FF16 Gotterdammerung: How To Craft The Best Weapon

Guide to unlocking and crafting Gotterdammerung, the rarest and most powerful weapon in Final Fantasy 16, through Blackthorne's sidequests.

Gotterdammerung is by far the best weapon in FF16, outshining every other weapon type in the game. However, getting your hands on it isn’t as easy as you think, as you need to perform several tasks before getting it.

Key Takeaways
  • In Final Fantasy 16, the Gotterdammerung is a powerful weapon symbolizing the twilight of the gods. It boasts impressive stats, with 375 Attack and 375 Stagger.
  • To craft the Gotterdammerung, you need to complete Blackthorne’s chain of sidequests, including Blacksmith’s Blues 4, to unlock the crafting recipe.
  • The required crafting materials are as follows:
    1. Three Orichalcum (from quests like Breaker of Worlds, Across the Narrow, and Defeating the Behemoth King).
    2. Two Darksteel (obtained by defeating The Grim Reaper during the Usher to the Underworld quest).
    3. One Primitive Battlehorn (acquired by defeating the Gobermouch notorious mark in Eistla in Ash).
  • Once you’ve gathered all these materials, you can craft the Gotterdammerung at the Blacksmith in The Hideaway. This achievement will earn you the Half Past Twilight trophy.

What Is Gotterdammerung?

It has the best stats with 375 Attack and 375 Stagger, making it the most potent weapon in FF16. With this God-slaying sword, you can easily tackle the worst sceneries in Final Fantasy 16, be it the end of the world or the final bosses you’ll have to encounter.

Gotterdammerung Stats

Type Weapon
Rarity Level 5
Attack 375
Stagger 375

How To Unlock Gotterdammerung Crafting Recipe?

To get Gotterdammerung, you must first have the weapon’s crafting recipe. After completing the last quest in Blackthorne’s chain of sidequests, Blacksmith’s Blues 4, you’ll get this recipe. Moreover, when you complete all four Blacksmith Blues Side Quests, you’ll be awarded Ragnarok, the most vital element to craft the Gotterdammerung. Once you have both, you can go for the material required for crafting it.

Finishing Blacksmith’s Blues 4 Quests

Blacksmith’s Blues from august
Blacksmith’s Blues from August [Image Credits: eXputer]
  • Blacksmith’s Blues 1, the first quest in the chain, is offered by August. It is given in Main Quest #35: Here Be Monsters. It begins in The Hideaway by speaking to August about it. 
  • For Blacksmith Blues 2, you need to head back to the Hideaway and check the letter About Blackthorne when you have ended the Letting Off Steam III Main Quest mission. The missive is penned by August.
  • To begin the Blacksmith Blues 3, you must complete Like Father, Like Daughter, and return to Hideaway. You must speak to August to start Part 3 of the Side Quest.

Blacksmith Blues 4 Walkthrough

Blacksmith Blues 4 will unlock after you initiate the main quest, “Across The Narrow,” and finish the preceding Blacksmith Blues quest. Head to the Hideout and find August, who will brief Clive about the escalating Aether flood situation at Dravozd. Once you accept the quest, use the fast-travel feature to go to the obelisk in Dravozd that you discovered on a previous visit.

Akashic monsters
Akashic monsters [Image Credits: eXputer]
Upon reaching Dravozd, engage in a conversation with August, which will prompt Blackthorne to join. Meanwhile, your role as Clive is to confront the Akashic monsters that are plaguing the region.

  1. Wave One: Big Horn and Dogs
    • Prepare for the battle against a Big Horn and a group of dogs.
    • Prioritize defeating the Big Horn while your companion handles the dogs.
    • Conserve super moves for subsequent waves.
  2. Wave Two: Leg Eaters and Scorpions
    • Face Leg Eaters and Scorpions in the Second Wave.
    • Use Area of Effect (AOE) abilities for maximum damage and to charge your limit break.
  3. Wave Three: Akashic Griffin
    • Encounter the Akashic Griffin with attack patterns similar to a previous quest.
    • Target its stagger bar, stay close, and avoid swift attacks.
    • Save your limit break for the final wave.
  4. Final Wave: Canyon Chimera
    • Face the Canyon Chimera, similar to the Gorgimera.
    • Be prepared for multi-stage AOE attacks and keep Phoenix Shift available.
    • Maintain a safe distance during extended combo attacks and unleash your Limit Break after depleting its stagger bar.

Rewards

Completing all of them unlocks the FF16 Gotterdammerung Design Draft. It means you can craft the Gotterdammerung at the Blacksmith later in FF16. The first material, “Ragnarok,” will also be awarded. However, you must gather the remaining materials before crafting this sword.

Getting All Gotterdammerung Material

After completing these quests, the materials to craft Gotterdammerung won’t be available as freebies to you. You still have to work and kill many enemies to get them. The material needs to craft Gotterdammergun includes three Orichalcum, two Darksteel, and a Primitive Battlehorn. You’ll get them through some late-game activities.

You’ll get Orichalcum drops from S Rank Notorious Marks. All the locations of the Orichalcum are mentioned below.

1. Orichalcum From Breaker of Worlds Quest 

The S-Rank monster, Atlas
The S-Rank monster, Atlas [Image Credits: eXputer]
The Breaker of Worlds quest in Final Fantasy 16 sends players on a hunt for the S-Rank monster, Atlas. This challenging hunt is located in the Rosarian Ruins, specifically in the deserted village of Cressida, which is nestled on the eastern side of the region. You can reach it most efficiently via either Martha’s Rest or Eastpool, though the latter generally has fewer enemies to contend with.

Important: Upon Atlas’s defeat, players receive several rewards including 17250 EXP, 120 AP, 20000 Gil, 50 Renown, 1x Fallen Iron, and, notably, the useful 1x Orichalcum.

2. Orichalcum From Across the Narrow Quest

Gorgimera
Gorgimera [Image Credits: eXputer]
The Tricephalic Terror in FF16. To find Gorgimera, use fast travel to teleport to the Velkroy Desert Obelisk, heading south until you encounter the fearsome foe basking in the heat.

Important: Victory over the Tricephalic Terror rewards you with 15,000 XP, 120 Ability Points, 20,000 Gil, 50 Renown, and a crucial component for crafting the FF16 Gotterdammerung Sword – Orichalcum.

3. Orichalcum From Behemoth King

Behemoth King
Behemoth King [Image Credits: eXputer]
To find the Behemoth King, head to the Vidargraes region in Waloed after picking up the mark from the hideaway. The location is slightly southwest of the Vidargraes Obelisk.

Important: Victory over the Behemoth King brings you 20,000 XP, 200 Ability Points, 20,000 Gil, and 55 Renown. Most importantly, you’ll gain an Orichalcum.

4. Darksteel From Usher to the Underworld 

Thanatos
Thanatos [Image Credits: eXputer]
To find Thanatos, proceed to the Brotherhood’s main quest, then head to the hideaway. Nektar will guide you to the creature’s dwelling in Titan’s Wake, Dhalemkia.

Important: Defeating Thanatos earns you 10350 XP, 110 Ability Points, 22950 Gil, and 45 Renown, as well as the valuable Darksteel.

5. Darksteel From The Grim Reaper

Prince of Death
Prince of Death [Image Credits: eXputer]
To challenge the Prince of Death, visit the hideaway and prepare for battle, stocking up on healing items and beneficial buffs. Next, fast travel to Northreach in Sanbreque. Venture north out of the city, then west to Cape Orsiere, where the grim figure awaits on a hill.

Important: Overcoming the Prince of Death rewards players with 8000 XP, 100 Ability Points, 15000 Gil, 45 Renown, and the crucial Darksteel.

6. Primitive Battlehorn

Gobermouch
Gobermouch [Image Credits: eXputer]
The final ingredient of the recipe is a Primitive Battlehorn. For this, you have to defeat the Gobermouch notorious mark. You can fight this monster on top of the building the South of the Maudlin Mason in the town of Eistla in Ash. It’s found after completing the main scenario quest, The Last King.

Crafting Gotterdammerung At Blacksmith

Once you have everything needed to craft the sword, return to the Blacksmith in The Hideaway. Here, pick the crafting list and choose Gotterdammerung. This will unlock the Half Past Twilight trophy. Now the Gotterdammerung is crafted. 

This brings me to the end of the FF16’s Gotterdammerung Guide. For further information about the game, you can look up useful guides such as Final Fantasy 16: All Eikons, How To Beat Benedikta, and Final Fantasy 16 Characters.

My Opinion On The Gotterdamarung Sword

My FF16 Hours

After playing through Final Fantasy 16 twice, with almost 53 hours (PSN: ELiTExNoGuns), I can safely say that grinding for the Gotterdammerung was absolutely worth it. It is the second-best sword in Final Fantasy 16 and is actually the only choice of weapon you’re left with in New Game Plus.

The Ultima weapon cannot be crafted until almost the end game of Ng+, which was a huge bummer for me and almost ruined my motivation for a second run. However, the Gotterdammerung helped me destroy the toughest bosses in New Game Plus and helped me achieve the Platinum Trophy.

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Haris Umer is a Guides Writer on eXputer who can be seen torturing himself by playing FromSoftware’s offering of Souls games. He speaks about games with overwhelming passion, which readers can spot in his guides. Haris has been avidly playing video games for 15+ years now. You can learn more about his gaming experience through his PSN and Steam profiles.

Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelors In Medicine And Surgery.

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