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This is a profile and usage guide for Melia, a character from Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition for the Nintendo Switch. Here you can find Melia's roles, builds, stats at Lv. 99, best Arts, best skill trees, and official artwork.

Melia Basic Information

Melia Profile

Quick Facts
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Name Melia
Age 88
Race High Entia
Height 156cm
Gender Female
Weapon Type Staff
Voice Actor (Eng.) Jenna Louise Coleman
Voice Actor (Jp.) Shiori Katsuta

Melia Introduction

Melia is the princess of the High Entia. She is very prideful at first, but soon warms up to the party and becomes a close ally and friend to Shulk's crew. Melia is is a typical mage archetype, so she has high ether attack and defense at the cost of low HP and physical defense. She can use various ether arts to inflict damage on her foes.

Melia Stats at Lv. 99

Melia's Stats at Lv. 99

HP Strength Ether Agility
3752 311 559 101

Stats Explained

Melia Build and How to Use

Melia Strengths and Weaknesses

Physical Attacks Ether Attacks Tanking
B Rank Icon B Rank Icon C Rank Icon
Buffing Debuffing Healing
S Rank Icon S Rank Icon B Rank Icon

Note: A C Rank indicates that the character is either very poor in this role or cannot do it at all.

How to Play Melia

Melia is a glass cannon mage archetype, sacrificing HP/Agility for a high ether stat. This means that Melia is very fragile and must hide behind her allies to avoid drawing aggro and getting one-shotted. Melia's main form of attacking is through using Summon Elemental arts to cast a party buff, then using the Talent Gauge to fire them off. If the talent gauge gets high enough, she will use Element Burst, doubling the effects of her elementals. The higher her tension, the higher this state will continue.

Summon Flare and Summon Bolt are her best offensive options, so be sure to level these up right away. You can summon up to three elementals, then discharge them opposite of the order they were summoned. It is important not to spam them too quickly, or Melia may draw the enemy's aggro.

Other than the two physical Arts (Spear Break and Starlight Kick), which are generally not very useful for Melia, most of her other Arts can be useful in cerain situations. We recommend Mind Blast, which removes enemy auras and seals arts, Summon Aqua and Healing Gift, allowing her to heal herself and her allies, plus two of the following: Burst End, Summon Ice, Summon Earth, Power Effect, or Reflection.

Her best skill tree is Passion, because it boosts Ether, but Honesty (Critical Rate) can be used if you have not unlocked Passion. Gems should enhance her arts, so Blaze Plus, Chill Plus, Electric Plus, Recovery Up, and Ether Up are all solid choices. HP Up will also help boost her low defensive stats.

Melia as an AI

Melia will summon an elemental at the start of battle to buff her teammates. She tends to keep her distance from enemies to avoid drawing aggro, and discharges elementals instead of auto-attacking. Once the Party Gauge gets high enough, she will summon an elemental without discharging it, so that it can instead be used to add to the chain multiplier.

Melia Arts

Melia's Arts
Name Lv. Learnt Effect Power (%) CD (sec.)
Elemental Discharge (Electric) 1 Ether Art
Fires off the element summoned through Summon Bolt and attacks the enemy.
250 ~ 403 -
Elemental Discharge (Fire) 1 Ether Art
Fires off the element summoned through Summon Flare at the enemy and attacks the enemies within range with Blaze Damage.
90 ~ 153 -
Elemental Discharge (Ice) 54 Ether Art
Fires off the element summoned through Summon Ice in a circle around Melia to inflict Chill Damage to enemies in the area.
120 ~ 201 -
Elemental Discharge (Wind) 38 Ether Art
Fires off the element summoned through Summon Wind and attacks enemies within the area.
150 ~ 303 -
Elemental Discharge (Earth) 46 Ether Art
Fires off the element summoned through Summon Earth to attack and poison enemies.
60 ~ 114 -
Elemental Discharge (Water) 30 Ether Art
Fires off the element summoned through Summon Aqua and attacks the enemy, absorbing their HP.
20 ~ 47 -
Summon Bolt 1 Ether Art
Electricity increases ether. Discharge inflicts large damage.
250 ~ 403 15 ~ 12.3
Summon Flare 1 Ether Art
Fire increases strength. Discharge inflicts Blaze damage.
90 ~ 153 30 ~ 24.6
Summon Ice 56 Ether Art
Ice reduces ether damage. Discharge inflicts Chill damage.
120 ~ 201 45 ~ 16.7
Hypnotise 1 Ether Art
Wrap the enemy in warm ether, sending them to sleep.
- 60 ~ 33
Spear Break 26 Physical Art
Throw the enemy back. Physical attack.
120 ~ 255 25 ~ 13.8
Shadow Stitch 29 Ether Art
Ether from the ground restricts movement of enemies in range.
- 120 ~ 87.6
Summon Copy 38 Ether Art
Resummon the last summoned elemental.
- 45 ~ 24.8
Reflection 50 Ether Art
A special ether barrier that causes attacks to rebound on the enemy.
- 30 ~ 16.5
Summon Wind 41 Ether Art
Wind increases agility. Discharge inflicts area damage.
150 ~ 303 25 ~ 18.2
Summon Earth 47 Ether Art
Earth reduces physical damage. Discharge inflicts Poison damage.
60 ~ 114 90 ~ 49.5
Summon Aqua 33 Ether Art
Water causes HP regeneration. Discharge drains enemy HP.
20 ~ 47 15 ~ 12.3
Healing Gift 35 Ether Art
Sacrifice own HP to restore the HP of a party member.
100 ~ 100 10 ~ 8.2
Starlight Kick 44 Physical Art
A devastating kick. Physical close-combat attack.
150 ~ 312 40 ~ 22
Power Effect 53 Ether Art
An Aura that excites elementals, boosting the range of their effects.
- 45 ~ 32.8
Burst End 1 Ether Art
Release latent power, reducing the defence of enemies in range.
- 60 ~ 33
Mind Blast - Ether Art
Release internal strength to seal enemy Arts.
300 ~ 453 90 ~ 57.6

Melia Skill Trees and Skills

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Serenity

Serenity Skill Tree

Effect How to Unlock
Agility Up Default Skill Tree unlocked when Melia becomes playable.
0 1 2 3 4 5
2 5 8 10 12 15

Serenity Skills

Skill Effect SP Coins
Amplified Healing Increases HP received from Healing Arts (15%). - 3
Serenity of Water Increases HP absorbed by water-type Arts (25%). 700 -
Mining Master Increases chance of finding rare crystals from deposits (5%). 1000 18
Glistening Ice Extends Chill duration when dealt to an enemy (6). 2000 -
Ultimate Ether Greatly increases ether (50). 3500 18

Honesty

Honesty Skill Tree

Effect How to Unlock
Critical Hit Rate Up Default Skill Tree unlocked when Melia becomes playable.
0 1 2 3 4 5
2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 15%

Honesty Skills

Skill Effect SP Coins
High Speed Increases agility (15). 300 20
Whisper of the Wind Boosts Wind damage (25%). 700 -
Amplified Ether Grants Ether Up buff at the start of battle (25%, 30 sec). 1000 5
Electric Shock Boosts electric damage (25%). 2000 -
Enlightenment Increases accuracy of ether attacks. 3500 25

Reliability

Reliability Skill Tree

Effect How to Unlock
Physical Defence Up Default Skill Tree unlocked when Melia becomes playable.
0 1 2 3 4 5
5 10 20 30 40 50

Reliability Skills

Skill Effect SP Coins
Ether Awareness Increases ether (25). 300 6
Playing with Poison Extends Poison duration when dealt to an enemy (15 sec). 700 -
Power of the Moon Increases strength during the night (15%). 1000 12
Unyielding Heart Prevents reduction of accuracy when tension falls (50%). 2000 18
Ether Guard Grants immunity to Ether Down debuff. 3500 20

Passion

Passion Skill Tree

Effect How to Unlock
Ether Up Acquired through completing the Ancient High Entia Mystery Side Quest.
0 1 2 3 4 5
10 30 40 50 70 100

Passion Skills

Skill Effect SP Coins
Nonchalant Heart Reduces tension loss when an attack fails (5). 200 7
Awakening Strike Boosts damage dealt to enemies suffering Sleep (50%). 500 10
Telethia Killer When an aura is active, increases damage dealt to Telethia (50%) 800 48
Passion of Flame Extends Blaze duration when dealt to an enemy (20 sec). 1000 -
Rejection of Evil Greatly reduces the effects of Spike attacks (50%). 1500 50

Reticence

Reticence Skill Tree

Effect How to Unlock
Ether Defence Up Acquired through completing the Trouble at the Lighthouse Side Quest.
0 1 2 3 4 5
5 10 20 30 40 50

Reticence Skills

Skill Effect SP Coins
Palace Guard Improves block rate (15%). 200 7
Heavyweight Expert Improves ether defence the more heavy equipment is worn (30 each). 500 45
Unadorned Beauty Strength, ether, agility and HP up if no gems are equipped (20%). 800 12
Mental Barrier Reduces damage taken from ether area attacks (25%). 1000 75
Arcane Aura Reduces aggro drawn while an aura is active (30%). 1500 18

Best and Worst Gifts For Melia

Best Gifts for Melia

Collectable Affinity Points Area
Love Source 100 Other
Dobercorgi 22 Colony 6
Prism Centipede 20 Central Factory
Chimera Rabbit 20 Satorl Marsh
Amethyst Melon 20 Sword Valley
Venom Platypus 18 Satorl Marsh
Mystic Dahlia 18 Alcamoth
Night Lily 18 Eryth Sea
Forget-You-Not 18 Satorl Marsh
Steel Silk 18 Tephra Cave
Purple Lamp 18 Sword Valley

Worst Gifts for Melia

Collectable Affinity Points Area
Meaty Potato -16 Central Factory
Spicy Cabbage -16 Bionis' Leg
Mossy Panel -16 Mechonis Field
Rainbow Bug -14 Frontier Village
Emerald Snow -14 Valak Mountain
Black Ash -14 Valak Mountain

The Best Gifts for Each Character

Melia Artwork

The following official artwork for Melia from Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition was released by the official Nintendo Twitter Page and Japanese Xenoblade Twitter Page.

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Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Characters

List of Playable Characters

Xenoblade Characters
Shulk IconShulk Reyn IconReyn Fiora IconFiora Dunban IconDunban
Sharla IconSharla Riki IconRiki Melia IconMelia -

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