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

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This is a guide to the Time Trial challenge Third Wheel (Free Mode) 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 (Free Mode) Rewards and Recommended Level

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

Recommended Level 55
Maximum Noponstone Rewards 4800
No. of Waves 3
Rewards
Water Boosters
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Minimum Rank to Obtain Reward S
How to Unlock

Third Wheel Recommended Party Setup

Recommended Leader

Shulk Icon Shulk

Shulk is the best party leader to use in this challenge due to his Enchant and Buster arts. These arts are great for dispatching enemies, and controlling him yourself makes filling his talent gauge much easier.

Recommended Party Members

Melia Icon Melia Fiora Icon Fiora

These are the best characters to use for this challenge. Fiora in particular is extremely great with an Ether build if she has already learned Final Cross. Melia is also great due to her party buffs and high damage output with Blaze, Lightning, Ice, and Wind.

Third Wheel (Free Mode) Tips and Strategies

Third Wheel General Tips

Third Wheel S Rank
It is suggested to only attempt this challenge after obtaining Fiora's Final Cross for an easier time completing the challenge. The challenge can easily be completed by a party with Area damaging abilities, and Fiora's Final Cross is the best in this field.

Wave 1 Enemies and Strategies

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

Your goal is to fill your party gauge and max out Fiora's Tension (which will naturally happen when you dispatch the enemies). Once these two goals are reached, immediately use a Chain Attack. With Melia as the 2nd character, any combo you use will put Fiora's Multiplier to x3, which is enough to dispatch most of the enemies with a single Final Cross.

Wave 2 Enemies and Strategies

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


Final Cross.jpg
A Final Cross with a x3 Multipler from a Chain Attack. No camera tricks or photoshop involved.

Your Party Gauge will most likely be filled up due to the enemies from the first wave being killed mercilessly with Final Cross. Start the fight with a Chain Attack and end it with Fiora's Final Cross. Repeat this for the third wave to finish the fight quickly.

Wave 3 Enemies and Strategies

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

As mentioned in the previous wave, start the fight with a Chain Attack, with Fiora ending it with Final Cross.
Third Wheel Success

This will end the fight, and if it doesn't, eliminate the remaining stragglers to do so.

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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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