You will be able to synthesize the Air Drop as soon as you clear New Ruins, Part 3. The recipe becomes automatically available once you advance the main story.
You will also need to meet these requirements in order to create the Air Drop:
- Advance the New Ruins questline: You must deliver the three pieces of Cloth to Klaudia in order to obtain the Air Drop recipe.
- Learn the recipe for Honey: The Air Drop recipe requires one unit of Honey.
- Gather the ingredients: You will need Honey, a Puniball and Foamy Water.
After completing New Ruins, Part 3, return to the Atelier. You will automatically learn the Air Drop recipe.
Open the Skill Tree and move to the right side. The node for the Honey recipe is located just above the Neutralizers’ node.
Unlocking the Honey recipe costs 250 SP.
In order to synthesize Honey, you will need the following ingredients:
- A Beehive-type ingredient.
- A Lumber-type ingredient.
- A Bug-type ingredient.
For the Beehive-type ingredient, fast travel to Capital Outskirts – Meeresbrise Highway.
You will find beehives under the large trees on the side of the road.
If you already have an axe, you will be able to collect Eiche from the trees.
However, if you don’t have an axe yet, fast travel to Capital Outskirts – Forest of Beginnings.
Head over to the south part of the map. Climb up to the wooden platform and use the staff on the boxes to collect Eiche.
For the Bug-type ingredient, fast travel to Maiden’s Catacombs – Memorial Garden.
Use the staff on the sets of armors lying around to collect an Expiation Worm.
You will also need to collect two other ingredients for the Air Drop:
- A Puniball-type ingredient.
- Foamy Water.
You can obtain a Puniball as a common drop from any kind of Puni.
Next, fast travel to Mausoleum of Eternity – Forgotten Ruins. Use the staff on the vases lying around to collect Foamy Water.
Return to the Atelier and synthesize some Honey.
Synthesizing the Air Drop
Use the cauldron and scroll down to the Air Drop recipe.
Insert Honey in the central Effect 1 loop.
Enter a Puniball in the Quality loop to the left.
Use the Foamy Water in the Traits loop to the right.
After inserting all three ingredients, press the “Synthesize” button to complete the recipe.
Ignore the other loops for now. You will be able to synthesize a better Air Drop later on in the game.
Once you complete the synthesis, the story will automatically advance. Klaudia and Clifford will then join your party.
Equip the Air Drop to your Adventuring Tools. You will now be able to dive in the Star Guardian Lake and advance the New Ruins questline.