Complete guide on how to build your very own Soul Hacker Class in Xenoblade Chronicles 3
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The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Soul hacker class is one of the 12 attacker classes in the game. The Soul hacker is a unique class that allows you to use a range of battle techniques by stealing skills and arts from several foes you come across.
Of all 19 unlockable hero classes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, the Soul hacker is easily one of the most interesting and flexible to have in your party setup. You’ll unlock the ability to use Soul hacker by recruiting Defiant Triton into your party. Let’s take a look at how to do this as well as the ins and outs of the class itself.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Soul Hacker Guide
Soul Hacker Basic Information
How to Unlock Soul hacker
To unlock the Soul hacker class in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, you need to head towards the Cadensia Region during Chap 5. In order to begin the Colony 15 liberation quest, you must first travel to Ishan Isle and find the golden “?” quest sign there.
You must first go from Ishan Isle to Hargan Point Camp in order to do this. This will set off a chain of events that will take you to Colony 15 and the “Doing It My Way” quest. You can play around with Triton and his Soul hacker ability once you complete the quest’s tasks.
Best Soul hacker Characters
Any character can use the Soul hacker class in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 because it is not restricted to a single role. Nevertheless, you may select the skills you acquire based on your playstyle and concentrate on having a variety of playstyles.
Lanz and Mio make the most effective Soul hacker characters. They can readily unlock Soul Hacker Master talents thanks to their high-class rating.
You can no longer steal enemy art by using the Soul hacker class if you have the Soul Hacker Master Skill.
How To Use Soul Hack
In Xenoblade Chronicles 3, the Soulhacker is totally distinct from every other class. It lacks its own unique Skills and does not fall into any predefined category (Attacker, Defender, or Healer).
Furthermore, you cannot incorporate any earlier Arts into your loadout for Fusion Arts with this Class; it only has three Arts, to begin with. This is so that the Soulhacker can learn new Arts and Skills by eliminating opponents.
There are some important things to remember, though, before you start killing every beast in the wild in search of new skills. First and foremost, only slaying Named Monsters will provide Soul hackers access to new Skills and Arts.
Powerful creatures like this frequently have orange accents around their health bars and wander open areas. Since defeating them takes a little more planning and attention, they are occasionally referred to as Raid monsters.
Second, you don’t necessarily need to be in the Soul hacker class to get these new abilities. If you really want to get more variety and power out of this Class without hampering your party composition, there is a trick.
First, boost the Soul hacker’s Rank to 10. You can easily do this by spending a bunch of Silver Nopon Coins you’ve been collecting throughout the game.
Once you do that, set up your characters in your preferred Classes, but equip one of them with the Soul Hack Skill – which you unlocked by hitting Rank 10. Just one character needs to have this Skill equipped.
Now, just fast-travel to older areas, tear through Named Monsters, and you’ll unlock abilities for the Soul hacker. You should see a “Soul Hacked” message once you’ve beaten the monster.
Each Unique Monster that you defeat whilst running with a Soul hacker in your squad will grant you a new art/skill that can then be used by any character using the Soul hacker class going forward.
There are around 140 Unique Monsters in the game and in order to help you track which arts and skills you’ve unlocked you can head to the Heroes section of the main menu and then hit “Y” to bring up the Soul Hack List. Here you’ll find details for everything you’ve unlocked split into sections for Arts and Skills.
Your Soul Hack List also has the unique function of showing you which monsters you’ve already beaten, which ones you’ve found but haven’t yet battled, and which ones you’ll have to fight again in order to unlock their arts and talents.
Yes, sadly, you will need to fight every creature you have already defeated before obtaining the Soul Hack ability in order to learn their techniques. This may be done much more quickly by traveling directly to their graves.
Also keep in mind that if you come across a Unique Monster while exploring but aren’t quite ready to battle it, you may highlight it and the area they inhabit will be added to your Soul Hack List, making it a little bit simpler to find them later on.
Yes, this option providing a precise pinpoint position for the beast on your in-game map would’ve been more convenient, but it’s still an improvement over nothing and can help you get 100% by making it a bit simpler to take down the final few creatures.
For what kind of various builds, you can make with the Soul hacker, there are a ton. The Class is highly flexible, it even includes special Role Skills you can equip if you want to push your character more towards offense, defense, or support.
For the unlocked Skills and Arts, mixing and matching them can lead to some highly specialized powerhouses. This is because several of the Skills can provide powerful debuffs to certain enemy types. Slap those debuffs into an offensive Fusion Art and you can punch through armor like a champ.
The same goes for more defensive and healing strategies as well. Overlapping AOE buffs and healing, powerful interchanging Block and Evade boosts, the list goes on.
Soul Hack Master Skill
You’ll gain access to the incredibly useful ability to steal Unique Monster arts and talents without utilizing a Soulhacker after you’ve rated the Soulhacker class up to level 10. We advise picking Mio or Lanz to rank up Soulhacker because their high-class rating will move things along quite quickly.
If you’re in a rush, you may also spend a lot of Nopon coins to rank up right away, but that depends on how big of a rush you’re in.
From here, it is just a matter of reviewing all of the different arts and talents you have achieved and selecting the ones that are most suited for the character you are currently using. The real fun in the Soulhacker class is experimenting, grabbing new skills from monsters, and trying them out until you find a build that suits your playstyle.
Of course, you can choose to Auto-Build to fill in all of this stuff automatically. However, there are some extremely potent buffs and monster-specific debuffs to mix and match. Happy Hunting!
Soul hacker Arts
There is just one talent Art that can be used on any character
Final Countdown: It boosts damage dealt for each Soul hacker Art or Skill Learned to a single target.
The rest of the Arts for the Soul hacker mentioned below are exclusive to Triton only
Captain Strike: 40% chance to ignore the defense of a single target.
Ultra-Boost: Boosts damage dealt by 50% and damage is taken by 25% to Self.
Pirate Lariat: Topples an enemy.
Peril Punch: Boosts damage deal when attacking from the side by 120%.
Magnificent Fist: Other arts recover 25% recharge when Art hits.
Soulhacker skill list
The Soulhacker class in Xenoblade 3 relies on enemy skills to increase flexibility and damage output depending on which skills you use. The skills you can steal are listed below
The Grace of the Land
Effects: This skill reduces damage taken by allies in a fixed radius by 20%
Effects: The character’s agility is increased by 10%
Effects: When an ally is low on HP, the character’s Healing Arts recharge rate is increased by 30%
Effects: When an ally is taken down, aggro on you is reduced by 60%
Effects: When dodging, there is a 6% chance to get a Power Charge.
Effects: When non-defenders are targeted, their recharge speed is increased by 36%
Effects: When shot down, heals all allies for 60% of their HP
Effects: Increases your character’s maximum HP by 10%
Effects: When an art is active, resistance to combos and reactions is increased by 60%
Just a moment
Effects: When you receive a buff, you also regenerate 3% of the maximum HP