Fastest Ways to Farm Gems in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Farming the maximum number of Gems in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Farming the maximum number of Gems in Atelier Ryza.

There are multiple ways to quickly farm Gems in Atelier Ryza. In the mid game, the easiest method is by reducing ingredients.  Later on, reducing items becomes the more efficient method. Certain items, like the Philosopher’s Stone, give a good amount of Gems.

Gems aren’t particularly useful in the mid game. As you progress, they become much more important, especially to maximize your gear. Gems can also be used to multiply items. Multiplying items will make farming Gems easier and faster as well as help you save on ingredients.

Farming Gems in the Mid Game

The most reliable method to farm Gems in the mid game is by reducing ingredients.

At this point, Gems aren’t particularly important. You should focus your time – and especially your resources – in raising your Alchemy Level. However, you can already farm Gems if you wish to do so.

Reducing Ingredients

Tree logs and water are the best ingredients to farm Gems. The Maple Delta is one of the locations where you can gather tree logs for Gem farming. Fast travel to Maple Delta – Sweet River and use the Woodcutter’s Axe to gather ingredients.

Collecting Fragrant Honey Trees at the Maple Delta. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Collecting Fragrant Honey Trees at the Maple Delta.

You can also fast travel to Traveller’s Road – Limewick Hill and gather material from the trees there.

Gathering Tough Logs at Limewick Hill. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Gathering Tough Logs at Limewick Hill.

As an alternative, you can also reduce water into Gems. The best points to gather water at are the Weissberg Volcano, Ryza’s Atelier and the Maple Delta. At the Weissberg Volcano, you will be able to gather Foamy Water.

Fast travel to Weissberg Volcano – Iron Race Summit. Head over to the water gathering point to the east and collect Foamy Water.

Gathering Foamy Water at the Weissberg Volcano. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Gathering Foamy Water at the Weissberg Volcano.

You will also be able to collect Clean Water from the lake or from the well outside Ryza’s Atelier.

Collecting Clean Water from the well outside the Atelier. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Collecting Clean Water from the well outside the Atelier.

For the third location, fast travel to Maple Delta – Fragrant Tree Forest. Head over to the water gathering point on the north end of the map and collect Roteswasser Tonic.

Gathering Roteswasser Tonic at the Maple Delta. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Gathering Roteswasser Tonic at the Maple Delta.

After collecting the ingredients, head inside the Atelier. Use the cauldron and select “Gem Reduction”. Next, choose the materials you want to reduce into Gems and confirm.

Reducing ingredients to farm Gems.  | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Reducing ingredients to farm Gems.

Fragrant Honey Tree, Foamy Water and Tough Log will give the most Gems.

Farming Gems in the Late Game

In the late game, the easiest way to farm Gems is by Multiplying and then reducing items you synthesize. This method becomes available from chapter 6 – The Abandoned Tower, part 3, ownwards. It requires the Multiplicauldron.

Gem farming becomes more important from this point on as you will be able to significantly upgrade your gear using Gems. This will be particularly useful against the Ravaging Queen.

The “Synth Quantity +” Method

You can use this method with all ingredients that contain the “Synth Quantity +” effect. The list includes:

  • Zettel.
  • Poison Cube.
  • Eltz Sugar.
  • Delphi Rose Incense.

In the Zettel recipe, the Effect 2 loop at the bottom will add Synth Quantity +1 at Fire Element Level 3. This loop requires a Supplement-type ingredient.

The Effect 2 loop in the Zettel recipe. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The Effect 2 loop in the Zettel recipe.

For Eltz Sugar, the Effect 2 loop on the right side adds Synth Quantity + 1 at Wind Element Level 3. This loop requires Honey.

The Effect 2 loop in the Eltz Sugar recipe. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The Effect 2 loop in the Eltz Sugar recipe.

In the Delphi Rose Incense recipe, there are two Effect 2 loops on the left side. The first one will add Synth Quantity +1 with a Beehive-type ingredient at Fire Element Level 2.

The first Effect 2 loop in the Delphi Rose Incense recipe. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The first Effect 2 loop in the Delphi Rose Incense recipe.

The second loop will add Synth Quantity +2 with a Rosen Leaf, requiring Fire Element Level 3.

The second Effect 2 loop in the Delphi Rose Incense recipe. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The second Effect 2 loop in the Delphi Rose Incense recipe.

Poison Cube also has two Effect 2 loops, both on the left side of the recipe. 

The first one adds Synth Quantity +1 at Fire Element Level 2 with a Poison-type ingredient.

The first Effect 2 loop in the Poison Cube recipe. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The first Effect 2 loop in the Poison Cube recipe.

For the second loop, you will need to use Flour as an ingredient, with Lightning Element Level 3. This loop adds Synth Quantity +2.

The second Effect 2 loop in the Poison Cube recipe. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The second Effect 2 loop in the Poison Cube recipe.

Consider how many ingredients you will need and how many resources you can commit. Choose the item with the best cost-benefit.

After synthesizing one of these recipes, you will need to multiply the item. Multiplying items will cost a few Gems as an investment. Make sure you have enough Gems to create nine copies of the chosen item.

Multiplying the Eltz Sugar. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Multiplying the Eltz Sugar.

Eltz Sugar is the cheapest option, costing 216 Gems per unit to multiply. Zettel comes next at 588 Gems. Multiplying a Poison Cube costs 1,600 Gems. The Delphi Rose Incense requires 2,356 Gems per unit.

Keep the items to the lowest possible Element Level as multiplying items with a higher Element Level requires more Gems.

Next, use the multiplied item as an ingredient in any recipe. Insert as many as possible to maximize the “Synth Quantity +” effect.

Using the Eltz Sugar with Synth Quantity +1 to synthesize Rasen Pudding. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Using the Eltz Sugar with Synth Quantity +1 to synthesize Rasen Pudding.

By doing this, you will be able to synthesize multiple items in one go.

Using the Synth Quantity + effect to create nine units of Rasen Pudding. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Using the Synth Quantity + effect to create nine units of Rasen Pudding.

For the final step, reduce the items you synthesized. With this, you will obtain enough Gems to make up for your initial investment.

Reducing the Rasen Pudding at 883 Gems per unit, an average profit of 4.09 per Gem spent.  | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Reducing the Rasen Pudding at 883 Gems per unit, an average profit of 4.09 per Gem spent.

Eltz Sugar and Zettel are usually considered the best options for this method. Both are easy to synthesize and cheap to multiply.

Farming Gems in the Postgame

In the postgame, you will once again rely on reducing items to farm Gems.

Reducing Philosopher’s Stones

Using the Philosopher’s Stone is the best method to farm Gems in Atelier Ryza. It becomes available once you defeat the Ravaging Queen. After beating the final boss, you will be able to synthesize the Red Stone. Like the ingredients mentioned earlier, Red Stone also has a Synth Quantity + effect.

The Effect 1 loop adds Synth Quantity +1 at Fire Element Level 4. This loop requires an Underworld Core.

The Effect 1 loop in the Red Stone recipe. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The Effect 1 loop in the Red Stone recipe.

The second Effect 1 loop adds Synth Quantity +2, requiring a Holy Drop and Lightning Element Level 6.

The second Effect 1 loop in the Red Stone recipe. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The second Effect 1 loop in the Red Stone recipe.

This process follows the same logic from earlier.

Start by synthesizing at least one Red Stone with Synth Quantity +2.

Creating a Red Stone with Synth Quantity +2. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Creating a Red Stone with Synth Quantity +2.

After that, use the Multiplicauldron and create another nine Red Stones. Multiplying a Red Stone costs 27,500 Gems per unit at the lowest Element Level.

Multiplying the Red Stone. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Multiplying the Red Stone.

Next, use the Red Stones to synthesize multiple Philosopher’s Stones. 

Add as many Red Stones as possible to the Philosopher’s Stone’s Quality loop. Doing so will allow you to create multiple Philosopher’s Stone in one go.

Using the Synth Quantity + effect to create multiple Philosopher’s Stones. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Using the Synth Quantity + effect to create multiple Philosopher’s Stones.

Once you’ve used up all ingredients, synthesize the Philosopher’s Stones.

Synthesizing the Philosopher’s Stones. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Synthesizing the Philosopher’s Stones.

After that, reduce your Philosopher’s Stones and reduce them into Gems. 

Reducing the Philosopher’s Stones into Gems. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Reducing the Philosopher’s Stones into Gems.

Each individual Red Stone will produce two Philosopher’s Stone. This way, you are guaranteed to profit, since each Philosopher’s Stone will easily yield over 13,750 Gems.

Remember to always save at least one Red Stone to repeat the process.

With this method, you will be able to farm the maximum of 9,999,999 Gems in very little time.