Rex is the main protagonist of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. He is a Leftherian scavenger who becomes the Driver of a Blade named Pyra and harness her power in battle. Together with Pyra, he goes on a quest to find her long-lost home, Elysium, a legendary paradise.


Xenoblade series

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Affinity Chart

Tier Name Effect SP
1 Muscle Builder Increases Strength by 20. 375
Reflex Response Increases Agility by 20. 250
Rapid Attack I Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to the X Button at the start of battle. 750
Ether Studies Increases Ether by 20. 625
Rescue Increases the HP restored when reviving a teammate by 15%. 500
2 Picture of Health Increases HP restored to self (not using HP Potions) by 10%. 1500
Arts Chain Lets you use a Driver Art after canceling a Driver Art. 3000
Combo Enhance Adds 20% to damage ratio after canceling an auto-attack. 2000
Rapid Attack II Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to the Y Button at the start of battle. 2500
Gramps' Blessing Increases Luck by 20. 1000
3 Rapid Attack III Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to the B Button at the start of battle. 5000
Lively Lad Increases maximum HP by 200. 2000
Ultimate Relay Increases attack power ratio at the start of a Chain Attack. 4000
Topple Champ Extends Topple duration by 15%. 6000
Drive to Win Slightly fills the Party Gauge for each critical hit delivered. 3000

Hidden Affinity Chart

Tier Name Effect SP
1 Further Ether Studies Boosts Ether by 10%. 7500
Shadow Strike Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack by 50%. 3750
Cheer Up Increases Affinity by 25% after winning a Special button challenge. 2500
Prediction Increases Dexterity by 20. 5000
Fight or Flight Reduces enemy Break resist. 6500
2 Inherit Muscle Boosts Strength by 10%. 7500
Herbalism Boosts the effect of HP Potions by 20%. 12,500
Eyes on the Prize Boosts Agility by 10%. 5000
Combat Boost Restores 3% HP when canceling an auto-attack with a Driver Art. 15,000
Pre-empt Moves Boosts Dexterity by 10%. 10,000
3 Solidarity Slightly fills the Party Gauge when an "Excellent" is scored during a Special. 15,000
Relentless Spirit 50% chance to survive hit with 1 HP + 5 secs invincibility (once per battle). 30,000
Heart Recharge Boosts recharge for Specials after canceling by 20%. 25,000
Child of Steel Boosts maximum HP by 10%. 20,000
Gramps' Auspices Boosts Luck by 10%. 10,000

Favorite Item

  • Item types: Drinks, Art
  • Specific items: Pan-Fried Tartari, Coral Reversi

The Legend of Zelda series

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Link wearing Rex's outfit in "Breath of the Wild".

On November 7, 2017 during a Nintendo Direct dedicated to Xenoblade Chronicles 2, a cross promotion with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was announced and a costume inspired by Rex's outfit for Link to wear. The costume is refered to as the Salvager Set and mainly gives Link a swimming speed boost.

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Rex's Mii Costume.

Rex appears as a Mii costume for the Mii Swordfighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of the DLC fighter pack. Masahiro Sakurai, the director of the series also precised that they added him as a Mii costume because they were unable to make him a fighter since the design of the character was finalised after the final roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was decided. Rex is also featured as an Ace Primary Spirit and as such, he can be used to customize playable characters.

Rex also appears in Pyra and Mythra's moveset, assisting during their Final Smash. He also appears in some of their taunts.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Stats Ability Acquisition
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Rex Shield ★★★ 3
  • 2,934—8,825
  • Brawn Badge: 1,394—4,192
  • Protection Badge: 1,540—4,633
No Ability


  • The word Rex comes from the Latin word "Rex", which stands for King.
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