Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana – Every Skill, What They Do, And How To Obtain Them

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  • Adol Christin Skills
  • Laxia von Roswell Skills
  • Sahad Nautilus Skills
  • Hummel Trabaldo Skills
  • Ricotta Beldine Skills
  • Dana Iclusia Skills

There are many ways to gain an advantage over your opponent in combat encounters in Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana, and Skills are one of the more crucial ways to do that. Every character in the game has access to twelve Skills and an additional Extra Skill, allowing them to perform devastating and flashy actions in battle.

There are six playable characters in Lacrimosa of Dana, equalling a staggering total of 78 Skills, including the Extra Skills. However, while tons of Skills are available across every character, you can only equip four Skills at a time. You cannot access other characters' Skills, meaning only Adol has access to his Skills, which applies to everyone else. Furthermore, all Skills can be leveled up three times, upping their damage output quite drastically each time.

Adol Christin Skills

Adol Christin is the main protagonist of the Ys series and returns in Lacrimosa of Dana. Christin is a melee-based character and uses a Sword as his weapon of choice. His playstyle is more aggressive than most others and revolves around comboing his Skills into one another to create juggles and stuns in a flashy and devastating way. You can find all thirteen of his Skills, what they do, and how to obtain them in the table we provided below!

Adol's Skills

SkillSP CostDescriptionSkill LevelingHow To Unlock
Sonic Slide10 SPCharge the enemy with a decisive slash.215 EXP


670 EXP

Level 2
Aerial Spin20 SPLeap into the air while performing a spinning slash, launching your target into the air.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 5
Rising Slash10 SPSwiftly deliver a strong slash while airborne.215 EXP


670 EXP

Level 9
Arc Shot10 SPPerform an overhead swing with your sword that delivers an impact wave.215 EXP


670 EXP

Level 17
Force Edge20 SPImbue your sword with light and deliver160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 24
Tornado Sword22 SPSwing your sword in a fashion that generates a tornado, pulling in nearby targets.160 EXP


500 EXP

Found in a treasure chest just after the Serpentus boss encounter in the Towering Coral Forest.
Blade Rush40 SPRush forward and with a swift attack that stuns your target.120 EXP


300 EXP

Level 29
Sword Impact15 SPLaunch enemies back with a single strike charged with energy.215 EXP


670 EXP

Level 35
Aura Blade20 SPEnvelop your sword in light and deliver a devastating slash on nearby enemies.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 43
Brave Charge48 SPPunches through enemies with a brave fighting spirit, dealing immense damage with a high stun rate.120 EXP


300 EXP

Obtained by defeating Master Kong as Adol in Vista Ridge.
Sky Drive20 SPPerform a leaping strike that creates a shockwave, followed by a spinning slash.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 60
Thrust Storm36 SPLunge forward in the blink of an eye with a thrust attack before following it up with a devastating strike.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 65
Excel-CaliburEXTRAAdol Christin imbues his sword in light before carrying out a series of high-damaging slashes.N/ADefault

Character Skills Quicklinks

  • Laxia von Roswell Skill
  • Sahad Nautilus Skills
  • Hummel Trabaldo Skills
  • Ricotta Beldine Skills
  • Dana Iclusia Skills

Laxia von Roswell Skills

Laxia von Roswell wields a Rapier and uses it to deliver decisive strikes on her targets, unleashing a flurry of strikes in a matter of seconds, making for fantastic stun potential. Roswell excels at close-range encounters and can quickly dispatch aerial-based enemies. Her playstyle allows her to unleash unrelenting pressure on her targets but comes with the downside of being easily overwhelmed when several enemies are targeting her. You can find all thirteen of her Skills in the table below!

Laxia's Skills

SkillSP CostDescriptionLevelingHow To Unlock
Dagger Fling10 SPTemporarily incapacitate your target by throwing a hidden dagger at them.215 EXP


670 EXP

Default
Blitz Charge20 SPDivebomb your target from the sky with a powerful jab from your rapier.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 6
Needle Break10 SPLand a decisive and accurate strike with your rapier.215 EXP


670 EXP

Level 11
Eagle Lancer22 SPChannel the ruler of the sky's power into your rapier before delivering a devastating strike that stuns your target.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 15
Sylphid's Kiss18 SPImbue your rapier with wind and unleash a violent strike with immense damage.160 EXP


500 EXP

Obtained from a chest found in the Field of Medicinal Herbs located in Schlamm Jungle.
Lethal Raid45 SPTarget and strike your opponent's weakness before following up with another slash shortly after.120 EXP


300 EXP

Level 31
Wake Up!10 SPStrike your target low, launching them into the air, allowing you to follow up with other attacks.215 EXP


670 EXP

Level 37
Stun Thrust24 SPInfuse your rapier with lightning before delivering a forceful lunging attack.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 45
Piercing Tempest36 SPCarry out a series of six rapid strikes before finishing with a final, more powerful one.120 EXP


300 EXP

Rewarded for beating Master Kong as Laxia in Gendarme Summit.
Rapid Thrust8 SPStrike your target three times with immense speed and accuracy.215 EXP


670 EXP

Level 55
Spark Chaser25 SPQuickly imbue your rapier in lightning before casting a lightning dagger that hits your target and travels to nearby targets.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 62
Precious Impact40 SPChannel a powerful aura to your rapier before plunging it into the ground, dealing significant damage to all nearby enemies.120 EXP


300 EXP

Level 67
Noble BarrageEXTRALaxia channels energy to her rapier before leaping into the air and delivering a barrage of strikes on her target, ending with a plunging attack that deals immense damage.N/ADefault

Character Skills Quicklinks

  • Adol Christin Skills
  • Sahad Nautilus Skills
  • Hummel Trabaldo Skills
  • Ricotta Beldine Skills
  • Dana Iclusia Skills

Sahad Nautilus Skills

Sahad Nautilus is the group's tank, offering large amounts of defense and a high damage output that he controls in short bursts. He wields an Anchor as his weapon in the early goings and swings it around effortlessly due to his sheer size and strength, allowing him to penetrate armored foes easily. However, Sahad's slow recovery window on his attacks opens him up severely to counterattacks, as he can get punished when whiffing attacks. You can find all of Sahad's Skills, what they do, and how to obtain them below!

Sahad's Skills

SkillSP CostDescriptionLevelingHow To Unlock
Vortex20 SPRapidly spin your anchor to create a vortex that pulls in nearby enemies.215 EXP


670 EXP

Default
High Wave10 SPSlam your anchor on the ground to create large shockwaves that travel forward before crashing into your target.215 EXP


670 EXP

Default
Grand Anchor12 SPForcefully slam your anchor down, causing the earth to tremble and making all nearby enemies stumble.215 EXP


670 EXP

Level 10
Great Ram25 SPCharge ahead with your anchor, tackling all enemies in your path.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 16
Magna Wave40 SPLaunch an uprooted part of the earth at your target with your anchor, dealing excessive damage.120 EXP


300 EXP

Level 30
Wild Appeal5 SPBegin taunting your opponents, drawing their attention.215 EXP


670 EXP

Obtained from a chest in the area after the Lonbrius boss encounter in the Eroded Valley.
Upper Break20 SPSwing your anchor in an upward motion starting on the ground and jumping as it reaches its apex, launching your target high in the air.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 38
Gale Blow18 SPChannel energy into your fist before delivering a devastating punch to your target.215 EXP


670 EXP

Earned by defeating Master Kong as Sahad in Sunrise Island.
Seine Toss28 SPCast out a wide fishing net, catching your target and temporarily holding them in place.120 EXP


500 EXP

Level 47
Raging Deluge52 SPSummon the power of the sea before unleashing a devasting water attack that hits your target five times.120 EXP


300 EXP

Level 57
Power Strike26 SPPut your all into a large, sweeping strike with your anchor that deals excessive damage.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 64
Spiral Anchor48 SPGenerate a whirlpool with your anchor before following up with a strike.120 EXP


300 EXP

Level 69
Celestial CrashEXTRASahad rapidly spins in a circle, generating a whirlpool underneath his target before leaping high into the air to deliver a lethal plunging strike.N/ADefault

Character Skills Quicklinks

  • Adol Christin Skills
  • Laxia von Roswell Skill
  • Hummel Trabaldo Skills
  • Ricotta Beldine Skills
  • Dana Iclusia Skills

Hummel Trabaldo Skills

Hummel Trabaldo is a mid-range powerhouse that uses Blade Rifles to remain a safe distance away from his target and still deliver solid damage output. The bayonet on his rifle allows him to defend himself in close-range situations if enemies lock in on him. Still, most of his toolkit revolves around his ability to dominate at longer ranges. Hummel's only downside is that he is hard to master but can be unstoppable in capable hands. You can check out all of Hummel's thirteen Skills in the table below!

Hummel's Skills

SkillSP CostDescriptionLevelingHow To Unlock
Burst Shot10 SPDeliver a shot that knocks your target back on contact.215 EXP


670 EXP

Default
Venomous Bullet12 SPShoot a bullet laced with poison into the sky, having it fall down onto your target sometime after.215 EXP


670 EXP

Default
Guilty Raid20 SPStab your target with your bayonet before shooting them with an explosive round from the rifle.160 EXP


500 EXP

Default
Hasty Valor40 SPRapidly shoot eight shots at your target.120 EXP


300 EXP

Level 23
Judgment22 SPChannel your energy to your rifle, increasing the range and damage of your shot.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 26
Somersault8 SPDeliver a flashy kick on your target after performing a spin, launching them high in the air.215 EXP


670 EXP

Level 29
Quaker16 SPShoot exploding rounds into the ground before detonating them shortly after.215 EXP


670 EXP

Obtained in a chest in the Baha Tower just before the Exmaetel boss encounter.
Assault Rain25 SPLeap high into the air before unloading several shots onto your target.160 EXP


500 EXP

Rewarded for defeating Master Kong as Hummel in Pangaean Plains.
Counter Trick15 SPRead your opponent's next move and take a crack shot when they leave an opening.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 39
Firecracker45 SPLitter the ground in front of you with flammable mines before shooting and detonating them shortly after, setting the ground ablaze.120 EXP


300 EXP

Level 50
Triple Bomber24 SPToss out an explosive mine before shooting and igniting it for excessive damage.120 EXP


300 EXP

Level 59
Prominence Shot50 SPShoot an explosive round at your target that detonates on contact.120 EXP


300 EXP

Level 66
Calamity BurstEXTRAHummel leaps high into the air before shooting an explosive round behind his target, following it with a devastating strike from his bayonet.N/ADefault

Character Skills Quicklinks

  • Adol Christin Skills
  • Laxia von Roswell Skill
  • Sahad Nautilus Skills
  • Ricotta Beldine Skills
  • Dana Iclusia Skills

Ricotta Beldine Skills

Ricotta Beldine expertly balances speed and strength together to create a unique and dominant playstyle, showcasing excellent Skills that can flip any encounter in your favor. Ricotta wields a Mace as her starting weapon and uses it with various traps to annihilate her foes. She can be tricky to get the hang of, but the outcome is more than worth the effort. You can find out more about Ricotta's Skills, what they do, and how to obtain them with the table below!

Ricotta's Skills

SkillSP CostDescriptionLevelingHow To Unlock
Wild Spin10 SPTwirl through the air and deliver a devastating strike on your target.215 EXP


670 EXP

Default
Handmade Trap12 SPPlace a bear trap onto the ground that temporarily ensnares anyone caught by it.215 EXP


670 EXP

Default
Green Whip20 SPWhip your flail forward, fully entending its vine-like base before slamming it onto your target with tremendous force.160 EXP


500 EXP

Default
Beast Attack18 SPRush forward until you encounter an enemy, delivering a series of attacks on anyone in your path.160 EXP


500 EXP

Default
Triple Bang36 SPLand three hits on your target with your flail, leaving behind explosives with each strike, detonating them shortly after.120 EXP


300 EXP

Level 32
Spiral Drive45 SPWhile airborne, spin downward into the ground and generate a massive shockwave when you crashland.120 EXP


300 EXP

Obtained by defeating Master Kong as Ricotta in Distant Roar Shore.
Flame Swing22 SPIgnite your flail in flames before landing a devastating strike with it.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 34
Rumble Thorn24 SPSwiftly plant seeds that rapidly grow thorns from the earth, impaling your target.160 EXP


500 EXP

Found in a chest just before the Sierracantos boss encounter in the Archeozoic Chasm.
Bandit Tackle10 SPDeliver a forceful tackle onto your target while simultaneously stealing an item from them.215 EXP


670 EXP

Level 40
Screw Fang10 SPSwiftly spin around with your flail positioned outward, delivering several strikes to anyone in the area.215 EXP


670 EXP

Level 45
Mighty Orbit20 SPRapidly spin around with your flail positioned outward, dragging anyone you hit into your whirlpool of destruction until you fall dizzy.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 50
Dino Throw55 SPToss a Primordial Bone at your target, having them get caught in a stampede shortly after.120 EXP


300 EXP

Level 61
Wild ScrambleEXTRARicotta delivers several strikes onto her target with her mace before rapidly spinning in circles, producing even more damage, ultimately ending it by leaping into the air and landing a powerful plunging attack.N/ADefault

Character Skills Quicklinks

  • Adol Christin Skills
  • Laxia von Roswell Skill
  • Sahad Nautilus Skills
  • Hummel Trabaldo Skills
  • Dana Iclusia Skills

Dana Iclusia Skills

Dana Iclusia wields dual Crescent Blades that she expertly pairs with outstanding Essence-based Skills, allowing her to overwhelm her opponents from any range on the battlefield. She possesses excellent speed, allowing her to keep pressure on her opponent with relentless melee strikes, but she can also destroy them from a safe distance with her Skills, making her one of the best all-rounder playstyles in the game. You can see every one of Dana's Skills in the table below!

Dana's Skills

SkillSP CostDescriptionLevelingHow To Unlock
Dragon Spirit1 SPChannels Dana's hidden Dragon Spirit, increasing her damage and slowly depleting her SP over time.215 EXP


670 EXP

Default
Twin Edge10 SPDeliver a devastating slash with both crescent blades, hitting anyone nearby.215 EXP


670 EXP

Default
Boomerang Edge20 SPThrow one of your crescent blades forward, dealing damage on the initial hit and pulling them towards you on its return.160 EXP


500 EXP

Default
Twin Moon Blade20 SPPerform two graceful slashes on your target with your dual crescent blades.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 42
Elemental Shot14 SPChannel light energy before launching it at your target like a speeding bullet.215 EXP


670 EXP

Level 44
Earth Dragon30 SPPlunge your crescent blades into the ground, uprooting the earth around you and launching enemies backward.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 51
Dragon Wave32 SPChannel the dragon energy from within you and detonate it, sending anyone nearby backward.160 EXP


500 EXP

Rewarded to you for defeating Master Kong as Dana in Odd Rock Coast.
Sonic Rise12 SPGenerate wind around your crescent blades and deliver a devastating slice with immense sharpness.215 EXP


670 EXP

Level 54
Spiel Round Dance40 SPUnleash a barrage of six graceful strikes onto your target.120 EXP


300 EXP

Level 59
Ice Age48 SPTurn the area around you into subzero conditions, freezing anyone around you in place.120 EXP


300 EXP

Obtained in a chest near the beginning of the Valley of Kings, just after the first bridge you cross, down the stairs, and in the room to the right.
Mistral Edge18 SPTwirl towards your enemy, delivering a severely damaging attack.160 EXP


500 EXP

Level 63
Water Burst52 SPCast a giant orb of water that encaptures everything it makes contact with.120 EXP


300 EXP

Level 67
Special Blade DanceEXTRADana charges forward before delivering a flurry of strikes on her target with her crescent blades before leaping into the air and unleashing even more rapid strikes, wreaking complete havoc on the opponent.N/ADefault

Character Skills Quicklinks

  • Adol Christin Skills
  • Laxia von Roswell Skill
  • Sahad Nautilus Skills
  • Hummel Trabaldo Skills
  • Ricotta Beldine Skills

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