Weapon Upgrade Guide (weapon & blue magic quest)

 

Level One:
Weapons Monthly, April Edition (No. 4)

Squall's "Shear Trigger"

Magazine Required: Weapons Monthly, April Edition (No. 4)
Items Required: Screw (x4); Steel Pipe (x1)

Where to get magazine: Squall's Dorm room after graduation
Where to get Screws: Geezard (G-Area), GIM47N
Where to get Steel Pipe:
- Mug a Wendigo
- defeat GIM47N (level 20-29)
- Card Mod a Elastoid card (level 5 monster card).

Where to find Wendigo: Galbadia- Great Plains of Galbadia [outside Deling City]; Dollet- Hasberry Plains
Where to find GIM47N: Desert Prison Tower, Missile Base, FH, Esthar City
Where to find Elastoid card: Defeat Elastoid in the Centra Excavation Site (2nd Dream) area.
Where to find Elastoid: Laguna's scenarios

Note that while on Galbadia, you might want to try to get a Dragon Fang from a Grendel in Timber Forest.

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Rinoa's "Valkyrie" (1 Shear Feather, 1 Magic Stone/M-Stone Piece)

Where to get Shear Feather: Win from Thrustaevis or refine from Thrustaevis Card
Where to find Thrustaevis: Galbadia- Grassland (outside Timber)
Where to find Thrustaevis Card: Little Girl in Timber

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Quistis "Ultra Waves" (Blue Magic) & Zell's "Maverick":

2 Spider Webs needed.

Where to get Spider Web :
Win after battle from Caterchipillar.
Mug from Caterchipillar.
Card Mod Caterchipillar.

Where to find Caterchipillar: Balamb Forest, Grandidi Forest
Where to get Caterchipillar Card: Defeat a Caterchipillar in Balamb Forest in battle; guy in white shirt in Timber.

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What to use Spider Web for:

Teaches Ultra Waves for Quistis's limit break.
Used to remodel Quistis's weapon Chain Whip (1 needed) and Zell's Maverick (1 needed).
Refines into 20 Slows (Time Mag-RF).
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Level Two:
Weapons Monthly, May Edition

Squall's "Cutting Trigger"

Magazine Required: Weapons Monthly, May Edition
Items Required: Screw (x8); Mesmerize Blade (x1)


Where to get magazine: Sewers in Deling City
Where to get Screws: Geezard (G-Area), GIM47N
Where to get Mesmerize Blade:
- Win after battle from Mesmerize (level 20 or above)
- Mug from Mesmerize (level 20 or above)
- Card Mod (refine) from Mesmerize card {level 2 monster card}.

Where to find Mesmerize: Trabia Snowfield
Where to get a Mesmerize card: Defeat a Mesmerize in Trabia Snowfields in battle
Note that you should get 2 Mesmerize Blades, because you need the second one for Rinoa's Level 4 Weapon ("Cardinal").
   Mesmerize

Mesmerize
Mesmerize
Card

 

Rinoa's Rising Sun (1 Saw Blade)

Magazine Required: Weapons Monthly, June Edition (No. 6)

Level Five:

Quistis Blue Magic:

Blue magic desired: "Degenerator"
Learned from Black Hole

Where to get Black Hole:
(You can not buy this item.)
- Win after battle from Gesper (level 20 or above) or from Wendigo.
- Mug from Gesper.
- Card Mod (refine) the Gesper card (level 1 monster card) into 1 Black Hole.
- Card Mod (refine) the Diablos card (level 9 G.F. card) to get 100 Black Holes.
  Gesper
Where to find Gesper: Lunatic Pandory Laboratory; Laguna's Scenarios # 2, 3, 4, or 5
Where to get Gesper card: should be in your first seven cards (if you got them in Balamb Garden); guy in white shirt in Timber
Where to find Wendigo: Timber - Obel Lake Forest; Galbadia - Great Plains of Galbadia [outside Deling]; Galbadia - D-District Prison; Dollet- Hasberry Plains
Where to get Diablos card: Defeat a Diablos after summoning him from the Magic Lamp item.
  
 Wendigo

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What to use Black Hole for:
- Teaches Degenerator for Quistis's limit break.
- Refines into 30 Demis (Time Mag-RF).
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Desired Card List:

If you want to get the items needed for weapon upgrades primarily from Cards, use this list when playing cards.

- Adamantoise (x6) - Bomb [1 Bomb Fragment] - Caterchipillar (x2)
- Elastoid
- Gesper
- Mesmerize (x2)
- Thrustaevis
- T-Rexaur (x6) [3 Dino Bones]
- Torama (5 Torama Cards = 1 Life Ring)

 

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| Betrayal Blade: Mug Blitz or defeat level 1 - 19 Forbiddens.        |
|                 Modify Forbidden cards (1 for 1)                    |
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| Bomb Fragment: Mug or defeat Bombs.                                 |
|                Modify Bomb cards (1 for 1)                          |
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| Chef's Knife: Mug or defeat Tonberries.                             |
|               Modify Tonberry cards (1 for 1)                       |
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| Cockatrice Pinion: Mug or defeat Cockatrices at levels 20 - 100.
		Find Cockatrice's in forest outside Timber            |
|                    Modify Cockatrice cards (1 for 1)                |
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| Dino Bone: Mug or defeat T-Rexaurs.                                 |
|            Modify Armadodo cards (1 for 1)                          |
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| Dragon Fin: Mug or defeat Grendels.                                 |
|             Modify Grendel cards (1 for 1)                          |
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| Dragon Skin: Defeat Anacondaurs at levels 30 - 100.                 |
|              Card modifying is not possible.                        |
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| Dynamo Stone: Defeat Blitz at levels 30 - 100.                      |
|               Modify Blitz cards (1 for 1)                          |
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| Fish Fin: Mug or defeat Fastitocalon-Fs.                            |
|           Card modifying is not possible.                           |
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| Fury Fragment: Mug Blue Dragons.                                    |
|                Modify Blue Dragon cards (4 for 1)                   |
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| Inferno Fang: Mug Ruby Dragons.                                     |
|               Modify Ruby Dragon cards (10 for 1)                   |
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| Life Ring: Mug Lefty or defeat levels 30 - 100 Turtapods.           |
|            Modify Torama cards (5 Torama Cards for 1)               |
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| Magic Stone: Mug or defeat Bite Bugs at levels 20 - 29              |
|              Modify Buel cards (1 for 1)                            |
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| Mesmerize Blade: Mug or defeat Mesmerizes at any level.             |
|                  Modify Mesmerize cards (1 for 1)                   |
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| M-Stone Piece: Mug or defeat Bite Bugs at levels 1 - 19             |
|                Modify Bite Bug cards (1 for 1)                      |
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| Ochu Tentacle: Mug or defeat Ochus.                                 |
|                Modify Ochu cards (1 for 1)                          |
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| Red Fang: Mug Chimeras or Hexadragons.                              |
|           Modify Hexadragon cards (3 for 1)                         |
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| Saw Blade: Mug or defeat Belhelmels.                                |
|            Modify Belhelmel cards (1 for 1)                         |
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| Screw: Mug or defeat Geezards at any level.                         |
|        Modify Geezard cards (1 for 5)                               |
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| Sharp Spike: Mug or defeat Grand Mantis.                            |
|              Modify Grand Mantis cards (1 for 1)                    |
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| Shear Feather: Mug Thrustaevis at levels 1 - 29.                    |
|                Modify Thrustaevis cards (1 for 1)                   |
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| Spider Web: Mug or defeat Caterchipillars.                          |
|             Modify Caterchipillar cards (1 for 1)                   |
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| Star Fragment: Mug Iron Giants.                                     |
|                Modify Iron Giant cards (3 for 1)                    |
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| Steel Orb: Defeat Wendigoes at any level.                           |
|            Modify Wendigo cards (1 for 1)                           |
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| Steel Pipe: Mug Wendigoes at any level.                             |
|             Modify Elastoid cards (1 for 1)                         |
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| Turtle Shell: Mug or defeat Armadodoes at levels 30 - 100.          |
|               Modify Adamantoise cards (3 for 1)                    |
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Squall's Weapons

Revolver: 6 Magic Stone Pieces, 2 Screws
Shear Trigger: 1 Steel Pipe, 4 Screws
Cutting Trigger: 1 Mesmerize Blade, 8 Screws
Flame Saber: 1 Betrayal Blade, 1 Turtle Shell, 4 Screws
Twin Lance: 1 Dino Bone, 2 Red Fangs, 12 Screws
Punishment: 1 Chef's Knife, 2 Star Fragments, 1 Turtle Shell, 8 Screws
Lion Heart: I get so much mail about this weapon! Here's the method --

1 Adamantine: Adamantoises found on Long Horn Island, north-west of
Dollet drop it occasionally. They ONLY appear on the
shores of Long Horn Island.
4 Dragon Fangs: Blue Dragons on the Island Closest to Hell (western
-most island on Galbadian continent) drop it.
12 Pulse Ammo: Elnoyles found in Esthar Capital, after Lunar Cry event
drop Energy Crystals at levels 40 and above. They're
extremely rare, but you can pin-point their locations
using the map of Esthar I've drawn up in Disc Three
(event 3.14) of the 'Walkthrough' section. It's marked
with an 'E'.
Use Ifrit's 'Refine Ammo' menu ability to refine 10
Pulse Ammo from 1 Energy Crystal.

I recommend you get Lion Heart in Disc Three, after receiving the
Ragnarok. Getting it any earlier than that might prove difficult,
even though it's still possible to do so; you'll simply have to play
a lot of Card Battles to get the required raw materials.