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Muahahaha.... MUAHAHAHAHAHA! These gods-given hands've worked yet another miracle! Feast yer eyes on Thyrus, jus' as it was in days of yore! 'Tis a sight to move a man to tears.... ye lucky bastard. Ye'd better bloody well take care of it!Gerolt, after he successfully revived the Thyrus.
Relic Weapon (古の武器, Inishie no Buki?) is a group of weapons that require a heavy amount of work in order to upgrade and customize, but yield high rewards. Due to their high potential stats and difficulty in obtaining, Relic Weapons are often considered to be on a level of ultimate weapons, although alternatives exist for players who do not enjoy Relic grinds.
The Relic Weapons have six stages of upgrades: base form, Zenith, Atma, Animus, Novus, and Nexus. Starting with the Novus stage, players can customize the secondary stats on their weapon. Upon reaching the Nexus stage, players can transform their relic weapon into a Zodiac weapon starting with patch 2.45. Unlike many weapons, Relic Weapons cannot be equipped by classes, only by their upgraded jobs.
Relic Weapons are obtained through the "A Relic Reborn" quest which is accessible to the player upon completion of the main story quest. The beginning quest is The Weaponsmith of Legend, although on completion, obtaining additional Relic Weapons does not require this quest to be completed again. Gerolt is the main weaponsmith of Relic Weapons.
The base form is unlocked through a quest with Gerolt. He instructs the adventurer to find the broken relic to return to him in Hyrstmill. After this, the adventurer must bring a specific crafted weapon, with two specific materia double-melded, varying on class, to him. This will present the player with the unfinished weapon.
The base form is item level 80.
Once the broken form weapon is acquired, Alumina Salts from the Dhrome Chimera in the Trial "A Relic Reborn: Chimera" must be obtained by defeating it in the trial (as the job the weapon is for). Following this, the adventurer is required to obtain a book, and must talk to Rowena in Mor Dhona, and then obtain the Amdapor Glyph from Amdapor Keep in exchange for the book Gerolt requested. 24 specific beastmen from the specific stronghold must then be killed*Zahar'ak Lancer x8, Pugilist x8, Thaumaturge x8; U'Ghamaro Quarrymen x8, Roundmen x8, Bedesmen/Priest x8; Natalan Boldwing x8, Fogcaller x8, Swiftbeak x8; Sapsa Shelfspine x8, Shelfclaw x8, Shelftooth x8; Sylpheed Sigh x8, Screech x8, Snarl x8, and then sly Hydra (as the job the weapon is for, using the unfinished weapon).
Finally, White-Hot Ember, Howling Gale and Hyperfused Ore must be obtained by defeating Ifrit (Hard), Garuda (Hard) and Titan (Hard) respectively, all with the broken weapon equipped and as the job the weapon is for. After this, a "Bottle of Radz-at-Han Quenching Oil" must be purchased for for 110 Allagan Tomestones of Soldiery and returned it to Gerolt at Hyrstmill for the base form to be completed.
Zenith Weapons are a small upgrade to item level 90 weapons, and is acquired from a simple quest.
The first upgrade requires only three Thavnairian Mists to be purchased from Auriana in Revenant's Toll, Mor Dhona (x22,y6). Each costs 150 Tomestones of Soldiery, making a total of 450 Soldiery spent. After this, the player must visit the North Shroud Furnace by Gerolt, and merge them with the base form weapon (two can be merged with the Curtana and Holy Shield respectively). This will upgrade to Zenith.
In order to upgrade to Atma, Gerolt asks the adventurer to speak to Jalzahn, who in turn asks that several crystal Atma objects are obtained from FATEs around Eorzea. To obtain an Atma, the Adventurer must complete a FATE with the Zenith Relic Weapon equipped, and the crystal may randomly drop at an estimated 10% chance. Once an Atma drops, an in-game pop up will notify the player. The rating has no effect on whether or not it will drop, and players do not have to stay the full length of the FATE as long as it is completed. Players can collect multiple Atmas of the same kind, but only one of each kind may be used per weapon.
|Atma of the Lion||Outer La Noscea||La Noscea|
|Atma of the Water-bearer||Upper La Noscea||La Noscea|
|Atma of the Ram||Middle La Noscea||La Noscea|
|Atma of the Crab||Western La Noscea||La Noscea|
|Atma of the Fish||Lower La Noscea||La Noscea|
|Atma of the Bull||Eastern Thanalan||Thanalan|
|Atma of the Scales||Central Thanalan||Thanalan|
|Atma of the Twins||Western Thanalan||Thanalan|
|Atma of the Scorpion||Southern Thanalan||Thanalan|
|Atma of the Archer||North Shroud||The Black Shroud|
|Atma of the Goat||East Shroud||The Black Shroud|
|Atma of the Maiden||Central Shroud||The Black Shroud|
Once the crystals are brought to Jalzahn, the quest is completed.
Holy Shield (PLD)
Gae Bolg (DRG)
Artemis Bow (BRD)
Aretmis Bow is initially acquired from Coerthas Central Highlands's Natalan stronghold before returning to Gerolt, who then requires Longarm's Composite Bow with two Heavens Eye Materia III melded delivered.
Stardust Rod (BLM)
The Veil of Wiyu (SMN)
Omnilex is initially acquired from Western La Noscea's Sapsa Spawning Grounds before returning to Gerolt, who then requires Erudite's Picatrix Of Healing with two Quicktongue Materia III melded delivered.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
Four Relic Weapon of Final Fantasy XIV's incarnation of Sphairai, Stardust Rod, Thyrus, and Yoshimitsu appears as weapons in the game as part of collaboration agreement between Square Enix and Sega.
relic comes from the Latin reliquiae, meaning "remains" or "something left behind" (the same root as relinquish). In religion, a relic usually consists of the physical remains of a saint or the personal effects of the saint or venerated person preserved for purposes of veneration as a tangible memorial.The word