Category:Zodiac Weapons

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A line of quests spanning A Realm Reborn through which players can obtain increasing more powerful job specific weapons, up to a maximum of iLevel 135.
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Eorzea has witnessed a resurgence of the old ways in recent days, as adventurers the realm over take up the ancient trades of warrior and dragoon, bard and black mage, and more. Now, it is the traditional weaponry of these old mantles that are sought, the means of their making long since lost to the ages. It would seem this longing for things past and old is not limited merely to the schools of war and magic...

The reformation of Eorzea’s Grand Companies was born of a longing in the hearts of the free peoples of Eorzea—a longing for the days of old and the peace they knew. It is a sentiment that has since spread to the realm’s adventurers, guiding them toward the rediscovery of trades from a former age that had all but died out. Small wonder, then, that those who have mastered these ancient ways of battle and sorcery now seek the weapons of eld which will enable them to realize the truest expression of their newfound powers. Thus have adventurers begun their quest for the relics.


The below is a high level overview of what goes into obtaining your complete relic weapon (base, zenith, atma, animus, novus, nexus, zodiac, and Zeta.) Follow the applicable quests to ensure that steps are completed in the proper order at the proper time. If you are working on multiple relics, then for every stage of this chain (except the Zodiac Weapon stage) you will need to talk to Jalzahn and select the appropriate dialogue option instead of completing the listed quest. For the Zodiac Weapon stage (after receiving your Nexus weapon,) the 4 repeatable quests need to be completed again to get the items.

  1. Job Level 50 with the job quests completed
  2. Complete The Ultimate Weapon
  3. Complete The Weaponsmith of Legend
  1. Retrieve the 'Timeworn' version of your weapon from a specific area outlined in the quest, and deliver it to Gerolt
  2. Deliver a specific materia-enhanced weapon.
  3. A Relic Reborn: The Chimera
  4. Amdapor Keep
  5. Slay 3 different sets of 8 mobs in the area you had to fetch the 'Timeworn' version of your weapon from.
  6. A Relic Reborn: The Hydra (with the 'Unfinished' version of the weapon equipped)
  7. The Bowl of Embers (Hard)
  8. The Howling Eye (Hard)
  9. The Navel (Hard)
  10. Radz-at-Han Quenching Oil (15x Poetics)
  • Once you complete this step, you unlock the ability to purchase this base relic from the Calamity Salvager in the 3 main towns. If you throw your weapon away, you can repurchase it for gil. If you complete any of the quests below and throw that weapon away or lose it some other way, you will have to restart by purchasing the base relic and then upgrading it to Zenith, then Atma, and so on.
  1. Trade 3 Thavnairian Mist to the Furnace near Drake along with your base Relic.

Complete FATEs while wearing a Zenith weapon/shield to obtain:

  1. The Black Shroud
    1. Atma of the Archer (North Shroud)
    2. Atma of the Goat (East Shroud)
    3. Atma of the Maiden (Central Shroud)
  2. Thanalan
    1. Atma of the Bull (Eastern Thanalan)
    2. Atma of the Scales (Central Thanalan)
    3. Atma of the Scorpion (Southern Thanalan)
    4. Atma of the Twins (Western Thanalan)
  3. La Noscea
    1. Atma of the Crab (Western La Noscea)
    2. Atma of the Fish (Lower La Noscea)
    3. Atma of the Lion (Outer La Noscea)
    4. Atma of the Ram (Middle La Noscea)
    5. Atma of the Water-bearer (Upper La Noscea)

After collecting all the Atmas make your way to Jalzahn and select 'Relic Weapon Zenith Enhancement' with the weapon in your Inventory or Armoury Chest.


Complete the tasks in each of the following books while wearing the Atma weapon/shield that you wish to augment.
Each book contains 10 monsters of which 3 each must be slain, 3 dungeons to complete, 3 FATEs to complete and 3 Levequests to complete. (100 Poetics each.)

  1. The Books of Fire
    1. Book of Skyfire I
    2. Book of Skyfire II
    3. Book of Netherfire I
  2. The Books of Fall
    1. Book of Skyfall I
    2. Book of Skyfall II
    3. Book of Netherfall I
  3. The Books of Wind
    1. Book of Skywind I
    2. Book of Skywind II
  4. The Books of Earth
    1. Book of Skyearth I

After finishing the books make your way to Jalzahn and select 'Relic Weapon Atma Enhancement' with the weapon in your Inventory or Armoury Chest.

  1. Accept Celestial Radiance, purchase 3 Superior Enchanted Ink, and talk to Hubairtin to complete the quest.
  2. Trade the 3 Superior Enchanted Ink pots to Hubairtin and obtain a Sphere Scroll for the desired weapon.
  3. Infuse 75 Materia, depending upon the stats you want to add to your Relic, along with 75 Alexandrite to the scroll.
    1. You must be wearing the Novus weapon/shield in order to infuse it with materia.
    • You can add any SECONDARY stat to the scroll that you wish. It is impossible to have all 75 points be one stat; the minimum is 2 different stats. Also, each stat has a maximum number (a 'cap') that can be added. Determination (31) and Piety (33) have a different stat cap than the other secondary stats (44). Each Tier of Materia starts out at a 100% success rate, but it starts to drop after you add more Materia, until you reach the maximum number for that tier. The number of materia that make up each tier, is spread out to almost 1/4 the maximum number. 8-9 per tier for Determination and Piety, with 11 for the other stats.
    • Alexandrite is received from:
    1. Purchased with Allied Seals from your GC's Hunt Billmaster.
    2. Received for successfully completing an Alexandrite Map (which is received when Deciphering a Mysterious Map.)
    3. Alexandrite may also be obtained, albeit at a low probability (less than a 10% drop rate), by participating in FATEs while equipped with your relic weapon (animus or beyond).
  4. With all 75 Materia successfully added to the scroll, accept and turn-in Star Light, Star Bright. Speak to Jalzahn and select 'Relic Weapon Animus Enhancement' with the weapon in your Inventory or Armoury Chest.
  1. Complete the quest Mmmmmm, Soulglazed Relics, then talk to Jalzahn and select 'Relic Weapon Novus Soulglazing' to prepare it to receive Light.
  2. Perform various activities with your Novus weapon equipped and add 2000 light to it. The various stages, which show how much total Light your weapon has received, can be seen in the Notes section of the Nexus Quest. Upon successful completion of an activity, a notification will indicate how much light was added.
    • Activities include: ARR Raids, ARR Trials, ARR Dungeons, PvP, Treasure/Alexandrite Maps, FATEs, and Levequests. Also, every two hours the 'bonus light' window changes, possibly altering the amount of light received from each activity.
    • The most common method of farming light is running The Tam-Tara Deepcroft unsynced.
    • You must be wearing the Novus weapon/shield when defeating the final boss of a ARR Dungeon, ARR Trial, or ARR Raid in order to receive light for that weapon.
  3. After adding 2000 light to your weapon, make your way to Jalzahn and select 'Relic Weapon Novus Enhancement' with the weapon in your Inventory or Armoury Chest.
  1. Complete Wherefore Art Thou, Zodiac
  2. Complete the following Quests: (which require doing Dungeons, and gathering certain Items. The dungeons can be completed on any job with any equipment. All that is required is the quest being in your log to get the item when leaving the dungeon. A total of 80,000 Grand Company Seals, 400,000 gil, and 800 Poetics will be needed in order to complete these four quests.)
    1. A Ponze of Flesh (Papana)
      • Dungeons
      1. Dzemael Darkhold
      2. Brayflox's Longstop (Hard)
      3. Halatali (Hard)
      4. Snowcloak
      • Items:
      1. Bombard Core (20,000 Grand Company Seals)
      2. Sacred Spring Water (200 Poetics from Auriana or Hismena)
      3. Bronze Lake Crystal (100,000 gil from Junkmonger (Jijiroon's Trading Post))
      4. Furnace RingHQ Icon.png (Level 50★★★ Goldsmith recipe)
      5. Perfect FirewoodHQ Icon.png (Level 50★★★ Carpenter recipe)
    2. Labor of Love (Guiding Star)
      • Dungeons
      1. The Aurum Vale
      2. Haukke Manor (Hard)
      3. The Lost City of Amdapor
      4. Sastasha (Hard)
      • Items
      1. Bombard Core (20,000 Grand Company Seals)
      2. Sacred Spring Water (200 Poetics from Auriana or Hismena)
      3. Allagan Resin (100,000 gil from Merchant & Mender (Forgotten Springs))
      4. Perfect MortarHQ Icon.png (Level 50★★★ Armorer recipe)
      5. Perfect PestleHQ Icon.png (Level 50★★★ Blacksmith recipe)
    3. Method in His Malice (Adkin)
      • Dungeons
      1. The Wanderer's Palace
      2. Copperbell Mines (Hard)
      3. Hullbreaker Isle
      4. The Sunken Temple of Qarn (Hard)
      • Items:
      1. Bombard Core (20,000 Grand Company Seals)
      2. Sacred Spring Water (200 Poetics from Auriana or Hismena)
      3. Furite Sand (100,000 gil from Merchant & Mender (Whitebrim Front))
      4. Perfect VellumHQ Icon.png (Level 50★★★ Leatherworker recipe)
      5. Perfect PounceHQ Icon.png (Level 50★★★ Alchemist recipe)
    4. A Treasured Mother (Brangwine)
      • Dungeons
      1. Amdapor Keep
      2. Pharos Sirius
      3. The Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard)
      4. The Stone Vigil (Hard)
      • Items:
      1. Bombard Core (20,000 Grand Company Seals)
      2. Sacred Spring Water (200 Poetics from Auriana or Hismena)
      3. Brass Kettle (100,000 gil from Tool Supplier & Mender)
      4. Tailor-made Eel PieHQ Icon.png (Level 50★★★ Culinarian recipe)
      5. Perfect ClothHQ Icon.png (Level 50★★★ Weaver recipe)
    • You will receive an item after successfully defeating the last boss in each of the above Dungeons, if it is your current objective. This item will pop-up on your screen, like the Alexandrite and Atmas do when you win them from FATEs, during the loading screen after you depart the Dungeon and will appear in your inventory. You can be on any job and wear any equipment for this step.
  3. Successfully completing each quest will give you an Item (listed below) which you will need in your inventory to accept the next quest (His Dark Materia) from Gerolt. (Or, if completing this step again for a different relic than your first time, talking to Jalzahn and selecting the Zodiac Weapon Recreation option.)
  4. For His Dark Materia Gerolt will send you to Mutamix Bubblypots (who will transform the Soul in your Nexus Weapon into a special Materia,) which leads you back to Gerolt (who will create a new frame for you to house the Soul,) and finally to Jalzahn (choose 'Zodiac Weapon Recreation') giving you your completed Zodiac Brave Weapon! Ignore SE's attempt to troll you with the "Please be warned the chance of success for turning a relic weapon nexus into materia is 1.4%. Your relic will be lost if the process fails.".
  1. Equip your weapon and pick up the quest Rise and Shine from Jalzahn.
  2. Talk to Remon to have a mahatma affixed to your Zodiac weapon.
  3. Perform various activities with your Zodiac weapon equipped and add 2000 soul resonance to it. When full, return to Remon for another mahatma and repeat for all 12 mahatma. Upon successful completion of an activity, a notification will indicate how much soul resonance was added.
    • Activities include: Raids, Trials, Dungeons, PvP, Treasure/Alexandrite Maps, FATEs, and Levequests. Also, every two hours the 'bonus soul resonance' window changes, possibly altering the amount of light received from each activity.
    • The most common method is again spamming The Tam-Tara Deepcroft. Each mahatma takes 1-2 runs to finish, depending on whether the dungeon has a bonus window up or not.
  4. Once all mahatmas are done, make your way to Jalzahn and select 'Zodiac Weapon Awakening' with the weapon in your Inventory or Armoury Chest.

The completed Zeta weapon can be used to skip the first part of the Heavensward Relic Weapon chain. If you sacrifice your weapon (you can purchase a Replica weapon so you'll still be able to glamour its appearance) then you can skip the Crystal grinding phase in Soul without Life. Check out the entire guide over at Category:Anima Weapons.

Table of all weapon stages with unique special effects[edit]

Job Zenith Animus Novus Nexus Zeta
Paladin Icon 3.png Paladin Curtana Zenith Icon.png Curtana Zenith
Holy Shield Zenith Icon.png Holy Shield Zenith
Curtana Animus Icon.png Curtana Animus
Holy Shield Animus Icon.png Holy Shield Animus
Curtana Novus Icon.png Curtana Novus
Holy Shield Novus Icon.png Holy Shield Novus
Curtana Nexus Icon.png Curtana Nexus
Holy Shield Nexus Icon.png Holy Shield Nexus
Excalibur Zeta Icon.png Excalibur Zeta
Aegis Shield Zeta Icon.png Aegis Shield Zeta
Warrior Icon 3.png Warrior Bravura Zenith Icon.png Bravura Zenith Bravura Animus Icon.png Bravura Animus Bravura Novus Icon.png Bravura Novus Bravura Nexus Icon.png Bravura Nexus Ragnarok Zeta Icon.png Ragnarok Zeta
White Mage Icon 3.png White Mage Thyrus Zenith Icon.png Thyrus Zenith Thyrus Animus Icon.png Thyrus Animus Thyrus Novus Icon.png Thyrus Novus Thyrus Nexus Icon.png Thyrus Nexus Nirvana Zeta Icon.png Nirvana Zeta
Scholar Icon 3.png Scholar Omnilex Zenith Icon.png Omnilex Zenith Omnilex Animus Icon.png Omnilex Animus Omnilex Novus Icon.png Omnilex Novus Omnilex Nexus Icon.png Omnilex Nexus Last Resort Zeta Icon.png Last Resort Zeta
Monk Icon 3.png Monk Sphairai Zenith Icon.png Sphairai Zenith Sphairai Animus Icon.png Sphairai Animus Sphairai Novus Icon.png Sphairai Novus Sphairai Nexus Icon.png Sphairai Nexus Kaiser Knuckles Zeta Icon.png Kaiser Knuckles Zeta
Dragoon Icon 3.png Dragoon Gae Bolg Zenith Icon.png Gae Bolg Zenith Gae Bolg Animus Icon.png Gae Bolg Animus Gae Bolg Novus Icon.png Gae Bolg Novus Gae Bolg Nexus Icon.png Gae Bolg Nexus Longinus Zeta Icon.png Longinus Zeta
Ninja Icon 3.png Ninja Yoshimitsu Zenith Icon.png Yoshimitsu Zenith Yoshimitsu Animus Icon.png Yoshimitsu Animus Yoshimitsu Novus Icon.png Yoshimitsu Novus Yoshimitsu Nexus Icon.png Yoshimitsu Nexus Sasuke's Blades Zeta Icon.png Sasuke's Blades Zeta
Bard Icon 3.png Bard Artemis Bow Zenith Icon.png Artemis Bow Zenith Artemis Bow Animus Icon.png Artemis Bow Animus Artemis Bow Novus Icon.png Artemis Bow Novus Artemis Bow Nexus Icon.png Artemis Bow Nexus Yoichi Bow Zeta Icon.png Yoichi Bow Zeta
Black Mage Icon 3.png Black Mage Stardust Rod Zenith Icon.png Stardust Rod Zenith Stardust Rod Animus Icon.png Stardust Rod Animus Stardust Rod Novus Icon.png Stardust Rod Novus Stardust Rod Nexus Icon.png Stardust Rod Nexus Lilith Rod Zeta Icon.png Lilith Rod Zeta
Summoner Icon 3.png Summoner The Veil of Wiyu Zenith Icon.png The Veil of Wiyu Zenith The Veil of Wiyu Animus Icon.png The Veil of Wiyu Animus The Veil of Wiyu Novus Icon.png The Veil of Wiyu Novus The Veil of Wiyu Nexus Icon.png The Veil of Wiyu Nexus Apocalypse Zeta Icon.png Apocalypse Zeta
Name Rewards Patch
&000000000000005000000050&00000000000000030000003&Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{Index}}}Celestial RadianceSidequest1 Icon.pngCelestial Radiance (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Jalzahn - North Shroud - Proud Creek - Ixali Logging Grounds (x:29.6, y:19.7)

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&00000000000000022799992.28&00000000000000030000003&000000000000005000000050Celestial Radiance
&000000000000005000000050&00000000000000040000004&Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{Index}}}Star Light, Star BrightSidequest1 Icon.pngStar Light, Star Bright (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Hubairtin - Central Thanalan - Black Brush - The Bonfire (x:23.6, y:13.8)

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Artemis Bow Novus
Bravura Novus
Curtana Novus
Gae Bolg Novus
Holy Shield Novus
Omnilex Novus
Sphairai Novus
Stardust Rod Novus
The Veil of Wiyu Novus
Thyrus Novus
Yoshimitsu Novus
&00000000000000022799992.28&00000000000000040000004&000000000000005000000050Star Light, Star Bright
&000000000000005000000050&00000000000000060000006&Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{Index}}}Wherefore Art Thou, ZodiacSidequest1 Icon.pngWherefore Art Thou, Zodiac (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Jalzahn - North Shroud - Proud Creek - Ixali Logging Grounds (x:29.6, y:19.7)

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&00000000000000024500002.45&00000000000000060000006&000000000000005000000050Wherefore Art Thou, Zodiac
&000000000000005000000050&00000000000000070000007&000000000006589300000065,893A Ponze of FleshSidequest2 Icon.pngA Ponze of Flesh (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Papana - Mor Dhona - North Silvertear (x:23, y:7.4)

Guaranteed Items
Book of Skylight
&00000000000000024500002.45&00000000000000070000007&000000000000005000000050A Ponze of Flesh
&000000000000005000000050&00000000000000080000008&000000000006589400000065,894Labor of LoveSidequest2 Icon.pngLabor of Love (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Guiding Star - Mor Dhona - Fogfens - The Seventh Heaven (x:22, y:6.9)

Guaranteed Items
&00000000000000024500002.45&00000000000000080000008&000000000000005000000050Labor of Love
&000000000000005000000050&00000000000000090000009&000000000006589500000065,895Method in His MaliceSidequest2 Icon.pngMethod in His Malice (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Adkin - Central Thanalan - Black Brush - The Bonfire (x:23.7, y:13.7)

Guaranteed Items
Zodiac Scroll
&00000000000000024500002.45&00000000000000090000009&000000000000005000000050Method in His Malice
&000000000000005000000050&000000000000001000000010&000000000006589600000065,896A Treasured MotherSidequest2 Icon.pngA Treasured Mother (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Brangwine - Mor Dhona - Fogfens - The Seventh Heaven (x:22, y:6.7)

Guaranteed Items
Flawless Alexandrite
&00000000000000024500002.45&000000000000001000000010&000000000000005000000050A Treasured Mother
&000000000000005000000050&000000000000001100000011&000000000006589700000065,897His Dark MateriaFeaturequest1 Icon.pngHis Dark Materia (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Gerolt - North Shroud - Peacegarden (x:30.3, y:20.3)

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Yoichi Bow
Aegis Shield
Last Resort
Kaiser Knuckles
Lilith Rod
Sasuke's Blades
&00000000000000024500002.45&000000000000001100000011&000000000000005000000050His Dark Materia
&000000000000005000000050&000000000000001200000012&Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{Index}}}Rise and ShineSidequest1 Icon.pngRise and Shine (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Jalzahn - North Shroud - Proud Creek - Ixali Logging Grounds (x:29.6, y:19.7)

Gil Icon.png1,612
&00000000000000025099992.51&000000000000001200000012&000000000000005000000050Rise and Shine
&000000000000005000000050&000000000000001300000013&Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{Index}}}The Vital TitleSidequest1 Icon.pngThe Vital Title (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Jalzahn - North Shroud - Proud Creek - Ixali Logging Grounds (x:29.6, y:19.7)

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Yoichi Bow Zeta
Ragnarok Zeta
Excalibur Zeta
Longinus Zeta
Aegis Shield Zeta
Last Resort Zeta
Kaiser Knuckles Zeta
Lilith Rod Zeta
Apocalypse Zeta
Nirvana Zeta
Sasuke's Blades Zeta
&00000000000000025099992.51&000000000000001300000013&000000000000005000000050The Vital Title
&000000000000005000000050&000000000006574200000065,742&000000000006574200000065,742Mmmmmm, Soulglazed RelicsFeaturequest1 Icon.pngMmmmmm, Soulglazed Relics (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Jalzahn - North Shroud - Proud Creek - Ixali Logging Grounds (x:29.6, y:19.7)

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Guaranteed Items
Zodiac Glass
&00000000000000023799992.38&000000000006574200000065,742&000000000000005000000050Mmmmmm, Soulglazed Relics
&000000000000005000000050&000000000006697100000066,971&000000000006697100000066,971Up in ArmsFeaturequest1 Icon.pngUp in Arms (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Gerolt - North Shroud - Peacegarden (x:30.3, y:20.3)

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Artemis Bow Atma
Bravura Atma
Curtana Atma
Gae Bolg Atma
Holy Shield Atma
Omnilex Atma
Sphairai Atma
Stardust Rod Atma
The Veil of Wiyu Atma
Thyrus Atma
Yoshimitsu Atma
&00000000000000022000002.2&000000000006697100000066,971&000000000000005000000050Up in Arms
&000000000000005000000050&000000000006697200000066,972&000000000006697200000066,972Trials of the BravesFeaturequest1 Icon.pngTrials of the Braves (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Jalzahn - North Shroud - Proud Creek - Ixali Logging Grounds (x:29.6, y:19.7)

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Artemis Bow Animus
Bravura Animus
Curtana Animus
Gae Bolg Animus
Holy Shield Animus
Omnilex Animus
Sphairai Animus
Stardust Rod Animus
The Veil of Wiyu Animus
Thyrus Animus
Yoshimitsu Animus
&00000000000000022000002.2&000000000006697200000066,972&000000000000005000000050Trials of the Braves

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