Sparks Fly, You Die Time Attack S Rank Guide (Restricted Mode) | Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

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This is a guide to the Time Trial challenge Sparks Fly, You Die (Restricted Mode) in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (XC1) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to beat Sparks Fly, You Die, strategies to use, and how to get an S Ranking.

Sparks Fly, You Die (Restricted Mode) Rewards and Information

DIfficulty 3
Minimum Noponstone Rewards 3000 (B)
Maximum Noponstone Rewards 24,000
No. of Waves 2
Rewards
Resort Mask
Resort Hoodie
Resort Gloves
Resort Leggings
Resort Fins
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Minimum Rank to Obtain Reward A
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Sparks Fly, You Die (Restricted Mode) Tips and Strategies

Sparks Fly, You Die General Tips

Shulk's arts are scattered, so arrange them before tackling the trials. Remember that Spike Abilities disappear when an enemy is toppled. Avoid using Monado Arts except Buster. The goal of time attack challenges is to clear the challenge as fast as you can. Playing defensively will take a longer time, and thus decrease your score.

Clearing the Challenge before the 4:30 minute mark earns you an S rank.

Wave 1 Enemies and Strategies

Wave 1 Sparks Fly

Enemy (quantity) Level
Defensive/ONION (x2) 65
Infernal Crocell (x1) 68

This level should be cleared before reaching the 2:00 mark. Focus on one Defensive/Onion, and immediately command all allies to focus it. All enemies can use Blow Down, so quickly eliminating them one by one can reduce the chance of them using that move. Only use arts when they have a bonus modifier to quickly increase your party gauge, and when it's full, quickly execute a Chain Attack.

Chain Attack moves for the first wave should consist of only physical arts to stack up its multiplier. Using multiple physical arts on a Max Multiplier can quickly dispatch enemies from the first wave. And when only one enemy remains, conserve your party gauge for the next wave.

Wave 2 Enemies and Strategies

Sparks Fly 2nd wave

Enemy (quantity) Level
Revolutionary Bifrons (x1) 70
M57/Faith (x1) 67

Immediately use a Chain Attack on the Revolutionary Bifrons, and focus on Topple Locking it. The art order should be Stream Edge (to build up talent gauge and inflict break at the same time) - > Wild Down - > Air Fang (damage) - > Shaker Edge - > Shield Bash. If the Chain attack disconnects early, immediately switch to the lower level targets and build up your party gauge again.

Repeat this until you can topple lock Bifrons, and unleash hell upon it. It's possible to use at least 3 Chain Attacks (including the first one before Wave 2 starts) against the Revolutionary Bifrons. If all 3 chain attacks fail to topple lock the Revolutionary Bifrons, it's best to restart the level.

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Time Attack Guide and Rewards

Free Mode

No. Challenge Reward(s) Unlock Condition
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

Restricted Mode

No. Challenge Reward(s) Unlock Condition
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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