List of Upgradable Weapons | FFXV

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This is a page for the upgradable weapons in Final Fantasy XV. Read on for a list of all the upgradable weapons, how to get the items required, and more!

List of Upgradable Weapons

As you progress through the game and obtain weapons, you will notice that some of the weapons have a yellow "+" sign on the icon next to their name. This means that the weapon can be upgraded by giving them to Cid together with the item that he requires.

These Upgrade sidequests will start appearing after you complete Chapter 1 and show Cid an upgradable weapon.

After giving Cid the weapon and the required item, you might need to do some quests or hunts and then sleep (either on camps or lodgings) to pass the time that he needs.

Trading Caem Carrots for Upgradable Weapons

Four of these upgradable weapons are obtained by trading 4 Caem Carrots to Tony during and after Chapter 8. These weapons are Force Stealer, Plunderers, Valiant, and Absorb Shield.

Carrot trade

Engine Blade

Upgrade requirements Result
Engine Blade
Rusted Bit
Engine Blade II

Engine Blade is the sword that Noctis is equipped with at the beginning of the game.

Rusted Bits are common treasure items found on the ground in different areas.

Engine Blade II

Upgrade requirements Result
Engine Blade II
Glass Gemstone
Engine Blade III

You can get the Engine Blade II by upgrading the Engine Blade.

Glass Gemstones are also found on the ground on different areas but are a little rarer than Rusted Bits.

Engine Blade III

Upgrade requirements Result
Engine Blade III
Sturdy Helixhorn
Ultima Blade

Engine Blade III is obtained by upgrading the Engine Blade II.

Sturdy Helixhorns are much harder to obtain than the first components of engine blade upgrades. Duplicorns have a chance to drop them when you break their appendage, which is their horns.

Duplicorns are encountered during The Last Spiracorns hunt which is located can be taken at Old Lestallum in Cleigne. You can also encounter Duplicorns during the Scrap It Now! hunt, but this hunt only becomes available at Hunter Rank 7.

Ultima Blade

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Ultima Blade
  • Attack: 364
  • MP: +40
  • Magic: +30
Description
The ultimate sword crafted with Insomnian technology. It absorbs the elemental powers of defeated foes.

Force Stealer

Upgrade requirements Result
Force Stealer
Monster Claw
Force Stealer II

Force Stealer is one of the four weapons that you can obtain by trading 4 Caem Carrots to Tony after completing Chapter 8. The weapon obtained is random so you can just save before trading then reload if you did not get your desired weapon.

Monster Claw is a drop from Bandersnatch. You can find a Bandersnatch guarding the Royal Tomb in Malmalam Thicket in Cleigne. Another is also encountered during the Malmalam Mirage hunt taken at Old Lestallum in Cleigne.

Force Stealer II

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Force Stealer II
  • Attack: 463
  • HP: +308
  • MP: +11
Description
An upgraded version of a unique greatsword crafter with Insomnian technology. It absorbs the elemental powers of defeated foes.

Drain Lance

Upgrade requirements Result
Drain Lance
Metal Scrap
Drain Lance II

Drain Lance is obtained during one of the storyline quests in Chapter 1.

Metal Scaps are also common treasure items found on the ground in different areas.

Drain Lance II

Upgrade requirements Result
Drain Lance II
Coeurl Whiskers
Drain Lance III

Drain Lance II can be obtained by upgrading the Drain Lance.

Coeurl Whiskers are dropped by Coeurls which are encountered in various places such as Keycatrich Ruins, Kelbass Grasslands, and Taelpar Rest Area.

Drain Lance III

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Drain Lance III
  • Attack: 195
  • MP: +11
Description
The most powerful version of a unique polearm crafted with Insomnian technology. It absorbs the elemental powers of defeated foes.

Plunderers

Upgrade requirements Result
Plunderers
Barbed Scythe
Plunderers II

Plunderers are one of the four weapons that you can obtain by trading 4 Caem Carrots to Tony after completing Chapter 8. The weapon obtained is random so you can just save before trading then reload if you did not get your desired weapon.

Barbed Scythes are dropped by Killer Wasps which are encountered in areas like The Vesperpool and Rock of Ravatogh.

Plunderers II

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Plunderers II
  • Attack: 183
  • MP: +15
  • Magic: +30
Description
An upgraded pair of unique daggers crafted with Insomnian technology. They absorb the elemental powers of defeated foes.

Valiant

Upgrade requirements Result
Valiant
Earth Gemstone
Valiant II

Valiant is one of the four weapons that you can obtain by trading 4 Caem Carrots to Tony after completing Chapter 8. The weapon obtained is random so you can just save before trading then reload if you did not get your desired weapon.

Earth Gemstones are treasure items found on the ground in different areas.

Valiant II

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Valiant II
  • Attack: 200
  • MP: +14
  • Spirit: +21
Description
An upgraded version of a unique firearm crafted with Insomnian technology. It absorbs the elemental powes of defeated foes.

Absorb Shield

Upgrade requirements Result
Absorb Shield
Spiked Armor
Absorb Shield II

Absorb Shield is one of the four weapons that you can obtain by trading 4 Caem Carrots to Tony after completing Chapter 8. The weapon obtained is random so you can just save before trading then reload if you did not get your desired weapon.

Spiked Armors are dropped by Skarnbulletes which are encountered in the Hammer the Cannibals taken at Cauthess Rest Area.

Absorb Shield II

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Absorb Shield II
  • Attack: 167
  • MP: +15
  • Vitality: +38
  • Shot Resistance: +12%
Description
An upgraded version of a unique shield crafted with Insomnian technology. It absorbs the elemental powers of defeated foes.

Auto Crossbow

Upgrade requirements Result
Auto Crossbow
Cactuar Needle
Auto Crossbow Plus

Auto Crossbow can be found inside the Keycatrich Trench.

Cactuar Needles are difficult to obtain as finding Cactuars or Slactuars is not easy in the first place. They can be found in areas such as Longwythe Peak, Alstor Slough, and The Vesperpool at morning. They can also be encountered on Timed Quests.

Auto Crossbow Plus

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Auto Crossbow Plus
  • Attack: 323
  • HP: +18
  • Shot Resistance: +22%
Description
Upgraded machinery and unleashes a powerful shock wave against foes and fires a barrage of crossbow bolts.

Bioblaster

Upgrade requirements Result
Bioblaster
Dynamo
Bioblaster Plus

Bioblaster is found near the entrance of Keycatrich Dungeon.

You can obtain a Dynamo from a treasure spot near the entrance of Greyshire Glacial Grotto.

Bioblaster Plus

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Bioblaster Plus
  • Attack: 339
Description
Upgraded machinery that unleashes a powerful shock wave against foes and disperses a poisonous mist.

Circular Saw

Upgrade requirements Result
Circular Saw
Sky Gemstone
Circular Saw Plus

You can obtain the Circular Saw after defeating MA-X Cuirass in Chapter 2.

Sky Gemstone is a reward from A Feline Feast sidequest which becomes available after completing the prerequisite sidequest Kitty Catering in Galdin Quay and reaching the end of Chapter 8.

Circular Saw Plus

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Circular Saw Plus
  • Attack: 356
  • Vitality: +21
  • Shot Resistance: +12%
Description
Upgraded machinery that unleashes a powerful shock wave against foes and inflicts repeated damage with spinning blades.

Gravity Well

Upgrade requirements Result
Gravity Well
Hydraulic Cylinder
Gravity Well Plus

The Gravity Well is found inside Aracheole Stronghold.

A Hydraulic Cylinder can be found in the circuit breaker puzzle in Zegnautus Keep during Chapter 13. MA-X Patria from Imperial Dropships might also drop this item after you defeat them.

Gravity Well Plus

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Gravity Well Plus
  • Attack: 374
  • Magic: +18
Description
Upgraded machinery that unleashes a powerful shock wave against foes and pulls them in with a gravity sphere.

Noiseblaster

Upgrade requirements Result
Noiseblaster
Magnetron
Noiseblaster Plus

The Noiseblaster is found inside Fort Vaullerey.

You can obtain a Magnetron in an armory inside Zegnautus Keep on Noctis's route during Chapter 13.

Noiseblaster Plus

Image Info
Noiseblaster Plus
  • Attack: 397
  • Spirit: +23
Description
Upgraded machinery that unleashes a powerful shock wave against foes and emits a pummeling sonic wave over a wide area.

Drillbreaker

Upgrade requirements Result
Drillbreaker
Magitek Core
Drillbreaker Plus

The Drillbreaker is found inside Formouth Garrison.

Luckily, a Magnetron is dropped by MA-X Dux which is also fought in Formouth Garrison.

Drillbreaker Plus

Image Info
Drillbreaker Plus
  • Attack: 432
  • HP: +12
  • Vitality: +13
  • Shot Resistance: +13%
Description
Upgraded machinery that unleashes a powerful shock wave against foes and inflicts repeated damage with piercing drills.

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