How to Create the Kruger Cloak in Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Synthesizing the Kruger Cloak | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Synthesizing the Kruger Cloak

In order to create the Kruger Cloak, you will need a Sage Coat and a Timeteller.

You will also need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Unlock the Kruger Cloak recipe: You will find the Kruger Cloak recipe on the bottom section of the Skill Tree.
  2. Unlock the Puni Leather recipe: The node for the Puni Leather recipe is on the top-left corner of the Skill Tree.
  3. Unlock the Sage Coat recipe: The node for the Sage Coat recipe is on the top side of the Skill Tree.
  4. Obtain a Hug of Arachne: You will need a Hug of Arachne to synthesize the Eternal Firo, which is a core ingredient in the Sage Coat recipe.
  5. Obtain a Giant Puniball: The Sage Coat recipe also requires Master Leather as a core ingredient. Master Leather is a Puni Leather morph, which means you will need a Giant Puniball as well.

Starting with the Skill Tree, you will need three nodes in total: Kruger Cloak, Puni Leather, and Sage Coat.

Kruger Cloak is at the bottom part of the Skill Tree, where you will also find the other two late game armors.

Kruger Cloak node in the Skill Tree | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Kruger Cloak node in the Skill Tree

Puni Leather’s node is on the top-left corner.

Puni Leather node in the Skill Tree | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Puni Leather node in the Skill Tree

The node for the Sage Coat recipe is on the top side of the Skill Tree.

Sage Coat node in the Skill Tree Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Sage Coat node in the Skill Tree.

Collecting the Ingredients

You will need to obtain a Hug of Arachne, a Giant Puniball, and also a Timeteller

Hug of Arachne

You can obtain the Hug of Arachne from spider webs at specific locations in the Underworld Orim region. The easiest one is the Cavern of Insanity. 

Fast travel to Holy Site of Urdis – Cavern of Insanity, and then head deeper inside the cave, where you fought the Deranged King in the main story.

Collect the spider webs around that part of the cave to obtain a Hug of Arachne.

Obtaining Hug of Arachne in the Cavern of Insanity | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Obtaining Hug of Arachne in the Cavern of Insanity

Giant Puniball

Obtaining a Giant Puniball is a tricky process. Although it is a common drop from a few large Puni-type monsters, these monsters will only spawn under specific circumstances:

  • Using a Secret Key.
  • During the random quests “The Usual Monster”.

The Secret Key method is the easiest one. For this, you will need to create a Secret Key with the  Adventure Effect “Appearance of Rare Monsters”.

Secret Key with the “Appearance of Rare Monsters” effect | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Secret Key with the “Appearance of Rare Monsters” effect

Puni monsters will only appear in the Abandoned Village and in the Old Mansion areas. You can access these two optional areas by heading to the north of the Hidden Cove area.

Fast travel to Abandoned VIllage – Former Meeting Place, or to Abandoned Village – Abandoned Central Square.

Use the Secret Key with the Appearance of Rare Monsters effect in one of these two locations. Follow the quest marker to find the monster.

Repeat the process until the Secret Key spawns either a Darkness Puni or a Big Puni.

Spawning a Darkness Puni | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Spawning a Darkness Puni

The Giant Puniball will be a guaranteed drop from these two monsters.

Obtaining a Giant Puniball | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Obtaining a Giant Puniball

Timeteller

Timeteller can only be obtained from one specific gathering spot in the Underworld Orim region. You must gain access to the Distant Box area, northeast of Windle.

Fast travel to Distant Box – A Row of Giant Statues. Head east from the landmark, then continue north. Keep going north and then enter the room with the big tree, marked on the map below.

The room where you can find Timeteller | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
The room where you can find Timeteller

Collect the flowers you find scattered across the room to obtain the Timeteller. You will need Gathering Rank 3.

Gathering Timeteller | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Gathering Timeteller

Synthesizing the Kruger Cloak

With all the necessary ingredients in hand, return to the Atelier.

First, synthesize the Master Leather by morphing the Puni Leather recipe using a Mythical Hide.

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

Next, synthesize an Eternal Firo, which is the second morph in the Alchemy Fibers tree:

  • Alchemy Fibers into Himmel Schulwa (requires Queen Spider Web).
  • Himmel Schulwa into Eternal Firo (requires Hug of Arachne).
Synthesizing the Eternal Firo | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Synthesizing the Eternal Firo.

Use the Master Leather and the Eternal Firo to create the Sage Coat, and make sure to max out all the effects.

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

You will need at least nine Sage Coat units for the Kruger Cloak.

Next, select the Kruger Cloak recipe.

Start from the Effect 4 loop, and add an Elixir-category ingredient.

Inserting an Olden Philosopher’s Stone in the Effect 2 loop | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Inserting an Olden Philosopher’s Stone in the Effect 2 loop

Move to the Effect 3 loop, and insert a Timeteller in it.

Adding a Timeteller to the Effect 2 loop | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Adding a Timeteller to the Effect 2 loop

Proceed to the Effect 2 loop and add a Cloth-category ingredient. You can use a Sage Coat to pick up a few extra stat points.

Inserting a Sage Coat in the Effect 3 loop | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Inserting a Sage Coat in the Effect 3 loop

Move to the Effect 1 loop and insert as many Sage Coats as possible. With a maxed out Skill Tree, you will have nine ingredients left in the recipe.

Adding nine Sage Coat units to the Effect 1 loop | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Adding nine Sage Coat units to the Effect 1 loop

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

Synthesizing the Kruger Cloak recipe | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Synthesizing the Kruger Cloak recipe

In order to max out all loops in the Kruger Cloak recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Two Sage Coats (Bolt Element levels 4 and 6).
  • Timeteller (Air Element level 4).
  • Three Cloth-category ingredients (Bolt Element level 3, Ice Element levels 3 and 4).
  • 13 Elixir-category ingredients (Air Element levels 3, 5, and 9; Ice Element levels 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8; Fire Element level 5).

Kruger Cloak has lots of loops for Elixir-category ingredients, making it very easy to max out. Use Philosopher’s Stones and Olden Philosopher’s Stones to quickly fill out all loops.

With all loops maxed out, Kruger Cloak will gain the following effects:

  • Ironclad Legal Art: increases magical damage taken, reduced physical damage taken.
  • Mark of Secrets: increases maximum HP and gains additional CC.
  • The Wisdom of the Wise: increases item power and deals additional damage when targeting the enemy’s weakness.
  • Discernment of the Strategist: reduces the wait time for items and also reduces the wait time for allies’ actions.
Kruger Cloak with all the effects unlocked
Kruger Cloak with all the effects unlocked

You can also reinforce the Kruger Cloak using the furnace, adding Traits and Super Traits. You can also boost the armor’s stat points up to the 999 cap.