[Top 10] FF14 Best Relic Weapons

FF14 Best Relic Weapons
A Paladin showing off his Relic weapon

The Relic weapon quest chains are some of the most challenging yet grind-worthy quests in Final Fantasy 14, and with the 5.25 patch, a new series of Relic weapons were introduced – Resistance weapons. All boasting an item level of 485 with room for improvement, the Resistance series are legendary weapons created by the Bozjan people in Shadowbringers. Currently, there is only one step to the Resistance weapon series which is obtaining them, but like all Relic weapons, with further patches there will be a chance to grind and upgrade the Resistance weapons. Relic weapons tend to change in appearance from each upgrade, so there is no way to predict the weapons’ end design, but many of them have the potential to be beautiful weapons just based on their current designs and compared to previous Relic weapons like the Anima and Eurekan series. With that in mind, here are the coolest of the Resistance weapons  thus far. 

 

10) Solstice

Solstice is a star globe for Astrologians, and compared to previous Astrologian Relic weapons as well as some of the other weapons on this list, its design is a bit simple and underwhelming. However, it has quite a few notable features and the potential to upgrade into a beautiful weapon like most star globes.

Why Solstice is great:

  • Simple in design with a handful of detailed engravings
  • A striking star piece in the middle of the globe
  • Two glowing orbs that orbit the globe like planets 

Solstice details

How to get Solstice:

  • Must have completed the main story quest up until the “Shadowbringer” quest and have completed all the Return to Ivalice raids from Stormblood.
  • As an Astrologian, complete the side quest chain beginning with “Hail to the Queen” in Kugane market.
  • Or (if this is not your first Resistance weapon) trade 4 Thavnairian Scalepowders to Zlatan and complete the quest “Resistance is (Not) Futile” as an Astrologian.

 

9) Brilliance 

Brilliance is the Resistance weapon for the Bard class, and while it has a nice design, it isn’t as notable as the Anima bow. Hopefully, with further upgrades, Brilliance will enhance some of its more unique features.

Why Brilliance is great:

  • Overall, beautiful black bow with numerous silver details
  • Glowing red gems add a touch of color

Brilliance details

How to get Brilliance:

  • Must have completed the main story quest up until the “Shadowbringer” quest and have completed all the Return to Ivalice raids from Stormblood.
  • As a Bard, complete the side quest chain beginning with “Hail to the Queen” in Kugane market.
  • Or (if this is not your first Resistance weapon) trade 4 Thavnairian Scalepowders to Zlatan and complete the quest “Resistance is (Not) Futile” as a Bard.

 

8) Dreizack

As a Dragoon’s weapon, the Dreizack is similar to many Dragoon polearms, but the weapon has the potential to become more unique over the course of upgrading.

Why Dreizack is great:

  • Simple black pole with dark silver details
  • The three pronged head glows purple when equipped

Dreizack details

How to get Dreizack:

  • Must have completed the main story quest up until the “Shadowbringer” quest and have completed all the Return to Ivalice raids from Stormblood.
  • As a Dragoon, complete the side quest chain beginning with “Hail to the Queen” in Kugane market.
  • Or (if this is not your first Resistance weapon) trade 4 Thavnairian Scalepowders to Zlatan and complete the quest “Resistance is (Not) Futile” as a Dragoon.

 

7) Hoshikiri

The Hoshikiri is a Samurai’s sword, and it stands up in craftsmanship compared to the Eurekan Samurai sword. 

Why Hoshikiri is great:

  • Beautiful deep red sword with silver and black detailing
  • It’s black sheath is decorated with red and gold ribbons, and it is nearly as striking as the sword itself.

Hoshikiri details

How to get Hoshikiri:

  • Must have completed the main story quest up until the “Shadowbringer” quest and have completed all the Return to Ivalice raids from Stormblood.
  • As a Samurai, complete the side quest chain beginning with “Hail to the Queen” in Kugane market.
  • Or (if this is not your first Resistance weapon) trade 4 Thavnairian Scalepowders to Zlatan and complete the quest “Resistance is (Not) Futile” as a Samurai.

 

6) Soulscourge

The Soulscourge is a Black Mage’s staff and pretty unique on its own. It isn’t quite as impressive as its Anima and Eurekan counterparts, but with future upgrading, the Soulscourge will be a staff well worth the grinding.

Why the Soulscourge is great:

  • Black staff with gold details
  • Staff tip glows in a mesmerizing red to purple
  • A floating golden ring tops off the design

Soulscourge details

How to get the Soulscourge:

  • Must have completed the main story quest up until the “Shadowbringer” quest and have completed all the Return to Ivalice raids from Stormblood.
  • As a Black Mage, complete the side quest chain beginning with “Hail to the Queen” in Kugane market.
  • Or (if this is not your first Resistance weapon) trade 4 Thavnairian Scalepowders to Zlatan and complete the quest “Resistance is (Not) Futile” as a Black Mage.

 

5) Enchufla

Another beautifully simple design, the Enchufla is a Dancer’s weapon and has much to live up to as the first Relic weapon for the Dancer class.

Why Enchufla is great:

  • A pair of overlapping gold and silver rings
  • Large red diamond shaped gems lining both rings
  • Smaller gold patterns and blue gemstones on the silver ring for added details

Enchufla details

How to get Enchufla:

  • Must have completed the main story quest up until the “Shadowbringer” quest and have completed all the Return to Ivalice raids from Stormblood.
  • As a Dancer, complete the side quest chain beginning with “Hail to the Queen” in Kugane market.
  • Or (if this is not your first Resistance weapon) trade 4 Thavnairian Scalepowders to Zlatan and complete the quest “Resistance is (Not) Futile” as a Dancer.

 

4) Woeborn

With a name as dramatic as Woeborn, this sword could only be a Dark Knight’s weapon. This foreboding sword is even cooler than its Anima counterpart, and with further upgrades, is sure to be an amazing weapon worthy of the Relic name.

Why Woeborn is great:

  • Fits perfectly with the Dark Knight aesthetic
  • Massive black sword that glows red when equipped

Woeborn details

How to get Woeborn:

  • Must have completed the main story quest up until the “Shadowbringer” quest and have completed all the Return to Ivalice raids from Stormblood.
  • As a Dark Knight, complete the side quest chain beginning with “Hail to the Queen” in Kugane market.
  • Or (if this is not your first Resistance weapon) trade 4 Thavnairian Scalepowders to Zlatan and complete the quest “Resistance is (Not) Futile” as a Dark Knight.

 

3) Ingrimm

The Ingrimm is a White Mage’s staff, and like many of the other weapons on this list, it is simplistic in design but perhaps one of the most beautiful.

Why Ingrimm is great:

  • Pairs perfectly with a Gridania aesthetic
  • A twisted wooden staff sprouting green leaves
  • Subtle glowing stone at the top of the staff

Ingrimm details

How to get Ingrimm:

  • Must have completed the main story quest up until the “Shadowbringer” quest and have completed all the Return to Ivalice raids from Stormblood.
  • As a White Mage, complete the side quest chain beginning with “Hail to the Queen” in Kugane market.
  • Or (if this is not your first Resistance weapon) trade 4 Thavnairian Scalepowders to Zlatan and complete the quest “Resistance is (Not) Futile” as a White Mage.

 

2) Akademos

As a Scholar’s spell book, Akademos has better design than both the Anima and Eurekan Relic weapons, making it a great weapon to spend those Thavnairian Scalepowders on.

Why Akademos is great:

  • White spell book decorated with gorgeous golden spirals
  • White feather with a faded red tip as an added detail

Akademos details

How to get Akademos: 

  • Must have completed the main story quest up until the “Shadowbringer” quest and have completed all the Return to Ivalice raids from Stormblood.
  • As a Scholar, complete the side quest chain beginning with “Hail to the Queen” in Kugane market.
  • Or (if this is not your first Resistance weapon) trade 4 Thavnairian Scalepowders to Zlatan and complete the quest “Resistance is (Not) Futile” as a Scholar.

 

1) Espiritus

As a Summoner’s spell book, Espiritus is designed similarly to Akademos but inverts the white to black and adds several splashes of color and extra details.

Why Espiritus is great:

  • A black spell book with a red spine, blue highlights, and gold detailing
  • The smaller details like the feathers, gemstones, and wings are gorgeous
  • The pages are black with gold writing

Espiritus details

How to get Espiritus:

  • Must have completed the main story quest up until the “Shadowbringer” quest and have completed all the Return to Ivalice raids from Stormblood.
  • As a Summoner, complete the side quest chain beginning with “Hail to the Queen” in Kugane market.
  • Or (if this is not your first Resistance weapon) trade 4 Thavnairian Scalepowders to Zlatan and complete the quest “Resistance is (Not) Futile” as a Summoner.

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