This is a guide to the Time Trial challenge He of the Metal Face (Restricted) in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (XC1) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to beat He of the Metal Face, strategies to use, and how to get an S Ranking.
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|Minimum Noponstone Rewards||3800 (B rank)
We are still trying to get a C rank so stay tuned.
|Maximum Noponstone Rewards||15200|
|No. of Waves||2|
|Minimum Rank to Obtain Reward||B Rank|
|How to Unlock|
Both fights will cause them to use much deadlier arts when their HP falls below 50%. The 2nd fight in particular causes Mumkhar to use an instant death move. Handling your party gauge carefully and timing debuffs are the key to victory. The ideal time to complete the battle to gain an S rating is under 5 minutes.
When using Chain Attack, you'll want to inflict as many debuffs as possible first (including break, topple, and daze), and stack physical arts, then finish it with Say Sorry.
You will want to keep Peerless up at all times during the start of the fight to quickly whittle down Mumkhar's HP. Serene Heart is a great Art, but it slows down your team's damage output by staying on the defensive. Keep Peerless active all throughout the fight.
Mumkhar will use Custom Grand Shot, which can Daze your whole team when his HP falls below 50%. Only use a Chain Attack when Mumkhar uses Custom Grand Shot to avoid the Daze part, which can shave off several seconds from this fight. You will want to finish this fight in under 2 minutes before heading to the 2nd wave.
|Mumkhar (homs form x1)||99|
Alternate between using Gale Slash - > Worldly Slash and Gale Slash -> Gutbuster - > Steel Strike. Toppling Mumkhar is good, but do not center your playstyle around it. Focusing on toppling Mumkhar will cause your team's damage output to fall, and thus, delay the fight.
When preparing to use a Chain Attack, use the Steel Tempest combo, then Chain Attack using Worldly Slash - > Head Shot - > Say Sorry. This alone can deal around 30k to 60k damage depending on the amount of debuffs applied.
|1||Humble Beginnings||Camo Mask,Camo Hoodie,Camo Gloves,Camo Leggings,Camo Fins||Reach Chapter 3: Tephra Cave Revisited|
|2||Fair Game||Captain's Skirt,Captain's Pumps||Sharla joins the party|
|3||The Walls Have Eyes||Debonair Glasses,Debonair Top,Debonair Watch,Debonair Bottoms,Debonair Sandals||Dunban joins the party|
|4||Shaggy-dog Story||Worker's Headband,Worker's Shirt,Worker's Beads,Worker's Shorts,Workers' Sandals||Riki joins the party|
|5||Oh, Brother!||Eryth Skirt,Eryth Sandals||Melia joins the party|
|6||Third Wheel||Water Boosters||Seven joins the party|
|7||Sparks Fly, You Die||F Sun Visor,F Water Frame,F Water Arms,F Water Boosters||Reach Agniratha|
|8||Lost in a Dark Dream||Ledios Helm L, Ledios Plate L, Ledios Arm L, Ledios Cuisses L, Ledios Greaves L||Complete Future Connected|
|9||He of the Metal Face||Denim Glasses,Denim Top,Denim Gauntlets,Rustly Knapsack||Defeat the 1st disciple|
|10||Uniquely Disadvantaged||Power II Goggles L,Power L Frame, Power II Arms L, Power II Boosters L||Reach Gondorl Cathedral|
|1||Humble Beginnings||Exotic Glasses,Exotic Top,Exotic Watch,Exotic Bottoms,Exotic Sandals||Reach chapter 3 Tephra Cave Revisited|
|2||Fair Game||Captain's Hat,Captain's Top,Captain's Bangles||Sharla joins the party|
|3||The Walls Have Eyes||Festival Headband,Festival Shirt,Festival Beads,Festival Shorts,Festival Sandals||Dunban joins the party|
|4||Shaggy-dog Story||Pineapple Glasses,Pineapple Top,Pineapple Gauntlets,Starchy Knapsack,||Riki joins the party|
|5||Oh, Brother!||Eryth Corsage,Eryth Top,Eryth Bracelets||Melia decides to join the party|
|6||Third Wheel||Sun Visor,Water Frame,Water Arms||Seven joins the party|
|7||Sparks Fly, You Die||Resort Mask,Resort Hoodie,Resort Gloves,Resort Leggings,Resort Fins||Reach Agniratha|
|8||Lost in a Dark Dream||Power III Goggles L, Power III Frame L, Power III Arms L, Power III Boosters L||Complete Future Connected|
|9||He of the Metal Face||Officer's Hat,Officer's Top,Officer's Bangles,Officer's Skirt,Officer's Pumps||Defeat the 1st disciple|
|10||Uniquely Disadvantaged||Frontier Corsage,Frontier Top,Frontier Bracelets,Frontier Skirt,Frontier Sandals||Reach Gondorl Cathedral|
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