When firing these pistols, take care not to wake any afro-nesting chocobo chicks.
These upgraded pistols maintain the properties of the originals, while boosting overall power and ATB capacity.
Total Eclipses are Sazh's ultimate weapons. The upgrading system allows any lesser weapon to be upgraded to the same ultimate weapon when upgraded to the third tier of power. The ultimate weapon's properties change depending on the properties of the lesser weapon used as a base, changing the weapon's stats and passive ability. No version of an ultimate weapon is objectively the best due to the differences in stats and abilities they offer.
There are a few traits all ultimate weapons have in common regardless of which weapons they were upgraded from: they all require a Trapezohedron to be upgraded from the tier two weapon, and they all have the ability "ATB: +1" along with any other passive abilities, increasing the character's ATB gauge slots by one. As a penalty, wielding an ultimate weapon drastically decreases target times in battle, making it difficult to get higher battle rankings.
Ultimate weapons have no synthesized abilities. Ultimate weapons have high Exp requirements to increase their level, all needing more than a million EXP to reach their max level, and many needing more than a million and a half, in contrast to lower-tier weapons, which only need a few hundred thousand EXP to reach their max level.
total eclipse is an eclipse where the eclipsed body is completely obscured.A