How to Create the Bomb Hammer in in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
How to Create the Bomb Hammer in in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout

You can create the Bomb Hammer by adding a Bomb Rod to the Hammer recipe after completing Chapter 6 – The Abandoned Tower, part 3.

You need to meet the following requirements in order to synthesize the Bomb Hammer:

  1. Raise your Alchemy Level: The Bomb Hammer requires Alchemy Level 36.
  2. Defeat the Dragon Lord at the Ancient Battlefield: The Bomb Hammer requires a Holy Arbor Branch. You can only find the Holy Arbor Branch at Pynnor Tower’s entrance. The area only becomes accessible once you defeat the boss.

Collecting Ingredients

The Bomb Hammer requires three specific ingredients. 

  • Holy Arbor Branch
  • Ethereal Stone
  • Eroded Stone

Obtaining a Holy Arbor Branch

After defeating the Dragon Lord, you will gain access to the Pynnor Tower. 

Fast travel to Pynnor Tower – Sanctuary Garden and look for these gem-encrusted logs.

The logs outside Pynnor Tower that can be harvested for Holy Arbor Branch. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The logs outside Pynnor Tower that can be harvested for Holy Arbor Branch.

Use the Woodcutter’s Axe on them to obtain a Holy Arbor Branch.

Obtaining a Holy Arbor Branch. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Obtaining a Holy Arbor Branch.

Collect three Holy Arbor Branches.

Use the Holy Arbor Branches to synthesize the Bomb Rod. This recipe requires a minimum of two ingredients.

The Bomb Rod’s recipe, which only requires two ingredients. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The Bomb Rod’s recipe, which only requires two ingredients.

Pay attention to the Bomb Rod’s Element Level.

Synthesizing a Bomb Rod with Fire Element Level 2. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Synthesizing a Bomb Rod with Fire Element Level 2.

The Bomb Hammer requires Fire Element Level 3 for the morph. At this point in the game, you will likely need at least two Bomb Rods to meet this requirement.

Collecting an Ethereal Stone and an Eroded Stone

Fast travel to Meteor Castle – Dragon’s Fire Tower. Head over to the east part of the map and look for these dotted stone pillars.

The Ethereal Stone pillars at Meteor Castle. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The Ethereal Stone pillars at Meteor Castle.

Use the Woodcutter’s Axe on them to obtain both the Ethereal Stone and the Eroded Stone. You will only need one of each.

Obtaining an Eroded Stone and an Ethereal Stone. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Obtaining an Eroded Stone and an Ethereal Stone.

Synthesizing the Bomb Hammer

The Bomb Hammer requires the following ingredients:

  • An Ethereal Stone.
  • An Eroded Stone.
  • A Bomb Rod (requires Fire Element Level 3).

Use the cauldron and select the Hammer recipe. You will find the Recipe loop on the right side.

The Recipe loop on the right side of the Hammer recipe. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The Recipe loop on the right side of the Hammer recipe.

Insert the Ethereal Stone in the Quality loop.

Adding the Ethereal Stone to the Quality loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Adding the Ethereal Stone to the Quality loop.

Next, add the Eroded Stone to the Effect 4 loop.

Inserting the Eroded Stone in the Effect 4 loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Inserting the Eroded Stone in the Effect 4 loop.

Complete the recipe by adding the Bomb Rod to the Recipe loop. This loop requires Fire Element Level 3.

Unlocking the Recipe loop to complete the morph. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Unlocking the Recipe loop to complete the morph.

After that, select “Yes” to complete the recipe.

Completing the morph and unlocking the Bomb Hammer. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Completing the morph and unlocking the Bomb Hammer.

For now, the Bomb Hammer won’t have all its effects unlocked.

Synthesizing a Bomb Hammer without all effects. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Synthesizing a Bomb Hammer without all effects.

The recipe has two additional Effect loops:

  • Effect 3, which unlocks Gathering Up L.
  • Effect 4, which unlocks Add Gunpowder.

You will be able to add these effects later using the “Item Rebuild” option. Another alternative is to synthesize a new Bomb Hammer from scratch with all effects.

Bomb Hammer Uses

The Bomb Hammer combines two gathering tools into one, saving space in the inventory.

It also contains the Hammer’s Crush effect and the Bomb Rod’s Explode effect. Because of this, the Bomb Hammer can gather two types of ingredients at once.

Using a Bomb Hammer to gather ingredients. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Using a Bomb Hammer to gather ingredients.