How to Create the Best Weapon for Lent in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
How to Create the Best Weapon for Lent in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout

The best weapon for Lent is the Lord Guardian. You will create it by adding a Goldoterion to the Thruster recipe.

In order to synthesize a Lord Guardian and then max it out, you need to clear the following requirements:

  1. Achieve Alchemy Level 99: At the maximum Alchemy Level, you will be able to add all effects and better stats to the Lord Guardian.
  2. Complete all Pynnor Holy Tower treasure maps: You will need a Goldoterion to create the Lord Guardian. The Goldoterion recipe is unlocked by completing all Pynnor Holy Tower treasure maps.

Collecting Ingredients

Make sure to synthesize the following Ingot-type ingredients for the Lord Guardian:

  • An Ingot with the Gear Synth: ATK +3 and DEF +2 effects.
  • A Bronze Eizen with the Gear Synth: ATK +4 and DEF +3 effects.
  • A Staltium with the Gear Synth: ATK +4 and DEF +3 effects.
  • A Criminea with the Gear Synth: ATK/SPD +3 and DEF +3 effects.
  • A Goldoterion with the Gear Synth: All +5 and ATK/SPD +5 effects.

Next, use the Multiplicauldron. Create the following number of copies for each ingredient:

  • Ingot: one unit.
  • Bronze Eisen: three units.
  • Staltium: three units.
  • Criminea: two units.
  • Goldoterion: 30 units.

Always keep the original ingredients in case you need to create additional copies.

Synthesizing the Lord Guardian

The best way to max out a weapon’s stats is by synthesizing it from scratch. You will need to start from the Weathered Sword, all the way up to the Lord Guardian. 

Doing so will allow you to add better stats, as these carry over to the next morph.

Select the Weathered Sword recipe. Add an Ingot to the Quality loop.

Inserting an Ingot in the Quality loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Inserting an Ingot in the Quality loop.

Insert a Poison-type ingredient into the first Effect 1 loop. Next, insert a Goldoterion into the second Effect 1 loop.

Adding a Goldoterion to the second Effect 1 loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Adding a Goldoterion to the second Effect 1 loop.

Add a Bronze Eisen to the Recipe loop, morphing the Weathered Sword into Colossal Edge. Do not synthesize the weapon yet.

Inserting a Bronze Eisen in the Recipe loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Inserting a Bronze Eisen in the Recipe loop.

In the Colossal Edge recipe, insert a Bronze Eisen in the Quality loop.

Adding a Bronze Eisen to the first Quality loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Adding a Bronze Eisen to the first Quality loop.

Continue to the loop on the lower part of the recipe.

Add a Fuel-type ingredient to the Traits loop. Insert a Bronze Eisen in the second Quality loop.

Inserting a Bronze Eisen in the second Quality loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Inserting a Bronze Eisen in the second Quality loop.

Add a Staltium to the Recipe loop and morph the Colossal Edge into Initiator. Again, don’t synthesize the recipe yet.

Adding a Staltium to the Recipe loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Adding a Staltium to the Recipe loop.

In the Initiator recipe, insert a Staltium in the Quality loop.

Inserting a Staltium in the Quality loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Inserting a Staltium in the Quality loop.

Move on to the loop on the upper right. 

Insert a Poison-type ingredient in the second Quality loop. Next, add a Goldoterion to the third Quality loop.

Adding a Goldoterion to the third Quality loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Adding a Goldoterion to the third Quality loop.

Insert a Staltium in the Traits loop.

Adding a Staltium to the Traits loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Adding a Staltium to the Traits loop.

Add a Criminea to the Recipe loop and morph the Initiator into Schwartz Thruster. Do not synthesize the recipe.

Inserting a Criminea in the Recipe loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Inserting a Criminea in the Recipe loop.

In the Schwartz Thruster recipe, insert a Criminea in the Quality loop.

Adding a Criminea to the Quality loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Adding a Criminea to the Quality loop.

Continue to the loop on the lower right.

Insert a Goldoterion in the Traits loop.

Adding a Goldoterion to the Traits loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Adding a Goldoterion to the Traits loop.

Add a Mystery-type ingredient to the Role loop. Complete the final morph by adding a Goldoterion to the Recipe loop. Don’t synthesize the Lord Guardian yet.

Adding a Goldoterion to the Recipe loop to complete the Lord Guardian morph. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Adding a Goldoterion to the Recipe loop to complete the Lord Guardian morph.

In the Lord Guardian recipe, add as many Goldoterion ingots to the Quality loop as possible. By doing so, you will increase the weapon’s stats, saving time and ingredients.

Inserting the maximum number of Goldoterion ingots in the Quality loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Inserting the maximum number of Goldoterion ingots in the Quality loop.

Synthesize the Lord Guardian. Do not worry about adding effects or traits for now, as you will be able to do both later.

Synthesizing the Lord Guardian. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Synthesizing the Lord Guardian.

Rebuilding and Buffing the Lord Guardian

Once you synthesize the Lord Guardian, you will be able to rebuild it and unlock all loops. 

Max out the Effect 1 loops for Omni-Guardian XL. Make sure to also level up the Traits and Role loops.

Rebuilding the Lord Guardian. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Rebuilding the Lord Guardian.

In order to rebuild the Lord Guardian, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Two Jewel-type ingredients (Ice Element Level 6).
  • A Goldoterion (Fire Element Level 6).
  • Another two Goldoterion ingots (Fire Element Level 5).
  • An Ingot-type ingredient (Wind Element Level 6).
  • A second Ingot-type ingredient (Fire Element Level 6).
  • A second Ingot-type ingredient (Fire Element Level 6).
  • A Holy Drop.
  • A second Holy Drop (Ice Element Level 3).
  • A third Holy Drop (Ice Element Level 5).

In order to buff the Lord Guardian, use the Power Reactor and select “Weapon Buff”. This will allow you to add effects from other items to the Lord Guardian.

With all Power Reactors unlocked, you will be able to add three effects. You can only buff a weapon once.

Buffing the Lord Guardian. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Buffing the Lord Guardian.

After buffing the weapon, you will be able to forge it. Forging lets you improve a weapon’s stats and add traits.

Unlike buffing, there is no limit to how many times you can forge the same weapon. Forging costs up to 1 million Gems per ingredient.

The ingredients and items you use to buff and forge will disappear from your inventory. Make sure to create additional copies beforehand.