Nexus Zodiac Weapons/Quest

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Fable Relic Weapons
Zodiac Weapons: Base (Feature Quest icon.png) –> Zenith (Feature Quest icon.png) –> Atma (Feature Quest icon.png) –> Animus (Feature Quest icon.png) –> Novus (Feature Quest icon.png) –> Nexus (Feature Quest icon.png) –> Zodiac (Feature Quest icon.png) –> Zeta (Feature Quest icon.png)
Anima Weapons: Animated (Repeatablefeaturequest.png) –> Awoken (Repeatablefeaturequest.png) –> Anima (Repeatablefeaturequest.png) –> Hyperconductive (Repeatablefeaturequest.png) –> Reconditioned (Repeatablefeaturequest.png) –> Sharpened (Repeatablefeaturequest.png) –> Complete (Repeatablefeaturequest.png) –> Lux (Repeatablefeaturequest.png)
Eurekan Weapons: Antiquated –> Anemos (Otherquest.png) –> Elemental (Otherquest.png) –> Pyros (Otherquest.png) –> Eureka (Otherquest.png) –> Physeos (Otherquest.png)
Resistance Weapons: Resistance (Repeatablefeaturequest.png) –> Augmented (v1) (Repeatablefeaturequest.png) –> Recollection(Repeatablefeaturequest.png) –> Law's Order(Repeatablefeaturequest.png) –> Augmented (v2)(Repeatablefeaturequest.png) –> Blade's(Repeatablefeaturequest.png)
Manderville Weapons: Manderville (Repeatablefeaturequest.png)

Eurekan Armor: AnemosElemental
Resistance Armor: Resistance –> Augmented (v1)Law's Order –> Augmented (v2)Blade's

Mastercraft Tools: Mastercraft (Feature Quest icon.png) –> Supra Tools –> Lucis Tools
Skysteel Tools: Skysteel (Feature Quest icon.png) –> Skysteel +1 (Feature Quest icon.png) –> Dragonsung (Feature Quest icon.png) –> Augmented (Repeatablefeaturequest.png) –> Skysung (Repeatablefeaturequest.png) –> Skybuilders' (Repeatablefeaturequest.png)

Novus Zodiac <<< iLvl 110        Zodiac Braves >>> iLvl 125

Upgrading Novus to Nexus

Players needs to speak to Jalzahn in North Shroud (x29,y19) with their Novus Weapon equipped. After completing the Feature QuestMmmmmm, Soulglazed Relics quest, players can speak to Jalzahn to choose the weapon to soulglaze. If you are a paladin, make sure to soulglaze both the Curtana Novus and Holy Shield Novus prior to farming "light". With the soulglazed Novus weapon equipped, player will earn light by completing dungeons, trials, FATEs, Treasure Hunt, Alexandrite Maps, and PvP. After gaining enough light and returning to Jalzahn (option "Relic Weapon Novus Enhancement"), the Novus weapon will transform into a Nexus weapon.

Different activities give different amounts of light. Light earned will appear in the chat log after completing the activity. Light levels are Feeble Light (least light), Gentle Light, Blinding Light, Brilliant Light and Newborn Star (most light).

  • Each type of Light has a secret value that advances your Novus into Nexus. Players will need to reach 2000 light points.
  • Once the weapon's aetheric activity level has reached "bursting" (2000 light points), speak with Jalzahn in North Shroud (x29,y19) again, and select the "Relic Weapon Novus Enhancement" option to upgrade to Nexus.

Light Points

Light Levels Light Values
Feeble 8 points
Gentle 16 points
Bright 32 points
Brilliant 48 points
Blinding 96 points
Newborn Star 128 points

Light Tiers

  • Players need to reach 2000 light points to upgrade Novus into Nexus
Light Indicator Light Points
No Activity 0-199
Indistinct Activity 200-399
Faint Activity 400-599
Slight Activity 600-799
Modest Activity 800-999
Distinct Activity 1000-1199
Robust Activity 1200-1399
Vigorous Activity 1400-1599
Intense Activity 1600-1799
Extreme Activity 1800-1999
Bursting Activity 2000+

Light Events

  • Each event you complete has its base value and a bonus, which is usually the tier above it. (NOTE: Bonuses switch out every 2 hours)
  • For high level jobs, unrestricted runs of The Aurum Vale should be the quickest content for farming light.
  • FATEs in other expansions also give light, but this isn't recommended solo since your weapon is only iLevel 110.
    • This also includes Eureka Notorious Monsters and Elemental Conflicts (Bunny Fates), as well as The Bozjan Southern Front/Zadnor Skirmishes. Critical Engagements do NOT give light.
    • Note that Bozja/Zadnor scales gear up so your low weapon iLvl won't be an issue. Eureka doesn't scale gear, though if many people are in the zone and you're in a group, it won't be as big of an issue. Both are solid choices to passively gaining light while inside those forays.
Light Event Base Light Bonus Light
Ifrit Normal Feeble ?
FATEs/NMs/Skirmishes Feeble None
Treasure Hunt Maps Feeble None
Alexandrite Maps Gentle None
Hard Trials (& Urth's Fount) Gentle Bright
Coil of Bahamut Turn 4 Gentle Bright
Extreme Trials Bright Brilliant
Coil of Bahamut Turns 1, 2, 5 Bright Brilliant
Second Coil of Bahamut (incl Savage) Bright Brilliant
Final Coil of Bahamut Bright Brilliant
Dungeons* Brilliant Blinding
The Borderland Ruins (Secure) Brilliant Blinding
Labyrinth of the Ancients Brilliant Blinding
Syrcus Tower Blinding Newborn Star
World of Darkness Blinding Newborn Star

*Some dungeons only give Bright light, such as Copperbell Mines (Hard). Both Sastasha (easiest) and Aurum Vale (quickest) give Brilliant (non-bonus).

Upgrade To Zodiac Braves Weapons

Main article: Zodiac Braves Weapons
See also: Zodiac Braves Weapons/Quest

After obtaining a Nexus Zodiac Weapon (iLvl 115), it can be upgraded to a Zodiac Braves Weapon (iLvl 125) by starting Feature QuestWherefore Art Thou, Zodiac.