Third Wheel Time Attack S Rank Guide (Restricted Mode) | Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

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

Third Wheel (Restricted Mode) Rewards and General Info

DIfficulty 2
Maximum Noponstone Rewards 15600
No. of Waves 3
Rewards
Sun Visor
Water Frame
Water Arms
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Minimum Rank to Obtain Reward A
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Third Wheel (Restricted Mode) Tips and Strategies

Third Wheel General Tips

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Fiora will come with the Shutdown art during this challenge. This might tempt you to make enemies sleep then focus on the others, but this is a bad strategy time-wise. Focus on using Area Abilities such as Double Wind and Sword Drones to get a fast time completion.

You can get an S rank by completing the challenge below the 4:30 mark.

Wave 1 Enemies and Strategies

Enemy (quantity) Level
Offensive Security Unit x(2) 56 & 57
Caelum Volf 58

Immediately use Second Gear, then follow it by Double WInd to immediately reduce their HP by 1/5. Command your allies to focus on one target, then focus your arts on it except Cross impact (only use Cross Impact when an enemy is toppled). When a Chain Attack becomes available, use Second Gear (if available) before using a Chain Attack, then use the arts Double Wind, Element Discharge, then Soaring Tempest to severely damage the remaining enemies.

Dispatch the stragglers while conserving your party gauge for the next wave.

Wave 2 Enemies and Strategies

Enemy (quantity) Level
Lampo Ponio (x3) 56
Scout Unit Prototype (x1) 58

Repeat the same strategy used from the first wave. It is much more effective during this wave due to their quantity. Do try and fill your Talent gauge as well by auto-attacking so you can use it for the 3rd wave.

Wave 3 Enemies and Strategies

Enemy (quantity) Level
Offensive Seeker Unit (x2) 58
Rius Antol 60

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You will want to let them stay in place, so avoid walking around to hit them in the back with Double Blade. When a Chain Attack becomes available, use Second Gear, then use the Chain Attack starting with Double Wind. If the Chain Attack is able to rotate back to Fiora, end it with her talent art Cannon Drones.

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If everything went well, the rest will be smooth sailing, and obtaining the S rank is pretty much guaranteed.

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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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      In her perspective, you're the shota.

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