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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Ouroboros guide

This is the Monado's power! Get to grips with the new Interlink system, and plan your party for battle, with our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Ouroboros guide

Xenoblade Chronicles Ouroboros: three screenshots show the robot-like Ouroboros form from Xenoblade Chronicles 3

What are Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Ouroboros? Well, the latest entry in the JRPG franchise brings together different races, weapons, and features from every entry and mashes them together – it’s all pretty exciting for longtime fans. We talk about it a bit in our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 review, but for a more detailed analysis keep reading.

The main thing you need to know about Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Ouroboros is that it’s the combination of two characters, who join together to create a large new form that resembles a robot, piloted by both of the characters at once. It’s a little bit Neon Genesis Evangelion in design, a bit like Pacific Rim in function, and is completely badass.

We’ve got a nice, lengthy explanation of the XC3 Ouroboros system below, but that’s not all. For more info, check out our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 classesXenoblade Chronicles 3 characters, or Xenoblade Chronicles 3 pre-orders guide to make sure you’re good to go on the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Ouroboros

When in battle, two characters from Xenoblade Chronicles 3 can fuse together in a system called interlinking. Noah and Mio can combine together, as can other members of the core party, Lanz & Sena, or Eunie & Taion. Fusing to create an Ouroboros makes them considerably more powerful, and grants them special abilities. You must be mindful though, as using this ability too much can cause the XC3 Ouroboros to overheat.


The soul tree is the way you gain skills for your different XC3 Ouroboros forms. Every character has an individual one with different routes through and different skills.

To acquire skills you use soul points, which you gain by doing stuff in the game, like quests and exploring. The first skill to aim for is the arts cancelling skill, as this will allow you to increase the speed of your attacks massively and charge up your main art more quickly.

different Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Ouroboros forms

Xenoblade Chronicles Ouroboros: Noah and Mio have fused to make an Ouroboros

Noah and Mio XC3 Ouroboros

When Noah and Mio combine, they wield a huge sword during battle.

Xenoblade Chronicles Ouroboros: Lanz and Sena have fused to make an Ouroboros

Lanz and Sena XC3 Ouroboros

Lanz and Sena combine to make a huge Ouroboros. This combination is great for protecting teammates from powerful attacks.

Xenoblade Chronicles Ouroboros: Eunie and Taio have fused to form an Ouroboros

Eunie and Taion XC3 Ouroboros

The combination of Eunie and Taion makes this striking Ouroboros. Like this, they even have the ability to revive fallen allies.

We also got a look at alternate Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Ouroboros forms, which you can check out below.

The different Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Ouroboros forms -- they're all various styles of strange Power Ranger type being. Next to them is character art for the various characters.

That’s all the XC3 Ouroboros nonsense we’ve got for now. Why not also check out our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Noah and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Mio guides to get to know your new leaders?