Note: If you are not entirely sure how the spells work, you can use our Elemancy & Magic System Guide to make it easier.
Elemental Energy and Crafting IngredientsTo craft the spell you’ll need a single elemental energy. These elements can be gathered from the nodes found all around the map. Noctis is the only one that can extract them manually from the nodes. There are also elemental absorbing weapons that can provide small amounts of elemental energy gains during combat. It is quite possible that Gladiolus can also draw some of them from the surroundings using his survival skill, but we can’t confirm this yet.
Unlike elemental energy, to collect the ingredients you’ll have to do a bit more fighting. This is where you can find the most of the ingredients, but it is not the only way. More of them can be found at the vendors. This concerns specifically consumable items. Things like potions, elixirs, phoenix down can all be bought from the vendors. However, the ingredients, as well as the consumables, can be found in the open. On the ground, a bench, in some darker corner and so on.
Magic Spell Crafting Recipe CombinationsIn order to create the dominant, let’s say, fire spell, you don’t have to only put fire elemental energy. You can add lighting and ice to the recipe. But in the end, the amount of Fire energy must be dominant over the others. You need to have more Fire energy in the spell than Lighting or Ice to make it a fire spell.
There are also recipe combinations of two effects, let’s say blizzard and thunder. It happens once you combine Ice and Lighting with an elixir. The spell will explode as a Blizzard, and then once more as a Blizzard and Thunder.
|Unicast||Casts Fire, Blizzard, or Thunder||Ice + Fire + Lighting||–|
|Fire||Inflicts Fire-based elemental damage||Fire||–|
|Thunder||Inflicts electricity-based elemental damage||Lighting||–|
|Blizzard||Inflicts Ice-based elemental damage||Ice||–|
|Dualcast: Fire||Casts Fire up to two times||Fire||Hard Whiskers, Sheep Milk|
|Dualcast: Thunder||Casts Thunder up to two times||Lighting||Hard Whiskers|
|Dualcast: Blizzard||Casts Blizzard up to two times||Ice||Hard Whiskers, Sheep Milk|
|Dualcast: Blizzard-Thunder||Casts Blizzard, then Blizzard or Thunder at random||Ice + Lighting||Hard Whiskers, Sheep Milk|
|Tricast: Fire||Casts Fire up to three times||Fire||Phoenix Down, Elixir, Leiden Potato|
|Tricast: Thunder||Casts Thunder up to three times||Lighting||Phoenix Down, Elixir, Leiden Potato|
|Tricast: Blizzard||Casts Blizzard up to three times||Fire||Phoenix Down, Elixir, Leiden Potato|
|Tricast: Blizzard-Thunder||Casts Blizzard, then Blizzard and Thunder at random, up to two times||Ice + Lighting||Elixir|
|Healcast: Fire||Smites with Fire while healing the caster||Fire||Potion|
|Healcast: Thunder||Smites with Thunder while healing the caster||Lighting||Potion|
|Healcast: Blizzard||Smites with Blizzard while healing the caster||Ice||Potion|
|Venomcast: Fire||Casts Fire imbued with the power to poison||Fire||Scorpion Barb, Funguar|
|Venomcast: Thunder||Casts Thunder imbued with the power to poison||Lighting||Scorpion Barb, Funguar|
|Venomcast: Blizzard||Casts Blizzard imbued with the power to poison||Ice||Scorpion Barb, Funguar|
2# – Name of the needed catalysts
Potion, Phoenix Down, Elixir – Consumables bought from vendors, or found in the open.
Scorpion Barb – The pointed barb at the end of a stinger
Funguar – A chewy mushroom that grows on rocky terrain
Hard Whiskers – Taken from a mesmenir
Crafting Spell InformationThere are many ways you can help yourself and make the crafting system more enjoyable. The main method is to invest AP points into the Magic Ascension grid. This grid can help you absorb more energy from elemental deposits, enhance your energy absorption rate of elemental-absorbing weapons, enhance the magic of each party member, enhance potency when crafting spells. Magic ascension grid abilities give AP, EXP, extra spells when crafting.
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