Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC Shulk

Shulk Protects His Allies in the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC

Nintendo shared new gameplay details about Shulk, the protagonist of the original Xenoblade Chronicles, who is set to return in the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed DLC. Shulk wields his Monado Replica to shield his allies from damage. After losing his arm in a battle, he incorporated some one-handed sword moves to his repertoire that some fans might recognize.

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Shulk’s class is called Grand Soldier, and he wields the Monado Replica EX+, the same weapon he used on the Future Connected epilogue added in Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition.

As a Defender-type character, Shulk gains enemy aggro while anticipating and avoiding enemy attacks. He also excels as a damage dealer. His Talent Art is called Monado Buster, and it deals piercing damage, which ignores enemy defenses. Damage is increased when Shulk is under the Awakened status effect.

Additionally, the animation for Monado Buster is very similar to Dunban’s Blossom Dance Talent Art in the first Xenoblade Chronicles. Like Shulk in the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC, Dunban lost use of his right arm and had to learn to fight only using his left arm.

The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed DLC comes out on April 25, 2023. The base game is readily available for the Nintendo Switch, and it will be needed to play the expansion. Nintendo also shared a character relationship chart for Future Redeemed.


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