There are no particular strategies required to take down a Xiphos. They do a fair bit of damage but any of your characters can take them down with a few regular attacks. They are susceptible to Darkness, so consider using Dark Attack on it to take it out more easily. You can also use Auron’s Threaten ability to freeze Xiphos.
|“Occasionally succumbs to darkness.”
|“Very nimble. Darkness works, but Threaten is the way to go.”
They can be found anywhere in the Macalania Woods.