Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Introduces Class Changing System; Fusion & Master Arts Mechanics for Class Synergy

The fourth volume of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 information has been released via Nintendo Japan, showcasing some notable gameplay information that we have not been exposed to.

A primary facet is class changes, which were leaked via a Japanese store page, but details have now been provided. After using a class for a lengthy period of time, you can choose certain Arts to be carried over when you change classes. The post calls these Master Arts. For example, even if Noah goes from his starting “Sword Fighter” class to Taion’s “Tactician” class, he’ll still retain some of the skills from his Sword Fighter class.

Furthermore, you can also configure Fusion Arts. Fusion Arts are formed by fusing the Master Art from the previous class you were in with the Arts in your current class. This will allow you to use those two Arts in quick succession. The possibilities are endless.

It’s reminiscent of Final Fantasy V’s superb Job system. This mechanic will assuredly diversity teams tenfold, and this has easily been the most excited I’ve been for a combat system in any Xenoblade entry so far.

We’ll keep updating you all on any significant Xenoblade Chronicles 3 news.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 tells the story of protagonists Noah and Mio contending with a conflict between the nations of Keves and Agnus. 6 characters will be the crux of the experience, and the broad concept of “life” will be the title’s central theme.

The narrative for the game will tie in elements and plotlines from the future of the prior two mainline games, Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Flutes seem to play an integral role in the title’s premise.

The summoning of this powerful new form depends on a new Interlink system. If specific conditions are met, characters can combine into this mech, and choosing well when to transform should be key to the more difficult battles. Another system revealed is a class change option, allowing players to customize their parties’ builds further than in previous games.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is releasing for Nintendo Switch on July 29, 2022.


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