Lanz is one of the main characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Read on to see the best arts, classes, builds, and accessories for Lanz, including the best Ouroboros Arts and Soul Tree Abilities, as well as to learn about their Ascension Quest!
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|ENG: Jack Bardoe||JP: Kosuke Tanabe|
|Lanz is an ally of Noah’s who wields a great sword that doubles as a shield. He uses his giant weapon to draw in enemy attacks and protect his allies.|
|Name||Area of Effect||Recharge Gauge||Effect|
|Bull Rush||One Target||26 seconds||Topple|
|Crash Out||Frontward AOE||17 seconds||Boosts aggro generated when using Art by 70%|
|Solid Stance||Self||44 seconds||Reduces damage taken & damage dealt by 25%|
When using Lanz, you will want to make use of Bull Rush, which allows him to Topple enemies. Furthermore, as a Defender class with the main role of taking enemy aggro, Solid Stance is recommended to buff his defenses.
When deciding between Uppercut Slash or Crash Out, it is recommended to go with Crash Out due to its lower recharge time.
|Increased Block Rate||Increased HP|
|Light Weak Guard||Bronze Temple Guard|
When Lanz has the Heavy Guard class equipped, it is recommended to make him even tankier with an HP-boosting accessory or a Block Rate-boosting one.
Unlike the Zephyr class which relies on evasion, Heavy Guard must be able to take all the attacks they receive directly. Therefore, these accessories maximize the amount of time Lanz can withstand damage.
|Heavy Guard||Guardian Commander||Lost Vanguard|
Lanz's initial class is Heavy Guard, which allows him to acquire the Defensive Soul class skill from the start. He is also a very flexible character in terms of changing classes, benefiting from the first class change's skill, the Ogre's Fighting Prowess.
Sword Fighter is listed as the second recommendation, there is no problem in changing Lanz's class to something that balanced your current party.
|Heavy Guard||Com an' Get Me!
Mind for Guarding
No Love Lost
|Titanium Temple Guard
Berserker's Armor Vest
|Arts||Area of Effect||Effect|
|Titan Fists||One Target||Inflicts Shackle Blocking and Blowdown|
|Sudden Impact||One Target||Inflicts Topple on all enemies when Interlink is at level 3.|
|Burning Rain||AOE around User||Boosts aggro generated when using Art by 50%.|
Lanz's Ouroboros is a Defender type, so make to always Burning Rain Equipped to draw aggro from enemies. Although you can equip any Art you like to the remaining 2 slots, TItan FIsts are recommended to prevent shackle blocking, allowing your party to fight more effectively.
Abilities marked with a ★ should be unlocked as soon as possible.
For Lanz's Ouroboros, learning abilities that focus on Block Rate and resisting various enemy attacks should take priority. One skill of particular note is Hefty Protection, since it reduces the damage your party takes (within a certain radius) by 20%.
|Hefty Protection||Block Rate Plus|
At the start of the game, you cannot rank up the Heavy Guard class past Rank 10. To break the class limit and unlock Rank 20 for the class, you must first complete Lanz's Ascension Quest: Side Story: Lanz.
|Teach||Riku and Manana||Gray|
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