|Xander performs well as a tank, thanks to his incredible physical bulk and his ability to stand up to ranged attackers with his '"`UNIQ--item-224--QINU`"'.
'"`UNIQ--item-227--QINU`"' is his preferred Assist, used to ferry units around for either offensive or defensive purposes. '"`UNIQ--item-230--QINU`"' performs a similar role, and is better used in tighter spaces.
With Xander's high Def, he can put '"`UNIQ--item-233--QINU`"' to good use, but '"`UNIQ--item-236--QINU`"' can be used for its faster charge instead.
Both of Xander's A skills further improve his bulk. '"`UNIQ--item-239--QINU`"' is preferred as it boosts his overall stats and it also helps increase his poor Spd. It will inflict recoil damage however, so the player should be sure to keep Xander healthy in game modes of endurance. '"`UNIQ--item-242--QINU`"' is another, more expensive option that lets him withstand ranged attacks better.
'"`UNIQ--item-245--QINU`"' is Xander's preferred B skill. As Xander lacks the Spd to double his opponents, this skill would allow him to retaliate twice against them. '"`UNIQ--item-248--QINU`"' is another option that will allow Xander to strike first when he's weakened, potentially getting the jump on more fragile foes.
Xander is best used on a cavalry team, so his C skill should be a cavalry buff of some sort like '"`UNIQ--item-251--QINU`"'.