Anways, in .30 and onwards each of the characters will have access to their final weapons. The thing with the weapons is that, it's not merely one, it's actually 4 for each character o.o. If you're confused, then you've come to the right place. Let the explnation being.
BTW, all the images are on spoilers so the page loads faster and so the post isn't uber long.
To Get the Level 1 Weapons:
To receive the base version of the weapons, you must head to this map.
and to get THERE, you must go into this portal in El Nath.
You must interact with each of those crystals, each one being one of our heroes. After interacting with one, it'll ask you if you wanna fight now. If you choose to, you will fight 4 lycans. Not that difficult, just an annoying amount of hp. Once they are beaten, you shall receive the weapon. BTW, each version of the weapon has it's own SR. The % needed rises with each, starting at 50, then 60, 75, and lastly 100% needed to use their SR's.
How to upgrade to Lvl 2.
Ok, so now you have the weapons. And now you're wondering, What the F do I do to upgrade these o.o
Anyways... here's what'cha do.
The upgrading actually happens at a new map, and there's an NPC that gives you a hint as to where it is.
The hint is fairly straightforward, but if you really can't understand it, here's where the portal is.
Now then, in this new map, there are 3 main points of interest.
and The Cave:
Inside the cave, you will again see 4 crystals, each one a different color corresponding to one of the party members. Also, you can only enter the cave if you've equppied all 4 super weapons on the people.
At 1st upgrade, all the items shall be the same for the weapons. Head to the newly upgraded Sharenian mine and dig your ores out. The mine is also bigger now, follow on the tracks to the right to find the new maps. After you have your ores, you need the refining skill. Exit the mine, then enter the house in the middle. Learn the skill from the purple armored lady, then interact with the pot. BTW, the refining skill is upgradeable and u NEED it at master level to get the weapon's final versions. To refine, you interact with the pots with red inside of 'em. Once you have the number of ingots you need, head back to the crystals and upgrade your weapons. 1/3 done. =P
How to Upgrade to Lvl 3.
So now you have your weapons at lvl 2. GJ. Now if you talk to the crystals again, they mention plates, gold, silver, and pianus skin. You may be wondering where the heck we fight Pianus. Simple- Fish on the cliff. Zeru mentiond that there is one spot where you can't fish out pianus, so just keep fishing and you'll find him eventually. He's not that difficult, especially snice you now have your weapons at the 2nd SR. Anyways, get 4 skins out of 4 fights, then head back to the mine and get your ores. Only iron and bronze can come out of the 1st two maps, you can find gold, silver and mythril ores in the 3rd map. BTW, some of the rocks have higher chances of certain ores, whereas some of them have higher chances of getting an ore entierly, so HF ;D. If you check with the pot of refining though, you can't make plates or gold/mythril ingots. What do you do? Talk to the dude next to the pot. If you've refined enough stuff he'll upgrade your skill. And from now on, you can stay away from the middle house. Head over to the left house, and for you can use the 1st pot you see. As you will soon notice, the higher your refining skill, the higher the chance of you making stuff from previous levels. Make your stuff, and then head back to the island and get your new weapons. 2/3 done, yay.
How to Upgrade to Lvl 4.
So now you have all your weapons at lvl 3, and now your SR skills should hopefully be hitting near 10k. Now for the final upgrade. This one happens in a new area.
Enter the tree, and the entrance to the new map is the hole you see in the wall, but you can only get in if all your weapons are equipped and at lvl 3. If you speak to the crystals, they mention new refining stuff and one special item: Star Powder. You may soon be going, W...T...H? The star powder is really fairly difficult to get. To get it, you need to get the good ending for the game first of all. After all the credits are done and you're allowed to play again, head back to El Nath. You'll see Zure as well as Zeru's dad there. Enter the portal that's behind Zure, and you'll be back at the fountain. Enter the portal that's highest up. There's gonna be some text, read it, it's a bit humorous compared to what we've seen before lol. Anyways, this map has a chest, you'll see find it if you head right. Now, you must reach the exit. -Refuses to take SS's out of pure lazyness- Anyways, once you've gotten as far as the large, rectangular dead end, there's an invisible path. If you give up, here it is:
(The White Line)
After you get over, Antlan will complain about having broken the laws of physcis, then a 'lil scene involving Royke and Antlan talking. After that, enter the portal, and you shall be thrust into a room of almost complete and total emptiness. Or is it? After further experimentation, you shall find that it's actually one giant, invisble path. It's not that difficult, just hold the key until you come to a dead end and try diffirent directions when you stop. After you reach the end, you shall meet the 1st extra boss: Reyka. Turns out Royke had a brother.. who knew? Oh, i know: Zeru did. Anyways, this battle is actually a good bit difficult, mainly since his two xbow helpers each have pretty good skills of their own. Figure out the order to kill them in, keep your party members healed, and use your SR's, and the battle's done fairly quickly. After you have your star powder, head back to the Sharenian mine, get ores, refine, etc...
O yea, i forgot to put this part in (these 2-3 sentences) you know how it asks for colored ores? You can find those by mining at The Rocks at The Other Island (The map mentioned in the screenies in part 2 a.k.a Advancement Island). Each rock holds a different colored ore(Red-Green-Blue-Yellow) I forgot which is which lol, so just experiement.
After all that is done, head back to the tree dungeon and get your final upgrades. Sweet, it's finally alllll over. Wanna test 'em out? Head back to where you fought Reyka. There'll be a crystal, and you can fight Zak. (Fight him 4 times, he drops a Zak helm each time) And there's also a portal behind the Zak crystal where another special boss will be. Who is it? Fight him and you'll find out. (Beating that boss gives each person a new skill)
Here's the damage my Antlan can do with with his final SR against a snail. (Which for some reason to me, seems to the strongest)
Weird, that's the same damage I do against Zak o.o