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Ether Channels & Cylinders Guide

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This is Ether Channels & Ether Cylinders guide for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (XC3). Article includes what is it, locations & how to find, how & where to use, peddling Nopon, & more!

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Ether Channels - What Is It

Locations Where You Can Fill Up The Ether Cylinder

Ether Channels are light sources first introduced in the Main Story Chapter 2 from the "Hillside Hulk" quest. From the marked locations, you can fill up the Ether Cylinders with Ether. Based on the amount of Ether you collect, you can also earn additional Ether Cylinders.

Chapter 2 Walkthrough & Boss Guide

Appears After The Hillside Hulk Quest

Ether Channels are going to occur naturally on the field after completing the "Hillside Hulk" quest. They are not going to appear in the early progress so no need to worry about them during Chapter 1.

Pick Up As Much As Possible

The quantity of Ether Cylinders you possess doesn't matter so collect it whenever you see one as you progress with your adventure. Be wary of the enemies near the light source because some of them might have a higher level than you.

Ether Channels - Locations & How To Find

Marked By A Blue-Green Pillar

The areas where an Ether Channel is located are marked by a blue-green pillar of light that rises from the ground. It may be difficult to find so be vigilant when exploring.

Can Be Found With The Minimap

You can locate the Ether Channels since they are marked by a yellow vortex icon. Keep attention and look at the minimap from time to time. You can also use the Area Map for detailed locations.

Locations Will Show Up On Area Map

When you open the Area Map, the yellow vortex icon indicates the locations of Ether Channels. Check the Area Map for the approximate locations of the Ether Channels.

Secret Areas - Map & How To Find Them

Ether Cylinders - How & Where To Use

Used In Gem Crafting

Ether Cylinders are primarily used in Gem Crafting. It is important to collect Ether Cylinders as much as possible since crafting may consume 20 or more.

Gem Related Articles

Gem Crafting Guide & Tips

Best Gem For Each Role

Used To Activate Ferronis Hulk

Ferronis Hulks can be found in various locations. Ether Cylinders are needed to reactivate each of them. Once reactivated, gold can be consumed to obtain items so accumulate Ether Cylinders as much as possible.

Ether Cylinders - Purchasing From Merchants

Can Be Purchased From Peddling Nopon

There is no limit when purchasing Ether Cylinders. It is available from peddling Nopon at Inlet Campon in Candesia Region which becomes available in Chapter 5. Each piece costs 10,000 G.

Inlet Camp Location

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Chapter 5 Walkthrough & Boss Guide

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