How to Create the Custom Flame Crystal for Flame is the Key, Part 2 in Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Synthesizing the Custom Flame Crystal | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Synthesizing the Custom Flame Crystal

In order to synthesize the Custom Flame Crystal, you will need a two-star Woodcutter’s Axe.

Here are the requirements you need to clear in order to create the Custom Flame Crystal.

  1. Unlock the Custom Flame Crystal Recipe: You will receive the Custom Flame Crystal recipe as a reward for completing the Sun Door’s Ruin Crystal.
  2. Synthesize a Woodcutter’s Axe with the “Capable Chopping” effect: This effect will raise your Woodcutter’s Axe Gathering Rank up to two stars.
  3. Collect an Ember Stone: You will also need an Ember Stone to complete the Custom Flame Crystal.

Completing the Preparations

Before collecting the ingredients, you must obtain the Custom Flame Crystal’s recipe. You also need to create a Woodcutter’s Axe with Gathering Rank 2.

Obtaining the Custom Flame Crystal Recipe

In order to unlock the recipe, you must complete the Sun Door’s Ruin Crystal.

For the “Gate Mechanism” section, you will need the following memory fragments:

  • “Explorer’s Memory 2”, with the keywords “gate”, “can only be opened” and “fire mana”.
  • “Stone Gate Fragment”, which contains the keywords “stone door”, “pattern” and “glows faintly”.
Filling out the memory fragments in the “Gate Mechanism” section | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Filling out the memory fragments in the “Gate Mechanism” section

Next, you will need the following memory fragments for the “Sun Crystal” section:

  • “Warrior’s Memory 10”, with the keywords “guardian”, “power” and “hidden”.
  • “Warrior’s Memory 8”. The keywords are “treasure of the workshop”, “Without it” and “save the people”.
The memory fragments for the “Flame Crystal” section | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
The memory fragments for the “Flame Crystal” section

Moving on to the third and final section, “Flame Replica”, you will need these memory fragments:

  • “Small Flame Jewel”, which contains the keywords “jewel”, “statue of the sun” and “fire mana”.
  • “Craftsman’s Records”, with the keywords “Fairystone”, “Flame Sun” and “will not last”.
Completing the “Flame Replica” section | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Completing the “Flame Replica” section

Once you complete all three sections, return to the Atelier. You will automatically learn the recipe for the Custom Flame Crystal.

Learning the Custom Flame Crystal’s recipe | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Learning the Custom Flame Crystal’s recipe

Synthesizing a Woodcutter’s Axe With Gathering Rank 2

You will raise the Axe’s Gathering Rank by unlocking the “Capable Chopping” effect.

You need to raise the Effect 1 loop in the Woodcutter’s Axe recipe up to Ice Element level 5. This loop uses Eiche as the ingredient.

Leveling up the Effect 1 loop to add “Capable Chopping” | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Leveling up the Effect 1 loop to add “Capable Chopping”

After that, complete the recipe as normal. Insert a Metal-type ingredient in the Quality loop at the bottom.

Inserting an Ingot in the Quality loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Inserting an Ingot in the Quality loop

Complete the recipe with a Polish Powder in the Effect 2 loop at the top-left corner.

Adding a Polishing Powder to the Effect 2 loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Adding a Polishing Powder to the Effect 2 loop

Synthesize the recipe to obtain a Woodcutter’s Axe with Gathering Rank 2.

Synthesizing the Gathering Rank 2 Woodcutter’s Axe | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Synthesizing the Gathering Rank 2 Woodcutter’s Axe

Gathering Ingredients

After completing the preparations, you can start collecting the ingredients. You will need an Ember Stone.

Collecting the Ember Stone

There are three different ways to obtain an Ember Stone. The easiest and fastest one is using the Gathering Rank 2 Woodcutter’s Axe.

Fast travel to Ancient Mana Workshop – Fire People’s Village. Use the Woodcutter’s Axe on the yellow crystals to obtain an Ember Stone.

Obtaining an Ember Stone with the Woodcutter’s Axe | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Obtaining an Ember Stone with the Woodcutter’s Axe

The second method is to raise the Gathering Rank up to 3 in the Skill Tree. You will need to unlock multiple nodes in one go, however, which will cost a fair amount of SP.

The Gathering Rank 3 node itself requires 800 SP.

At Gathering Rank 3, you will be able to obtain the Ember Stone from these small piles of rubble. You will find them scattered around the Fire People’s Village as well.

Collecting Ember Stones from the ground | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Collecting Ember Stones from the ground

The third method is by digging around Fairy People’s Village with the Spirit Beast.

Digging with the Phantom Beast | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Digging with the Phantom Beast

The items you obtain by digging are randomly generated. Obtaining an Ember Stone with this method can be quite time-consuming.

Obtaining an Ember Stone with the Phantom Beast’s digging ability | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Obtaining an Ember Stone with the Phantom Beast’s digging ability

Synthesizing the Custom Flame Crystal

Once you have the Ember Stone, return to the Atelier. Use the cauldron and select the Custom Flame Crystal.

Start by adding the Solar Oil, which you obtained at the start of the chapter, to the central Quality loop.

Adding the Solar Oil to the first Quality loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Adding the Solar Oil to the first Quality loop

Use the Ember Stone in the Quality loop on the bottom.

Inserting an Ember Stone in the second Quality loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Inserting an Ember Stone in the second Quality loop

Add a Fuel-type ingredient to the Quality loop on the top-right corner.

Using a Magic Tome Piece in the third Quality loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Using a Magic Tome Piece in the third Quality loop

Complete the synthesis by adding a Fuel-type to the Quality loop on the top-left corner.

Completing the Synthesis by inserting a Magic Tome Piece in the fourth Quality loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Completing the Synthesis by inserting a Magic Tome Piece in the fourth Quality loop

With the Custom Flame Crystal in hand, fast travel to Ancient Mana Workshop – Corroded Mine Cavern. Use the Custom Flame Crystal on the Sun statue to advance the main story.

Obtaining the Custom Flame Crystal | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Obtaining the Custom Flame Crystal.