Humble Beginnings Time Attack S Rank Guide (Free Mode) | Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

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

Humble Beginnings (Free Mode) Rewards and Recommended Level

Recommended Level 20
Minimum Noponstone Rewards 100
Maximum Noponstone Rewards 800
No. of Waves 3
Rewards
Camo Mask
Camo Hoodie
Camo Gloves
Camo Leggings
Camo Fins
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Minimum Rank to Obtain Reward S Rank
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Humble Beginnings (Free Mode) Tips and Strategies

Humble Beginnings General Tips

When tackling Humble Beginnings at a lower level than the recommended level, make sure to equip Skill buffs that require higher level enemies to activate. Overall, just focus on using Area attacks to finish the fights ASAP.

Humble Beginnings Recommended Characters

Melia Icon Melia Dunban Icon Dunban Reyn Icon Reyn Shulk Icon Shulk

You can draft any team you want, but choosing characters among the recommended characters can make clearing the level easier. We highly recommend Melia (If you have her on your team), as she can use several Area attacks that deal high damage.

Wave 1 Enemies and Strategies

Enemy (Quantity) Level
Colony Krabble (x2) 21
Marble Krabble (x2) 22

Nothing really noteworthy, just focus on using Area attacks to defeat them. Try to use bonus effects from arts to build up your party gauge too, for a potential chain attack in the next rounds.

Wave 2 Enemies and Strategies

Enemy (Quantity) Level
Baby Armu (x3) 22
Baby Armu (x1) 23

Like in the first round, if a Chain Attack is available, immediately use it and focus on using area attacks. If Melia is in the team, it should be easier to increase the chain multiplier due to her talent art.

Wave 3 Enemies and Strategies

Enemy (Quantity) Level
Knuckle Bunnit (x1) 23
Wood Bunnit(x1) 24
Junk Bunnit (x1) 25

Burst them down with Area attacks to finish the fight. Make sure to focus on Junk Bunnit first since it has the highest damage capability among all targets.

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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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