How to Make the Blue Bomb Rod in Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Synthesizing the Blue Bomb Rod | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Synthesizing the Blue Bomb Rod

In order to synthesize the Blue Bomb Rod, you will need a Holy Arbor Branch.

You need to meet the following requirements before making a Blue Bomb Rod:

  1. Synthesize a Golden Axe: The Holy Arbor Branch requires an Axe with Gathering Rank 3. Creating a Golden Axe is the easiest way to achieve this. The other option would be using an Ice Essence on a Woodcutter’s Axe to unlock the effect.

Obtaining the Holy Arbor Branch

You can easily find the Holy Arbor Branch in two different areas. Make sure you have a Golden Axe with Gathering Rank 3.

For the first one, fast travel to Valley of Winds – Glass Flower Forest. Head over to the west side of the map and cross the long wooden bridge.

Crossing the Trail of Dancing Light in Glass Flower Forest | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Crossing the Trail of Dancing Light in Glass Flower Forest

On the other side of the bridge, you will find branches encrusted with crystals. Use the Golden Axe on them to obtain the Holy Arbor Branch.

Collecting Holy Arbor Branches in the Glass Flower Forest | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Collecting Holy Arbor Branches in the Glass Flower Forest

The second area where you can easily find the Holy Arbor Branch is the Water Spirit’s Sanctuary.

In order to access the Water Spirit’s Sanctuary, fast travel to Northern Lands – Red Cliff. The entrance to the Water Spirit’s Sanctuary is located to the northeast.

Water Spirit’s Sanctuary location | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Water Spirit’s Sanctuary location

Head northeast from Red Cliff’s entrance and you will reach an oasis. Jump off the cliff to reach the Fountain of Life.

The Fountain of Life on Red Cliff | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
The Fountain of Life on Red Cliff

Next, dive into the Fountain of Life.

Diving into the Fountain of Life | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Diving into the Fountain of Life

Underwater, swim east and you will find a cave. Head into the cave to enter the Water Spirit’s Sanctuary.

The underwater cave leading to the Water Spirit’s Sanctuary | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
The underwater cave leading to the Water Spirit’s Sanctuary

In the Water Spirit’s Sanctuary, head north and go up the stairway. 

Near the top, you will find multiple logs encrusted with crystals. Use the Golden Axe on these logs to obtain the Holy Arbor Branch.

Obtaining a Holy Arbor Branch in the Water Spirit’s Sanctuary | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Obtaining a Holy Arbor Branch in the Water Spirit’s Sanctuary

After obtaining the Holy Arbor Branch, head back to the Atelier.

Synthesizing the Blue Bomb Rod

Before starting, make sure you have all the necessary ingredients:

  • A Fossil Tree.
  • Two Bombs.
  • Jewel-type ingredient (Ice Element level 3 loop).
  • Gunpowder-type ingredient (Fire Element level 4 loop).
  • Another Gunpowder-type ingredient (Wind Element level 5 loop).
  • Holy Arbor Branch (Ice Element level 3).

Select the Bomb Rod recipe in the cauldron’s menu. Insert a Fossil Tree in the Effect 1 loop.

Adding a Fossil Tree to the Effect 1 loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Adding a Fossil Tree to the Effect 1 loop

Add a Bomb to the Traits loop.

Inserting a Bomb in the first Traits loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Inserting a Bomb in the first Traits loop

Add the first Jewel-type ingredient to the Effect 2 loop. This loop requires Ice Element level 3.

Adding a Silver Puniball to the first Effect 2 loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Adding a Silver Puniball to the first Effect 2 loop

Insert a Gunpowder-type ingredient in the second Effect 2 loop. This loop requires Fire Element level 4.

Inserting Magma Powder in the second Effect 2 loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Inserting Magma Powder in the second Effect 2 loop

Use a Bomb in the second Traits loop.

Adding a Bomb to the second Traits loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Adding a Bomb to the second Traits loop

Insert a Gunpowder-type ingredient in the third Effect 2 loop.

Using Honey Balls in the third Effect 2 loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Using Honey Balls in the third Effect 2 loop

You will find two Recipe loops. Use the one on the bottom left and add the Holy Arbor Branch. This loop requires Ice Element level 3.

Inserting a Holy Arbor Branch in the Recipe loop to the bottom left | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Inserting a Holy Arbor Branch in the Recipe loop to the bottom left

Synthesize the recipe right away, as you will be able to add all effects later on.

Completing the Blue Bomb Rod synthesis | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Completing the Blue Bomb Rod synthesis

You can unlock the Blue Bomb Rod’s effects using the Item Rebuild option. As an alternative, you can also synthesize a new one from scratch.

You will need the following ingredients in order to unlock all loops in the recipe:

  • Jewel-type ingredient (Lightning Element level 5 loop).
  • Another Jewel-type ingredient (Lightning Element level 3 loop).
  • A third Jewel-type ingredient (Fire Element level 4 loop).
  • A Bomb Rod (Fire Element level 3 loop).
  • A second Bomb Rod (Fire Element level 4 loop).
  • A third Bomb Rod (Fire Element level 5 loop).
  • A Magical-type ingredient (Lightning Element level 5 loop).
  • A second Magical-type ingredient (Fire Element level 9 loop).
  • A third Magical-type ingredient (Ice Element level 9 loop).
  • A Holy Arbor Branch (Ice Element level 4 loop).
  • Another Holy Arbor Branch (Ice Element level 9 loop).

After adding all ingredients, you will create a Blue Bomb Rod with the following effects:

  • Expert Exploding (Gathering Rank 3).
  • Gathering Up L.
  • Add (General Goods).
  • Add (Gases).
Rebuilding the Blue Bomb Rod with all effects | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Rebuilding the Blue Bomb Rod with all effects