How to Unlock & Create Empel’s Ultimate Weapon in Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Empel equipped with his ultimate weapon, Genesis Staff | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Empel equipped with his ultimate weapon, Genesis Staff

In order to unlock Empel’s ultimate weapon, the Genesis Staff, you must clear the normal quest “The Recipe Sleeps at the Old Fairystone Silo”.

You will need to meet these requirements:

  1. Advance the main story: The quest for Empel’s weapon only becomes available once you unlock the final chapter in the main story.
  2. Discover the Old Fairystone Silo landmark: The Old Fairystone Silo is one of Cleria’s landmarks. It’s located on the northeast of the Astrad Heights map.
  3. Create a Secret Key with a generic Adventure Effect: You will need a Secret Key to access the Old Fairystone Silo.
  4. Unlock the Grand Orgen recipe: The Grand Orgen recipe is on the top part of the Skill Tree. It requires 1500 SP to unlock.
  5. Obtain an Underworld Crystal: The Underworld Crystal is a common drop from most Philuscha monsters in the Underworld Orim region.

Unlocking the Genesis Staff Recipe

In order to unlock the Genesis Staff recipe, you must discover the Old Fairystone Silo. This landmark is located on the northeast of the Astrad Heights area, in the Cleria region.

You can only access it from the Giant Water Wheel, where the Cleria Region Atelier is located. Cross the bridge to the southwest, then simply follow the trail to reach the silo.

Old Fairystone Silo location | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Old Fairystone Silo location

After discovering the landmark, fast travel to Sardonica – Fairystone Workshop.

Enter the building and talk to Alberta.

Alberta in the Fairystone Workshop | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Alberta in the Fairystone Workshop

You will then unlock the quest “The Recipe Sleeps at the Old Fairystone Silo”.

Unlocking the quest | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Unlocking the quest

Fast travel back to Astrad Heights – Old Fairystone Silo.

Walk down the stairs and interact with the locked door.

Standing in front of the Old Fairystone Silo’s entrance | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Standing in front of the Old Fairystone Silo’s entrance

Use a Secret Key with a generic Adventure Effect in order to enter the silo.

Using the Secret Key to enter the Faiyrstone Silo | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Using the Secret Key to enter the Faiyrstone Silo

You will need to use your Secret Key another six times. Make sure there are enough uses left in it.

In the first room, you will fight six Earth Masters in three separate battles. You must beat them in order to progress.

These are very weak monsters. Just like all Golems, the Earth Master resists physical attacks, but is vulnerable to magical skills.

Earth Master monster profile | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Earth Master monster profile

After defeating the monsters, use the Secret Key to open the second door.

Walking to the second door | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Walking to the second door

In the next room, use the Secret Key again to open the third door.

Opening the third door | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Opening the third door

In the third room, you will face two battles against shark monsters. Each battle will have a total of three waves.

In the first wave, you will take on two Hide Sharks.

Hide Shark monster profile | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Hide Shark monster profile

In the second wave, you will fight a single Megamouth.

Megamouth monster profile | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Megamouth monster profile

In the third and final wave, you will fight a Spinal Fin.

Spinal Fin monster profile | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Spinal Fin monster profile

After clearing the room, use the Secret Key again to open the fourth door.

Opening the fourth door | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Opening the fourth door

Continue towards the end of the fourth room, then use the Secret Key to open the fifth door.

Opening the fifth door | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Opening the fifth door

In the fifth room, you will battle wyrm monsters in two waves.

First, you will take on a Cloud Liner.

Cloud Liner monster profile | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Cloud Liner monster profile

After defeating the Cloud Liner, you will fight the King of Storms.

King of Storms monster profile | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
King of Storms monster profile

Once you clear the room, proceed to the sixth door and open it using the Secret Key.

Opening the sixth door | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Opening the sixth door

Walk to the end of the room and then use the Secret Key for the seventh and final time.

Opening the seventh and final door | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Opening the seventh and final door

In the final room, walk to the center and check the pile of books.

The pile of books in the final room | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
The pile of books in the final room

Fast travel to Sardonica – Fairystone Workshop. Report back to Alberta in order to clear the quest.

You will obtain the recipe for Empel’s Genesis Staff as a reward.

Obtaining the Genesis Staff recipe | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Obtaining the Genesis Staff recipe

Once you return to the Atelier, you will automatically learn the recipe.

Learning the Genesis Staff recipe | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Learning the Genesis Staff recipe

Obtaining the Ingredients

Aside from the Grand Orgen, the Genesis Staff requires an Underworld Crystal.

Underworld Crystal

The Underworld Crystal is a guaranteed drop from scorpion-type and rat-type Philuscha in the Underworld Orim region.

Stinger, one of the scorpion-type Philuscha | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Stinger, one of the scorpion-type Philuscha
Dark Scout, one of the rat-type Philuscha | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Dark Scout, one of the rat-type Philuscha

Monsters spawning from random quests will not drop Underworld Crystals.

Synthesizing the Genesis Staff

After obtaining all necessary ingredients, return to the Atelier.

Before you get started with the Genesis Staff, create 11 Grand Orgen ingots.

Creating 11 Grand Orgen ingots | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Creating 11 Grand Orgen ingots

Select the Genesis Staff recipe from the cauldron’s menu.

Start with the Effect 2 loop, and insert an Underworld Crystal.

Inserting an Underworld Crystal in the Effect 2 loop | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Inserting an Underworld Crystal in the Effect 2 loop

The cursor will automatically move to the Effect 1 loop. Use all the remaining ingredients and dump as many Grand Orgen ingots as possible in this loop.

With the Skill Tree maxed out, you will be able to add 11 ingots.

Adding Grand Orgen ingots to the Effect 1 loop | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Adding Grand Orgen ingots to the Effect 1 loop

You can now synthesize the recipe. Don’t worry about the effects, as you will be able to add them with the Item Rebuild option.

Completing the Genesis Staff recipe | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Completing the Genesis Staff recipe

In order to level up all loops in the recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Grand Orgen (Air Element level 6 loop).
  • Two Underworld Crystals (Fire Element levels 4 and 6).
  • Two Ingot-category ingredients (Air Element levels 3 and 5).
  • Seven Elixir-category ingredients (Ice Element levels 4 and 6; Air Element level 3; Fire Element levels 4 and 5). 

You can use Philosopher’s Stones, Olden Philosopher’s Stones, or Crystal Elements to quickly fill out all loops. 

With all loops maxed out, the Genesis Staff will have the following effects:

  • Divine Realm Alchemy: reduces the wait time for items, and drops their CC cost by 2.
  • Mark of Aggression 6: raises Empel’s Attacker level.
Genesis Staff with all effects unlocked | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Genesis Staff with all effects unlocked

You can use the furnace at the back of the Atelier to reinforce your weapon. The reinforce option lets you add Traits, Super Traits, and boost your equipment’s stats up to the 999 cap.

Best Weapon for Empel

In Atelier Ryza 3, weapons have standalone recipes, with no morphs to connect them. This makes all five weapons viable, leaving it up to your build preferences.

Empel has the following weapons to choose from, other than the Genesis Staff:

WeaponPrimary IngredientSecondary IngredientEffect 1Effect 2
Wise WandIngot(Lumber)Increases the critical rate for itemsIncrease item effects by 10%
EducatorStartiumSapling BranchReduces the wait time for items.Attacker level up
Occult WisdomCreamineaWaking EmeraldReduces the wait time for skillsGains additional AP from normal attacksSupporter level up
NachfolgerGoldoterionMystic SphereIncreases item damageDeals additional Stun Gauge damageDefender level up

The other weapons will have slightly inferior stats, but the difference is minimal.

When synthesizing one of these weapons, look for a loop that requires generic Ingot-category ingredients.

Follow the synthesis flow all the way up to that loop, then add as many Grand Orgen ingots as possible.

Synthesizing the Nachfolger | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Synthesizing the Nachfolger