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

In order to unlock Nevernoche, Lila’s ultimate weapon, you must clear the normal quest “Protect the Line of Defense” in Underworld Orim.

Here are the requirements you need to meet for Lila’s ultimate weapon:

  1. Advance the main story: The ultimate weapon quests only become available once you unlock the final chapter in the main story, Code of the Universe.
  2. Unlock the “Weapons Recipe 3” node in the Skill Tree: You will need to unlock Bos’ fourth weapon for the “Protect the Line of Defense” quest.
  3. Synthesize three Unfold units: The quest requires you to deliver three Unfold units to the Orim sorcerer.
  4. Unlock the Grand Orgen recipe: You will find the Grand Orgen recipe on the top side of the Skill Tree. It costs 1500 SP to unlock.
  5. Obtain a Demon Claw: The Demon Claw is a guaranteed drop from the Savage Assassin at Erupting Hill.

Unlocking the Nevernoche Recipe

Fast travel to Holy Site of Urdis – Windle, then take the village’s eastern exit.

Make your way past the Philuscha and cross the wooden bridge.

Taking Windle’s eastern exit | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Taking Windle’s eastern exit

After crossing the wooden bridge, head south.

Heading south after crossing the bridge | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Heading south after crossing the bridge

Keep heading south, then walk down the stone steps.

Walking down the stone steps | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Walking down the stone steps

Once you reach the bottom of the hill, turn east and walk up the slope.

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

You will arrive at an old Orim watchpost, where you will find an Orim sorcerer.

The sorcerer standing in front of the watchpost | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
The sorcerer standing in front of the watchpost

Talk to him in order to unlock the “Protect the Line of Defense” quest.

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

This quest requires you to synthesize three units of Unfold, Bos’ fourth weapon.

In order to obtain the recipe for Unfold, you must unlock the “Weapon Recipes 3” loop in the Skill Tree. At this point in the game, you should have this node unlocked as part of your gear progression.

The “Weapon Recipes 3” node in the Skill Tree | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
The “Weapon Recipes 3” node in the Skill Tree

Unfold requires an Ancient Sword as its core ingredient. You can obtain it at the Distant Box, the area northeast of Windle.

Fast travel to Distant Box – Worshiped Spirit Stone, or to Distant Box – Drawbridge Crossing.

Use either the staff or a Golden Axe on the rusty armors to obtain an Ancient Sword. Your tools must be at Gathering Rank 3.

Obtaining an Ancient Sword | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Obtaining an Ancient Sword

After obtaining the Ancient Swords, return to the Atelier and synthesize the Unfold units.

You can either multiply them with Item Duplication, or create all three in one go using ingredients with the “Synth Quantity +” effect.

Synthesizing three Unfold units | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Synthesizing three Unfold units

With the three Unfold units in hand, head back to the Orim watchpost. Deliver the weapons to the Base Sorcerer and you will complete the quest.

Giving the three Unfold units to the Orim sorcerer | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Giving the three Unfold units to the Orim sorcerer

You will obtain the Nevernoche recipe as a reward.

Obtaining the Nevernoche recipe as a quest reward | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Obtaining the Nevernoche recipe as a quest reward

Return to the Atelier and you will automatically learn Nevernoche’s recipe.

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

Obtaining the Ingredients

Nevernoche requires Demon Claws as its core ingredient. You can obtain it from the Savage Assassin at Erupting Hill, the island east of Blue Life Spring.

Demon Claws

Fast travel to Kark Isles – Erupting Hill. You will find the Savage Assasin near the lake, south of the landmark.

Savage Assassin at Erupting Hills | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Savage Assassin at Erupting Hills

Defeat the monster and you will obtain the Demon Claws as a guaranteed drop.

Obtaining the Demon Claws as a drop from the Savage Assassin | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Obtaining the Demon Claws as a drop from the Savage Assassin

Synthesizing Nevernoche

After obtaining all ingredients, 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 Nevernoche recipe. Start with the Effect 2 loop, and add the Demon Claws to it.

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

The cursor will then move to the Effect 1 loop. Add as many Grand Orgen ingots as possible. With a maxed out Skill Tree, you will be able to add 11 ingots.

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

You can now synthesize the recipe, and then add the effects later with Item Rebuild.

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

Nevernoche’s remaining loops require the following ingredients:

  • Grand Orgen (Ice Element level 6 loop).
  • Two Ingot-category ingredients (Ice Element levels 3 and 5).
  • Two Demon Claws (Bolt Element levels 4 and 6).
  • Six Dragon-category ingredients (Fire Element levels 3, 5 and 6; Air Element level 6; Bolt Element level 4; Ice Element levels 4 and 6).

Since Nevernoche doesn’t use Jewel, Magical, or Elixir-category ingredients, it can be tricky to rebuild.

The workaround for it is to synthesize either a Dark Glittering Oval or a Blue Flame Ember. These are the only Dragon-category ingredients with Effect Spread.

This method will also require Secret Keys with the following synthesis effects:

  • Add Air Element.
  • Add Bolt Element.
  • Add Ice Element.

Uncommon and Rare keys are the only ones capable of adding these synthesis effects, which aren’t available for Super Rare keys.

For the Dark Glittering Oval, you will need one unit with the Air element, and another with the Ice element.

If you choose to go with the Blue Flame Ember instead, create one unit with the Ice element, and another with the Bolt element.

Adding the Air Element to the Dark Glittering Oval | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Adding the Air Element to the Dark Glittering Oval
Adding the Ice Element to the Dark Glittering Oval | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Adding the Ice Element to the Dark Glittering Oval

Once maxed out, Nevernoche will have the following effects:

  • Star Filled Sky: increases the damage dealt based on the number of spirits accumulated by Lila. Can also nullify the damage taken.
  • Mark of Assistance 6: raises Lila’s Supporter level.
Nevernoche with all effects unlocked | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Nevernoche with all effects unlocked

You can use the Atelier’s furnace to reinforce your weapons. With Reinforce Equipment, you can add Traits and Super Traits, as well as boost the weapon’s stats up to the 999 cap.

Best Weapon for Lila

Unlike in previous Ryza games, Atelier Ryza 3 has standalone recipes for all weapons. With no morphs between them, it means that all five weapons are, in theory, viable.

Because of this, there is a much greater flexibility in build options available.

Lila can use the following weapons, besides Nevernoche.

WeaponPrimary IngredientSecondary IngredientEffect 1Effect 2
TriskerIngot(Gemstones)Increases skill damageIncreases Attack by 20
AuroraStartiumGlowing CoralIncreases physical damage dealtSupporter level up
Oren HeraldCreamineaCurved Long NailsDeals additional Fire damageAttacks can inflict BurnAttacker level up
VentiskaGoldoterionTrihornReduces the wait time for skills.Increased evasion rateDefender level up

These weapons will have slightly lower stats compared to Nevernoche, but the difference isn’t significant.

When synthesizing these other weapons, look for loops that require generic Ingot-category ingredients.

Follow the synthesis flow until you get to that loop, then add as many Grand Orgen ingots as possible to it.

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