Shaggy-dog Story Time Attack S Rank Guide (Free Mode) | Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

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This is a guide to the Time Trial challenge Shaggy-dog Story (Free Mode) 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.

Shaggy-dog Story (Free Mode) Rewards and Recommended Level

Recommended Level 35
Maximum Noponstone Rewards 3200
No. of Waves 2
Rewards
Worker's Headband
Worker's Shirt
Worker's Beads
Worker's Shorts
Worker's Sandals
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Minimum Rank to Obtain Reward S
How to Unlock Currently Unknown

Shaggy-dog Story Recommended Characters

Recommended Leader

Shulk Icon Shulk

Shulk's debuffs and high damage output is recommended for this challenge. Lowering enemy armor with Slit Edge, then a good ol' backslash can make clearing each wave easy as pie.

Recommended Characters

Dunban Icon Dunban Reyn Icon Reyn

Dunban and Reyn possess high damaging single target arts, and great area damaging arts. They can chain well with Shulk's backslash and Slit Edge, which makes Chain Attacks deal massive damage, and can potentially end a whole wave with a single use.

Shaggy-dog Story (Free Mode) Tips and Strategies

Shaggy-dog Story General Tips

Shaggy Dog Free mode S Rank Guide
This wave consists of high HP enemies. Including characters with high single target damaging arts in your party is a great way to secure that S rank. Reyn's Sword Drive and Dunban's Worldly Slash and Soaring Tempest are prime candidates for this role.

Wave 1 Enemies and Strategies

Enemy (quantity) Level
Plasma Deinos (x2) 36
Terra Orluga (x1) 37

Immediately focus Terra Orluga. Reyn's Sword Drive has a high cooldown, so making him target Orluga is a great way to maximize its damage. Focus on building your party gauge by utilizing bonus effects from your arts against the remaining Plasma Deinos.

Wave 2 Enemies and Strategies

Enemy (quantity) Level
Inferno Deinos (x1) 38
Lupus Feris (x1) 38
Bosque Hode (x1) 38

Immediately use Shulk's Shadow Eye to increase your physical arts' damage. Hit them all with Stream Edge, then initiate a Chain Attack. Use only Red Physical arts to chain it with Dunban's Soaring Tempest and Reyn's War Swing. The Chain Attack combo should go in the following order: Slit Edge, War Swing, Soaring Tempest, Back Slash, Sword Drive, Worldly Slash.

This combo should eliminate atleast 2 enemies, or it could even clear the whole wave itself depending on how well built your party is.

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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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