How to Create the Light and Sturdy Hoe for A Mother in Distress, Part 3 in Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Synthesizing the Light and Sturdy Hoe | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Synthesizing the Light and Sturdy Hoe

In order to create the Light and Sturdy Hoe, you will need to obtain a Tough Log first.

You must meet the requirements below in order to proceed:

  1. Gather Eiche: Before creating the Light and Sturdy Hoe, you will need to synthesize a Woodcutter’s Axe. In order to create the axe, you will need to obtain Eiche.
  2. Synthesize the Woodcutter’s Axe: After obtaining Eiche, you will need to create the Woodcutter’s Axe.
  3. Obtain a Tough Log: With the Woodcutter’s Axe in hand, you will then need to obtain a Tough Log.

Obtaining Eiche and Creating the Woodcutter’s Axe

The first part of this quest will require you to synthesize the Woodcutter’s Axe. Eiche is the only ingredient you will need for this synthesis.

Head over to the dirt path leading to the Flower Ring, located west of the Atelier.

Use the staff on the logs in order to obtain Eiche.

Obtaining Eiche on the path west of the Atelier | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Obtaining Eiche on the path west of the Atelier

Return to the Atelier. Use the cauldron and select the Woodcutter’s Axe recipe.

Start by adding Eiche to the Effect 1 loop.

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

Move to the Effect 2 loop to the right. Insert Eiche in it as well.

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

You can synthesize the recipe right away. Later in the story, you will be able to create a better axe, so don’t worry too much about it.

Synthesizing the Woodcutter’s Axe recipe | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Synthesizing the Woodcutter’s Axe recipe

Following that, you will obtain the Woodcutter’s Axe and complete the first part of the quest.

Obtaining the Woodcutter’s Axe | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Obtaining the Woodcutter’s Axe

Obtaining a Tough Log and Synthesizing the Light and Sturdy Hoe

Before proceeding, you will need to equip the Woodcutter’s Axe. Open the main menu and select “Items”.

Selecting the Items tab from the menu | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Selecting the Items tab from the menu

Next, add the Woodcutter’s Axe to one of the empty Survival Tools slots. You will only be able to equip items and tools in an Atelier, or in Ryza’s house.

Equipping the Woodcutter’s Axe to the Survival Tools | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Equipping the Woodcutter’s Axe to the Survival Tools

Once you head out of the Atelier, press the “Gathering Tools” button. Select and equip the Woodcutter’s Axe.

Switching tools and equipping the Woodcutter’s Axe | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Switching tools and equipping the Woodcutter’s Axe

Head back to the path west of the Atelier. Use the Woodcutter’s Axe on the same logs from earlier in order to obtain a Tough Log.

Using the Woodcutter’s Axe to obtain a Tough Log | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Using the Woodcutter’s Axe to obtain a Tough Log

With the Tough Log in hand, return to the Atelier to synthesize the Light and Sturdy Hoe.

Insert the Broken Hoe (which you obtained from Ryza’s mother earlier in the chapter) in the Quality loop.

Inserting the Broken Hoe in the central Quality loop | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Inserting the Broken Hoe in the central Quality loop

Move to the Quality loop below. Insert a Tough Log.

Using a Tough Log in the second Quality loop | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Using a Tough Log in the second Quality loop

These are the only core loops for this recipe. Synthesize it right away to save ingredients.

Completing the Light and Sturdy Hoe’s recipe | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Completing the Light and Sturdy Hoe’s recipe

After that, return to Ryza’s house. Deliver the Light and Sturdy Hoe to Ryza’s mother in order to complete the quest.

Delivering the Light and Sturdy Hoe to Ryza’s mother | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Delivering the Light and Sturdy Hoe to Ryza’s mother