╰☆ Xenoblade Chronicles Tidbit of the Day #65,#64 ☆╮
Side and Back Attacks. In Xenoblade Chronicles, there are Arts (Abilities) that are only effective if used from the side or from the back. This means you are going to be circling your enemies in order to effectively land a blow. If the enemy is targeting your lead character, you will not be able to circle around it. You can only do so if the enemy is targeting one of your other party members or if the enemy is incapacitated.
In the image, Shulk is preparing to use his Back Slash art.