How to Unlock & Create Federica’s Ultimate Weapon in Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Federica equipped with her ultimate weapon, Shrine Maiden’s Dance | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Federica equipped with her ultimate weapon, Shrine Maiden’s Dance

In order to unlock the recipe for Shrine Maiden’s Dance, Federica’s ultimate weapon, you must clear the normal quest “The Recipe Sleeps at the Old Fairystone Silo”.

You will need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Advance the main story: Ultimate weapon quests only become available during the final chapter, Code of the Universe.
  2. Discover the Old Fairystone Silo landmark in Cleria: The Old Fairystone Silo is located on the northeast part of Astrad Heights.
  3. Create a Secret Key with a generic Adventure Effect: You will need a Secret Key to open the Old Fairystone Silo’s doors.
  4. Unlock the Grand Orgen recipe: The Grand Orgen node is located on the top side of the Skill Tree, and costs 1500 SP.
  5. Obtain a Millennial Tree: You can buy it from Romy at Kurken Port.

Unlocking the Shrine Maiden’s Dance Recipe

Before getting started, you will need to discover the Old Fairystone Silo in Cleria.

While this landmark is located on the northeast of the Astrad Heights area, you can only access it from the Giant Water Wheel.

Cross the bridge to the southwest of the Cleria region Atelier, then head east along the trail.

Old Fairystone Silo in the Astrad Heights map | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Old Fairystone Silo in the Astrad Heights map

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

Enter the workshop, then talk to Alberta.

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

She will task you with the normal quest “The Recipe Sleeps at the Old Fairystone Silo”.

Accepting the quest from Alberta | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Accepting the quest from Alberta

Fast travel to Astrad Heights – Old Fairystone Silo.

Head down the stairs and walk to the wooden door. Use the Secret Key on the door to enter the silo.

You will need the Secret Key another six times during the quest, so make sure you have enough uses left.

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

You must clear the monsters in the first room in order to advance. You will face three battles, taking on two Earth Masters in each of them.

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

After defeating the monsters, head over to the end of the room and unlock the second door with your Secret Key.

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

In the second room, use the Secret Key again to unlock the third door.

Unlocking the door to the third room | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Unlocking the door to the third room

In the third room, you will fight two battles against land shark monsters. Each battle will have three waves.

The first wave consists of two Hide Sharks.

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

In the second wave, you will take on a Megamouth.

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

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

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

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

Unlocking the door to the fourth room | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Unlocking the door to the fourth room

Use the Secret Key again and open the door to the fifth room.

Unlocking the door to the fifth room | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Unlocking the door to the fifth room

This time around, you will fight a two-wave battle against wyrm-type monsters.

The first one is a Cloud Liner.

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

The second monster is the King of Storms.

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

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

Unlocking the door to the sixth room | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Unlocking the door to the sixth room

Walk to the door at the end of the room and use the Secret Key for the final time.

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

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

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

Return to Sardonica – Fairystone Workshop and report the quest to Alberta. She will then give you the Shrine Maiden’s Dance recipe as a reward.

Obtaining the Shrine Maiden’s Dance recipe | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Obtaining the Shrine Maiden’s Dance recipe

Head back to the Atelier and you will learn the weapon’s recipe.

Learning the Shrine Maiden’s Dance recipe | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Learning the Shrine Maiden’s Dance recipe

Obtaining the Ingredients

The Shrine Maiden’s Dance requires a Millennial Tree, as well as Grand Orgen ingots. You can buy the Millennial Tree from Romy at Kurken Port.

Millennial Tree

Fast travel to Kurken Island – Fairystone Lighthouse. You will find Romy right in front of the landmark.

Romy standing in front of the Fairystone Lighthouse at Kurken Port | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Romy standing in front of the Fairystone Lighthouse at Kurken Port

Talk to her, then select the “Coin Exchange” option.

Selecting the Coin Exchange option in the shop menu | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Selecting the Coin Exchange option in the shop menu

Choose the Young Old Tree, which is the first item on the top left corner. 

You will need 5 Gold Coins, which you can easily obtain by completing random quests, or by digging around with the Spirit Beast.

Acquiring the Millennial Tree from Romy | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Acquiring the Millennial Tree from Romy

Synthesizing the Shrine Maiden’s Dance

After obtaining the Millennial Tree, return to the Atelier.

First, 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 Shrine Maiden’s Dance recipe.

Start by adding a Millennial Tree to the Effect 2 loop.

Inserting the Millennial Tree in the Effect 2 loop | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Inserting the Millennial Tree in the Effect 2 loop

You will automatically move to the Effect 1 loop. Use the remaining ingredient slots to add as many Grand Orgen ingots as possible to this loop.

If you’ve already unlocked all the nodes in the Skill Tree, you will be able to add 11 ingots.

Adding 11 Grand Orgen ingots to the Effect 1 loop | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Adding 11 Grand Orgen ingots to the Effect 1 loop

After completing the two core loops, synthesize the recipe right away. You will add the effects later with Item Rebuild.

Creating the Shrine Maiden’s Dance | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Creating the Shrine Maiden’s Dance

In order to max out the Shrine Maiden’s Dance’s effects, you will need these ingredients:

  • Grand Orgen (Ice Element level 6 loop).
  • Millennial Tree (Air Element level 4 loop).
  • Two Ingot-category ingredients (Ice Element levels 3 and 5).
  • Seven Jewel-category ingredients (Ice Element levels 3 and 4; Air Element levels 3 and 6; Bolt Element levels 3 and 5; Fire Element level 4).

You can use Jewel ingredients with Effect Spread, like the Philosopher’s Stone, the Olden Philosopher’s Stone, or Arc-en-Ciel, to quickly fill out all loops.

With all loops filled up, the Shrine Maiden’s Dance will have the following effects:

  • Ritual of Invocation of the Gods: extends the duration of applied buffs and magnifies stats boosts.
  • Mark of Assistance 6: raises Federica’s Supporter level.
Shrine Maiden’s Dance with all effects unlocked | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Shrine Maiden’s Dance with all effects unlocked

You can further improve Shrine Maiden’s Dance with the furnace, using the Reinforce Equipment command. This will allow you to add Traits and Super Traits, and will also let you boost your equipmen’ts stats up to 999.

Best Weapon for Federica

Unlike the previous two Ryza games, Ryza 3 does not have weapon morphs. Each weapon has a standalone recipe instead.

Because of this, all five weapons are viable, offering greater build flexibility.

Federica has another four weapons available:

WeaponPrimary IngredientSecondary IngredientEffect 1Effect 2
Iron FanIngot(Flowers)Reduces damage takenIncreases Defense by 20
Purple OrchidStartiumWing PlantIncreases evasionSupporter level up
Scarlet HeavenCreamineaGlass FlowerIncreases skill damageRestores HP based on the damage dealtDefender level up
Jing Qing FanGoldoterionBlue Flame EmberGains additional AP from normal attacksReduces the wait time for skillsAttacker level up

These weapons will have slightly lower stats compared to the Shrine Maiden’s Dance, but the difference is only almost unnoticeable, and only worth a few points.

If you decide to create one of the older weapons, look for a loop that requires generic Ingot-category ingredients, if available.

Follow the recipe flow until you reach that loop, then dump as many Grand Orgen ingots as possible into it.

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