This is a guide to the Time Trial challenge Shaggy-dog Story (Restricted) in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (XC1) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to beat Shaggy-dog Story, strategies to use, and how to get an S Ranking.
List of Contents
You can get an S rank by completing the challenge before the 4:00 mark.
|Maximum Noponstone Rewards||7200|
|No. of Waves||2|
|Minimum Rank to Obtain Reward||A|
|How to Unlock||Currently Unknown|
Learning how to use Riki's arts properly is the key to getting a good rank in this challenge. He has several arts that offer little to no use at all. Avoid using Roly-Poly, You Can Do it (unless necessary), and Bedtime.
Avoid using Chain Attacks as well. With Sharla in your party, your Chain Attack's multiplier won't increase at all, and the lengthy animations will make your clear time slower.
|Plasma Deinos (x2)||36|
|Terra Orluga (x1)||37|
Focus on the Deinos, and rotate between using the arts Lurgy, Bitey Bitey, Sneaky, and Freezinate. If these arts are on cooldown, let Riki Autoattack to build up his talent gauge. Once both Deinos are down, use Yoink against the Orluga to weaken it and strengthen Riki at the same time for a faster clear speed.
|Inferno Deinos (x1)||38|
|Lupus Feris (x1)||38|
|Bosque Hode (x1)||38|
No noteworthy enemies, so focus on any target. All enemies have a high HP pool, so just focus them one by one to end the fight. Make sure to avoid using Roly-Poly, Bedtime, and You can do it as to not slow down your clear time.
|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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