Strategos Class Guide: Best Arts and Skills | Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Strategos is a type of Healer class in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and is the default class of Isurd. Read on to learn more about the class, including its best arts, skills, characters, accessories, and gems, as well as find out how to unlock the class.

Strategos Class Overview

Strategos Basic Information

Class Role Default Character
StrategosStrategos Healer ImageHealer IsurdIsurd
Attack Defense Health Support
B D A A
Description
An adriot, tactical Healer who uses special guns to aid allies in various ways, as well as weakening foes.

Character Class Rating

Noah Mio Eunie
B B A
Taion Lanz Sena
S D C

Class Rating is the speed at which each character ranks up an individual class, so the lower their Class Rating, the slower it takes for them to rank up the class.

How to Unlock Strategos

Recruit Isurd by Completing Their Hero Quest

Strategos is the default class of Isurd, a hero in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. To unlock this class and equip it to your main characters, you must first complete their Hero Quest: Unwavering Resolve.

Unwavering Resolve Walkthrough

Complete Effervescent Heart to Unlock Rank 20

After you unlock this class, it will have a rank cap of 10, so you are unable to upgrade its Arts and skills further than that rank. To break the rank cap and extend the limit up to Rank 20, you must first complete the quest Effervescent Heart.

Effervescent Heart Walkthrough

Best Strategos Characters

Recommended Characters
TaionTaion EunieEunie

The Strategos class primarily focuses on Healing and inflicting debuffs on enemies. Taion and Eunie with their high Healing Power stats make great Strategos characters. They also have high Class Ratings, making them rank up in the class quicker.

Best Strategos Arts

Recommended Combat Arts

Art Attack Type AoE Base Effect
Mirror TrapMirror Trap Buff AOE around User None
MoondogMoondog Set Field AOE around User Field range of effect - small
Earth BindEarth Bind Ether Attack One Target None

Two of the best arts in this class are Moondog and Mirror Trap, both amazing Healing Arts that increase ally HP in different ways. Though Earth Bind can be swapped out for No Love Lost, it is more recommended since this class does not have any Physical Attacks.

Recommended Master Arts

Rank 1 and 10 Master Arts

Art Base Effect Class Rank
Ether CannonEther Cannon Accuracy Down
Rank 10
Multi BlastMulti Blast Area heal on hit
Rank 1
Advanced CooldownAdvanced Cooldown Field / Def. up
Rank 10

For Master Arts, we recommend equipping Arts that have useful buff or debuff effects since Strategos skills can increase their duration or add other effects on top of them.

Advanced Cooldown specifically is great to have because using it not only increases the team's Defense, but also their Attack thanks to the Prowess Gambit skill. However, if you plan using it alongside Moondog, you'll need to equip the All About Support Master Skill.

Rank 20 Master Arts

Art Base Effect Class Rank
Healing RingHealing Ring Field / Regenerate
Rank 20

Though it is recommended keep the default Master Art for Strategos as it is the best option for the class. Healing Ring is also a good choice since it can take advantage of the other boosts given to Field Arts.

In addition, since it is a Talent Art, it does not count towards the maximum number of Field Arts allowable in the Arts palette.

Best Master Skills for Strategos Builds

Rank 5 Master Skills

Skill Effect Class Rank
Ethereal AbilityEthereal Ability Boosts damage dealt by ether Arts by 30%.
Rank 5
Healing LicenseHealing License Boosts amount of HP healed from using healing Arts by 20%.
Rank 5
All About SupportAll About Support Increases the no. of Field Arts that can be set to the Arts Palette by 1.
Rank 5

The best Master Skills for Strategos characters are those that can increase the effectiveness of their buffs or debuffs. Ethereal Ability is also a notable skill since most of the Arts in this class are Ether Attacks.

All About Support is only recommended if you plan to equip at least two Field Arts. Otherwise, Sappy Sappy Drain! would make a great alternative.

Rank 15 Master Skills

Skill Effect Class Rank
Eternal FormationEternal Formation Increases field effect duration by 30%.
Rank 15
Abundant OceansAbundant Oceans Reduces damage to allies by 10%, increases Healing by 10%. (The effect does not stack.)
Rank 15

For Rank 15 Master Skills, Eternal Formation is most recommended especially if you plan on having more than one Field Art. Abundant Oceans is also good to have, but it is only available in the Post Game, so the former skills are better for a first playthrough of the game.

Best Accessories for Strategos Builds

Boosted HP Healed from Healing Arts Reduced Aggro from Healing Arts Master Arts are Charged at the Start of Battle
Immaculate NecklaceImmaculate Necklace Affection RingAffection Ring Gust BraceletGust Bracelet

Since the Strategos class benefits from having high Healing Power, increasing their Healing stat with accessories is a welcome improvement. Reducing their aggro is also essential since Strategos builds usually have lower defenses than most classes.

Since many of the buffs and debuffs that they grant on the battlefield are from their Master Arts, having them pre-charged at the start of a battle comes in handy.

List of Accessories

Best Gems for Strategos Builds

Boosted Buff Power Boosted Debuff Power Reduced Aggro from Arts
Swelling Blessing ISwelling Blessing Swelling Scourge ISwelling Scourge Disperse Bloodlust IDisperse Bloodlust

Strategos already has skills that can extend the duration of buffs and debuffs, but it lacks the ability to increase their power. Granting this ability with gems is ideal. Disperse Bloodlust is also recommended in addition to the Affection Ring since not all Arts in the class are Healing Arts.

All Gems and Their Effects

List of Strategos Arts

Talent Arts

Base Art Information
SoulfireSoulfire Area of Effect One Target Power Multiplier 500%
Buff/ Debuff Attack Down Reaction None
Recharge Type Role Action Recharge Recharge Gauge 4
Effect Heals all allies when Art hits, to a maximum of 150% of Healing Power.

Combat Arts

Base Art Information
No Love LostNo Love Lost Area of Effect One Target Power Multiplier 190%
Buff/ Debuff Phys. Def. Down Reaction None
Recharge Type Auto-Attack Recharge Recharge Gauge 8
Effect None
Mirror TrapMirror Trap Area of Effect AOE around User Power Multiplier 0%
Buff/ Debuff Counter Heal Reaction None
Recharge Type Auto-Attack Recharge Recharge Gauge 8
Effect None
HornetHornet Area of Effect One Target Power Multiplier 270%
Buff/ Debuff - Reaction None
Recharge Type Auto-Attack Recharge Recharge Gauge 9
Effect Heals nearby allies when Art hits, to a maximum of 100% of Healing Power.
MoondogMoondog Area of Effect AOE around User Power Multiplier 0%
Buff/ Debuff Regenerate Reaction None
Recharge Type Auto-Attack Recharge Recharge Gauge 5
Effect Field range of effect - small
Earth BindEarth Bind Area of Effect One Target Power Multiplier 110%
Buff/ Debuff Bind Reaction None
Recharge Type Auto-Attack Recharge Recharge Gauge 10
Effect None

Master Arts

Art Rank Mastered
No Love LostNo Love Lost 1
HornetHornet 10
SoulfireSoulfire 20

Hero-Exclusive Arts

Base Art Information
GyreflowGyreflow Area of Effect AOE around User Power Multiplier 0%
Buff/ Debuff Regenerate Reaction None
Recharge Type Auto-Attack Recharge Recharge Gauge 5
Effect Field range of effect - medium
Razor WindRazor Wind Area of Effect One Target Power Multiplier 325%
Buff/ Debuff - Reaction None
Recharge Type Auto-Attack Recharge Recharge Gauge 8
Effect Heals nearby allies when Art hits, to max of 100% of Healing Power.
MoonshadowMoonshadow Area of Effect One Target Power Multiplier 130%
Buff/ Debuff Bind Reaction None
Recharge Type Auto-Attack Recharge Recharge Gauge 9
Effect None

Arts Guide: List of All Arts and Effects

List of Strategos Skills

Class Skills

Skill Base Effect
Prowess GambitProwess Gambit Buffing an ally boosts damage dealt by 20% (up to a maximum of 200%).
Sapping GambitSapping Gambit Extends duration timers of debuffs applied to enemies by 30%.
Strengthening GambitStrengthening Gambit Extends duration of buff effects issued by 30%.
Preemption GambitPreemption Gambit 60% chance to grant all allies Attack Up on a preemptive attack.

Master Skills

Skill Rank Mastered
Strengthening GambitStrengthening Gambit 5
Preemption GambitPreemption Gambit 15

List of All Skills

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