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FFXIV Anima Weapon Guide: Create Your Relic

FFXIV Anima Weapons are the level 60 Relic Weapons for Heavensward. Released in patch 3.15, players do not need to complete the level 50 Relic Weapon or Zodiac Weapon quest chains to unlock the Anima Weapon quest chain. 


Players who have obtained the Zodiac Zeta Weapons will have an advantage with the first step of Anima Weapon quest chain. The advantages are not job specific. For example, if you have obtained the WAR Zeta weapon you will have an advantage with the DRK anima weapon.

Before begin to create your Relic Weapon, you must:
Complete Main Scenario Quests: Main Quest Heavensward
Reach level 60 for your chosen job.


1: Soul Without Life
This quest requires the collection of 18 6 atmas from FATEs in the new Heavensward areas. 3 1 atma is required from each area. However, this stage can be skipped by trading in your Zeta relic weapon. You can complete the FATEs on any class, so feel free to use this grind to get some leveling done.

Once you have acquired each of the crystals, meet Syndony at Mor Dhona (Balcony) and trade the crystals for the Nodules.

Luminous Crystals can drop from any FATE in that zone, but you must complete them with a Gold Rating. It is completely random: you may get 3 Luminous Crystals in the space of an hour or just 1 Luminous Crystal after three days.


2: Toughening Up
This stage requires you to complete 10 dungeons with your new relic. The first 6 dungeons CAN be un-synced and you only need your relic equipped AS YOU EXIT.

You MUST complete these dungeons in the order listed below.

Speak to Ardashir (x7,y11) in Azys Lla.
Complete Snowcloak
Complete Sastasha (Hard)
Complete The Sunken Temple of Qarn (Hard)
Speak to Ardashir (x25,y12) in Southern Thanalan.
Complete Keeper of the Lake
Complete Wanderer's Palace (Hard)
Complete Amdapor Keep (Hard)
Speak to Ardashir (x25,y24) in South Shroud.
Complete Dusk Vigil
Complete Sohm Al
Complete The Aery
Complete The Vault
Travel to Alpha Quadrant in Azys Lla to speak with Ardashir (x7,y11) with Animated Weapon in inventory (quest is job-specific so you will need another weapon for the same job equipped).


3: Coming Into Its Own
This is the long grind stage. You are required to collect 4 items for Gerolt. Each of these items themselves require other items to be traded in and are traded by speaking to Cristina in Revenant's Toll. BOTH tokens are required.

This is the long grind stage. You are required to collect 4 items for Gerolt. Each of these items themselves require other items to be traded in and are traded by speaking to Cristina in Revenant's Toll. BOTH tokens are required.

Speak to Ardashir (x7,y11) in Azys Lla.
Travel to Mor Dhona to speak with Christiana 
NOTE: you only have to speak with her once; future anima weapons you can immediately trade with her.
Trade tokens to Christiana for Anima Weapon Materials. Each Material requires 10 NQ Items and 4 Crafted Items.