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

In order to synthesize the Meuchelmolder, you will need Dread Leather and an Ancient Sword.

Here are the other requirements you will need to meet:

  1. Unlock the Meuchelmoder recipe: The Meuchlemolder recipe is on the bottom part of the Skill Tree.
  2. Unlock the Puni Leather recipe: You will find the node for the Puni Leather recipe on the top-left corner of the Skill Tree.
  3. Obtain a Giant Puniball: You will need the Giant Puniball as part of the recipe morphs for the Meuchelmolder.
  4. Obtain Demon Claws: You will also need the Demon Claws for the recipe morphs.
  5. Obtain an Ancient Sword: The Ancient Sword is one of the core ingredients in the Meuchelmolder recipe.
  6. Synthesize a Dread Leather: Dread Leather is the second morph in the Puni Leather recipe tree.

Before you start, make sure to unlock the Meuchelmolder and the Puni Leather nodes in the Skill Tree.

Meuchelmolder’s node is on the bottom section of the Skill Tree.

Meuchelmolder recipe in the Skill Tree | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Meuchelmolder recipe in the Skill Tree

The node for the Puni Leather recipe, meanwhile, 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

Gathering the Ingredients

Meuchelmolder will require Dread Leather and an Ancient Sword as its core ingredients. 

In order to create the Dread Leather, you will need to morph the Puni Leather recipe first. Because of this, you will also need to obtain a Giant Puniball and the Demon Claws.

Demon Claws

You can obtain the Demon Claws as a common drop from the Savage Assassin.

Fast travel to Kark Isles – Erupting Hill. This is the island east of Blue Life Spring.

Head to the lake on the southwest side of Erupting Hill, where you will find the Savage Assassin.

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

Defeat the monster to obtain the Demon Claws as a drop

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

Ancient Sword

You will find the Ancient Sword in the Distant Box area, which is located to the northeast of Windle, in the Underworld Orim region.

Fast travel to Distant Box – Altar of Reflecting Sun, or to Distant Box – Worshiped Spirit Stone.

Use either a Staff with Gathering Rank 3 or a Golden Axe on the rusty armors to obtain the Ancient Sword.

 

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

Giant Puniball

Among the required ingredients, the Giant Puniball is the trickiest one to obtain. Although it is a common drop, you can only get it from specific large Puni-type monsters. 

These monsters can only spawn in two ways:

  • Using Secret Keys.
  • During the “Usual Monster” random quests.

Using a Secret Key is the easiest way to make these monsters spawn.

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

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

Puni-type monsters will only spawn in the Abandoned Village and in the Old Mansion areas. These two areas are located northwest of the Ancient Cove area.

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

Use the Secret Key with the “Appearance of Rare Monsters” effect. 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

Both the Darkness Puni and the Big Puni are guaranteed to drop Giant Puniballs.

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

As an alternative, you can also obtain Giant Puniballs by digging around with the Spirit Beast in the Abandoned Village and Old Mansion areas. The loot is random and Giant Puniballs are extremely rare, making this method unreliable.

Synthesizing the Meuchelmolder

After collecting all the ingredients, return to the Atelier.

First, you will need to obtain the Dread Leather recipe, which is the second morph in the Puni Leather tree:

  • Puni Leather into Master Leather (requires Mythical Hide).
  • Master Leather into Dread Leather (requires Demon Claws).

Complete the two morphs and synthesize the Dread Leather, making sure to max out all the Effect loops.

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

You will need at least nine units of Dread Leather for the Meuchelmolder.

Next, select the Meuchelmolder recipe. 

Start from the Effect 4 loop on the top and Insert an Ingot-category ingredient. You can use a Grand Orgen for the extra stat points.

Adding a Grand Orgen to the Effect 4 loop | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Adding a Grand Orgen to the Effect 4 loop

Next, move to the Effect 3 loop. Insert a Cloth-category ingredient. You can use a material with the “Gear Synth All +6” effect to pick up a few additional 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 2 loop and insert an Ancient Sword in it.

Adding an Ancient Sword to the Effect 2 loop | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Adding an Ancient Sword to the Effect 2 loop

Add a Dread Leather to the Effect 1 loop.

Inserting a Dread Leather in the first Effect 1 loop | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Inserting a Dread Leather in the first Effect 1 loop

After completing the four core loops, you will unlock the second Effect 1 loop. 

Since this loop also requires Dread Leather as the ingredient, you can max it out too. This will make rebuilding the Meuchelmolder easier later on.

Add as many Dread Leather units as possible to this loop. With a maxed out Skill Tree, you should be able to add another eight units.

Adding eight Dread Leather units to the second Effect 1 loop | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Adding eight Dread Leather units to the second Effect 1 loop

You can now synthesize the recipe and then, as mentioned earlier, use Item Rebuild to add the remaining effects.

Completing the Meuchelmolder recipe | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Completing the Meuchelmolder recipe

In order to max out all of Meuchelmolder’s loops, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Two Dread Leather units (Bolt Element level 3 and Fire Element level 4).
  • Three Ancient Swords (Bolt Element levels 3 and 4, Fire Element level 3).
  • Two Cloth-category ingredients (Bolt Element level 4, Ice Element level 4).
  • 10 Metal-category ingredients (Air Element levels 3 and 4; Bolt Element levels 3 and 9; Fire Element levels 3, 4, and 8; Ice Element level 4).

Since Meuchelmolder doesn’t have any loops for the usual Effect Spread ingredients, it is tricky to max out. The workaround is to create Eternal Monoliths with the Air and Ice elements. 

For this method, you will need two Rare or Uncommon Secret Keys – one with the Synthesis Effects “Add Air Element”, and another “Add Ice Element”. Keep in mind that these effects can’t be obtained from Super Rare Secret Keys.

Adding the Air Element to the Eternal Monolith | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Adding the Air Element to the Eternal Monolith
Synthesizing an Eternal Monolith with the Ice Element | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Synthesizing an Eternal Monolith with the Ice Element

Meuchelmolder has the following effects:

  • Art of the Assassin: boosts Precision Guard, increasing the damage reduction and granting additional AP.
  • Demon Contract: increased Attack, Defense, Speed and damage reduction when below 50% HP.
  • Weapon Preparation: increased damage for critical hits, and also reflects part of the damage taken from enemies.
  • Hawkeye: increases critical rate and evasion rate.
Meuchelmolder with all effects | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Meuchelmolder with all effects

You can also use the furnace to reinforce the Meuchelmolder, adding Traits, Super Traits, and also boosting the stats up to 999.