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Xon - For Every Occasion by Kataikou

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Xon, short for Xonathan, has been an interesting character since his introduction to the global version of Brave Exvius. While he has never been particularly powerful, his abilities are one of a kind. Twist of Fate has been known to break certain trials, and Waylay is unmatched in its ability to steal items and gil.

Xon's signature ability is Master Thief, one of the few abilities in the game that increase the drop rate of Rare Items. The only other units that provide this are Chow and Lara Croft, both limited event units. Since confirming that this increases enhancement cryst drops (as well as some other event drops), he has been a solid staple on farming teams.

With enhancements to Master Thief, there is plenty of incentive to try to keep Xon in a party as possible to max out its bonuses.

This guide assembles a team of Xons capable enough to tackle most farmable content, filling roles that may be missing from your party. Don't be intimidated by the builds below. These builds are TMR heavy, but most of the TMRs are NOT required and can be swapped out with easier to obtain gear (No, you do not need a Bowie Knife on every Xon...). These builds just represent long term goals in bolstering your Xon team to make your farming runs easier.

The equipment shown purposefully excludes 5* TMRs, Ring of Dominion, and Adventurer Family. If you are fortunate enough to have these items, you can easily slot these in for a more powerful team. I've also did my best to limit the use of event unit TMRs *cough*Pod 153*cough* because they can be difficult to get.

The Team[edit | edit source]

The X-Men
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Chainer Xon Tank Xon Chainer Xon Healer Xon Elemental Xon Not Xon?
Xon
Bahamut
Xon
Golem
Xon
Ifrit
Xon
Lakshmi
Xon
Diabolos
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Aqua Blade
Aqua Blade
Aqua BladeAqua BladeSword
Stats: ATK+90
Element: Water
Effect: Two Blade StanceTwo Blade Stance
Two Blade StanceTwo Blade Stance
Enable dual wielding of one-handed swords
Black Cowl
Black Cowl
Black CowlBlack CowlHat
Stats: ATK+28, DEF+25, SPR+25
Resistance: Sleep (Null)
Pod 153
Pod 153
Pod 153Pod 153Accessory
Stats: DEF+8, SPR+8
Effect: A170: ScannerA170: Scanner
A170: ScannerA170: Scanner
Increase common item drop rate (100%)
Ability: A120: RepairA120: Repair
A120: RepairA120: Repair
Heal (3000 HP, 9x) split over 3 turns to all allies
, A060: P ShieldA060: P Shield
A060: P ShieldA060: P Shield
Mitigate physical damage taken (40%) for 2 turns to all allies
, R020: MirageR020: Mirage
R020: MirageR020: Mirage
Physical damage (3x) to all enemies
Uncollapsing WillUncollapsing Will
Uncollapsing WillUncollapsing Will
Increase ATK (40%) when equipped with a sword
Increase HP (30%) when equipped with a light shield
Uncollapsing WillUncollapsing Will
Uncollapsing WillUncollapsing Will
Increase ATK (40%) when equipped with a sword
Increase HP (30%) when equipped with a light shield
Winged Saint
Winged Saint
Winged SaintWinged SaintFist
Stats: ATK+56, DEF+44
Frozen Crown
Frozen Crown
Frozen CrownFrozen CrownHat
Stats: HP+500, DEF+16, SPR+50
Resistance: Ice (+30%)
Arsha's Talisman
Arsha's Talisman
Arsha's TalismanArsha's TalismanAccessory
Patriotic RecallPatriotic Recall
Patriotic RecallPatriotic Recall
Increase HP (30%) and DEF (20%)
Increase light resistance (30%)
Cradle of HornsCradle of Horns
Cradle of HornsCradle of Horns
Increase DEF/SPR (100%) for 2 turns to all allies
Mitigate damage taken (10%) for 2 turns to all allies
Bowie Knife
Bowie Knife
Bowie KnifeBowie KnifeDagger
Stats: ATK+82
Effect: Dual WieldDual Wield
Dual WieldDual Wield
Enable dual wielding of one-handed weapons
Black Cowl
Black Cowl
Black CowlBlack CowlHat
Stats: ATK+28, DEF+25, SPR+25
Resistance: Sleep (Null)
Pod 153
Pod 153
Pod 153Pod 153Accessory
Stats: DEF+8, SPR+8
Effect: A170: ScannerA170: Scanner
A170: ScannerA170: Scanner
Increase common item drop rate (100%)
Ability: A120: RepairA120: Repair
A120: RepairA120: Repair
Heal (3000 HP, 9x) split over 3 turns to all allies
, A060: P ShieldA060: P Shield
A060: P ShieldA060: P Shield
Mitigate physical damage taken (40%) for 2 turns to all allies
, R020: MirageR020: Mirage
R020: MirageR020: Mirage
Physical damage (3x) to all enemies
Martial Arts MasteryMartial Arts Mastery
Martial Arts MasteryMartial Arts Mastery
Increase ATK (50%) when equipped with a fist
BroadmindedBroadminded
BroadmindedBroadminded
Increase HP (10%), ATK (30%) and DEF (10%)
Defender's Daggers
Defender's Daggers
Defender's DaggersDefender's DaggersDagger
Stats: ATK+12, MAG+68, SPR+35
Effect: ManalchemyManalchemy
ManalchemyManalchemy
Increase MAG (15%)
Auto-heal (60 HP, 1.2x) per turn
(Rem only)
Aria's Ribbon
Aria's Ribbon
Aria's RibbonAria's RibbonHat
Stats: DEF+15, SPR+45, MP +15%
Resistance: Water (20%)
Rikku's Pouch
Rikku's Pouch
Rikku's PouchRikku's PouchAccessory
Stats: DEF+3
Ability: Chaos GrenadeChaos Grenade
Chaos GrenadeChaos Grenade
Physical damage (1.8x) to all enemies
Inflict 1 random status ailment (others 30%, petrify 100%) to all enemies
Decrease ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR (30%) for 3 turns to all enemies
, PanaceaPanacea
PanaceaPanacea
Cure all status ailments to all allies
, EccentrickEccentrick
EccentrickEccentrick
Increase LB gauge fill rate (200%) for 5 turns to all allies
DualcastDualcast
DualcastDualcast
Use magic twice in one turn
Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Increase SPR (40%)
Increase potency of healing items (100%)
Lumière
Lumière
LumièreLumièreSword
Stats: ATK+62, MAG+67
Ability: Firaga BladeFiraga Blade
Firaga BladeFiraga Blade
Fire hybrid damage (2.7x) to one enemy
, Thundaga BladeThundaga Blade
Thundaga BladeThundaga Blade
Lightning hybrid damage (2.7x) to one enemy
, Waterga BladeWaterga Blade
Waterga BladeWaterga Blade
Water hybrid damage (2.7x) to one enemy
, Aeroga BladeAeroga Blade
Aeroga BladeAeroga Blade
Wind hybrid damage (2.7x) to one enemy
Black Cowl
Black Cowl
Black CowlBlack CowlHat
Stats: ATK+28, DEF+25, SPR+25
Resistance: Sleep (Null)
Fury Ring
Fury Ring
Fury RingFury RingAccessory
Stats: DEF+3, SPR+3, ATK +30%
Holy BladeHoly Blade
Holy BladeHoly Blade
Light hybrid damage (4.6x) to one enemy
Biora BladeBiora Blade
Biora BladeBiora Blade
Dark hybrid damage (2.1x) to one enemy
Inflict poison (30%) to one enemy
Sorcery
Sorcery
SorcerySorcerySword
Stats: ATK+100, MAG+84
Training Clothes
Training Clothes
Training ClothesTraining ClothesClothes
Stats: ATK+20, DEF+32, MP +20%
Males only
Fury Ring
Fury Ring
Fury RingFury RingAccessory
Stats: DEF+3, SPR+3, ATK +30%
Uncollapsing WillUncollapsing Will
Uncollapsing WillUncollapsing Will
Increase ATK (40%) when equipped with a sword
Increase HP (30%) when equipped with a light shield
Uncollapsing WillUncollapsing Will
Uncollapsing WillUncollapsing Will
Increase ATK (40%) when equipped with a sword
Increase HP (30%) when equipped with a light shield
Bowie Knife
Bowie Knife
Bowie KnifeBowie KnifeDagger
Stats: ATK+82
Effect: Dual WieldDual Wield
Dual WieldDual Wield
Enable dual wielding of one-handed weapons
Apron Dress
Apron Dress
Apron DressApron DressClothes
Stats: DEF+49, SPR+49
Effect: GunslingerGunslinger
GunslingerGunslinger
Increase ATK (30%) when equipped with a gun
Arsha's Talisman
Arsha's Talisman
Arsha's TalismanArsha's TalismanAccessory
Patriotic RecallPatriotic Recall
Patriotic RecallPatriotic Recall
Increase HP (30%) and DEF (20%)
Increase light resistance (30%)
Thirst for SurvivalThirst for Survival
Thirst for SurvivalThirst for Survival
Increase HP/SPR (30%)
Dragon Claws
Dragon Claws
Dragon ClawsDragon ClawsFist
Stats: ATK+82
Element: Water
Training Clothes
Training Clothes
Training ClothesTraining ClothesClothes
Stats: ATK+20, DEF+32, MP +20%
Males only
Champion's Belt
Champion's Belt
Champion's BeltChampion's BeltAccessory
Stats: ATK+30, DEF+30
Effect: Champion's BeltChampion's Belt
Champion's Belt (Ability)Champion's Belt
Increase ATK/DEF (20%) when equipped with a fist
Shadow BearerShadow Bearer
Shadow BearerShadow Bearer
Increase ATK (40%) when equipped with a dagger
Decrease chance of being targeted (25%)
BroadmindedBroadminded
BroadmindedBroadminded
Increase HP (10%), ATK (30%) and DEF (10%)
Bowie Knife
Bowie Knife
Bowie KnifeBowie KnifeDagger
Stats: ATK+82
Effect: Dual WieldDual Wield
Dual WieldDual Wield
Enable dual wielding of one-handed weapons
Doctor's Garment
Doctor's Garment
Doctor's GarmentDoctor's GarmentClothes
Stats: DEF+32, SPR+38
Effect: PharmacologyPharmacology
PharmacologyPharmacology
Increase potency of healing items (100%)
Great Raven's Cape
Great Raven's Cape
Great Raven's CapeGreat Raven's CapeAccessory
Stats: DEF+15, SPR+15
Effect: Raven's EssenceRaven's Essence
Raven's EssenceRaven's Essence
Increase rare item drop rate (100%)
, Phantom MovesPhantom Moves
Phantom MovesPhantom Moves
Decrease chance of being targeted (100%)
Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Increase SPR (40%)
Increase potency of healing items (100%)
Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Increase SPR (40%)
Increase potency of healing items (100%)
Aqua Blade
Aqua Blade
Aqua BladeAqua BladeSword
Stats: ATK+90
Element: Water
Effect: Two Blade StanceTwo Blade Stance
Two Blade StanceTwo Blade Stance
Enable dual wielding of one-handed swords
Kingsglaive Uniform
Kingsglaive Uniform
Kingsglaive UniformKingsglaive UniformClothes
Stats: ATK+10, DEF+30, MAG+20, HP +10%
Desch's Earring
Desch's Earring
Desch's EarringDesch's EarringAccessory
Stats: ATK+45
Blizzara BladeBlizzara Blade
Blizzara BladeBlizzara Blade
Ice hybrid damage (2.1x) to one enemy
Stone BladeStone Blade
Stone BladeStone Blade
Earth hybrid damage (1.8x) to one enemy


The basic configuration of Xons attempts to cover all basic needs before considering Friend Units. The baseline relies on 2 chainers, a tank, and a healer. The 5th slot is given to a specialty unit to help cover elements in Story Missions. Friend Units should help cover any gaps for harder content.

While this party is very solid, it may not suit everyone's needs and may be difficult to gear if you lack certain TMRs such as Pod 153. The rest of this guide will look into detail the different options you may have in gearing your Xons, including alternate builds not included in the base set.

Damage[edit | edit source]

Chainer[edit | edit source]

Xon Chainer (Aqua Blade)
Xon
P.Eva 20%
HP 4768 MP 311
Aqua Blade
Aqua BladeAqua Blade
Aqua BladeAqua BladeSword
Stats: ATK+90
Element: Water
Effect: Two Blade StanceTwo Blade Stance
Two Blade StanceTwo Blade Stance
Enable dual wielding of one-handed swords
Sorcery
SorcerySorcery
SorcerySorcerySword
Stats: ATK+100, MAG+84
ATK 820 DEF 278
Black Cowl
Black CowlBlack Cowl
Black CowlBlack CowlHat
Stats: ATK+28, DEF+25, SPR+25
Resistance: Sleep (Null)
Training Clothes
Training ClothesTraining Clothes
Training ClothesTraining ClothesClothes
Stats: ATK+20, DEF+32, MP +20%
Males only
MAG 290 SPR 238
Pod 153
Pod 153Pod 153
Pod 153Pod 153Accessory
Stats: DEF+8, SPR+8
Effect: A170: ScannerA170: Scanner
A170: ScannerA170: Scanner
Increase common item drop rate (100%)
Ability: A120: RepairA120: Repair
A120: RepairA120: Repair
Heal (3000 HP, 9x) split over 3 turns to all allies
, A060: P ShieldA060: P Shield
A060: P ShieldA060: P Shield
Mitigate physical damage taken (40%) for 2 turns to all allies
, R020: MirageR020: Mirage
R020: MirageR020: Mirage
Physical damage (3x) to all enemies
Fury Ring
Fury RingFury Ring
Fury RingFury RingAccessory
Stats: DEF+3, SPR+3, ATK +30%
Fire 0%
Ice 0%
Lightning 0%
Water 0%
Wind 0%
Earth 0%
Light 0%
Dark 0%
Uncollapsing Will Uncollapsing WillUncollapsing Will
Uncollapsing WillUncollapsing Will
Increase ATK (40%) when equipped with a sword
Increase HP (30%) when equipped with a light shield
Uncollapsing Will Uncollapsing WillUncollapsing Will
Uncollapsing WillUncollapsing Will
Increase ATK (40%) when equipped with a sword
Increase HP (30%) when equipped with a light shield
Bahamut
Charm 0%
Stop 0%
Death 0%
Poison 0%
Blind 0%
Sleep 100%
100%
Silence 0%
Paralysis 0%
Confuse 0%
Disease 0%
Petrification 0%
Uncollapsing Will Uncollapsing WillUncollapsing Will
Uncollapsing WillUncollapsing Will
Increase ATK (40%) when equipped with a sword
Increase HP (30%) when equipped with a light shield
Uncollapsing Will Uncollapsing WillUncollapsing Will
Uncollapsing WillUncollapsing Will
Increase ATK (40%) when equipped with a sword
Increase HP (30%) when equipped with a light shield
Xon Chainer (Dragon Claws)
Xon
P.Eva 20%
HP 5558 MP 293
Bowie Knife
Bowie KnifeBowie Knife
Bowie KnifeBowie KnifeDagger
Stats: ATK+82
Effect: Dual WieldDual Wield
Dual WieldDual Wield
Enable dual wielding of one-handed weapons
Dragon Claws
Dragon ClawsDragon Claws
Dragon ClawsDragon ClawsFist
Stats: ATK+82
Element: Water
ATK 803 DEF 355
Black Cowl
Black CowlBlack Cowl
Black CowlBlack CowlHat
Stats: ATK+28, DEF+25, SPR+25
Resistance: Sleep (Null)
Training Clothes
Training ClothesTraining Clothes
Training ClothesTraining ClothesClothes
Stats: ATK+20, DEF+32, MP +20%
Males only
MAG 184 SPR 213
Pod 153
Pod 153Pod 153
Pod 153Pod 153Accessory
Stats: DEF+8, SPR+8
Effect: A170: ScannerA170: Scanner
A170: ScannerA170: Scanner
Increase common item drop rate (100%)
Ability: A120: RepairA120: Repair
A120: RepairA120: Repair
Heal (3000 HP, 9x) split over 3 turns to all allies
, A060: P ShieldA060: P Shield
A060: P ShieldA060: P Shield
Mitigate physical damage taken (40%) for 2 turns to all allies
, R020: MirageR020: Mirage
R020: MirageR020: Mirage
Physical damage (3x) to all enemies
Champion's Belt
Champion's BeltChampion's Belt
Champion's BeltChampion's BeltAccessory
Stats: ATK+30, DEF+30
Effect: Champion's BeltChampion's Belt
Champion's Belt (Ability)Champion's Belt
Increase ATK/DEF (20%) when equipped with a fist
Fire 50%
50%
Ice -50%
50%
Lightning 0%
Water 0%
Wind 0%
Earth 0%
Light 0%
Dark 0%
Martial Arts Mastery Martial Arts MasteryMartial Arts Mastery
Martial Arts MasteryMartial Arts Mastery
Increase ATK (50%) when equipped with a fist
Shadow Bearer Shadow BearerShadow Bearer
Shadow BearerShadow Bearer
Increase ATK (40%) when equipped with a dagger
Decrease chance of being targeted (25%)
Ifrit
Charm 0%
Stop 0%
Death 0%
Poison 0%
Blind 50%
50%
Sleep 100%
100%
Silence 0%
Paralysis 0%
Confuse 0%
Disease 0%
Petrification 0%
Broadminded BroadmindedBroadminded
BroadmindedBroadminded
Increase HP (10%), ATK (30%) and DEF (10%)
Broadminded BroadmindedBroadminded
BroadmindedBroadminded
Increase HP (10%), ATK (30%) and DEF (10%)


Xon Connery has no talent as a chainer, which means our only hope comes from the rare and coveted Pod 153. I'm sorry, but there aren't a lot of options. Truth be told, Pod is great on every build, but if you have exactly two, you want to use them for chaining. Now, Pod chaining is notoriously fickle. Because the characters move during R020: Mirage, the chain occasionally breaks at odd times. Still, this should be more than enough damage to clear story missions. Try placing your chaining Xons in slot 1 and 3 for best results.

There are a lot of options for Xon's weapons, but it's important to ensure that both Xons have the same elemental attacks for Element Chains. Optimal builds come in two flavors: Aqua Blade and any sword, or Bowie Knife and any elemental weapon. Of course you can use a standard Dual Wield or Second Knife if you're on a budget.

Magic Chainer[edit | edit source]

Xon Magic Chainer
Xon
P.Eva 20%
HP 4758 MP 341
Death Trap
Death TrapDeath Trap
Death TrapDeath TrapSword
Stats: ATK+80, MAG+100, MP +10%
Death Trap
Death TrapDeath Trap
Death TrapDeath TrapSword
Stats: ATK+80, MAG+100, MP +10%
ATK 393 DEF 208
Trick Hat
Trick HatTrick Hat
Trick HatTrick HatHat
Stats: MAG+35, SPR+35, MP +15%
Cupid's Robe
Cupid's RobeCupid's Robe
Cupid's RobeCupid's RobeClothes
Stats: DEF+12, MAG+30, SPR+30
Resistance: Dark (+20%)
MAG 708 SPR 268
Mystic Sash
Mystic SashMystic Sash
Mystic SashMystic SashAccessory
Stats: MAG+45
Mystic Sash
Mystic SashMystic Sash
Mystic SashMystic SashAccessory
Stats: MAG+45
Fire 0%
Ice 0%
Lightning -50%
50%
Water 50%
50%
Wind 0%
Earth 0%
Light 0%
Dark 20%
20%
Dual Wield Dual WieldDual Wield
Dual WieldDual Wield
Enable dual wielding of one-handed weapons
Toxic Rain Toxic RainToxic Rain
Toxic RainToxic Rain
Water and wind magic damage (1.8x) with ignore SPR (25%) to all enemies
Inflict 3 random status ailments (100%) to all enemies
Siren
Charm 0%
Stop 0%
Death 0%
Poison 0%
Blind 0%
Sleep 100%
100%
Silence 0%
Paralysis 0%
Confuse 0%
Disease 0%
Petrification 0%
Letters and Arms Letters and ArmsLetters and Arms
Letters and ArmsLetters and Arms
Increase MAG (50%) when equipped with a sword
Letters and Arms Letters and ArmsLetters and Arms
Letters and ArmsLetters and Arms
Increase MAG (50%) when equipped with a sword


For those without Pod 153, there is still hope. With access to Toxic Rain or Frozen Hurricane, Xon Weasley can do a fine job chaining with a non-Xon friend unit.

Frozen Hurricane is the easier of the two to chain. Its frames match perfectly with Shantotto and Barbariccia's Tornado. Note that the elements don't match, and you can't double cast Frozen Hurricane. However, your friend will likely finish their own chain with Aeroja anyway, so you don't need double cast. You can also attempt to chain with Lulu's Flood and Rikku's Tidal Wave, though the timing on the chain takes some practice.

Toxic Rain doesn't have any perfect chain partners, but have plenty of units with similar frames. Ashe (Heaven's Fury), Reberta (Mystic Thrust), Fohlen (Sonic Blast, and Grim Lord Sakura (Grim - Soul Barrage) are primary choices for chaining partners. Reberta with a Water/Wind weapon and Fohlen will Element Chain with Toxic Rain. And of course, if you have only a single Pod 153, Toxic Rain will chain with that as well (use a water or wind weapon).

Finisher[edit | edit source]

Xon Finisher
Xon
P.Eva 20%
HP 5538 MP 287
Bowie Knife
Bowie KnifeBowie Knife
Bowie KnifeBowie KnifeDagger
Stats: ATK+82
Effect: Dual WieldDual Wield
Dual WieldDual Wield
Enable dual wielding of one-handed weapons
Aigaion Arm
Aigaion ArmAigaion Arm
Aigaion ArmAigaion ArmFist
Stats: ATK+145
Effect: High TideHigh Tide
High TideHigh Tide
Increase LB gauge fill rate (100%)
ATK 916 DEF 399
Black Cowl
Black CowlBlack Cowl
Black CowlBlack CowlHat
Stats: ATK+28, DEF+25, SPR+25
Resistance: Sleep (Null)
Training Clothes
Training ClothesTraining Clothes
Training ClothesTraining ClothesClothes
Stats: ATK+20, DEF+32, MP +20%
Males only
MAG 166 SPR 189
Champion's Belt
Champion's BeltChampion's Belt
Champion's BeltChampion's BeltAccessory
Stats: ATK+30, DEF+30
Effect: Champion's BeltChampion's Belt
Champion's Belt (Ability)Champion's Belt
Increase ATK/DEF (20%) when equipped with a fist
Champion's Belt
Champion's BeltChampion's Belt
Champion's BeltChampion's BeltAccessory
Stats: ATK+30, DEF+30
Effect: Champion's BeltChampion's Belt
Champion's Belt (Ability)Champion's Belt
Increase ATK/DEF (20%) when equipped with a fist
Fire 50%
50%
Ice -50%
50%
Lightning 0%
Water 0%
Wind 0%
Earth 0%
Light 0%
Dark 0%
Martial Arts Mastery Martial Arts MasteryMartial Arts Mastery
Martial Arts MasteryMartial Arts Mastery
Increase ATK (50%) when equipped with a fist
Shadow Bearer Shadow BearerShadow Bearer
Shadow BearerShadow Bearer
Increase ATK (40%) when equipped with a dagger
Decrease chance of being targeted (25%)
Odin
Charm 0%
Stop 0%
Death 0%
Poison 0%
Blind 50%
50%
Sleep 100%
100%
Silence 0%
Paralysis 0%
Confuse 0%
Disease 0%
Petrification 0%
Broadminded BroadmindedBroadminded
BroadmindedBroadminded
Increase HP (10%), ATK (30%) and DEF (10%)
Broadminded BroadmindedBroadminded
BroadmindedBroadminded
Increase HP (10%), ATK (30%) and DEF (10%)


Now this is something that Xonald McDonald is designed for! With Xon's enhancements to Desperate Strike, Xon has a mostly reliable finishing move with a 5x multiplier with critical hit (+50% bonus damage), and a 5% chance of missing because we can't have nice things. He will also use the ability twice if you are dual wielding. There's not a whole lot to it. If you think you have the room for a Finisher, or if you rather not chain and prefer to stick to a single high-damage unit, this build is your best bet.

While Desperate Strike gives Xon a decent amount of single target damage, clearing groups can be a bit more difficult. Waylay is his only source of innate AoE. Bladeblitz, from Odin, does about twice as much damage if you prefer that option. That said, it might not always be enough to clear a wave, so be sure to have your tank and healer ready in those higher level areas.

Tank[edit | edit source]

Provoke Tank[edit | edit source]

Xon Standard Tank
Xon
P.Eva 20%
HP 10355 MP 250
Winged Saint
Winged SaintWinged Saint
Winged SaintWinged SaintFist
Stats: ATK+56, DEF+44
Bowie Knife
Bowie KnifeBowie Knife
Bowie KnifeBowie KnifeDagger
Stats: ATK+82
Effect: Dual WieldDual Wield
Dual WieldDual Wield
Enable dual wielding of one-handed weapons
ATK 361 DEF 394
Frozen Crown
Frozen CrownFrozen Crown
Frozen CrownFrozen CrownHat
Stats: HP+500, DEF+16, SPR+50
Resistance: Ice (+30%)
Apron Dress
Apron DressApron Dress
Apron DressApron DressClothes
Stats: DEF+49, SPR+49
Effect: GunslingerGunslinger
GunslingerGunslinger
Increase ATK (30%) when equipped with a gun
MAG 162 SPR 328
Arsha's Talisman
Arsha's TalismanArsha's Talisman
Arsha's TalismanArsha's TalismanAccessory
Arsha's Talisman
Arsha's TalismanArsha's Talisman
Arsha's TalismanArsha's TalismanAccessory
Fire 0%
Ice 30%
30%
Lightning 0%
Water 0%
Wind -50%
50%
Earth 50%
50%
Light 60%
60%
Dark 0%
Patriotic Recall Patriotic RecallPatriotic Recall
Patriotic RecallPatriotic Recall
Increase HP (30%) and DEF (20%)
Increase light resistance (30%)
Patriotic Recall Patriotic RecallPatriotic Recall
Patriotic RecallPatriotic Recall
Increase HP (30%) and DEF (20%)
Increase light resistance (30%)
Golem
Charm 0%
Stop 0%
Death 0%
Poison 0%
Blind 0%
Sleep 0%
Silence 0%
Paralysis 0%
Confuse 0%
Disease 0%
Petrification 0%
Cradle of Horns Cradle of HornsCradle of Horns
Cradle of HornsCradle of Horns
Increase DEF/SPR (100%) for 2 turns to all allies
Mitigate damage taken (10%) for 2 turns to all allies
Thirst for Survival Thirst for SurvivalThirst for Survival
Thirst for SurvivalThirst for Survival
Increase HP/SPR (30%)


Wow, those stats are better than I expected. At 10k HP, 394 DEF, and 328 SPR, Xon Cena does not struggle with taking hits. He also comes with a 20% innate physical evasion to some extra durability. Xon's Rash Impulse gives him a 100% provoke for 2 turns, which weirdly is better than a lot of other units who either have 1-turn provokes or only have 70% provokes.

2-turn provokes means Xon has a little bit of extra turn economy for other abilities. This makes him a great candidate for Twist of Fate, though not every battle needs this. Ankh of Goddess can be a great option if you have it, as will give you a 30% self-reraise skill. Reviving with 3300 HP is great in a pinch. Rikku's Pouch is also handy, giving him breaking power and a status ailment heal.

Cradle of Horns is a great match, giving you a very powerful 100% Def/Spr and 10% damage mitigation party buff. You won't be able to cast provoke and cradle on the same turn, so you might want to give this to your support instead. Pod 153 or Cowered Courage gives you access to 40%/30% physical mitigation, which stacks with Cradle. Apart from those limited TMRs, Heaven's Guidance is an overlooked TMR that will give a single target 40% all-damage mitigation (which overrides Cradle's mitigation buff).

Winged Saint is an old event item, so you may instead use Broken Arm, Battle Hoop, Defender's Daggers, or Slick Dart, Galkan Dagger, or Survival Edges, which are also event items. In the worse case, you might be best off with Swordbreaker just for extra evade.

Arsha's Talisman can be upgraded to upgraded to Pirate Jake's Ring if you have access to it. Soluna Band and Champion's Belt (when you have Winged Saint) is also better against mostly physical damage. Judge Magister Cloak and Carbon Bangle are good if you lack TMRs. Consider Ribbon if you're afraid of status ailments.

Golem boosts his defensive stats and gives him a passive Cover that can be useful every now and then. This is one of the few times Cover isn't detrimental (as it doesn't have a conflicting cover that can trigger). Consider this if you decide to take Cover on your Golem build.

Dodge Tank[edit | edit source]

Xon Dodge Tank
Xon
P.Eva 100%
HP 4759 MP 250
Swordbreaker
SwordbreakerSwordbreaker
SwordbreakerSwordbreakerDagger
Stats: ATK+43
Effect: Crisis EvasionCrisis Evasion
Crisis EvasionCrisis Evasion
Increase physical evasion (5%)
Bowie Knife
Bowie KnifeBowie Knife
Bowie KnifeBowie KnifeDagger
Stats: ATK+82
Effect: Dual WieldDual Wield
Dual WieldDual Wield
Enable dual wielding of one-handed weapons
ATK 348 DEF 221
Raven Beret
Raven BeretRaven Beret
Raven BeretRaven BeretHat
Stats: DEF+16
Effect: Avian TacticsAvian Tactics
Avian TacticsAvian Tactics
Increase physical evasion (5%)
Apron Dress
Apron DressApron Dress
Apron DressApron DressClothes
Stats: DEF+49, SPR+49
Effect: GunslingerGunslinger
GunslingerGunslinger
Increase ATK (30%) when equipped with a gun
MAG 162 SPR 168
Lucky Bangles
Lucky BanglesLucky Bangles
Lucky BanglesLucky BanglesAccessory
Stats: DEF+10, SPR+10
Effect: Miracle BlessingMiracle Blessing
Miracle BlessingMiracle Blessing
Increase physical evasion (10%)
Increase magic evasion (10%)
Twenty-sided Die
Twenty-sided DieTwenty-sided Die
Twenty-sided DieTwenty-sided DieAccessory
Effect: Critical BoostCritical Boost
Critical BoostCritical Boost
Increase critical rate (20%)
, Physical EvadePhysical Evade
Physical EvadePhysical Evade
Increase physical evasion (20%)
Fire 0%
Ice 0%
Lightning 0%
Water 0%
Wind -50%
50%
Earth 50%
50%
Light 0%
Dark 0%
Evade EvadeEvade
EvadeEvade
Increase physical evasion (10%)
Evade EvadeEvade
EvadeEvade
Increase physical evasion (10%)
Golem
Charm 0%
Stop 0%
Death 0%
Poison 0%
Blind 0%
Sleep 0%
Silence 0%
Paralysis 0%
Confuse 0%
Disease 0%
Petrification 0%
Evade EvadeEvade
EvadeEvade
Increase physical evasion (10%)
Evade EvadeEvade
EvadeEvade
Increase physical evasion (10%)


Against entirely physical enemies, a dodge tank can do wonders. Considering you'll mostly be using Xon against farmable events, this won't come up very often. However, some people will have an easier time building a dodge tank than a standard one.

Unfortunately, there's not a whole lot of room to move with this one. Evade can be swapped out with Quick Assault, Clan Master's Headband, or Spirit of Freedom, though the extra stats are mostly wasted. Look forward to the Garuda Raid, as True Spirit of Freedom will give you 15% evasion, giving you a bit of extra room. If you're lucky enough to come across Ring of the Lucii or Vampire Cloak, they can free up an accessory or ability slot for Cradle of Horns or Ankh of Goddess.

Support[edit | edit source]

Healer[edit | edit source]

Xon Healer
Xon
P.Eva 20%
HP 4752 MP 288
Defender's Daggers
Defender's DaggersDefender's Daggers
Defender's DaggersDefender's DaggersDagger
Stats: ATK+12, MAG+68, SPR+35
Effect: ManalchemyManalchemy
ManalchemyManalchemy
Increase MAG (15%)
Auto-heal (60 HP, 1.2x) per turn
(Rem only)
Bowie Knife
Bowie KnifeBowie Knife
Bowie KnifeBowie KnifeDagger
Stats: ATK+82
Effect: Dual WieldDual Wield
Dual WieldDual Wield
Enable dual wielding of one-handed weapons
ATK 305 DEF 239
Aria's Ribbon
Aria's RibbonAria's Ribbon
Aria's RibbonAria's RibbonHat
Stats: DEF+15, SPR+45, MP +15%
Resistance: Water (20%)
Doctor's Garment
Doctor's GarmentDoctor's Garment
Doctor's GarmentDoctor's GarmentClothes
Stats: DEF+32, SPR+38
Effect: PharmacologyPharmacology
PharmacologyPharmacology
Increase potency of healing items (100%)
MAG 248 SPR 502
Rikku's Pouch
Rikku's PouchRikku's Pouch
Rikku's PouchRikku's PouchAccessory
Stats: DEF+3
Ability: Chaos GrenadeChaos Grenade
Chaos GrenadeChaos Grenade
Physical damage (1.8x) to all enemies
Inflict 1 random status ailment (others 30%, petrify 100%) to all enemies
Decrease ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR (30%) for 3 turns to all enemies
, PanaceaPanacea
PanaceaPanacea
Cure all status ailments to all allies
, EccentrickEccentrick
EccentrickEccentrick
Increase LB gauge fill rate (200%) for 5 turns to all allies
Great Raven's Cape
Great Raven's CapeGreat Raven's Cape
Great Raven's CapeGreat Raven's CapeAccessory
Stats: DEF+15, SPR+15
Effect: Raven's EssenceRaven's Essence
Raven's EssenceRaven's Essence
Increase rare item drop rate (100%)
, Phantom MovesPhantom Moves
Phantom MovesPhantom Moves
Decrease chance of being targeted (100%)
Fire 20%
20%
Ice 20%
20%
Lightning 0%
Water 0%
Wind 0%
Earth 0%
Light 0%
Dark 0%
Dualcast DualcastDualcast
DualcastDualcast
Use magic twice in one turn
Healer's Wisdom Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Increase SPR (40%)
Increase potency of healing items (100%)
Lakshmi
Charm 0%
Stop 0%
Death 0%
Poison 0%
Blind 0%
Sleep 0%
Silence 0%
Paralysis 0%
Confuse 0%
Disease 0%
Petrification 0%
Healer's Wisdom Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Increase SPR (40%)
Increase potency of healing items (100%)
Healer's Wisdom Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Increase SPR (40%)
Increase potency of healing items (100%)
Skill (530spr/248mag) HP MP
Dual Cast Cura 2450 HP (AoE)
Demonic Whisper 30 MP/turn (ST)
Ether 100 MP (ST)
Minor Scroll of Healing 7500 HP (AoE)
Minor Scroll of Recovery 250 MP (AoE)
Minor Potion of Rejuvenation 3000 HP (AoE) 125 MP (AoE)
Evoke Lakshmi 80% HP (AoE)


You won't need too much healing while farming on a Xon party. You'll need just enough to keep yourself topped off if you happen to take a hit here or there. In a pinch, Xon takes a few tips from my boy Ilias with some urgent healing or mp recovery through items.

Healer's Wisdom and Doctor's Garment will boost your item effectiveness by 100% each (note: I don't know if there's a cap on the bonus), so feel free to break out those expedition scrolls you are definitely hoarding for no reason.

Be aware that, outside of items, there are very few MP recovery skills available. Demonic Whisper gives a handy MP heal, but it's effect only occurs at the end of a turn (which is skipped if all enemies are defeated). Bring a handful of Ethers with you if you want some cheap MP during your mission.

A lot of people missed out on Defender's Daggers, but Slick Dart or Ulric's Kukri can give you a bit of SPR. Otherwise, go survival with Galkan Dagger, Survival Edges, or Swordbreaker.

Rikku's Pouch gives Xon some more support options. Chaos Grenade gives him a handy 30% full break (which is usually enough on farming missions), and Panacea will clear up any status ailments. Consider protecting your healer with Ribbon or Discernment if you're worried about status effects.

Cradle of Horns is a great option for your healer, giving your party a 100% DEF/SPR buff and a 10% damage mitigation. Having this on your healer allows you to get buffs and provoke up on the same turn. World Destroyer is good if you don't have Rikku's Pouch, and Crazy Day can be nice if you want to add more damage.

Lakshmi is the preferred esper for her access to Cura (and Demonic Whisper if you ever feel like using it) and her 80% party heal. If you want more protection, go Carbuncle for Bar- spells, or Fenrir for 80% all buffs (though Cradle of Horns makes the defensive portion less interesting).

Bard[edit | edit source]

Xon Bard
Xon
P.Eva 20%
HP 4758 MP 341
Defender's Daggers
Defender's DaggersDefender's Daggers
Defender's DaggersDefender's DaggersDagger
Stats: ATK+12, MAG+68, SPR+35
Effect: ManalchemyManalchemy
ManalchemyManalchemy
Increase MAG (15%)
Auto-heal (60 HP, 1.2x) per turn
(Rem only)
Bowie Knife
Bowie KnifeBowie Knife
Bowie KnifeBowie KnifeDagger
Stats: ATK+82
Effect: Dual WieldDual Wield
Dual WieldDual Wield
Enable dual wielding of one-handed weapons
ATK 245 DEF 278
Aria's Ribbon
Aria's RibbonAria's Ribbon
Aria's RibbonAria's RibbonHat
Stats: DEF+15, SPR+45, MP +15%
Resistance: Water (20%)
Apron Dress
Apron DressApron Dress
Apron DressApron DressClothes
Stats: DEF+49, SPR+49
Effect: GunslingerGunslinger
GunslingerGunslinger
Increase ATK (30%) when equipped with a gun
MAG 275 SPR 574
Elven Gloves
Elven GlovesElven Gloves
Elven GlovesElven GlovesAccessory
Stats: DEF+3, MP +20%
Resistance: Wind (+30%), Light (+30%)
Ability: Song of MemoriesSong of Memories
Song of MemoriesSong of Memories
Heal (950 HP, 6x) split over 3 turns to all allies while singing
Refresh (5 MP, 0.1x) split over 3 turns to all allies while singing
Great Raven's Cape
Great Raven's CapeGreat Raven's Cape
Great Raven's CapeGreat Raven's CapeAccessory
Stats: DEF+15, SPR+15
Effect: Raven's EssenceRaven's Essence
Raven's EssenceRaven's Essence
Increase rare item drop rate (100%)
, Phantom MovesPhantom Moves
Phantom MovesPhantom Moves
Decrease chance of being targeted (100%)
Fire 0%
Ice 0%
Lightning -50%
50%
Water 70%
70%
Wind 30%
30%
Earth 0%
Light 30%
30%
Dark 0%
Healer's Wisdom Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Increase SPR (40%)
Increase potency of healing items (100%)
Healer's Wisdom Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Increase SPR (40%)
Increase potency of healing items (100%)
Siren
Charm 0%
Stop 0%
Death 0%
Poison 0%
Blind 0%
Sleep 100%
100%
Silence 0%
Paralysis 0%
Confuse 0%
Disease 0%
Petrification 0%
Healer's Wisdom Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Healer's WisdomHealer's Wisdom
Increase SPR (40%)
Increase potency of healing items (100%)
Cradle of Horns Cradle of HornsCradle of Horns
Cradle of HornsCradle of Horns
Increase DEF/SPR (100%) for 2 turns to all allies
Mitigate damage taken (10%) for 2 turns to all allies


Turns out Xon can sing! Just... not very well. The karaoke machine is out, and no one is having a good time. Seriously, I don't know why you'd want to do this, but here we are.

Songs suffer because you only get their benefit at the start the enemy's turn. This makes them hard to use in Story Events on everything if you have enough damage to 1-turn everything. You might still not have enough damage to clear through higher end content in 1 turn, which is where this build comes in handy.

If you're looking for MP, Xon Jovi probably has the best MP recovery you can access through Siren's Angel Song. With this build, you see around 50-60 MP/turn to the whole party, which is really nice. Of course, you'll be singing, so that's all you'll be doing. Song of Memories, awarded by Elven Gloves, let's you do a bit of healing along with some MP trickle. Expect to see around 950 HP and 13 MP a turn. If you're struggling with MP, it might be worth it to sing/defend for a few rounds to recharge your team.

If you're swimming in Pod 153 (because pods are good on every Xon build, apparently), you can fire off A120: Repair for a 2000 HP heal for 3 turns, then switch over to Angel Song. The trouble, of course, is that you have to reach the end-of-turn to get any of these heals, which is skipped if you defeat all the enemies.

If you care only about buffs, Siren gives you Hero's Rhyme for 40% to all stats. Granted, the SPR/DEF part might be overwritten by Cradle of Horns. You may also opt to Evoke Fenrir instead for 80% to all stats.

Specialist[edit | edit source]

Elementalist[edit | edit source]

Xon Elementalist Xon
Xon
HP 5162 MP 283
Splendeur
SplendeurSplendeur
SplendeurSplendeurSword
Stats: ATK+80
Element: Light
Lumière
LumièreLumière
LumièreLumièreSword
Stats: ATK+62, MAG+67
Ability: Firaga BladeFiraga Blade
Firaga BladeFiraga Blade
Fire hybrid damage (2.7x) to one enemy
, Thundaga BladeThundaga Blade
Thundaga BladeThundaga Blade
Lightning hybrid damage (2.7x) to one enemy
, Waterga BladeWaterga Blade
Waterga BladeWaterga Blade
Water hybrid damage (2.7x) to one enemy
, Aeroga BladeAeroga Blade
Aeroga BladeAeroga Blade
Wind hybrid damage (2.7x) to one enemy
ATK 499 DEF 252
Black Cowl
Black CowlBlack Cowl
Black CowlBlack CowlHat
Stats: ATK+28, DEF+25, SPR+25
Resistance: Sleep (Null)
Kingsglaive Uniform
Kingsglaive UniformKingsglaive Uniform
Kingsglaive UniformKingsglaive UniformClothes
Stats: ATK+10, DEF+30, MAG+20, HP +10%
MAG 301 SPR 213
Fury Ring
Fury RingFury Ring
Fury RingFury RingAccessory
Stats: DEF+3, SPR+3, ATK +30%
Desch's Earring
Desch's EarringDesch's Earring
Desch's EarringDesch's EarringAccessory
Stats: ATK+45
Fire 0%
Ice 0%
Lightning 0%
Water 0%
Wind 0%
Earth 0%
Light 0%
Dark 0%
Dual Wield Dual WieldDual Wield
Dual WieldDual Wield
Enable dual wielding of one-handed weapons
Blizzara Blade Blizzara BladeBlizzara Blade
Blizzara BladeBlizzara Blade
Ice hybrid damage (2.1x) to one enemy
Diabolos
Charm 0%
Stop 0%
Death 0%
Poison 0%
Blind 0%
Sleep 0%
Silence 0%
Paralysis 0%
Confuse 0%
Disease 0%
Petrification 0%
Biora Blade Biora BladeBiora Blade
Biora BladeBiora Blade
Dark hybrid damage (2.1x) to one enemy
Inflict poison (30%) to one enemy
Stone Blade Stone BladeStone Blade
Stone BladeStone Blade
Earth hybrid damage (1.8x) to one enemy


Xon parties tend to shine on Story Events, and it's important to make sure you have elemental coverage for those pesky missions that call for them. In particular, non-magical elemental coverage is very helpful for those missions paired with a No Magic requirement. While you can easily swap elements in and out of your build as you need them, it can be convenient to have a single unit whose entire job is to handle these quests. This build covers all bases.

The primary build relies on Lumière to cover Fire, Lightning, Water, and Wind elements. The materia slots cover the other four elements, with Light Element covered by basic attacks using any light weapon in the off-hand. Be aware that elements do NOT apply when using WayLay, however. The other materia are easy enough to craft, or swapped out with similar abilities.

This build is kitted for maximum Hybrid Damage, but that hardly matters. Honestly, equipment past Lumière are superfluous. It's likely better to just dump whatever extra defensive gear you have on him. You won't be seeing anything that resembles respectable damage from this build.

I stuck Diabolos on here for that rare "Use Dark Magic" requirement, as it gives you access to Bio.

If you lack Lumière, swap in Flametongue (or equivalent), replace Stone Blade with Thundara Blade, and switch in Titan (for Geocrush). You'll only be short 1 element (in this case, Wind).

Partners in Crime[edit | edit source]

Unfortunately, finding a friend hosting a Xon is very unlikely, so most of us will have to make do with an incomplete band of thieves. In most cases, picking a strong damage carry as your honorary Xon will be more than enough. There are a few units worth extra consideration when taking your Xon Farm into harder content, however.

Chow Chow fills out a Xon team perfectly. Not only does he bring an addition +50% bonus to rare item drops (data on how these bonuses stack is vague and inconclusive), but he handles the Tank and Healer roles better than a Xon would. High HP, strong tanking abilities, Curaga, and MP recovery on his Limit Burst covers a lot of what you need for an easy run. Taking a Xon allows you to swap out your tank or support for some more damage or utility, making room for a Finisher or Elementalist build.
Lara Croft Lara comes with +50% bonus to rare item drops (again, we don't know how these stack), providing a great substitute for a Xon when you need proper chaining damage. You give up the +50% to common items by using Lara, but I assure you probably won't even notice the difference. Her chains are very solid, and her damage is enough to get you through most Story missions without much trouble.
Ace Ace is the ultimate MP battery, and a team of Xons will suffer from some level of MP trouble. Cradle of Horns, Chaos Grenade, and Pod 153's abilities, are expensive. Most forms of MP recovery come from some kind of refresh, which only occur at the start of the enemy's turn. Ace's enhanced Spirit Hand fixes all of this, eliminating all MP problems. Ace also brings some hefty magic damage as well, letting you use him as a damage carry when MP isn't a problem.
Ayaka Lotus Mage Fina Ayaka and Lotus Mage Fina replaces your healing Xon, giving you room for other builds. You might not find a lot of white mages in your Friend List, but if you find them, use them. Their healing is top notch, and they both have MP recovery abilities to keep your damage going.
Reberta Fohlen Already mentioned above, but if you have less than 2 Pod 153, these damage carries will achieve chaining damage without them. Reberta, Fohlen, and GL Sakura will chain with Toxic Rain or a single Pod 153, while Barbariccia will chain with Frozen Hurricane.
Grim Lord Sakura Barbariccia