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Xenoblade Chronicles 3: How To Unlock The Incursor Class

The Incursor class in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is one of the best, but it isn't the easiest to unlock.
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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is known for its robust class system, and the Incursor stands as one of the best Attacker classes players can find throughout their journey. However, the Incursor class can be a bit tricky to unlock, as it requires completing one of the most far-reaching and lengthy side quests in the game. But the reward is well worth the effort.

Alexandria the Incursor

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Once players have access to the Fornis Region in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 they can start the Hero quest to unlock the Incursor class. In the southeastern corner of the Fornis region is a landmark called the Dies Arch. To the west of this landmark is the quest marker that will initiate the Colony Iota questline.

On reaching the quest marker, Agnian soldiers will attack the team, triggering a brief battle with the well-balanced team. The cutscene that follows introduces Alexandria, leader of Colony Iota, and her Agnian Lieutenants: Chelle, Sequoia, Fili, and Rhyza, who resoundingly beat Ouroboros and send them scurrying.

Thinning the Herd

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After Alexandria and her team trounce the main party, Noah and the gang decide to weaken Colony Iota’s defenses by picking off Alexandria’s officers one by one. Each one is identified by a question mark on the map: three can be found in the Fornis Region near Galghour’s Menhir, Conqueror’s Peak, and Seilas Terrace Camp, while the fourth has ventured out to the Pentelas Region near the Aquifer Exhaust.

Players should be cautious, though, as these enemies have levels in the high 30s and low 40s, so they’ll likely be way too strong to take on quite yet. There’s a reason the Incursor class’s silhouette comes after the Lone Exile’s, which isn’t unlockable until players reach the Keves Castle Region.

Colony Iota

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Once the party has defeated all four lieutenants, players will need to venture back to the Fornis Region and head under the Dies Arch. On the other side is Colony Iota itself, and Alexandria the Incursor is waiting just inside its gates. Approaching her triggers one last battle with the Agnian forces of Colony Iota before the truth of this entire questline is revealed.

After Alexandria loses, she reveals she wanted to test Ouroboros to see if they were strong enough to defeat Consul E. Satisfied with their power, she asks the party to free them from the Flame Clock just as Consul E makes his grand entrance, transforming into Moebius E and triggering the boss battle.

After the battle, Alexandria and the rest of the Colony Iota forces thank the team for their help. Alexandria then offers her assistance in the battles ahead, which adds her to the party’s Hero roster and unlocks the Incursor class for Taion.

The Incursor

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The Incursor class is the ultimate, single-hit damage dealer that banks on the power and reliability of critical hits. The class increases its damage output with each critical hit, not unlike the ever-scaling damage potential of the Full Metal Jaguar. The Incursor’s Skills and Arts are suited to this focus by steadily increasing both its Critical Hit Rate and the damage they inflict.

Taion is the class inheritor, so his growth with the Incursor is at S-Rank. Eunie is right behind him with A-Rank, followed by Lanz and Sena at B, Mio at C, and Noah at D.  

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is available now for the Nintendo Switch.

Related: Xenoblade Chronicles 3: How To Unlock The Full Metal Jaguar Class

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