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.In order to undertake the line of quests to obtain a Zodiac Weapon, one must first have completed one of the A Relic Reborn quests. To obtain a relic weapon, the player must first complete the original A Realm Reborn main storyline quest of The Ultimate Weapon. The relic weapon quests begin with The Weaponsmith of Legend, after which point you can undertake any of the various A Relic Reborn quests, provided you have the appropriate Job at level 50. After obtaining your relic (iLevel 80), you must upgrade it to a Zenith Weapon (iLevel 90) by completing the hidden task at the forge to the left of Gerolt. With a Zenith Weapon in hand, you may begin the tasks associated with acquiring a Zodiac Weapon.
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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)

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
  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. Rarely (less than a 10% drop rate) by completing any FATE that you could also receive an Atma drop from (aka: ARR zones only) while wearing a completed Novus weapon from a different job.
  4. With all 75 Materia successfully added to the scroll, accept and turn-in Star Light, Star Bright.
  1. Make sure you talk to Jalzahn to "Soulglaze" your relic, 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 Walkthrough 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.
  1. You must be wearing the Nexus weapon/shield when defeating the final boss of a ARR Dungeon, ARR Trial, or ARR Raid in order to receive light for that weapon
  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 (who will complete the process) giving you your completed Zodiac Brave Weapon!
  1. Talk to Remon to have a mahatma affixed to your Zodiac weapon.
  2. 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 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.

Name Rewards Patch
&0000000000000002000000250Trials of the BravesSidequest1 Icon.pngTrials of the Braves (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Jalzahn - North Shroud - Peacegarden - Hyrstmill (x:29.6, y:19.7)

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Optional Items
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&00000000000000020000002&000000000000005000000050Trials of the Braves
&0000000000000003000000350Celestial RadianceSidequest1 Icon.pngCelestial Radiance (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Jalzahn - North Shroud - Peacegarden - Hyrstmill (x:29.6, y:19.7)

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&00000000000000022799992.28&00000000000000030000003&000000000000005000000050Celestial Radiance
&0000000000000003000000350Up in ArmsFeaturequest1 Icon.pngUp in Arms (Level &000000000000005000000050)

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

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Optional Items
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&00000000000000030000003&000000000000005000000050Up in Arms
&0000000000000004000000450Star 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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Optional Items
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
&0000000000000005000000550Mmmmmm, Soulglazed RelicsSidequest1 Icon.pngMmmmmm, Soulglazed Relics (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Jalzahn - North Shroud - Peacegarden - Hyrstmill (x:29.6, y:19.7)

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Guaranteed Items
Zodiac Glass

Optional Items
Artemis Bow Nexus
Bravura Nexus
Curtana Nexus
Gae Bolg Nexus
Holy Shield Nexus
Omnilex Nexus
Sphairai Nexus
Stardust Rod Nexus
The Veil of Wiyu Nexus
Thyrus Nexus
Yoshimitsu Nexus
&00000000000000023799992.38&00000000000000050000005&000000000000005000000050Mmmmmm, Soulglazed Relics
&0000000000000006000000650Wherefore Art Thou, ZodiacSidequest1 Icon.pngWherefore Art Thou, Zodiac (Level &000000000000005000000050)
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&00000000000000024500002.45&00000000000000060000006&000000000000005000000050Wherefore Art Thou, Zodiac
&0000000000000007000000750A Ponze of FleshSidequest2 Icon.pngA Ponze of Flesh (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Papana - Mor Dhona - Fogfens - Revenant's Toll (x:23, y:7.4)

Guaranteed Items
Book of Skylight
&00000000000000024500002.45&00000000000000070000007&000000000000005000000050A Ponze of Flesh
&0000000000000008000000850Labor of LoveSidequest2 Icon.pngLabor of Love (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Guiding Star - Mor Dhona - Fogfens - Rowena's House of Splendors (x:22, y:6.9)

Guaranteed Items
&00000000000000024500002.45&00000000000000080000008&000000000000005000000050Labor of Love
&0000000000000009000000950Method 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
&00000000000000100000001050A Treasured MotherSidequest2 Icon.pngA Treasured Mother (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Brangwine - Mor Dhona - Fogfens - Rowena's House of Splendors (x:22, y:6.7)

Guaranteed Items
Flawless Alexandrite
&00000000000000024500002.45&000000000000001000000010&000000000000005000000050A Treasured Mother
&00000000000000110000001150His Dark MateriaFeaturequest1 Icon.pngHis Dark Materia (Level &000000000000005000000050)

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

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Optional Items
Yoichi Bow
Aegis Shield
Last Resort
Kaiser Knuckles
Lilith Rod
Sasuke's Blades
&00000000000000024500002.45&000000000000001100000011&000000000000005000000050His Dark Materia
&00000000000000120000001250Rise and ShineSidequest1 Icon.pngRise and Shine (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Jalzahn - North Shroud - Peacegarden - Hyrstmill (x:29.6, y:19.7)

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&00000000000000025099992.51&000000000000001200000012&000000000000005000000050Rise and Shine
&00000000000000130000001350The Vital TitleSidequest1 Icon.pngThe Vital Title (Level &000000000000005000000050)

Jalzahn - North Shroud - Peacegarden - Hyrstmill (x:29.6, y:19.7)

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Optional Items
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

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