Is Play Dead Worth Leveling Up? Effect and Usage | Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

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This page explains the effects of Play Dead, an Art in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (XC1) for the Nintendo Switch. Find out how to use Play Dead, and whether or not this art is worth leveling up!

Play Dead Effect and Basic Info

Play DeadPlay Dead
Effect Riki plays dead. Enemies ignore him, allowing a surprise attack.
User Riki
Art Type Ether
Level Learned 1
Color Orange
Power (%) -
Cooldown (Sec.) 90 ~ 49.5

How to Use Play Dead

To use Play Dead, simply activate it. Riki will fall down as if defeated, and all enemies will ignore Riki. After a few seconds, he will then stand up, and he will recover some health. Additionally, the next Physical Art will do more damage.

Is Play Dead Worth Leveling Up?

Art Ranking C Rank Icon

We do not recommend leveling up Play Dead

Do to its somewhat niche nature or lack of utility, we do not recommend setting or investing AP into this Art. Generally speaking, your AP will better be spent on Riki's other Arts. However, there are some builds that may make use of this Art, so only if you are running one of those should you invest your AP here.

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