BEST Items In FF16 [Consumables & Materials]

Learn everything there is about the best items in FF16 with my expert guide, ranging from the potions in the consumables to the rarest of crafting materials.

The FF16 Best items can be categorized under two different sections, the first of which is the potions and tonics in the consumables section, and then there’s the almost limitless amount of important crafting materials. It is imperative to understand each of these items in Final Fantasy, as knowing about each one can make all the difference, especially if you’re playing through your NG+ playthrough on the hardest difficulty. Each item, whether it’s a crafting material or consumable, has its own uses, benefits, and qualities.

Key Takeaways
  • The Best items in FF16 helps you gain benefits, whether they’re HP-restoring potions or rare crafting materials.
  • Potions such as High Potion, can greatly heal you, and Lionheart tonics can boost your Limit Break duration.
  • You can also use the Last Elixir as an ‘ace-up-the-sleeve’ against tough encounters or boss fights in FF16.
  • FF16 have 7 different consumables and 45 rare crafting materials which are needed to craft different gear pieces at the Blacksmith.
  • These include the highly valuable Orichalcum, Meteorite, and common material items such as Desert Roses.
  • Most of these materials can be found while completing high-rank Hunts, treasure chests, and buying from merchants.

The Best Consumable And Crafting Items In Final Fantasy 16

NAMEUSAGE/EFFECTSHOW TO GETBEST FOR
PotionInstantly restores 20% of the maximum HPFound within chests and bought from merchantsThe Best Early-Game Heal Option
High PotionInstantly restores 40% of maximum HPFound within chests and bought from merchantsThe Best Healing Item In FF16
Lionheart TonicGradually fills Limit Break gauge for 30 secondsBought from merchants and Charon's TollThe Best Item For Limit Break Charge
Strength TonicIncreases attack power by 10% for 60 secondsBought from merchants and Charon's TollThe Best Consumable For Attack Boost
Stoneskin TonicIncreases defense by 30% for 90 secondsBought from merchants and Charon's TollThe Best Consumable For Defense Boost
Last ElixirUpon KO, it automatically restores all HP, fills the limit gauge, and increases attack power by 10% as well as defense by 30% for 60 seconds.Can be purchased from merchants after completing the “Things Fall Apart”questThe Best Item For A Second Chance
ElixirInstantly restores all HPCan be purchased from merchants after completing the “Cid the Outlaw”questThe Highest Heal Value In FF16
OrichalcumUsed to craft endgame gear such as the Gotterdamarung swordFound via specific S-rank hunts and the "New Management 2" sidequestCrafting
Coeurl WhiskerUsed for crafting and upgrading the Hunter’s Waistcloth and Rune belt.Coeurl enemies as well as via the A-rank hunt:
Bygul
Crafting
ElectrumUsed for crafting the Drakeslayer’s BeltAcquired via defeating the B-rank Hunt of SverianCrafting
MeteoriteCore materials to craft and upgrade numerous types of gearFound via mini-bosses, and Hunts, and through treasure chests during exploration.Crafting
Grimalkin HideOne of the materials required to craft the Excalibur weaponC-rank Hunt: GrimalkinCrafting
ScarletiteRequired to craft the Drakeslayer gear and ExcaliburFound via specific A and B-rank hunts and the “Hot Water” sidequestCrafting
Whitewyrm BoneOne of the materials needed to craft the Diamond Armlets and Diamond SwordDefeat the White Dragon in the “Fire in The Sky” main story questCrafting
Desert RoseUsed in crafting and upgrading the Rune Crescents and Diamond armletsFound as a reward at Patron’s Whisper reward and exploring Dhalmekian DesertCrafting
Dragon TalonCore materials to craft and upgrade gear such as the Longsword and Platinum SwordDropped from Aevis-type enemies and through the B-rank Hunt: BelphegorCrafting

Consumable Items

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Consumable items (Image Captured by Us)
Important: You can increase the potency and storage of your consumable potions by completing the sidequests known as ‘The Root of the Problem’ and ‘Please Sir, Can I Have Some Morbal.’

You can start collecting and hoarding the most consumable items early on as Clive will be needing these in a large commodity in order to himself during battle. These consumables primarily include potions, tonics, and other tinctures, which can provide different benefits such as heals or even stat boosts. For now, let’s discuss each of the consumable items distinctively and what they provide to you in gameplay.

1. Potion

The Best Early-Game Heal Option.
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Potion (Image Captured by Us)
EFFECTS Instantly restores 20% of the maximum HP
HOW TO GET They can be found within chests while exploring the world as well as being purchasable via the merchants in settlements and towns.
PRICE 200 Gil
SELLING PRICE 100 Gil
  • Why I Chose This: Potions can be pretty helpful in your early playthrough as it provides 20% heal and can be stored for use in difficult battles.

Starting off, I have the regular potions that you will receive right from the opening stages of FF16 during the prologue. These restore 20 percent of HP but keep in mind that the effect can be enhanced if you manage to complete certain sidequests to increase the healing amount. Do not worry about running out of them, as they can be found fairly often, especially in the early stages when you party up with Cid or Jill.

Furthermore, this applies to both of the healing potions as far as I know, but if you have no more space to carry either one, upon collecting a potion during exploration will automatically use it on Clive, which is a pretty good feature to keep you topped up on health at all times.

  • Heals 20% HP, ideal for difficult battles.
  • Are restocked at checkpoints if you die.
  • Once consumed, need to be purchased.
  • Healing potential is pretty low.

2. High Potion

The Best Healing Item In FF16.
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High Potion (Image Captured by Us)
EFFECTS Instantly restores 40% of maximum HP.
HOW TO GET They can be found within chests while exploring the world as well as being purchasable via the merchants in settlements and towns.
PRICE 400 Gil
SELLING PRICE 200 Gil
  • Why I Chose This: High Potions are the best healing options in FF16 as they can be stored in excess amounts towards mid-to-late game and provide decent healing.

High potions work similarly to the normal ones I mentioned earlier, but the key difference is that you will be using them regularly towards the mid-to-end game sections of FF16 as they are the best healing items.

If you manage to increase the potency via the sidequests, then using these in critical situations will drastically restore your health, almost to the bare minimum from a low amount. Before setting off for the main story missions, which include their legacy dungeons, I would strongly recommend purchasing these high potions, especially if you’re in NG+ with the Final Fantasy difficulty.

  • High potions heal HP to a large extent.
  • The healing efficiency can be further increased using talismans.
  • Limited uses, need to be purchased.

3. Lionheart Tonic

The Best Item For Limit Break Charge.
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Lionheart Tonic (Image Captured by Us)
EFFECTS Gradually fills Limit Break gauge for 30 seconds
HOW TO GET Can be purchased from merchants as well as through Charon’s Toll at the Hideaway
PRICE 500 Gil
SELLING PRICE 250 Gil
  • Why I Chose This: Lionheart tonics gradually increases your Limit Break bar for 30s which is very useful as Limit Break increases all your stats and heals you.

The Lionheart tonics are quite possibly one of my favorite items in FF16 and the best consumable, in my honest opinion, as these can help you build up your Limit Break gauge easily. Limit Break is a special transformation for Clive (much like Dante from Devil May Cry 5‘s Devil Trigger) where he can enter a berserk-like state to deal bonus damage using his normal and special attacks as well as regenerate health too.

Just like the healing potions, the Lionheart tonic can be upgraded via the aforementioned side quests to increase its inventory amount and potency. Activating the tonic during major story boss fights can help you shift the battle in your favor, as Limit Break will help you take them down with ease with its increased damage state.

  • Gradually increases your limit break guage.
  • Can be used to turn the tide of battle very quickly.
  • The duration of the potion is considerably less.

4. Strength Tonic

The Best Consumable For Attack Boost.
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Strength Tonic (Image Captured by Us)
EFFECTS Increases attack power by 10% for 60 seconds
HOW TO GET Can be purchased from merchants as well as through Charon’s Toll at the Hideaway
PRICE 700 Gil
SELLING PRICE 350 Gil
  • Why I Chose This: These tonics provide percentage attack boost to every type of ability, essential for early-game encounters.

The Strength tonic increases your total attack power by 10%, and this consumable item’s effects can stack with the best accessories of FF16, such as Genji Gloves, which boost your attack by 5%. While it may not be noticeable at first, it can drastically improve your DPS against tough boss fights as well as against the challenging beasts in the Hunt activity.

  • Increases attack power, viable for early-game.
  • Provides boost for considerable duration.
  • 10% boost is pretty low, needs upgrade.
  • Does not provide any boost to stagger.

5. Stoneskin Tonic

The Best Consumable For Defense Boost.
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Stoneskin tonic (Image Captured by Us)
EFFECTS Increases defense by 30% for 90 seconds
HOW TO GET Can be purchased from merchants as well as through Charon’s Toll at the Hideaway
PRICE 600 Gil
SELLING PRICE 300 Gil
  • Why I Chose This: Stoneskin Tonic increases your defense for a long duration, very useful if you are still learning the basics of combat.

Next up is the Stoneskin tonic, which, just by the effects alone, is fantastic for players who are looking to tank incoming damage as much as possible. However, in my personal experience with Final Fantasy 16, you will heavily benefit from aggressively playing and using your Eikon abilities for combos instead of relying on a defense-stat-boosting potion.

So the best benefit to getting out of the Stoneskin Tonic would be to use it in the final phases of certain story boss battles or when they’re close to dying, as it will guarantee you don’t choke a defeat by boosting your defense to withstand the hard-hitting attacks easily.

  • Increases your defense, useful for tanking hits.
  • Has long duration, can be further increased.
  • Overly relying on it can be troublesome.
  • Dodging attacks instead provide better results.

6. Last Elixir

The Best Item For A Second Chance.
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Last Elixir (Image Captured by Us)
EFFECTS Upon KO, it automatically restores all HP, fills the limit gauge, and increases attack power by 10% as well as defense by 30% for 60 seconds.
HOW TO GET It can be purchased from merchants and through Charon’s Toll once you reach the main quest called “Things Fall Apart.”
PRICE 20000 Gil
SELLING PRICE It cannot be sold
  • Why I Chose This: Last Elixir grants you a second chance and provides boost to attack and defenses and also increases your limit break guage.

Much like the Phoenix Downs from past Final Fantasy titles, the Last Elixir essentially allows you to revive yourself with the only condition that you can only carry only one of these with Clive and, of course, can only then be used once per battle. While these certainly can be useful against the endgame boss battles which you might struggle with, I didn’t find myself relying on them unless I was close to beating my opponent.

The price to purchase it is pretty hefty, but you shouldn’t have a problem with that since, towards the end of FF16, you will have so much Gil that you’ll wonder where to spend it all since aren’t any expensive items or gear in the in-game economy to purchase after all.

  • Revives you with full health after KO’ed.
  • Additionaly provides 10% limit break, atk power and 30% def.
  • Extremely rare item and high price.
  • Can only be used once per battle.

7. Elixir

The Highest Heal Value In FF16.
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Elixir (Image Captured by Us)
EFFECTS Instantly restores all HP
HOW TO GET It can be purchased from merchants and through Charon’s Toll once you reach the main quest called “Cid the Outlaw.
PRICE 10000 Gil
SELLING PRICE 5000 Gil
  • Why I Chose This: Elixirs helps you in end-game encounters as it heals you to full HP.

The last of the consumables include the Elixir, and while it is the potion that can grant you full heals, I didn’t see much benefit in using it as the normal or High potions proved more than enough capable of nursing me back to 60 or 70 percent HP. It is worth noting that merchants across Valisthea will stock the Elixirs once you have reached the “Cid the Outlaw” main questline in the plot.

  • Heals you to full health, helpful for escaping pinch.
  • Can be very useful in end-game encounters.
  • Are very rare and expensive to buy.
  • Only available after reaching a certain milestone in story.

Best Crafting Items & Components

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Crafting materials and components (Image Captured by Us)

There are a ton of valuable crafting components and materials which also fall in line with the overall items category of FF16 and having the knowledge about the best ones, in this case, can highly benefit you so that you would know which crafting recipes are the important ones. These were hand-picked after my 70+ hours of experience (PSN: Liontamer55460) with the game.

I have compiled a list of the best material and crafting items in Final Fantasy 16 in the table below:

MATERIAL USAGE HOW TO GET
Orichalcum Used to craft endgame gear such as the Gotterdamarung, Ouroboros, and the Sons of Ouroboros Can be acquired by defeating the following S-rank hunts:

  • Atlas
  • Svarog
  • Gorgimera
  • Behemoth King

Also can be obtained after completing the “New Management 2” Side Quest

Coeurl Whisker Used for crafting and upgrading the Hunter’s Waistcloth and Rune belt. It can be obtained by defeating the Coeurl enemies as well as via the A-rank hunt:

  • Bygul
Electrum Used for crafting the Drakeslayer’s Belt Acquired via defeating the B-rank Hunt of Sverian 
Meteorite It is used to craft a multitude of the Best Weapons in FF16 as well reinforcing gear at the blacksmith. It can be found in various ways, such as defeating enemies, mini-bosses, and Hunts, as well as through treasure chests during exploration.
Grimalkin Hide One of the materials needed to craft the Excalibur weapon. The reward for defeating the C-rank Hunt of Grimalkin
Scarletite One of the materials needed to craft the 

  • Drakslayer’s Belt
  • Drakeslayer’s Bracelets
  • Excalibur
It can be obtained by completing the following Hunts:

  • Dozmare (B-rank)
  • Fastitocalon (A-rank)
  • The Ten of Clubs (A-rank)
  • Holy Trumpitour (A-rank)

It can also be found by completing the “Hot Water” sidequest.

Whitewyrm Bone One of the materials needed to craft the Diamond Armlets and Diamond Sword It can be obtained by defeating the White Dragon in the “Fire in The Sky” main story quest
Desert Rose Used in crafting and upgrading the Rune Crescents and Diamond armlets The reward for reaching 410 Renown at the Patron’s Whisper.

It can also be found whilst exploring the Dhamlmekian region’s desert, as well as bought from Charon’s Toll and other merchants.

Dragon Talon Used as one of the materials in crafting and upgrading the following gear pieces:

  • Drakslayer’s Belt
  • Drakeslayer’s Bracelets
  • Steel Crowns
  • Rune Crescents
  • Longsword
  • Platinum Sword
It can be dropped from the following enemies:

  • Imperial War Aevis
  • Imperial Dragon Aevis
  • Dragon Aevis
  • Elite War Aevis

It can also be acquired by completing the B-rank hunt of Belphegor.

My Thoughts On Best Items

Most of these items are used for upgrading swords, and you can acquire many of them by progressing the story. The only useful items for me in FF16 were the Potions,  Elixers, and Lionheart Tonics. Health and Limit Break gauge are the fundamentals of FF16’s gameplay, and you’d want both of these bars full at all times.

This concludes my guide to the FF16 best items as well as how to obtain them. While on the subject of these items, I reckon you’ll also enjoy checking the Wind Shard guide, as it is also an integral crafting material. Furthermore, since I discussed the hunts of where to obtain most of these materials, I would strongly encourage checking out the guides to the Knight Of The Splendent Heart as well as Sekhret.

Final Fantasy 16 goes above and beyond as an Action RPG, whether it’s the high-octane Action battle system or the riveting political warfare storytelling. You can learn all about it in detail with the Review of FF16. But for now, if you have any further questions about the guide, then please let me know in the comments down below for any queries or extra information. As always, eXputer wishes you luck in exploring the rich lands of Valisthea!

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