Xenoblade Chronicles Walkthrough | Part 09: Towards the Central Pit
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Ether Mine: Towards the Central Pit
- Colony Upa (Lv020-021)
- Drunk Vang (Lv020)
- Materia Krablle (Lv022)
- Colony Lizard (Lv020-021)
- Dark Kisling (Lv020) [UNIQUE]
- Vengeful Daulton (Lv022) [UNIQUE]
- Animal - Light Bat, Black Frog, Yellow Cat (Reward: Back Atk Plus II)
- Bug - Black Beetle, Robber Mantis, Mystery Fyrefly (Reward: Bleed Defense III)
- Nature - Charcoal Leg, Ether Pebble, Rumble Coal (Reward: Recovery Up II)
- Parts - Black Chip, Ready Coil (Reward: Topple Up II)
- Strange - Love Crane, Fire Abron (Reward: Muscle Up II)
- 100% Completion Award: Rayon Pike
After Shulk has his vision of Otharion, proceed southinto the Central Terminal.
LOCATION [Central Terminal]
Reward: 63 EXP, 38 AP, 12 SP
Found: South of the storage depot
From here the path diverges wildly. Take the left path, then bear left again to climb up towards an Electric Ether Deposit. After collecting the Large Electric Crystals there, return to the path, passing by some green light towards the northeast section of the caverns. You'll find a large Fire Ether Deposit fiercely protected by Vang, including the unique Vang: Vengeful Daulton.
Lead the regular Vang back into the cooridor rather than taking them all on at once, then tackle the boss once the area is finally clear. Daulton is especially fond of Physical Arts, so cast Monado Speed often to escape the attacks. Unfortunately, his talent arts are level III or so, so you will need to upgrade the shield heavily to avoid these beats, though the gear he drops (Legar Gauntlets, Brain Rifle, Empress Arms) are more than worth it.
Afterwards, return to that same leftmost path, and jump off where the minecart tracks end. Down a level you'll find an Ice Ether Deposit. Take the only exit out of the room into Test Pit 4.
LOCATION [Test Pit 4]
Reward: 66 EXP, 38 AP, 12 SP
Found: Exit of Ice Ether Deposit area
Head right past some harmless Colony Upa and you'll see some metal stairs leading up to a small platform where the Vengeful Daulton is waiting. To make this battle easier, try to take out the other enemies in the room before Daulton spots you (eye type monster, stay out of sight). Either that or lure him back towards the Ice Ether area. After defeating him, you'll pick up some more awesome gear (Chrome Sniper, Empress Plate, Journey Diadem). The Chrome Sniper in particular is excellent for Charla, while the Empress Plate makes Reyn look like a robot or something.
After taking out Daulton, return to where the Ice Ether room was (Test Pit 4), now taking the left path from its exit towards the Observation Point.
LOCATION [Observation Point]
Reward: 69 EXP, 38 AP, 12 SP
Found: Est of Test Pit 4
Bear right and down the stairs to find the Depot Access Lever, which activates the door west of Daulton's chamber. Head back to where you fought the angry lizard and follow the minecart tracks into the Central Pit...