ARR Zodiac Relic Weapon Guide

ARR Zodiac Relic Weapon Guide

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ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 zodiac relic guideWelcome to the ultimate guide on obtaining the Zodiac Weapons in Final Fantasy XIV. If you're an adventurer seeking to wield the legendary weapons of immense prestige revered for their unique designs and rich lore, you've come to the right place.

The journey to acquire these extraordinary Relic Weapons is an epic quest that will test your mettle, patience, and dedication in the realm of Eorzea. In this guide, we will walk you through the intricate process of obtaining your very own Zodiac Weapon, covering the questlines, tasks, and challenges that await you.

Once completed, the Replica Weapon for each step of the Relic quest chain will be available to purchase from Drake in North Shroud (X: 30.3 Y: 20.1).

Main Class 50+

  • It is expected that you will have completed the full A Realm Reborn main scenario questMain Scenario Quest and unlocked all additional Hard Mode dungeonDungeons
  • fateFATEs are also required for certain steps so you should be appropriately geared
  • It is recommended to be level 90 to allow for the fast completion of unsynced dungeonDungeons

Grand Company Rank of Second Lieutenant

  • Some items can only be bought with company sealsCompany Seals
  • You will need a rank of at least Chief Sergeant to carry out higher level Grand Company Leves
  • You will need a rank of Second Lieutenant to purchase the untradeable bombard coreBombard Core from the Grand Company Quartermaster

Allagan Tomestones of Poetics

  • Some quest items can only be bought with allagan tomestones of poeticsAllagan Tomestones of Poetics
  • You will need an absolute minimum of allagan tomestones of poetics2450 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics to complete all steps
  • You will need an additional allagan tomestones of poetics1125 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics if you wish to purchase mysterious mapMysterious Maps to obtain alexandriteAlexandrite for the Novus step (Recommended)

Ability to use Materia Melder

  • You will need to meld materia to a crafted weapon for one of the steps
  • Materia Melder NPC can be unlocked by completing the quest feature questForging the Spirit by speaking to Swynbroes in Central Thanalan (X: 24 Y: 13.8)

Levequest Allowance

  • You will be required to complete levequestLevequests for some steps

Stage 1: Zodiac

First. we will need to unlock the ARR Relic quest chain by completing the one-time quest feature questThe Weaponsmith of Legend. Speak to Nedrick Ironheart in Vesper Bay, Western Thanalan (X: 12.0 Y: 14.0).

You can reach Vesper Bay by speaking to the Ferry Ticketer in Lima Lominsa Lower Decks (X: 4.0 Y: 12.0).ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 relic guide zeta a weaponsmith of legend

Then, to begin the ARR Zodiac Relic quest chain for your chosen class, go to North Shroud (X: 30.2 Y:20.2) and speak to Gerolt to accept the feature questA Relic Reborn quest.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 relic guide zeta a relic reborn

Locate the Treasure Coffer for your class and present the Timeworn weapon to Gerolt in (North Shroud X: 30.2 Y:20.2).

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JobWeaponMapAreaLocation
PaladinCurtanaSouthern ThanalanZahar'akX: 30.0 Y: 19
WarriorBravuraOuter La NosceaU'ghamaro MinesX: 23.0 Y: 10.0
MonkSphairaiSouthern ThanalanZahar'akX: 32.0 Y: 18.0
DragoonGae BolgCoerthas Central HighlandsNatalanX: 34.0 Y: 21.0
NinjaYoshimitsuWestern La NosceaSapsa Spawning GroundsX: 24.3 Y: 6.4
White MageThyrusOuter La NosceaU'ghamaro MinesX: 24.3 Y: 6.4
ScholarOmnilexWestern La NosceaSapsa Spawning GroundsX: 15.0 Y: 15.9
BardArtemis BowCoerthas Central HighlandsNatalanX: 34.0 Y: 21.0
Black MageStardust RodOuter La NosceaU'ghamaro MinesX: 23.0 Y: 10.0
SummonerThe Veil of WiyuEast ShroudSylphlandsX: 25.0 Y: 10.0

Gerolt will now require you to purchase the following crafted weapon for your class and meld two of the corresponding Materia. These weapons and Materia can be purchased from the Market Board.

JobWeaponMateria x2
PaladinAeolian ScimitarBattledance Materia III
WarriorBarbarian's BardicheBattledance Materia III
MonkWildling's CestiSavage Aim Materia III
DragoonChampion's LanceSavage Aim Materia III
NinjaVamper's KnivesHeavens' Eye Materia III
White MageMadman's Whispering RodQuicktongue Materia III
ScholarErudite's Picatrix of HealingQuicktongue Materia III
BardLongarm's Composite BowHeavens' Eye Materia III
Black MageSanguine ScepterSavage Might Materia III
SummonerErudite's Picatrix of CastingSavage Might Materia III

Next, Gerolt will task you to visit the Coerthas Central Highlands and examine the location to begin the Trial trialsA Relic Reborn: the Chimera via the Duty Finder. This can be done solo unsynced.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 a relic reborn chimera

Once complete, present the alumina saltsAlumina Salts item to Gerolt (North Shroud X: 30.2 Y:20.2).

Next, Rowena in Mor Dhona (X: 29.1 Y: 5.1) will be asking you to complete dungeonAmdapor Keep via the Duty Finder to obtain the amdapor glyphAmdapor Glyph. This can be done solo unsynced.

Once complete, present the item to Rowena and she will exchange it for another item to give to Gerolt to receive your Unfinished Relic weapon.

Speak to Gerolt, and he will ask you to go to a location to defeat a specified number of Beast Tribe mobs. Ensure that your Unfinished Relic weapon is equipped.

JobWeaponMapAreaEnemy 1 x8Enemy 2 x8Enemy 3 x8
PaladinCurtanaSouthern ThanalanZahar'akZahar'ak LancerZahar'ak PugilistZahar'ak Thaumaturge
WarriorBravuraOuter La NosceaU'ghamaro MinesU'ghamaro QuarrymanU'ghamaro BedesmanU'ghamaro Priest
MonkSphairaiSouthern ThanalanZahar'akZahar'ak LancerZahar'ak PugilistZahar'ak Archer
DragoonGae BolgCoerthas Central HighlandsNatalanNatalan BoldwingNatalan FogcallerNatalan Windtalon
NinjaYoshimitsuWestern La NosceaSapsa Spawning GroundsSapsa ShelfspineSapsa ShelfclawSapsa Shelftooth
White MageThyrusOuter La NosceaU'ghamaro MinesU'ghamaro QuarrymanU'ghamaro BedesmanU'ghamaro Priest
ScholarOmnilexWestern La NosceaSapsa Spawning GroundsSapsa ShelfspineSapsa ShelfclawSapsa Shelftooth
BardArtemis BowCoerthas Central HighlandsNatalanNatalan BoldwingNatalan FogcallerNatalan Windtalon
Black MageStardust RodOuter La NosceaU'ghamaro MinesU'ghamaro QuarrymanU'ghamaro BedesmanU'ghamaro Priest
SummonerThe Veil of WiyuEast ShroudSylphlandsViolet SighViolet ScreechViolet Snarl

Return to Gerolt in (North Shroud X: 30.2 Y:20.2) to begin the next task.

You will need to visit a location next to the Halatali dungeon entrance in Eastern Thanalan (X: 14.7 Y: 30.2) to begin the trial trialsA Relic Reborn: the Hydra via the Duty Finder. Make sure your Unfinished Relic weapon is equipped while you complete the trial. This can be done solo unsynced.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 a relic reborn hydra

Return to Gerolt and give him your unequipped Unfinished Relic weapon to begin the next task. You will need to complete some trials via the Duty Finder. These can also be completed solo while unsynced.

  1. Complete trialsThe Bowl of Embers (Hard) to obtain a white-hot emberWhite-Hot Ember
  2. Complete trialsThe Howling Eye (Hard) to obtain a howling galeHowling Gale
  3. Complete trialsThe Navel (Hard) to obtain a hyperfused oreHyperfused Ore

Return to Gerolt in (North Shroud X: 30.2 Y:20.2) and hand him the items to continue on to the final task for the base Zodiac weapon.

You will now need to spend allagan tomestones of poeticsAllagan Tomestomes of Poetics to purchase the required quest item.

  1. Speak to Auriana in Mor Dhona (X: 22.7 Y: 6.7)
  2. Select Allagan Tomestone of Poetics (Special Arms)
  3. Purchase a radz-at-han quenching oilRadz-at-Han Quenching Oil for allagan tomestones of poetics15

Return to Gerolt and exchange the item to finally receive the i80 Zodiac Weapon for your class.

Stage 2: Zenith

You will be standing next to Gerolt but he will not speak to you further until you obtain the Zenith weapon. We will now complete the next step to upgrade your base Zodiac weapon to the Zenith stage for your class.

You will now need to spend allagan tomestones of poeticsAllagan Tomestomes of Poetics to purchase the required quest item.

  1. Speak to the Auriana in Mor Dhona (X: 22.7 Y: 6.7)
  2. Select Allagan Tomestone of Poetics (Special Arms)
  3. Purchase 3 thavnairan mistThavnairan Mist for allagan tomestones of poetics60

Speak to the Furnace in North Shroud (X: 30.0 Y: 20.0). Exchange the items with the Relic weapon to receive your i90 Zenith Zodiac Weapon.

Stage 3: Atma

Speak to Gerolt with your i90 Zenith Zodiac Weapon equipped to begin the quest feature questUp in Arms and complete the steps for the quest.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 relic guide zenith up in arms A new option to enhance your Zenith weapon will be unlocked by speaking to Jalzahn in North Shroud (X: 30.0 Y:19.0). You will be required to obtain 12 individual Atma by completing fateFATEs in specific locations with your Zenith weapon equipped.
MapAtma
maelstromOuter La Nosceaatma of the lionAtma of the Lion
maelstromUpper La Nosceaatma of the water-bearerAtma of the Water-bearer
maelstromMiddle La Nosceaatma of the ramAtma of the Ram
maelstromWestern La Nosceaatma of the crabAtma of the Crab
maelstromLower La Nosceaatma of the fishAtma of the Fish
immortal flamesEastern Thanalanatma of the bullAtma of the Bull
immortal flamesCentral Thanalanatma of the scalesAtma of the Scales
immortal flamesWestern thanalanatma of the twinsAtma of the Twins
immortal flamesSouthern Thanalanatma of the scorpionAtma of the Scorpion
order of the twin adderNorth Shroudatma of the archerAtma of the Archer
order of the twin adderEast Shroudatma of the goatAtma of the Goat
order of the twin adderCentral Shroudatma of the maidenAtma of the Maiden

The Atma will appear in your inventory after completing the fateFATE but the drop rate is not guaranteed. Ensure that your Zenith weapon is equipped for the Atma to drop.

Once you have obtained the 12 Atma, return to Jalzahn with your Zenith weapon unequipped and select [Relic Weapon Zenith Enhancement] to upgrade the Zenith weapon to the i100 Atma Zodiac Weapon.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 relic guide zenith enhancement

Stage 4: Animus

Speak to Jalzahn in North Shroud (X: 30.0 Y:19.0) with your Atma Zodiac weapon equipped to begin the quest feature questTrials of the Braves.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 relic guide animus trials of the braves

You will then need to speak to Rowena who will send you to G'jusana in Mor Dhona (X: 22.9 Y: 7.3).

G'jusana will be selling a list of books for allagan tomestones of poetics100 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics each. You must purchase one and complete the tasks they present before purchasing the next. Select [Trials of the Braves Exchange] to purchase the first book. ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 relic guide animus trials of the braves books

The book will be in your Key Items inventory, you can use it to check your current progress. Once complete, return to G'jusana to exchange the completed book for the next book.

The tasks will consist of completing 3 fateFATEs, 3 dungeonDungeons, 3 levequestLevequests and defeating 10 overworld mobs with your Atma weapon equipped.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 relic guide animus trials of the braves books progress

The following quests will need to be completed to unlock the Levequests:

*Pre-requisite quest to unlock levequestLevequests in ARR.

A Grand Company Rank of Chief Sergeant to speak to Grand Company Levemetes such as Eidhart.

Once you have completed all 9 books of tasks, return to Jalzahn in North Shroud (X: 30.0 Y:19.0) and select [Relic Weapon Atma Enhancement] with your relic weapon unequipped to exchange it for the i100 Animus Zodiac Weapon.

Stage 5: Novus

To begin the next step of the Relic quest chain, speak to Jalzahn with your Relic weapon equipped and accept the quest feature questCelestial Radiance.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 relic guide celestial radiance novus

Next, you will need to visit Mutamix Bubblypots in Central Thanalan (X: 23.0 Y: 13.0)

He will send you to speak Hubairtin who will ask you to bring him superior enchantment ink3 Superior Enchanted Ink.

  1. Speak to Rowena in Mor Dhona (X: 29.1 Y: 5.1)
  2. Speak to Auriana in Mor Dhona (X: 22.7 Y: 6.7) and select [Allagan Tomestone of Poetics (Special Arms)]
  3. Purchase 3 superior enchantment inkSuperior Enchanted Ink for allagan tomestones of poetics75

Return to Hubairtin in Central Thanalan (X: 23.5 Y: 13.7), speak to him again and select [Obtain a sphere scroll] to give him the items.

Speak to Hubairtin again to accept the quest feature questStar Light, Star Bright.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 relic guide star light star bright novus

You will need to successfully meld 75 combat class materia to your sphere scrollSphere Scroll. The success rate of the melds will decrease as you meld more materia. You can select [Infuse] on the sphere scrollSphere Scroll in your inventory to begin the process.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 relic guide star light star bright sphere scroll

For any stat, you will need to meld 11 grade I materia first before moving onto grade II-IV.

At this stage of the game, the A Realm Reborn Relic Weapon is only used for cosmetic purposes so it does not matter which Materia you affix to the weapon.

Each successful meld will consume 1 alexandriteAlexandrite so you will need a total of 75 to complete this step.

alexandriteAlexandrite can be obtained in a number of ways:

FATEs

Complete fateFATEs in ARR zones with a Gold rating or high while your Relic weapon is equipped. (Random chance)

Hunts

Purchase for allied seals50 Allied Seals obtained from ARR Hunts.

Mysterious Maps (Recommended)

Unlock treasure huntTreasure Hunt by speaking to H'loonh in Eastern La Noscea – Wineport (X: 21.1 Y: 21.1) and completing the quest feature questTreasures and Tribulations if you haven't done so already.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 relic mysterious maps dig treasure hunt

  1. Speak to the Auriana in Mor Dhona (X: 22.7 Y: 6.7)
  2. Select [Mysterious Map Exchange]
  3. Purchase a mysterious mapMysterious Map for allagan tomestones of poetics75 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics
  4. Use [Decipher] on the mysterious mapMysterious Map in your inventory
  5. Use the alexandrite mapAlexandrite Map that appears in your Key Items inventoryffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 mysterious map
  6. Go to the location vagualy displayed in the treasure map
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  7. Use the digDig action from your Action List, it can be added to your hotbar
  8. Open the Treasure Coffer
  9. Defeat the enemies that spawn
  10. Open the Treasure Coffer again to receive 5 alexandriteAlexandrite

Once you have successfully melded 75 materia to your Sphere Scroll, return to Jalzahn in North Shroud (X: 30 Y:19) with your relic weapon unequipped and select [Relic Weapon: Animus Enhancement] to exchange your old relic weapon and Sphere Scroll for the newly upgrade i110 Novus Zodiac Relic Weapon.  

Stage 6: Nexus

Speak to Jalzahn with your relic weapon equipped to accept and complete the quest feature questMmmmmmm Soulglazed Relics. You will receive the Zodiac Glass quest item. Speak to Jalzahn once more and select [Relic Weapon Novus Soulglazing] to have your weapon prepared for the next process.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 relic guide soulglazed relics

For this step, you will be required to complete ARR Duties to farm Light for your relic. You'll now be able to use the Zodiac Glass item for an indication of how much Light you  have accumulated.

The fastest way to complete this step is to farm Dungeons such as dungeonAurum Vale or dungeonSastasha unsynced. You will need to complete roughly 42 runs to farm enough Light for the zodiac glassZodiac Glass to reach a state of bursting aetheric activity indicating that it is complete. You'll also receive a notification stating that the soul attunement is complete when you finish the dungeon.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 zodiac glass bursting aetheric activity

Return to Jalzahn in North Shroud (X: 30 Y:19) with your unequipped relic weapon and zodiac glassZodiac Glass then select [Relic Weapon Novus Enhancement] to receive the newly upgraded i115 Nexus Zodiac Relic Weapon.

Stage 7: Zodiac Braves

Speak to Jalzahn with your relic weapon equipped and complete the quest feature questWherefore Art Thou, Zodiac. Next, complete speak to Ealdwine in North Shroud (X: 29.6 Y: 19.8) to accept and complete the quest feature questOne Man's Trash. ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 relic guide where art thou zodiac

This will unlock 4 new quests that you must complete to receive the items required to upgrade your relic weapon. You can complete the quests in any order once they have been accepted.

The dungeonDungeon items will appear in your inventory once you have defeated the final boss, this can be done unsynced.

The company sealsCompany Seals items require a rank of Second Lieutenant in order to be purchased.

Crafted Items can be bought from the Market Board

Papana – Mor Dhona (X: 22.9 Y: 7.3)
Crafted Items
Untradeable Items
Key Items

dungeonDzemael Darkhold – horn of the beastHorn of the Beast
dungeonBrayflox's Longstop (Hard) – gobmachine bangplateGobmachine Bangplate
dungeonHalatali (Hard) – narasimha hideNarasimha Hide
dungeonSnowcloak – horn of the beastSickle Fang

Reward: Book of Skylight

Guilding Star – Mor Dhona (X: 21.9 Y: 6.9)
Crafted Items
Untradeable Items
Key Items

dungeonAurum Vale – vale buboVale Bubo
dungeonHaukke Manor (Hard) – voidweaveVoidweave
dungeonThe Lost City of Amdapor – amdapor vellumAmdapor Vellum
dungeonSastasha (Hard) – indigo pearlIndigo Pearl

Reward: Zodium

Brangwine – Mor Dhona (X: 21.9 Y: 6.7)
Crafted Items
Untradeable Items
Key Items

dungeonAmdapor Keep – lost treasure of amdaporLost Treasure of Amdapor
dungeonPharos Sirius – lost treasure of pharos siriusLost Treasure of Pharos Sirius
dungeonThe Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard) – lost treasure of the tam-tara deepcroftLost Treasure of the Tam-Tara Deepcroft
dungeonThe Stone Vigil – lost treasure of the stone vigilLost Treasure of the Stone Vigil

Reward: Flawless Alexandrite

Adkin – Central Thanalan (X: 23.6 Y: 13.7)
Crafted Items
Untradeable Items

bombard coreBombard Core (company seals20,000)
sacred spring waterSacred Spring Water (allagan tomestones of poetics200)
furite sandFurite Sand (gil100,000)

Key Items

dungeonThe Wanderer's Palace – tonberry king bloodTonberry King Blood
dungeonCopperbell Mines (Hard) – royal gigant bloodRoyal Gigant Blood
dungeonHullllbreaker Isle – kraken bloodKraken Blood
dungeonThe Sunken Temple of Qarn – vicegerent bloodVicegerent Blood

Reward: Zodiac Scroll

Once you have completed the four quests, return to Gerolt in North Shroud (X: 30.2 Y:20.2) to complete the quest feature questHis Dark Materia. Finally, speak to Jalzahn in North Shroud (X: 30 Y:19) and select [Zodiac Weapon Recreation] to upgrade your weapon to the i125 Zodiac Braves Relic Weapon.

Stage 8: Zeta (Final)

Speak to Jalzahn with your relic weapon equipped to accept and complete the quest Rise and Shine.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 relic guide zeta rise and shine

Once complete, speak to Remon in Western La Noscea – Swiftperch (X: 34.3 Y: 31.7) and select [Mahatma Exchange] to purchase a mahatma for allagan tomestones of poetics50 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics (allagan tomestones of poetics600 Total). There will be 12 in total to purchase and complete one by one.

To complete the current mahatma attached to your relic weapon, you must run one of the following dungeons twice (this can be done unsynced):

  • dungeonSastasha
  • dungeonThe Tam-Tara Deepcroft
  • dungeonCopperbell Mines
  • dungeonThe Thousand Maws of Toto-Rak
  • dungeonHaukke Manor
  • dungeonThe Sunken Temple of Qarn
  • dungeonCutter's Cry
  • dungeonThe Stone Vigil
  • dungeonDzemael Darkhold
  • dungeonThe Aurum Vale

When the mahatma is complete after finishing a dungeon, you'll receive a notification stating that the mahatma has fully awoken. Return to Remon and exchange it for the next mahatma every time this occurs.ffxivgillionaire ffxivbahamut ffxiv arr 50 relic guide zeta mahatma

Sometimes you will only need to complete a single dungeon to awaken a mahatma. You can use the zodiac glassZodiac Glass item in your inventory to check the progress of the current mahatma.

Once you have completed all 12 mahatma, speak to Jalzahn in North Shroud (X: 30 Y:19) with your relic weapon unequipped and select [Zodiac Weapon of Awakening] to upgrade to the final i135 Zodiac Zeta Relic Weapon.

Congratulations on completing all steps of the A Realm Reborn relic weapon quest chain.

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