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FFXIV Adventurer NIrvana

The Adventurer receiving the White Mage's Zodiac Weapon, the Nirvana.

Come, take up your Last Resort─born of stars' radiance, forged through heroes' might, and imbued with souls' blessing!
Jalzahn, upon receiving the Last Resort

The Zodiac Weapons (ゾディアックウェポン, Zodiakku Wepon?) are legendary weapons in Final Fantasy XIV. Said have been wielded by the Zodiac Braves in ages past, they can be reconstructed as an upgrade beyond the Nexus stage of Relic Weapons. They were added in Patch 2.45. They can further be upgraded to Zodiac Weapon Zeta as of Patch 2.51, but compared to earlier stages, the upgrade process is far less time consuming. Zeta weapons can be used to quicken the first step of obtaining Anima Weapons.

Story Edit

With the Relic Weapon seemingly at maximum capacity at the Nexus phase, Gerolt concludes the only solution is to create a new, stronger vessel in the image of the arms of the Zodiac Braves. Such an extraordinary task requires extraordinary materials: zodium to forge the vessel, a copy of the Book of Skylight to recreate the designs, a zodiac sphere scroll to hold the aetherial essence, and a flawless alexandrite to transfer the old Relic's accumulated soul energy.

Obtaining the Zodiac Edit

The four materials required are obtained through four lengthy, concurrent sidequests. These quests require a number of materials purchased as well as obtaining items for completing high-level dungeons.

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Zodiac Weapons Edit

Note that the Zodiac Weapons inherit the secondary attributes from the Relic Weapon, and may still be altered with Sphere Scrolls.

Excalibur and Aegis Shield Edit

Ages past, a wise and just king reigned over all Ilsabard. A blade such as this graced his scabbard in times of peace, and brought terror to his foes in times of strife! And his shield? A twin to the one you hold, unwavering, unyielding, unbreaking.

Kaiser Knuckles Edit

When cataclysm loomed over the Near East, the hero Mirza arose to defend the people from fell fiends. Once he had torn the monsters apart, he raised a mighty empire- and fashioned a pair of weapons such as these from his foes' claws!

Ragnarok Edit

An ancient hero seized a weapon like this from a voidsent lord. At the time it was taken, legend tells us it was a sword. Yet later, it transformed to match the bent of its wielder and became a might battleaxe.

Longinus Edit

It was holy blood that gave divine might to the original polearm of Longinus. However it was only once the hero set forth upon a great pilgrimage to atone for his part in the execution of a saint that the gods lent him their strength.

Yoichi Bow Edit

Behold, the likeness of the longbow once drawn by Yoichi, the famed archer of the Far East! Ancient legend says that the hero could loose a shaft so true as to pierce the eye of a sea serpent, even amidst a raging tempest!

Sasuke's Blades Edit

Sasuke, the hero who freed a people from a tyrant's reign, wielded blades like these. The ninja himself bore the blood of ancient heroes, and his own descendants bore the daggers for long generations after he passed away.

Nirvana Edit

After long years spent spurring worldly desires, a Near Eastern hierarch rose to a higher state of being. And as he did, life itself quickened within his trusty staff, the very twin of which you now hold!

Lilith Rod Edit

Tales tell of an archmagus who struck down the voidsent queen Lilith when she manifested in our realm. As his prize, he claimed her weapon—the incarnation of which you now grasp in your hand!

Apocalypse Edit

Who penned the original of this grimoire in times of eld is a mystery. Yet it is said that the predictions of world's end it holds are so dark as to destroy weak men's wills!

Last Resort Edit

Legend tells us a grimoire such as this was passed down through the mages of Nym. Indeed, Golbas Rombas, the hero who saved his people from the floods of the Sixth Umbral Calamity, was known to rely upon it as his secret weapon.
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Etymology Edit

In both astrology and historical astronomy, the zodiac is a circle of twelve 30° divisions of celestial longitude that are centered upon the ecliptic: the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year.

The term zodiac derives from Latin zōdiacus, which comes from the Greek ζῳδιακὸς κύκλος (zōdiakos kyklos), meaning "circle of animals", as half of the signs of the classical Greek zodiac are represented as animals (besides two mythological hybrids).