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So you wanna get your very first relic? Or you need help in any step of the relic weapon? You’ve come to the right place. In this Relic Weapon Guide, we try to give you any tips we’ve learned to make any step of the relic quest a LITTLE LESS PAINFUL. A fair waning, to complete a Zodiac weapon will take part of your soul. Small navigation links are provided right below so you can skip to where you are in your relic quest. please FEEL FREE to comment on any suggestions! Try to start your comment with the tag ((ANIMUS)) if you’re giving a tip for Animus, ((NEXUS)) for Nexus and so on.
**I made this guide as an “eternal” version of our older relic guides found here(Pre-relic to zenith), and here (Atma onwards – compiled here). The page you’re currently on is the ‘final’ and most updated version. Goin forward in 3.0 and beyond, we will be using a unified relic post that adds a new page for each step.
Getting your first Relic Weapon!
“Follow and read your quest log. Seriously.”
First of all, you must be level 50, have all class and job quests done for your job, and completed the story quest. The quest to start your Relic Weapon is “The Weaponsmith of Legend”, located in Vesper Bay (Northern Thanalan). You will end up going to Rowena (who you’re familiar with by now…) and eventually Gerolt (who you’ll come to hate, haha). He will ask you to complete step 1: Broken Weapon. Which is just a fetch quest. On to the next step!
Step 2: Pre-relic weapon / materia table
|Class||Pre-relic||Materia||Melded & Crafted by|
|PLD||Aeolian Scimitar||2x Battledance III||BSM (Blacksmith)|
|WAR||Barbarians Bardiche||2x Battledance III||BSM (Blacksmith)|
|WHM||Madmans Whispering Rod||2x Quicktongue III||CRP (Carpenter)|
|SCH||Erudites Picatrix of Healing||2x Quicktongue III||ALC (Alchemist)|
|BLM||Sanguine Scepter||2x Savage Might III||GSM (Goldsmith)|
|SMN||Erudites Picatrix of Casting||2x Savage Might III||ALC (Alchemist)|
|MNK||Wildlings Cesti||2x Savage Aim III||GSM (Goldsmith)|
|NIN||Vampers Knives||2x Heavens Eye III||ALC (Alchemist)|
|DRG||Champions Lance||2x Savage Aim III||CRP (Carpenter)|
|BRD||Longarms Composite Bow||2x Heavens Eye III||CRP (Carpenter)|
Step 3: Alumina Salts: is basically defeating Dhorme Chimera. This can be unlocked via Coerthas Central Highlands (X-32, Y-6) (Upper right cave). If you’re reading this in 2015 or more – this guys a chump. WITH YOUR “RELIC” EQUIPPED
Step 4: running Amdapor Keep for an Amdapor Glyph. WITH YOUR “RELIC” EQUIPPED.
Step 5: killing 24 beastmen. Keep following the quest log… WITH YOUR “RELIC” EQUIPPED
Step 7: Kill the Hardmode Primals (Ifrit -> Garuda -> Titan). Running these on Duty Finder (even if you’re a brand new player), will probably clear no matter what. The exception to this is Titan HM, which you might want to learn a bit. There was a time that “Obtain Hyperfused ore” was stuck in peoples quest logs for quite some time… Again, WITH YOUR “RELIC” EQUIPPED.
Step 8: Buying Radz-at-han Quenching Oil, costs some lesser tomestones, and voila you have a relic! (This is not the end, please look forward to it. TM). You should have your first Relic!
|Job||Relic Weapon (hover over link to view)|
|Black Mage||Stardust Rod|
|Summoner||The Veil of Wiyu|
Upgrading your Base Relic to Zenith
This is by far the simplest step. Obtain 3x Thavnarian mist which are purchased using lesser tomestones.
Good luck getting your very first relic! I assume you’re going to be checking the Zenith step next. Any tips or info to share? feel free to comment below!