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Elma is the main protagonist of Xenoblade Chronicles X. She is a BLADE captain from an unknown planet and a team leader of the Reclaimers division. She has been tasked with retrieving the cryogenic stasis pods that were ejected from the United States Ark Ship, the White Whale. She is the first party member to join Cross after waking him or her from his or her cryogenic stasis pod.

History

Prior to Earth's destruction, she served as the captain of the Unified Government Forces Special Vehicle Guidance Squad, or the Skelleton Crew. She was a subordinate to the unnamed hero who repelled the attack on the White Whale as it crashed on Mira.

Xenoblade Chronicles X

Character bio

A former colonel in the Coalition Special Operations Heavy Armor Training Unit-- more casually known as the "Skelleton Crew." Few operatives can match Elma in combat, either in or out of a Skell.

Heart-to-Hearts

Name Affinity Level Location When Requirement
The Techie
   1
West Gate Afternoon None
Petting Zoo
   2
Water Plant Night Abyssinian Cat
Driving Force
   3
East Melville St. Morning None
Friendship Treatise
   4
Starboard Evening Chapter 5
Going Home
   5
Barracks Interior Night None

Affinity links

Abilities

She is of the Full Metal Jaguar class and wields Dual Guns and Dual Blades in battle.

Arts

Skills

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Elma makes two appearances as an enemy in the Challenge Battle Mode of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She is a quest-exclusive boss in both of those. After beating "Otherworldly Fighter", she can be engaged as a dark attacker Blade within the Land of Challenge. After beating "Elma's Redux", she can be engaged as a Blade outside of the Land of Challenge.

Otherworldly Fighter

She is fought as a level 60 Blade during the "Otherworldly Fighter" challenge battle. Like every other enemies of this mode, she has no drop. She can also summons three Ghost Elma by using her Ghost Factory art.

Elma's Redux

She is fought as a level 65 Blade during the "Elma's Redux" challenge battle. Like every other enemies of this mode, she has no drop. She can also summons three Ghost Elma by using her Ghost Factory art.

As a Blade

After defeating her in challenge mode, she can be used in a similar manner to Blades. Rex, Nia, Zeke and Mòrag can all serves as her Driver.

Affinity Chart

Name Tier Effect Prerequisite Amount Flavor Text
Key Affinity Reward 1 Unlocks level 1 of the Affinity Chart. N/A N/A N/A
2 Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart. Increase the trust level 100 "You use some fascinating techniques, I'll give you that."
3 Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart. Increase the trust level 700 "I think I understand the role that Blades play in this world..."
4 Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart. Increase the trust level 2,000 "What do you think? From BLADE to Blade, eh?"
5 Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Increase the trust level. The affinity bond will be easier to sustain. 4,000 "Meeting you all has taught me a lot. I'll never forget this. Thank you."
Sliding Singer 1 Increases damage dealt to higher-level enemies by 60%. N/A N/A N/A
2 Increases damage dealt to higher-level enemies by 70%. Use Sliding Slinger. 5 "I'll have to work harder than this."
3 Increases damage dealt to higher-level enemies by 80%. Use Sliding Slinger. 10 "Repetition is at the heart of learning."
4 Increases damage dealt to higher-level enemies by 90%. Use Sliding Slinger. 20 "I can still squeeze more out of it.."
5 Increases damage dealt to higher-level enemies by 100%. Use Sliding Slinger. 30 "My Sliding Slinger move is now a thing of beauty. Don't you think?"
Hundred Shells 1 Increases damage dealt from the back by 100%. N/A N/A N/A
2 Increases damage dealt from the back by 110%. Use Hundred Shells. 3 "I'll need some more practise with this."
3 Increases damage dealt from the back by 120%. Use Hundred Shells. 5 "I think it can get even better."
4 Increases damage dealt from the back by 130%. Use Hundred Shells. 10 "I've got a good baseline, now it's time to iterate."
5 Increases critical damage by 85% Use Hundred Shells. 15 "Hundred Shells is now a force to be reckoned with."
Violent Streak 1 Adds a 60% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. N/A N/A N/A
2 Adds a 70% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. Use Violent Streak. 2 "I'll polish up the finer points, then it'll really sing."
3 Adds a 80% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. Use Violent Streak. 3 ""Needs more firepower."
4 Adds a 90% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. Use Violent Streak. 6 "It'll be ready soon."
5 Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. Use Violent Streak. 10 "There's no enemy who can withstand my Violent Streak, not in my world, and not in this one, either."
Overdrive 1 With Elma in battle, press R and - to engage. Uses Party Gauge, lasts 50 seconds. N/A N/A N/A
2 With Elma in battle, press R and - to engage. Uses Party Gauge, lasts 60 seconds. Complete the Challenge Battle "Grazing Flock". 1 "I don't care if you call it natural selection, I still feel bad about killing gentle herbivore indigens..."
3 With Elma in battle, press R and - to engage. Uses Party Gauge, lasts 70 seconds. Complete the Challenge Battle "Darkening Skies". 1 "When you're fighting flying indigens, that's when guns really shine... But you really like your melee weapons, huh."
4 With Elma in battle, press R and - to engage. Uses Party Gauge, lasts 80 seconds. Complete the Challenge Battle "Dread Contagion." 1 "Phew, if those things attacked NLA.. I'll have to revamp our defenses the next time I'm back."
5 With Elma in battle, press R and - to engage. Uses Party Gauge, lasts 90 seconds. Complete the Challenge Battle "Humanoid Alliance". 1 "If I had my Skell, that would've been no contest... But as things stand, at least it made for a nice workout."
Crisis Catalyst 1 Increases damage dealt by 90% and critical rate by 20% at max Affinity. N/A N/A N/A
2 Increases damage dealt by 105% and critical rate by 25% at max Affinity. Complete the Challenge Battle "Think of the Soldiers". 1 "The technology looked profoundly mysterious at a glance... I bet if Lin was here, she'd be all over it."
3 Increases damage dealt by 120% and critical rate by 30% at max Affinity. Complete the Challenge Battle "Sacred Wood". 1 "Tirkins, huh? I wonder if we could befriend them like we did the Ma-non..."
4 Increases damage dealt by 135% and critical rate by 35% at max Affinity. Complete the Challenge Battle "Chickenheart Challenge". 1 "Our teamwork skills have been tried, and we passed with flying colors."
5 Increases damage dealt by 150% and critical rate by 40% at max Affinity. Complete the Challenge Battle "9th Imp. Armored Div.". 10 "The soldiers from Mòrag's homeland are a competent bunch. Great small- unit tactics, impressive leadership."
Background Noise 1 Increases damage dealt from the back by 30%. N/A N/A N/A
2 Increases damage dealt from the back by 60%. Complete the Challenge Battle "Bewitching Dance". 1 "Alrest's indigens tend towards the smaller end of the spectrum... Perfect for target practice."
3 Increases damage dealt from the back by 90%. Complete the Challenge Battle "Panic at the Seaside". 1 "Annoying pests... I'm so glad the beaches near NLA are free from this kind of menace."
4 Increases damage dealt from the back by 120%. Complete the Challenge Battle "Serious Showdown". 1 "That duo was no summer picnic. They complemented each other... I have to respect that."
5 Increases damage dealt from the back by 150%. Complete the Challenge Battle "Cloud King's Revenge". 1 "I'm still in awe of that simulator. I need to question the Archsage, and get him to spill its secrets..."
Keen Eye 1 The power to see things clearly. Used to notice small changes, etc. Reconnoiter Alrest with Elma. Head to Masrah Spring in Gormott. (Req. Tora & Nia & Mòrag & Zeke) 1 "Gormott looks so much like Noctilum... I wish I could explore it methodically..."
2 The power to see things clearly. Used to notice small changes, etc. Reconnoiter Alrest with Elma. Head to Ruins of Fountain Park in Uraya. (Req. Pyra & Zeke & Pandoria) 1 "I've developed a soft spot for this land. Let's not leave yet, OK?"
3 The power to see things clearly. Used to notice small changes, etc. Reconnoiter with Elma. Head to the Ancient Wall in Temperantia. (Req. Morag & Brighid) 1 "Even though the technology in Alrest isn't very advanced, Blades' power can wreak such destruction... It's sobering."
4 The power to see things clearly. Used to notice small changes, etc. Reconnoiter with Elma. Head to the Vault of Heroes in Spirit Crucible Elpys. (Req. Nia & Mythra) 1 "A solemn and mystical place... I especially liked that single shaft of light. I wonder where it came from..."
5 The power to see things clearly. Used to notice small changes, etc. Reconnoiter with Elma. Head to the 7th Perim. Skyport in the World Tree. (Req. Mythra & Shulk & KOS-MOS) 1 "I've never seen a place like it in my life. Alrest hides many unplumbed mysteries still - I hope we can explore together!"
Focus 1 The power to focus on one thing. Also used to control one's power. Defeat a Sandl Rapchor at Cooley Lake in Gormott, etc. 2 "That's not an indigen you'd even meet on Mira. So small, yet so ferocious..."
2 The power to focus on one thing. Also used to control one's power. Defeat a Sprack Parisax in the Dragon's Stomach in Uraya, etc. 2 "I'm a fan of these small-sized indigens you've got. It's nice when a fight ends this quickly."
3 The power to focus on one thing. Also used to control one's power. Defeat a Zaguin Hox at the Titan Weapon Dig Site in Temperantia, etc. 2 "That indigen was unexpectedly cute, and I bet it'd yield some excellent materials..."
4 The power to focus on one thing. Also used to control one's power. Defeat a Lun Scorpox in the Middle Worm-Ridden Cave in Spirit Crucible Elpys, etc. 2 "I wonder what the lifespan of one of those indigens could be... We should set up a study."
5 The power to focus on one thing. Also used to control one's power. Defeat a Riveral Ansel at the 7th Perimeter Skyport in the World Tree, etc. 2 "This would be so much easier if we had Skells."
Lockpicking 1 The power to open various things. Works on doors, treasure troves, etc. Collect Clarity Moss in Gormott. (Currently held items count toward required total.) 4 "It's said that using Clarity Moss gives you clarity... But I think in Noctilum, it'd just make things worse!"
2 The power to open various things. Works on doors, treasure troves, etc. Collect Dragon Incense in Uraya. (Currently held items count toward required total.) 4 "The Dragon Incense is used to make medicine, right? I'm lucky enough to not need it, but it's still fascinating."
3 The power to open various things. Works on doors, treasure troves, etc. Collect a Glory Angler in Temperantia. (Currently held items count toward required total.) 4 "That's one disgusting-looking fish... I don't think there's any sea life this grotesque on Mira..."
4 The power to open various things. Works on doors, treasure troves, etc. Collect an Addam's Tear in Spirit Crucible Elpys. (Currently held items count toward required total.) 4 "Such a beautiful stone... It feels very... pure, somehow."
5 The power to open various things. Works on doors, treasure troves, etc. Collect Robotic Placoderm in the World Tree. (Currently held items count toward required total.) 4 "To think that an organism would find a way to flourish in this environment... I guess life really does fine a way."

Favorite Items

  • Item types: Seafood, Art
  • Specific items: Codweave Safety Blanky, Pipestraw Smoothie

Trivia

  • Elma's character design seems similar to T-elos from the Xenosaga series, another of Monolith Soft's work.
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