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Before begin to create your Zodiac Weapon, you must:
- Complete the Main Scenario Quest: The Ultimate Weapon
- Complete all Class Quests & Job Quests from A Realm Reborn for your chosen job.
- You will also need access to Amdapor Keep, The Bowl of Embers (Hard), The Howling Eye (Hard) and The Navel (Hard).
|Starting NPC:||Nedrick Ironheart|
|Starting Location:||Vesper Bay, Western Thanalan (x12,y14)|
|Your journey begins with "The Weaponsmith of Legend" quest. This is a one time quest and does not need to be repeated; further weapons will start from A Relic Reborn. For this quest, simply:|
|Starting Location:||Hyrstmill, North Shroud (x30,y20)|
Part 1: Broken Weapons
Locate the broken quest weapon from the Beastmen Strongholds. The location is dependent on your specific job. Then report back to Gerolt again.
Part 2: Class Weapon
Purchase (or craft) the class weapon; then double-meld (attach two materias) it with two specific Grade III Materias. In order to meld, or to have another player meld an item for you, complete the quest Waking the Spirit. *(Materia Melder NPCs can do the melding for you - no need to have the quest done or to find a crafter. Requires ~1000 gil per meld.)
Part 3: Alumina Salts
You now need to defeat Dhorme Chimera and obtain Alumina Salts from the 8-man trial A Relic Reborn: The Chimera while as the job that equips the Zodiac Weapon. The entrance to A Relic Reborn: The Chimera can be found at Coerthas Central Highlands (X-32, Y-6). Afterwards report back to Gerolt.
Players with a high-level character (about level 70 or higher) may want to attempt the fight alone at their current level by using the "Unrestricted Party" duty finder option rather than waiting a long time for a duty finder match. The quest will still progress.
Part 4: Interview with the Padjal
Part 5: Beastmen Hunt
You are finally presented with your new Zodiac Weapon for the first time - through it's still unfinished. Equip your new weapon as your chosen job and defeat 24 specific beastmen in their respective stronghold for your job; then report back to Gerolt.
Part 6: Hydra
You now need to defeat Hydra from the 8-man trial A Relic Reborn: The Hydra while equipped with unfinished Zodiac Weapon. The entrance to A Relic Reborn: The Hydra is right next to the entrance to Halatali in Eastern Thanalan (x14,y30). Afterwards report back to Gerolt who will then start sending you one by one to the Primals.
Part 7: White-Hot Ember
You now need to defeat Ifrit and obtain White-Hot Ember from the 8-man trial The Bowl of Embers (Hard) while on the Job that needs it for the relic.
Part 8: Howling Gale
You now need to defeat the Primal Garuda and obtain Howling Gale from the 8-man trial The Howling Eye (Hard) while on the Job that needs it for the relic.
Part 9: Hyperfused Ore
You now need to defeat the Primal Titan and obtain Hyperfused Ore from the 8-man trial The Navel (Hard) while on the Job that needs it for the relic. Afterwards report back to Gerolt.
Part 10: Radz-at-Han Quenching Oil
Gerolt needs one final ingredient. Purchase Radz-at-Han Quenching Oil with 15 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics from Auriana in Mor Dhona. Report back to Gerolt who will present you with the completed Zodiac Weapon. Congratulations.
Reclaiming Zodiac Weapons
Should you ever lose your Zodiac Weapon, it can be repurchased it from Calamity Salvager in Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks, Old Gridania and Ul'dah - Steps of Thal for 49,896 gil: however you will need to repeat any steps/quests/tasks to upgrade your Zodiac Weapon again.
Upgrade To Zenith Zodiac Weapons
After obtaining a Zodiac Weapon (iLvl 80), it can be upgraded to a Zenith Zodiac Weapons (iLvl 90) by combining Thavnairian Mist x3 in the Furnace in Hyrstmill, North Shroud. In the case of the Paladin Relics, 2 mists will be used on the sword and 1 on the shield.