If you want to get your hands on a Zodiac weapon in FFXIV, be prepared for a long journey. While they are originally from A Realm Reborn, they are still worth getting if you want some bragging rights and something cool to show off. Here is how you get yourself a Zodiac weapon in the game.
How to get a Zodiac Weapon in FFXIV
There are quite a few different Zodiac weapons in FFXIV, sitting at a grand total of ten Zodiac weapons. This lines up with most of the job classes available in FFXIV, and it means that you will have a different starting area for each quest for the most part.
The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure that you’ve completed The Ultimate Weapon main scenario quest and completed every single class and job quest for the chosen job that you are chasing the Zodiac weapon for.
Next, you will want to find Nedrick, on Vesper Bay, Western Thanalan (X:12.0, Y:14.3). They will give you the first quest to start this long grind, named ‘The Weaponsmith of Legend’. You will be sent between a few NPCs, but then you will be sent to an NPC named Gerolt, and they become one of the important NPCs you speak to throughout the entire process.
Gerolt will then give you his own quest, named ‘A Relic Reborn’ where you have to seek out a relic in a Beast Tribe stronghold. Depending on your job depends on where you will find the relic. You will find Gerolt in Hyrstmill, North Shroud (X:30.2, Y:20.2).
|Bard||Natalan, Coerthas Highlands|
|Black Mage||U’Ghamaro Mines, Outer La Noscea|
|Dragoon||Natalan, Coerthas Highlands|
|Monk||Zahar’ak, Southern Thanalan|
|Ninja||Sapsa Spawning Grounds, Western La Noscea|
|Paladin||Sylphlands, East Shroud|
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|Scholar||Sapsa Spawning Grounds, Western La Noscea|
|Summoner||Zahar’ak, Southern Thanalan|
|Warrior||U’Ghamaro Mines, Outer La Noscea|
|White Mage||U’Ghamaro Mines, Outer La Noscea|
Now that you’ve retrieved the relic, you’ll then have to use a different weapon as a template for your relic. You’ll have to meld Materia into the weapon. You can buy these types of weapons from the Market Board if you don’t have them to hand, or you can have someone craft them for you. Alternatively, you can craft them yourself, the choice is up to you.
The weapon will also require two specific types of Materia to be melded into the weapon. You can do it yourself if you are levelled up high enough in that area of crafting, or you can have someone else do it for you. You can also speak with a Materia Melder NPC.
Here are the weapons and Materia that you will need for each job.
|Bard||Longarm’s Composite Bow||Heavens’ Eye Materia III|
|Black Mage||Sanguine Scepter||Savage Might Materia III|
|Dragoon||Champion’s Lance||Savage Aim Materia III|
|Monk||Wildling’s Cesti||Savage Aim Materia III|
|Ninja||Vamper’s Knives||Heavens’ Eye Materia III|
|Paladin||Aeolian Scimitar||Battledance Materia III|
|Scholar||Erudite’s Picatrix of Healing||Quicktongue Materia III|
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|Summoner||Erudite’s Picatrix of Casting||Savage Might Materia III|
|Warrior||Barbarian’s Bardiche||Battledance Materia III|
|White Mage||Madman’s Whispering Rod||Quicktongue Materia III|
This will give you your base Relic weapon. You will need to use this for your battle upcoming with the Chimera in the 8-man trial. Speak to Gerolt, and then you’ll be sent back to Mor Dhona, where you’ll then have to clear the Amdapor Keep dungeon and return back to Gerolt.
You will now have to kill three types of enemies eight times for a grand total of 24 kills.
|Bard||Natalan, Coerthas Central Highlands||Natalan Boldwing, Natalan Fogcaller, Natalan Windtalon|
|Black Mage||U’Ghamaro Mines, Outer La Noscea||13th Order Quarryman, 13th Order Bedesman, 13th Order Priest|
|Dragoon||Natalan, Coerthas Central Highlands||Natalan Boldwing, Natalan Fogcaller, Natalan Windtalon|
|Monk||Zahar’ak, Southern Thanalan||Zahar’ak Lancer, Zahar’ak Pugilist, Zahar’ak Archer|
|Ninja||Sapsa Spawning Grounds, Western La Noscea||Sapsa Shelfspine, Sapsa Shelfclaw, Sapsa Shelftooth|
|Paladin||Zahar’ak, Southern Thanalan||Zahar’ak Lancer, Zahar’ak Pugilist, Zahar’ak Archer|
|Scholar||Sapsa Spawning Grounds, Western La Noscea||Sapsa Shelfspine, Sapsa Shelfclaw, Sapsa Shelftooth|
|Summoner||Sylphlands, East Shroud||Violet Sigh, Violet Screech, Violet Snarl|
|Warrior||U’Ghamaro Mines, Outer La Noscea||13th Order Quarryman, 13th Order Bedesman, 13th Order Priest|
|White Mage||U’Ghamaro Mines, Outer La Noscea||13th Order Quarryman, 13th Order Bedesman, 13th Order Priest|
You then have to complete a list of duties and retrieve specific items from them. They have to be completed in a specific order:
- A Relic Reborn: The Hydra
- The Bowl of Embers (Hard)
- The Howling Eye (Hard)
- The Navel (Hard)
Now that you’ve completed them, deliver one Radz-at-Han Quenching Oil to Gerolt. This can be purchased for 15 Tomestones of Poetics from Auriana in Mor Dhona. You will have now completed the first step of the Zodiac weapon, and have your Base Relic Weapon.
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Completing the Zenith Upgrade
To complete the Zenith Upgrade, gather Three Thavnairian Mist and then take them to the furnace in Hyrstmill. If you don’t have any, you can purchase them for 20 Poetic Tomestones each. Once you have arrived at the furnace, uneip your Relic Weapon, and put both the weapon and the Thavnairian Mist into the furnace to upgrade your Relic into the Zenith version.
Getting the Atma Weapon in FFXIV
You will then have to complete the quest ‘Up In Arms’ given to you by Jalzahn in Hyrstmill, North Shroud (X: 29.5, Y: 19.6). Jalzahn will ask you to get a material known as Atma. In total, you will need 12 Atma, which can be gathered from specific FATEs.
|Central Shroud||Atma of the Maiden|
|Central Thanalan||Atma of the Scales|
|East Shroud||Atma of the Goat|
|Eastern Thanalan||Atma of the Bull|
|Lower La Noscea||Atma of the Fish|
|Middle La Noscea||Atma of the Ram|
|North Shroud||Atma of the Archer|
|Outer La Noscea||Atma of the Lion|
|Upper La Noscea||Atma of the Water-bearer|
|Western La Noscea||Atma of the Crab|
|Western Thanalan||Atma of the Wins|
Bring all of the Atma to Jalzahn and he will upgrade your weapon to the Atma weapon.
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Getting the Animus Weapon in FFXIV
Now, you will have a big grind to get your Zodiac weapon. You have to complete The Trials of the Braves. Jalzahn will give you this quest, and then send you to Mor Dhona. You then meet G’jusana (X:22.9, Y:7.3) who is an important NPC for this part.
Once you’ve spoken to G’jusana, you need to purchase nine Books for 100 Tomestones of Poetics. These books contain the tasks that you need to complete. When you are completing these tasks, you need to have your Relic weapon equipped.
Each book will ask you to do the following:
- Complete three Dungeons
- Defeat 10 different enemies, three times each
- Complete three FATEs
- Complete three Levequests
However, you can only have one Book at a time, and it has to be fully completed and turned in to G’jusana before you can buy another one. If you happen to buy another book before you’ve completed your current one, all progress will be lost.
This will give you the Animus Weapon.
Obtaining the Novus weapon in FFXIV
Next up on the list is completing the quest ‘Celestial Radiance’ which is given to you by Jalzahn in Hyrstmill, North Shroud. This only has to be completed once. You will need to buy three Superior Enchanted Ink from Auriana in Mor Dhona which will cost you 25 Poetics. By giving in the Ink, you will get given a Sphere Scroll, which is needed for the next part of the Zodiac weapon questline.
The next quest is ‘Star Light, Star Bright’, which is again, given to you by Jalzahn. This step involves you melding materia onto your weapon. Be prepared to get a lot of materia. You will need 75 materia in total, and 75 Alexandrite. You can use a maximum of 44 materia of a single stat type and 31 materia of a second stat type. You will also have to start with the lowest scaling and work your way up the ranks, starting from I and going upwards.
As you are melding your materia, there is a chance that your materia will start to fail as you meld it, so make sure you purchase spares just in case.
To get your Alexandrite, there are multiple ways in which you can obtain it.
- Complete Level 50 or below FATEs with your Relic Weapon equipped
- Purchase for 50 Allied Seals from your Grand Company Headquarters
- Treasure from Mysterious Maps
- ‘Morbid Motivation’ daily quest – complete Duty Roulette: Level 50/60/70/80 Dungeon
- Purchase for 75 Tomestones of Poetics from Auriana
Luckily, if your materia melding fails, you don’t lose any of your Alexandrite, so 75 is safe to collect.
This will evolve your weapon into the Novus weapon.
Getting the Nexus Weapon in FFXIV
You’ll now be onto the step to evolve your weapon into a Nexus Weapon. You’ll get a new quest from Jalzahn named ‘Mmmmmm, Soulglazed Relics’. By Soulglazing your relic, it will allow you to gather Light. By completing duties, you will receive light. Certain duties will grant you more light than others. Especially the Crystal Tower Raids. In total, you need 2,000 light points in order to complete this.
Return to Jalzahn when your weapon has 2,000 light points and select ‘Relic Weapon Nexus Enhancement’.
Obtaining the Zodiac Braves Weapon in FFXIV
The next quest is from Jalzahn again in Hyrstmill, and it is titled ‘Wherefore Art Thou, Zodiac’. This step requires you to gather four different items. Annoyingly, each item requires you to complete a specific quest that needs to be completed in order to get the item.
A Ponze of Flesh is given to you by Papana in Mor Dhona (X: 22.9, Y:7.3) They require you to acquire a Book of Skylight. This will require you to get a lot of items. So, be prepared.
|Item||How to Acquire|
|Bombard Core||Buy for 20,000 Company Seals|
|Bronze Lake Crystal||Buy for 100,000 Gil from Junkmonger in Upper La Noscea (X:26, Y:26)|
|Furnace Ring (HQ)||Craft as GoldsmithDesynthesize aged ring from Silver Bazaar (Hammerlea, Western Thanalan)Buy from Market Board|
|Gobmachine Bangplate||Brayflox’s Longstop (Hard)|
|Horn of the Beast||Dzemael Darkhold|
|Narasimha Hide||Halatali (Hard)|
|Perfect Firewood (HQ)||Craft as Carpenter|
|Sacred Spring Water||Desynthesize aged spear from Silver Bazaar (Hammerlea, Western Thanalan)Buy from Market Board|
Labor of Love is the next quest on the list and is given to by Guiding Star in Mor Dhona (X: 21.9, Y: 6.9) Once you have completed this quest, you will be given Zodium.
|Item||How to Acquire|
|Allagan Resin||Buy for 100,000 Gil from Merchant & Mender in Southern Thanaln (X:15, Y:29)|
|Amdapor Vellum||The Lost City of Amdapor|
|Bombard Core||Buy for 20,000 Company Seals|
|Indigo Pearl||Sastasha (Hard)|
|Perfect Mortar (HQ)||Craft as ArmorerDesynthesize aged mortar from Silver Bazaar (Hammerlea, Western Thanalan) Buy from Market Board|
|Perfect Pestle (HQ)||Craft as BlacksmithDesynthesize aged Pestle from Silver Bazaar (Hammerlea, Western Thanalan) Buy from Market Board|
|Sacred Spring Water||Buy for 200 Poetics from Auriana in Mor Dhona|
|Vale Bubo||Aurum Vale|
|Voidweave||Huakke Manor (Hard)|
The third quest is A Treasured Mother, given to you by Brangwine in Mor Dhona (X:21.9, Y:6.7). By completing this quest, you receive Flawless Alexandrite.
|Bombard Core||Buy for 200,000 Company Seals|
|Brass Kettle||Buy for 100,000 Gil from Tool Supplier and Mender in North Shroud (X: 29.9, Y:19.0)|
|Lost Treasure of Amdapor Keep||Amdapor Keep|
|Lost Treasure of Pharos Sirius||Pharos Sirius|
|Lost Treasure of Stone Vigil||Stone Vigil (Hard)|
|Lost Treasure of Tam-Tara Deepcroft||Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard)|
|Perfect Cloth (HQ)||Craft as Weaver|
|Sacred Spring Water||Desynthesize Aged Robe from Silver BazaarBuy from Market Board|
|Tailor-made Eel Pie (HQ)||Craft as Culinarian Desynthesize Aged Decanter from Silver BazaarBuy from Market Board|
The next quest is Method in His Malice, given to you by Adkin in Central Thanalan (X:23, Y:13). This will give you a Zodiac Scroll.
|Item||How to Acquire|
|Bombard Core||Buy for 20,000 Company Seals|
|Furite Sand||Buy for 100,000 Gil from Merchant and Mender in Coerthas Central Highlands (X:13.2, Y:15.9)|
|Kraken Blood||Hullbreaker Isle|
|Perfect Pounce (HQ)||Craft as AlchemistDesynthesize Aged Phial from Silver BazaarBuy from Market Board|
|Perfect Vellum (HQ)||Craft as LeatherworkerDesynthesize Aged Grimoire from Silver BazaarBuy from Market Board|
|Royal Gigant Blood||Copperbell Mines (Hard)|
|Sacred Spring Water||Buy with 200 Poetics from Auriana in Mor Dhona|
|Tonberry King Blood||The Wanderer’s Palace|
|Vicegerent Blood||The Sunken Temple of Qarn (Hard)|
His Dark Materia is the next quest on the list and is given to you by Gerolt in Hyrstmill, North Shroud (X:30.2, Y:20.2) Once you’ve done that, return to Jalzahn, and your weapon will be upgraded to Zodiac Braves.
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The next quest for you to complete is ‘Rise and Shine’ given to you by Jalzahn in Hyrstmill. This quest only needs to be completed once. You’ll then meet with Remon in Swiftperch, Western La Noscea.
Then you’ll be given the quest ‘The Vital Title’ again, by Jalzahn in Hyrstmill. This is the final quest you have to complete in the Zodiac weapon questline. You will have to purchase 12 different Mahatma and infuse each of them with 40 light points. They are the following:
- Mahatma of the Ram
- Mahatma of the Bull
- Mahatma of the Twins
- Mahatma of the Crab
- Mahatma of the Lion
- Mahatma of the Maiden
- Mahatma of the Scales
- Mahatma of the Scorpion
- Mahatma of the Archer
- Mahatma of the Goat
- Mahatma of the Water-bearer
- Mahatma of the Fish
You will have to purchase each of the Mahatma from Remon in North Shroud (X:34.3, Y:31.7) for 50 Poetics each, totalling up to 600 Poetics. They also have to be completed in the specific order listed above. Once you have finished infusing your Mahatma, speak with Jalzahn and select Zodiac Weapon Awakening. Your weapon will hen be complete!
That’s everything you need to know about how to get your Zodiac Weapon in FFXIV.
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