmer Protect the Party in the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC

Nintendo shared new gameplay details about Nikol and Glimmer, two new characters that will appear in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed, the DLC expansion and last batch of content in the Expansion Pass. Nikol is a young Kevesi engineer. While he is unable to use a Blade, Nikol created his own unique weapon. Glimmer is an Agnian soldier that plays music to unleash her fire powers. She bears the Core Crystal of one of the Aegis in her chest, but her relationship to it is yet unknown.

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Nikol’s class is Machinist, and he acts as a Defender for the party in the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC. His weapon of choice is a Variable Backpack, a mechanical contraption that he created. His Talent Art is called Total Destruction, and it deals damage to enemies. While Total Destruction is active, damage to the party is reduced, and damage dealt by the Talent Art ignores enemy defenses.

Glimmer is a powerful healer and support character in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Her class doesn’t have an official localization yet, but the name roughly translates to Flame Performer. Her weapon of choice is a staff that doubles as an instrument, and its Japanese name roughly translates to Playing Staff – Heavenly Fire. Glimmer is a healer who plays music with her staff to support and recover the health of her allies. She can also use her melodies to buff the party. Her Talent Art roughly translates to Roaring Flame Heaven Performance, and restores the HP of all allies on hit.

The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed DLC releases on April 25, 2023. The main game is readily available for the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo recently revealed a relationship chart featuring some of the characters that will appear in the expansion.

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