User:Fish/Picking Ultima Weapons

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FAQ

  • What type of Ultima should I make? The one that fits with your characters. Check the Weapon Specialty page or filter your character lists by weapon type and figure out what looks viable in as many elements as you care to. Every specialty has at least one element with a viable four-character composition, most have more. Do what you want.
  • When does Ultima Weapon element matter?
  • What skill key should I use? Multiattack if you have to ask. Stamina or Enmity if you know what you're doing with them or just want to experiment. Meteorites are cheap, play around a bit.
  • What cap-up key should I use? By the time you're doing UBHL and making Ultima Keys, you should be able to answer this yourself.
  • [Weapon] isn't included in the list of alternatives! In general, this list only includes weapons with a 4★ uncap. An exception is made to ensure at least one farmable option exists in each category (e.g., as there is no farmable Wind Sabre with a 4★ uncap, the Ultima Sword list includes Sephira Emerald Sword square.jpg Sephira Emerald Sword). Premium Draw weapons, even with 4★ uncaps, are only considered when they are particularly notable; usually Grand or other limited weapons, but some others with particularly strong skills.

Ultima Sword

Any-Element Alternatives

  • An element-changed Seven-Star Sword square.jpg Seven-Star Sword offers a Status Dmg Cut 30.png30% DMG CutTaking 30% less DMG
    Duration: 1 turn Damage Cut reducing damage taken for all elements.
    Warning! Does not work for Plain Damage!
    . This can be useful defensive utility for any class, or be used by a Spartan to achieve 100% cut unsupported.
  • Class Champion Weapons:
    • Original Sin square.jpg Original Sin offers superior party DATA on ougi for Chaos Rulers when compared to an Ultima Sword, but no Elemental Attack.
    • Weapon s 1040018100 note.jpg Wasserspeier provides no party utility, but offers excellent self-buffs and can provide skill damage on ougi with a Devilry emblem. Due to the nature of Chrysaor, it is not mutually exclusive with ougi buffs from an Ultima Sword (or even Ultima Katana).
    • Guardian's Xiphos square.jpg Guardian's Xiphos provides party Status Strength.pngStrengthATK is greatly boosted based on how high HP is
      and Status Shield.pngShieldNext ATK received will be ineffective for a fixed amount
      , though competes with the Seven-Star Sword as a Spartan mainhand.
    • Ridill square.jpg Ridill's unique Status Dragon Energy.pngDragon EnergyATK is boosted / DEF is boosted / Double attack rate is boosted / Triple attack rate is boosted
      Special buff
      buff provides more DATA than an Ultima Sword, and each emblem further provides a party-wide buff as long as energy is maintained. However, it has no party utility on ougi and an Ultima Sword is a viable source of Instant Charge for Glorybringers.
  • If you've built an Excalibur square.jpg Excalibur I don't know why you're reading this instead of using it.

Per-Element Alternatives

Element Farmable Event Notable Premium
Label Element Fire.png

Weapon s 1040017200.jpg Sword of Valorblaze
Sword of Pallas square.jpg Sword of Pallas
Weapon s 1040018900.jpg Chains of Caucasus
Scimitar of Brahman square.jpg Scimitar of Brahman

Weapon s 1040016100.jpg Ushumgal
Label Element Water.png

Weapon s 1040019700.jpg Fateless
Keeper of Hallowed Ground square.jpg Keeper of Hallowed Ground

Weapon s 1040020500.jpg Aquamarine Hatchet

Weapon s 1040004600.jpg Murgleis

Label Element Earth.png

Yggdrasil Crystal Blade Omega square.jpg Yggdrasil Crystal Blade Omega
Weapon s 1040020600.jpg Godsworn Edge

Last Sahrivar square.jpg Last Sahrivar
Label Element Wind.png

Sephira Emerald Sword square.jpg Sephira Emerald Sword

Weapon s 1040016500.jpg Windhose
Qinglong Manewhip square.jpg Qinglong Manewhip

Label Element Light.png

Luminiera Sword Omega square.jpg Luminiera Sword Omega
Weapon s 1040017100.jpg Sword of Renunciation
Weapon s 1040017000.jpg Sword of Repudiation

True Purity Sunblade square.jpg True Purity Sunblade Weapon s 1040006100.jpg Ethereal Lasher
Label Element Dark.png

Weapon s 1040020300.jpg Fediel's Spine
Weapon s 1040016300.jpg Hollowsky Blade
Qilin Sword square.jpg Qilin Sword

Weapon s 1040008700.jpg Blutgang
Weapon s 1040014300.jpg Fallen Sword

Do

  • Earth: Earth has few reliable Sabre mainhand options, and is very grateful for an Ultima Sword's supply of Status EarthAtkUp.pngEarth ATK UpEarth ATK is boosted
    due to the dominance of double Summon s 2040027000.jpg Yggdrasil Omega grids for late-game content. The Ultima Sword's main competitor is the more defensively-oriented Last Sahrivar square.jpg Last Sahrivar, leaving the field of Earth Sabre mainhands wide open. While an Earth Ultima Sword is excellent, the strongest argument against it comes in the form of an Earth Ultima Katana, which provides the same ougi to many classes while also boosting Earth mainstays Eahta, Cain (Grand), and Narmaya (Holiday).
  • Wind: As with Earth, the prominence of late-game double Summon s 2040020000.jpg Tiamat Omega grids makes sources of Status WindAtkUp.pngWind ATK UpWind ATK is boosted
    valuable. However, a Wind Ultima Sword faces steep competition from Weapon s 1040016500.jpg Windhose for most classes, and Wind has a number of powerful sources of multiattack such as Niyon and Korwa. However, Chrysaor players may strongly wish to consider a Wind Ultima Sword to use alongside Windhose. The natural synergy with Seofon is also worth considering.

Don't

Ultima Dagger

Any-Element Alternatives

  • An element-changed Four-Sky Blade square.jpg Four-Sky Blade is the yardstick against which all dagger mainhands are measured, and it stands in direct competition with the Ultima Dagger. Providing 30% TA instead of the Ultima Dagger's 30% Elemental ATK generally makes it a far stronger charge attack even with the buff duration reduced by one turn, while also being generally cheaper to create. Barring very specific situations, the Ultima Dagger is an inferior mainhand to the Four-Sky Blade.
  • Class Champion Weapons:
    • Weapon s 1040111600 note.jpg Devil's Finger is the only Dagger CCW. Tormentor is a pretty open-ended class and not one I want to go into too much detail over.
  • Damascus Knife square.jpg Damascus Knife is a strange weapon mostly concerned with Status Bounty.pngBountyItem drop rate is boosted
    stacks, but like all hundred-moon weapons, if you have it, you might as well use it.

Per-Element Alternatives

Element Farmable Event Notable Premium
Label Element Fire.png

Sephira Emerald Dagger square.jpg Sephira Emerald Dagger

Weapon s 1040108300.jpg Delta Quartz
Weapon s 1040112600.jpg Gangsta Knife

Label Element Water.png

Weapon s 1040112300.jpg Kris of Hypnos
Leviathan Gaze Omega square.jpg Leviathan Gaze Omega
Sunshine Blade square.jpg Sunshine Blade

Weapon s 1040111300.jpg Winter's Frostnettle

Label Element Earth.png

Nibelung Messer square.jpg Nibelung Messer
Yggdrasil Dagger Omega square.jpg Yggdrasil Dagger Omega

Weapon s 1040113000.jpg Peridot Edge

Weapon s 1040110600.jpg Mirror-Blade Shard

Label Element Wind.png

Weapon s 1040111000.jpg Hatsoiiłhał
Le Fay square.jpg Le Fay
Plume of Suparna square.jpg Plume of Suparna

Weapon s 1040105400.jpg Love Eternal
Weapon s 1040108200.jpg Reunion

Label Element Light.png

Mittron's Treasured Blade square.jpg Mittron's Treasured Blade

Weapon s 1040112500.jpg Ivory Ark

Label Element Dark.png

Weapon s 1040106400.jpg Ancient Cortana
Cortana square.jpg Cortana

Hellward Dagger square.jpg Hellward Dagger

Weapon s 1040108700.jpg Parazonium

Do

  • Light only has one farmable option, Mittron's Treasured Blade square.jpg Mittron's Treasured Blade, which offers less Status LightAtkUp.pngLight ATK UpLight ATK is boosted
    than an Ultima Dagger in exchange for a Status Dmg Cut 30.png30% DMG CutTaking 30% less DMG
    Damage Cut reducing damage taken for all elements.
    Warning! Does not work for Plain Damage!
    . Weapon s 1040112500.jpg Ivory Ark is also the weakest of the Grand daggers across the elements which might use an Ultima Dagger.
  • Dark has a superb mainhand in the form of Weapon s 1040108700.jpg Parazonium, which is a strict improvement on a Four-Sky Blade Nyx square.jpg Four-Sky Blade Nyx. However, players unwilling to invest in a Grand Weapon may find an Ultima Dagger an improvement on either Cortana square.jpg Cortana variant.

Don't

  • Wind has two excellent Grand daggers, and players unwilling to invest in them can fall back on Le Fay square.jpg Le Fay as a robust farmable option.
  • Fire, Earth, and Water currently do not have a robust enough selection of Dagger-specialty characters to make it worth investing in an Ultima Dagger over a Four-Sky Blade.

Ultima Spear

Any-Element Alternatives

  • Ultima Spear's multiattack buff faces competition from every spear mainhand because of the existence of Ability Piercing.png Double Trouble IIIGain Status TripleUp.png100% TA UpTriple attack rate is boosted
    Strength: 100%Duration: 1 turn
    .
    Spear: All parties gain Status DoubleUp.png10% DA UpDouble attack rate is boosted
    Strength: 10%Duration: 3 turnsWithout other buffs
    and Status TripleUp.png5~10% TA UpTriple attack rate is boosted
    Strength: 5~10%Duration: 3 turnsMaximum effect at 3 buffs.
    .
    Axe: Inflict Status DoubleDown.pngDA DownDouble attack rate is lowered
    and Status TripleDown.pngTA DownTriple attack rate is lowered
    on one enemy.
    , which gives any spear-mainhand class the option to buff party multiattack slightly while also gaining a single turn of Status TripleUp.pngGuaranteed TAGuaranteed triple attack regardless of Triple Attack Lowered debuffs
    . Though its buffs (10% DA and 5% TA) are weaker than Ultima Spear's 30% DA for the same duration, it allows access to other mainhand-based buffs at less of an opportunity cost to multiattack, especially when Elemental ATK buffs are less necessary.
  • An element-changed One-Rift Spear square.jpg One-Rift Spear provides Status Repel.png10% RepelTaking less DMG and reflects attacks
    Strength: 10%Damage Cut reducing damage taken and reflecting attacks.
    Warning! Does not work for Plain Damage!
    for one attack; even upgraded with a Gold Brick, it caps out at 20% for three hits, which isn't even enough to reach a full cut with Ability Phalanx.png Phalanx IIIAll parties gain Status Dmg Cut 70.png70% DMG CutTaking 70% less DMG
    Duration: 1 turn Damage Cut reducing damage taken for all elements.
    Warning! Does not work for Plain Damage!
    and Status Veil.png40% Debuff Res. UpDebuff resistance is boosted
    Strength: 40%Duration: 1 turn
    .
    . Skip it.
  • Class Champion Weapons:
    • Helmwige square.jpg Helmwige allows Apsaras to activate both effects of its weapon-dependent skills, and adding Status Bonus Damage.png30% Bonus DMGDeals bonus DMG for one-foe one-ally attacks
      Strength: 30%
      boosts the value of Dance of Zeal, but unless those specific effects are needed, it's rather mediocre.
    • Weapon s 1040214000 note.jpg Vanguard boosts Cavalier's survivability through Status Drain.pngDrainDamage dealt is partially absorbed to HP
      Healing cap: 800
      and damage through upgraded 25pxEquestrian Affinity and party-wide Status Strength.pngStrengthATK is greatly boosted based on how high HP is
      on ougi. These are all solid buffs for spear Cavalier.
  • Gae Bulg square.jpg Gae Bulg is a Superlative Weapon. Don't build it for the meta, build it for your soul. If you do, use it.

Per-Element Alternatives

Element Farmable Event Notable Premium
Label Element Fire.png

Erichthonius square.jpg Erichthonius
Weapon s 1040211900.jpg Hollowsky Spear
Ifrit Halberd square.jpg Ifrit Halberd
Weapon s 1040210400.jpg Trident of Brahman

Label Element Water.png

Leviathan Spear Omega square.jpg Leviathan Spear Omega
Weapon s 1040215100.jpg Wamdus's Cnidocyte

Weapon s 1040213800.jpg Bident

Weapon s 1040211600.jpg Galilei's Insight

Label Element Earth.png

All-Might Spear square.jpg All-Might Spear

Weapon s 1040213000.jpg Autumn's Transformation
Weapon s 1040215000.jpg Daggerpeak

Label Element Wind.png

Ancient Nalakuvara square.jpg Ancient Nalakuvara
Last Storm Lance square.jpg Last Storm Lance
Nalakuvara square.jpg Nalakuvara
Weapon s 1040212600.jpg Spear of Renunciation
Weapon s 1040212500.jpg Spear of Repudiation
Tiamat Glaive Omega square.jpg Tiamat Glaive Omega

Qinglong Spear square.jpg Qinglong Spear
Weapon s 1040209500.jpg True Conviction Flashspear

Weapon s 1040210900.jpg Orleans Standard
Weapon s 1040212200.jpg Spear of Assail
Weapon s 1040212700.jpg Vortex of the Void

Label Element Light.png

Huanglong Spear square.jpg Huanglong Spear
Weapon s 1040215200.jpg Pillar of Flame
Weapon s 1040213700.jpg Rhongomyniad

Weapon s 1040207000.jpg Eden
Weapon s 1040213400.jpg Sacred Standard

Label Element Dark.png

Celeste Horn Omega square.jpg Celeste Horn Omega

Weapon s 1040213300.jpg Advocatus Diaboli

Weapon s 1040200700.jpg Gisla

Do

  • Every element has good spear options with good availability. Thus, my main suggestion for making an Ultima Spear is the element where you have the most quartz to spare.
  • If I had to pick one specifically, Earth could use a bit more variety, I guess. Seriously, though, it doesn't matter.

Don't

  • That said, your Wind quartz is better used elsewhere (such as one of the many other recommendations of Wind Ultima Weapons on this very page!) because of its vast collection of powerful spears, chiefly its Dark Opus Weapons.

Ultima Axe

Spicy.

Any-Element Alternatives

  • An element-changed Three-Tiger Axe square.jpg Three-Tiger Axe brings a sizable Status DefenseDown.png30% DEF DownDEF is lowered
    Strength: 30%
    debuff on ougi, more than enough to cap with any number of other DEF Down sources.
  • Class Champion Weapons:
    • Weapon s 1040308400 note.jpg Berserker's Barrage might get a rebalance someday. Until then, skip it.
    • Weapon s 1040312000 note.jpg Tall-Tale Teller is a solid offensive boost to Lumberjack, especially when trying to ramp up quickly in shorter fights, but it's a selfish weapon without party support.
  • If you have a Mjolnir square.jpg Mjolnir and are building an Ultima Axe you should know your memes well enough to know not to make them the same element... or maybe to do it, for even more memes.

Per-Element Alternatives

Element Farmable Event Notable Premium
Label Element Fire.png

Schoolbag square.jpg Schoolbag
Weapon s 1040310700.jpg Scythe of Renunciation
Weapon s 1040310600.jpg Scythe of Repudiation
Weapon s 1040311800.jpg Sol Remnant
Weapon s 1040306300.jpg True Infernal Flamescythe

Weapon s 1040313200.jpg Garnet Broadaxe

Label Element Water.png

Weapon s 1040311900.jpg Draconic Buster
Gleipnir square.jpg Gleipnir

Xuanwu Mace square.jpg Xuanwu Mace

Weapon s 1040300200.jpg Slarnd

Label Element Earth.png

Weapon s 1040311100.jpg All-Might Battle-Axe
Weapon s 1040310300.jpg Hollowsky Axe
Nibelung Horn square.jpg Nibelung Horn
Solomon's Axe square.jpg Solomon's Axe

Weapon s 1040305700.jpg Mettle
Weapon s 1040312900.jpg Yahata's Naginata

Label Element Wind.png

Tiamat Amood Omega square.jpg Tiamat Amood Omega
Rose Crystal Axe square.jpg Rose Crystal Axe

Weapon s 1040313100.jpg Eighth Point of the Flock

Label Element Light.png

Weapon s 1040313000.jpg Lu Woh's Horn
Weapon s 1040301100.jpg Luminiera Bhuj Omega

Weapon s 1040309000.jpg Certificus

Label Element Dark.png

Abyss Striker square.jpg Abyss Striker
Celeste Zaghnal Omega square.jpg Celeste Zaghnal Omega
Hermanubis square.jpg Hermanubis
Weapon s 1040310800.jpg Scythe of Darkherald

Weapon s 1040311600.jpg Bab-el-Mandeb

Do

  • Honestly if you're building an Ultima Axe, you're probably doing it for the memes anyway. Shine on, you crazy diamond. That said...
  • Wind only has two axe characters, both confined to very specific roles, but its selection of axe mainhands is similarly poor. Its only notable 4★ or higher weapon is Tiamat Amood Omega square.jpg Tiamat Amood Omega, which only provides Big Magna HP rather than any more offensive skills. If you need an axe mainhand in Wind for some specific reason, Ultima Axe is viable enough.
  • Light players may find an Ultima Axe to be superior to Weapon s 1040313000.jpg Lu Woh's Horn if they have party sources of Status Bonus Damage.pngBonus DMGDeals bonus DMG for one-foe one-ally attacks
    and need more multiattack. It helps that it actually has a roster of solid Axe characters. Still, the investment is pretty steep, and the advantage is situational.

Don't

  • Make an Ultima Axe until more characters come out.
  • Fire has four farmable axe mainhands which count themselves as among the best weapons in the game overall, let alone just among axes. Between its Dark Opus Weapons, Weapon s 1040306300.jpg True Infernal Flamescythe, and Weapon s 1040311800.jpg Sol Remnant, there's a Fire axe for every situation... and new players can grab a Schoolbag square.jpg Schoolbag to tide themselves over until the next Xeno Ifrit rerun.
  • Earth can get far superior party multiattack buffs from Weapon s 1040310300.jpg Hollowsky Axe, so an Earth Ultima Axe isn't a very strong investment unless you're desperate for Earth ATK Up.
  • Dark has Hermanubis square.jpg Hermanubis for multiattack and Weapon s 1040310800.jpg Scythe of Darkherald for Status DarkAtkUp.pngDark ATK UpDark ATK is boosted
    , so there's not really much place for a Dark Ultima Axe.
  • Water has only one axe character, and while Vane (SSR) is great, he doesn't really warrant an Ultima mainhand when Xuanwu Mace square.jpg Xuanwu Mace is perfectly serviceable for a much lower investment.

Ultima Staff

Any-Element Alternatives

  • An element-changed Five-Soul Staff square.jpg Five-Soul Staff provides a 2000 HP heal and 500 HP Status Heal.pngRefreshHP is restored on every turn
    on charge attack, neither of which is worth writing home about outside Full Auto setups which can't use other healing skills.
  • Class Champion Weapons:
    • Nekomancer players benefit heavily from the use of Lunatic Broom square.jpg Lunatic Broom.
    • Hallowed Pilgrimage square.jpg Hallowed Pilgrimage provides worse charge attack healing than the Five-Soul Staff which is only somewhat offset by Status Revitalize.pngRevitalizeRecover HP each turn. Boost to charge bar if HP is full.
      instead of Status Heal.pngRefreshHP is restored on every turn
      , but can be valuable if Status AutoRevive.pngAutoreviveRecovers once from a knockout while in effect
      is desired.
    • Demonic Longstaff square.jpg Demonic Longstaff provides a few nice benefits to Warlock skills, particularly two more turns of Chaser, but its charge attack is only valuable in teams with large amounts of skill damage.
    • Weapon s 1040417200 note.jpg Kanabo brings even more skill damage to Monk players while also improving counter specs. The sheer amount of extra damage between two more Mantra hits and on charge attack shouldn't be underestimated, but it's an entirely selfish weapon that offers no party support.
  • If you've built a Caduceus square.jpg Caduceus you probably plan on using it.

Per-Element Alternatives

Element Farmable Event Notable Premium
Label Element Fire.png

Colossus Cane Omega square.jpg Colossus Cane Omega
Fire of Prometheus square.jpg Fire of Prometheus
Weapon s 1040417900.jpg Nilakantha

Label Element Water.png

Weapon s 1040414700.jpg Hollowsky Staff
Weapon s 1040415700.jpg Savior of Hallowed Ground
Weapon s 1040415100.jpg Staff of Renunciation
Weapon s 1040415000.jpg Staff of Repudiation
Tyros Scepter square.jpg Tyros Scepter
Weapon s 1040415300.jpg Wand of Charmtide

True Glacial Dream Staff square.jpg True Glacial Dream Staff

Weapon s 1040410000.jpg Blue Sphere
Weapon s 1040416100.jpg Nereus Staff

Label Element Earth.png

Yggdrasil Dewbranch Omega square.jpg Yggdrasil Dewbranch Omega
Weapon s 1040416600.jpg Yggdrasil's Bough

Baihu Fangstaff square.jpg Baihu Fangstaff
Weapon s 1040416500.jpg Dawn Rising

Label Element Wind.png

Weapon s 1040418000.jpg Coruscant Crozier
Weapon s 1040416700.jpg Draconic Rod

Label Element Light.png

Sephira Emerald Staff square.jpg Sephira Emerald Staff
Fonic Rod square.jpg Fonic Rod

Weapon s 1040404300.jpg Gambanteinn
Label Element Dark.png

Weapon s 1040414200.jpg Abyss Spine
Weapon s 1040414600.jpg Majestas
Weapon s 1040415800.jpg Scales of Dominion

Do

  • Light has no farmable 4★ mainhands, leaving it with a choice of side story and Arcarum weapons unless a player has the fortune to draw a Weapon s 1040404300.jpg Gambanteinn that they wish to invest in.
  • Wind is less of a priority with the addition of Weapon s 1040418000.jpg Coruscant Crozier providing a viable general-purpose mainhand, but it still considerably benefits from Status WindAtkUp.pngWind ATK UpWind ATK is boosted
    in a double Summon s 2040020000.jpg Tiamat Omega grid.

Don't

  • Water may very well collapse under the weight of an additional staff option, so short of being a very vindictive Fire main I can't imagine why you'd inflict a Water Ultima Staff upon it.
  • Earth has a superb staff mainhand in the form of Weapon s 1040416600.jpg Yggdrasil's Bough and little reason to run anything else. Though double Summon s 2040027000.jpg Yggdrasil Omega does want Status EarthAtkUp.pngEarth ATK UpEarth ATK is boosted
    , it can be provided by a number of sources such as Summon s 2040370000.jpg Xeno Vohu Manah.

Ultima Gun

Any-Element Alternatives

  • An element-changed Ten-Wolf Gun square.jpg Ten-Wolf Gun gives a decent buff to party ATK and Skill DMG, but it's nothing to write home about.
  • Class Champion Weapons:
    • Weapon s 1040510600 note.jpg John Doe is essential for peak performance as a Soldier, so if that's your gun class, it's your mainhand, end of story, drop the mic, send tweet.
    • Weapon s 1040512600 note.jpg Mezieres gives Cavalier a party charge battery, and shores up offensive performance with up to Status Bonus Damage.png15% Bonus DMGDeals bonus DMG for one-foe one-ally attacks
      Strength: 15%
      that stacks with most other sources. However, its charge attack only provides Status Dodge.png30% Dodge Rate UpImmune to DMG and debuffs for a fixed amount while in effect
      Strength: 30%
      , so a more reliable defense or stronger offense may be desired.
    • Weapon s 1040509700 note.jpg Psycho Syringe boosts Doctor's buffing ability, and is especially strong when combined with other characters who create potions, but it's not crucial to the class.
    • The Storyteller square.jpg The Storyteller mostly boosts Status Bounty.pngBountyItem drop rate is boosted
      effects, other than a selfish anti-Break bonus from one of its emblems. Situational at best.
  • Freikugel square.jpg Freikugel is a Superlative Weapon specialised in anti-Break strategies. The "Superlative Weapon" part is what's most relevant, because like all of its sister weapons, it's prohibitively expensive but great to use if you really feel like you want one.

Per-Element Alternatives

Element Farmable Event Notable Premium
Label Element Fire.png

Colossus Carbine Omega square.jpg Colossus Carbine Omega
Weapon s 1040510500.jpg SHRIMP Spreader

Weapon s 1040511400.jpg Summer's Mirage

Weapon s 1040502500.jpg Benedia

Label Element Water.png

Sephira Emerald Blaster square.jpg Sephira Emerald Blaster
Wicked Sick Blaster square.jpg Wicked Sick Blaster

Weapon s 1040511200.jpg Clarion

Weapon s 1040505900.jpg Meteora

Label Element Earth.png

Weapon s 1040513400.jpg Galleon's Jaw
Spymur's Vision square.jpg Spymur's Vision

Weapon s 1040504300.jpg AK-4A
Weapon s 1040503400.jpg Stratomizer

Label Element Wind.png

Tiamat Bolt Omega square.jpg Tiamat Bolt Omega
Weapon s 1040511300.jpg V.A.R.I.S.

Weapon s 1040513500.jpg Zircon Crossbow

Label Element Light.png

Luminiera Bolt Omega square.jpg Luminiera Bolt Omega

Weapon s 1040511600.jpg Flamma Orbis

Weapon s 1040508800.jpg Ruler of Fate

Label Element Dark.png

Weapon s 1040508900.jpg Abyss Gaze
Cerberus Order square.jpg Cerberus Order
Weapon s 1040512300.jpg Draconic Fire
Phantasmas square.jpg Phantasmas

Do

  • Every element has good gun options with good availability. Thus, my main suggestion for making an Ultima Gun is the element where you have the most quartz to spare.
  • If I had to pick one, Water could do with an offensive upgrade to Weapon s 1040511200.jpg Clarion, especially for non-Enmity grids that don't get full return from Weapon s 1040505900.jpg Meteora.

Don't

  • Wind has an excellent 4★ side-story mainhand in Weapon s 1040511300.jpg V.A.R.I.S. and few gun-specialty characters, so an Ultima Gun is less effective here than in other places.

Ultima Claw

Any-Element Alternatives

  • An element-changed Six-Ruin Fist square.jpg Six-Ruin Fist provides party-wide 25pxCounters On Dodge, which is crucial to maintaining stacks for the large number of Fist-specialty characters who don't want to get hit. If you don't have such characters in your party, though, the value diminishes.
  • Class Champion Weapons:
    • Championship Belt square.jpg Championship Belt is a cool weapon skin attached to something that has no idea what people use Luchador for.
    • Weapon s 1040613100 note.jpg Ringed Armguards gives Monk some more party support options and reduces penalties for low HP, which can be especially useful when playing with Enmity compositions.
  • Sky Piercer square.jpg Sky Piercer is a Superlative Weapon focused on enmity and huge damage from the MC. It's a Superlative Weapon. Use it if you have it, build it if you want it, it's really damn expensive.

Per-Element Alternatives

Element Farmable Event Notable Premium
Label Element Fire.png

Colossus Fist Omega square.jpg Colossus Fist Omega
Hand of Brahman square.jpg Hand of Brahman
Weapon s 1040613800.jpg Wilnas's Finger

Weapon s 1040600200.jpg Crimson Finger
Weapon s 1040612400.jpg Deirdre's Heart
Weapon s 1040612700.jpg Fist of Destruction

Label Element Water.png

Ancient Auberon square.jpg Ancient Auberon
Auberon square.jpg Auberon
Weapon s 1040614100.jpg Spirit of Mana
Wilhelm square.jpg Wilhelm

Xuanwu Shellfists square.jpg Xuanwu Shellfists

Label Element Earth.png

Weapon s 1040611300.jpg Gauntlet of Proudearth

Baihu Claw square.jpg Baihu Claw

Weapon s 1040605700.jpg Ancient Bandages
Weapon s 1040611800.jpg Nibelung Glas

Label Element Wind.png

Tiamat Gauntlet Omega square.jpg Tiamat Gauntlet Omega

Weapon s 1040611100.jpg Arkab Prior

Weapon s 1040607200.jpg Deirdre's Claws

Label Element Light.png

Weapon s 1040611700.jpg Adamantine Gauntlet
Huanglong Gauntlet square.jpg Huanglong Gauntlet
Mittron's Gauntlet square.jpg Mittron's Gauntlet
Sunset Fan square.jpg Sunset Fan

Label Element Dark.png

Celeste Claw Omega square.jpg Celeste Claw Omega
Weapon s 1040612500.jpg Claws of Terror

Weapon s 1040612200.jpg Zwei Schaedel

Weapon s 1040605900.jpg Cute Ribbon

Do

  • Every element has good melee options with good availability. Thus, my main suggestion for making an Ultima Claw is the element where you have the most quartz to spare.
  • Early Fire players will find an Ultima Claw a significant improvement over a Colossus Fist Omega square.jpg Colossus Fist Omega, though it will eventually be replaced as mainhand by Weapon s 1040613800.jpg Wilnas's Finger or even Hand of Brahman square.jpg Hand of Brahman.

Don't

  • Dark has three excellent farmable weapons, with Weapon s 1040612200.jpg Zwei Schaedel in particular offering comparable DPS to an Ultima Claw mainhand outside double Celeste/Hades compositions.

Ultima Bow

Any-Element Alternatives

  • An element-changed Two-Crown Bow square.jpg Two-Crown Bow provides one of the few sources of Status AttackUp.pngAttack AllAttacks each foe
    in the game. However, Status AttackUp.pngAttack AllAttacks each foe
    is not very good. Skip it.
  • Class Champion Weapons:
    • Maverick square.jpg Maverick is the only Bow CCW and it's a solid upgrade for most of what Nighthound does. An Ultima Bow or Ultima Gun with skill cap boosts will see better returns in single-weapon teams looking for burst damage, though.
  • Bless my soul, Hercules square.jpg Hercules is on a roll; weapon of the grid in every speedrun ranking poll. Of course, it's still a Superlative Weapon, so it's not worth investing in unless it sparks a hell of a lot of joy... that said, it's probably the closest to "worth it" speaking as objectively as I can. But seriously, it's a a hundred moons and dama on top of it to uncap it. Tread carefully, but don't be afraid to dream.

Per-Element Alternatives

Element Farmable Event Notable Premium
Label Element Fire.png

Rose Crystal Bow square.jpg Rose Crystal Bow

Weapon s 1040709000.jpg Purifying Thunderbolt

Label Element Water.png

Bow of Sigurd square.jpg Bow of Sigurd
Fimbul square.jpg Fimbul
Leviathan Bow Omega square.jpg Leviathan Bow Omega
Tyros Bow square.jpg Tyros Bow

Weapon s 1040708700.jpg Taisai Spirit Bow

Label Element Earth.png

Weapon s 1040709600.jpg Draconic Bow
Yggdrasil Bow Omega square.jpg Yggdrasil Bow Omega

Label Element Wind.png

Indra's Edge square.jpg Indra's Edge
Weapon s 1040709100.jpg Ring of Wandergale
Sagittarius Bow square.jpg Sagittarius Bow
Silver Bow square.jpg Silver Bow
Weapon s 1040709200.jpg Unius

Label Element Light.png

Weapon s 1040703400.jpg Ancient Bow of Artemis
Weapon s 1040703500.jpg Bow of Artemis
Bow of Iliad square.jpg Bow of Iliad
Weapon s 1040708900.jpg Hollowsky Bow
Mittron's Bow square.jpg Mittron's Bow

Weapon s 1040708800.jpg Levin Shooter

Label Element Dark.png

Diablo Bow square.jpg Diablo Bow
Qilin Bow square.jpg Qilin Bow

Do

  • Fire has no farmable 4★ bows. While its bow roster is limited to three characters, each of them is good in their own right; if you're building an Ultima Bow for another element with a better mainhand, Fire will appreciate an upgrade from Rose Crystal Bow square.jpg Rose Crystal Bow.
  • Earth has a selection of bow characters as inspiring as its sole SSR member's love life, but an equally meagre selection of mainhands. Weapon s 1040709600.jpg Draconic Bow is powerful but precludes use of Dark Opus Weapons, while Yggdrasil Bow Omega square.jpg Yggdrasil Bow Omega only provides Enmity.

Don't

  • Wind has numerous good bow mainhands, chiefly Weapon s 1040709100.jpg Ring of Wandergale, which directly competes with an Ultima Bow for the Status WindAtkUp.pngWind ATK UpWind ATK is boosted
    niche.
  • Water has only one SSR bow-specialty character and solid farmable mainhand options (especially Tyros Bow square.jpg Tyros Bow).
  • Light benefits greatly from an Ultima Bow due to the powerful combination of Nighthound, Tweyen, Metera (Holiday), and Shitori or Ilsa (Light)... but it really just wants to have one in grid while the mainhand slot is filled by Weapon s 1040708900.jpg Hollowsky Bow for 25pxDamage Cap Up and more reliable critical hits.
  • Dark has no bow characters at all, and Qilin Bow square.jpg Qilin Bow is a perfectly serviceable mainhand. You can go for it if you want, but quartz has lots of better uses.

Ultima Harp

Any-Element Alternatives

  • An element-changed Nine-Realm Harp square.jpg Nine-Realm Harp provides party-wide healing and Status DebuffSuccessUp.pngDebuff Success BoostedDebuff success rate is boosted
    , the value of which is determined by the number of debuffs your party brings.
  • Class Champion Weapons:
    • Chanteuse Angelique square.jpg Chanteuse Angelique directly competes with an Ultima Harp by providing 20% Elemental ATK Up. As Ability Call of the Abyss.png Call of the AbyssHarp: All allies gain Status DoubleUp.png80% DA UpDouble attack rate is boosted
      Strength: 80%
      , Status TripleUp.png30% TA UpTriple attack rate is boosted
      Strength: 30%
      , and Status Collapse.pngCharge Bar Gain LoweredCharge bar gain is lowered
      Strength: 35%
      .
      Dagger: All allies gain Status DoubleUp.png40% DA UpDouble attack rate is boosted
      Strength: 40%
      , Status TripleUp.png10% TA UpTriple attack rate is boosted
      Strength: 10%
      , and Status Collapse.pngCharge Bar Gain LoweredCharge bar gain is lowered
      Strength: 35%
      .
      provides vastly superior multiattack buffs to the Ultima Harp, Elysian players lacking other mainhands may prefer to invest in a CCW than an Ultima.
    • Weapon s 1040810900 note.jpg Helmholtz is a perfectly serviceable Rising Force mainhand primarily overshadowed by the lack of a direct offensive boost on ougi. It's not bad by any means, but many mainhands offer more.
    • Weapon s 1040812100 note.jpg Rip Van Winkle boosts Lumberjack's sustain skills considerably, but its charge attack provides only a small boost to healing. If you really need the extra Status Shield.pngShield (2500)Next ATK received will be ineffective for a fixed amount
      Strength: 2500
      or the accelerated Ability Dappled Sunlight.png Dappled SunlightRestore 10% of all allies' HP (Healing cap: 1500).
      From 2nd cast onward: Also remove 1 debuff from all allies.
      From 3rd cast onward: All allies also gain Status Veil.pngVeilDebuffs will be nullified (1 time)
      "Veil" is an unofficial name used by the wiki for this status effect. Its actual in-game name is "Immune."
      .
      , go for it, but you'll not miss anything by using a different weapon.
  • Ullikummi square.jpg Ullikummi is a Superlative Weapon. If you have read this far in this page, it may not come as a surprise that you should use it if you have it.

Per-Element Alternatives

Element Farmable Event Notable Premium
Label Element Fire.png

Weapon s 1040811900.jpg Draconic Harp

Zhuque Lyrewings square.jpg Zhuque Lyrewings

Weapon s 1040812000.jpg Kerak

Label Element Water.png

Tyros Zither square.jpg Tyros Zither

Weapon s 1040809800.jpg Dante Alighieri

Label Element Earth.png

Ancient Perseus square.jpg Ancient Perseus
Weapon s 1040809500.jpg Harp of Renunciation
Weapon s 1040809400.jpg Harp of Repudiation
Perseus square.jpg Perseus

Weapon s 1040805800.jpg True Judgement Lyre

Label Element Wind.png

Weapon s 1040811600.jpg Innocent Love
Last Storm Harp square.jpg Last Storm Harp
Weapon s 1040809900.jpg Spring's Whisperings

Weapon s 1040809300.jpg Another Sky

Label Element Light.png

Weapon s 1040809600.jpg Harp of Everlore
Luminiera Harp Omega square.jpg Luminiera Harp Omega
Sleipnir Shoe square.jpg Sleipnir Shoe

Label Element Dark.png

Celeste Harp Omega square.jpg Celeste Harp Omega
Qilin Lyre square.jpg Qilin Lyre
Weapon s 1040813100.jpg Zechariah

Weapon s 1040811800.jpg Sunya
Weapon s 1040809100.jpg Unheil

Do

Don't

  • Light has no harp-specialty characters and a reliable mainhand in Weapon s 1040809600.jpg Harp of Everlore.
  • Earth has only two, admittedly rather good, harp-specialty characters, but its Dark Opus Weapons make an Earth Ultima Harp obsolete.
  • Wind has an excellent harp roster and an equally excellent selection of mainhands, with Last Storm Harp square.jpg Last Storm Harp and Weapon s 1040809900.jpg Spring's Whisperings offering superior multiattack to an Ultima Harp while Weapon s 1040811600.jpg Innocent Love offers slightly less Status WindAtkUp.pngWind ATK UpWind ATK is boosted
    in exchange for critical boosts.

Ultima Blade

Any-Element Alternatives

  • An element-changed Eight-Life Katana square.jpg Eight-Life Katana gives a random reduction to skill cooldown, which is meh on its own. When fully upgraded (which needs a Gold Brick), it also grants a 30% charge bar boost per ougi, which can be used for some amusing many-ougi turns by Kengo players but is probably not the ideal usage of your brick.
  • Class Champion Weapons:
    • Tetrastreamer square.jpg Tetrastreamer is mostly used for Ability Dragon Break.png Dragon BreakConsume all Magic CirclesStatus Fire Circle.pngFire CircleA magic circle possessing the power of fire (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Water Circle.pngWater CircleA magic circle possessing the power of water (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Earth Circle.pngEarth CircleA magic circle possessing the power of earth (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Wind Circle.pngWind CircleA magic circle possessing the power of wind (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Light Circle.pngLight CircleA magic circle possessing the power of light (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Dark Circle.pngDark CircleA magic circle possessing the power of dark (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)
      to grant all allies 10% x (Magic CirclesStatus Fire Circle.pngFire CircleA magic circle possessing the power of fire (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Water Circle.pngWater CircleA magic circle possessing the power of water (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Earth Circle.pngEarth CircleA magic circle possessing the power of earth (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Wind Circle.pngWind CircleA magic circle possessing the power of wind (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Light Circle.pngLight CircleA magic circle possessing the power of light (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Dark Circle.pngDark CircleA magic circle possessing the power of dark (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)
      ) Status Bonus Damage.pngBonus DMGDeals bonus DMG for one-foe one-ally attacks
      Strength: 10% x (Magic CirclesStatus Fire Circle.pngFire CircleA magic circle possessing the power of fire (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Water Circle.pngWater CircleA magic circle possessing the power of water (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Earth Circle.pngEarth CircleA magic circle possessing the power of earth (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Wind Circle.pngWind CircleA magic circle possessing the power of wind (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Light Circle.pngLight CircleA magic circle possessing the power of light (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Dark Circle.pngDark CircleA magic circle possessing the power of dark (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)
      )
      (Max: 80%)Duration: 1 turn
      . (Max: 80%.) (Cannot be used without Magic CirclesStatus Fire Circle.pngFire CircleA magic circle possessing the power of fire (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Water Circle.pngWater CircleA magic circle possessing the power of water (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Earth Circle.pngEarth CircleA magic circle possessing the power of earth (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Wind Circle.pngWind CircleA magic circle possessing the power of wind (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Light Circle.pngLight CircleA magic circle possessing the power of light (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)

      Status Dark Circle.pngDark CircleA magic circle possessing the power of dark (Max: 2 / Can't be removed)
      .)
      shenanigans. This is also what Runeslayer is mostly used for, so it's worth picking up if that's what you're after.
    • Unsigned Kaneshige square.jpg Unsigned Kaneshige provides a variety of valuable effects to let Kengo players and their parties ougi more often... which is why you play Kengo, so you'll usually build Kaneshige.
  • Ya haiya setsuna hibiku. Ya haiya mujo e. Ameno Habakiri is a Superlative Weapon. If you built it, use it.

Per-Element Alternatives

Element Farmable Event Notable Premium
Label Element Fire.png

Colossus Blade Omega square.jpg Colossus Blade Omega

Ray of Zhuque square.jpg Ray of Zhuque
Wrathfire Longblade square.jpg Wrathfire Longblade

Weapon s 1040906400.jpg Ixaba
Weapon s 1040911300.jpg Metal Destroyer

Label Element Water.png

Swordfish square.jpg Swordfish

Weapon s 1040912300.jpg Dayspring
Weapon s 1040900200.jpg Exitosus

Label Element Earth.png

Nibelung Klinge square.jpg Nibelung Klinge

Weapon s 1040910000.jpg Ichigo Hitofuri

Label Element Wind.png

Weapon s 1040912400.jpg Ewiyar's Beak
Last Storm Blade square.jpg Last Storm Blade

Weapon s 1040910900.jpg Crimson Sapphire
Weapon s 1040911500.jpg Sky Ace

Label Element Light.png

Weapon s 1040912100.jpg Draconic Blade
Huanglong Katana square.jpg Huanglong Katana

Label Element Dark.png

Weapon s 1040911100.jpg Katana of Renunciation
Weapon s 1040911000.jpg Katana of Repudiation

True Phantom Demon Blade square.jpg True Phantom Demon Blade

Do

  • Water has only one farmable katana: Swordfish square.jpg Swordfish, a 3★ sidestory weapon which first debuted in 2015. Though Water players often use Unsigned Kaneshige square.jpg Unsigned Kaneshige, the lack of non-class-locked katana mainhands makes it a natural choice for an Ultima Blade.
  • Earth only has Nibelung Klinge square.jpg Nibelung Klinge as a farmable option, and while its clear effect can be useful, an Ultima Blade offers a more offensive option. Double Summon s 2040027000.jpg Yggdrasil Omega setups in particular value an Ultima Blade's Status EarthAtkUp.pngEarth ATK UpEarth ATK is boosted
    .

Don't

  • Dark only has three katanas in consideration. All three of them are excellent.