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Top-quality ore named after the artisan, Kokkol.
—Description

Kokkol Ore (ククロ鉱石, Kukuro Kōseki?) is an item in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. It is a sample of rare ore found in hidden places throughout Rydia's Tale, and is named for the blacksmith Kokkol from the original game, who has passed away by the events of the sequel.

Locations Edit

Location Area 2D
Feymarch Library 2nd floor, in bookcase FFIV TAY PSP Kokkol Ore The Feymarch Middle Level - Library
Dwarven Castle East Tower 2nd floor, in suit of armor FFIV TAY PSP Kokkol Ore East Tower 2F
Dwarven Castle Basement Infirmary, in desk FFIV TAY PSP Kokkol Ore Infirmary
Dwarven Base In suit of armor FFIV TAY PSP Kokkol Ore Dwarven Base
Tomra Armor Shop, in suit of armor next to counter FFIV TAY PSP Kokkol Ore Tomra Weapons & Armor
Tomra Outside northwest house, in an urn FFIV TAY PSP Kokkol Ore Tomra
Tomra In northwest house, lower-right corner in an urn FFIV TAY PSP Kokkol Ore Tomra Warehouse
Kokkol's Forge Fireplace FFIV TAY PSP Kokkol Ore Kokkol Forge 1F
Sylph Cave In treasure chest on B2 FFIV TAY PSP Kokkol Ore Sylph Cave B2
Sylph Cave Urn outside Sylph house FFIV TAY PSP Kokkol Ore Sylph Cave B3
Sealed Cave Small room accessible just before 3rd floor, in skeleton FFIV TAY PSP Kokkol Ore Sealed Cave B2
Sealed Cave In room filled with boxes on 3rd floor, in southeastern most box. FFIV TAY PSP Kokkol Ore Sealded Cave B3
Location Area 3D
Feymarch Library 2nd, in treasure box FFIV TAY Steam Kokkol Ore The Feymarch Middle Level - Library
Dwarven Castle East Tower 2nd floor, in urn FFIV TAY Steam Kokkol Ore East Tower 2F
Dwarven Castle Basement Infirmary, near lower left bed FFIV TAY Steam Kokkol Ore Infirmary
Dwarven Base In barrel FFIV TAY Steam Kokkol Ore Dwarven Base
Tomra Armor Shop, in fireplace left of counter FFIV TAY Steam Kokkol Ore Weapons & Armor
Tomra Outside northwest house, in wooden box. FFIV TAY Steam Kokkol Ore Tomra
Tomra Inside northwest house, lower-right corner in urn FFIV TAY Steam Kokkol Ore Tomra Warehouse
Kokkol's Forge In fireplace FFIV TAY Steam Kokkol Ore Kokkol Forge 1F
Sylph Cave In treasure chest on B2 FFIV TAY Steam Kokkol Ore Sylph Cave B2
Sylph Cave In urn outside Sylph house FFIV TAY Steam Kokkol Ore Sylph Cave B3
Sealed Cave In small room accessible just before 3rd floor, in treasure chest FFIV TAY Steam Kokkol Ore Sealed Cave B2
Sealed Cave In room filled with boxes on 3rd floor, in southeastern most treasure chest FFIV TAY Steam Kokkol Ore Sealded Cave B3

Trade Edit

Kokkol Ore can be traded at Kokkol's Forge for powerful equipment.

Weapons
Weapon Trade
Knife Kokkol Ore
Mythril Knife Knife
Kokkol Ore x2
Dancing Dagger Dagger
Kokkol Ore x3
Hammer Kokkol Ore
Battle Axe Crescent Axe
Kokkol Ore x3
Mythril Hammer Hammer
Kokkol Ore x4
Tomahawk Battle Axe
Kokkol Ore x4

Optimal trades Edit

To make the most out of what limited ore they can find, the player can pass up the Battle Axe, as one can be found in the Sealed Cave, but if they wish for a Battle Axe before attempting the cave, they will have enough leftover ore to buy other weapons. Between the Tomahawk and Mythril Hammer, the Tomahawk is long-range and allows a shield to be used, but the Mythril Hammer has higher power and does extra damage against ghost and machine-type enemies, so which to use is a matter of preference. If the player wishes to obtain the Mythril Hammer, they should not sell Luca's initial Hammer she comes equipped with, as the only way to get a second one in Rydia's Tale is to spend a Kokkol Ore to forge one.

With the remaining eight ore, the player should consider buying a Dancing Dagger. With a Dancing Dagger and the Warrior's Clothes, Calca or Brina can function as a secondary attacker. This leaves five ore left for whatever the player wishes to purchase—options are, as mentioned, a Battle Axe before attempting the Sealed Cave, a second Dancing Dagger, or the player can get both the Tomahawk and Mythril Hammer and switch between them as the situation demands. The Mythril Hammer is also a good choice for optional ore to be spent on for its price. The Mythril Hammer can be sold for 4,000 gil, and once the player departs to the overworld, Kokkol Ore instantly becomes useless and has no further purpose in the game, so it is a worthwhile trade for a bit of cash if the player has all other equipment they need.

EtymologyEdit

An ore is a type of rock that contains sufficient minerals with important elements including metals that can be economically extracted from the rock. The ores are extracted from the earth through mining; they are then refined (often via smelting) to extract the valuable element, or elements.