In Xenoblade Chronicles X you are able to attack your enemies from multiple directions using melee weapons, guns, and your greatest asset your mind.
You seek out and recover the stasis pods that were ejected from the White Whale's hull during its emergency landing, which land in various places across Mira. In order to search for places with stasis pods, you must expand the "Frontier Net" information system by installing data probes at places called "Frontier Net Spots". By establishing data probes at various points on Mira, the Net obtains information on the related areas and expands its scope.
The "arts palette" returns in the games battle system, with new improvements. Each special attack from the palette, enters a "cool down" period where you must wait to use it again or let it re-charge twice, at which point its use will deal even more damage or induce extra effects