In Xenoblade Chronicles 3, how do heroes work?

In Xenoblade Chronicles 3, how do heroes work? ...

While Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has the main cast of characters, you will not be limited to those six fighters. You will occasionally encounter individuals known as Heroes, who will join your party and fight alongside you during combat. Not to mention the benefits you receive from working with them.

Working with Heroes isnt the easiest concept to comprehend, but learning how they work will be essential for engaging them in combat and learning their classes. You will only learn about them in Chapter 3, if you choose to assist Colony 4 in their difficulties.

When you complete Hero Quests or due to story circumstances, heroes will join your party as temporary party members, helping you out as a seventh member. A Hero will often bring a class that you haven't encountered yet.

Once you have completed their respective Hero Quest, Heroes will likely work with you in some capacity, but you may officially recruit them to the party. They will join your party, but this does not mean that they cannot be added to your combat roster.

You may only work with one Hero at a time, but you can bring them into your party wherever you are. You can select them from the Heroes tab in your menu, and you may select the Hero you want with the A button. If you want to delete a Hero from your party, press the Right joystick.

Heroes will not be able to change or modify their classes (ex. you cannot change their Gemstones), but they will still be strong allies on the battlefield who can make a significant difference. Likewise, completion of a Hero quest will allow a party member to inherit their class, allowing you to share it with the group as you use the new class.

Now that you understand how Heroes work, you can begin incorporating them into your party and keep an eye on Hero quests to make your party stronger.