FF15 Upgradeable weapons - Cid Sophiar, Master Mechanic

Final Fantasy XV has a set of unique weapons you can upgrade to a better version through the side quests in Hammerhead Outpost. In this guide, you will find the full list of weapons that can be upgraded, what the quest requirements are, which materials you’ll need and when you can start the weapon upgrades.

When you meet Cid in Hammerhead Outpost for the first time, finish the quest called “Cid Sophiar, Master Mechanic” and you will learn that he can modify mechanized weapons. From that point on, you can talk to him and upgrade the weapons from the list below.

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Engine Blade II

Quest: A Better Engine Blade
Starting weapon: Acquired from the start
Required Upgrade Material: Rusted Bit
Upgrading time: One quest/hunt

Engine Blade III

Quest: A Better Engine Blade II
Starting weapon: Engine Blade II
Required Upgrade Material: Glass Gemstone
Upgrading time: One quest/hunt

Ultima Blade

Quest: A Better Engine Blade III
Starting weapon: Engine Blade III
Required Upgrade Material: Sturdy Helixhorn
Upgrading time: Three quests/hunts

Drain Lance II

Quest: A Better Drain Lance
Starting weapon: Available in Final Battle of Chapter 1
Required Upgrade Material: Metal Scrap
Upgrading time: One quest/hunt

Drain Lance III

Quest: A Better Drain Lance II
Starting weapon: Drain Lance II
Required Upgrade Material: Coeurl Whiskers
Upgrading time: One quest/hunt

Absorb Shield II

Quest: A Better Absorb Shield
Starting weapon: Available from Tony in Cape Caem by trading Caem Carrots
Required Upgrade Material: Spiked Armor
Upgrading time: One quest/hunt

Auto Crossbow Plus

Quest: A Better Auto Crossbow
Starting weapon: Found inside Keycatrich Trench
Required Upgrade Material: Cactuar Needle
Upgrading time: Two quests/hunts

Bioblaster Plus

Quest: A Better Bioblaster
Starting weapon: Found outside of Keycatrich Trench
Required Upgrade Material: Dynamo
Upgrading time: Two quests/hunts

Circular Saw Plus

Quest: A Better Circular Saw
Starting weapon: Obtained in final Chapter 2 battle against Loqi
Required Upgrade Material: Sky Gemstone
Upgrading time: Two quests/hunts

Drillbreaker Plus

Quest: A Better Drillbreaker
Starting weapon: Found in Formouth Garrison
Required Upgrade Material: Magitek Core
Upgrading time: Two quests/hunts

Force Stealer II

Quest: A Better Force Stealer
Starting weapon: Available from Tony in Cape Caem by trading Caem Carrots
Required Upgrade Material: Monster Claw
Upgrading time: One quest/hunt

Noiseblaster Plus

Quest: A Better Noiseblaster
Starting weapon: Found in Fort Vaullerey
Required Upgrade Material: Magnetron
Upgrading time: Two quests/hunts

Plunderers II

Quest: A Better Pair of Plunderers
Starting weapon: Available from Tony in Cape Caem by trading Caem Carrots
Required Upgrade Material: Barbed Scythe
Upgrading time: One quest/hunt

Valiant II

Quest: A Better Valiant
Starting weapon: Available from Tony in Cape Caem by trading Caem Carrots
Required Upgrade Material: Earth Gemstone
Upgrading time: One quest/hunt

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3 COMMENTS

    JimmyZ

    Gravity well should be added to this list?

      ichigo

      it really should be yes!

    Trent

    Scroll down to Gravity Well : http://www.gosunoob.com/final-fantasy-xv/machinery-weapon-locations/ If you missed the Gravity Well during the mission, it is in the Aracheole Stronghold which is in the Kelbass Grasslands just a little south east of Lestallum
    A Better Gravity Well Quest : http://www.gosunoob.com/final-fantasy-xv/ffxv-better-gravity-well-quest/
    Hydraulic Cylinder Guide : http://www.gosunoob.com/final-fantasy-xv/ffxv-hydraulic-cylinder-locations/ The second one with the Spiracorn is the easiest to get.

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